Start reading Angels Cried on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available
 

Angels Cried [Kindle Edition]

Stephen L. Wilson , Gretchen Steen , Matthew Christopher Nelson
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Print List Price: £7.43
Kindle Price: £4.44 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £2.99 (40%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £4.44  
Paperback £7.43  

Book Description

On 12/14/12, tragedy struck. Authors and artists combined, so that their expressions of emotion could be put to good use. Contributors from around the world came together and we shared our souls for charity. Our effort has combined to create the anthology "Angels Cried." The proceeds of this eBook go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, managed by the United Way.
Thank you
----------
Contributors:

Meghan Arcuri
Michael Bailey
Jen Baker
Ency Bearis
Julian Brooklyn
Allison Bruning
Elizabeth E. Castillo
Crysta Dawn
Guy Anthony De Marco
T.J. Edison
George S. Geisinger
Charlie Giardino
Marianne Halbert
Reyna Hawk
Zrinka Jelic
Cyma Rizwaan Khan
John Kovacich
Rachel E. Kovacs
Catherine Mahoney
Don Martin
Tami Kidd Masincupp
Paul Morrison
Melisha N. Murray
Eri Nelson
Matthew Christopher Nelson
Roseville Nidea
Linda Bonney Olin
Moses Opara
Alan Place
Katherine Rochholz
Kit Roe
L.K. Russ
Sara St. Claire
Crystal Schall
Zantippy Skiphop
Daron Smith
Brien Sparling
Gretchen Steen
Christena Antonia Valaire Williams
Lisa Williamson
Stephen L. Wilson

Product Description

About the Author

This anthology was created as a collaboration of 40 kindred spirits who worked hard to share comfort with the world. Here are the authors, listed in alphabetical order: Meghan Arcuri Michael Bailey Jen Baker Ency Bearis Julian Brooklyn Allison Bruning Elizabeth E. Castillo Guy Anthony De Marco T.J. Edison George S. Geisinger Charlie Giardino Marianne Halbert Reyna Hawk Zrinka Jelic Cyma Rizwaan Khan John Kovacich Rachel E. Kovacs Catherine Mahoney Don Martin Tami Kidd Masincupp Paul Morrison Melisha N. Murray Eri Nelson Matthew Christopher Nelson Roseville Nidea Linda Bonney Olin Moses Opara Alan Place Katherine Rochholz Kit Roe L.K. Russ Sara St. Claire Crystal Schall Zantippy Skiphop Daron Chosen Smith Gretchen Steen Christena Antonia Valaire Williams Lisa Williamson Stephen L. Wilson

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1311 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Stephen L. Wilson; First edition (25 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AT95EDK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,207,207 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Angels Cried 6 Oct. 2013
By BigAl
Format:Kindle Edition
In the interest of full disclosure, the stories and poems in this anthology run the full spectrum from a tough read to very good. As Stephen Wilson, who edited the collection, explained in his Editor's Note at the beginning:

"Don Martin is credited with providing a complete proofing of the anthology. Many of our contributors have a native language other than English. As a result, there are varieties of creative uses of English demonstrated throughout these works. Even though Don and I have taken editorial liberties with the text and wording, I must point out that whenever possible the original, raw message of the expressed emotions was kept intact."

Some of that non-native English showed through and some of the stories are more polished than others. With a few exceptions (stories or poems with too much negative emotion and a couple that Wilson felt were "too strong for this anthology") most contributions were accepted. So, in many ways, you might find this hit and miss. Not even all of the poems and stories have an obvious connection to the Sandy Hook incident, although I assume the individual author sees the thread connecting the two. But if you approach this work in the spirit intended, which Wilson describes as therapeutic for the writers, some of them are going to make a connection, whether inspirational or in some other way.

