A Falling of Angels
Written by W.T. Delaney⎮ Narrated by Kerry Hutchinson
Author: W.T. Delaney
Narrator: Kerry Hutchinson
Length: 6 hours 58 minutes
Publisher: K.C. Lannon
Released: Mar. 4, 2021
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A Falling of Angels is the second part of a trilogy of action/adventure novels by W.T. Delaney set against the backdrop of the Western world’s present struggle against Islamic terrorism.
It’s London 2019, and the Islamic State has crumbled, and a team of British born jihadists are on their way back home with revenge and mass murder in mind. When a British agent within the Daesh reveals a suicide bomb plot, Samantha Holloway, an ex-British army intelligence corps operator, and her team of former Special Forces soldiers are contracted by the security services to help.
The story unfolds as Sam’s team race to prevent an attack against the gripping backdrop of a secret, complex, and morally dubious plot, to locate and capture a terrorist mastermind. Have Sam’s team been told the truth, as the clock ticks toward an attack on the heart of government?
This audiobook was provided by its author, Karla M. Jay, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks, Karla!
“One does evil enough when one does nothing good.”
I have to say that you should definitely be prepared for a somewhat heavy historical fiction before going into When We Were Brave. Just like you would expect from a WW2 novel set in Nazi Germany, it showed the hardships that people experienced as well as the precious few moments that were a result of appreciating the precious seconds that were rare and kind of far between during those times.
This was in general just a heartfelt, and long, journey. I have seen people comparing When We Were Brav to The Nightingale and I have to say that I see where they are coming from.
Listening to stories from the point of different jewish people that had different takes on what was happening was interesting to read, as When We Were Brave is comprised of mainly 3 stories. The characters in the first two stories were engaging and easy to get attached to but, to be honest, it started to lose my interest at some parts towards the end.
However, the familial relationships made me fall in love so fast and were so well written (especially with the second story of the mother and son trying to escape the Nazis). It was relatable for me personally and that was the story that really hooked me the most that I just had to drop everything and listen. If you aren’t a character driven person the plot of this is more than enough to keep you engrossed as it is quite intense and emotional.
The themes were absolutely amazing! Which is an aspect that I always expect to be strong with historical fiction novels and I am very happy to say that I was not let down.
It's heartbreaking. It's inspiring. What more could you ask for? I absolutely loved the Karla M. Jay's writing style for the most part and the narrator did a great job of translating that into the audiobook. There weren't any fancy sound effects or music but that did not hinder my enjoyment at all. I actually thought the narration itself was entrancing which suited the story perfectly
All in all, I agree with everyone that this was an amazing historical WW2 fiction and there is no doubt that you are going to love this if the genre comes within your reading taste.
Meet the Author: W.T. Delaney
W. T. Delaney is an ex-Royal Marine Commando who spent 24 years in the Corps, including a secondment to the elite Special Boat Service.
His second career was on the security circuit working in Russia, Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan in a variety of roles ranging from body guarding for an Arab royal family to advising US media outlets such as NBC and Fox News in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It’s London in 2019; the Islamic State has crumbled and a team of British-born jihadists are on their way home with revenge and mass murder in mind. When a British agent within the Daesh reveals a suicide bomb plot, Samantha Holloway, an ex-British Army Intelligence Corps operator, and her team of former Special Forces soldiers are contracted by the Security Services to help.
The story unfolds as Sam’s team race to prevent the attack against the gripping backdrop of a secret, complex and morally dubious CIA plot, to locate and capture the terrorist mastermind. Have Sam’s team been told the truth as the clock ticks towards an attack on the heart of government? But when the truth finally emerges, she realises that London isn’t the only target…