The Lost Angel by Javier Sierra audiobook

The Lost Angel: A Novel

By Javier Sierra
Read by James Langton and Zilah Mendoza

13.15 Hours 10/04/2011 Unabridged
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New York Times bestselling author Javier Sierra returns with a heartpounding, apocalyptic thriller about mankind’s most ancient desire—and the modern evil some will unleash to obtain it. Every religion has a story for how our species came to mix with yours and was doomed to this planet. We are the sons of exiles. Cursed. Even man condemned us, blaming us for all the evils of the world. On the one hand you worshiped us, these beings who brought knowledge from the heavens. But you also feared us for what we might want in return. . . .” In approximately seventy-two hours, a little-known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world. Convinced that they are the descendants of angels, they believe they are on the verge of at last being returned to heaven. Central to their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Faber, an undercover American scientist whose research has led him to an extraordinary secret. Martin’s only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez—a woman born with a rare psychic gift. But she must find the courage to save her husband, all while running from religious extremists and clandestine government agencies. Sierra takes readers on an adventure across the world, from the summit of Mount Ararat to the high desert of New Mexico, from the monuments of Washington, DC, to the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Sierra spent years investigating scientific and historical mysteries related to mankind’s efforts to engage directly with the Almighty. The Lost Angel bears all the hallmarks of Sierra’s erudite yet fast-paced brand of storytelling, combining historical fact and fiction with dazzling narrative feats.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestselling author Javier Sierra returns with a heartpounding, apocalyptic thriller about mankinds most ancient desireand the modern evil some will unleash to obtain it.

Every religion has a story for how our species came to mix with yours and was doomed to this planet. We are the sons of exiles. Cursed. Even man condemned us, blaming us for all the evils of the world. On the one hand you worshiped us, these beings who brought knowledge from the heavens. But you also feared us for what we might want in return. . . .”

In approximately seventy-two hours, a little-known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world. Convinced that they are the descendants of angels, they believe they are on the verge of at last being returned to heaven. Central to their plan is the kidnapping of Martin Faber, an undercover American scientist whose research has led him to an extraordinary secret.

Martin’s only hope for survival is his young wife, Julia Alvarez—a woman born with a rare psychic gift. But she must find the courage to save her husband, all while running from religious extremists and clandestine government agencies.

Sierra takes readers on an adventure across the world, from the summit of Mount Ararat to the high desert of New Mexico, from the monuments of Washington, DC, to the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Sierra spent years investigating scientific and historical mysteries related to mankind’s efforts to engage directly with the Almighty.

The Lost Angel bears all the hallmarks of Sierra’s erudite yet fast-paced brand of storytelling, combining historical fact and fiction with dazzling narrative feats.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A coiling plot, full of insightful characters, with an intriguing mix of hopes and fears. Javier Sierra plays readers like a virtuoso—a stickler for detail with imagination galore—but always keeping the story ringing with unadorned reality. Just a solid, drum-tight winner of a book.” Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key
“From its explosive opening to its thrilling conclusion, The Lost Angel by Javier Sierra is a rocket-paced, page turner. Fans of Dan Brown will find everything they’re looking for—and so much more—in this intriguing, provocative novel, as rich in historical detail as it is tuned in to our modern-day nightmares.” Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Darkness, My Old Friend
“In The Lost Angel, Javier Sierra takes us on a riveting quest through 5,000 years of humanity’s rich esoteric history, peeling away those fascinating onionskin layers of our own hidden past. As the intrepid Julia Alvarez hurtles headlong across a continent to save her husband, she discovers the dark forces that imminently will be unleashed—when the lost wisdom of the ancients smashes, as in a particle accelerator, against those dangerous powers already held in the hands of modern science.” Katherine Neville, New York Times bestselling author of The Fire
“Javier Sierra has taken the typical apocalyptic thriller to another level.” Charleston Post-Courier
“This plot-driven adventure is a definite page-turner.” Booklist
“Sierra has fashioned a spine-tingling apocalyptic thriller set in real-world locations and based on well-researched mythology and scientific facts, with just the right amount of fiction to make for an excellent read.” Library Journal
"With The Lost Angel, Javier Sierra has gifted his readers with a mesmerizing and thrilling journey into one of the greatest historical mysteries—the true nature of angels. A fascinating and gripping tale.” Heather Terrell, author of Fallen Angel

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English