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Download Angels in the Gloom: A World War One Novel #3 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Angels in the Gloom: A World War One Novel #3 (Unabridged), by Anne Perry
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (768 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Angels in the Gloom is an intense saga of love, hate, obsession, and murder that features an honorable English family: brothers Joseph and Matthew Reavley, and their sisters, Judith and Hannah.

In March 1916, Joseph, a chaplain at the front, and Judith, an ambulance driver, are fighting not only the Germans but the bitter cold and the appalling casualties of the Battle of Somme. Scarcely less at risk, Matthew, an officer in England's Secret Intelligence Service, fights the war covertly from London. Only Hannah, living with her young children in the old family home in tranquil Cambridgeshire, seems safe.

Appearances, however, are deceiving. By the time Joseph returns home, rumors of spies and traitors are rampant in Cambridgeshire. And when the body of a savagely murdered weapons scientist is discovered in a village byway, the fear that haunts the battlefields settles over the town - along with the shadow of the obsessed ideologue who murdered the four siblings' parents on the eve of the war. Once again, this icy, anonymous powerbroker, the Peacemaker, is plotting to kill.

Perry's kaleidoscopic new novel illuminates an entire world, from the hell of the trenches to a London nightclub where a beautiful Irish spy plies her trade; from the sequestered laboratory where a weapon that can end the war is being perfected to the matchless glory of the English countryside in spring. Angels in the Gloom is a masterpiece, steeped in history and radiant with truth. It warms the heart even as it chills the blood. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/20/2014

    " This third book in Anne Perry's WWI series is excellent--and it's worth reading the two that came before it just to get the background for this one. They are good in themselves, but this one is even better. There's more at stake, personally, and the story is more engaging. A really good read, but only if you've read the first two. Perry is a great writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 2/16/2014

    " the conspiracy bit is getting a little old, but so much of this is so wonderful. Great prose, fascinating characters, terrific summing up of what to believe in the middle of hell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/14/2014

    " The last in the series - the ultimate bad guy is a bit too predictable, but watching Joseph go through the trials of the soul is worth the trip. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K.M. Weiland | 2/12/2014

    " The best of the series so far (which isn't saying much), but still bogged down by ridiculous character motivations, far too much internal monologing, and an unrealistic and disappointing solution to the murder mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 2/2/2014

    " A WW1 yarn regarding the burden carried by the families left at home. Set in England. Bit of a murder mystery come spy theme too. I enjoyed the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mommalibrarian | 1/20/2014

    " Third in the WWI series. Read them in order. If it had been one big book there would not be so much repetition to bring everyone up to speed. Worth reading even with the cheap serial effect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 1/4/2014

    " I really, really don't know why I read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 1/3/2014

    " Third book in Perry's WWI series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mariann Ryckman | 12/28/2013

    " I really wanted to like this series and enjoyed the first two. I finally gave up on this one after struggling to read it for a couple of weeks. Much to much introspective musings, moaning and self-doubt by the main characters and just way too much sadness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Rokosz | 12/21/2013

    " a different series for Anne Perry. like them all "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 11/30/2013

    " Not as good as the first, but still enough to keep me reading the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 10/16/2013

    " Okay moving along. The terror and gloom of the trenches continues and the Peacemaker alludes our heros and heroine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Barrineau-brooks | 8/13/2013

    " The whole World War I series was excellent. I enjoyed them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 7/21/2013

    " The third book in the series. the Reavley family "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cate | 7/18/2013

    " This is interesting because it's a bit different from other Anne Perry mysteries--it leaves more loose ends yet the reader is relatively satisfied "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsten | 6/5/2013

    " It was a slow book maybe because I was expecting a murder mystery like her other books but this is a series about WWII "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 6/5/2013

    " There was a good escription of what it was like being in England while it was being bombed. The story moved well between characters. This was one of her better books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange | 12/17/2012

    " It's an audio book. Not reading them in order, which is fine. Even though there is a series of books, you can read them out of order and still have a comlete story. Lots of history of WWI. "

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

    " Not quite finished yet. This is a murder mystery that takes place in England in WWI. I have enjoyed reading a review of historical events connecting American history with Russian and European histories and the awfulness of WWI, with the enticement of the whodoneit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Flatley | 9/3/2012

    " Although I love this author...this is not one of her most riveting books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary G. | 8/10/2012

    " A very thought provoking read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/4/2012

    " I like to listen to Perry's books while I drive. I'm right in foggy England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 12/5/2011

    " Not great literature--but still an interesting continuating to the story set in WWI times. There is some interesting character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 10/17/2011

    " Another fine book by Anne Perry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 6/23/2011

    " third in a series which starts with no graves as yet - they are all world war one books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 6/20/2011

    " Okay moving along. The terror and gloom of the trenches continues and the Peacemaker alludes our heros and heroine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 12/23/2010

    " the conspiracy bit is getting a little old, but so much of this is so wonderful. Great prose, fascinating characters, terrific summing up of what to believe in the middle of hell. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K.M. | 5/2/2010

    " The best of the series so far (which isn't saying much), but still bogged down by ridiculous character motivations, far too much internal monologing, and an unrealistic and disappointing solution to the murder mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 4/21/2010

    " Unlike her Monk and Pitt novels these World War I novels do not seem to hold my interest. The pace is too slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 1/20/2009

    " Book 3 of Perry's WWI saga. An interesting way to experience WWI, although by the end of the 5th book, the "mystery arc" and "bad guy revealed" was anti-climatic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/16/2008

    " It was a slow book maybe because I was expecting a murder mystery like her other books but this is a series about WWII "

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