Dark Angel

Casteel, Book 2
Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
Series: Casteel, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
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At last, Heaven would find the happiness she longed for...free from the scorn and contempt of her past!

In her grandmother's fine, rich Boston house, Heaven Leigh Casteel dreamed of a wonderful new life of new friends, the best schools, beautiful clothes, and most important, love. The pearls of culture, wisdom, and breeding would now be hers. Soon, she would make the Casteel name respectable, find her brothers and sisters, and have a family again.

But even in the world of the wealthy, there were strange forebodings, secrets best forgotten. And as Heaven reached out for love, she was slowly ensnared in a sinister web of cruel deceits and hidden passions.

©2011 V.C. Andrews (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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good book, needs work with the performance.

why I love this book and many more V.C Andrews. Candace just needs to bring down her twang a bit. why I understand this takes place in west Vergina her twang on some character's made it almost to hard to understand and listen to. Other than that she did a great job.

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omg

Heaven is the most insufferable, frustrating, selfish and self destructive character I have ever encountered. This book would be excellent for true masochists.

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Story is one of my all time favorites!

I didn't like the narrator's voice or performance. she sounded whiney. Love the book however!

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love

I've always loved old VC Andrews so I was so excited for the audiobook but the narrator's voice is a turn off for me. Tony Tatterton would not sound like that and she always sounds like she is asking a question.

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Great!!!

I really liked it. You never know if it's going to be brought to life to enjoy as much or more than reading it.

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love this book just not the narrator's voice

I don't mind the story.. it's just that the narrator's voice is a little off narrating.. the other voices she makes are okay using character..but the narrative voice has a tone that is a little annoying

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  • 12-10-19

Half Way Done

I'll say this about VC Andrews, she knows how to make us WANT to know what happens next. I did something I NEVER do and that is read the synopsis of this book prior to reading it. After the first hour I was so ready to quit I couldn't help peeking to see what I would be missing out on.

I should have just stuck with that and skipped to the next book. Heaven is positively INSUFFERABLE. I know she's had it rough but my goodness she is the neediest, whiniest thing. After having so many instances of being unloved, why doesn't she JUST love herself and stop slopping around like a wet puppy hoping someone will love her. At the same time, she boasts of her hillbilly pride, she cries when people who barely know her don't immediately fall in love with her.

This book is like punishment. If you haven't started it, just don't. Maybe I will feel differently at the end, but I honestly only started it because I had hoped with her rich new Boston life, it would be better than all that "poor" talk in Book One.

Give me Ruby any day of the week over Heaven.

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Good read

This is a great read by vc Andrews I would definitely recommend this book to friends and family

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The narrator

They needed a different narrator for this she sounds so old for some one that is suppose to be young.

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Great Read

Loved this book! I listened to this book each day. The narrator was clear and did a great job portraying inflection.

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  • Amanda L.
  • 01-22-20

Full series

The only down side is the last 2 books in the series are not on auditable

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  • Kindle Customer RMG
  • 10-24-19

Highly Recommend

I am reading this series of books again after 20 years to see if I would enjoy them as much. These books are still as good to read at 37 as they were at 17.

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  • Ted Ryan
  • 07-14-19

Darker Than it’s Prequel, an Intense Sequel

Picking up almost immediately from the events of the first book, “Dark Angel” brings Heaven into the wealthy household and lifestyle of her deceased mother’s family. As Heaven thrives academically and comes into her own, this book also shows her sexual awaking as she overcomes her past trauma. Heaven’s upbringing makes her tougher, but family secrets and the ghosts of her past continue to haunt her. No longer a naive fearful child, Heaven is driven by ambitious and revenge, so much so that the reader sees a darker side to her. Leigh’s past is also slowly revealed as Heaven learns how deeply the abusive cycle goes in her family on both sides. Candace Thaxton returns once again to narrate the audiobook version, her performance bringing great emotion to the story - the shift in Heaven’s accent was a clever acting choice, which shows her adapting to the middle-class environment and moving away from her country roots.
Again, this book tackles abuse within the family home and how that shapes an individual, but this book actually weaves that in a harsh but compelling way throughout the plot. Seeing Heaven grow more in the book and the contrast in social class, but the sinister similarities makes this a great read. Darker than its prequel, “Dark Angel” brings back the past of both Heaven and Leigh in an intense and twisted sequel.