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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,442 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Songs of the Seraphim Series Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9780739316092
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Anne Rice returns to the mesmerizing storytelling that has captivated readers for more than three decades in a tale of unceasing suspense set in time past—a metaphysical thriller about angels and assassins.

The novel opens in the present. At its center: Toby O’Dare—a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again. A soulless soul, a dead man walking, he lives under a series of aliases—just now: Lucky the Fox—and takes his orders from “The Right Man.”

Into O’Dare’s nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O’Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest but instead came to embody danger and violence, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against Jews, where children suddenly die or disappear . . . In this primitive setting, O’Dare begins his perilous quest for salvation, a journey of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thrilling. . .divinely entertaining.”

  • —PEOPLE magazine (3 ½ stars)
  • Full of provocative moral reflections. . . Readers will revel in Rice’s colorful recreation of the historical past and in her moving depiction of characters struggling to reconcile matters of the heart with their personal sense of faith.  
    Publishers Weekly
     
     
  • Readers looking either for a convincing story of faith rediscovered or simply an exciting read will be pleased by Rice’s compelling tale, and many will hope for more books featuring her fascinating and utterly sympathetic new hero.  
    Booklist, starred
     
     
  • Time travel, ultraviolence and medieval madness—divine intervention rendered fantastically by Rice. . . With two marvelous reimaginings of the Gospels and a spiritual autobiography recently extending her range, Rice revisits the shadows of her vampire classics; now however with her return to Catholicism, her sinners vie for redemption. . .Angelically inspiring. Devilishly clever.”
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deana | 2/20/2014

    " This book is awesome!!!!!! I reccomend it to everyone and I can't wait to read the next in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karma | 2/9/2014

    " I like everything by Anne Rice, except this book. I though it was dumb. I even read "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" and "The Road to Cana" and found them to be interesting. Something went wrong while she was writing this book, because it seems contrite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolina | 1/27/2014

    " Completely different, it really catches you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri-ann Blanco | 1/27/2014

    " I actually enjoyed this book. I think this book is more enjoyable when you have experienced doubt within your faith. Like many of Rice's books, she takes you into another time period. However, when the main character, Toby, travels back in time to the middle-ages, he never explains how he can speak middle-English. I'm guessing in "Angel Time" one automatically can understand a spoken language. Unfortunately, this discrepancy does not work well with me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Talena Davis huntsman | 1/7/2014

    " I really liked this book. Anne Rice has really taken a new turn in the last few years with her subject matter in conjunction with her own personal spiritual awakening, and I still find her books to be just as engaging. About halfway through, I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but the ending did not disappoint! Aother GOOD READ from Anne Rice! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben Chenoweth | 1/4/2014

    " Interesting book, that illustrates the concept of grace quite well. Also a good twist on the time-travel idea: this is probably the only way time-travel could ever be possible! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Barroso | 12/29/2013

    " It started off slow, but once you get into the story of Fluria it gets good! I cant wait to start the second book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya Patrice | 12/26/2013

    " Loved the writing - the character came alive on the page and I couldn't put this down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William W. | 12/20/2013

    " Toby is a fascinating character. Contract killer turned agent of God - nice plot. Looking forward to the next installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chriss | 12/13/2013

    " Anne Rice is still a masterful writer, but this story just didn't pull me in like others she has written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 12/11/2013

    " Very different viewpoint from the vampire books. Enjoyed this very much as the reader is unsure of what is actually happening. Historical and artfully descriptive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marva Whitaker | 12/1/2013

    " Might continue reading the series. Might not. Enh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edna | 10/1/2013

    " I was torn with this book. It's written really well but the topic is different. It's about an assasin who gets called by an Angel to change his ways and goes back in time to save people lives. So for creativity I give it 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 7/1/2013

    " Listened to the audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audra | 5/25/2013

    " Definitely different but I did find myself wanting to hear more and more. Its an interesting twist on a "sinner" who finds God again. I would recommend it to others to read but I don't know that I would read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missi | 12/4/2012

    " so, it finally got interesting during the last third of the book...but the writing felt so over the top formal...it was off-putting. I'm pondering buying the next book. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 11/29/2012

    " disappointed. whole booked seemed to be a set-up for future books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelia | 10/24/2012

    " Very enjoyable book. original story line. Who thinks of God pursuing an assasin? It was well written and interesting. 4 stars to me means that I really liked it and I can recommend it to my friends to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Boswell | 10/15/2012

    " THis is a wonderful book!!! Anne Rice has gone back to Christianity and this book is loaded with spiritual warfare and you will abosulely fall in love with the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 9/20/2012

    " Promising start to a new series. I'm looking forward to Anne's continued growth in the doctrine and traditions of the Catholic Faith. A few subtle low points need to be ironed out before next time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Shepard | 6/30/2012

    " I like the premise of these books. Hitman turned into an agent for Heaven. Different from vampires, that is for sure. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dymphna | 6/27/2012

    " So very, very shit that I couldn't finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica Wirth | 4/22/2012

    " I love Anne Rice and feel bad giving this a low rating. Despite its quite manageable length (under 300), I could not get into it. At all. I almost feel bad. I'll definitely revisit this another time, to be fair. But this isn't doing it for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 3/10/2012

    " I wasn't ready for this type of book from Anne Rice. It was very different. Slow start but she is very descriptive when setting up the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Rago | 9/26/2011

    " She's back and although Anne Rice is not writing about vampires, she still has it. One of my most favorite writers who still remembers how to tell a story. Compelling! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicci | 6/5/2011

    " Meh - It's good that Rice is moving on to a different Genre of books. This one was alright. It seemed, however, a little bit rushed. I expect there will be much more to say in the other books of the series. I am not certain that I will be the one to read them since I'm so lukewarm toward this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolina | 6/1/2011

    " Completely different, it really catches you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 5/27/2011

    " i have been a Anne Rice fan for many years. This book was so amazing and intense. I am a fan once again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 4/25/2011

    " Anne Rice is never disappointing. A new series about a contract killer who travels back to 13th century England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nantat | 4/17/2011

    " This looks like the first of an upcoming series. I find the concept interesting. An assassin asked to help a seraphim. Anne Rice is doing a great job developing this.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casi | 4/4/2011

    " I loved this story. It was calming and exciting all at the same time. It was actually two stories in one but you will have to read it to know what that means. Highly recommneded. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mari | 3/23/2011

    " Wow, just not her best stuff. I got into it as we went along, but ... just not her best. Bring back the vampires. "

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