The Revolt of the Angels


Read by Roger Melin

(3.9 stars; 29 reviews)

Anatole France, in his satirical and allegorical fashion, weaves a tale of fantasy which finds a mischievous guardian angel stealing books from his earthly charge, who happens to be an archbishop in possession of a plethora of literature, mostly theological in nature. After voracious reading and then becoming a "fallen" angel, he decides to search for and recruit other "fallen" angels who devise a plan to attempt an overthrow of the rule which had set their fate, realizing that revolt is necessary and inevitable. What follows is preparation for a battle to revenge what has befallen them (and mankind itself). But surprises find their way into the plans, as well as the question that if they win the war, what will change? - Summary by Roger Melin (9 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 12:54 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 2 16:34 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 3 13:54 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 4 6:03 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 5 20:36 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 6 8:02 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 7 15:51 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 8 17:41 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 9 7:13 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 10 20:35 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 11 14:14 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 12 15:47 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 13 15:46 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 14 23:39 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 15 17:24 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 16 26:43 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 17 13:11 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 18 30:33 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 19 13:10 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 20 23:37 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 21 25:00 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 22 19:19 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 23 13:05 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 24 5:51 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 25 13:24 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 26 16:41 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 27 20:00 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 28 8:34 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 29 13:35 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 30 21:44 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 31 15:19 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 32 18:16 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 33 13:28 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 34 26:28 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 35 20:38 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

This was a phenomenal book and a phenomenal reading.


(5 stars)

hard to know where to start


(3 stars)

Great reading. 5 stars for that because I appreciate the time and work that went into this. The story is two stars. All I can say is that post-ww1 France was seriously screwed up and although the satire of the work is nicely done, the philosophy is a mess and explains the corruption and smug self-satisfaction of old Europe. Glad to be an American after listening to this. I think the spirit of this story is still very much alive in the failed socialist regimes of most of the continent.

hard work


(3 stars)

With some speeding up, I got to the end . The plot meanders according to which point of theosophy or philosophy the author wished to illustrate. I found some of the angels' conversation interesting but the human activities seem largely irrelevant. The reader did a great job. I admire his fortitude,

great book, clear reader


(5 stars)

This is a great book about what the feeling in France was toward having religion and what that means for morals. Very cool symbolism and an interesting rewriting of Christianity. The reader mispronounced a lot of words but was easy enough the listen to.


(5 stars)

A great book full of symbolisms about political power, religious superstition against science and hypocrisy of French aristocracy .The story is a satire actually, perfect for commenting all the above .Great work by the reader also.

Hail Satan


(5 stars)

This is a beautiful book with a great message about standing up to unjust and arbitrary authority. Lucifer is a relatable flawed human striving and embodying beauty. 5 stars

entertaining and edifying


(5 stars)

Thank you so much for this reading. I got so much out of it, and im sure I’ll listen to it again in the future.

very well done


(5 stars)

I enjoyed both the narration and the subject matter. very well done