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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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    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

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    K. F. 09-16-16
    K. F. 09-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    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.

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    Debra Jo Nelson(Lily) Tacoma, Wa. 07-25-16
    Debra Jo Nelson(Lily) Tacoma, Wa. 07-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Love this book."

    I love this book, and the audio version just brings it to life. Wonderful storyline and prefomance.

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    Amazon Customer Henderson, NV United States 07-22-16
    Amazon Customer Henderson, NV United States 07-22-16
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    "I usually love Dean Koontz....."

    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.

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    J. Malsam Omaha, NE 06-25-16
    J. Malsam Omaha, NE 06-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I can't even finish this book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Terrible. 3 separate stories that are boring and seemingly unrelated. Makes no sense.


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    J.F. 05-16-16
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    "Rambling and Disjointed@!!!! many doors away from "

    struggledo to finish since disjointed and rambling.. Too many side stories unclear!!!! Not his best work...

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    Margaret 05-10-16
    Margaret 05-10-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Very Intense"

    I had a hard time understanding what was going on. Great narration. I would recommend.

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    Laurie 05-09-16
    Laurie 05-09-16
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    Had to listen to it twice, back to back to get the pieces I missed. didn't realize I miss si much when I get interrupted.

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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 2016
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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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