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From the Corner of His Eye

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dean Koontz

Narrated By: Stephen Lang

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: November 2007

Duration: 22 hours 0 minutes


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.

On the heels of his #1 bestseller False Memory, Dean Koontz brings together his most compelling themes and an unforgettable cast of characters to create what is perhaps the most thrilling and emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career.

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.


  • Christopher Huerta

    I am a huge fan of Dean Koontz, and after reading "From the Corner of His Eye" that won't be changing anytime soon. This book was gripping, beautiful, intense, suspenseful and uplifting, and written in the Dean Koontz way that takes time to exquisitely introduce the characters, seemingly void of any connection with one another early on, then Mr. Koontz (as only he can do) slowly threads these characters so that we get glimpse after glimpse of small, possible pieces of how each character and their story is part of another character and their story, and how that relates to the whole story. Big reveals and small reveals throughout reading. I loved the development of each character and how each characters story unfolded into the larger story, and how in some instances those individual stories or backstories aren't completely revealed until late in the whole of the story. For me, the characters are largely why I enjoy the books. Don't get me wrong, this and all the Dean Koontz novels I've read have great stories, though it's the marriage between the brilliant story and characters that we become engaged, invested, and care and identify with that make it difficult to stop reading. From the Corner of His Eye has characters that made me want to know more. Even in the case of the antagonist, I wanted to continue to learn and find out what the next move, or where and why does this person do this. This is a truly brilliant story that builds and builds, and once you've gotten to know the great characters, you'll be invested, hooked, and find this story one that's truly difficult to stop before it's finished, and then you'll want more!

  • David Lee

    You have to approach this like no other. I really enjoyed, had to listen twice and few times. I really like how the story is told backwards.

  • Robert Egged

    This book is just boring. I think it is mostly because the reading, but the pacing and dealing with inconsequencial scenes are also boring. It is a really sorry performance by both artists since I have read a few Dean Koontz books and enjoyed them.

  • Michelle Basham

    This was an amazing book with not only a fantastic story, but a lot of history. It teaches or better yet shows you we are all connected in some way or another.