The House of Thunder

  • by Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by Laural Merlington, Mel Foster
  • 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a cavern called The House of Thunder, Susan Thornton watched in terror as her lover died a brutal death in a college hazing. And in the following four years, the four young men who participated in that grim fraternity rite likewise died violently. Or did they?Twelve years later, Susan wakes in a hospital bed. Apparently involved in a fatal accident, she is suffering from amnesia. She does't remember who she is or why she is there. All she knows is that her convalescence is unfolding into a fearful nightmare - and that the faces that surround her, pretending loving care, are those of the four men involved in that murder years ago.Have the dead come back to life? Or has Susan plunged into the abyss of madness? With the help of her neuro-surgeon, Susan desperately clings to her sanity while fighting to uncover who or what could be stalking her.

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What the Critics Say

"The reading duo of Merlington and Foster is smooth together. First, they lull you into an almost peaceful state of mind, then they lower the boom - sending chills up your spine." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Gripping

I have just listened to this a second time. I was hooked again. I fell in love with the character (and voice) of Dr McGee and I thought the interplay between him and Susan Thorton was excellent. There is a great twist at the end.
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- Dave

Absolutely AWFUL performance!

Would you try another book written by Dean Koontz or narrated by Laural Merlington and Mel Foster ?

Absolutely NOT!


What didn’t you like about Laural Merlington and Mel Foster ’s performance?

First of all, having two people narrating in this way does not work. The male voice narrating a line of dialogue, followed by a female voice saying 'he said' sounds ridiculous. Laural Merlington made the 31 year old Susan Thornton sound like a whiny teenager. Mel Foster seemed to be doing an impression of The Count from Sesame Street for his first character.


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- Wayne Storton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio