This was my first reading of Dean Koontz, and won't be my last. So glad it was on sale, so I could give this author a try.,
The story is quite mysterious from the start, and keeps you guessing all the way through the book. Found myself laughing and crying in this book, and that's what makes a novel a 5 star for me. I love to get wrapped up with the characters lives, letting my emotions go. It's very well written and the narration was excellent.
My wife says she can read me like an open book. Though she regrets not being able to shut me up the same way. :)
A compelling story right from the start. It weaves and turns, but kudos to Mr. Koontz as he manages to catch all the potential loose ends that tend to get left hanging in other stories tackling a similar theme. Great job. Great twists.
I have to also give huge kudos to the reader, Christopher Lane. Mr. Lane's command of multiple voices, styles, accents and inflections made listening to this story such a compelling read. Well done.
I like a lot of what Dean Koontz writes, but Lightening was not worth the listen. The premise is absurd, the characters are two-dimensional (with the exception of the truly amazing Ackerley twins, who were delightful!) Skip this one and listen to something else.
I???ve read a lot of Koontz and enjoyed most if not all of his books. It has been some time since my last one and had some doubts based on the publisher summary, but I found this to be one of his better efforts.
From start to finish I was pulled into this story. There were a few times where it seemed to slow a bit, like in the main characters early years, but even these side jaunts were interesting and the extra time spent developing the character was worthwhile. For the most part the book is faced paced and exciting. I found myself making time to listen other than my ride to and from work.
The main theme has always been of interest to me and Koontz puts a new spin on it. It left me thinking about how our history or even my own life, could have been changed if it were possible. Or maybe it already has?
Overall a credit well spent for a book I enjoyed from beginning to end.
This book was wonderful. The twists and turns... I found myself rooting for the family and saying "good for you!" outloud as Laura overcame her obstacles. I enjoyed this book immensely and was sad when it ended. Would DEFINITELY recommend. NOTE: Don't try to pick apart this books scientific accuracy on time travel, it WILL give you a headache! PARADOX!! PARADOX!!
I read this book right after it came out and read it again in the 90s. It is absolutely one of my favorite books ever - I wish I could give it even more stars. What a story! And now I can listen to it any time I want. Christopher Lane did a great job narrating the book too.
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
I liked the characters and stages of the story. A reasonable story with enjoyable twists and changes. Not the best of Koontz, but good classic Koontz. As usual, the premise is hard to swallow, but once swallowed is pretty good.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - (Suspense) Like the Publisher's Summary says, there's lightning and a stranger. Is he a guardian angel, the devil in disguise or a master of time and space?
I don't know how I can write anything about this story without giving something away, so I will just comment that it is unusual and very good. I was expecting it to possibly be scary, but it isn't. There's sadness and violence, but there's also humor and love. This is my first Koontz novel, but it's not going to be my last.
PERFORMANCE - Good job with multiple voices and accents.
OVERALL - (Actual rating 4.5) Highly recommended for both guys and gals. Probably too much violence for young teenagers. Must be in the mood for some mystery with lots of action and suspense.