BOOK FORMAT: Audio Cassette # OF TAPES/CDs: 4
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio PUB DATE: 18-Mar-97
Narrator B.D. Wong takes on the character of Tommy Phan, a Vietnamese immigrant trying to escape a home-brewed spell run amok. The story races through a terror-filled night as Tommy and his new friend, Deliverance Payne, try to outsmart a demon bent on murder. The many and varied facets of the tale, including suspense, family power struggles and New-Age spiritism, all come to life under Wong's expert narration. With subtle variations in tempo, tone and even volume, he keeps the listener riveted as the astonishing plot unfolds. Koontz's multicultural characters shine with distinct personalities, delivered with skilled inflection. Wong offers both popular American slang and foreigners' pronunciation of English with equal skill. Even the dog has a life of it's own. R.P.L. Winner of AUDIOFILE's Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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A strange doll is left on Tommy Phan's front steps--stranger than anyone could ever imagine. Later he hears an odd popping sound and is intrigued to find it coming to life. Tommy pursues the thing as it scrambles away--and then is pursued by it as it evolves from a terrifying and vicious manikin into a larger, more formidable opponent bent on killing him. What in the world is this thing and why is it after him? Abridged by the author. Simultaneous hardcover publication from Ballantine. 4 cassettes.