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Angelfall Audiobook

Angelfall: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1

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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 Feral Dream, LLC (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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    loved it one of the best books I've ever heard plan to get the actual paper copies soon would recommend to everyone I know

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    Tt 01-29-17
    Tt 01-29-17
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    "Unique take on angel PNR"

    I love a good well written PNR but don't actually read too many because I'm pretty picky. I waited a while to read this one, although I had my eye on it for a long time, I was hesitant to take the leap. But that all ended today when I started listening to the audio version of Angelfall, and I loved it! I loved the descriptions and the unique characters. I was loving the connection and chemistry that the characters had and the seemingly impossible circumstances that they find themselves in. And I just can't wait to read/listen to the next one in the series!

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-13-16
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-13-16 Member Since 2016

    A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin

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    "Way better than anticipated."

    I enjoyed this book, it had lots of events happening, but not to many to confuse you. While there are a few plot holes, which hopefully will be explained in the next book, this book did grab me from the beginning and kept me interested all the way through. I do plan on getting the next book. I wish they would have explained why the Angels came down for the end days, but I don't think that Penryn knew either. I would say this book is geared more for teenagers, but if you are like me I read and listen to everything. There are so many dystopia books out there now and not all of them good, but this one is pretty good, so give it a try if you like these types of books. I would recommend Suzanne Collin's Hunger Games, Kresley Cole's Arcana Chronicles, or Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles. I liked the narrator, she does a good job.

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    Gingerly Roseville, CA, United States 06-22-14
    Gingerly Roseville, CA, United States 06-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book all around!"
    What made the experience of listening to Angelfall the most enjoyable?

    I was never bored. The whole book kept me captivated. Just when I thought I knew what to expect, something different happened.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Angelfall?

    Without going into spoilers I would say there is one scene near the end that had me gripping the edge of my bed. Brilliant use of words to describe a truly macabre scene.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was perfect. The book had a good pace, not too slow or fast. I am in love with this series.

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    Jerrilynn 04-05-14
    Jerrilynn 04-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Unique, Exciting, Interesting, Hopeful"
    What made the experience of listening to Angelfall the most enjoyable?

    This book was selected specifically because it fell in the genre of Youth. It was a delightful surprise to find that I was every bit as entertained as my 12 year old daughter. The characters are well developed. While listening to this book it is difficult to not relate to the characters in one way or another. It is completely engaging in sharing the experiences of the main characters, their thoughts and feelings are wide open and felt.


    What other book might you compare Angelfall to and why?

    Tiger's Curse. Like Tiger's Curse there is an understanding of the characters thoughts and feelings. Another similarity is the predictable happy ending isn't exactly as predictable as you think while listening to the story. Finally there is a quest involved in each that is only begun.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It is hard to offer up a favorite scene without offering up a spoiler, so I would recommend skipping this question if you don't want a spoiler. My favorite scene is probably when Penryn is trying to hold the angel wings on and convince the gang that she is an angel. But it could just as easily be when she is kicking butt in the camp. Or maybe when Raf is flying off and she is content just to know he's alright. There are so very many great scenes in this story and it is so easy to see them all through the eyes of Penryn that the story is one that will stay with me for a very long time.


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

    Again, if you don't want a spoiler, please don't read this section... I think I was most moved when Penryn finds her sister Paige. Her heartache when she sees what has happened to Paige was a moment that would move anyone who has ever loved a child.


    Any additional comments?

    My daughter loved this story even more than I did. It took her less than 5 minutes to ask me to purchase "World After" which is the second book in the series. She is already waiting for the 3rd. If you are looking for literature to keep your child engaged in something other than just video games this is a very good choice. Many of the books in my library recently purchased were for that purpose. If she's going to sit and play video games, she's going to fill her mind with something else at the same time. We listen to classics, we listen to mysteries, we listen to true crime, and lately we've been listening to teen lit.

    I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who just likes a good story and particularly for young women. It's full of girl power!

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    yoyodanzer Memphis, TN 04-02-14
    yoyodanzer Memphis, TN 04-02-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Loved this book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Angelfall to be better than the print version?

    I enjoy audio books because like the performance quality of the narrators. This book was no exception. She gave each character their own flavor.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Raffe. I love how he can be a big strong hero when he needs to be but when he's with Penryn he is so lovable.


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    gardener97 Atlanta 02-24-14
    gardener97 Atlanta 02-24-14 Member Since 2016
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    "But Book #3 is not out yet!!"

    And that's a problem as you get enmeshed in this wonderfully complex story from Book #1 and immediately get Book #2, "World After: Penryn & the End of Days" and now you need Book #3 which is NOT out yet... woo - what a ride. This is considered for "grades 9 and up" and I guess I am really UP but I found it to be a very good story.

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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 02-10-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 02-10-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Interesting post-apocalyptic view."

    This story really was refreshing, and was a different take on a post apocalyptic world than I have read before. The whole concept of the angels having been the cause of our downfall was an interesting take. Really kicked against the norm, or at least the stereotypical ideas of angels and deity.

    I really came to like the Penryn character. As the world had fallen around her, and crazy and horrible things happened to her, she took them in stride and rose above them. There was a little bit of a detachment that I felt with most of the characters in relation to how they interacted with each other, and the events that were happening to them. As if they had already seen the worst that the world could offer them, and nothing was going to surprise them again, and I felt like that led to a very authentic feeling to the story. Rafi was also a very consistent and complex character. I found myself really enjoying his story, and looking forward to seeing what was next for him.

    The story tended to be a little predictable, and there were some twists that were a little bit of a stretch, but overall I really liked this book. Caitlin Davies does a great job with the narration. It is hard for women to perform male voices (I think even harder that men trying to voice women), but she does an acceptable job. The voices were consistent and pleasing.

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    Marjorie 01-24-13
    Marjorie 01-24-13

    Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

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    "Now that's just messed up."
    What made the experience of listening to Angelfall the most enjoyable?

    A heroine who never gives up. Penryn is truly awesome.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm stunned. I just finished the book and all I can say is, "Wow, that is messed up." I liked the book, but I can't think of how to word it. It was disturbing, that is FOR SURE. Terrifying look at the end of days. Terrifying.

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    Natasha AUCKLAND, New Zealand 09-25-12
    Natasha AUCKLAND, New Zealand 09-25-12
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    "No Hunger Games but who cares?"
    Where does Angelfall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to, not for the performance unfortunately, but for the story. I really enjoyed Susan Ee's writing. The performance wasn't terrible but it was a little distracting at times.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Angelfall?

    I really enjoyed all the interaction between Penryn and Raffe the Angel. I saw one review that mentioned there was little romance in this book but I preferred it that way - because it was chock full of UST (unresolved sexual tension!). Penryn's observations of Raffe were potent but never cheesy. The ending gave me just enough satisfaction about Raffe and Penryn's relationship and still left me wanting more.


    What aspect of Caitlin Davies’s performance would you have changed?

    The performance was fine but I didn't really like the voice Caitlin put on for Raffe. Also, I found her narration a little too cheery for an apocalyptic setting - it seemed too lighthearted for the situation at times.


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

    Yes! I couldn't 'put it down'. I was trying to make it last longer (to use for my workouts!) but I couldn't resist listening to it more often and finished it in a matter of days.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed Angelfall and am looking forward to the sequel.

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