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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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    If you could sum up One Door Away from Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    Keeps you guessing


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

    When I decided that the boy is an alien. I can't wait until the book brings the 2 stories together.


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

    She's a great narrator, not distracting.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book kept in a state of expectation, waiting to find out what is next.


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    Jack Frances 09-07-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Very good 📕 to listen too."

    Good listen. Wish the Author would have went into more detail why the two races are fighting and what each race was doing on earth. Are there more or each race?

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    Eric 09-04-17
    Eric 09-04-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story but execution not the best"

    As always, a great story by Dean Koontz. Unfortunately the performance by Anne Twomey was given, for much of the reading, at a monotone which detracted from the story. I otherwise enjoyed this book.

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    Steven north hollywood, CA, United States 09-03-17
    Steven north hollywood, CA, United States 09-03-17 Member Since 2004
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    "best yet!"

    I'm a sicker for Mr. Koontz anyway but this book is filled with nuance and suprise . this story is original and exciting. ... could there be a sequel?

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    bonnie hayhurst 09-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    This book is exciting, surprising, uplifting, and relevant. I highly recommend it when you feel in need of some hope!!

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    "As always excellent"

    Hello ways this book was excellent sounding Boking and complete pleasure I have read and listen to being cooped almost exclusively I do have other authors that I enjoyed nothing like books by Dean Koontz

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    Good story. Loved the characters! Couldn't stand the voice used to portray the doped out mother.

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    T. Orn corsicana, texas usa 07-28-17
    T. Orn corsicana, texas usa 07-28-17 Member Since 2014

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    Ridiculous story and totally boring narrative.
    Waste of time and money.....
    I have enjoyed his other works----but this. Yikes.
    Zero interest.......

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    ""ANOTHER ONE OF HIS BEST!!!!!""

    "AN. UNBELIEVABLE STORY, SOOOOO, WILD IN ITS NATURE, WHAT A GREAT BOOK!!!!!" "IT HAD SOOOOO MANY ALIBIES'!!!!!

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    "This book has it all!!"

    If i had to sum up this book with one word. It would be BELIEVE!

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