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Lightning Audiobook
Lightning
Written by: 
Dean Koontz
Narrated by: 
Christopher Lane
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)

What Members Say

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marc Sylvester Camarillo California 03-27-15
    Marc Sylvester Camarillo California 03-27-15 Member Since 2014

    My name is Marc Sylvester. I own my own Software company - Laughingbird Software. ... when I work, I listen to Audible books.

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    "An unexpected find"
    Where does Lightning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite audio (and non-audio) books now.
    I was surprised.

    I love Dean Koontz and went looking for "any ol book" ... I read some reviews and figured what the heck.

    This was AWESOME!
    Christopher Lane's voice was perfect (and easy to listen to) and the story was excellent.

    I remember picking up my first Dean Koontz book back in the day (The Watchers). My fav ... up until Lightning.

    If you're on the fence on this download - jump and get it.
    you'll love it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Florida, USA 03-24-15
    Amazon Customer Florida, USA 03-24-15

    Business, Sci-Fi, Technology and the occasional potato chip!

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    "Good story, great historical references"

    Good story with some great references to history. The storyline ties together pretty well. The ending was too happy for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    andrea 03-20-15
    andrea 03-20-15
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    "maybe I needed to be in the right mood to read"

    when I bought this book several months ago I got bored and stopped listening after the first chapter. I'm glad I picked it back up again because this time I liked it. it had some unexpected twists in the story plot, characters i can relate to, some tragedy, a little love and a happy ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    joe 03-19-15
    joe 03-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Too long b4 exciting"

    The book took too long to get exciting. The last third was MUCH better than the first two-thirds. Narrator was pretty good, but bothered me when doing adult female's voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    similler 03-18-15
    similler 03-18-15 Member Since 2013

    Love to listen to Audible while driving.

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    "Great Listen"
    What did you love best about Lightning?

    Great story that made you wonder how will they get out of this. The main characters could never be safe with evil people coming from the past to kill them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beth Studio City, CA 03-07-15
    Beth Studio City, CA 03-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Riveting...One of Dean Koontz's best!"
    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    His overall narration was perfection! Kept you on the edge of your seat.


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't want to stop listening. A captivating story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 02-24-15
    Sara 02-24-15
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    "Dark, but humorous"

    I found it dark, but funny. Someone would be mamed or abandoned and then one of the characters would say something funny and I couldn't help but laugh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    aussieGeorge68 Sydney Australia 02-22-15
    aussieGeorge68 Sydney Australia 02-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it, this book may turn me into a Koontz fan"

    I can't write much here without spoiling the story, except to say this slightly science fiction-ary book held my interest from start to finish.

    I had the impression that Koontz was overhyped, but after this book I intend to check out some other Koontz books

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  • Susan
    York, United Kingdom
    8/9/10
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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.

    1 of 1 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
    Whitburn
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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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