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Dean Koontz

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About the Author

Dean Koontz was born on July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania. He received a degree in education from Shippensburg State College in 1967. A former high school English teacher as well as a teacher-counselor with the Appalachian Poverty Program, he began writing as a child to escape an ugly home life mostrar mais caused by his alcoholic father. A prolific writer at a young age, he had sold a dozen novels by the age of 25. Early in his career, he wrote under numerous pen names including David Axton, Brian Coffey, K. R. Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, Richard Paige, and Owen West. He is best known for the books written under his own name, many of which are bestsellers, including Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, The Husband, Odd Hours, 77 Shadow Street, Innocence, The City, Saint Odd, and The Silent Corner. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Também inclui: Brian Coffey (1), John Hill (7)

Séries

Obras de Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas (2003) 8,896 cópias
Forever Odd (2005) 5,718 cópias
Watchers (1987) 5,545 cópias
Brother Odd (2006) 5,214 cópias
Intensity (1995) 4,657 cópias
Velocity (2005) 4,263 cópias
The Husband (2006) 4,166 cópias
Lightning (1988) 4,119 cópias
Odd Hours (2008) 3,907 cópias
The Taking (2004) 3,902 cópias
Life Expectancy (2004) 3,847 cópias
Fear Nothing (1997) 3,808 cópias
False Memory (1999) 3,791 cópias
From the Corner of His Eye (2000) 3,742 cópias
Phantoms (1983) 3,674 cópias
Sole Survivor (1997) 3,367 cópias
Prodigal Son (2005) — Autor — 3,367 cópias
The Good Guy (2007) 3,342 cópias
Seize the Night (1999) 3,215 cópias
The Bad Place (1990) 3,168 cópias
Hideaway (1992) 3,167 cópias
By the Light of the Moon (2002) 3,129 cópias
The Darkest Evening of the Year (2007) 3,121 cópias
Mr. Murder (1993) 3,116 cópias
The Face (2003) 3,111 cópias
Strangers (1986) 3,057 cópias
One Door Away from Heaven (2001) 3,004 cópias
Dragon Tears (1993) 2,972 cópias
Cold Fire (1991) 2,953 cópias
Dark Rivers of the Heart (1994) 2,906 cópias
The Door to December (1985) 2,813 cópias
Midnight (1989) 2,807 cópias
Tick Tock (1996) 2,736 cópias
City of Night (2005) 2,441 cópias
Whispers (1980) 2,400 cópias
Darkfall (1984) 2,187 cópias
The Eyes Of Darkness (1981) 2,159 cópias
Winter Moon (1994) 2,154 cópias
Icebound (1976) 2,129 cópias
The House of Thunder (1982) 2,094 cópias
Breathless (2009) 2,084 cópias
Your Heart Belongs to Me (2008) 2,079 cópias
Strange Highways (1995) 2,038 cópias
Twilight Eyes (1985) 2,034 cópias
Shadowfires (1987) 2,031 cópias
Relentless: A Novel (2009) 1,988 cópias
The Key To Midnight (1989) 1,983 cópias
The Funhouse (1980) 1,963 cópias
The Servants of Twilight (1984) 1,905 cópias
Demon Seed (1973) 1,898 cópias
Odd Apocalypse (2012) 1,767 cópias
Night Chills (1976) 1,757 cópias
The Voice Of The Night (1980) 1,654 cópias
Dead and Alive (2009) 1,651 cópias
The Mask (1981) 1,590 cópias
Deeply Odd (2013) 1,514 cópias
The Vision (1977) 1,502 cópias
The Face Of Fear (1977) 1,490 cópias
Lost Souls (2010) 1,457 cópias
What The Night Knows (2010) 1,317 cópias
Saint Odd (2015) 1,295 cópias
Shattered (1973) 1,261 cópias
The Silent Corner (2017) 1,097 cópias
77 Shadow Street (2011) 993 cópias
Ashley Bell (2015) 962 cópias
Innocence (2013) 923 cópias
The Dead Town (2011) 920 cópias
Odd Interlude (2012) 828 cópias
The Whispering Room (2017) 771 cópias
The City (2014) 672 cópias
In Odd We Trust (2008) 645 cópias
The Crooked Staircase (2018) 609 cópias
The Forbidden Door (2018) 547 cópias
Devoted (2020) 496 cópias
The Night Window (2019) 446 cópias
Chase (1972) 433 cópias
Santa's Twin (1996) 431 cópias
Elsewhere (2020) 378 cópias
The Other Emily (2021) 346 cópias
The City (2014) 321 cópias
Oddkins (1988) 310 cópias
Darkness Under the Sun (2010) 287 cópias
The Big Dark Sky (2022) 253 cópias
Quicksilver (2022) 239 cópias
A Darkness in My Soul (1972) 222 cópias
In the Heart of the Fire (2019) 215 cópias
The Moonlit Mind (2011) 207 cópias
The Bad Weather Friend (2024) 198 cópias
The Paper Doorway (2001) 191 cópias
Nightmare Journey (1975) 183 cópias
