• Black Lightning

  • By: John Saul
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-07-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (3 ratings)

Summary

For five years, Seattle journalist Anne Jeffers has pursued the horrifying story of a sadistic serial killer's bloody reign, capture, trial, and appeal - crusading to keep the wheels of justice churning toward the electric chair. Now the day of execution has come. A convicted killer will meet his end. Anne believes her long nightmare is over. But she's dead wrong. Within days, a similar murder stuns the city. As the butcher stalks his next victims, creeping ever closer to her, Anne is seized by an icy unease, a haunting sense of connection to these unspeakable crimes. And relentlessly, she hears the eerie echo of the dead man's last words to her: "Today won't end it. How will you feel, Anne? When I'm dead, and it all starts again, how will you feel?"
©2008 John Saul (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By THATZLIFE on 06-05-10

Good one!

Another great J. Saul tale that keeps you at the edge of your seat trying to figure out what is going on. This tale is more on the fictional side, but is still a story you will keep listening to. Its exciting! U wont be disappointed in listening to this!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ronald on 16-06-12

A Story about a Very Sick Twisted Serial Killer

Would you listen to Black Lightning again? Why?

Yes because it's a complex story involving several characters and how they make the storyline.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mark Blakemore, Because he is a tough as nails veteran homicide detective yet caring.

Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

Mark Blakemore

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A serial killer is causing terror in a large city and expands to the East Coast is brought to justice and put to death in the Electric Chair. Now those that helped put the killer away can sleep at night with their families, or can they and are they safe.

Any additional comments?

A spoiler is below so stop reading if you have not finished the story.
SPOILER WARNING

I liked the accuracy of the city and buildings as they were 100% correct as I grew up where the murders were done and spent lots of time up where the fishing area was.

The story would of been much better if the wrong person was put to death for those crimes not the two killings that was done by the person put to death. This leaves the sick serial killer free to start again which will cause even more terror. The Butcher killings should be removed as that is not needed. Also drop the part where the real killer takes over a body of the husband of the reporter it's to far over the top and is not needed. The fact the real serial killer is still out there will be enough.

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