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Publisher's Summary

Only three years old, little Melanie was kidnapped by her father. Six years later, police found her wandering the L.A. streets, her eyes blank. What had become of her in all that lost time...and what secret did she dare not even whisper?

Her loving mother and the police desperately hunt for the answer. They need Melanie to help discover the truth behind the most savage carnage the city has ever seen. They will do anything to save her from the mysterious and menacing force that has invaded her young life. But first they must save themselves from a rising tide of terror.

©1985 Richard Page, 1994 Nkui Inc. (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., and Recorded Books LLC. All rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“First-rate suspense, scary and stylish.” (Los Angeles Times)

What listeners say about The Door to December

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Troubling

As usual, this thing scared the willies out of me and my wife. It was exciting and troubling that there may be people that do such things. We haven't finished it yet, but I hope the guy gets his "come up ins"

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Chilly December

If you could sum up The Door to December in three words, what would they be?

Sad, Exciting, Awesome

What did you like best about this story?

The power the girl obtained

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

Not yet. But wouldn't mind. Loved his voice variations between characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moments the girl cried for her mom in her dreams

Any additional comments?

Very good book. Recommend it

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Koontz Never Disappoints

I am constantly amazed at how Koontz can take a really novel and facially ridiculous story line (shapeless monsters that crush people) and have you believing it by the time you're done with the book. But more important than the eventual winning over and suspension of disbelief is the themes he explores and the way in which it is always the triumph of the human spirit that wins out in the end of his books. This novel is one of his best, and was recommended by Audible based on past Koontz books. I am very glad I listened. The narrator is not as good as the narrator for the Odd Thomas novels, but still was very good.

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Loved it!

What made the experience of listening to The Door to December the most enjoyable?

Kept me interested all the way

What did you like best about this story?

suspense and even some romance

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

good narrator- he did the little girl really good!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

whenever the room got cold, I "felt" the chill too

Any additional comments?

great book- recommend

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Classic Koontz

A good one and at times I did not want to stop listening in order to do something else I had to do.

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Koontz at His Best!

Excellent reading by Mr. Guidall of a story that rocks the soul! Who knows what happens in those unknown places by those unknown scientists...in the real world!

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Excellent!

Ive read most of Koontz books this is one of his best! A very good listen for sure.

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Typical Koontz

This is a typical Koontz book, weird but interesting enough to keep listening to the end.

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Stupendously thrilling -n- Enthralling

This book was remarkably. The authors story was brought to life by the exquisite reading of the narrator.

Dean Koontz is an unbelievable author on many levels.

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Enjoyable despite predictability

I found this book to be entertaining despite the fact that I figured out "whodunnit" very early on. The mystery of why and how kept me going. And as always, Koontz wrote characters who drew me in. While not the best sample of his work, it was nevertheless enjoyable.

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