Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas

Audiobook CD - 2003
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Random House, Inc.
“The dead don't talk. I don't know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd’s otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different.

A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15.

Today is August 14.

In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares—and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.

From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
Over the course of two days, Odd Thomas, his soulmate Stormy Llewellyn, and an assortment of allies make their way through a dark, terrifying world in which past and present, and life and death collide as they try to avert a cataclysm.

& Taylor

Over the course of two shattering days, Odd Thomas, his soulmate Stormy Llewellyn, and an oddball assortment of allies make their way through a dark, terrifying, and labyrinthine world in which past and present, fate and destiny, and life and death collide as they risk everything to avert a threatening cataclysm. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Random House, [2003]
Copyright Date: ℗2003
ISBN: 9780739301760
Branch Call Number: CD BOOK FIC Koontz, D 200.1 2003
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 09, 2015

I discovered Odd by randomly picking out a CD audio book at my local library. This character has now become one of my favourite. The characters laid back view of his adventures and life around him is amusingly described in cleaver offhanded comments. Do not miss the author's amusing writing style while focussing too much on the story.

wth52 Sep 22, 2013

I love this character and this series. Long live Odd.

Jun 02, 2010

Have read First book of series 5-2010


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