An action-packed and genuinely terrifying fantasy epic novel set six weeks after the world has succumbed to the angel apocalypse. The official audiobook edition of the internet phenomenon. Already over 8,000 five-star reader reviews. (And counting.)
It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her 17-year-old sister, Penryn, will do anything to get her back....
©2012 Susan Ee (P)2012 Brilliance Audio
I really enjoyed this book and would go as far as to say it is the best book I’ve read (well listened to - I got my copy from Audible!) in absolutely ages. The story revolves around a plucky teenager who lives in a world where the angels have come down to Earth and are waging war on us mortals. Penryn rescues an angel and persuades him to help her rescue her sister from the angel base.
The story has a strong female lead, strong female characters and deals sensitively with issues like schizophrenia. The characters are very believable and I found myself looking forward to the next instalment of the story as I was keen to see what happens next – it really is that gripping. As the story progresses you find out little snippets of information about the angels and how they live, which helps keeps you engrossed.
The only negative thing I could find to say about this book is that the next part in the story won’t be released until November. How am I meant to wait that long to find out what happens next?
I bought this book on the reviews and I am not that impressed. Good idea but I would not get any others. Not bad enough to send back.
The narrator is very good and does well with a so, so book. If I had to read it I would not have got through the first 100 pages.
Brilliant story with good narrator. The book is available in the US....just need it to come over here. Exciting and mature fiction for the older teenager.
Great neutral narration with good voices
The point where Raphael has had bat wings sewn onto him....functional but tragic
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." — Jorge Luis Borges
Probably one of the books I'm most disappointed in. The audiobook is young adult with an unusual mix of hints of romance with horror in this post apocalyptic survival story. Caitlin Davies is easily a 4 star narrator, I was hooked from the start and the book has mostly great reviews. In summary Penryn is trying to protect her mentally unstable mother and wheelchair bound sister after the angel apocalypse. Fleeing the city at night to avoid the incursion of the gangs they fall foul of a group of angels fighting among each other. As a last resort Penryn helps save the one being attacked as a distraction to let her mother and sister escape but her sister is captured anyway. Now Penryn must find a way to save her sister with only a wingless enemy who isn't living up to her perception of an angel and her mother who, gradually spiraling off her meds, maybe more dangerous than anything else out there. I was completely griped by this book for the story for the first three or four hours, it's tense, romantic and intriguing by turns, then it's like the author hit deadline half way through the book and the quality drops dramatically. The main twist (and several smaller ones) which should have had great dramatic impact near the end, is virtually screamed at you from about half way through the book. Raphie, the Angel, who given his supposed years and knowledge of human culture, should be intelligent enough to explain and reason with Penryn, gives manly orders but stumbles around with about as much talent and tact as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter. I'd give the story 3 stars but only because the start was so good. Honestly I'd probably give this one a miss unless you're reading it for the light romance.
It quickly made my top list of angel books - Angelfall is impossible to put down! The narration is great, the story is fresh and original, it is really dark, thrilling and disturbing as well as exciting, romantic and sexy. I love the characters and absolutely cannot wait to start the sequel - why are the second and third books of the trilogy not available as audiobooks yet?
"good book, unexpectedly gruesome and scary"
This is a really good book, and the only thing stopping me from giving it that fifth star is that it's lacking that certain X factor that grips you entirely and wrings the emotions from you. I was more interested and invested, but not to that degree. Keen to read the rest of the series though, and sometimes those sequels manage to pull off what the first volume didn't.
"I need Books 2 and 3 NOW!!!"
I'd say it's in my top 10
I don't read a lot of series on Angels so the only thing I can compare it to is Amy Bartol's Premonition series. But I prefer Angelfall more because I like Penryn more as a main character.
I love her voice! :)
I hope I can purchase books 2 and 3 in audible format. I know books 2 and 3 are out. But unfortunately, I'm unable to buy it for some reason. I mean, I know I can buy the hard copies or the ebook version. But I prefer the audible format.
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