Innocence : Innocence

  • by Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • Series: Innocence
  • 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.
She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found.
But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.
In Innocence, number-one New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with listeners forever.


What the Critics Say

"Laced with fantastical mysticism, it’s an allegory of nonviolence, acceptance and love in the face of adversity. . . . The narrative is intense, with an old-fashioned ominousness and artistically crafted descriptions. . . . An optimistic and unexpected conclusion [mirrors] his theme. Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz’s imagination. Enjoy." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"Entrancing . . . as speedy a chase-thriller as any Koontz . . . has ever constructed. Written in Koontz’ late mellifluent and reflective manner . . . [ Innocence is] fueled by deep disgust with the world’s evils [and] hope for redemption" ( Booklist, starred review)
"[An] imaginative, mystical thriller from bestseller Koontz . . . This is the most satisfying Koontz standalone in a while" ( Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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What did you like most about Innocence?

Everything - the story, characters, story and the performance by the narrator. Excellent book highly recommend!

What did you like best about this story?

Again everything

What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

Infinitely listenable ( not sure that's a real word but he so is!)

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I could not put it down - totally compelling

Any additional comments?

Warning - don't start listening until you have 11 hrs and 9 minutes straight to listen - I have done nothing else since I first pressed play! If you only download one book for christmas treat yourself to this one - inspired tale!

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- Pauline

Well that was painful...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. I didn't like it. I just couldn't get into it. I started it five times and it bored me. The sixth time I figured I should give it a chance but I will never get those hours back.

What could Dean Koontz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

There is nothing in the book that could've been changed I just should have read a different book

How could the performance have been better?

It was boring

If this book were a film would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

I am actually a Dean Koontz fan and have listened to almost all of his books, this one I really didn't like though.

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- jennycola

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio