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Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Book One: Prodigal Son.

DEAN KOONTZ'S FRANKENSTEIN: BOOK ONE: PRODIGAL SON. Dean Koontz & Kevin J. Anderson. 2005. Read by Scott Brick. 9 cds. 10.5 hrs. Books on Tape. $81.00. 1-4159-1648-9. Vinyl; plot notes. SA

Two hundred years after Austrian villagers ousted Victor Frankenstein, he's alive and well in New Orleans, where he's now known as Victor Helios, a billionaire scientist/socialite, secretly creating a master race. His famous monster lives too, having found peace and meaning in a Tibetan monastery. But all is not well among Frankenstein's modern progeny, and the "monster" comes back to help two New Orleans detectives solve a series of bizarre murders.

Sophisticated readers will enjoy the clash of classic and pop horror as Koontz's alternative reality meets Mary Shelley's. As for the rest, few are as good as Koontz at creating ghoulish thrills, and spills. Don't look for logic but for lots of fun. Brick is one of audio's major voices and ably assists in this birth of a new legend. Francine Levitov, Attorney, New York, NY

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Author:Levitov, Francine
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