"I left her when she was eight. Just a child. Too young to be alone. I killed myself because I could never atone for the things he made me do. There is something wrong with my family, you see. A fear runs through us, through our blood. A fear that circles above us, shredding the sky and clawing at our hearts, and now, from a deathless realm, I am forced to watch as my lonely daughter is tortured by the life I gave her to endure. No father should see the things I've seen, but then no father should do the things I did. Forgive me, Angela."
Angela, a bleak and unflinching gothic horror in which we meet a lonely, middle-aged woman who must live with the legacy of her family's dark secret, the madness that grows in the absence of love, and a closet full of delicate skeletons.
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Angela takes your soul and turns you into one of her birds. She will show you what life is through her eyes.The eyes of a desperately lonely and disturbed woman.
A distant reminiscent of Stephen King's Carrie perhaps, but this book is UNIQUE.
"No Angel" The whole chapter.
Angela and The Wings
Rob Goll is an actor, a voice artist and he has the imagination to make the written word come alive. He has the right combination of skill and talent.
He delivers a haunting, heartfelt performance as he shares this edge-of-your seat dark novella, engaging your imagination and take you on a journey by narrating and bringing to life this spine tingling story. His range,versatility and effects are wonderful to listen to because Goll's voice is the one I already heard in my head when I read the book. It has a world-weary quality that makes words successfully melded into my head by the beautiful craftsmanship of his narration. And, that is what I look for in an audiobook.
- Poppy Stevens
A hauntingly dark tale.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend because I think that everyone can appreciate the emotions and characters conveyed in this book to some extent, which adds greatly to the involvement of the listener. The tension mounts perfectly towards a shocking end.
Angela was my favourite character, although she has an undeniably extreme dark side, the story which unfolds cleverly elicits sympathy as well as revulsion.
Rob Goll's soothing narration lent itself eerily to the sinister atmosphere and disturbing events, bringing the characters to life in an understated manner perfectly suited to the tone of the story.
Although the reasons behind Angela's dark side are terribly disturbing, the moment that particularly moved me was at the Christmas party, when Angela is mocked for her appearance and overhears. She has no partner and is there alone, and really unwanted, as she is mostly through all of her life.
The story gets under the skin evoking conflicting feelings. Brilliantly observed and thoroughly recommended.