- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 18 hours and 4 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
- Audible.com Release Date: September 24, 2014
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NVKHOTG
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A Time of Demons: Before the End Audiobook – Unabridged
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The book is, I think, nominally written from a Christian perspective. I personally found some of Cassandra's early behaviour unwarranted and wrong for someone who was a moral devout person though. For example, unnecessarily lying to her uncle. I also felt, from a story perspective, that Cassandra had one ability early in the novel that was unnecessary to the story itself, and seemed to disappear later in the novel - the ability to see that a person was going to die. She had had it (I think from what was said in the book) for a few weeks prior to the novel, and seemed to have totally given up after that short period to even try helping the people she saw as marked for death. I found that just didn't jive with the expected behavior of a her character. The ability seemed to have disappeared later on, and honestly, if it was me I'd feel that the story would have been better without it at all, and that it would not have detracted from the tale.
The character of Rayner was also a breath of fresh air. I do kind of get tired of fantasies (and even sci fi) of any sort where the various groups are just stereotypes, or one dimensional archetypes representing a single human vice, whether it is werewolves, vampires, demons, or even say a Star Trek species, like a Ferengi representing "greed". I'm more of the opinion that for starters you can't treat an individual as a group, and that a sentient creature is capable of thought, and making decisions. Writers do tend to forget that when they write of demons as the biblical fallen angels that the very fact that the fell was because they made a decision to buck the system. So why are they then forever after somehow capable of making another decision, or regretting that earlier decision, or changing? Anyhow, Rayner embodied this depth, and his character's journey through the book was a great substory, and his internal conflict was well written and thoughtful.
For fans (like me) of shows like Supernatural, I this book probably would be enjoyed.
Kathryn Meyer Griffith did a fantastic job narrating. This was my first audiobook of hers, and I'd definitely recommend her narration to anyone. I did find some of the pronunciations a bit odd, but maybe that is just how it is pronounced in other regions or I'm wrong (eg Obadiah as O-ba-dear as opposed to how I thought it pronounced as O-ba-die-ah).
I really hope a sequel to this book is written.
The author does a very good job of covering the Rapture. A very challenging topic, but she did an excellent job! I think this is actually the first time I've seen any author successfully tackle it.
I found myself really liking the vampire character. I became very fond of all the characters, as well.
Very enjoyable book. No slow spots, it just keeps moving.
Oh, and I wanted to add, this book made me cry a few times. The book really pulled me in.
God is raising an army from among carefully selected humans and He has chosen a handful to enter into battle alongside His Angels against the demons. Although she does not understand this epic battle, Cassandra Graystone is such a soldier. Her purpose under the leadership of an Angel named Manasseh is to gather other soldiers of God into a fighting force to do battle against demons wherever they find them. The aggressiveness of the demons force her small army to fight while constantly moving. Along the Way, Cassandra learns a great deal about herself and her motives, and a great deal about her brother Johnny and their friends that accompany her on the mission. Feeling abandoned by God times. Cassandra also learns that God has a plan, that He has a special way of His own of implementing His plan and that God will never leave her or forsake her.
Rayner begins to be curious about humans. He has no concept of God or Satan, nor does he understand the behavior of his fellow demons. He feels no common bond with them and the more he learns about humans, the less he relates to his fellow demons. As a result, Rayner develops an odd respect Cassandra that has significant ramifications in the coming battle.
A Time of Angels and Demons is an action-packed edge of the seat thriller that keeps the reader wondering whether Cassandra will be able to endure and whether Rayner will ultimately decide to support his fellow demons or to help Cassandra and her band of God soldiers. The characters are well-developed, each of the characters has its own personal challenges to overcome and include challenges of faith and of their relationships to others. They all suffer losses, adjust to gains and meet overwhelming challenges of faith.
This book is a great read for anyone who loves fantasy, fights against good and evil, books in which faith is tried, and those who generally love adventures.
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