We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Rebel Angels | [Libba Bray]

Rebel Angels

Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems. Yet amidst the distractions of London, Gemma's visions intensify, visions of three girls dressed in white, to whom something horrific has happened, something only the realms can explain.
Regular Price:$39.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems. Yet amidst the distractions of London, Gemma's visions intensify, visions of three girls dressed in white, to whom something horrific has happened, something only the realms can explain.

The lure is strong, and before long, Gemma, Felicity, and Ann are turning flowers into butterflies in the enchanted world of the realms that Gemma alone can bring them to. To the girls' great joy, their beloved Pippa is there as well, eager to complete their circle of friendship.

But all is not well in the realms, or out. The mysterious Kartik has reappeared, telling Gemma she must find the Temple and bind the magic, else great disaster will befall her. Gemma's willing to do his intrusive bidding, despite the dangers it brings, for it means she will meet up with her mother's greatest friend, and now her foe, Circe. Until Circe is destroyed, Gemma cannot live out her destiny. But finding Circe proves a most perilous task.

©2005 Libba Bray; (P)2005 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"Readers will sink into her compelling, well-paced story." (Booklist)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (191 )
5 star
 (92)
4 star
 (61)
3 star
 (27)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
4.2 (79 )
5 star
 (35)
4 star
 (26)
3 star
 (17)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.4 (79 )
5 star
 (44)
4 star
 (23)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jennifer austin, TX, United States 01-14-09
    Jennifer austin, TX, United States 01-14-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    258
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    151
    62
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    11
    3
    Overall
    "wonderful"

    Rebel Angels is better than A Great and Terrible Beauty, the first book in the series. It helps the characters grow as individuals and explores more of the societal conditions that remain as true today as they were then. The burgening romance is sweet, and Jemma's feelings are both identifyable and exciting. The plot is a good mixture of the pranks, pettiness, and dramas of teenage girls with the dangerous and unearthly world of the realms. Overall, a book a girl can lose herself in.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Natasha McLean, IL, United States 01-15-14
    Natasha McLean, IL, United States 01-15-14 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Such a great second book!"
    What did you love best about Rebel Angels?

    The story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gemma.. love her.. she is strong and smart.


    Have you listened to any of Josephine Bailey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The same. She does great


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

    Yes,


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. well read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Elkay Annapolis, MD 04-16-13
    Elkay Annapolis, MD 04-16-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    114
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    88
    38
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    19
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Rebel Angels: Curiouser and Curiouser"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have the main character reflect, at least ONCE, on the wisdom of bringing her selfish friends into a magical kingdom where they (of course) behave selfishly and never, ever abide by the promises they make. This pattern repeats so many times and Gemma never questions it. To avoid spoilers, I'll describe it this way: you have the only key to this magical wonderful place. You have a REALLY IMPORTANT TASK to accomplish. Your friends beg you to take them to the place. You agree, as long as they help you to accomplish your task. When you get there, they hinder you and treat you horribly if you even mention your task. Would you take them back next time? Are these really your friends? Other than this repeated pattern of silliness, which - okay, I admit - is pretty realistic considering the main characters are all teen girls - this book is great. Just great. I'm WAY past my teenaged years and I still loved it.


    Would you recommend Rebel Angels to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, absolutely. It was fun and insightful and compelling.


    Have you listened to any of Josephine Bailey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She did a great job with all the characters. She has the marvelous gift of making you feel like the whole story is unfurling in your mind - she gets the voices and accents exactly right, and she's brilliant, but because of that you forget that these characters aren't acting the whole thing out somehow in your iPod.


    Do you think Rebel Angels needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    YEAH, obviously. There is a 3rd book and nothing is resolved at the end of this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    tracy thatcher, AZ, United States 11-02-09
    tracy thatcher, AZ, United States 11-02-09 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    105
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    333
    61
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    "Just plain silly"

    While I enjoyed the first book in this series, I am definitely going to stop here. I couldn't follow the author on the magic ride. It was just too silly and unbelievable to me.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-4 of 4 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.