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!!!
Wonderful book. It was a little slow getting into some things but for the most part I couldn't stop listening. Some moments had me so tense I couldn't stand it. Great new story and I can't wait for the next book. The ending had me scrambling to see if the next book was available.Great job Ilsa!
loved this book! the voice was a little annoying at times but I was interested the whole time. I cant wait for the next 2 to come out!!!
Ashes is a good book--but something is missing. I did not become engrossed in the story and never lost track of time as I do with books that really grip me--that said, I will listen to this again and I dont feel as if I wasted a credit--I had a difficult time with the star rating system...it does not seem to make sense that I give story/performance a 4-star but overall a 3 star...I based that rating on many more factors than just Story/performance...its relationship to other books in the genre...my initial expectations...and my incomplete satisfaction at the end of the book...and the fact that I was not thinking about the story after it was over and was fine moving on to something else...I was not sad it was over...so it gets a 3 overall
One of the ideas or themes that I found memorable was the point/progression of Alex's realization of her gift...the dogs...the enhanced senses (trying not to give away too much)--
I was able to distinguish between characters...and I thought she did a fine job portraying all ages quite convincingly
no--not all engrossing
I do like Katherine Kellgren--but I did not like the scenes that were to be portrayed as intense in which she chose to get louder and speak faster...almost too fast...I kept wondering if she was ever going to breathe again...I understand the intent but the execution seemed forced. I have the feeling this, being the first of a trilogy, is meant to lay the foundation and the next will be more engrossing. I will try the next one and give this a chance as it is a genre I quite enjoy...