A Werewolf Among Us (1973) 175 cópias
Beastchild (1970) 166 cópias
The Neighbor {short story} (2014) 155 cópias
Photographing the Dead (2019) 150 cópias
Trapped (1989) 150 cópias
Odd Interlude: 1 (2012) 142 cópias
Odd Interlude: 3 (2012) 141 cópias
After Death (2023) 137 cópias
House of Odd (Graphic Novel) (2012) 137 cópias
Hanging on (1973) 137 cópias
Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life (2008) — Dog — 137 cópias
Robot Santa (2004) 135 cópias
Blood Risk (1973) 131 cópias
Odd Interlude: 2 (2012) 130 cópias
Anti-Man (1970) 130 cópias
The Book of Counted Sorrows (2001) 127 cópias
Red Rain (2019) 123 cópias
Writing Popular Fiction (1972) 122 cópias
The Praying Mantis Bride (2019) 122 cópias
Memories of Tomorrow (2019) 121 cópias
The Mercy of Snakes (2019) 116 cópias
Invasion (1975) 108 cópias
Ricochet Joe (2017) 106 cópias
Wilderness (2013) 100 cópias
The Haunted Earth (1973) 98 cópias
Time Thieves (1972) 92 cópias
Fear That Man / Toyman (1969) — Autor — 83 cópias
Christmas Is Good!: Trixie Treats & Holiday Wisdom (2005) — Editor; Dog — 81 cópias
The Flesh in the Furnace (1972) 81 cópias
Doom of the Green Planet / Star Quest (1968) — Autor — 79 cópias
Warlock (1972) 79 cópias
Last Light (2015) 76 cópias
Final Hour (2015) 69 cópias
Hell's Gate (1970) 69 cópias
The Dark Symphony (1970) 68 cópias
Surrounded (1974) 68 cópias
Starblood (1972) 66 cópias
The Crimson Witch (1971) 61 cópias
Dragonfly (1905) 61 cópias
The Lost Soul of the City (2021) 59 cópias
Time Thieves / Against Arcturus (1972) — Autor — 55 cópias
Sharkman Six (2001) 53 cópias
Demon Child (1971) 52 cópias
I, Trixie, Who is Dog (2009) 51 cópias
Gentle is the Angel of Death (2021) 51 cópias
After the Last Race (1974) 50 cópias
Dance With the Devil (1972) 49 cópias
Kaleidoscope (2021) 49 cópias
Corkscrew (2021) 48 cópias
Zero In (2021) 47 cópias
Star Quest (1968) 45 cópias
The Bone Farm (2018) 44 cópias
Strike Deep (1974) 38 cópias
Children of the Storm (1972) 37 cópias
The Long Sleep (1975) 37 cópias
Legacy of Terror (1971) 34 cópias
Black River (2007) 32 cópias
Phantoms [1998 film] (1998) — Screenplay — 30 cópias
Dark of the Woods (1970) 29 cópias
Trixie and Jinx (2010) 24 cópias
Fear That Man (1969) 23 cópias
Wilderness and Other Stories (2014) 23 cópias
Nevermore (2010) 22 cópias
The Wall of Masks (1975) 19 cópias
Soft Come the Dragons (1970) 19 cópias
The Dark of Summer (1972) 16 cópias
Mountain Witness 16 cópias
Der Maya-Fries (1995) 14 cópias
The Psychedelic Children (1968) 14 cópias
Horror: fünf unheimliche Romane (1993) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Stolen Thunder (1993) 10 cópias
Dragon Jet (1994) 10 cópias
Medianoche (1992) 9 cópias
Dark Web (2018) 8 cópias
Hideaway (2016) 8 cópias
Storm Front (2000) 7 cópias
Misc. Dean Koontz Books (1970) 7 cópias
Odd Thomas Series Books 1-5 (2012) 7 cópias
Relampagos (1985) 6 cópias
Prison of Ice (1818) — Autor — 6 cópias
The Scariest Thing I Know {short story} (2000) — Autor — 5 cópias
Snatcher (1986) 5 cópias
NIGHT CRY FALL 1986 (1986) 5 cópias
Nameless 5 cópias
Sjelens sr̄. B.2 (1996) 5 cópias
Attila (1992) 5 cópias
Fremmede 2. del 4 cópias
Fremmede 1. del 4 cópias
Bruno (1971) 4 cópias
Watchers [1988 Film] (1988) — Based on a Novel By — 4 cópias
Un soir de cauchemar (2013) 3 cópias
Watchers [and] Night Chills (1995) 3 cópias
The Vision First Edition (1977) 3 cópias
Horror pur (1995) 3 cópias
Yabancilar-Altin (2015) 3 cópias
Escalofros (1994) 3 cópias
La Chair dans la fournaise (1976) 3 cópias
O comboio fantasma (1980) 3 cópias
盗まれた爆撃機 (1995) 3 cópias
Alptraum (1992) 3 cópias
Breathless / Relentless (2016) 3 cópias
The Manager 3 cópias
Dean Koontz Poster (1994) 3 cópias
Dean Koontz 3 Book Pack (2006) 3 cópias
Dean Koontz Boxed Set (1995) 2 cópias
The Pig Society 2 cópias
Nattens Ögon 2 cópias
Ollie's Hands (1973) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Watchers 4 [1998 Film] (1998) — Novel by — 2 cópias
Makten (2019) 2 cópias
we three 2 cópias
RED OSCURA (2019) 2 cópias
Dean Koontz Nevermore #4 (2011) 2 cópias
In the Dark 2 cópias
Helten (2008) 2 cópias
Twilight Eyes / Darkfall (1999) 2 cópias
The Bad Place / Midnight (1993) 2 cópias
Dean Koontz 1 exemplar(es)
Dean Koontz 1 exemplar(es)
Shadow Fires 1 exemplar(es)
