Obtenez votre premier livre audio gratuitement

Watchers

Auteur(s): Dean Koontz
Narrateur(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Durée: 16 h et 31 min
Catégories: Littérature, Horreur
4.5 out of 5 stars (130 évaluations)

CDN$ 14,95 par mois; les 30 premiers jours sont gratuits. Annulable en tout temps.

Description

Nominee for the 2019 Audie Award for Best Male Narrator

A “superior thriller” (Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz - nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods.

That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

©1986, 2018 Dean Koontz (P)2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

Moyenne des évaluations de clients

Au global

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    98
  • 4 étoiles
    25
  • 3 étoiles
    6
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    98
  • 4 étoiles
    20
  • 3 étoiles
    3
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0

Histoire

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    91
  • 4 étoiles
    20
  • 3 étoiles
    6
  • 2 étoiles
    4
  • 1 étoile
    0
Trier :
  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

Good

I loved the story but it was too slow paced for me.
the idea behind the story is great!

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Book

My wife and I love audio books while driving. this was a great one. captivating and fun story

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

This book was excellent - Great story - Loved it - Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Odd start but well worth the listen

Originally I did not think I was going to get far into this story. The begin was violent in my mind and I could not see where it was going. I now understand why it was needed in the beginning. Brilliant!! Dean it was a rip roaring rattling good story. Sad I am done reading it yet I don’t think I could take anymore suspense.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

winner

I just always loved this story, so it's really nice when someone reads it too you. It really puts you in alot of other characters shoes.

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

its ookay

The story is slow for what I'm use to listing to. Its not scary! good for teens

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

Just OK for me

I found the first part of the story intriguing and had me hooked however was struggling towards the end and lost its mystery and interest for me. Although I'm sure the book is some readers fav story it was just OK. Well narrated.

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

enjoyable tale

I enjoyed this one! I'm not an avid Koontz reader, and I didn't enjoy the last one of his I tried, but I liked this one.

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars

Strange and odd

This was my first exposure to Dean Koontz. The story is well written but the context was a bit too out their for me. Experiments gone array, communicating dogs, fog monsters. Well written but not my thing.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Overall excellence

A unique, atypical love story with a favourable hero and some interesting twists throughout. The author includes many messages that serve as a reminder of daily life values. The narrator's engaging delivery makes for an excellent listen and a difficult book to step away from. Can't forget the Geriatric James Bond!

Trier :
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-08-31

A stunning masterpiece that leaves you with hope.

I don't normally write reviews but this story has left me awestruck. Dean Koontz's greatest work in my opinion. At the end you will be left with a great hope for the world and a realization of the power of connections made with others, be it humans, dogs, or any other form of life capable of love.

179 personnes sur 187 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspect
  • 2018-07-14

Absolutely splendid. A 'tail waging' worthy tale indeed.

In a 2003 interview, DK said, "Watchers is the best book I've ever written...it's my finest hour." And I wholeheartedly agree. Watchers is a true masterpiece of fiction. There's no doubt that this novel will continue to stand the test of time.

Eduardo Ballerini's performance is, quite simply, beautiful. Whether the characters are human, monsters, animals, or NSA agents, the life and depth of emotion he brings out in them is unparalleled.
MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

75 personnes sur 78 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Leigh
  • 2018-07-25

The Best of Koontz

Koontz is my favorite. I have read many of his works and this is, by far, the best of them. The book is 30 years old, but this is my first introduction to it. The story stands the test of time with themes of love and friendship. On a deeper level, Koontz addresses the morality of genetic testing, the power of the individual versus the government, and the meaning of life. I cried at the end simply because it was over.

95 personnes sur 100 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tango Trouble
  • 2018-08-23

Such a wonderful story!

Just a beautiful story of love and loyalty, in all it’s two and four legged varieties. I can see why people say this is Koontz’s best work. Be warned- it’s going to give you major dog fever :)

45 personnes sur 47 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-09-24

Spectacular

This is an amazing book with a great narrator. Absolutely fantastic! A must buy. You can't be disappointed.

37 personnes sur 39 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • deb
  • 2018-10-11

kept me awake all night,

loved this book to pieces. Will listen to it many more times to come.
At times I am so cynical in regards to our human race, especially when it comes to the cruelty people are capable of inflicting on animals, that it's difficult to believe we might ever rise above some of the more base aspects of our nature. While I was listening to this story, it was as if my heart was being relieved for a time of that knowledge. The novel actually shines as a ray of hope for what we might become.
And, it was just a damn awesome story!
kudos Mr. Koonz

23 personnes sur 24 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Karen R Moore
  • 2018-06-03

Best yet

Been listening to Dean Koontz’s books for awhile & just discovered this one—totally wonderful!
Thanks Mr. Koontz~

30 personnes sur 33 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Margaret G
  • 2018-09-27

Wonderful Book!!

I stayed on the edge of my seat and caught myself holding my breath with excitement!

10 personnes sur 11 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-09-23

Great book

This book is heartfelt, sweet and smart. The narrator was good but not excellent, thus the 4 star overall rating. If you are a dog lover, this book will enthrall and move you. Enjoy!

21 personnes sur 24 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nic
  • 2018-09-22

A FABULOUS listen!

This was a fantastic book!! I would find excuses to go exercise or take the long way home just to keep listening...Edoardo Ballerini is an excellent narrator! I will look forward to listening to more books narrated by him.

10 personnes sur 11 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente