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Publisher's Summary

As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It's a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package. Maddy's position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with. Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos. Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell.

©2010 Tina Raffaele (P)2011 Tantor

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Fallen Angels, Demons, and Nephilim... good start

When it started I had a hard time investing in the character and seeing where it was going. But that worked it's way out about a third into it. It turns out I REALLY enjoyed the book, Anything to do with Angels and Demons makes me happy. It's worth a credit for sure. I'm going to dl the next book and hope it keeps up.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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meh

The narrator was decent. The story was terrible with all of the 'I said', 'He said', 'She said', 'I said'. It was actually irritating more than anything else. The good reviews for this. make me believe that positive praise for all of her writing may be false. I REALLY enjoyed The Lost Boy, but Alice was merely okay and The Red Queen wasn't even alright. I guess it just depends on what you expected. What I didn't expect was for the author to change her writing style, unless this series was before The Lost Boy, in that case I think the change of her writing style was much needed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Odd cadences in narration, so irritating

Would you try another book from Christina Henry and/or Coleen Marlo?

I doubt it; the performance was awful and the story predictable at best, forgettable at worst.

Would you be willing to try another one of Coleen Marlo’s performances?

No. Her narration was ridden with odd inflections, emphases, and pauses. I found myself repeating the sentence as it should have been read, which was more and more annoying as the story progressed.

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Everything as it expected

the whole story was very expected and times seemed to drawn on. Author has a good idea on thr story line but alot more explaining went on then was necessary. Also the moments in the book meant for suspense were lack luster and had expected outcomes. Narrator trys to do different voices for each character but all the men sound the same and all the females sound the same.

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Great New Series of Stories!

Great new ( at least to me !), told by a wonderful reader. Got to rush and download book two!

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  • Pamela
  • United States
  • 07-19-12

Excellent Listen

If you could sum up Black Wings in three words, what would they be?

Edge of seat

Which character – as performed by Coleen Marlo – was your favorite?

I'm not sure Did not enjoy listening to her that much. She seemed a lil flat to me. But if i had to choose, i'd say Beezel.. the gargoyle.

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

Yes, but took about 7 or 8 sittings.

Any additional comments?

Excellent story

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Good Story!

Would you listen to Black Wings again? Why?

No but I will listen to the next book in the series.

What other book might you compare Black Wings to and why?

Magic to the bone by Devon Monk

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  • Renee
  • Morgantown, WV
  • 06-25-12

can't wait for the rest

What did you love best about Black Wings?

I got totally lost in the story. A girl thinks she knows whats going on just to have her world ripped apart.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Wings?

all of it every chapter is a new twist

What three words best describe Coleen Marlo’s voice?

slightly nasialy good

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

I deffinatly want to sit and listen for ever

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Witty, Fun and Exciting

Would you consider the audio edition of Black Wings to be better than the print version?

This was a new author for me and I really enjoyed her fast paced pitfall filled adventure. I think that the audio version allows a reader to really experience the characters horror, anxieties and triumphs more vividly.

What did you like best about this story?

The revelations of the heroine's origins and Evangeline's story.

Which character ??? as performed by Coleen Marlo ??? was your favorite?

I just loved Beezle. Coleen Marlo does an awesome job of voicing the character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Maddy's first meeting with Azeal.

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  • Ckay
  • KANAB, UT, United States
  • 12-05-11

Okay, but not great.

Overall the book was okay. The plot didn't seem like anything special. The explainations of the supernatural creatures was just hard to swallow even for a paranormal book. I will not be buying the next book. It's not worth it to me.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful