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Watchers
Watchers
Author: Dean R. Koontz
ISBN-13: 9780425107461
ISBN-10: 0425107469
Publication Date: 4/1/1988
Pages: 483
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 293 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I absolutely love this book, from the minute that I realized the dog was smarter than average...

Once again, Dean Koontz amazes me with his wit and his promising outlook on life.

Don't watch movie! The book is sooo much better.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of Koontz's greatest novels. I can't even count how many times I've reread this book over again. It makes you wish so hard you had a dog like Einstein that you'd read the book again just to make the dog come alive for the duration of the story! My favorite part is when the dog starts to reveal his intelligence to Travis, the main (human) character, and Travis struggles to believe what he's seeing rather than attributing it to wishful thinking. It's a wonderful story!
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Helpful Score: 2
I was given this book by a friend who highly recommended it. I had never read anything by Koontz before and really didn't see myself liking anything he'd write, but I was a dead wrong.

The Einstein dog character's relationship with Travis is humorous and endearing at the same time. Koontz does a great job of making the Einstein character come out of the page, as if he were real.

I highly recommend this book. I think you'll enjoy it regardless of what genre of books you typically enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 2
I absolutely love this book and have read it many times. This is not the typical Dean Koontz book, but is a loving and unusual story about a dog with extraordinary abilities and the bad guys trying to catch him to use him for evil. It was made into a movie, bjut I think the book is much better than the movie.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of my all time favorite Koontz books!
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Terrifying novel of a laboratory experiment gone awry.......
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Awesome book. The hero Einstein is so much fun!!!
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A unique outlook on the possibilities of science.
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Einstein the dog was so funny. A very fast, suspenseful story.
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This is one of my favorite Koontz books...I loved the dogs.
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This is one of my favorite Koontz books...I love the dogs
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from a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. one is a mangificent dog of astonishing intelligence. the other, a hybrid monster or a brutally violent nature. and both are on the loose... bestselling author Dean Koontz presents his most terrifying, dramatic and moving novel: The explosive story of a man and a woman, caught in a relentless storm of mankind's darkest creation...
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this is an older Koontz....one of the best......unputdownable!
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scarey and bizzare
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This one was great!!
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This book it about a genetically altered dog who is extramly smart and the monster who is after him.
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Very good book and a great movie was made from it.
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One of Koontz's earlier books that sticks with you. Yeah, Einstein.
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One of his best yet. This book made me cry and laugh and have a gambit of emotions in between. It keeps you on the edge of your seat!!
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Intense all the way!
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This was the very first Dean Koontz book I ever read. I was hooked from the start, great story line, he writes with such lighthearted yet, facsinating style.His love for dogs makes his story even more interesting because he actually captures the mind of the animals.Any true Koontz fan will not be dissappointed with this book.
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Watchers was the first Dean Koontz book I read. I have now read it at least five times and my appetite for his books is insatiable.
The structure, characters, plot and interactions keep you on the edge of your chair and you may forget to eat and sleep while reading it.
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I love this book!
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Loved this book..The dog is amazing. So is the writer for making me think that.lol
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Backcover: From a top-secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose.
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In my humble opinion, this is the best novel Dean Koontz ever wrote. I enjoyed so much I went out and bought a hard cover copy after reading the paperback. If you enjoy Dean Koontz, this book will not disappoint! If you've never read Dean Koontz, this is a great one to start with.
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one of my favorites
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I loved this book. Mad scientists create a dog with the intelligance of a man. If you like the supernatural AND animals, like me, you will enjoy this read.
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Koontz is always an excellent read, and Watchers is no exception. I loved it. I was so entranced in the story that I had to read this one in almost one sitting! Any dog lover truly needs to read this one. (One thing that really surprised me.. Koontz must not own a dog... he fed Einstein a chocolate bar in the opening chapters!!)
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Loved every minute of it!!!!
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fun, good suspense, but not one of his best.
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Cross Lassie with E.T., add a touch of The Wolfen and a dash of The Godfather, and you get a sense of some of the ingredients in this supernatural thriller, which should move Koontz ( Strangers a notch closer to Stephen King's high-rent district. When Travis Cornell, Koontz's appealing hero, encounters a stray dog while hiking, he quickly realizes that the animal is most unusual and that something terrifying is stalking them both. The encounter with the dog is the beginning of a tightly woven plot involving genetic manipulation that has created two extraordinary animals; one is the dog, named Einstein, the other is a murderous hybrid called "The Outsider." Hunted down by both the government and a professional killer who has learned the secret of the animals, Travis, Einstein and Nora Devon, a lonely woman befriended by man and canine, attempt to escape their pursuers all the while knowing that a confrontation with The Outsider is inevitable. Though the climax packs a little less wallop than it deserves, this is the sort of thoroughly frightening and entertaining tale that has its readers listening for noises in the night.
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unrelentingly entertainment
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From a top-secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose...
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I love Dean koontz and this has to be my favorite of his books. If you have never read any Koontz read this book and you will be hooked.
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This is by far one of Koontz's best books!
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The back reads:
From a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnigicent dog of astonishing intellgence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose. Bestselling author Dean R. Koontz presents his most terrifying, dramatic and moving novel: The explosive story of a man and a wonam, caught in a relentless storm of mankind's darkest creation.....
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Not as predictable as I was afraid it might be, it did compell me on to read more and more. Great author!

When Travis Cornell and Nora Devon meet "Einstein", they are touched by the dog's intelligence. Einstein is one of two altered life forms escaped from a top-secret lab. The other--The Outsider--is a deadly hybrid. To protect themselves, Travis and Nora must learn to be deadly as well.
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A great scary book. I'm a Dean Koontz fan, and this is one of his best.
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Quite scary and suspenseful! A true page turner.
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Not a fan of horror ordinarily, this is one of the best books I have ever read, regardless of genre. The dog is one of the most wonderful characters in literature, and, yes, the dog is a leading character. Hated for the book to end.
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Dean Koontz is a exciting writer who science fiction and suspense with every book. Exciting book, real nail bitter. "The suspense holds to the end!" "Thoroughly frightening and entertaining."
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Awesome book. An early Koontz, and in my opinion his very best.
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very good read, first Dean Koontz book I read, enjoyed it .
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love this!
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Relentless suspense and mounting tension.
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Really excellent suspense/thriller, full of interesting characters and surprises.
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One of Koontz's best. This book kept my interest and I read it very quickly. Dog lovers will especially love the beautiful golden retriever with special abilities who is featured in the novel. It is a story of love, of companionship, of fear and of the unthinkable coming from an uncercover governmental experiment in a secret lab...
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I saw the movie when it came out and the book is great. Top secret labs genetically alter two ife forms, one a hybrid monster and both are on the loose.
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Loved the book. I was caught up in it immediately. Dean Koontz ihas a way with his stories,
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Honestly, I can't tell one Dean Koontz book from another. They're all basically the exact same story: a P.I., a smart dog, an evil bioethicist, whatever, etc, etc. Oh yeah, this one's about a supersmart dog...and an evil baboon-like creature. Eat it up, suckah.