False Memory

Author(s): Dean Koontz
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (21.32 hours)
Product Number: Z100024352
Released: Oct 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739353240
Narrator/s: Stephen Lang
Publisher: Books on Tape
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On the heels of his critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Fear Nothing and Seize the Night, "America's most popular suspense novelist"* will stun readers with a deeply sinister and endlessly surprising tale of a rare and terrifying phobia: autophobia - fear of oneself. Martie Rhodes is a young wife (happily married to Dustin for three years), a video game designer, and a compassionate woman who takes her agoraphobic friend Carol to therapy sessions. Carol is so afraid of leaving her apartment that the trips are grim ordeals for both women - but bonding experiences as well. Then one morning Martie experiences a sudden fear of her own, a brief but disquieting terror of...her shadow. The episode it over quickly. It leaves her shaken but amused. Then, as she is about to check her makeup, she realizes she is terrified to look in the mirror and confront her own face. As the episodes of this traumatic condition - autophobia - build, the lives of Martie and her husband change drastically. Frantic to discover the trigger for her descent into hell, Dustin begins to look into the background of a respected therapist. As he comes closer to the truth about this strange and troubled "healer," Dustin finds himself afflicted with a condition even more bizarre and terrifying than Martie's. No fan of psychological suspense will want to miss this extraordinary novel of the human mind's capacity to torment - and destroy. Dean Koontz once more reveals why he has, as People put it, the "power to scare the daylights out of us."

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Author(s): Dean Koontz
Product Number EB00154620
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: #9780307414120

Professional reviews

"An evil, unethical psychiatrist uses hypnotism and drugs to play complicated games with his patients in a sick series of vengeful maneuvers. Stephen Lang brings the scary story to life in a competent, confident production containing no special effects and very little dramatization. His characters differ subtly from each other in modulation and dialect, save for a Hispanic nurse and an alien-chasing housepainter. Lang's portrayal of these two is so convincing and entertaining that we wonder what he might have done with some of the other, more conventional characters. No matter. The creepy, matter-of-fact delivery enhances Koontz's chillingly believable plot. R.P.L. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"