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Frankenstein: Lost Souls by Dean Koontz

Frankenstein: Lost Souls (edition 2010)

by Dean Koontz (Author), Christopher Lane (Reader)

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Title:Frankenstein: Lost Souls
Authors:Dean Koontz (Author)
Other authors:Christopher Lane (Reader)
Info:Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged (2010), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
Collections:Read but unowned, 2013
Tags:ACLS, Fiction, Audio, Monsters, Horror, Series, Frankenstein, Mad Scientists, Serial Killers, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein*

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Lost Souls by Dean Koontz


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This must continue into the fifth book as there are so many storylines going on. Multiple bad guys. Many good guy stories and some I'm not sure about. The FBI agent, Bryce and Travis and lastly Nummy and Conway Lyss. And not forgetting the setting which is different from the first three books. ( )
  jamesreid | Dec 4, 2016 |
The fourth book in Mr. Koontz’s Frankenstein trilogy. And yes I know what I just wrote. It was my understanding (and it wouldn't be the first time I was wrong) these books were introduced as a trilogy, but it seems it is a series of two trilogies … before Victor and after Victor.

Victor Helios … aka the clone of Victor Frankenstein is busy carrying out the work of his predecessor, repopulating the world with perfect half flesh/half machine superhumans. Our usual cast of characters are out to stop him. Another good installment for fans of the series.

Question to anyone out there reading this series and particularly this book … is it just my imagination or does Jocko bear a striking resemblence to a certain house elf in the infamous HP series??
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  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
This felt like a completely different story and I really wish the author had stopped with book three. Book four had too many characters to follow and the ones we already knew from the previous books lead totally different lives.

I'm really not wanted to continue with book five but I cannot help myself. On some level, I am hoping that the last book redeems the fourth. Otherwise, this rating will likely be (lowered after the fact). It may seem unfair to rate a book by the quality of its sequel but this book cannot carry itself on its own. ( )
  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
The war against Victor Frankenstein/Helios' New Race/Community continues...in Montana.

Vivid and lush scenery are depicted throughout this tale allowing immersion into different settings.

Varied and entertaining characters present their own intertwined tales which all potentially will come to a head and maybe even intersect in the upcoming war. This tale is all about discovery and preparation for the upcoming way. Some are characters from previous tales which we have grown to love and continue to develop, while others are new and intriguing.

The narrative is both mysterious and action packed with humor interspersed.

Overall, a fun read! ( )
  catya77 | Nov 16, 2013 |
Unfortunately, both Lost Souls and Dead Town are actually a bit redundant. After the first three excellent books, originally intended to be a trilogy, Koontz decided to write a second trilogy to continue the adventures of Deucalion and his battle against Victor Frankenstein.

Koontz never made it that far. Both the fourth and fifth book aren't bad. Actually, they are still enjoyable but the story has lost it's pacing and thrill. A new threat is introduced with the clone of Victor, who continued his plan to wipe out humanity with some minor variations, only to be stopped (again) by Deucalion and the two (now former) homicide detectives Carson and Michael.

Even Koontz himself must've realised that he was copying a great story but that it was the same story he'd already written. The planned sixth book never got written and the series wraps up with Dead Town.

Like i said, it's not that it's a bad story. There's still enough to enjoy but it's not enough to recommend both this book and it's sequel. Read the first three books and then stop. There are lot of better books out there. A lot of those are even written by Koontz, it's just that Lost Souls and Dead Town aren't among those. ( )
  Randomcybrarian | Sep 21, 2013 |
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Lost Souls continues the saga of the seemingly unkillable Victor Frankenstein, now a megalomaniac bent on—what else?—world domination, via wiping humanity off the globe, from a few years after where the trilogy Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein left it. Since the blowup (literally: Katrina was raging) in New Orleans in which Victor and his replicant New Race went down for good, Erika Five, the last and most independent version of Frankenstein’s “wife,” has settled outside a Montana town, happily laying low. Then, shopping in town, she sees what could only be Victor. It is, and it isn’t, as she later figures out. Meanwhile, a new bunch of replicants starts replacing their human prototypes and launches a mass termination of the rest of the populace. Fortunately, Deucalion, as Frankenstein’s original creation is now known, is on to the plot. He brings the detective couple from New Orleans, who are now married, new parents, and PIs in San Francisco, into the action, which races to a climax that doesn’t quite conclude in this book. Obviously enjoying himself, Koontz does his dance of grisly suspense, wry dialogue, sharp characterization, outlandish but charming (and well-integrated) comic relief, and cultural criticism more adroitly than almost ever before.
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“Koontz does his dance of . . . suspense, wry dialogue, sharp characterization . . . charming (and well-integrated) comic relief, and cultural criticism more adroitly than almost ever before.”
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Set in Rainbow Falls, Mont., Koontz's goofy, grisly fourth riff on the Frankenstein theme (after Dead and Alive) finds Victor--previously presumed dead but apparently as easily resurrected as cinematic incarnations of his monster--perfecting his "New Race" of humanoid replicants. As affectless pod-person lookalikes gradually replace the town's citizens, the task of saving humanity from Victor and his megalomaniacal plans to "destroy the soul of the world" fall once again to husband-and-wife detectives Michael and Carson Maddison; Victor's soulsearching original monster, Deucalion; and a host of local yokels who provide both sympathy and comic relief. That the "good guys" are instantly recognizable by their abundant compassion, generosity, and sense of humor and the "bad guys" by their fussbudget fastidiousness and dedication to efficient extermination of inferior humans helps lay the foundation for the humanitarian homilies that punctuate the narrative.
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz raises the stakes—and the suspense—taking his Frankenstein saga to a dynamic new level with the riveting story of a small town under siege, where good and evil, destruction and creation, converge as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.


The war against humanity has begun. In the dead hours of the night, a stranger enters the home of the mayor of Rainbow Falls, Montana. The stranger is in the vanguard of a wave of intruders who will invade other homes . . . offices . . . every local institution, assuming the identities and the lives of those they have been engineered to replace. Before the sun rises, the town will be under full assault, the opening objective in the new Victor Frankenstein’s trajectory of ultimate destruction. Deucalion—Victor’s first, haunted creation—saw his maker die in New Orleans two years earlier. Yet an unshakable intuition tells him that Victor lives—and is at work again. Within hours Deucalion will come together with his old allies, detectives Carson O’Connor and Michael Maddison, Victor’s engineered wife, Erika Five, and her companion Jocko to confront new peril. Others will gather around them. But this time Victor has a mysterious, powerful new backer, and he and his army are more formidable, their means and intentions infinitely more deadly, than ever before.
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Two years after they saw him die, the man they knew as Victor Helios lives on. Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison; Victor's engineered wife, Erika 5, and her companion Jocko; and the original Victor's first creation, the tormented Deucalion, have all arrived at a small Montana town where their old alliance will be renewed--and tested--by forces from within and without, and where the dangers they face will eclipse any they have yet encountered.… (more)

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