Dean Koontz Nevermore #2 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Website 1 exemplar(es)
The Silent Comer 1 exemplar(es)
Kuulustelu (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Susurros 1 exemplar(es)
A Third Hand [short story] (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
Legacy Of Terror 1 exemplar(es)
Forbidden Door. The 1 exemplar(es)
3 Novel Set 1 exemplar(es)
Killerbot (1969) 1 exemplar(es)
Dance With The Devil 1 exemplar(es)
Demon Child 1 exemplar(es)
Muse 1 exemplar(es)
Végsőkig (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Abisso (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Dean Koontz Nevermore #5 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Hideaway / Lightning 1 exemplar(es)
Caught Stealing (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Entre el amor y el miedo 1 exemplar(es)
Les yeux des ténèbres (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Bright Shiny Morning 1 exemplar(es)
Dévotion (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Čukstu telpā : romāns (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Bezgrēcīgie : romāns (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Ääniä yössä 1 exemplar(es)
Fantastic Stories, October 1970 (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
Ochránce (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Dean Koontz 3 Books Collection Set (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Deadline 1 exemplar(es)
The Monitors Of Providence (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Il codice (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Dans l'ombre des bois (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
Blood canticle 1 exemplar(es)
Soguk Isikla Randevu (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Shock Wave 1 exemplar(es)
Dean Koontz #3/Boxed Set (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
La feria del terror (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Del Rey & Dabel Brothers 2008 Preview (free comic book day) (2008) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Dragonfly 1 exemplar(es)
Nameless: Season One 1 exemplar(es)
DEAN KOONTZ 12C UNABR CAS FLR (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Devoção 1 exemplar(es)
Sălașul răului 1 exemplar(es)
Dean Koontz Nevermore #1 (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Vintermåne (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Red Dog Bait 1 exemplar(es)
Hogueras espectrales 1 exemplar(es)
Frankenstein Series Books 1 to 4 (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Innocence By Dean Koontz Summary (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
A Flash of Green 1 exemplar(es)
Cursa 1 exemplar(es)
The Damned 1 exemplar(es)
O Marido 1 exemplar(es)
Cosmic Sin [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
The Art of Detection 1 exemplar(es)
Darness Comes 1 exemplar(es)
Where the Beast Runs 1 exemplar(es)
Intrusos 1 exemplar(es)
Ochii Intunericului (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Face of Fear (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Going Home in the Dark 1 exemplar(es)
Dean Koontz Nevermore #6 (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Black House 1 exemplar(es)
The Pace 1 exemplar(es)
The Sinless Child 1 exemplar(es)
Alucinogenia 1 exemplar(es)
Čuvari 1 exemplar(es)
Bay Katil 1 exemplar(es)
Bone Yard 1 exemplar(es)
Les Passagers 1 exemplar(es)
La Peau des héros (1973) 1 exemplar(es)
Frankenstein (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Bliss to You 1 exemplar(es)
Kisa Acilan Kapi 1 exemplar(es)
Parlor Trick 1 exemplar(es)
Fear of Falling 1 exemplar(es)
Odd Interluder #1 1 exemplar(es)
FRANKENSTEIN - O FILHO PRODIGO (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Jonah und die Stadt: Thriller (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Father's Day 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Winesburg, Ohio (1919) — Posfácio, algumas edições5,947 cópias
Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) — Contribuinte — 989 cópias
Where There's a Will (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições754 cópias
Cape Fear (1957) — Introdução, algumas edições653 cópias
Songs of the Dying Earth (2009) — Introdução — 635 cópias