A couple of the stories stood above the rest for me. For Christmas, I Made My Mother Cry, by Guy Anthony De Marco is a nice variation on the "discovering the meaning of Christmas" trope. Another good one is Steampunk by Kit Roe, which was a tribute to those who help keep us safe and more.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  5 reviews
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Angels Cried, are we Listening? 7 Jan. 2013
By Susan Mahoney - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a reader, reading each story and poem, and as an observer, observing the artwork in this anthology, my heart bleeds, my eyes cry, and my soul soars. There are contributions from authors and artists around the world. This book is insightful, thoughtful and an inspiration through expressions of grief.

There are stories of observers, of life experiences and of anguish. Some stories are dedicated to the angels, by singing their names in print. The authors wanted to express their solidarity and acknowledgment to the grieving as well to raise the consciousness of humanity, and to demonstrate how pain affects us all.

There are 40 authors who have created dedications to all of the angels that departed from us too early. These stories are an accumulation of the welling pain of so many senseless brutal actions against innocent people, and a tribute written for the latest angels and all others who departed too early.

This is a treasure and could be a healing balm to the families and all affected by this. It is my hope that this anthology may be one of the many steps towards action to stop violence. So please preview, buy, and go to sleep tonight knowing you invested in the school fund and became secret angels to heal the community wounded by this senseless and brutal offence.

This powerful anthology was created by authors and artists who wanted to express their emotions, and at the same time assist the families and survivors with donations. Thus, this labor of love was born, and all proceeds are donated to the school fund managed by the United Way. This is an investment that will help many.

The anthology is filled with light and dark expressive stories and poems, which work to bring attention to unite people in this time of grief, and help them heal. Hopefully others learn, and offer kind actions, or at least take a look at a deep and insightful book such as this.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 18 Feb. 2013
By Reyna Hawk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was such a wonderful idea for a wonderful cause. The authors and organizers did a great heartfelt and unselfish thing with this.
4.0 out of 5 stars Angels Cried 6 Oct. 2013
By BigAl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
In the interest of full disclosure, the stories and poems in this anthology run the full spectrum from a tough read to very good. As Stephen Wilson, who edited the collection, explained in his Editor's Note at the beginning:

"Don Martin is credited with providing a complete proofing of the anthology. Many of our contributors have a native language other than English. As a result, there are varieties of creative uses of English demonstrated throughout these works. Even though Don and I have taken editorial liberties with the text and wording, I must point out that whenever possible the original, raw message of the expressed emotions was kept intact."

Some of that non-native English showed through and some of the stories are more polished than others. With a few exceptions (stories or poems with too much negative emotion and a couple that Wilson felt were "too strong for this anthology") most contributions were accepted. So, in many ways, you might find this hit and miss. Not even all of the poems and stories have an obvious connection to the Sandy Hook incident, although I assume the individual author sees the thread connecting the two. But if you approach this work in the spirit intended, which Wilson describes as therapeutic for the writers, some of them are going to make a connection, whether inspirational or in some other way.

A couple of the stories stood above the rest for me. For Christmas, I Made My Mother Cry, by Guy Anthony De Marco is a nice variation on the "discovering the meaning of Christmas" trope. Another good one is Steampunk by Kit Roe, which was a tribute to those who help keep us safe and more.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt responses to tragedy 28 April 2013
By Linda the Writer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This collection is a mixed bag of genres and styles from a mixed bag of writers. What they have in common is compassionate hearts, and that is a five-star quality.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt Stories & Poems 22 Jan. 2013
By B. Ditmars - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Angels Cried pays tribute to the victims of Sandy Hook elementary with some of the most moving poetry and prose you will find. Each writer struggles in their own way to understand a horrible tragedy. But, it is not all directly related to the events. The authors bring hope with other inspirational work. In this, Angels Cried is a catharsis for a world, nation and community in mourning. It is an important book for an important cause, benefiting the victims and their families. You will be better for having read this emotional and powerful collection.

I have a few criticisms. I thought the elements taking place in heaven were a bit repetitive. They were all heartfelt and beautiful in their own right, but together felt a bit wearing. I felt with some of the fiction it strayed too far from the point as well.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category