The Shattered Door

  • by Brandon Witt
  • Narrated by Andrew McFerrin
  • 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After a tortured childhood and years of soul-searching, Brooke Morrison has finally settled into a comfortable life. While his sexuality prohibits him from practicing his degree in youth ministry in a church setting, he has found a fulfilling job as a youth counselor at a residential treatment facility in Colorado. He falls in love, marries the man of his dreams, and makes peace with God. He's happy.
Then his buried past drags him back to the Ozarks.
The life Brooke has worked so hard to build is crumbling in his hands in the face of painful memories and past abuse, and his confidence is withering. In El Dorado Springs, where his nightmares come to life, Brooke desperately seeks closure life doesn't offer. Brooke must find value in himself, in his marriage, and in the world around him - and create the hope and perseverance to keep his past from swallowing him whole.

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Powerful...

Prior to listening to this story, many of the reviews kept using the word powerful. After experiencing the journey of Brooklyn Morrison, powerful is the only word that describes this story. The author addresses many misguided perspectives and intertwines that with little bits of truth, hope, and love. As horrific as Rose is (not going to give anything away), she is an all too familiar character. That can be said about most of the characters that Brandon Witt created to tell Brooklyn's story. The religious components of the story explored and explained many aspects that run parallel with my own viewpoints. A powerful story by Witt as well as exceptionally delivered by Andrew McFerrin's narration. From my perspective, A Must Read/Listen.
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- Donald

I'll Read Anything Brandon Witt Writes

Would you consider the audio edition of The Shattered Door to be better than the print version?

I've not read the text copy, but I imagine I would have heard it the same way it was read by the narrator.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shattered Door?

For me, it was the moment in which he'd gone to his mother's to air his grievances about her actions.


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

I don't think I'd heard him before. He did great.


If you could rename The Shattered Door, what would you call it?

A Purgatory Named Mother.


Any additional comments?

Fantastic book. It leads away from cliche's and stereotypes, much like Witt's other book, Then The Stars Fall. His style is impressive and thorough. His characters speak believably, as opposed to other gay novelists that try too hard.

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- Steve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-27-2015
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC