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Velocity

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz's unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere more evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline. If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse-racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all. Get ready for the ride of your life. Velocity Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car. If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours. It seems like a sick joke, and Bill's friend on the police force, Lanny Olson, thinks so too. His advice to Bill is to go home and forget about it. Besides, what could they do even if they took the note seriously? No crime has actually been committed. But less than twenty-four hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered, and it's Bill's fault: he didn't convince the police to get involved. Now he's got another note, another deadline, another ultimatum…and two new lives hanging in the balance. Suddenly Bill's average, seemingly innocuous life takes on the dimensions and speed of an accelerating nightmare. Because the notes are coming faster, the deadlines growing tighter, and the killer becoming bolder and crueler with every communication-until Bill is isolated with the terrifying knowledge that he alone has the power of life and death over a psychopath's innocent victims. Until the struggle between good and evil is intensely personal. Until the most chilling words of all are: The choice is yours. From the Paperback edition.

Dean Koontz's unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere more evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline. If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse-racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all. Get ready for the ride of your life. Velocity Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car. If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours. It seems like a sick joke, and Bill's friend on the police force, Lanny Olson, thinks so too. His advice to Bill is to go home and forget about it. Besides, what could they do even if they took the note seriously? No crime has actually been committed. But less than twenty-four hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered, and it's Bill's fault: he didn't convince the police to get involved. Now he's got another note, another deadline, another ultimatum…and two new lives hanging in the balance. Suddenly Bill's average, seemingly innocuous life takes on the dimensions and speed of an accelerating nightmare. Because the notes are coming faster, the deadlines growing tighter, and the killer becoming bolder and crueler with every communication-until Bill is isolated with the terrifying knowledge that he alone has the power of life and death over a psychopath's innocent victims. Until the struggle between good and evil is intensely personal. Until the most chilling words of all are: The choice is yours. From the Paperback edition.
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Dean Koontz's unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere more evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline. If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse-racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all. Get ready for the ride of your life. Velocity Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car. If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours. It seems like a sick joke, and Bill's friend on the police force, Lanny Olson, thinks so too. His advice to Bill is to go home and forget about it. Besides, what could they do even if they took the note seriously? No crime has actually been committed. But less than twenty-four hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered, and it's Bill's fault: he didn't convince the police to get involved. Now he's got another note, another deadline, another ultimatum…and two new lives hanging in the balance. Suddenly Bill's average, seemingly innocuous life takes on the dimensions and speed of an accelerating nightmare. Because the notes are coming faster, the deadlines growing tighter, and the killer becoming bolder and crueler with every communication-until Bill is isolated with the terrifying knowledge that he alone has the power of life and death over a psychopath's innocent victims. Until the struggle between good and evil is intensely personal. Until the most chilling words of all are: The choice is yours. From the Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Hayden

Length:

9h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:08


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:25


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:52


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:03


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:18


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:29


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:22


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:31


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:45


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:20


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:30


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:24


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:03


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:24


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:41


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:29


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:51


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:46


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:11


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:39


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:41


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:44


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:18


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:20


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:13


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:44


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:18


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:46


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:20


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:38


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:15


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:35


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:16


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:53


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:11


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:38


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:44


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:25


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:12


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:53


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:50