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Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she's the best - but she doesn't know if she's good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, only one thing is clear - failure is not an option... even if the task she's been set is impossible. Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other, and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn't destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just may. Because when archangels play, mortals break.

©2010 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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  • 30-11-14

Must read/ listen

Where does Angels' Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book ranks quite high among all the books i have listened too. I read the book first and enjoyed it so much that i thought listening would be a good idea and it didm' disappoint.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I loved the interplay between all the characters and it is difficult to choose just one scene although all of the one on the roof stick in my mind.

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I read many different genres of books and different authors including Ilona Andrws, Trudi Canavan, Ben Aaronovitch, A G Riddle.... and this has stuck out as a good read and slightly different.

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The lamest heroine ever

I couldn’t finish it. One gets enough of hearing how wonderfully beautiful the archangel Raphael is... that while playing stupid games with him. For a strong feminist hunter, Elena is a great prude worried about being emotionally hurt by having sex with a guy she completely desires... that’s pretty lame. She spends more time playing around with her hunk than actually stopping a gruesome murderer... how can one think about sex when someone is removing people’s hearts?

Spoilt alert: when they finally sleep together, beside being the most boring sex scene in a book ever written, he has to promise he will not sleep with other women and she does the same. Blah!!!!! So stupid! If the heroine was a young innocent girl, that would fit, but she is suppose to be strong, independent, challenges her parents, but is sexually prude and emotionally weak. The sort of heroine I totally don’t like. If she’s strong, sexy and unforgettable, he shouldn’t have to promise anything... he just voluntarily wouldn’t do it. I just see a weak and insecure character hiding behind arrogance and aggressiveness.

The background story is just there so that the book isn’t just about little Elena’s life and love. So much girl-power cliche, childish, badly written, lots of useless scenes...

this story had a huge potential! :-(((

Please, Renee Rose take this archangel character and create a proper paranormal romance out of it.

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Great story, slightly grating narration

I have been a huge fan of the Guild Hunters series for years and was excited to listen to the audio books when I saw that the first 3 were on sale for £3 each. I still enjoyed Angel's Blood, but found the narration a bit of a let down, as JE's voice isn't particularly pleasant to listen to. I'd think twice before getting anything else she narrated, but it's not so bad that it would put me off something I really wanted.

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Really enjoyed this book

Not sure what I expected this story to be but it pleasantly surprised me. Really enjoyed this book, loved the new take on angels and vampires, looking forward to the rest of the series.

Narrator is also good, don't know why but her voice for Raphael seems perfect for how I'd expect an aloof arrogant angel to sound!

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if calsberg made angels

I loved this book why? well it had adventure, sexiness and romance. the heroine was smart , funny and above all kick ass, the hero was also a villien at times but came across as strong, attractive and protective. Singh weaves a story of intrigue and suspense couple that with steamy sexy vampires and a hint of steamy sex between some of the characters and you have a book with bite.
The narrator had a clear sweeping voice who seamed to meld the character's easily you always knew which character was speaking and when. you didn't confuse Ransom with Rafael or venom with Dametrie or Elinor with Sara each character has their own lilt and timber.
well worth the money I paid and I want more.

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Intrigued and captivated.

Every now and then I like to take a brake from the lighter stories I like so much, and indulge a bit heavier taste. The trick is to find stories that are not too heavy and not too dark, but more than my usual read. Task completed. Angels' Blood is an awesome story, not too heavy but flirting at the line. Main characters and supporting cast are as intriguing as the main plot and world building. So often it is either or, this story has it all. I personally often fall for the world building aspect of the story, while finding the characters and their story lacking. Am happy to report here it isn´t so. Am even more happy about the characters than the big picture. Still, the big picture is glorious. A world where archangels rule, the question of good and bad, where the line of insanity is crossed, and if power should rule insanity irrelevant. Color me impressed. Add my weakness for mythological Biblical anything. And the spirit of the warrior. I am in heaven. In 5th chapter I gave up on the audio, and bought the ebook as well … turns out I want to be able to follow what on earth is happening. After figuring out the names of all the archangels, I went back to the audio though. The narration is awesome and allows me to cook while enjoying the story. Nothing got burned in my kitchen. And now I am wondering if I am really more in love with the characters than the main plot or world building. But I think I am. Heroine and hero are so lovely. In a kickass sorta way so brutal, they can afford to be soft with each other. Sooo good. Am thinking of abandoning my stacks of “to be read next” and just buy the next audio book in this series. There are some serious badasses in this story I would love to know more about. Did I say it is also hot? Plus, there are this unanswered mystery about the heroine´s childhoods trauma still out there.

