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The Vision by Dean Koontz

The Vision (original 1977; edition 2012)

by Dean Koontz, Dan John Miller (Reader)

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Title:The Vision
Authors:Dean Koontz
Other authors:Dan John Miller (Reader)
Info:Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged (2012), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
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The Vision by Dean Koontz (1977)

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Pretty good book with a surprise twist at the end. I guessed it as a possibility just because it was unexpected but it was still a good storyline. Sometimes the protagonist got on my nerves and the couple banter bordered on realistic much of the time. Not the best, fairly mediocre, but still attention-grabbing and worth a read if you have it laying around. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
Piston of lovemaking was something awesome! ( )
  wrongwayhome | Mar 30, 2013 |
An obvious plot and cardboard characters. The only thing good enough was that I wanted to see this train wreck end. ( )
  markg80 | Jun 16, 2011 |
This was a quick and easy read, and a real page turner in some places. It dates to fairly early in Koontz's career (Nov 1977) so the prose is less elaborate than in his later works. I mention this only as a matter of style. The characters in the book, even minor ones, are well drawn.

I found it a good take on the life of a true clairvoyant. It is a thriller involving a serial killer and a woman who seems psychically connected to him as she has visions of his crimes many hours and frequently days before they happen. Although Mary, the clairvoyant, has had visions since childhood and has helped police with the investigation of many crimes in the past, her degree of connection to the murders at present has apparently never been so strong and vivid. There isn't much of a mystery to it as the "bad guy" seems pretty obvious from very early in the story, despite Koontz's attempts to throw the reader bits to make him question that.

A few parts of the book didn't seem as good as the rest with the result that the book ends up as just an average read, although for the most part, an enjoyable one. ( )
  RBeffa | Apr 18, 2011 |
Not one of Koontz's best works. I had the killer figured out half-way through, the protagonist was kind of a woos, and the writing was so-so. His dialogue, in particular, was pretty weak. I was ready to give this 3 stars until the end. Just bad. Knocked it down to 2 1/2 stars. Even for Koontz fans (which I am), you can skip this one. ( )
  monica67 | Mar 19, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425098605, Mass Market Paperback)

With more than 200 million copies of his novels sold, Dean Koontz is an undisputed master. And in The Vision, he once again displays the talent that led the Chicago Sun-Times to call him "brilliant"--and the San Diego Union-Tribune to praise his "always riveting" writing and his "wonderfully fiendish" plots.

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Mary Bergen's remarkable clairvoyance averts innumerable tragedies for other people and eventually reveals that a psychopathic killer is intimately associated with her own future.

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