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One Door Away from Heaven Audiobook

One Door Away from Heaven

In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can't find her way. When a new family settles into the rental trailer next door, Micky meets the young girl who will change her forever.
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In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can't find her way. When a new family settles into the rental trailer next door, Micky meets the young girl who will change her forever.

Despite her deformed left leg and withered left hand, nine-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant and indomitable spirit that inspires Micky. Beneath Leilani's effervescence, however, Micky comes to sense a quiet desperation that the girl dares not express. Leilani's mother is little more than a child herself, and her stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is educated but threatening. Slowly, ever more troubling details emerge in Leilani's conversations with Micky. Most chilling is Micky's discovery that Leilani had an older brother, also disabled, who vanished after Maddoc took him into the woods one night and is now "gone to the stars".

While the child-protection bureaucracy gives Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family slips away into the night. So Micky sets out across America to find them: for the first time living for something bigger than herself. One Door Away from Heaven is an incandescent mix of suspense and humor, fear and wonder, a story of redemption and timeless wisdom that will have listeners cheering.

©1991 Dean Koontz; (P)1991 Random House, Inc.

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    Joy West Jefferson, NC, United States 10-28-09
    Joy West Jefferson, NC, United States 10-28-09 Member Since 2015

    Love to read as I drive; never leave home without. Love the Cousins O'Dwyer Books #1 - made me feel I was there. Narrator X-celent! Purrfekt

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    Absolutely LOVED this story AND the "reader" - this was so synchronistic - storyline and reader. More like this one would be relished! Definately a HIGHLY PRIZED work in my 'collection' and recommendations

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Angelmarie Chico, CA, United States 08-16-12
    Angelmarie Chico, CA, United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "GREAT story!! Highly recomend!"
    What made the experience of listening to One Door Away from Heaven the most enjoyable?

    The long length of the story, excellent narration, bio-ethical disgussion.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes


    Have you listened to any of Anne Twomey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, great!


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

    Ought one feel the right to....


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren S. 04-01-16
    Lauren S. 04-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "witty & brilliantly told"

    details described amazingly as you trooped along each characters storyline as they all unite in the end to fulfil the wondering. all elements laid out purposely to keep you wondering and guessing. good choice.

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    Wanda Fridhi 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    I absolutely love Dean Koontz and this book left me wanting more. it was so great I wished it hadn't ended.

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    Vera Canada 03-24-16
    Vera Canada 03-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Stunning Read"

    Dean Koontz vividly sees the beauty and dispair in this world. This novel touched me. His dialogue is inspired. He weaves together plots to culminate in just the right way. Through sci-fi he represents answers to why a Trump can resonate with some and how hope through someone like Pope Francis can come along at just the right time to lead by example

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    Teresa 03-18-16
    Teresa 03-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good, but hard"

    Hard to follow for a bit, but it eventually comes together. really made me think about how people interact with one another and how easy it is to judge weekday we don't know.

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    K. Rinaldi 10-21-15
    K. Rinaldi 10-21-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Amazing book!!! Recommend it to everyone!"
    Where does One Door Away from Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Beautiful story. Koontz dialogue and writing are beautiful to read.He really makes you feel like you are there. It is an amazing story. I see some reviews where people say they figured it out early. I think you might figure out the basic ending, but not all the details. It is very exciting down to the end. Just an amazing, wonderful book.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. There are multiple stories all gong on at the same time. During one chapter, you will get to a very climatic point, then the next chapter will be about another part of the story. It's keeps you on the edge of you seat. You want to read more and more.


    What does Anne Twomey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices. A feeling of being there and experiencing what the characters are doing and experiencing.


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    Allen 09-04-15
    Allen 09-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    Loved every word. One of Koontz best. A great author who never lets me down

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    RLF KAMIAH, ID, United States 08-13-15
    RLF KAMIAH, ID, United States 08-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A Great Story!"
    Where does One Door Away from Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top Five. It was good from start to finish.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Door Away from Heaven?

    There were several. My favorite was at the end when they get saved from the fire.


    Have you listened to any of Anne Twomey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not sure. She does a great job.


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

    Hmmm.... Not sure.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 07-29-15
    Sandra 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the story"

    I love this story. It had 3 different story lines that merged together seamlessly.
    The ending was not a disappointment.

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