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3.00012872497908 out of 53.00012872497908 out of 53.00012872497908 out of 53.00012872497908 out of 53.00012872497908 out of 5 3.00 (15,537 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: Stephen Lang Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9780553752854
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Bartholomew Lampion is born in Bright Beach, California, on a day of tragedy and terror, when the lives of everyone in his family are changed forever.  Remarkable events accompany his birth, and everyone agrees that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen.

On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew.  He doesn't know who Bartholomew is, but he embarks on a search that will become the purpose of his life.  If ever he finds the right Bartholomew, he will deal mercilessly with him.

And in San Francisco a girl is born, the result of a violent rape.  Her survival is miraculous, and her destiny is mysteriously linked to the fates of Barty and the man who stalks him.

At the age ot three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons reluctantly remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer.  As the growing boy copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother, an exceptional woman, counsels him that all things happen for a reason, that there is meaning even in his suffering, and that he will affect the lives of people yet unknown to him in ways startling and profound.

At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight.  How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart-stopping suspense, and high adventure.  His mother once told him that every person's life has an effect on every other's, in often unknowable ways, and Barty's eventful life indeed entwines with others in ways that will astonish and move everyone who reads his story.

People magazine has said that Dean Koontz has the "power to scare the daylights out of us."  In this, perhaps the most thrilling, suspenseful, and emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career, Koontz does that and far more.  He has created a compulsive page-turner that will have you at the edge of your seat, a narrative tour-de-force that will change the way you yourself look at the world.


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Quotes & Awards

  • The bestselling author elicits as much emotion as suspense in this spooky story about a boy who loses his eyesight. People
  • Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler. The Times (London)
  • Reader be warned: this is Koontz at his finest ... thrill-packed ... more than 600 pages of suspense. The Oakland Press (Mich.)
  • Though over 600 pages, the book never seems long. The characters are vivid and emotionally exciting, creating a fast and compelling read.
    Library Journal
  • “[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • He [Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match. Los Angeles Times
  • “The bestselling author elicits as much emotion as suspense in this spooky story about a boy who loses his eyesight.”

    People

  • “Though over 600 pages, the book never seems long. The characters are vivid and emotionally exciting, creating a fast and compelling read.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kams | 2/18/2014

    " a different take to the paranormal..a different style of narration ..a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 2/9/2014

    " This was my first Koontz book and I enjoyed it. Recommended to me because of the slight similarity to The Time Traveler's Wife (very slight) "

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    " So far this is my favorite book by Koontz. "

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    " This book was intense. I liked how you could actually relate with the bad guy and his insanity almost made reasonable sense. "

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    " VERY good! Not like a typical Koontz book. Really makes you think and touches the soul. Highly recommend it. "

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    " I have just started reading this and am already hooked! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 1/22/2014

    " Really wierd and slightly disturbing story, but not as odd as Intensity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/19/2014

    " Stuck in my tent on a rainy day during a self supported mtn bike trip with nothing to read, a friend loaned me this book. I had never read anything by Koontz before an was quite drawn into finding out why this guy who was so crazy about his wife would cause her a fatal accident. I have read several more of Koontz books since. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Farron | 1/17/2014

    " Wow. This book covered a lot of things both real and spiritual! I really liked it a lot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elocin | 1/14/2014

    " this book was creepy as hell. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jon | 12/20/2013

    " By far the most unrewarding Koontz book I've ever read. It had a lot of promise, but went no where. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/12/2013

    " There were a lot of things I liked about this book. I enjoyed the etherial quality of Angel,Barty and Tom, and the spiritual presence without coming out and talking about God. I also found that getting into the mind of Junior was very revealing of someone who is truly pathologically delusional. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Athena | 12/1/2013

    " Great. All of Koontz's latest novels are really good. The characters capture your attention and have you rallying in their corner. As for the villian, you just wonder how many people out there think like that guy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 11/25/2013

    " SOOOOOO good. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Slavick | 11/4/2013

    " This was a tough read. While the villain and protagonists were all very well developed, Dean described way too much, which got in the way of the story. I felt he just meandered too much. He should have cut out about 150 pages. Doing so would have a great benefit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roy Mcconnell | 8/1/2013

    " Probably the best Dean Koontz book I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janene | 7/27/2013

    " This was a really great book. Dean Koonz did an amazing job developing the characters. The only thing I did not like is the ending seemed to drag on longer than necessary. But the book is still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 4/10/2013

    " This was a good story. As is typical with Koontz, the ending was wrapped up a bit too conveniently, but I still enhoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaby | 1/28/2013

    " I was reading this book until I finished it at 2 a.m.. I like it that much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrizette | 1/3/2013

    " I absolutely love this book and have re-read it a couple of times over the years. Good wins over evil . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 12/4/2012

    " A true Koontz journey, not to be missed, this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arthur | 11/4/2012

    " Good. Not outstanding but good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E. THOMAS | 7/13/2012

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Issy1958 | 4/27/2012

    " One of the best books I ever read. I gave my paperback away to someone, and loved the book so much I bought another copy just to keep on my bookcase. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 4/13/2012

    " One of my favorites of Dean Koontz! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey Walsh | 4/2/2012

    " One of my favorite themes of storytelling is when an author has a large number of characters that are not related in the beginning of the book, but then they all weave together. This is one of those books. A momentous day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kine | 1/30/2012

    " Amazing book! So many well written characters and stories that all are connected in some mysterious way. Its a thriller and a book about life :) Loved it ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 9/10/2011

    " This was a great story. This is Dean Koontz at his best, a bit maudlin, a bit scary, and a little creepy, but full of hope!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 7/27/2011

    " I have read this book 4 times. I just can not get enough. The story had me from page 1. It is such an enthrolling and captivating story. Dean Koontz is an amazing writter and I will definately read From The Corner Of His Eye again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 6/28/2011

    " Read this a long time ago, maybe 10 years. I really enjoyed it though. Enough that I bought more of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 6/24/2011

    " This was a tough read. While the villain and protagonists were all very well developed, Dean described way too much, which got in the way of the story. I felt he just meandered too much. He should have cut out about 150 pages. Doing so would have a great benefit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith | 6/1/2011

    " The very beginning of the story was awesome. Everything after that was a disappointment and I found boring. Read the beginning, say whoa, and put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 5/18/2011

    " Really good book. Kinda sad for all you people who cry when reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 4/30/2011

    " A wonderful novel. Though Koontz seems to have taken a more spiritual turn, the characters are still very real and have the ability to stay with you long after you've finished the book.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kacie | 4/28/2011

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    " This book is one of my favorite books to read and I have read it more than 5 times I own 2 copies 1 to keep on my bookshelf nice & pretty and 1 to read from. Dean Koontz is amazing. "

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About the Author
Author Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is one of the most popular writers in the world. When he was a senior in college, he won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. His books are published in thirty-eight languages with worldwide sales over 400 million copies. Fourteen of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list and sixteen have risen to the number one position in paperback. Several of his books have been adapted into feature films and television miniseries, including the highly rated Intensity on the Fox Network. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever Trixie.

About the Narrator

Stephen Lang is a Tony Award–nominated actor who has made a name for himself on stages both at home and abroad. Perhaps most well-known for his role in James Cameron’s Avatar, his other film credits include The Men Who Stare at Goats, Public Enemies, Tombstone, and many more.