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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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    Redfivenine 01-19-16
    Redfivenine 01-19-16
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    "lame story"

    Good in theory, maybe to existential for me or something but I just didn't like it.

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    Lorraine United States 01-19-16
    Lorraine United States 01-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Not My Kind of Listen"

    Some books should be read. Some books are great listening stories to accompany me while I do routine, boring, yet necessary tasks. Although he is a well known author, this was my first Dean Konntz book. For his fans, I hope is that it is not his typical work. Don't give up on him based on my opinion. Christopher Lane did an excellent job of as narrator.

    To share specifics is unfair to potential listeners. I will say that I found much of the children's dialog unrealistic. The story took a turn, by time travel, from the coming of age of an unfortunate child, to an unassociated chase by Hitler's Nazi's. Just too odd for my taste.






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    TM Conway 01-16-16
    TM Conway 01-16-16

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    "Awesome writing"

    This was a great read (listen) even though there was a little bit of a letdown with the plot punch. Loved the characters & some of the complexity of the theme. Narrator did a top notch job & acted out the different parts brilliantly.

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    Kindle Customer 01-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow starting"
    Any additional comments?

    The story started slow, but got better later. I thought it was a mystery, but then I realized it was more science fiction.

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    Robin Baumann 01-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I expected"

    Bought this book on sale because I've read Dean Koone books in the past and liked them. The book is about time travel which I am not normally into but this one had a different twist to it that kept me into it the entire book.

    I loved the characters and the way the narrator portrayed them was excellent. You always knew who he was portraying even without him telling you. Although this was a serious book there was much humor in it.

    A story about how much the human spirit can tolerate when put to the test again and again. I highly recommend.

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    Amazon Customer 01-12-16
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    "great book"

    As usual Dean Koontz has written an amazing book, gripping and spell bounding from the beginning.

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    Amazon Customer 01-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A great introduction to the author"

    This is my first reading of a Koontz novel and it didn't disappoint. It was action packed and full of twists and turns. My daughter is a fledgling author and I am a mother so the main character resonated with me. I liked the time travel concepts especially.

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    Jeremy 01-09-16
    Jeremy 01-09-16
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    "Should come with explicit warning"

    Yikes. Though it was alright after skipping thru the part about the pedophile, it was really annoying that there's no mention of such content in the summary

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    Minnie12 01-08-16
    Minnie12 01-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book!!"

    Very intriguing and action packed !!! This writer has a new fan!!! If you like James Patterson Books you will probably like this!!

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    Gio 01-07-16
    Gio 01-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Listen"

    What a great book! Almost half way into the book when you find out the major twist, and it doesn't disappoint. Trying to write a review without spoiling the book is difficult..


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  • 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?

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    5 of 5 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    2 of 2 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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/20/17
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    "Cringe at the some of the voices"

    I found the plot and pace of story excellent as I expect from this imaginative and clever author; however I felt that some of the voices used by the narrator were repetitive and aggravating to the extreme. This is only my second audio book so I am sticking with it as it is currently almost the only way I can read. I would like to have had greater depth to the guardian as the focus of emotion was around Laura. His own depth of character was brushed over on the basis that he had experienced and took part in unimaginable horrors. That aside the story did flow well and captured my imagination with the science fiction elements I expect from Mr Koontz. long may they continue

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cynical Wench
    Cardiff, GB
    6/17/17
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    "Fantastic engaging book, I recommend it."
    What did you like most about Lightning?

    Great concept, a little unusual. But it's great overall - characters draw you in, the thrill is maintained, good narration, and Koontz's usual writing style.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery of the stranger.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Koontz you will love this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • peter
    6/4/17
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    "Very enjoyable"

    This book was fantastic narrator was a bit weird at times but still generally good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    5/31/17
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    "Good time"

    eveything about this audio book was great. I knew being Dean Koontz it would be but the reader also adds to the story
    100% recomendation

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/3/17
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    "Still enjoyed the story"

    Would have given it 5stars but the ending was a bit too long and predictable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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