Breathless

  • by Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Cummings
  • 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Grady Adams lives a simple, solitary life deep in the Colorado mountains. Here the 35-year-old carpenter works out of a converted barn, crafting exquisite one-of-a-kind furniture. There's little about this strong yet gentle man to suggest the experiences that have alienated him from the contemporary world. But that is about to change.

One day, while hiking, Grady spots a pair of stunningly beautiful furred animals unlike anything he's ever seen. They flee the instant they detect his presence, but the mystery of that brief encounter remains. In the days ahead, Grady will approach the creatures again, gaining their trust but coming no closer to solving their mystery. For this he enlists the help of an old friend, veterinarian Camellia "Cammy" Rivers, who, in turn, is stunned - and enchanted - by Grady's new "pets." But while Grady and Cammy carefully observe these enigmatic animals for clues to their origin, they, too, are being watched.

Soon Grady's home and hundreds of square miles of surrounding wilderness will be placed under quarantine by Homeland Security. And Grady, Cammy, and the two creatures they've come to feel they must protect at all costs find themselves virtual prisoners - and the unwilling focus of an army of biologists, naturalists, and research scientists. But it's a stunning event no one could have foreseen that convinces Grady and Cammy to do the unthinkable: to escape with the two creatures on a riveting race for freedom.

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What the Critics Say

"Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition." (USA Today)
"Koontz is at the top of his game...both a great storyteller and a novelist of ideas...one of the most important novelists writing today." (National Review)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Disappointing

I Like DK normally, I find his novels fast paced, intelligent, gripping and above all, I have a good time immersed in his stories. Breathless is a departure from this formula. Like the other reviewer, it took me quite a while to discover this book was pointless, and when I did, it was very disappointing.

If you are a traditional DK fan, you may not get on with this book, if you are on holiday and dont really care, give it a go.
Cheers.
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- Edward

Breathless Cheek !

Dreadful, but with the clever technique of switching storylines with each chapter it took me some time to realise that I didn't care and was bored silly.
Avoid, if you take my advice, or waste your time and money if you don't care to.
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- Patrick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-11-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio