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One Door Away from Heaven Audiobook

One Door Away from Heaven

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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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    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.

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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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    disapointed too! 07-25-15 Member Since 2015

    i love listening to stories in my car!

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    "Love any story with a dog"

    It took me about 4 hours to get use to the reader
    I didn't like her at all!
    After the 4 hours I grew accustomed to her and really enjoyed the rest of the book
    Of course I love Dean Koontz ! Awesome writer

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    julimac 07-15-15
    julimac 07-15-15
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    "Excellent book"

    Really great storyline, and as always, Dean Kiontz writes a compelling and beautiful story. I am never disappointed with his books.

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    JenK 05-10-15
    JenK 05-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "love love love this story!"

    I've read this novel multiple times and decided to buy the audio version and less than 24 hours later, I have finished it. still gives me goosebumps :)

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    Stemark 04-26-15
    Stemark 04-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "A good Koontz read"

    It has all the components of a classic Dean Koontz novel with the darkness, some humor, plenty of action and, of course, a dog.

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    Sekure Atty 04-12-15
    Sekure Atty 04-12-15
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    "Wonderfully Touching"

    This has to be in my top 5 Dean Koontz novels. Touching, heartbreaking, thrilling, endearing, tragic and surprising.

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    Jrich 04-02-15
    Jrich 04-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "It was entertaining"

    I didn't think this book was one of Koontz's best, but it was entertaining enough to keep me interested. I did like the narration and was able to finish it without forcing myself. Overall I would recommend this book for those who like Koontz.

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