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Snow Like Ashes Audiobook

Snow Like Ashes

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Publisher's Summary

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians' general, Sir. Training to be a warrior - and desperately in love with her best friend and future king, Mather - she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she's scaling towers and fighting enemy soldiers just as she's always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn't go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics - and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Sara Raasch's debut fantasy is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one's destiny.

©2014 Sara Raasch (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Rocky PENSACOLA, FL, United States 05-20-15
    Rocky PENSACOLA, FL, United States 05-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant narration! Fantastic story!"
    Where does Snow Like Ashes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book, obviously, is well written; however, I'm not sure if it's half as good as I think it is thanks to the brilliance of the narrator. She makes the characters live and breathe, infused with characterization. The story is vivid and entrancing. It pulls you in and never lets you go. I can't wait for the next one!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    The story was just ok. It barely held my attention. Hadn't been listening to an audiobook I probably would have been too uninterested to even get a quarter of the way into the book. there was not enough information about the different kingdoms and the seasons. I felt like this was the second book. only because there is just not enough explanation like I said how about all of the kingdoms and world. I kept waiting for an explanation to come but you just kind of have to guess at what all these kingdoms and Seasons are. Overall the book was just ok I have read better books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    suemama 04-29-15
    suemama 04-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    The narrator can make a world of difference in an audible book. I have listened to this one before and was quickly reminded how every voice is the same. The men's voices are a little deeper but they all sound the same. A drawn out gravely sound at the end of each sentence. She also doesn't speak in sentences, it's word by word by word. The story jumps a lot. I thought it could have been so much more in depth to capture the listener but it just wasn't there. The narrator does have a very strong voice, she just needs to work at changing it up a bit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bookworm 01-08-15
    Bookworm 01-08-15 Member Since 2013

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    "A decent read"
    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Everything. I love all her work; she's awesome!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. And that's exactly why I didn't give it a perfect score. I enjoyed it and it kept me entertained, but it wasn't anything to rave about.


    Any additional comments?

    It was ok. I don't think there was anything wrong with the book, I liked the characters, the pacing was good, it didn't annoy me (not once, so that is saying a lot) and it kept me entertained. I just didn't LOVE any of it. Maybe I was just not really into the actual plot of the story, with the seasons and the rhythms and the conduits and all that jazz. In any case, I won't be jumping off the walls to read the second, but I most definitely plan on reading it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous Usual 01-16-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Awful"

    A juvenile attempt at fantasy, dependent upon deus ex machina plot devices, and filled with insipid two dimensional characters with little motivation for their actions beyond the superficial.

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    Brandee 09-01-16
    Brandee 09-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "LOVE THIS!!"

    I really love this audiobook, so great and I love the fact there are more books to it!!!

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    Beth 07-16-16
    Beth 07-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow start but ended up loving it!"

    I had a hard time getting hooked on both the story and the narrators performance but I stuck with it and was really glad that I did. I can't wait to start the next one!

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    Ashlynn Fries 04-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "THE NARRATOR IS AMAZING"

    She used such passion in her voice and when someone screams in the book, she makes it sound like a scream without bursting your ear drums. I'll listen to any book narrated by her.


    ALSO this story was awesome!

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    Laura 04-06-16
    Laura 04-06-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Great book, Narrator wasn't for me"

    I really enjoyed the book, however, I personally did not care for this particular narrator. She wasn't awful, just not my taste.

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    Stephanie Schiel Midland, MI United States 02-09-16
    Stephanie Schiel Midland, MI United States 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Favorite Book of the Year"
    Where does Snow Like Ashes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorite books of the year, I bought it less than a year ago and already I have listened to it twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love the complicated feelings Meira experiences throughout the book. But my favorite would have to be Theron, he is the ultimate male character.


    Any additional comments?

    I was unable to turn this book off. I loved the not only the characters, but also the character interaction between each other. Sara did a fantastic job creating a love triangle without the normal cliches.

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    "Maybe not to my tastes"

    This did hold my attention and I listened until the end but it didn't make me want to continue with the series. For a fantasy novel it had very little fantasy in it, and instead concentrated on battles and weapons and kingdom politics. If you're into that stuff you'll probably like it!

    I just didn't feel like I cared enough about about Mira's kingdom to be gripped, as saving her kingdom was the driving force of the plot.

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