I first fell in love with Dean Koontz via 'Odd Thomas'. Odd's story remains one of my favorites as have some of his other titles (The Watcher is a must read). Lightening Road is a very satisfying read. The thing about Koontzs' work that I love is his ability to transport me immediately to the scene and keep me on the edge of my seat. I felt the same way about Lightening Road. Loved the characters, their struggle and undying hope. It is well worth your time.
Nothing really stands out, as a fan of Dean Koontz I believe this may not be up there with some of his other books.
yes, I'm a fan of his work.
Did a good job, despite the story falling apart.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Very inventive, solid story about the life of one special girl and a man who is fighting his own internal battle between good and evil. The story moves along pretty fast with just a few places that lagged but there are good characters that make up for it.
I am reading another Koontz book and I can't help thinking that if I had read this one I would have enjoyed it more. The narrator does good voices but his regular narration is very monotone. To each his own.
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.
I love time-travel stories, but this one took way too long to develop. Maybe I should have purchased the abridged version. I really wanted to like it, but overall, I can't say that I did.
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 actually enjoyed listening to the narrator. The narrator was one of the positives related to this story. I thought the variety provided to the characters' voices was very good and realistic. In addition, I loved the first part of this story up until the "guardian angel's" identity and background was revealed. What a disappointment. If you like science fiction, you may like the changes. In my opinion, the change was a disruption to the plot line and really did not fit into what I expected. A lot of mumbo jumbo that was really not part of the story. (I think that I have seen the movie on which this may have been based.) I have stopped listening to the story because of the unrealistic and abrupt twist to the plot and characters. The change in behavior and personalities of the heroine and her son was incredulous. It was like a different story was inserted into the one that I was listening to and I missed the transition. I was not prepared for the ridiculousness of the second part. I may go back and finish listening, but not anytime soon. I wish I could give 2.5 stars.
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.