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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
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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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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
By John M on 09-24-08

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
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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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
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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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
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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4 out of 5 stars
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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