Book Reviews of Dark Rivers of the Heart

Dark Rivers of the Heart
Dark Rivers of the Heart
Author: Dean Koontz
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ISBN-13: 9780679436669
ISBN-10: 0679436669
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
I have read several of Dean Kootnz's books and this to me is one of if not his best. I enjoyed it from start to finish. It may make you rethink some of your opinions of our Government. At the end of the book in a section named Afterward, Mr Kootnz gives details on happenings mentioned in the story, it in it's self is enlightening, especially about the Asset Forfiture Laws and our (beloved?) Congress. Also a short mention of the Branch Davidian event and the fiasco at Ruby Ridge with the Weaver family.
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Helpful Score: 3
Spencer Grant is on the run from a nameless,violent government agency. His goal is to keep away from his pursuers long enough to find the woman he met the night before,who appears to be their real target.With his dog,Rocky, Spencer leads the killers on a frustrating chase.
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Helpful Score: 3
Big Brother! This book is thought provoking and kept my interest. Nothing else needed.
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Helpful Score: 2
It is difficult to imagine a reader who won't be hooked by this thriller about goverment power run amok and a man and woman on the run from the madman who wields that power. Unrelenting excitement, truly memorable characters, and ample food for thought.
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Helpful Score: 1
Edge of your seat thriller. I could hardly put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a terrific story!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my first Dean Koontz. I liked the story though it does not seem plausible, it was well written enough to keep you in the story. I used to live in both Santa Monica and Las Vegas, that also added to my entertainment. I would recommend this book for a good action story, with a likeable characters. It was easy to read and I will probably read more of his books in the future.
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Helpful Score: 1
Spencer Grant is on the run from a nameless, violent government agency. His goal is to keep away from his pursuers long enough to find the woman he met the night before, who appears to be their real target. Spencer has no idea why they want to kill Valerie Keene, but his brief acquaintance with her has convinced him that the killers have no good reason for wanting her dead. With his game but fearful dog, Rocky, Spencer leads the killers on a frustrating chase. By the end of the story, Spencer must confront his own personal demons as well as the bizarre sociopathic agent leading the hunt. The government's activities-especially the incredible surveillance techniques that Koontz, in an afterword, claims are currently being used-help create an atmosphere of intense paranoia and fear. This superb suspense novel will surely delight the author's many fans.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a hooker...thriller about government power run amoke and a man and woman on the run from the madnman who weilds that power.Once I started reading I couldn't put it down.A engrossing thriller,packed with action,thrills, with black, dry humor and clever.arelentless cat andd mouse chase never letting up on intensity.
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Spencer Grant is on the run from a nameless, violent government agency. His goal is to keep away from his pursuers long enough to find the woman he met the night before, who appears to be their real target. Spencer has no idea why they want to kill Valerie Keene, but his brief acquaintance with her has convinced him that the killers have no good reason for wanting her dead. With his game but fearful dog, Rocky, Spencer leads the killers on a frustrating chase. By the end of the story, Spencer must confront his own personal demons as well as the bizarre sociopathic agent leading the hunt. The government's activities-especially the incredible surveillance techniques that Koontz, in an afterword, claims are currently being used-help create an atmosphere of intense paranoia and fear. This superb suspense novel will surely delight the author's many fans.
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Excellent Read!
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Typical Dean Koontz book with same type of characters. But I still love his writing.
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Spencer Grant is on the run from a nameless, violent government agency. His goal is to keep away from his pursuers long enough to find the woman he met the night before, who appears to be their real target. Spencer has no idea why they want to kill Valerie Keene, but his brief acquaintance with her has convinced him that the killers have no good reason for wanting her dead. With his game but fearful dog, Rocky, Spencer leads the killers on a frustrating chase. By the end of the story, Spencer must confront his own personal demons as well as the bizarre sociopathic agent leading the hunt. The government's activities-especially the incredible surveillance techniques that Koontz, in an afterword, claims are currently being used-help create an atmosphere of intense paranoia and fear. This superb suspense novel will surely delight the author's many fans.
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Really creepy. Sends chills down the spine to think is this possible?
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One of his better recent books... I really liked this one. Charachters were compelling...
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Entertaining and exciting read.
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I did not find this book exciting, entertaining, and thoughtful as did The Denver Post. I found it too long and drawn out. It was too discriptive. Wish I would have spent my time reading something else.
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This book starts out very good and had many twists and turns to keep me fascinated. But then the length started taking its toll and hurting the story line I couldn't wait to finish it so I could put it back on the bookshelf. Then when I finally did finish the book I was totally unsatisfied by the ending.
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Not as good as some other Koontz novels, but still a page-turner
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Now this IS a good one...couldn't put this one down!
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Great and thrilling read! Koontz at his best!
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a great read, new york times best seller. great action, good read!
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As always with Dean Koontz it is a heart stopper. With a ton of suspense and great characters. He is one of my favorite authors by far.
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One of his best!
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Scary Koontz!
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There is a fresh suprise on almost every page. This is a thriller about government power run amok and a man and woman on the run from the madman who wields that power.
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I liked it. Kept my interest.
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I'm a big fan of Dean Koontz. I loved this book as much as all his others!
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Thriller, government agents on the wrong side, don't know who to trust.
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Dean Koontz is my favorite author. This was a good one.
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One of Koontz better books that remains mostly in this world.
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Dark Rivers of the Heart....Do you dare step through the red door?
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A thriller about government power run amok and a man and woman on the run from the madman who wields that power. Unrelenting excitement, memorable characters and food for thought.
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Praise for DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART
"A humdinger of a chase novel [that] explodes with all the giddy excitement of a half-dozen James Cameron pictures. DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART deserves to go to No. 1 on the bestseller list."
--Entertainment Weekly
"A fresh surprise on virtually every page . . . and a pyrotechnic denouement full of marvelous mayhem."
--The Washington Post
"Mr. Koontz has succeeded where many genre writers have failed: He has switched gears . . . and written a believable high-tech thriller."
--The New York Times
"As usual, Koontz's writing is flawless: clean, clear exposition, colorful description, precise narration, and realistic dialogue. DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART is exciting, entertaining, and thoughtful."
--The Denver Post
"It is difficult to imagine a reader who won't be hooked by this thriller about government power run amok and a man and woman on the run from the madman who wields that power. Unrelenting excitement, truly memorable characters, and ample food for thought."
--Kirkus Reviews
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I think this is one of Dean Koontz's BEST books! I learned a lot, he did some serious research in writing this one! I've read it at least three times! GREAT read!
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I can't even remember books like this after I read them. I think this one has giant lasers shot from space in it. Probably a genetically altered super smart dog, too. Probably all the same crap that's in every Koontz novel. It's enjoyable, but...