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Lightning Audiobook

Lightning

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.
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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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    Barry Katy, TX, United States 01-01-09
    Barry Katy, TX, United States 01-01-09
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    "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."

    I am an occasional Dean Koontz fan, I've read several of his books and have had mixed opinions about them. I like his novels that have a more serious tone, like this one does. Not a lot of "boy-meets-girl" crap and corny dialogue, as in some of his novels. This is just a very well-crafted story that moves very smoothly along, with suspense in all the right places. Classic Koontz. I'm very glad I got this one, it was a good use of a credit.
    The narrator did an excellent job, too. It was the first time I'd heard him, and I was very impressed with his skill.

    110 of 111 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 04-05-12
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 04-05-12 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "KOONTZCELLENT"

    I would not call this a horror, it is more in the line of B movie stuff. It reminded me a little of Life Expectancy and of the Frankenstein books, only better. When I say B Movie I do not mean stupid. This is intelligently written. By B movie, I mean he brings back all those things that you used to wonder about and go wow.

    When DK is hitting on all cylinders such as in this book, then he throws everything in except the kitchen sink, and you never know which direction he is going to take you next. This book has Time Travelers, a Guardian Angel, Nazi's, junkies, lots of guns, lots of lightning, an eel, orphans, and a love story. DK even gets the love story right.

    This is the best book I have listened to in over a year.

    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Warren 09-24-08
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    "Great Koontz book"

    I've listened to about five of the Dean Koontz books here on Audible and this one was my favorite. I usually listen to books as I fall asleep, but this one kept me up wondering what was going to happen next. It's a shame that the description here is so vague, though it's hard to say more without giving away the plot turns that made this story so intriguing. I highly recommend.

    38 of 39 people found this review helpful
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    John M Lafayette, CA USA 09-24-08
    John M Lafayette, CA USA 09-24-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Very Enjoyable Read"

    This audiobook definitely passed my "5-star" test - I was always eager to get to my commute so I could continue with the story.

    In many ways it is a very familiar Dean Koontz story: multiple storylines that converge toward the end; good people are really, really good; bad people are irredeemably evil; lots of humor; some mild horror-ish moments, etc.

    It is true that any book that deals with time travel requires you to suspend belief - and this one is more implausible than most. However, once you get past that one plot device (it isn't hard, since the story is great) then you are in for a great ride.

    There were some nice plot twists at the end that I did not see coming. The pacing was great, the story highly enjoyable, the characters interesting, and the narration terrific. If you want a fun story with action, character development, romance, and a bit of sci-fi, this one if for you.

    72 of 75 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce P. 07-26-09
    Joyce P. 07-26-09 Member Since 2015
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    "One of my favorite Dean Koontz books"

    This is one my favorite Dean Koontz books - its merit comes from true mystery and suspense, rather than from the shock value of horror and supernatural events of his later works. Written in the later part of the 1980's, its content is still timely. I read it several times years ago and enjoyed my recent listen as much as I did my first read.

    31 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Armstrong Arkansas, USA 10-30-08
    Barbara Armstrong Arkansas, USA 10-30-08 Member Since 2013

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    "Thumbs Up!"

    Brilliantly researched and executed. It's DK as only he can do. Narration was one of the best ever and had my attention from beginning to end.

    27 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Jaeger 02-13-09
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    "My favorite Koontz"

    I've read all of the Odd Thomas books. Also, Velociy and The Good Guy. If you've read those and like them, get this one. My favorite of his so far.

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Brie McQueeney, TX, USA 03-18-09
    Brie McQueeney, TX, USA 03-18-09
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    "NOW we're talkin'"

    THIS is why I listen to Koontz - riveting, non-stop action. I will be thinking about these characters for a very long time. Absolutely one of the best Koontz I have heard since the Odd series. Worth every dime I paid.

    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    DJM Franklin, TN USA 05-15-09
    DJM Franklin, TN USA 05-15-09 Member Since 2008
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    "One of My Favorite Koontz Books"

    Three of my favorite Koontz books are Watchers, Strangers and Lightning, written one after another in the late 80s. In Lightning, Koontz provides the fast paced, suspenseful storytelling he is known for, and well developed characters that you care about. The narration is excellent. I couldn't leave this one in the car. I had to take it inside and play it through.

    33 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 01-10-09
    Bob North Lauderdale, FL, United States 01-10-09
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    "One of his best. I loved it."

    I am a bit of both a science and science fiction fan. I think it is very interesting to watch and see how much past science fiction is now reality and wonder what marvels are coming in just the next 50 years. Koontz is definitely one of my favorite authors and really liked this book. As others have said here, the narration was superb. The way he changed voices was amazing. The producers and mixers obviously helped a lot the the entire team did a terrific job with this one.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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