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Lightning Audiobook

Lightning

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Publisher's Summary

A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery.

Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned, again to save Laura from tragedy. Was he the guardian angel he seemed? The devil in disguise? Or the master of a haunting destiny beyond time and space?

©2007 Dean Koontz; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"The paradox in time travel's tampering with history provides an interesting twist in this gripping thriller by a popular writer." (Library Journal)
"Fast paced and satisfying." (People)

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    Diana 04-22-15
    Diana 04-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "pleasant twist of history - gripping story!"

    Endearing characters in a tale that keeps one interested throughout the pages. Great performance that brought characters to life.

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    Natalie Higgins 04-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Koontz hasn't just still got it, he's even greater"

    several strong characters, world-changing plot, and that momentum and mystery Koontz has always provided us

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    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 04-15-15
    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 04-15-15 Member Since 2013

    Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.

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    "INTERESTING STORY"

    For a long time I have enjoyed the books of Dean Koontz. This book was no exception, although it was very different from the Odd Thomas Series. I especially like works that deal with "Time Travel" as did this one. Still, I found the interaction with Adolf Hitler somewhat fanciful. Worth a listen.

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    sherylsplace 04-11-15

    Empty nester couple....a Life Coach and a Suspense Writer with varied tastes. Blend of fiction & non-fiction.

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    "Superb supernatural suspense"

    A finely crafted novel of mind twisting jumps across time. Perhaps the best suspense ending I've heard. The increased pacing is masterful! And Koontz's language is always surprising, making the reader want to improve his own vocabulary. Excellent.

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    Breanna Groneman 04-10-15
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    "fab"

    great story! a little slow at the beginning but I really enjoyed the narrator. he did a fantastic job!

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    George South Texas 04-10-15
    George South Texas 04-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good time travel story."

    I still think "Dark Rivers of the Heart" was his best, but this one is quite good and I liked the ending.

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    Carla Tallahassee, FL 04-04-15
    Carla Tallahassee, FL 04-04-15

    My work prevents me from sitting and reading a good book, but Audible gave me that back!

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    "So exciting I couldn't stop listening!"

    Another great Dean Koontz book. I really liked the intrigue and was taken by surpriseby the storyline involving time travel. Kept me on the edge of my seat and I'd like that.

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    Brooke Duncan Aliso Viejo, CA, US 04-01-15
    Brooke Duncan Aliso Viejo, CA, US 04-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed it!"

    I have always enjoyed the paranormal aspects of the authors books. I enjoyed the storyline Ana narration. Good listening! Thanks

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    Gail 03-29-15
    Gail 03-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Thrilling!"
    What did you love best about Lightning?

    The way the story line held me from beginning to end. I couldn't stop listening.


    What other book might you compare Lightning to and why?

    I enjoy most of Koontz's books, but this one was especially good.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know. But I will look for others in the future, Well done!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Because just when I thought I had figured out something, the story line sent me to a different direction. It kept me guessing....laughing, crying, excited.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually rate the books I'd listened too, but I just finished this one last night, and I felt like I had to share the wonder.

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    Mary United States 03-27-15
    Mary United States 03-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wait, I didn't see that coming!"

    I was listening to this story as I was quilting It's intriguing plot caught me off guard and stopped the quilting process several times. Engaging characters well developed. Worth the time to listen to since it makes time seem to fly by.

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  • Susan
    York, United Kingdom
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    "Excellent book - superbly read"

    My husband is the Dean Koontz fan. I bought this in order that we could sit and listen to this together whilst I was knitting and he was not knitting! I fould it an excellently thought out book if a little 'strange' at first but coming to a fast paced finale. It was excellently read and I have to admit to a 'go faster, section that did my knitting no good at all. Really enjoyable.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    1/24/09
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    "Another winner from Koontz"

    I seem to find excuses to stay with Koontz' books and take every opportunity to keep listening. Again this has an interesting plot and great narrator ..and you just want to know what is going on.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • cliff
    peterborough, United Kingdom
    7/30/13
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    "How good can a book be..."

    OUTSTANDING.... I have listened to many audio books and this is one of those that just kept getting better, I could imagine it as a film easy.. great characters great story...if you listen to nothing else then listen to this...that is only my opinion?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    Rochester, United Kingdom
    8/8/12
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    "Great!! Well thought out"

    I read this book many years ago and loved it then. Thought I would get it on audio to remind me if it was as good as I remembered and it was. Not your usual Dean Koontz Story but brilliant just the same. the charicters are well thought out and loveable. You feel the need to finish it to find out what happens to Laura through her life to see if she lives or dies???
    What can I say Koontz at his finest and narrated very, very well.
    Buy you will enjoy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    12/7/11
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    "Guardian Angels"

    Whenever lightning strikes her guardian angel comes to save her. How many times can he alter her future? Where does he come from? Can he save her that one last time when she really needs him? Great listen, enjoy it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    ambleside, United Kingdom
    3/1/11
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    "different but still good"

    Great listen, great narration, not the normal Koontz ( of the few I have read), but very gripping. well worth getting

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marian
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    5/31/16
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    "Love it"

    I always enjoy dean koontz and this was no exception, well read, excellent story and thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Miss H E Briars
    3/17/16
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    "Great book"

    First audio book I've listened too . Really enjoyed it. Not quite sure about the accents and voices of the narrator but I got used to it. Great book

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  • munky
    3/3/16
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    "brilliant"

    I have read this in paperback, but loved listening on audiable. Great twist to the story

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  • Amazon Customer
    12/24/15
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    "Slow Start But Stick With It."

    Struggled at first but glad I persisted. Confusing, complex but brilliant. Off to by the kindle version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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