17 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 21½ hrs. Books on Tape. 2010. ISBN 978-0-307-57749-8. $100; 17 CDs. retail ed. Penguin Audio; digital download. F
Trussoni's ( memoir, Falling Through the Earth, was a New York Times Book Review Best Book of 2006. In her debut novel, set at turns in late 20th-century New York City and World War II Europe, Sister Evangeline discovers an obscure correspondence that plunges her into a secret battle between the Society of Angelologists and the descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim. Actress/narrator Susan Denaker (Before You Know Kindness) delivers an even performance, employing convincing accents for several of the characters, though one wonders whether a different narrator reading the World War II section might have better set off the book's two parts. This long novel blends suspense and the supernatural in a manner reminiscent of Dan Brown, Elizabeth Kostova, and even Stephenie Meyer and would be enjoyed by their readers. [The Viking hc received a starred review, LJ 1/10.—Ed.]—David Faucheux, Louisiana Audio Information & Reading Svc., Lafayette
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