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The Day the Angels Fell

Narrated by: Adam Verner
Series: The Day the Angels Fell, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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It was the summer of storms and strays and strangers. The summer that lightning struck the big oak tree in the front yard. The summer his mother died in a tragic accident. As he recalls the tumultuous events that launched a surprising journey, Samuel can still hardly believe it all happened.

After his mother's death, 12-year-old Samuel Chambers would do anything to turn back time. Prompted by three strange carnival fortune-tellers and the surfacing of his mysterious and reclusive neighbor, Samuel begins his search for the Tree of Life - the only thing that could possibly bring his mother back. His quest to defeat death entangles him and his best friend Abra in an ancient conflict and forces Samuel to grapple with an unwelcome question: could it be possible that death is a gift?

Haunting and hypnotic, The Day the Angels Fell is a story that explores the difficult questions of life in a voice that is fresh, friendly, and unafraid. With this powerful debut, Shawn Smucker has carved out a spot for himself in the tradition of authors Madeleine L'Engle and Lois Lowry.

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  • BK Littman
  • 01-01-19

Magical Mixture

Compelling mixture of the supernatural and the mundane...The Day the Angels Fell is a wild and beautiful read. For anyone who has struggled with their wishes, feelings, and dreams after suffering a loss-it is very thought-provoking. This book also contains bits and pieces of the history behind myths, legends, and strongly held beliefs. I chose the audible version and Adam Verner's performance is very strong. He does a great job portraying all of the characters in a way that is very relatable and recognizable. I would recommend this book to anyone who has experienced feelings of loss, pain, or guilt...almost everyone.

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  • Martin Mutabingwa
  • 02-08-18

A beautiful tale of love, loss and courage

Its an encouraging piece of work. Giving fresh hope and perspective to people asking questions about life and death.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-18

Glad I was late to read this.

Loved it.

The naming of the characters to the setting, everything was brilliantly planned and laid out.

The sequel comes out next month so I'm not upset I was late in getting to this book :)

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  • Jeane` Miller
  • 29-09-17

GREAT insight, exciting, meaningful story 2 follow

Not only was this a well written book, with a building story until the very end, it provoked deep lessons, and learning. From the first chapter, until the last, I could barely stop listening. I loved the Audible style, as I drive quite a bit, and hearing the story made it even more exciting and meaningful.
I HIGHLY recommend this book in this format, and look forward to more from Shawn Smucker.