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
"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)
Lively consistent and familiar characters fill this book. An interesting story line that seems to be almost constantly changing directions.
This is the first title in some time that warranted several extra "driveway minutes" because the action taking place simply could not have waited until my next trip out.
topping off the great story was superb narration with well voiced characters. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone, Dean Koontz fan or not.
Yes it was a well told story with great characters.
I didn't care for the narration at all. When he was voicing Bart he just sounded like an adult with a speech impediment. His narration wasn't horrible, but it wasn't that good either.
The only thing you get for free, is nothing.
Lighting ranks at the top of the list plus one
the drama and the emotion of the characters
aboard the roller coster and hold on
with a "good" book you get to chapter 2 or 3 (if your lucky) or to the middle before things happen. With "Lighting" the action starts right away and ends at the last sentence.
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Time travel stories can be difficult to get through. This one however, was very entertaining and well written and had some interesting twists.
A woman keeps meeting a guardian angel throughout her young life at dramatic points where bad things are about to happen. Then he just disappears for long periods of time. Now she is an adult and those memories are more like imaginings but things are really hitting the fan now. This is a fast paced and exciting story that is really well written. Things get a bit convoluted at the end but that is to be expected with time travel, but not so much to mess up the story.
Christopher Lane's narration was very good. Male, female, child, and accents were all good.
I would recommend this to any sci-fi and time travel fan or anyone interested in a good, smart, suspenseful story
talk about a love story. Good action, too.
not really, but I did sit at times longer than planned.
Kept my interest, but just barely.
Would not recommend this to many people, unless you enjoy implausible plots and fantastical fictions. Just okay. Probably will not read Koontz anymore, maybe this YA fiction?
After a period of time I think I might. its quite a complex story, so it would be worth hearing it again to really understand it better.
This is not my normal read, this was very different for me.
His narration is excellent and his tone and use of different voices and accents for the characters really brings the whole thing alive.
I had to keep listening, I really wanted to know what was at the root of this story and once that was discovered, how it was all going to end.
This is not the kind of book I usually go for but I fancied a change. I'm glad I made the departure. To me this story had it all. Love, mystery, History, time travel, suspense. Something for everyone I think.
I read the hardback book three times. I rate this audible book as excellent because it is just as great as reading the hardback-book. Since this is an excellent story and the person, reading the story has a great voice with diction.
With his ability to change his accent & pronunciation, he makes you feel as if you are watching a movie.
Had not tried Dean Koontz for a few years; he is very intense and sometimes scary, because he is so on target with his characters and his plots are so thought-provokingly possible. I am happy I tried this novel for my return to the Koontz reading ranks. The performance was outstanding with good separation of character voices.
Lighting is a time travel action suspense story that revolves around a girl named Laura who is selected by a time traveler as special - so special that this time traveler risks his life, the lives of others, and the fate of the world to save her at various times in her life.
I found this book dated, tedious and tiresome due especially to the author’s penchant for unfunny comic relief and melodrama. The story unfolds very slowly. More than half of this book is spent in exposition of Laura’s life. When the plot finally starts you realize that ALL of this could have been skipped. Why you ask? Because this girl is only secondary to the plot which is all about the time traveler’s attempt to keep the evil forces that created the time travelling portal from changing the world as we know it. I am tempted to tell you who the “evil forces” are just to reveal how worn out this plot is, but I don’t want to reveal any spoilers.
While the author does a good job with the mechanics of time travel, the plot, at times, changed gears so roughly that it forced me out of the story. I found myself turning the performance off when I didn’t have to. The characters surrounding the Laura are annoying and made worse by the narration which, in my opinion, made odd choices for the some of the voices.
I know people love Koontz stories and maybe if I had read this in 1989 I would have found this story fresh and lively but it is 2013 and I found it average at best.
"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.
"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.
"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?
"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.
"different but still good"
Great listen, great narration, not the normal Koontz ( of the few I have read), but very gripping. well worth getting
"Gripping and thrilling"
A love story with a major difference, leaving you to wonder if this could have been possible !!!!!!!!! What if ? Do we all have a guardian?
As ever Dean's ability to transport the reader into the book and let us feel as if we are living it was excellent.
He read well. I enjoyed listening to him and will hope he reads more of Dean's books.
"Great listen !"
Well read, I couldn't put this down , even listened in the shower !
References in the book mention back to the future which it does give a nod to,
Can't pick one , good twists all the way through
Lightening can strike twice
Thoroughly enjoyed this book it was sad, exciting, nerve racking stuff all the way to the end.
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!
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