talk about a love story. Good action, too.
not really, but I did sit at times longer than planned.
Kept my interest, but just barely.
Would not recommend this to many people, unless you enjoy implausible plots and fantastical fictions. Just okay. Probably will not read Koontz anymore, maybe this YA fiction?
After a period of time I think I might. its quite a complex story, so it would be worth hearing it again to really understand it better.
This is not my normal read, this was very different for me.
His narration is excellent and his tone and use of different voices and accents for the characters really brings the whole thing alive.
I had to keep listening, I really wanted to know what was at the root of this story and once that was discovered, how it was all going to end.
This is not the kind of book I usually go for but I fancied a change. I'm glad I made the departure. To me this story had it all. Love, mystery, History, time travel, suspense. Something for everyone I think.
I read the hardback book three times. I rate this audible book as excellent because it is just as great as reading the hardback-book. Since this is an excellent story and the person, reading the story has a great voice with diction.
With his ability to change his accent & pronunciation, he makes you feel as if you are watching a movie.
Had not tried Dean Koontz for a few years; he is very intense and sometimes scary, because he is so on target with his characters and his plots are so thought-provokingly possible. I am happy I tried this novel for my return to the Koontz reading ranks. The performance was outstanding with good separation of character voices.
Lighting is a time travel action suspense story that revolves around a girl named Laura who is selected by a time traveler as special - so special that this time traveler risks his life, the lives of others, and the fate of the world to save her at various times in her life.
I found this book dated, tedious and tiresome due especially to the author’s penchant for unfunny comic relief and melodrama. The story unfolds very slowly. More than half of this book is spent in exposition of Laura’s life. When the plot finally starts you realize that ALL of this could have been skipped. Why you ask? Because this girl is only secondary to the plot which is all about the time traveler’s attempt to keep the evil forces that created the time travelling portal from changing the world as we know it. I am tempted to tell you who the “evil forces” are just to reveal how worn out this plot is, but I don’t want to reveal any spoilers.
While the author does a good job with the mechanics of time travel, the plot, at times, changed gears so roughly that it forced me out of the story. I found myself turning the performance off when I didn’t have to. The characters surrounding the Laura are annoying and made worse by the narration which, in my opinion, made odd choices for the some of the voices.
I know people love Koontz stories and maybe if I had read this in 1989 I would have found this story fresh and lively but it is 2013 and I found it average at best.
Say something about yourself!
Pathfinder or Past Watch-- time travel.
Great accents, yet able to be easily understood.
You can't go wrong with Koontz. You just can't.
I loved the story and found it interesting and suspenseful. I also think it was a good book for audio because there was a limited cast of characters and scenes so it was easy to follow without the ability to go back a couple of pages.
Very suspenseful and full of surprises that I didn't see coming.
He was very good about defining the characters with a different voice or accent. It was fun to hear him talk like a teenage girl.
Yes, if I had the time!
Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.
This is a hard book for me to rate. The performance should have received 4 1/2 stars and the story 3 1/2. Oh well.
1) the narrator -- a lot. He gave excellent voice to men, women, the elderly, children, Germans and Winston Churchill.
2) the intermittent humor amidst the horror. Nice touches to stop it from being rather nasty at just the right points.
3) the complex logic puzzles presented by the paradoxes of time travel. Couple mind benders that were very interesting to think through.
What wasn't as good:
1) Some of the characters are truly despicable. Probably necessary to the plot, but still left a very unpleasant taste behind.
2) I wish the storyline and characters had more depth. They were fine for a fast read, but still left me wanting more grist.
3) The ending. Although the story did get wrapped up, sure did happen fast and without a whole lot of sense of closure.
Overall: I liked it and will read more Koontz, but my expectations will be properly set next time.
I have not read the print version.
Thelma was my favorite character.
When he told her that he loved her