Angel of the Overpass by Seanan McGuire is the third audiobook in the urban fantasy Ghost Roads series. Narrated by Amy London, McGuire takes us back on the road with urban legend, Rose Marshall, who died at the age of sixteen when Bobby Cross ran her off the road.
by Seanan McGuire
Series: Ghost Roads #3
Narrator: Amy Landon
Length: 11 hours and 25 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Lady of shadows, keeper of changes, plant the seeds of faith within me, that I might grow and flourish, that I might find my way through danger and uncertainty to the safety of your garden. Let my roots grow strong and my skin grow thick, that I might stand fast against all who would destroy me. Grant to me your favor, grant to me your grace, and when my time is done, grant to me the wisdom to lay my burdens down and rest beside you, one more flower in a sea of blooms, where nothing shall ever trouble me again.
Rose Marshall died when she was sixteen years old and on her way to her high school prom. She hasn’t been resting easy since then—Bobby Cross, the man who killed her, got away clean after running her off the road, and she’s not the kind of girl who can let something like that slide. She’s been looking for a way to stop him since before they put her body in the ground.
But things have changed in the twilight world where the spirits of the restless dead continue their “lives.” The crossroads have been destroyed, and Bobby’s protections are gone. For the first time, it might be possible for Rose to defeat him.
Not alone, though. She’ll need every friend she’s managed to make and every favor she’s managed to add to her account if she wants to stand a chance…and this may be her last chance to be avenged, since what is Bobby Cross without the crossroads?
Everything Rose knows is about to change.
I have enjoyed the Ghost Roads series on audio and was eager to get back to the story of Rose Marshall and her battle with her killer and tormentor Bobby Cross. Seanan McGuire did not disappoint. Angel of the Overpass took us deeper into the world below the road as we interacted with the ghosts and creatures who dwell there.
Now that the crossroads have been destroyed, Rose must stop Bobby once and for all. Deals with gods and new creatures in the twilight world kept me listening. We come across a stranger diner with a witch, make deals with gods, stand before a soul sucking train and will be chased by a dinosaur.
McGuire’s imagination and her realm of the restless dead, with its urban legends and unique spirits, held me spellbound. Rose, our girl in the green prom dress, has grown throughout the series, and I loved seeing her make deals, protect those she cares about, and enjoy a good malt.
The world-building from reapers to ferrymen was brilliantly executed. When I closed my eyes, I felt as if I traveled between the different realms of the twilight world. As a fan of the InCryptid series, I loved how the author tied in events and characters from that world to this. If you haven’t begun that series, I hope the thread that began in The Girl in the Green Silk Gown has you curious.
The Ghost Road series and Rose’s story is best read/listened to in the order of their release. The story builds on events, discoveries, friendships and character growth.
Amy London narrates the series and has become the voice of Rose and the characters she interacts with. London created unique voices for each character we met, complete with regional accents. Her tone and pacing enhanced my overall enjoyment of the series. I highly recommend listening.Angel of the Overpass, the third audio in the Ghost Roads series by Seanan McGuire, narrated by Amy London. Enter the twilight world where the spirits of the restless dead dwell. #audiobook #urbanlegend Click To Tweet
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