Extended Audio Sample

Download One Door Away from Heaven Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample One Door Away from Heaven, by Dean Koontz Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,317 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz Narrator: Anne Twomey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $30.00 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $23.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the choices she has made. At twenty-eight, she wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can’t find her way—until a new family settles into the rental trailer next door and she meets the young girl who will lead her on a remarkable quest that will change Micky herself and everything she knows—or thinks she knows—forever. 

Despite the brace she must wear on her deformed left leg, and her 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 the girl’s stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is educated but threatening. He has moved the family from place to place as he fanatically investigates UFO sightings, striving to make contact, claiming to have had a vision that by Leilani’s tenth birthday aliens will either heal her or take her away to a better life on their world.

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.”

Leilani’s tenth birthday is approaching. Micky is convinced the girl will be dead by that day. While the child-protection bureaucracy gives Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family slips away into the night. Micky sets out across America to track and find them, alone and afraid but for the first time living for something bigger than herself.

She finds herself pitted against an adversary, Preston Maddoc, as fearsome as he is cunning. The passion and disregard for danger with which Micky pursues her quest bring to her side a burned-out detective who joins her on a journey of incredible peril and startling discoveries, a journey through terrible darkness to unexpected light. 

Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stacy | 2/20/2014

    " excelent everyone should read it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brenda | 2/14/2014

    " I normally don't rate books with 5 stars but this was an excellent read. Loved the "heart-warming ET" side of the story ... but it also brought out the bioethics side in today's society. We read so many stories in the news of medical "mercy/suicide killings" of both the old and young. Even though this type of euthenasia is not legal ... it happens with the assistance of "well meaning" nurses, doctors, staff, visitors, ... and apparently Bioethics is taught in medical colleges. This novel touched numerous character's lives and their heartache as their loved ones are singled out for extermination. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/11/2014

    " I just didn't like this book. Too long, disorganized, too many characters.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cres Koenigsknecht | 2/6/2014

    " A very intricate book. For the first 400 pages you feel you are reading 3 different novels. This book has some very realistic details to it mixed with fantasy. If you like UFOs, you will like it. If you like stories about serial killers, you will like it. And if you like female heroines, you will like it. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations