An Ali Audiobook Review: Familiar Angel by Amy Lane and Narrator: Gomez Pugh

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

One hundred and forty years ago, Harry, Edward, and Francis met an angel, a demon, and a sorceress while escaping imprisonment and worse! They emerged with a new family—and shapeshifting powers beyond their wildest dreams.

Now Harry and his brothers use their sorcery to rescue those enslaved in human trafficking—but Harry’s not doing so well. Pining for Suriel the angel has driven Harry to take more and more risks until his family desperately asks Suriel for an intervention.

In order for Suriel to escape the bindings of heaven, he needs to be sure enough of his love to fight to be with Harry. Back when they first met, Harry was feral and angry, and didn’t know enough about love for Suriel to justify that risk. Can Suriel trust in Harry enough now to break his bonds of service for the boy who has loved his Familiar Angel for nearly a century and a half?

This was an interesting book for this author.  She doesn’t write a lot of paranormal and this is the first one I’ve read by her.  The blurb does a fairly good job explaining the plot of the story.  There’s a lot going on here.  Angels and shapeshifters with magic and daring rescues and some romance.  It was a unique plot line and the adventures were fast paced and entertaining.
 
The problem for me I think was the romance vs plot ratio.  This read much like an urban fiction or fantasy story where a lot of time is spent on world building.  That’s fine with me if I know that going in.  I went into this thinking it was going to be more romance based.  Although this is not marked as being in a series I think it might be.  There seemed to be some romance building for Harry’s brothers.  I enjoyed this enough to check out the next books if it does in fact turn into a series.
 
The audiobook was narrated by Gomez Pugh who I thought did a very good job.  His voice was really good for all of the characters which is saying a lot because there were a lot of characters in this book.  They each had unique voices and I always knew who was speaking.
 
Overall I enjoyed this and would recommend it.  I would especially recommend the audio version.
 
Cover:  The cover was done by Reese Dante and I thought it was nicely done.  It does a good job of representing the plot and main character of the book.
Audiobook Details:
Audiobook
Published June 5th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press LLC (first published October 20th 2017)
Original TitleFamiliar Angel
Edition LanguageEnglish

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