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Great Sci-Fi story, with a small twist of romance. Strong female lead, that doesn't need the male lead to save her from everything. Enough sci-fi/romance for both male and female readers. Good solid story.
This story was both an excellent thriller, with spies, guns, time travel—but also tenderness and touching characters. Loved it!
I've read this book about 6 or 7 times so far. This is the best book that Knootz has written of those that I've read. It is not long winded like some of his, it is not dark and doesn't sicken. It is perfectly paced although stretching out over decades I am always glued. It is poignant and funny, if you are like me you'll laugh with tears in your eyes in a few places. This book is not only Knootz' best book but one of my all time favorites (if not #1).
After this book I listened to another story by Dean Knootz, "A Big Little Life". Lane did SO GOOD in that book yet somehow he ruined this one. One of the best characters in the book, the surviving twin, he read like a addle-brained valley girl. This is only one example of how badly the book came out. If I hadn't read it so many times his reading might have ruined for me. I know Lane can do better than this because he did it in the book I mentioned above. Lightning might have been an early book of his. If so, perhaps he could redo it or someone else can do it. This is unacceptable as is.
No. None of Koontz's novels has been successfully converted into movies. I would write to Koontz and beg him NOT to ruin this book in such a cheapening way.
Read this in paperback in what seems like a hundred years ago and had to have it in audio. Lighting is enjoyable and entertaining. Along with Watchers, Lightning is one of my favorite Koontz books.
I love time-travel books, and this was one of the most enjoyable I have ever read. It did a great job of intertwining the two different time periods, slowly revealing the time-traveler's purpose and the period he came from. It was also neat how the author included significant characters from world history, and how a statement made to one of the historical characters by the time-traveler wound up changing world history.
I liked how the main character of the book was strong and had a great relationship with her family through so much adversity, and how she stood up to evil at a great cost. I also liked how the author incorporated a bit of humor in the book from time to time.
Mr Lane did a masterful job! I will definitely look for more narrations from him.
The whole story comes together in the end, you can't guess it but in Dean Koontz true style, you know there is a morale to this story and it is, as always a great story that makes you feel good at the end. I personally love Dean Koontz and have read many of his books. This one is definitely one of my favourites.
Dean Koontz has his own style and a lot of his books have a similar thread. I would compare it most to Strangers.
I loved the scene when Stephan explains to Laura why he has followed her throughout her life and changed it for the better. Everything makes sense right there and makes the rest of the book really enjoyable too.
The narration was very good too.
PLOT: Tragedy marks Laura's Life but can lightening change it?
Laura is a child when tragedy finds her an orphan. Laura fieels her guardian is a man who appears when lightening "strikes" who saved her when she was a child. Now in an orphanage she again is "saved" by the same man. An adult Laura married with a son again finds her fate changed by the "lightening man" from the past. This is an excellent audio. I am now a major Kootz fan. Laura fate in the orphanage is both dramatic tragic and well done. the ADDED bonus of her "guardian" who shows up to avoid fate adds to the story. This is a very good story with good plotting. Full of twists and turns and flows along well. Koontz is the master of description and character development. I would have liked about 5 hours less of filler but worth the entire listen for the end of a well done story. I liked the reader. Koontz tosses in some historic fact along the way and adds the occasional dark humor. I loved it. I GIVE IT 5 FOR STORY 4 FOR PERFORMANCE AND 4 FOR OVER ALL horror thriller that is one of Koontz trade mark thrillers GREAT audio.
There is something to listening to this book that reading it yourself might not have given to you. Christopher gave each person depth that had I read the book I may not have felt the pull into the story like I did listening to it.
My listening time is somewhat limited but I found myself giving this book just a little more time ... just one more chapter.
Love gives you strength and depth all it's own. The fight we give for our loved ones and strength we find to push forward is found in this book. Great book!
ok, so Koontz always had strange stories with supernatural aspects to them akin to mr. king, but as stated in a past review, he had such an insecure need to impress the reader with his vast vocabulary that one almost had to read with a dictionary at hand. it was to this reader, highly egotistical and psychodynamically insecure. Now that is virtually gone, no... completely gone. So i don't know if this is mr. Koontz's work or that of a ghost writer. either way it is so much better at every level than any earlier book. The last two impressed me for these maturational developments. If this is a ghost writer, he has mastered the Koontz mind, and the writing is thoroughly enjoyable. This story is compelling, gripping, and if you are a reader comfortable with the suspension of reality as we know it (if not you wouldn't be reading Koontz in the first place) this is worthy read/listen that will be one of your fastest.... just because you will want to listen at every available free moment... and isn't that what escapist literature is about?!
I spend about four hours per day on the road. Audio books make my commute go by much faster and make it somewhat enjoyable.
This book was decent, but I've read much better stories by Dean Koontz. It was not a complete disappointment.