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.
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
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
The long length of the story, excellent narration, bio-ethical disgussion.
Ought one feel the right to....
I literally listen to everything I can find by dean Koontz... and I have yet to have been disappointed... until this book.
Sorry... I truly found it to be... hard to get through, completely boring, and honestly just not a good story.
I'm not giving up... everyone can have an off time of things... every once in a while.
I still love Koontz!
To bring to life the many faces of Child Abuse without graphically turning ones stomach is something only Dean Koontz can do. The narrator seamlessly brings the story together. But to educate us to the REAL monsters, ones that aren't fiction, is what truly makes this book.
this book is why I read kootnz...it's got wonderful characters..dogs..
...ailens...supernatural..it's tsunami one of his best...thank you Dean Koontz
A decent story ruined by one of the most inane endings in literary history. Worse, the ending is copied almost exactly from Sole Survivor, published only four years prior. As you might guess from the title, One Door Away From Heaven gets much too religious. Finally, the title of the book is a reference to a riddle which Koontz teases us with the whole book. His teasing insistence leads one to believe the answer must be brilliant, maybe life changing, but his answer is a giant pile of nothing, incredibly disappointing.
The narrator is one door away from terrible, never using the appropriate tone for what she's reading. Everything comes out in the same drolling monotone.
But this book was looonnnnnggg, slllllllooow, boring, with lackluster narration. I forced myself to finish, hoping it would pay off in the end, but the end was just as boring as the rest of the story.
Terrible. 3 separate stories that are boring and seemingly unrelated. Makes no sense.
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