The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições461 cópias
Wine of the Dreamers (1951) — Introdução, algumas edições281 cópias
The Nightrunners (1987) — Introdução, algumas edições267 cópias
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (2000) — Contribuinte — 262 cópias
Stalkers: 19 Original Tales by the Masters of Terror (1989) — Contribuinte — 226 cópias
The Science of Superheroes (2002) — Introdução, algumas edições170 cópias
Witches' Brew (2002) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Continuum 1 (1974) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Final Stage: The Ultimate Science Fiction Anthology (1974) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Cyber-killers (1997) — Contribuinte, algumas edições106 cópias
Predators (1993) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible (1995) — Prefácio — 99 cópias
Night visions 6: All Original Stories (1988) — Introdução — 93 cópias
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Future City (1973) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
Night Visions 4: Hardshell (1987) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
Between Time and Terror (1995) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
The Ultimate Witch (1993) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
The City, 2000 A.D: Urban Life through Science Fiction (1950) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Screamplays (Anthology) (1997) — Introdução — 63 cópias
Post Mortem (Short Stories Anthology) (1989) — Posfácio — 60 cópias
The Architecture of Fear (1987) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Powers: Secret Histories: A Bibliography (2009) — Introdução — 43 cópias
The Complete Masters of Darkness (1991) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Scary! 2: More Stories That Will Make You Scream (2001) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Infinity Three (1971) 30 cópias
October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Obsessions (1991) — Contribuinte, algumas edições29 cópias
Infinity Four (1972) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Tropical Chills (1988) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Outoja tarinoita 3 (1991) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Detours (2015) — Autor — 14 cópias
Prisoners and Other Stories (1992) — Posfácio — 12 cópias
Hideaway [1995 film] (2004) — Original book — 12 cópias
Kauhupokkari 1 — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Demon Seed [1977 film] (1991) — Original book — 11 cópias
Legacies (2010) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Venture Science Fiction August 1969 (1969) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Criminal Justice through Science Fiction (1977) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Worlds of Tomorrow No. 25, Winter 1970 (1970) — Autor — 6 cópias
Old Curiosity Shop (1999) — Posfácio — 6 cópias
Territoires de l'inquiétude. 7 (1993) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Koontz, Dean
Nome de batismo
Koontz, Dean Ray
Outros nomes
Coffey, Brian
Nichols, Leigh
West, Owen
Wolfe, Aaron
Axton, David
Dwyer, Deanna (mostrar todas 11)
Dwyer, K.R.
Hill, John
North, Anthony
Paige, Richard
Koontz, Dean R.
Data de nascimento
1945-07-09
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Everett, Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
Newport Beach, California, USA
Educação
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1967)
Ocupação
author
Organizações
Canine Companions for Independence
Premiações
World Horror Convention Grand Master Award (1996)
Pequena biografia
Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945) is an American author. His novels are billed as suspense thrillers, but frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. Many of his books have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, with 14 hardcovers and 16 paperbacks reaching the number-one position. Koontz wrote under a number of pen names earlier in his career, including "David Axton", "Deanna Dwyer", "K.R. Dwyer", "Leigh Nichols" and "Brian Coffey". He has published over 105 novels, a number of novellas and collections of short stories, and has sold over 450 million copies of his work.