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Loved it!

Didn't think I'd love this series as much as the Psy Changeling one. But damn was I surprised. Love it. compelling story kept me interested throughout. The great narration only added to it and brought the sorry to life.

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  • 25-08-20

Okay

I usually love Nalini Singh's books but this was a bit lacklustre. The idea of the story is good but it doesn't quiet deliver on its promise, and I found that I got a bit bored towards the end. I also didn't particularly like the narration. Justine Eyre's voice is a little grating and her inability to say Elena correctly - she keeps calling the main character Elaina instead - just really irritated me after a while. I don't know if I will bother with any more in the series.

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brillient

What an amazing read cannot wait to read more stayed up to late at night to listen as was so hard to stop brillient .

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Just can't do it!

After loving Nalini's Psy-Changling series, I thought to give this one a try as well.
Nope, not even close. I am about two hours into the book and can't be bothered to continue. Raphael is a powerful jerk and Elena is a stupid brawny hottie. Yeah, stupid - if you are really petrified of the man as you say you are you don't go around talking to him as you do. And all the sex she has going on in her head, girl go live a little!
Just isn't for me. I hate the characters and plot is very thin. Giving it 2 stars as narrator is pretty good.

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  • Rae
  • 28-04-12

Loved It

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Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.

Loved this story. Easy listerning and very entertaining. Will be impatiently waiting for any new books in audio from this author.

I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Happy Reading

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  • Shay
  • 08-07-11

Love discovering new series!!!!

I love series. Getting to know your favourite characters more and more every book. Having an opportunity to find out the story of the secondary characters that always capture us but are not the focus of the story. For all these reasons and so many more ... I love series. I have just discovered Nalini Singh and her Archangel Series and wow what a find. Add to the wonderful depth of the story and the fantastic characters she creats, the fantastic naration by Justine Eyre and its a flawless combination. I listened to all three back to back and cannot wait for the next installment.
Highly recommend this series, writer and narrator!!

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  • footiechick
  • 30-12-20

Drama!

So much drama. It is a good read between heavier bigger books. it's romantic and infuriating and perfect for two days when you just want to be in a different world for a little while.

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  • Emma-Lou
  • 20-09-18

Loved reading it, Loved listening to it

I loved hearing the accents of the characters. When I read it I didn’t have accents to relate to. I just love this series and the stories Nalini shares AMAZING! Can’t wait to listen to the rest of the series.

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  • Ana Paula Curto
  • 03-08-16

Great book, bad narrator

What did you love best about Angels' Blood?

The story is really well written. The action scenes, the sex scenes, the dialogues. Everything keeps you on the edge of your seat.

What did you like best about this story?

The paranormal world created by Nalini Singh is very interesting, and the love between Elena and Raphael, how they both change and are willing to risk everything for each other, it's really moving. Elena is a great heroin. Easy to love, tough, fun, real, in a way the reader can really relate to. And Raphael is extremely sexy, dangerous, a real badass anti-hero.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Justine Eyre?

Susan Eriksen

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

No idea :P

Any additional comments?

Hated the narration. She has a great voice, but just doesn't bring any emotion to her sentences. Sounds like she's reading a manual or something equally boring. I've been listening to a lot of audiobooks narrated by Susan Eriksen, and it's completely different. There's acting, there's emotion. Justine Eyre just repeats the words like a robot.

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  • Monika Lech
  • 09-07-15

Book is great but Justine Eyre made it even better!

I'm starting the next one. Cannot wait! It is strange, because obviously I know the plot:)

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  • Irene
  • 13-09-12

Angels 1, Vampires nasty, Humans . . . expendable

Would you try another book from Nalini Singh and/or Justine Eyre?

Justine Eyre is a delight to listen to. Thanks to her reading I stuck it out for far longer than I would otherwise have done. It's a pity I couldn't find anything else in the catalogue that she has read that isn't a romance. Wouldn't bother with Nalini Singh. The story line was promising but by about quarter of the way through I was finding the the book more and more distasteful. Pleasure was only linked to fear and pain, killing was excessive and random and the romance was thinly disguised rape or the promise thereof. It is probably trying to be an up to date bodice ripper and obviously it appealed to other listeners but I would have liked human beings to have some value and love to be on an equal power base. Just saying.

Has Angels' Blood turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I love the vampire/ vampire hunter genre. Still listening and enjoying.

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  • Mary
  • 07-01-12

Not much to engage

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who is interested in erotic fiction laced with a very slight story line.

Has Angels' Blood turned you off from other books in this genre?

NO, I like most of the fantasy books I have listened to.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Angels' Blood?

The sex scenes

Any additional comments?


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