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Angelfall: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1 | [Susan Ee]

Angelfall: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her 17-year-old sister, Penryn, will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival.
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Publisher's Summary

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her 17-year-old sister, Penryn, will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister, and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

©2012 Susan Ee (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Ee’s debut novel is a promising opener to what looks to be a YA series worth following, one that explores what it means to be human and what it means to be a hero." (Locus Magazine)

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    Audiobook Addict Plano, TX 09-02-12
    Audiobook Addict Plano, TX 09-02-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Angelic Apocalypse"

    I saw this book first on an add on Audible. I was in the middle of another series so I put it in my wishlist and only bought it after finishing that series and starting the Remy Chandler series. Now I wished I hadn't waited so long... This book is awesome! I do admit it was a little confusing going from the Remy Chandler series to this, but Angelfall is very good.

    When most people envision angels coming down to earth to start the apocalypse they probably don't imagine that the first thing humans will do is shoot the Archangel Gabriel. That is how this scenario starts out. Humans started the war and now the angels are out for revenge.

    This story follows the adventures of a high school aged girl as she struggles on her quest to reach the heart of Angel territory, however she has an unusual companion and must decide whether he is a friend or an enemy.

    My only complaints were the completely unnecessary use of an f-word, only used once. And one crude joke that was likewise completely unnecessary.

    Can't wait for the second book!!!

    23 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra United States 12-27-14
    Deedra United States 12-27-14 Member Since 2014

    I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol

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    "Angelfall Bk 1"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes,I would.It's a very well written and interesting take on people vs Angels.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Angelfall?

    Finding Paige.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Penren weidling the Angel sword near the end.


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

    Angels are BAD...or are they?


    Any additional comments?

    THIS is one of the best books I have read in the last year or so!The storyline is fresh.The story is fast paced but easy to keep up with all the major and minor characters.The main character is a teen named Penren.She is trying to save her family,or what's left of it after Angels destroy most of earth.All Angels are bad...or ARE they?I'm glad this is a series so I can find out what happens next!
    The book is read by Caitlin Davies.She does a great job with all voices and inflections through out the story.The perfect voice,in my opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 09-10-12

    QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!

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    "Over 400 5 star reviews @Amazon, Why?"

    Many of you maybe familiar with the Amazon Daily Post. If your not, it's a free blog posted on the Kindle Storefront page. I browse though it every so often, mostly to see what's new and to read all the different author interviews.
    Like many of you, my fellow audiobook "readers", I enjoy reading the story behind, the story.
    So, imagine how excited I was to read about a new book called Angelfall by Susan Ee. With already, over 400 Five Star reviews, I knew, with a certainty, that I was about to buy (thanks to WiFi and One click purchasing power) the next BIG thing! And hopefully, I was buying it before any of my friends or family (is that bad?)

    Angelfall was hailed to be the next Hunger Games, for Heaven Sakes, a Twilight on the horizon ...... So where am I going with this review? Well I have read Hunger Games, and Angelfall is no Hunger Games.

    In the long run, I did end up enjoying Angelfall, the narration was good, the story was gory and quit violent at times. But because it is in the YA section, we don't have to endure any "real " sexual content. Thankfully. I mean, flesh eating demons are one thing, heavy petting is another.......this is America, is it not?!!?

    21 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle EDMOND, OK, United States 09-18-12
    Kyle EDMOND, OK, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Katniss meets Twlight"
    Where does Angelfall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is everything good about the Hunger Games and everything great about Twilight all thrown together in one big pot. No longer do you have to worry about Bella, the self depreciating heroine, you get a fantastic story with a strong main character you can actually like!


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Arwen BOISE, ID, United States 09-16-12
    Arwen BOISE, ID, United States 09-16-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)

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    "Consider yourself warned!"

    This is one of the most offensive, poorly-written, stories I have ever read or tried to listen to! Here is an example of a halfway-good idea very poorly executed. The main character is an unpleasant, unintersting person whose very tone, attitude, and stream of conciousness is consistently mean, trite, and offensive. I can't believe this got published. Much of the narrative is inane and nonsensicle. The very phrasing the author tries to use to make comparisons and describe things at many points just makes no sense at all. The fact that there is some violence and gore in this story is not what I have a problem with. What I do have a problem with is that it's conveyed in such offensive language and with no sense of artistic taste. This author has absolutely no skill in trying to tell a story wherein a person/character might exhibit distasteful or violent behavior but yet it is not offensive in the way it is written or told. (Think Hunger Games or Divergent) .Those two authors understood the fine art of doing this, and of potraying the humanity of their characters. This author includes several lines or scenes that are in very poor taste, such as a reference to "an old fashioned chaining", the use of the D-word (male anatomy sex-toy), a scene where the girl is bullied in a sexually-harrasing manner by a brutish young thug at the camp where she ends up. Even the mention of young male characters' references to (even the idea) of two girls kissing she manages to make just as creepy as possible. I am not a "prude" or easily shocked, and I have read MANY books. Let me say again this is offensive and very poorly written. This author managed to write and have published a story that contains absolutely no poetic sense, artistry, grace or good taste. If you want good stories about Angels, run don't walk to pick up the Angel Burn books or Hush Hush series.
    I have to say in closing as far as the audiobook experience, the narration was good. I felt her voice was right for the main character and the story, even if her voice for the male lead was an unfortunate affectation throughout most of it.

    29 of 55 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 07-31-15
    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 07-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Suprisingly great book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended this audiobook to friends. It is such an unusual story, well written, and very well narrated.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I though Penryn's crazy mom was a hoot. I really enjoyed Penryn's reactions too her...oh something weird and unusually is happening..."Guess I know where Mom is."


    Which character – as performed by Caitlin Davies – was your favorite?

    She did a really good job with the characters, the voices were very different so you could really tell the characters apart.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I did want to listen to it in one sitting, and I purchased the other two books in the series as soon as I finished the first.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has just the right amount of sexual tension, violence, humor, mystery and suspense. Not overly sexual or gory so I would approve of my teens listening to it, but I enjoyed it as an adult too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-20-15
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    "New favorite series!!!"

    This is my first Post Apocalyptic novel, and I loved it so much. The first tried I read it, I couldn't for the life of me get into it that I had to put it down. I'm so happy that I decided to give it an second try. Now, I cannot wait to read the next book of the series.

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    Donna California 07-02-15
    Donna California 07-02-15

    Dreamseeker

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    "Good YA story"

    I'm not really an angel fan, bring an agnostic, but heard the story was good so listened to it. For YA with impulsive emotions but still good with romance developing. Very good performance by the narrator ( so sorry I forget her name).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    joanne 06-30-15
    joanne 06-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it"

    I have listened and re listened to this story and loved it every time. Interesting and entertaining. Love this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K12mom 06-24-15
    K12mom 06-24-15 Member Since 2015

    I have taught my two boys at home for the last 8 years. A love of literature of all kinds led me to Audible.

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    "Missing Ingredients "

    An avid reader of dystopian novels, I have found myself lost in the works of Orson Scott Card, Cassandra Clare , Dan Wells, and Lauren Oliver just to name a few. I wanted to love this tale . I was excited for a new series. Ee failed to draw me in with details about the world she created. Her central character is more of a lovesick teen than a unique person. Had I not ever read any other author and had this been my first ever dystopia n novel maybe I would have liked this story . Penryn is not interesting enough to carry the pot . The plot is lacking in background mythology and I found myself praying that new characters with depth would be introduced This story was simply missing excitement , tension , meaning , and creativity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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