Magic, Myth, Monsters
The convoluted plot. Normally, I figure them out. Not this time.
The action wasn't non-stop--there was good character build up, too. But the tension was constant!
The phone calls! So neat!
Both, as Koontz always does
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This was a fun and decently written Sci-Fi Thriller. It's the first book I've read by Koontz and based off of this I would read another. It was a bit different than I at first thought it would be, but I"m not gong to mention what it was as that will give parts of the story away.
Absolutely one of the best Koontz ever wrote. Twists and turns, non stop action. Loved it. In Lightning, Koontz provides the fast paced, suspenseful storytelling he is known for, and well developed characters that you care about. The narration is excellent. I thought Christopher Lane did a fantastic job.
A positive likeable story. I have read only one other Dean Koontz book, The Watchers, and it was both marvelous at times, and sunk to the depths of disgusting at other times. In that book, I ended up skipping over the perverted parts because the good parts were so engagingly excellent. I could not find enough good in Lightning, so I just quit well before the finish.
This is a hard book to review because you don't want to give anything away. At almost every pivotal point in Laura's life where she's threatened with harm there's lightning and then a strange man appears. As the book goes on you learn of Laura's life and the happiness and pain she endures and you eventually start learning who the stranger really is. The characters are well developed and you also get a little history lesson.
The narrator did a great job and added a lot to the book.
Gripping, Amazing story. Loved every word.
I can't compare it to any.
I could see this story play in my mind as I listened and WOW. The chronicle of events was put so easy to understand as it happened...I loved every minute of this entire book.
Kept you wanting to hear more and not stop. Thank you for another great listen.
Lightning by Dean Koontz
I read this book when I was a teenager and it made a massive impression on my mind.
So when I got this on audio was in turn excited and nervous to revisit my old friend.
As a teenager this story had me glued to the page and as it turned out as an adult it again kept me glued.
The narrator in this book was amazing. The man is a pure genius. From the voice of an 8 year old girl to a Nazi spy to an 8 year old boy this narrator had an amazing range.
Now as an adult I loved this book for the authors singular talent to pace out a story with a bit of supernatural events and tons of normal human up and downs so that this time around I loved the human aspect. The true horror only humans can bring upon one another. The author created a cast of characters so nice, so lovable so evil....i loved the good guys. Abhorred the bad guys and this time around I got what Churchill was up to in the bunker. Ok so I am slow. I know that.
So if you love to read a brilliantly well written time thriller. This is for you.
If you love a well narrated audiobook about the human nature, then this book is for you. Whether your 14 or 41, this book is for you!
I enjoyed the idea of time travel and defeating the Nazis, but I also enjoyed the closeness between the female leads.
The return to the orphanage after the fire.
I think this was the first time I listened to him and he is a great listen. He did bring the story to life.
Can lightening illumine the past?
Life long compulsive reader & lover of recorded books
I would recommend this book to anybody who wants to be entertained! Remember that this is fiction....there is time travel and Winston Churchil makes a cameo appearance...
This is a page turner that you will want to listen to in one sitting. The time travel premise is interesting and presented in an original way, the characters are sufficiently developed and very likable. Another listener described her experience reading book as "satisfying"; that is the perfect adjective. This is pure entertainment.
Started with Lurid depiction of children being abused/intimidated/molested by Orphanage caretaker. the little I heard after went downhill from there...
Not Mr Koontz! never again. Next will be something to cleanse the mental and spiritual corners of my mind.
performance was marred by the hideous content. only heard about the first three or four chapters and then immediately returned the book
X-tremely! disappointed in Mr. Koontz. I don't see how this can possibly fit this book in his alleged Roman Catholic faith.
deserves no stars; maybe minus 5.