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If our memories make us who we are, who is a man without any? Nameless has only a gun, missions from a shadowy agency, and one dead aim: dispense justice when the law fails. As he moves from town to town, driven by splintered visions of the past and future, he's headed toward the ultimate confrontation in this propulsive series of short thrillers by number one New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz. With narration by Edoardo Ballerini.

©2019 The Koontz Living Trust (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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So So

Being a fan on Dean Koontz novels, I never bothered to read reviews of this book before adding it to my library. Once 'into it', I did feel that the pace was not what I have learnt to expect from one of his novels. It is set out more like a bunch of small stories, but with some of the issues transferring to next case. It wasn't until the last one that I was beginning to think I was listening to a plot normally set out by Mr. Koontz.

This was a free 'editor's pick' for the month thus I stuck it out to the end. Had I actually paid for it I would have requested a refund at least before listening to 1/4 of it. If you are new to Dean Koontz writing style, I would suggest you skip by this novel and purchase one of the many others he has out there. A first time listener could be very disappointed and thus decide not to give him another try. Doing so would leave you missing out on some very intense thriller mysteries, with a little of the super natural thrown in. Just one avid listener's opinion, of course!

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Finally another decent editor pick

I felt the last few editor picks were not great but this one was alright, never read anything by dean koontz before.

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  • Max
  • 2021-05-13

Fit for an airport gift shop

This was my first time reading (listening to?) Koontz, and I feel kind of let down. Awkward metaphors, clumsy paragraphs, lacklustre story. Not sure if this is a hot take or not, but I don't think Koontz is a very good writer! A competent performance by the narrator, though. At least it was free...

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Too Dark to Enjoy

The narration was spectacular and I like the main character quite a bit, but I find the story is simply too dark to really enjoy. Lots of the stories included stuff about kids. And I mean a lot of stuff... dark, violent stuff... involving kids... It really felt like it crossed a line.

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Twisted

I'm not sure I would consider the author to babysit my children. He has a dark and twisted imagination. As short stories go, Nameless will help you pass the time...and have nightmares. If people being evil, and devoid of humanity, is your thing, you will probably enjoy these stories...I, however, will bid farewell to this series.

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GREAT.

loved it from start to ending.could not shut off once I began to listen thank you.

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Seriously?

The idea and story COULD have been great. It started off in that direction BUT.......Nameless (allegedly the good guy) degenerates into someone no better than his adversaries. I'm all for justice and I know that sometimes we have to go outside of the system to achieve it but there's a reason behind the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment for a reason. If we torture the bad guys because they're so bad, we're just as reprehensible as they are. It should be more of a putting down a rabid dog kind of scenario.

I'm starting to get irritated with the sound of this narrator's voice. Koontz uses him pretty much exclusively so maybe it's just overload and I need to take a break from Koontz to regain perspective. Having said that, it's definitely light years better than the voice of Koontz himself. I've only heard Koontz's voice once but I actually (not even kidding) winced. Poor man. His voice is so awful that one would be forced to conclude that he traded his voice in exchange for literary talent and success......with the devil. I genuinely feel sorry for him because I'm betting he was bullied for it as a child.

I'll probably give the second book a try to see if Nameless gets back to properly representing the side of might and right (after a short break to dampen my irritation with the narrator)but if there's no progress, I'm out.

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solid story with appropriate performances

While I'm not really into murder mysteries and things of that kind, Koontz tends to put an interesting twist on things, keeping me interested. Dark and intriguing, is generally how I describe this and many of his tails.

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Enjoyed listening to this audible novel

I will continue with this series. I enjoyed the storyline and the main character. The narrator did a great job.

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Can't go wrong with Koontz!

Love the premise. I sometimes think we need a nameless in this world.. I look forward to the next installment.

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  • ladyelizabethann
  • 2020-02-11

Couldn't Stop Listening!!

Another great hit by Dean Koontz. Loved the tight story lines, the subtle homage to mid 20th century books, films, and televison shows, and this wonderful nameless character that is part Jack Reacher and part Johnny Smith from the Dead Zone.

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  • Chevelle
  • 2019-11-20

Suga

I was very happy with this story. Loved it. Will be looking for more in the future. I've always loved Dean Koontz books.

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  • Areana S
  • 2019-11-25

Koontz is finally back!!!

This was a whole new level of plot twist and it was great. That “female vigilante character who abandons her son and fights the world” series had me lose faith in Koontz’s ability to make a likable protagonist, and there was some weird jazz book that I just couldn’t stomach. It is so wonderful to have the familiar writings back. I am all for one exploring new ways of writing but to abandon devoted readers on ones quest is not just foolhardy but dangerous.
For those of you who loved all his former books I assure you, despite how “different” this one feels at first, you will NOT be disappointed.
This book ends perfectly where he can weave this character into other books, or even go back and fully explore any one of the “tales” touched on in this book. Even if he never uses this character again it would be fine because the ending did not leave one wanting.
Enjoy

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  • Michael
  • 2020-06-14

Torture x 6, really?

Not my favorite Koontz. I generally love Koontz for his interesting characters, family-of-choice dynamics, good dogs, good prose, good vocabulary, and stories that are interesting and make sense. Unfortunately. occasionally Koontz goes off the right-wing deep end. This is a series of shorts where bad guys get tortured to death for their crimes by a Nameless guy, who has chosen to remember no past, and a secretive organization with unlimited resources, who dispense "justice" when the law does not find guilt. The vigilantes are really pretty sure they are not mistaken, and spend a loads of money to torture the bad guys in really clever ways - what fun?

This is 6 short stories (so you hear the "protagonists" memory loss back story over and over again).

OK I have searched all my Koontz reviews....and this is the worst Koontz there is. This is a bit like finding an author you have respected is actually a real total, no holds barred, racist, and it is embarrassing you every said you liked anything that guy had ever written. So, is Koontz really totally losing it (at 80 which is excusable)? Or is he publishing "stuff" he once knew was totally reprehensible to make some money off it before he loses it completely (I guess also excusable)? When I just googled him it said he just sold his primo Newport Beach place today.

Anyway, re-read ANY KOONTZ and avoid this one unless you just want to throw an old guy a bone.
You can also throw him a bone by reading his best:
Demon Seed, Odd, Moonlight Bay, Intensity,

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  • Jerry
  • 2020-01-11

Thank you Dean & Edoardo

This is one of the best things I have read in months!
I have read most (sorry Mr. Koontz) but not all of your books and these “short stories” will be in the top 5.
PLEASE tell me there will be more.

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  • Elkie
  • 2020-01-27

great story I really liked it

I really enjoyed the stories here. I would recommend this book for all. Well written.

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  • Henry T.
  • 2020-02-23

excellent series of short stories.

dramatic and short. exciting series. part spy novel part murder mystery. the last book wraps up everything nicely.

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  • George
  • 2019-12-01

Dean Koontz is a master.

Koontz weaves another tale of mystery and a man working to save others. If you're a fan off Odd Thomas or The Good Guy you'll enjoy this just as much.

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  • ryudrew
  • 2020-03-19

Did it again Dean...

Great story and performance. I just got done with Jane Hawk and Nameless is an awesome follow up.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-03-13

Dean Koontz has done it again!

Great storylines. Loved these books and can't wait for more. I'm hoping these were just the appetizer.

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