Death's Angel

  • by George A. Bernstein
  • Narrated by Nathan Weiland
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The second serial killer in less than a year is prowling the streets of Miami, systematically killing off some of South Florida's most beautiful young women. Detective Al Warner is just back on the job, fully recovered from a bullet wound that cracked his skull during a deadly chance encounter with another madman. Due to rigorous physical therapy, Warner is in the best shape of his life, but his days are laced with headaches and his sleep fraught with terrifying dreams. Lack of rest clouds his usually laser-sharp mind, but doesn't slow his single-minded hunt for this new killer. Warner and the FBI's BAU become more frustrated as each new death provides plenty of evidence it's the same killer, but no new clues to his identity. They learn the killer's name, Angie Dedios, and eventually realizes it's really "Angel de Dios"...the Angel of God...but they are helpless as more beauties die with no new leads as to this deadly "angel's" real identity. Then Warner's love, Sharon Clark, becomes a target for this madman, and Warner must stop him before she is his eighth victim. Only chance again brings them all together in one final deadly dance of terror.


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I finished it but just barely

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I love mysteries. I live for mysteries. This listen ticked me off.

The narrator was okay but he was not convincing as a tough-as-nails, seen-it-all cop who survived a serial killer.

Then there's the story. Are. You. Kidding. Me.

I stayed with this story for quite awhile because I couldn't figure out the whodunnit (the fun part of a mystery.) I kept thinking that the payoff would be a good one since the culprit had stayed hidden for so long. Then it went where it went and it ticked me off.

I didn't hate it. I just didn't like it. And we mystery lover's deserve better.

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- Dee

The book was a gift from AudioBook Boom and . . .

I only finished this listen because the book was given to me for free by the author or narrator, at my request, and I agreed to provide this unbiased review.

First of all; this book could be listed under the category of "soft-core porn" if one existed. There are seven chapters/scenes dedicated to, and expressed in great detail, the sexual prowess of the killer ae the wanton lust of his victims, all of whom use their physical attributes to bed the killer. The language is that of which one would find in Penthouse Forum letters (i.e. think of George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can't Say on Television"); ironically Penthouse is the magazine several of the victims have (or desire to) pose in.

Secondly, realizing that serial killers do follow a pattern, it still became redundant to listen to the same general description seven times; 1. Man stocks woman in bars, topless clubs, markets, 2. Killer and victim mutually seduce each other, 3. Woman invites killer in her home and into her bed, 4. Killer strangles victim after "cu***ing", 5. Police have no clues, 6. Repeat the scenario several more times.

The back story and plot (aside from the killings) revolve around the nightmares of the lead detective (Warner) from his previous serial killer case, his defense lawyer girl friend (who wants to pose in Playboy), and the other cops vicariously living out their sexual fantasies by flipping through men's magazines at the precinct and comments in the t**s, a**, and p*****s of the dead girls. Shallow character development throughout the entire story.
I only finished this listen because this book was given to me for free by the author or narrator, at my request, and I agreed to provide this unbiased review.

Finally, the narration lacked in two prime areas; the first being that the sound quality is terrible (probably not the narrator's fault) as it sounds like it is being read in a barrel. As for the narrator, he makes an honest effort to read with inflection and enthusiasm but falls a bit short. His efforts to use different voices for different characters just doesn't work. Often times the same character would have a "different" in various sctionss of the book (a couple of times even changing "voice" in the middle of a single dialogue). Lastly, the attempts of the male narrator to come across as a slutty vixen seducing her lover, soon to be killer, just fail miserably.

Although I was able to piece together the clues and formed a real good idea as to who the killer was as the story unfolded in the second half of the book, I was completely caught off guard (surprised?) as to the actual conclusion of the mystery. Truth be told; it left me wondering if that was really the end of the story . . .

I apologize if this review comes across as overly critical, but I am just being honest, I could find little redeeming value in this book. Perhaps if some of the time used to describing the sexual scenes in such great detail, were used to develop the characters a bit more, the story would be more to my liking. As I stated at the beginning, I did finish the book, but only due to my commitment to review it.

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- Bill Beaulac

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-27-2017
  • Publisher: G n D Publishing LLC