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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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    Scott 02-04-15
    Scott 02-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good all the way"

    My first Dean Koontz book and I liked it start to finish. I'll have to try a new one now

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    HeavenLeeChefs 01-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"

    This book is one of my all time favorites. I have read it several times and now, having it in audio format I can listen to it whenever I like. Which is usually on my way to work. Love it.

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    DRJ 01-21-15
    DRJ 01-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Dean Koontz at his best!"

    Held my interest from the very beginning to the very end. Thrilling, exciting, edge of your seat, a real page turner. It is such an interesting story. I loved all the characters. Didn't want it to end. I had read this book a while back and enjoyed it at that time. However, on audible with Christopher Lane as narrator, his many amazing voices made the experience of listening to the story that much better. His performance was Oscar worthy. I will look for more books with him as the narrator. Highly recommend! Definitely worth the credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    roz79 01-18-15
    roz79 01-18-15
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    "5 stars"

    Great delivery and excellent story! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't think that I should be forced to write 20 words just to say the same in 5!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bobb Mohondro Sykesville, Maryland U.S.A. 12-07-14
    Bobb Mohondro Sykesville, Maryland U.S.A. 12-07-14
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    "A MUST Read-"
    Would you listen to Lightning again? Why?

    Edge of your seat, with twists and turns throughout


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lightning?

    The action packed conclusion


    Which scene was your favorite?

    With Winston Churchill


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Take a trip on the Lightning Road


    Any additional comments?

    Arguably the BEST of the BEST of Dean Koontz

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Mabry, Jr. 11-21-14 Member Since 2015

    An educator and senior who listens to his books from his phone through his hearing aids.

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    "For those with great suspension-of-disbelief skill"

    Lightning by Dean Koontz is an allegorical time travel thriller. Koontz chips out both his characters and his suspenseful plot as a woodcarver brings a statue from a log of fine wood. Accepting he gives to the scientific community in Nazi Germany requires a well developed skill for suspending belief. The heroine's eight-year-old son seems more a prodigy than a normal kid. His mother also seems more a superhero than mother and author. However, even with these few weaknesses, I give Lightning five stars and recommend you give it a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda bebee, arkansas, United States 11-20-14
    Linda bebee, arkansas, United States 11-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A unique love story"
    What did you love best about Lightning?

    Robert Koontz has given the world so many wonderful books this is my favorite.The story is so unique


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    From the beginning you start guessing and fall in love with the characters


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    His voice gently pulls you into the story


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    When the thunder roll......get ready.......for who knows what will follow


    Any additional comments?

    I have both read and listened to this book twice ,and I know I will enjoy it again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eric 10-20-14
    Eric 10-20-14
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    "Koontz doesn't know how to write a bad book"
    What made the experience of listening to Lightning the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was wonderful. Very easy to listen to. I'll look for more with Christopher Lane narrating.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Guardian Angel for reasons that will be known if you read it all the way to the very end.


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rhythm. I noticed that when I read a book, I tend to flip through the boring details and get to the climax or resolution. Christopher Lane does an excellent job going through the rhythm to rev up the excitement.


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    Linda Bell 10-19-14
    Linda Bell 10-19-14 Member Since 2013

    Magic, Myth, Monsters

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    "Lightning is almost as good as Strangers"
    What did you love best about Lightning?

    The convoluted plot. Normally, I figure them out. Not this time.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The action wasn't non-stop--there was good character build up, too. But the tension was constant!


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    The phone calls! So neat!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both, as Koontz always does


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it

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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-16-14
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-16-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    "Fun Read"
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    This was a fun and decently written Sci-Fi Thriller. It's the first book I've read by Koontz and based off of this I would read another. It was a bit different than I at first thought it would be, but I"m not gong to mention what it was as that will give parts of the story away.

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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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