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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
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Critic Reviews

"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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By Barry on 01-01-09

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.

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By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-05-12


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.

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By Susan on 08-09-10

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.

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By cliff on 07-30-13

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?

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By Linda on 02-03-16

Worth listening to

I haven't read a lot of Dean Koontz over the years and was pleasantly surprised at how much his writing has improved and matured. This is a great story - quite original and believable. I loved the characters... well all except for grown up Thelma. She could never have been a successful comedy act in the real world because she was painfully UNfunny. At the start I had to keep rewinding as I felt the narrator spoke quite quickly but I got used to it.
All in all, a great story and I would recommend it.

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By Alf on 07-25-17

great yarn

It is not my habit to write a review, after all who am I to criticise a professional writer. I enjoyed the story and the performance.

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