I wanted to like this, but I just couldn't listen anymore. The topic could be interesting, but not here. Much of the story was simply too coincidental and contrived, and the characters not believable. It may be better on the page; this was one Audible book where the narrator missed. Very monotone speaking voice, and I was put off by the mispronounciation of several words. Sorry, I hate to leave a poor review, but this was one book I wish I hadn't bought. I gave it several hours, but finally gave up.
Here is a writer who does her research. The story is entertaining and thought provoking. Sure, the theology has some conjecture but unlike Brown, she doesn't make it up from scratch. There were memorable scenes, well developed characters and an entertaining story.
The concepts, creatures, Hebrew names and motivations all have historic basis.
I enjoyed the premise and would love to know what happens next. Do the lovers unite? Will good triumph over evil? Or will the earth remain the crucible where good and evil both flourish?
Long, (which I knew going in), slow, and overly descriptive.
Somehow, with as long as a read/listen this book is, character development was lacking. So much time was taken up with the description of clothing, and room layout, yet so little time was spent actually getting inside the head and heart of the characters. A interesting novel, but it was like a soup that needs salt, almost there... just slightly bland. The ending seemed rushed and lacked the depth I expected. So many interesting things could have happened at the end of the book, and none did. I saw the end coming from miles away, and was as disappointed when it arrived as I was when I first thought "I bet it ends this way".
I do not recommend this book.
I had high hopes for this book. Evil angels? Genius idea! Unfortunately, that was the end of the genius. After a promising beginning, the book switched to an unengaging flashbook about the goings on at an angelogy institute in the 1940s. I would have preferred more about evil angels and less about the angelolgists.
Much like the book "The Historian" is a long and delicate story, this one too spends time going back and forth in time but it's very well knitted together and nobody gets lost in the telling of the tale. A surprise up until the ending.
This is a Dan Brown sort of action book. It's well read but there's not a lot of there there. I find Dan Brown thin at best and this is even thinner.
I enjoyed to this book after I got used to the narrator's voice. The beginning was a little slow and sometimes complexed facts. But the story line was interesting and made you think about how true this could be. The individuals in the story are strong and draw you into the unusal world that ingulfs you. I hope that this is not the only book in regards to Angelology.
The writing is a bit childish, it starts better as the book moves along but every thing else gets worse. The book is filled with odd humans and crazy angels, both move through the storyline constantly acting stranger and stranger. Gaps in logic and common sense are so large that you can’t suspend your belief and enjoy the book . Plus the author adds lots of pointless descriptions that take the novel nowhere, and many of them are unnecessary violent . There is no way I will be finishing this .