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Since the night she was born, Laura Shane has been continually saved by a mysterious guardian who appears and disappears without a trail. Through the years, these random encounters prove more and more life-threatening, sending Shane down a dark path to which her savior, Stefan, has unintentionally led her and her family. But as Shane realizes when not where Stefan is from, she must scramble for her life as her enemies seek her out. Her only hope is in the knowledge that when lightning strikes, her enemies are near. Koontz isn't the first author to incorporate lightning with time travel, but he certainly shines new light on the subgenre of time travel. Koontz's 1988 novel gains new life in this unabridged production. Christopher Lane captures listeners with a stern and serious voice that can still lighten up, especially when voicing Shane's son, Chris, or other colorful characters. Lane's vocalizing of characters proves impressive, authentic and even amusing for everyone but Shane, whose voice is adequate but fades in comparison to the other characters. Regardless, Lane's narration improves upon the book by adding a tonal edge that will keep listeners' attention throughout all 14 hours. (May)
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On the night of Laura Shane's birth, a stranger appears from the lightning to prevent her delivery's being botched by an alcoholic physician. Throughout Laura's childhood the stranger reappears at times of danger. He protects rather than threatens, yet menace seems to follow him. Thirty years later another storm flashes and the stranger collapses, shot, at Laura's door. Now Laura protects her erstwhile guardian from mysterious hunters. He reveals that he and the hunters are time travelers. Laura, quick-witted and brave, leads the way to a bloody showdown. The paradox in time travel's tampering with history provides an interesting twist in this gripping thriller by a popular writer. Literary Guild selection.A.M.B. Amantia, Population Crisis Committee Lib., Washington,
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I loooove the mix of history, Sci fi, love, and action. The characters are beautifully written and display so many emotions. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by jessica pasillas
This is one of Dean Koontz's early works and, in my opinion, one of his best. I just finished re-reading it for the fourth time and still get a great deal of pleasure out of the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by john heltsley
some loooooong descriptions, ie chinese takeaway, are just fillers and do not add to the story. good ideas here and there but felt it should have been a short novelPublished 10 days ago by Carlo
I have always love Dean Koontz books. I hadn't heard of this and just bought it on a lark. I was very enthralled by the whole story line. Read morePublished 12 days ago by William A. Snow
Really didn't expect anything this poor from Kootz. Main character is very unrealistic and flat.I only finished it because I didn't have anything else to read.Published 18 days ago by Rebecca A. Bodine