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Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was nine — with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his silent dog, Harley, to call his friend. He is always on the move, never lingering in any one place long enough to risk being discovered. Still, there are certain places he returns to. In the midst of the tumultuous city, they are havens of solitude: like the hushed environs of St. Mary Salome Cemetery, a place where Crispin can feel at peace — safe, at least for a while, from the fearsome memories that plague him... and seep into his darkest nightmares. But not only his dreams are haunted.
The city he roams with Harley has secrets and mysteries, things unexplainable and maybe unimaginable. Crispin has seen ghosts in the dead of night and sensed dimensions beyond reason in broad daylight. Hints of things disturbing and strange nibble at the edges of his existence, even as dangers wholly natural and earthbound cast their shadows across his path. Alone, drifting, and scavenging to survive is no life for a boy. But the life Crispin has left behind, and is still running scared from, is an unspeakable alternative... that may yet catch up with him.
©2012 Dean Koontz (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 20-01-2013


This is a somewhat short Koontz novel and it lacks the twists and surprises of most Koontz. The development of the two main characters and dog are quite good, but there is not much development of the minor characters and virtually none for the key antagonist (very unusual for Koontz). The story setup and protagonist character motivation was interesting, but everything happens so fast it did not get the satisfaction I almost always get from Koontz. If you really like Koontz this definitely worth the time, just don’t expect the full Koontz experience. The narration was slightly monotonous and seemed to be in a scary story around the campfire tone, which was not bad, but did not add much.

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3 out of 5 stars
By MCP on 15-06-2014

whoa! That was short!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Definitely left me wanting more but still wrapped up the story. Very interesting and as someone described it as "Koontz-lite".

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

A bit shocked and wanted a sequel or for it to continue!

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Performance was good. Liked... nothing I could pinpoint of disliking!

Do you think The Moonlit Mind needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes! I feel they could expand on the story... it's never over till the fat lady sings right?

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed :)

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5 out of 5 stars
By munky on 04-01-2016


loved it, story was great and chilling, could not turn it off, my fav author

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5 out of 5 stars
By Callandor on 17-02-2018


As a longtime Dean Koontz reader who left for a while in search of other authors, but always with the understanding that I'd return, I found Midnight Mind to be a winning combination of the Koontz I'd known from old and a fresher, more daring author who has openly accepted the supernatural world his previous books would always seem to skirt around. I've been buying up a lot of the audiobooks of His I'd once read back in the day and, TBPH, was unaware of this release until this morning (seeing it advertised on the personal interest section of Audibles listings).

The narrator was sublime in His reading who made the story, characters and place intensely vivid.

This is the first (proper) review I've written for a Book which has definitely fired my imagination and reminded Me why I started reading Dean Koontz in the first place. As well as being the inventive I need to properly check back on His entire bibliography.

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