The Forbidden Door

Version: Unabridged
Author: Dean Koontz
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: September 2018
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 15 hours
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Overview

When this relentless rogue FBI agent comes knocking, her adversaries will have to answer—with their lives—in the latest thrilling Jane Hawk novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner.
“We’re rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane’s heart, we’ll also break her will.”
She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive, a happily married woman before becoming a devastated widow. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills—and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice—Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.
But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there’s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden…for now. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives—against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.
Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:
THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR

Reviews (10)

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Written by Eric C. on November 23rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I'm completely hooked to this series! The developments of the story are so 'out there' I just love it!

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Written by Sharron Knowles on November 22nd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really great book, have become totally engaged with the exploits of Jane Hawk. This book continues to keep you on the edge of your seat. Looking forward to hearing the next book. Another great Dean Kootz book.

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Written by Berglind F. on November 10th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this series! Can't wait for the next book!

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Written by Judy L. on October 12th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this whole series, best ever.

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Written by Renee P. on August 29th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Once again Me Koontz, you outdid yourself!! I started the Jane Hawk series on the second book of the series so I'm listening to The Hidden Window but I finish that book, I'll go back to listen to the first one. I'm to caught up in it right now to start at the beginning! Well narrated by Ms Rodgers! Well worth the hours of listening!

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Written by Carrie K. on July 26th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A good continuation of the previous book in the series. This story, however, seems overloaded with violence repeated in various scenarios. I had to listen in short bursts.

Written by Sarah S. on July 18th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another great Jane Hawk adventure although this was a bit more dragged on than previous novels

Written by Derrek L. on April 22nd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love the series and can’t wait for the next one.

Written by Anonymous on February 17th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love it!! Can’t wait for the next book!!

Written by Pat R. on November 14th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book is very slow starting. I sent 4 hours and I could just not get into this. I may give it another try latter

Author Details

Author Details

Koontz, Dean

Dean Koontz grew up in desperate poverty under the tyranny of a violent alcoholic father (Koontz's father served time in prison for trying to murder him). Despite his traumatic childhood, Koontz put himself through Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (then known as Shippensburg State College), and in 1967 went to work as an English teacher at Mechanicsburg High School. In his spare time he wrote his first novel, Star Quest, which was published in 1968. From there he went on to write over a dozen more science fiction novels.

In the 1970s, Koontz began publishing mainstream suspense and horror fiction, under his own name as well as under several pseudonyms; Koontz has stated he used pen names after several editors convinced him that authors who switched genre fell victim to "negative crossover": alienating established fans, while simultaneously not picking up any new fans. Known pseudonyms include Deanna Dwyer, K. R. Dwyer, Aaron Wolfe, David Axton, Brian Coffey, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Owen West, and Richard Paige. Currently some of those novels are sold under Koontz's real name.

Koontz's breakthrough novel was Whispers (1980). Several of his books have reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Koontz is renowned for his skill at writing suspenseful page-turners. His strengths also include memorable characters, original ideas, and ability to blend horror, fantasy and humour. Koontz has been criticized for his tendency to include too many similes and therefore to drag out descriptions, his frequent use of similar plotting structures, and a tendency to moralize heavily.

Koontz's protagonists,with the exception of Odd Thomas,arm theirselves with guns to do combat against the various monsters and madmen,and Koontz gets all the technical details right.There are no mistakes(functions and capabilities of different types of guns.)

Arguably, most of Koontz's work can still be classified as science fiction, as he tries to create plausible, consistent explanations for the unusual, fantastic events featured in most of his novels.

Koontz also has a very interesting way of adding his own little quirks to his novels, such as adding simple quotes from a book by the name of The Book of Counted Sorrows. Counted Sorrows was originally a hoax, like the nonexistent Keener's Manual Richard Condon cited for epigraphs he wrote himself. Eventually Koontz put together a poetry collection of that name, using all the epigraphs; it was printed as a limited edition in 2003 by Charnel House and as an eBook by Barnes & Noble. His more recent novels, starting with The Taking, have no verse by Koontz; rather, they have quotes by other authors (in particular, The Taking uses quotes from T. S. Eliot, whose works figure in the plot of the novel).

Koontz has long been a fan of Art Bell's radio program, Coast to Coast AM. He appeared as a guest after a fan reported to Bell that one of Koontz's novels featured a character describing a paranormal event as an "Art Bell moment."

Koontz currently resides in Newport Beach, a city in Southern California (as such, most of his novels are set in Southern California) with his wife Gerda and their dog Trixie Koontz, under whose name he published the book, Life is Good: Lessons in Joyful Living, in 2004. Trixie is also often referenced in his official newsletter "Useless News".

Dogs often figure heavily in Koontz's novels, as he is an avid dog lover. Watchers, Dark Rivers of the Heart, and One Door Away from Heaven are prime examples. However, lately he has seen fit to include cats as characters, most notably the smart cat Mungojerrie in the Christopher Snow novels.