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They say you don't get to choose your family; for Ashton Firebrand, the adopted son of a dragon, this is particularly true. Still, he finds a way to make it work.

When Ashton learns of an assassination plot targeting his dragon father, he launches an investigation that reveals a lot more than he bargained for - including some interesting details about his own origins.

One detail is the nature of his relationship with a magical barmaid named Abigail, who is promptly kidnapped by nefarious aurators, or mage hunters. Now, Ashton must travel to another continent to confront the aurators and save Abigail before their evil plan comes to fruition.

Along the way, Ashton meets a witch, a half-elf sorcerer, an animated teddy bear, and other magical figures who agree to help him take down the aurators. Filled with humor and intrigue, Ash to Ashes is an enchanting adventure that explores the meaning of family in a very unfamiliar locale.

©2017 C. Robert Jones (P)2018 C. Robert Jones

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Great narration, average story

I have just finished this title and I am left with somewhat mixed feeling.
Story: the initial exposition was quite good - I liked the characters, their abilities and the background - it appeared as something quite new for me. However, when story continued to develop into the main action it became a bit monotonous and predictable. It lacked some dramatic action and plot twists. Probably it will fit better for a pre-teen. I know that it is a young adult book - but there are YA that appeal to all ages as well. I am not sure I will be go after the sequel unless it will become more serious and less predictable.

Narration: I must say Jack Voraces really nailed it. There were few moments or characters were it felt slightly unnatural or overacted but it did not affect the overall impression. The narration has kept me listening to the book and I look forward for other title by Jack.

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Well Executed Fantasy

This is a pretty typical fantasy novel which is not really a bad thing, it has some interesting ideas and some of the actions do come as a surprise but most people should be able to guess what will happen long before the ending.

The audio book in particular is fairly well narrated with distinguishing voices and well done production the narration fits the tone of the story well.

This is not a revolutionary novel, but is well executed and surprinslgy engaging.

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Glad I stuck with it

Surprisingly well written, excellent narration. Mild issues with the audio quality at one point, but it went away.

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Golly Gee Mrs. Beaver, a Fantasy Book.

While I would say this is a fairly cookie cutter fantasy book, there were some things I enjoyed, including the character development and the story. What wore thin, however, was the prim and proper dialog, the lack of grit from any of the characters, and the white washed emotional depth/naivety, fit for a pre-teen. It felt like a formal English writer, who loved Leave it to Beaver, decided to write a fantasy book using the "how to write a fantasy book" manual.

The narrator was very good and may have been what kept me listening overall.

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  • RW.
  • 08-13-18

Good Escapism

I enjoyed this book. Loads of characters, funny in places and lots of twists and turns. Loved listening to the story - relaxing with it at night to take my mind off more troubling things. I like the reader; nice clear voice - kept me engaged. Really good escapism!

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  • Meg
  • 08-11-18

A perfect meld

A captivating story expertly brought to life by the narrator. Will definitely check out his other books.
If you enjoy good clean fantasy this is the book for you!

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  • sam malloy
  • 09-11-18

Highly Enjoyable

I don't usually listen to this sort of audiobook, but thought I would give it a shot. Really enjoyed the story and the voices for the various characters from the narrator!

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