adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $24.95

Buy for $24.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Hope. Magic. Balance. The true, holiest of causes. Eighteen-year-old Gracie Caine wants to live a simple, normal life after leaving Ariel’s Gate Orphanage. All she has is a photographic memory and a twisted club foot, but she feels good about herself until a shocking set of unexpected wings and a deadly war turn her hopeful future into something very different.

She has awakened to a secret world of angels and demons, bloody war and terror. It’s a world unseen by humans, veiled in magic, inhabited by breathing archangels and ancient beings, and ruled by battle strategy, money, and power.

Realizing that normal will never happen for the only known surviving pure Nephilim, Gracie is set on a precarious path burdened with the duty to protect her entire race. A promise was made in the beginning and the Nephilim are failing miserably. Their end is near, generating serious danger to human beings and the planet. Gracie must deal with her own fears and limitations, the diverse elements of their race, and those who wish to destroy it in a desperate effort to regain balance between good and evil. 

©2018 Deborah Riley-Magnus (P)2019 I'm Hearing Stories

More from the same

What listeners say about The Orphans

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The Orphans,lost race book 1

I tried this book more than once.It is a terrific story made nearly unbearable to listen to by the narration. Adrianne Flores may be a fine narrator if she didn;t take loud breaths and have something electronic in the background.It was all very distracting.
The Orphans are a group of children from birth to age 18 living in a weird orphanage.One day a student is killed and the orphanage is dismantled.Former students are called back to fulfill their vow to the head 'teacher'.I advise you read the book.I hope the next book has better narration.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved the Story of Gracious!

I loved the story of Gracious and Cole. It is well thought out and the characters are well developed. It has an active storyline that keeps your attention from start to finish.

As far as the narration/production, I did have a problem. There seemed to be bouts of static that didn't detract from the story but was annoying. In addition, and it is worse at the beginning, there was frequent audible intakes of breath. Also a bit annoying.

Thankfully, these issues became less noticeable as the story progressed. Not completely sure if it was resolved or I just became more obtuse to it occurring.

Outside of that, Adrianne Flores did a good job with the characters and pace of the story.

If you can tolerate the issues in the first few chapters, the story is great!! And I highly recommend it! But you do have to overcome the initial annoyance.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

GREAT READ!

I loved it! This book has so much suspense. The narration could have been better but didn't keep me from being invested in this story. The author does a great job with the character builds and plot. This was my first book by this author but definitely not my last! I look forward to reading the next book in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Actually a very good book!

I love the narrator’s voice and the story is captivating... However, it either needs to be re-recorded or edited. as the narrator’s deep inhalation’s every few seconds are so off-putting and distracting that it is difficult to enjoy the story.

I would love to listen without that distraction.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Could not put it down

The Orphans captures your attention early and draws you in, yet does not give you all its secrets early on. It is a unique coming of age love story. It is well written and keeps you interested all the way through. It is well worth the time and I look forward with anticipation to the next book in the series. The only problem with this book was the quality of the recording.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-19

Terrible quality

Good story but very hard to get past the poor quality of the recording. Full of static, reader gasping all the time. Would give this one a miss