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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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    Nascar Pryncess 09-25-13

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    "I need the next one!"

    I couldn't put this down. Seriously, I devoured it. I'm hoping book 2 is just as good. November seems so far away.

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    Lorfet 07-04-13
    Lorfet 07-04-13
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    "Call me "a little confused""
    Would you consider the audio edition of Angelfall to be better than the print version?

    I don't own the print version so I cannot compare the two.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was not really an ending - just a stopping point until book two can begin.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was confusing for me from the beginning. As I began listening to the story, I thought that Penryn was a young girl, maybe 12 or 13 years old. This was due to the way the story was written, her spoken parts and remembrances, and also the way it was read by the narrator. As the story progressed, she seemed to age in every way, and I don't mean by what was happening to her in the story, but the writing changed and made her more adult and grown up. The narrator's voice was also more adult and confident sounding. In contrast, the angel sounded like a totally grown man, way older than Penryn, from the beginning. I swear I thought she was all of 13 years old trying to take care of her crazy mom and little handicapped sister. But, all of a sudden, we are headed toward the forbidden attraction between angels and humans, she's putting on make-up and a slinky dress to go in a club, and there is sexual attraction. I had to really adjust in a hurry and get with the program. I am not normally a "duh" kind of person and I am convinced that I was not off in la-la land when I started listening. I'm not too sure I will rush to read/listen to the second book and I don't even know if it has been written. I am just really torn about how to review this book - not very helpful I know and I am truly sorry. The purpose behind the angels attacking humans was never really explained and there were only hints dropped as to a possible cause and that was also frustrating because there don't seem to be any good angels at all and everything that was alluded to in this book regarding angels and God and history was in no way similar to the majority of the teachings we hear/see/read these days. Also, society seemed to have fallen apart and everything stopped working in very quick order without any good explanation for why this was so. I think I would have to recommend this book only with a caution and a question mark and an additional "I'm not sure how much money/credit this book is worth" Have I read worse books? YES! Have I read better books? Definitely YES! Not awful but .......???????

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley Charlotte, NC, United States 06-03-13
    Ashley Charlotte, NC, United States 06-03-13

    I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.

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    "Brilliant!"

    Listening to this was actually a reread for me. Reread, first listen.

    Penryn is a fabulous main character. She's strong but vulnerable and hopeful yet realistic. I can't imagine going through everything she does, and she comes out on top.

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    Sandie Elk Grove, CA, United States 12-17-12
    Sandie Elk Grove, CA, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2012

    I'm married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Love to read books, and love to listen to audio books. Genre's UF/Sci-Fi/ dystopian/ fiction and mystery/thrillers

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    "Started out really good,"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, It had a good story, it just seemed to drag a bit. I had a hard time finishing it.


    Has Angelfall turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO WAY !!! I love this genre.


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    Antonina 10-12-12
    Antonina 10-12-12 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Exceeded my expectations!"
    If you could sum up Angelfall in three words, what would they be?

    Unlike other similar stories, the lead caracter acted logically and even showed some self-preservation instinct! Loved the book for that - it is different from the other YA stories!


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

    I haven't listened to any of the narrator's performances before, but this one was pretty good.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting book, a little bit unusual theme - angels, definitely will wait for the second book! Really loved the first one! The other good think about the book - not too much romance and enough action. Exactly as I like!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 10-23-12
    barc2003 Glendale, AZ, United States 10-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Did I miss something?"

    Halfway through this book I still felt as if I had no idea what was going on. There was no explanation of what happened and why the world was in a shambles or what angels had to do with it. Story lines were underdeveloped and left hanging, transitions didn't always make sense.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it "

    this has to be one of my favorite trilogies anyone who loves romance action will love this book

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    K12mom 06-24-15
    K12mom 06-24-15 Member Since 2015

    I have taught my two boys at home for the last 8 years. A love of literature of all kinds led me to Audible.

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    "Missing Ingredients "

    An avid reader of dystopian novels, I have found myself lost in the works of Orson Scott Card, Cassandra Clare , Dan Wells, and Lauren Oliver just to name a few. I wanted to love this tale . I was excited for a new series. Ee failed to draw me in with details about the world she created. Her central character is more of a lovesick teen than a unique person. Had I not ever read any other author and had this been my first ever dystopia n novel maybe I would have liked this story . Penryn is not interesting enough to carry the pot . The plot is lacking in background mythology and I found myself praying that new characters with depth would be introduced This story was simply missing excitement , tension , meaning , and creativity.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bookworm 07-30-14
    Bookworm 07-30-14 Member Since 2013

    YA connoisseur-wannabe

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    "Shaking my head...."
    Did Caitlin Davies do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Not really. She was really bad with male voices, particularly Raffe; she kind of ruined him for me.


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

    **SPOILER ALERT***<br/><br/>The scene where Raffe explains that he's.....agnostic. Yes ladies and gentlemen, we have an agnostic angel. Some might think this is brilliant, but to me this was beyond moronic. His explanation was something along the lines of: Well he created humans too and some of you are agnostic. *facepalm* yeah Mr. Angel, and we also don't happen to have wings sprouting out of our backs and have super human strength. If these were aliens we were talking about, then that would make a hell of a lot more sense. But nope, no these are flying angles who have messengers that communicate with God, one of them being the archangel Gabriel . I guess that's not enough to make you a believer. I almost stopped listening to the book at that point. But even though I kept at it, it definitely lost most of its brownie points with me on that one.


    Any additional comments?

    Note to potential readers: if you have recently read The Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, stay the hell away from this book. It's like going from platinum gold to sterling silver.It had its good moments but I think the whole book is lacking in several aspects. The world building seems waaaay underdeveloped. The whole concept of the angels using hotels and clubs did not jive with me. Again I digress to Daughter of Smoke & Bone: Laini Taylor knows how to create a realistic world of angels and demons. Susan Ee, not so much. Sorry.<br/><br/>Another thing I did not like: Raffe. The author failed to create a compelling character. He's uninteresting and a jerk to top it off. I could not connect with this character, like at all. I am typically swooning over the male romantic interest. This was not the case.<br/><br/>Penryn and her mom. How is it that she leaves her mom behind and doesn't worry about her? A few thoughts here and there about your mom does not qualify as concern. Did you forget this is an apocalyptic world Penryn? I guess so. Forget that her mother is a mad woman. Forget that she is let loose in the middle of nowhere. She pops back up in the story and just happens to be where Penryn is headed. This isn't the localized apocalypse of some backwater town. It's the whole freaking world. So unrealistic.<br/><br/>Another thing I didn't like. It was BORING. The story was sprinkled with interesting scenes. And I mean, lightly sprinkled. I don't think I'll be reading the next one.

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    cara springville, indiana, United States 10-27-12
    cara springville, indiana, United States 10-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "didn't like the end"
    What did you love best about Angelfall?

    kept you on edge


    What did you like best about this story?

    how she wanted her sis back


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the angle and her


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

    how strong will she was.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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