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The Angel Audiobook

The Angel: An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

White light. Heat. A drawn-out moment of complete silence. And then the screaming starts.

An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning.

Pope, head of top-secret Group 15, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organized the attack will kill again for their freedom.

This is an operation that requires a very special kind of agent. Pope needs someone who exists outside of normality. Someone who floats above it, treading softly through a fractured life.

He needs the Angel.

©2015 Mark Dawson (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Rhydd 18/04/2016
    Rhydd 18/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "This book was ok but not griping did not yearn to list to the next chapter"

    Characters were not gripping and I tended to loos sight of the story and where it was going.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stuart Grant 18/02/2017
    Stuart Grant 18/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story.... but awful narration"

    Now I love Mark Dawson's stuff. I think it's taut, energetic and a great, great read. There is no lingering passages of description, it's straight to the action and the story and I love it all. This book is no different.. however, I'm sorry to say that the narration on this audio book is horrible. I mean really really horrible. Nothing against the narrator, but he is so completely unsuitable for this type of book. His clipped, 'Queens English' accent is totally out of place and it's sounds jarrring all the way through. The woman who interjects as the female parts is way too breathy and seductive for the characters and it's honestly the narration totally ruined a fantastic novel. It was called 'brilliance Audio' by Audible, but I can't find anything brilliant about it. It pains me that the next book in the series is narrated by the same people and I am going to have to suffer it for another 8 hours... just to find out what happens. The book really does end abruptly and it's clear it's Act 2 in a series of 3, but don't read this is you haven't read any Beatrix Rose novels or the first one in the series. Great writing... appalling narration.. I feel bad saying that, but it is true.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lareine 09/12/2016
    Lareine 09/12/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Left hanging"

    This book had a real feeling of being unfinished. It's an obvious ploy to get you to buy the next book, but there are a couple of storylines running through it which leave you hanging. It's more like the first few chapters of a bigger book. It certainly doesn't stand alone as a book in itself and you're left feeling frustrated that many things haven't been explained, or have any real reasoning. It certainly came as a surprise when the book finished! You're left with more questions than answers. I'm in two minds whether I want to be pulled into what will undoubtedly be a series of books to find out what happened to the main characters like Pope and the angel herself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barry Brown 24/11/2016
    Barry Brown 24/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "What ????"

    What happened to the end of this book ? It's as though the author just got fed up of the book and couldn't think of a finish to the story so just wound it up, not impressed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sue STEVENAGE, United Kingdom 15/11/2016
    sue STEVENAGE, United Kingdom 15/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book but"

    I personally hated the extra voices, the woman's voice was terrible in some of it but I had to listen to find out about Isabella

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 02/10/2016
    Paul 02/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "too many storyline s going on"

    I have enjoyed all the John Milton stories. this book tried to bridge the two main characters . leaving the store line hanging is clearly and attempt to encourage the purchase of the next book in the series. I personally like a book to reach a conclusion. it's like finishing a good pint of beer before starting another. it is good etiquette

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    Alan 01/10/2016
    Alan 01/10/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the John Milton books


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I didn't like the narrator. His female voices were too contrived and his 'tough guy' was not convincing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I read it on holiday, so long sessions at a time.


    Any additional comments?

    The spin off Mark Dawson books are a bit short.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Herefordshire, United Kingdom 22/09/2016
    Richard Herefordshire, United Kingdom 22/09/2016 Member Since 2006
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    "Only half the story."

    Just when I thought the storyline was building towards a potentially gripping second half the book ended!! Completely flat and no conclusion. Obviously this is aimed at getting people to buy the next book but be warned this is only half a book and half a story. Lazy editing and most unsatisfactory.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vyonne Co. Kilkenny, Ireland 02/08/2016
    Vyonne Co. Kilkenny, Ireland 02/08/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "starts well......"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really, the book ends so suddenly that I thought my MP3 had skipped a part, its not fair to leave a reader with all stories unfinished in the middle its as if the writer did not know how to go further. (if there is a second part which I can not find an answer too, I would recommend getting the two together and not get this one until then!)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Angel?

    the sudden end made me furious!!


    What does Napoleon Ryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The characters are individual and would make it easier I suppose.


    Did The Angel inspire you to do anything?

    Yes get angry about the loose ends there should be a warning that the book ends so sudden with nothing finished in the story line!


