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 .
I couldn't get over the ridiculous concept of a formal profession and university, secretly studying angels. Where would this profession derive income? Who would fund scholarships? Why go there? Why not just make the study of Angels a facet of catholic mysticism? It just added fluff to the story. The story DRAGGED, and DRAGGED, I am over half way, and I don't think I can go back to this. This book was the first audiobook overcome by my Platinum subscription!
An interesting concept with a lot of potential -- the ancient race of Nephilim (from the Book of Genesis) are alive and well and out to subjugate the human race. I found the writing to be so bad, however, that I occasionally laughed out loud. It's a tie with Dan Brown's for the worst writing on the best-seller list. I got about two-thirds of the way through, hoping that the information dumps would give way, at the very least, to some interesting plot points, but finally gave up.
Painful. Confusing. Anticlimactic. Predictable!!!
It's not often I write a review. I just hope I can help other save their cash. Buy something else!!!