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The Husband

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Holter Graham

9 Hours 30 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

May 2006

Audio Book Summary

With each and every new novel, Dean Koontz raises the stakes—and the pulse rate—higher than any other author. Now, in what may be his most suspenseful and heartfelt novel ever, he brings us the story of an ordinary man whose extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a harrowing journey of adventure, sacrifice, and redemption to the mystery of love itself—and to a showdown with the darkness that would destroy it forever.

What would you do for love? Would you die? Would you kill?

We have your wife. You can get her back for two million cash. Landscaper Mitchell Rafferty thinks it must be some kind of joke. He was in the middle of planting impatiens in the yard of one of his clients when his cell phone rang. Now he’s standing in a normal suburban neighborhood on a bright summer day, having a phone conversation out of his darkest nightmare.

Whoever is on the other end of the line is dead serious. He has Mitch’s wife and he’s named the price for her safe return. The caller doesn’t care that Mitch runs a small two-man landscaping operation and has no way of raising such a vast sum. He’s confident that Mitch will find a way.

If he loves his wife enough. . . Mitch does love her enough. He loves her more than life itself. He’s got seventy-two hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he’ll pay a lot more. He’ll pay anything.

From its tense opening to its shattering climax, The Husband is a thriller that will hold you in its relentless grip for every twist, every shock, every revelation…until it lets you go, unmistakably changed. This is a Dean Koontz novel, after all. And there’s no other experience quite like it.

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  • Arthur Davis

    WOW! gr8 book. could not stop listening to this book, all I won't to do is sit in my car intell I got to the end.

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  • shoiban

    Couldn't get past the first cd. So much filler description, and the narration was grating.

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  • Lisa Roberts

    I enjoyed the book but the narration was quite grating on the nerves. It sounded like 'surfer talk", and at times sickeningly "syrup-y".

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  • Anonymous

    The story was great, the person reading it took some getting used to..and even then got on my nerves sometimes. Loved the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Wow! This book was exciting from beginning to end. Very enjoyable - I was sad when it was over. One of those books where you hated to get out of the car, and just wanted to sit and listen to what happened next.

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  • Kerrymc1

    This was the best Koontz that I have read in some time. I was gripped right away! He got away from his super-natural tendencies, and this is just real-life action! I found myself cussing out loud and cheering on the good guys! I love this reader too. He does a lot of Nicholas Sparks' books.

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  • Anonymous

    fast pace and holds the attention. not the typical subject matter of Dean Koontz, so a surprise. I enjoy all his books but this one goes to the top of my Koontz list.

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  • Anonymous

    I did not find this story be intriguing... and did not care for the reader. Koontz could do better...

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  • GregRedi

    A great Koontz novel. He never went where I expected him too. Kept me guessing the whole time as to what would happen next.

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  • Anonymous

    I gave it 3 stars for intensity, but the ending was predicatable. I fell asleep on the narrator a lot too.

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