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The Angel Audiobook

The Angel: An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

White light. Heat. A drawn-out moment of complete silence. And then the screaming starts.

An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning.

Pope, head of top-secret Group 15, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organized the attack will kill again for their freedom.

This is an operation that requires a very special kind of agent. Pope needs someone who exists outside of normality. Someone who floats above it, treading softly through a fractured life.

He needs the Angel.

©2015 Mark Dawson (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 06-09-16
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 06-09-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Furiously Frustratingly BAD IDEA! AWFUL! NO! NO!"

    This isn't a novel, it's a chapter! How dare they not tell us? BEWARE... you will spend hours only to discover a "To Be Continued"! This is bait and switch... only pretending to be a story when it's mere part leading to a monstrous tease! I may still have bought this thing if they'd told me and I knew that I should prepare to read more, or at least that would be a demand. Self Indulgence on the part of the writer, the publisher and AudioBooks. NEVER sell me a part of a book without fore-notice. I am totally ticked off!

    I AM RETURNING THIS PARTICLE OF A BOOK!

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "no ending"

    Book was pretty good. Not his best work I did enjoy it. There was no ending at all. Just leaves u hanging.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 11-04-15
    Wayne Matthews, NC 11-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great start to the Isabella Rose series!"

    Mark Dawson fans will recognize Isabella Rose as the teenage daughter of Beatrix Rose. Now in her mid teens and well trained by her now dead mother, Isabella is beginning to work with her mother's old organization. The listener should be made aware that this is a series and the first book does not stand alone; the end leaves you hanging. Nevertheless it is a great start for the young heroine. I look forward to the second book in the series.

    Mark Dawson is a relatively new British writer. He is also one of the best thriller writers.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Rower Boston, MA 09-24-16
    Charles Rower Boston, MA 09-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "No more hanging endings please"

    This book got hit by many who first read this book, with its hanging ending before the 2nd book was available. Perfectly understandable. No problem for those of us coming in later and can buy book 2 immediately

    But no more of this, Dawson, or you are going to start losing customers

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beverley 08-19-16
    Beverley 08-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I hate cliff hangers"
    What disappointed you about The Angel?

    I'm really disappointed with the way the ending of this story is left hanging. I would normally have bought the next book in this series because I enjoy the series but I don't like being bribed to get the next book and I found the lack of a conclusion very frustrating.


    What was most disappointing about Mark Dawson’s story?

    I enjoy a story that has a conclusion to it and, since I read for pleasure, a book without a conclusion is not what I'm interested in. Really, the book is not that long, it's not like the story would have been too long without a conclusion.


    What does Napoleon Ryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I find his voice is pleasant and his reading helps me to better visualize what's happening.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Angel?

    I find the description of islamic hatred of infidels annoyingly long, this could have been cut back in length.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the Mark Dawson characters John, Beatrix and Isabella. I particularly like John's struggle with alcohol, it's interesting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 08-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "meh..."

    terrible story, an unlikely daughter, 15 yo, trying to be a copy of Beatrix enlisted into group 15 for spying on ISIS financer. crap ending and fractured plot going nowhere.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-12-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not up to Mark Dawson's usual great writing"

    Not one of Dawson's best efforts. Way too slow. Disappointing ending. John Middleton is a much better character in his other series and those books are much better written and move along at the right pace. I wouldn't recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris H 09-23-17
    Chris H 09-23-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Bad reading, bad research, unbelievable characters"

    I don't know if this is the worst male reader of female characters that I have heard, but today I really don't think that he was a good choice for a book with major female characters, you could even say a female lead character.

    Ah, the shoddy research. There are many simple little things wrong.

    Theoretically Manchester to Wick in 8 hours is possible, if there's no traffic, which is never true on the A9, and you can't make up time because of the speed cameras and police. So sleepy little Wick should be a great place for handing off a 'package'? But Wick airport is the departure point for transatlantic GA ferry flights, so there's always aircraft and people around.

    There's no Tornado GR5, the GR5 is a Harrier and the Tornado is a GR4. If you take 600 rounds and shoot 600 rounds you don't have any rounds to put back in the safe. The only way to dry fire an AR15 is to cycle the bolt with the charging handle. While the bolt is back the hammer is held down. So the bolt is forward. If you now eject the magazine... well the bolt is forward, so how are you going to release it with the bolt release? If you are going to include detailed AR15 firing drills then talk to people who train with them. A Springfield EMP is a compact 1911, it shoots 9x21. The AR15 shoots 5.56x45, he made a point of that. So how is that shooting the same caliber in your rifles and pistols? Nobody accidentally loads those rounds in the other gun, switching to her 'preferred' 45 ACP would not have made any negative difference.

