When Angels Fly

Non-Fiction - Audiobook
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Reviewed on 07/13/2018
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Author Biography

S. Jackson is a retired registered nurse; a member of the Catholic Church, and has taught kindergarten Catechism; she has worked in various capacities for The American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Cub and Boy Scouts, (son, Noah, is an Eagle Scout), and sponsored trips for high school children music. She loves all forms of art but mostly focuses on the visual arts; such as amateur photography, traditional, and graphic art as her health allows.

A. Raymond is a member of the Catholic Church, and has helped his wife with The American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Cub and Boy Scouts, and sponsored children alongside his wife on music trips. He devotes his spare time to fishing, reading, playing poker, Jeeping, and travel adventures with his wife. Both love spending time with their granschildren,Austin and Emma.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

When Angels Fly by S. Jackson, A. Raymond and M. Schmidt is a memoir of abuse, pain, and survival; a story of courage, heart-wrenching and filled with pathos. Meet Sarah Jackson, a woman who has suffered at the hands of a wicked, heartless mother. She grows up and gets married to a monster, a man who subjects her to the worst form of abuse one can imagine. And as if that isn’t enough to break her, her son suffers from cancer for months. What is it that makes her survive the pain? Where did she find the strength to stand up and to heal?

First, I must say that the story is well-narrated and I admire Sarah for telling her story for it will encourage many other women who undergo the kind of abuses and horrible things Henry inflicted on her to speak out. The narrator, Paula Slade, did an awesome job with the story, allowing the narrative voice to come out clearly and compellingly, and conveying the pathos with such vividness that will draw tears from some readers. My emotions were rattled as I listened to this story — at times my fists clenched, at times my teeth gritted, and most of the time I cringed as I followed the story.

When Angels Fly is emotionally rich and the reader can feel the honesty in the tone and a sense of desperation that stayed with the protagonist during many years of suffering. When Angels Fly is a powerful indictment of those who make life a living hell for others and a strong message of hope that we can transcend our hurts and embrace our freedom when we stop identifying with the message our oppressors want to convey — that we are not worth anything. A highly recommended read!