Angelology

  • by Danielle Trussoni
  • Narrated by Susan Denaker
  • 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time - between a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures.
"There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them." - Genesis 6:5
Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at 23, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.
For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.
Rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus, and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.

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Annoying narrator and way too much exposition.

If you're a Dan Brown fan, you'll probably like this book. If you're not, you probably won't.

I found the narrator distracting and a bit precious. Her repeated mispronunciation of "Renault" is like fingernails on a chalkboard - especially since one of the characters is a nun who speaks French and the narrator manages to read her French dialogue with a passable accent.

Speaking of dialogue -- the author gets a bit carried away with exposition. When she has a very old nun describe Mrs. Rockefeller's pearls "nestled in her grizzled neck, buttery orbs glinting in the dim light" My first thought was "Huh? Grizzled? Gristled?" Did the woman have a gray streaked beard or did the author mean "gristly" like a piece of tough meat? My second was, "Buttery orbs? Who talks like that?"

This isn't literature, but it would probably be a good beach read - buy the book and supply your own narration. And please, it's "Reh-no", pas "Ruh-nalt".
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- ddw "Golden Mom"

Very Pleasant Divine Suprise

I debated getting this book for at least a month, due to the negative reviews, and the low star rating. But I was intrigued by the premise for the book. I AM SO GLAD THAT I DOWNLOADED IT. I loved this book, the plot, the characters. I hope the sequel comes soon. This would be a great series to replace the endless Vampire based books. A Saga of Angels on earth, count me in. I have to apologize to the narator, I ripped her for the naration of The Eight by Kathrine Nevile....She completly redeems herself with this naration.
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- Angela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-09-2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio