Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Melanie Martinez $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Baby Sale
Kindle Price: $3.99

Save $9.00 (69%)

Read this title for free. Learn more

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

OR
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

But the Angels Never Came (From the tChip of EJO Book 1) Kindle Edition

37 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$3.99

Length: 235 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Matchbook Price: $0.00 What's this?
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.
  • Similar books to But the Angels Never Came (From the tChip of EJO Book 1)

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Editorial Reviews

Review

**Of all the books I have won from Goodreads, this was the most fun to read. I read the whole book in about a day and a half. This one is really hard to put down** -GOODREADS
**Thought-provoking, rich in characters, and containing moments of genuine horror and suspense, "But the Angels Came" is an important book that, through our responses to the events within, reveal as much about us (the reader) as it does the characters** -GOODREADS
**We travel with them on their struggle for survival with minimum supplies and facing dangers around every corner. Living the emotional ride of the fight for survival, making enemies and a friend along the way** -GOODREADS

About the Author

Eric James-Olson is the author of three novels and several short stories. But the Angels Never Came, Farmers and Cannibals, Just After the Fall, and Short Stories from the Year 2065 and the Decades that Followed are written in the same futuristic, philosophical world. Whom Cain Slew, the final book in the collection, will be released in December 2015. In addition to writing, James-Olson is a high school English teacher and an outdoor enthusiast. He lives with his wife and daughter in the hills of West Virginia.

Product Details

  • File Size: 885 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Publication Date: December 9, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H92JWO2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #596,296 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Eric James-Olson is the author of five novels and several short stories. But the Angels Never Came, Farmers and Cannibals, Just After the Fall, The Church Peak Hotel: Revisited, and Whom Cain Slew (December 2015) are novels that exist within the same fictional universe. The books can be read in any order. In addition to writing, James-Olson is a high school English teacher and an outdoor enthusiast. He lives with his wife and daughter in the hills of West Virginia.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Katelynn on March 25, 2014
Format: Paperback
But the Angels Never Came opens with the storyteller, young boy and their companions traveling together to an unidentified destination. To pass the time at night, the storyteller begins telling a story about a man named Abraham and his family, who flee their home before the city erupts into chaos. The story is set in a time period "before the world ended." As Abraham and his family travel to their destination of safety in the mountains, they are faced with a series of circumstances, which puts everything they know about each other to the test.

Both the story and the setting of reality are parallel to each other, with more about each situation uncovered as the reader continues through the novel. Hints about reality are uncovered by the storyteller's story as they weave together at different points. As the storyteller gets further into his story, more is revealed about reality and their situation.

Even though story and reality are set in different time periods, the same basic instincts and actions apply to each setting, helping to create these parallels. Basic self-preservation and protection, as well as looking out for the well-being of "family members," are some of the key points recognized in both settings.

The plot moves very fast and almost seemed too fast at points until I continued reading. The quickness with which certain things happen contributes to their significance in the novel. Certain things that I thought might be dwelt upon or explained in further detail were addressed in a cursory mention before the author moved on to the next chapter or subject. At first I was concerned that the plot was moving too fast but this is in no way the case. It puts into perspective what the world has turned into and really makes the reader think.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. F on January 2, 2014
Format: Paperback
The story takes place in the year 2066. The author gives a short description explaining this futuristic world. I liked that the description was brief. I think he spent a page or two and then got right into the present with the character of Abraham.
I thought this was interesting because Abraham was one of the principal characters from Farmers and Cannibals. From here the story describes his exodus from an unnamed city out into the Wilderness. I liked how the city went unnamed. I think at one point it is compared to the biblical tower of Babel, but otherwise it feels as if it could be anywhere.
Parts of the story reminded me of The Road. There are some very big differences. In that story, the characters are living within a world that has already been destroyed. In, But the Angels Never Came, the characters are living in a world during its destruction.
The author builds suspense well. It feels like an escape narrative in the beginning. Ironically, much of the conflict later in the novel stems from the nature of the world into which Abraham and his family have escaped. Even though the book read like a page turner, I think this author did a whole lot more than just write a story. His use of imagery and symbolism, particularly in his description of objects and setting, was seamless and profound.
The characters were very human, and for that reason I liked them. Abraham makes several mistakes throughout the course of the novel, at some points he commits acts that make me cringe, but overall his motivation, saving his life and the lives of his wife and son, helped me overlook the dark side of his nature.
I also liked that it was written as a frame story. The story is told by an old man to a young boy who are also travelers in this apocalyptic world.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sean Connors on April 3, 2014
Format: Paperback
I’m so glad that I got into this series. At first I thought this book was just another story about a family trying to survive, but I quickly realized it is so much more than that. This story really makes you think about life, family, sacrifice, fatherhood, right and wrong, good vs. evil, and choices. Seeing the choices that Abraham has to make and his evolution as a character really gives pause. You start to picture yourself in these situations, mostly because Olson is so detailed and descriptive. I honestly started thinking that I could see myself in this world being confronted with the same challenges as Abraham.

I like reading these Olson novels a lot. He has the ability to use a writing style that moves fast but covers a lot of detail. At no point do you feel like skipping through the book to get to the end. Every page keeps you locked in and waiting to see what happens. The characters and the plot are always on the move and things are happening fast. The only problem is, once you sit down to read it; you might as well cancel any other plans that you had. When I starting reading “But the Angels Never Came” I completely lost track of time and showed up late to work. That is just what happens when you read this book, because it is a page turner.

I am looking forward to more books from Olson and would recommend this book to anyone.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Carter on January 31, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I'm not well versed on the bible. I know loosely the tale of Abraham and Sarah, their family. I know some of the adultery. I even remember vaguely the seeds of the son and growing of a nation. The disowning of one son. But as I said I am not well versed.

I give this book three stars because I couldn't connect it to the biblical counterpart. Had I the background to analyze these concepts in comparison to the author's method of storytelling- it may have resonated deeper.

I wanted to read something out of my genre and keep an open mind. I wanted to step out of my comfort zone for books and this one helped with that. I liked this book. I enjoyed reading it. I would not mind reading more by this author. There were some grammatical errors I would assume came from self editing. Some inconsistencies in plot or character descriptions as well as some redundancies in word usage and turns of phrase.

With that being said. I enjoyed this novel. There was a very...prophetic feel to the way the story was told. The beginning had me captured because it built a foundation on intuition and trust with a character who saw the the signs and accepted them. The way the story was being told felt natural and it was well paced. It still held the post apocalyptic quality that I've come to enjoy as well.

Reading about the beginning of the journey; I felt a slow build up of the environment. I got a peek into what happened to Babel. When the Storyteller began with all the information too much and too fast-- I had hoped instantly that the book wouldn't be this way-- and I was comforted when the story was slowed down.

The techniques I enjoyed was the logic and rationale the Storyteller used to determine the true nature of those he met.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in