From the begining the narrator sounded as if she was yelling the entire story. When I adjusted the volume, the way she spoke and her intonation still gave the impression of yelling.
I will avoid this narrator from now on.
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
It is a good story, I felt for the characters
Less shouting, I do like a narrator that gets into the performance and this is done very well by Katherine Kellgren but there was times I had to turn down the volume or take the headphones from the ears as the shouting/acting was just too loud.
This is a very different view of an apocalyptic event and aftermath and one that seemed possible yet left me a little wanting. I will listen to book 2 and see what develops. Which in many ways is what a author should do.
Brutal, intriguing, and exhausting. You don't realized that you ran a marathon until you take a breath, then you seen how long you been on this book.
The suspense keeps me hooked. I find myself reacting physically to the action in the story.
She was fine. I forgot she was reading through most of it.
I had a hard time not listening to this in one sitting.
Katherine Kellgren seemed to be yelling at times, and it was a bit distracting. I had to keep turning the audio up and down because my ears got tired.
I enjoyed Gone by Michael Grant more than Ashes.
This is the first time I have heard Katherine Kellgren read and at tmes she seemed very aggitated and that was distracting.
This book is fast moving and hard to put down. Wish the ending lived up to the build up.
I'm a big fan of horror, sci-fi, dystopian, and post apocalyptic novels.
The story itself was pretty good although the idea of an EMP and zombies seems a bit like overkill. However, the narrator of this story really brought a sense of urgency and intensity to the scenes, which really made this a great listen.
I haven't listened to any of her other performances, but I definitely plan to in the future.
I was surprised at how wonderful this book is. I sure hope that it is indeed just book one....eagerly awaiting the next in the series. Narration was good too.
The Narrator needs to take a chill pill...I agree with wanting to add some drama but you don't need to SKREEEEEEEECH at people...UGH!! The only thing that got me through was when she softened her voice for other characters.
That being said (by many people!) I really liked the story! She did a great job with the "ending"...as soon as it was over i ran to my pc to download the next book...I couldn't wait! I was SO bummed when i found out it wasn't out yet!! However...now that i've calmed down i know i will wait until other people listen to it first to find out if she stopped SKREECHING...if not i will read the book.
I would recommend this audiobook to strangers on the street! It is fast-paced, thrilling, and terryfing with the perfect spice of a love triangle that is totally believable, even though there are zombies and pheremon dog connections with the protagonist!
I love Chris! So, I would have to say the most memorable moment for me was at the very end, when Alex is riding the horse and trying to leave Rule and Chris is chasing her screaming for her to stop! She doesn't know what she is doing! Another memorable moment would be her fight with the three zombie-kids to save Tom while he is in-capacitated on the gas station floor.
She was great! Katherine did an excellent job, especially with her Tom and Chris voice! I was very impressed!!
Definitely! I have already listened to it twice in a week!
I recommend this audiobook to everyone! I am not a big zombie or apocalypse fan, and I'll admit I even scoffed at it when the book was recommended to me. However, after listening to the story, I am beset with excitement for the sequel!
I liked the book initially but as I listened further it became increasingly graphic, dark and disturbing. There were several themes/topics that actually led to me to decide not to finish the book-they were descriptive violence, cannibalism and several other dark themes. I'm disappointed that the book is over the top with such gratuitous details.
The first half of this book was so great I wanted it to never end, but about half way thru it kinda died out. Its still great, I listened to it more then once, but the ending sucked so bad. Its one of the worse cliff hangers I have ever come across, and really made me want to strangle someone. I will buy the second book when it comes out, because this one really leaves you unsatisfied. I would suggest waiting until the second book is out before reading this. Put it in your wishlist tho, because its worth a read!!!