Lightning by Dean Koontz is an allegorical time travel thriller. Koontz chips out both his characters and his suspenseful plot as a woodcarver brings a statue from a log of fine wood. Accepting he gives to the scientific community in Nazi Germany requires a well developed skill for suspending belief. The heroine's eight-year-old son seems more a prodigy than a normal kid. His mother also seems more a superhero than mother and author. However, even with these few weaknesses, I give Lightning five stars and recommend you give it a listen.
Robert Koontz has given the world so many wonderful books this is my favorite.The story is so unique
From the beginning you start guessing and fall in love with the characters
His voice gently pulls you into the story
When the thunder roll......get ready.......for who knows what will follow
I have both read and listened to this book twice ,and I know I will enjoy it again
The narrator was wonderful. Very easy to listen to. I'll look for more with Christopher Lane narrating.
The Guardian Angel for reasons that will be known if you read it all the way to the very end.
Rhythm. I noticed that when I read a book, I tend to flip through the boring details and get to the climax or resolution. Christopher Lane does an excellent job going through the rhythm to rev up the excitement.
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!