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  • From the Corner of His Eye

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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From the Corner of His Eye

Written by: Dean Koontz
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
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Publisher's Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A thrilling and emotionally powerful novel from the author of the Jane Hawk series

“A literary miracle . . . a tapestry of intrigue and suspense.”—The Boston Globe

His birth was marked by wonder and tragedy. He sees beauty and terror beyond our deepest dreams. His story will change the way you see the world.

Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him.

At the age of three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. As he copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother counsels him that all things happen for a reason and that every person’s life has an effect on every other person’s, in often unknowable ways.

At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight. How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds and entwines with others results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart-stopping suspense, and high adventure.

©2000 Dean Koontz (P)2023 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What the critics say

“A literary miracle . . . a tapestry of intrigue and suspense.”—The Boston Globe

“May be Koontz’s crowning achievement . . . In this first-rate thriller, nonstop action keeps on turning the pages.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“[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

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Loved It!

I loved this story. It made me laugh, cry and kept me on the edge of my seat. A must!

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Sweet as Count Chocula, not in a good way

I had forgotten why I stopped reading Dean Koontz 20 years ago. Now I remember. This book would be about half as long, and twice as enjoyable, if somebody had reined in the endless saccharinely sentimental religiosity. Yeah, I get it, the author is Catholic. Just stop. And I also find 3 year old “prodigies” who talk like world-weary retired accountants super annoying, so maybe this just wasn’t the book for me.

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Koontz is a master storyteller

telling a masterful tale. Read the entire series years ago, revisiting the volumes available in Plus. It's a wonderful reunion. The narration is excellent, the character captivating and the plot both intense and intriguing.

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Loved it!

Christopher Lane provided an exceptional narration! This book was very entertaining. At times I simply could not stop listening.

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Enjoyed it

I loved the story but didn’t enjoy the reader’s voice particularly when reading as a woman or child

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Rushed and lacking.

It felt rushed and incomplete. The characters were well developed and could have used a part 2.

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Great Story

My favourite book of Koontz is “The Watchers” This book is no way the same story, but this is now my second favourite book. Not all monsters are screaming aliens with blood dripping off their razor teeth. The narration was excellent.

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