Koontz was born on July 9, 1945, in Everett, Pennsylvania, the son of Florence (née Logue) and Raymond Koontz. He has said that he was regularly beaten and abused by his alcoholic father, which influenced his later writing, as also did the courage of his physically diminutive mother in standing up to her husband. In his senior year at Shippensburg State College, he won a fiction competition sponsored by Atlantic Monthly magazine. After graduation in 1967, he went to work as an English teacher at Mechanicsburg High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. In the 1960s, Koontz worked for the Appalachian Poverty Program, a federally funded initiative designed to help poor children. In a 1996 interview with Reason magazine, he said that while the program sounded "very noble and wonderful, ... in reality, it was a dumping ground for violent children ... and most of the funding ended up 'disappearing somewhere.'" This experience greatly shaped Koontz's political outlook. In his book, The Dean Koontz Companion, he recalled that he

"... realized that most of these programs are not meant to help anyone, merely to control people and make them dependent. I was forced to reconsider everything I'd once believed. I developed a profound distrust of government regardless of the philosophy of the people in power. I remained a liberal on civil-rights issues, became a conservative on defense, and a semi-libertarian on all other matters."

Membros

Discussions

Found: Disaster/end of the world em Name that Book (Fevereiro 27)
The Funhouse by Dean Koontz em Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night (Janeiro 2011)
Dean Koontz... not too popular with serious horror fans? em Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night (Janeiro 2008)

Resenhas

Interesting plot in the beginning, but overwrought prose constantly straining after scary thrills got old very quickly. 1.5 stars
 
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Abcdarian | outras 37 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
Seize the Night (the continuing story of Moonlight Bay) starts when Lilly Wing's son, Jimmy, goes missing. Chris, better known as Snowman, and his intelligent dog, Orson, follow Jimmy's trial into Fort Wyvern—a now deserted army base where mysterious experiments are rumored to have been conducted. After losing Orson, Snowman calls in his surfer friend, Bobby, to help. The story then leaps into a super suspenseful fantasy tale with frenzied monkeys, suicidal birds, and some wiggly cocoon things that gave me the creeps. Realizing they might have bitten off more than they can chew, Snowman calls in the whole gang: Sasha (girlfriend), Roosevelt (the old rich guy who talks to animals), Mungojerrie (super cat), and Doogie (biker dude) and soon they are fighting for their lives in the weird underground levels of the fort. Full of action and riddles not easily explained, this book was witty, riveting, and just good fun.… (mais)
 
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PaulaGalvan | outras 26 resenhas | Apr 28, 2024 |
My first Dean Koontz novel I've read in a while and it did not disappoint. Billy Wiles is an easy-going bartender with an ordinary job. That is until one day a note is left on his car. The note threatens to kill a different person based on what action Billy takes or doesn't take. Billy calls his friend, a cop, who thinks it's a crank and nothing is done about it. But when a young schoolteacher is killed less than 24 hour later, he knows better. As more ominous notes appear and more innocent people are killed, evidence is planted to incriminate Billy. The hunt is on to find the psychopath before the madness comes to an end and Billy is killed. There is plenty of suspense, mystery, and a surprise ending. Definitely worth the read.… (mais)
 
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jtsmk | outras 89 resenhas | Apr 25, 2024 |
#629 in our old book database. Not rated.
 
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villemezbrown | outras 81 resenhas | Apr 19, 2024 |

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Ardian Syaf Illustrator
Brett Booth Illustrator
Jim Butcher Contributor
Jack Gaughan Cover artist, Illustrator
Janet Cleland Illustrator
Monique Stauder Photographer
John Schoenherr Cover artist
Kevin Anderson Co-Author
Joel Soison Producer
Roger Corman Producer
Lou Rawls Actor
Don Brautigam Cover artist
Franco Accornero Cover artist
Kari Salminen Translator
Stephen Lang Narrator
Carol Cowan Narrator
Uwe Anton Translator, Übersetzer
J. Charles Narrator
Reijo Kalvas Translator
Paul Michael Narrator
Pertti Koskela Translator
Kim Langer Translator
Peder Carlsson Translator
Lucien Duzee Translator
Heikki Sarkkila Translator
Adam Olchowik Cover designer
Irmeli Ruuska (KÄÄnt.)
Kate Burton Narrator
Katja Ruunaniemi Translator
Holter Graham Narrator
Dominique Defert Translator
Jan Kabat Translator
Joachim Körber Translator
Dylan Baker Narrator
Dick Hill Narrator
Thom Nicolaas Translator
Ellen Schlootz Übersetzer
Anthony Heald Narrator
Jacques Guiod Translator
Piotr Beluch Translator
Inger Vedersø Translator
Mel Foster Narrator
Karen Peakes Narrator
Jacques Meerman Translator
Lee Gibbons Cover artist
Wulf H. Bergner Translator
Scott Biel Designer
Stephen Youll Cover artist
Suzy Jackson Narrator
Kelly Freas Cover artist
Jeffrey Jones Cover artist
Bob Blanchard Cover artist
Gene Szafran Cover artist
Vittorio Curtoni Translator
Jerome Podwil Cover artist
Charles Moll Cover artist
Mechtild Sandberg Übersetzer
Gray Morrow Cover artist
Jeff Jones Cover artist
Scott Brick Narrator
James Spader Narrator

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