    Any additional comments?

    If this was my first book of this writer I would wonder if all his books would end like this, its well written entertaining end then nothing.......... did the writer run out of ideas?? please tell us before hand there is (i think there must be ) a second part to it at least then I would wait until the second part is out and have one finished book. Very disappointing, it could have been a 5 star all the way had the book not ended the way it has!!! waste of time for just the one "half"book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter St Neots, United Kingdom 15/06/2016
    Peter St Neots, United Kingdom 15/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Ends a bit soon leaves too much unanswered."

    enjoyed the vivid and well paced story thays well read. for me it leaves too much unresolved and feels like a too obvious "you'll have to buy the next one to find out more ploy" not sure I will.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Ted
    Lancaster, PA, United States
    09/06/16
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    "Furiously Frustratingly BAD IDEA! AWFUL! NO! NO!"

    This isn't a novel, it's a chapter! How dare they not tell us? BEWARE... you will spend hours only to discover a "To Be Continued"! This is bait and switch... only pretending to be a story when it's mere part leading to a monstrous tease! I may still have bought this thing if they'd told me and I knew that I should prepare to read more, or at least that would be a demand. Self Indulgence on the part of the writer, the publisher and AudioBooks. NEVER sell me a part of a book without fore-notice. I am totally ticked off!

    I AM RETURNING THIS PARTICLE OF A BOOK!

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    19/12/15
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    "no ending"

    Book was pretty good. Not his best work I did enjoy it. There was no ending at all. Just leaves u hanging.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    04/11/15
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    "Great start to the Isabella Rose series!"

    Mark Dawson fans will recognize Isabella Rose as the teenage daughter of Beatrix Rose. Now in her mid teens and well trained by her now dead mother, Isabella is beginning to work with her mother's old organization. The listener should be made aware that this is a series and the first book does not stand alone; the end leaves you hanging. Nevertheless it is a great start for the young heroine. I look forward to the second book in the series.

    Mark Dawson is a relatively new British writer. He is also one of the best thriller writers.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/04/16
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    "Not up to Mark Dawson's usual great writing"

    Not one of Dawson's best efforts. Way too slow. Disappointing ending. John Middleton is a much better character in his other series and those books are much better written and move along at the right pace. I wouldn't recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Sturgeon Lake, MN, United States
    23/01/17
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    "Boring"
    What was most disappointing about Mark Dawson’s story?

    I have liked some of his other stories but this one was just endless procedural descriptions and not much action. I felt like I couldn't really like or cheer for the characters. I am probably done with Mark Dawson stories though I have purchased and enjoyed them in the past. Now they are just boring. I did not finish this one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vivian Grant
    Toronto, Canada
    26/12/16
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    "This narrator should not do female voices"

    The story is OK but the narration is spotty. OK with a male voices but all the females found 12 years old and

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charles Rower
    Boston, MA
    24/09/16
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    "No more hanging endings please"

    This book got hit by many who first read this book, with its hanging ending before the 2nd book was available. Perfectly understandable. No problem for those of us coming in later and can buy book 2 immediately

    But no more of this, Dawson, or you are going to start losing customers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beverley
    19/08/16
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    "I hate cliff hangers"
    What disappointed you about The Angel?

    I'm really disappointed with the way the ending of this story is left hanging. I would normally have bought the next book in this series because I enjoy the series but I don't like being bribed to get the next book and I found the lack of a conclusion very frustrating.


    What was most disappointing about Mark Dawson’s story?

    I enjoy a story that has a conclusion to it and, since I read for pleasure, a book without a conclusion is not what I'm interested in. Really, the book is not that long, it's not like the story would have been too long without a conclusion.


    What does Napoleon Ryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I find his voice is pleasant and his reading helps me to better visualize what's happening.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Angel?

    I find the description of islamic hatred of infidels annoyingly long, this could have been cut back in length.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the Mark Dawson characters John, Beatrix and Isabella. I particularly like John's struggle with alcohol, it's interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    14/08/16
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    "meh..."

    terrible story, an unlikely daughter, 15 yo, trying to be a copy of Beatrix enlisted into group 15 for spying on ISIS financer. crap ending and fractured plot going nowhere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    08/08/16
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    "Leaves you wanting more!"

    Well paced story. At on point, suddenly realized I had stopped what I was working on. Looking forward to the next book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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