Brek Cuttler has it all: a husband she loves, a daughter she adores, a successful law practice. And then one day everything she has ever known disappears. Brek finds herself standing on a deserted train platform, covered in blood. As she tries to comprehend what is happening to her, a man from her past approaches and explains that she has been chosen to join the elite team of lawyers charged with prosecuting and defending souls at the Final Judgment.
As Brek struggles to find her way back to her husband and daughter, she will discover that her first client holds the shocking secret of her fate. That seemingly disparate events during her life have conspired to bring her to a single moment in time that will determine her eternity. And that every act of kindness and cruelty sets in motion things beyond our wildest imaginations.
©2012 James Kimmel, Jr. (P)2012 Penguin Audio
I will listen to this book again and probably again. The twists and turns of an neverending plot captured me and kept me intrigued throughout the entire book. Therese Plummer, once again, performs at her best.
Cutter's grandmother. She is true to nature the image of every grandmother. Continually nurturing and talking most gently in words of love.
Best scene - ALL were heart wrenching
Yes - I did listen to this book without interruption; well except to shower.
This book had so many characters and situations; so much drama and suspense. Therese Plummer did an outstanding narration and brought all the characters to life in true colors; male, female, child and those of age, so many different accents and foreign languages. Ms. Plummer is top notch in her field.
I did not read the print version, but listened to the UNabridged audio.
Nana Bollini (sp?)
The Trial of Fallen Angels by James Kimmel Jr. is a wonderful read! I have read mixed reviews about the book, but I can say that it was easily one of the most moving things I have ever read! It is often compared in reviews to The Shack by William Young. I can see the reason for the comparisons. It is definitely fiction, but the fictional story depicts a modern-day example...parable, if you like...of life--the good and evil in each of us, the struggle we each have to balance love and forgiveness, the judgements we must make about our fellow man...and the judgements God must make on us. I don't want to spoil the message, but the book is deep. As with The Shack, it is not intended to be literal. It is merely intended to use a story to demonstrate what might be, in order to view the many sides of each story, each incident that makes up our lives, the reasons behind the choices we make. Ultimately, it's the story of the TRUE meaning of UNconditional love and justice. I recommend it highly. For my friends who might be offended, there are a few, very few curse words...just what I call "minor, true four-letter words" if I remember...and used only when someone is crying out in true, horrible grief. There is much in the story about history, the Jewish faith, the Christian faith, the flood, Noah, and Noah's reason for his sacrifice to God after he and his family left the Ark. There is also a huge message about the love and judgement of God and the power of forgiveness offered by my Jesus!
The imagination required to comeup with the story.
Change the end
Very dissapointing ending. A story with lots of possibilties for the ending especially having Jesus become the advocate and accept all quilt. Lots of confusing theology. Left feeling empty
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