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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)

What Members Say

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    Dianne Winnfield, LA, USA 06-06-09
    Dianne Winnfield, LA, USA 06-06-09
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    "Solid Koontz entry"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela J United States 12-12-10
    Pamela J United States 12-12-10 Member Since 2016

    Sure, I'd love to hear your story....

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    "A great distraction"

    Perfect book for when you want a bit of adventure, a bit of drama, and a bit of fun. Koontz wrote some great characters to star and co-star in this story with wide appeal. While it won't put you on the edge of your seat it will keep you greatly entertained.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    avoidthelloyd Poteau, OK 01-21-11
    avoidthelloyd Poteau, OK 01-21-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Honestly...it was a clean page turner!"

    This is probably the best book I've read on time travel to date. The story was not overly complicated with scientific garbage, but there was enough to make the story believable! The twist in the story in part 2 was brilliant although i thought the motive behind the time traveler should have been a more fatalistic one. for the most part, everything was well thought out. The book is definitely worth a credit or purchase...

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Grimsby, Ontario, Canada 12-18-08
    Chris Grimsby, Ontario, Canada 12-18-08 Member Since 2016
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    "Great audiobook"

    Amazing story with great narration.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Moore Springfield, IL 03-29-14
    Tony Moore Springfield, IL 03-29-14 Member Since 2013

    Kneel Before Zod!!

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    "It's been done before"
    What did you like best about Lightning? What did you like least?

    Nothing really stands out, as a fan of Dean Koontz I believe this may not be up there with some of his other books.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dean Koontz? Why or why not?

    yes, I'm a fan of his work.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    Did a good job, despite the story falling apart.


    Did Lightning inspire you to do anything?

    Nope


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-03-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 05-03-13 Member Since 2012

    I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.

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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Think about this 02-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved It!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Lane Plano, TX USA 10-10-12
    John Lane Plano, TX USA 10-10-12 Member Since 2011

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    "A Decent Read"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I loved Odd Thomas. I loved Watchers. So I looked for the highest rated Dean Koontz book on Audible. And this is it. So maybe I was just a little disappointed. It's an okay story but I don't think it is as good as the other two.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dean Koontz before, how does this one compare?

    Better than Forever Odd, but not as good as Watchers or Odd Thomas.


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

    He does a good job of reading the story.


    Do you think Lightning needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, the characters covered the full spectrum.


    Any additional comments?

    I think my expectations were too high.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Becky 01-23-11
    Becky 01-23-11
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    "I wanted to like it"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mel Aclaro ANAHEIM, CA, United States 12-16-10
    Mel Aclaro ANAHEIM, CA, United States 12-16-10 Member Since 2008

    My wife says she can read me like an open book. Though she regrets not being able to shut me up the same way. :)

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    "Great story. Highly creative. Great reading."

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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