• The Door Within

  • The Door Within Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Wayne Thomas Batson
  • Narrated by: Wayne Batson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Now includes The Lost Chapters, four previously unpublished chapters with author commentary and editor notes!

Aidan Thomas is miserable. And it's much more than the strange nightmares he's been having. Just when life seemed to be coming together for Aidan, his parents suddenly move the family across the country to take care of his wheelchair-bound grandfather. When strange events begin to occur, Aidan is drawn into his grandfather's basement where he discovers three ancient scrolls and an invitation to another world. 

No longer confined to the realm of his own imagination, Aidan embarks on an adventure where he joins them in the struggle between good and evil. With the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance, Aidan faces Paragory, the eternal enemy. Will Aidan be willing to risk everything and trust the unseen hand of the one true king? 

The answer comes from The Door Within.

This new edition of The Door Within is designed like the director's cut DVDs of favorite movies and includes deleted chapters, extended scenes, author and editor commentary, and even new bonus adventure stories written especially for fans. 

What to expect in The Door Within, Lost Chapters Edition:

  • Deleted Chapter: Original Chapter 1, where Aidan learns that his family will leave their lifetime home in Maryland to move to Colorado. And something startling happens in Aidan's room.
©2013 Wayne Thomas Batson (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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enjoyable adventure

This story was very entertaining. I enjoyed the bit which is allegorical, the plot was engaging, and I liked that I couldn't always tell what was going to come next.
Wayne Batson did a good job narrating and he changed his voice enough for all the different characters that it was easy to follow who was talking without having to be starting to listen for names.
I definitely going to check out book 2.

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Excellent world building creativity

Usually, when I read that the author is reading his own book, I am leery. Barton, like Brian Jacques of the Redwall series, fleshes out each character so well, they come to life. I also enjoyed the vast creativity of the author's other world. Read and enjoy. You will have a hard time putting it down.

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loved it so much. alot emotional wow moments.

what an amazing Journey.. Loved it and enjoyed it.. felt like I was on the Journey with each of the characters.

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Kinda a boring book, but good narrator

AMAZING narration but the book started getting boring towards the middle. Loved the ending tho.

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Story excellent, mediocre narration

I really like this author and all his stories. However, his narration doesn’t do the book justice. I’m really sad to say that. He does his best, but it’s not that good. It’s quite confusing and a little hokey, but if you can push through, it gets better as you kind of get used to it.

I’m really hoping book 2 has a professional narrator! I’ll still buy it though but it would be nice for him to have this book redone professionally.

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For those who like their stories clear

The Door Within is for those who like their allegories a little less subtle than Narnia. One could call it a modern child's mystery play or morality play (like Pilgrim's Progress); not sure which is more accurate. Stories that depend on one character, in this case Aidan, are apt to devolve into mere travelogues no matter how many dragons and mountain/forest/cave monsters are fought. Like all such stories, there be spiders there.