    And after all this I am supposed to go for the pathetic hook and buy the next one? No thanks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert G. 08-17-17
    Robert G. 08-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great listen."

    Loved the separation of character by the narrator. Great story and makes u excited for the next installment of codename Angel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Sturgeon Lake, MN, United States 01-23-17
    Stephen Sturgeon Lake, MN, United States 01-23-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Boring"
    What was most disappointing about Mark Dawson’s story?

    I have liked some of his other stories but this one was just endless procedural descriptions and not much action. I felt like I couldn't really like or cheer for the characters. I am probably done with Mark Dawson stories though I have purchased and enjoyed them in the past. Now they are just boring. I did not finish this one.


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  • Rhydd
    4/18/16
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    "This book was ok but not griping did not yearn to list to the next chapter"

    Characters were not gripping and I tended to loos sight of the story and where it was going.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Uxbridge, United Kingdom
    10/21/17
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    "Good read but 1960s stereo types"

    This book was read well. Which was the only reason I stuck with it. The first part of the book is a fictionalised version of the London tube bombings and the De Menenzes shooting. The problem I found was that the security services personel were stuck in 1960s stereotype. Anyone who has seen press conferences knows this has not been case for years.

    The politicians were portrayed as ignorant buffoons. So at least that was accurate. However if the author had researched how high level conferences work,. Junior officers and civil servants are almost never berated because it is seen as bullying. That is reserved for senior managers.

    The covert SAS style operatives were portrayed as rather dim squaddies. I don't think that has
    ever been the case.

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  • Miss L ttophi
    6/10/17
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    "enjoy"

    some bits mabe not correct at the school
    but over all a good book looking forward to next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fleetwoodboy
    4/29/17
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    "Two sides to every story"

    All action exciting reading/listening. Almost a re-enact ion of the underground bombing but extended to make more thrills. Glad it was declared as the first half of a two book story as I'd have been very disappointed to come to the cliff hanger without prior knowledge. Definitely a recommended book .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C.J.Aurentium
    4/27/17
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    "Good listen"

    Would have preferred that they'd kept the narrator from beatrix rose series. Good story, a bit jumping in places.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart Grant
    2/18/17
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    "Great story.... but awful narration"

    Now I love Mark Dawson's stuff. I think it's taut, energetic and a great, great read. There is no lingering passages of description, it's straight to the action and the story and I love it all. This book is no different.. however, I'm sorry to say that the narration on this audio book is horrible. I mean really really horrible. Nothing against the narrator, but he is so completely unsuitable for this type of book. His clipped, 'Queens English' accent is totally out of place and it's sounds jarrring all the way through. The woman who interjects as the female parts is way too breathy and seductive for the characters and it's honestly the narration totally ruined a fantastic novel. It was called 'brilliance Audio' by Audible, but I can't find anything brilliant about it. It pains me that the next book in the series is narrated by the same people and I am going to have to suffer it for another 8 hours... just to find out what happens. The book really does end abruptly and it's clear it's Act 2 in a series of 3, but don't read this is you haven't read any Beatrix Rose novels or the first one in the series. Great writing... appalling narration.. I feel bad saying that, but it is true.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lareine
    West Haddon, Northamptonshire United Kingdom
    12/9/16
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    "Left hanging"

    This book had a real feeling of being unfinished. It's an obvious ploy to get you to buy the next book, but there are a couple of storylines running through it which leave you hanging. It's more like the first few chapters of a bigger book. It certainly doesn't stand alone as a book in itself and you're left feeling frustrated that many things haven't been explained, or have any real reasoning. It certainly came as a surprise when the book finished! You're left with more questions than answers. I'm in two minds whether I want to be pulled into what will undoubtedly be a series of books to find out what happened to the main characters like Pope and the angel herself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barry Brown
    11/24/16
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    "What ????"

    What happened to the end of this book ? It's as though the author just got fed up of the book and couldn't think of a finish to the story so just wound it up, not impressed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sue
    STEVENAGE, United Kingdom
    11/15/16
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    "Great book but"

    I personally hated the extra voices, the woman's voice was terrible in some of it but I had to listen to find out about Isabella

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    10/2/16
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    "too many storyline s going on"

    I have enjoyed all the John Milton stories. this book tried to bridge the two main characters . leaving the store line hanging is clearly and attempt to encourage the purchase of the next book in the series. I personally like a book to reach a conclusion. it's like finishing a good pint of beer before starting another. it is good etiquette

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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