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It's been seven years since the ash billowed into the atmosphere, triggering some of the harshest winters in recorded history. Populations are thinning. Food is scarce. Despair overwhelming. With no way to sustain order, societies collapsed, leaving people to fend for themselves.
Clay and his sister Megan have taken a handful of orphaned children into their home - a home soaring 16 stories into the sky. With roughly six short months a year to gather enough food and supplies to last the long, brutal winter, Clay must spend most of his time away from his family to scavenge, hunt, and barter.
When Clay rescues a young woman named Kelsey from a group of Screamers, his life is catapulted into a new direction, forcing him to make decisions he never thought he would have to make.
Now, with winter rolling in earlier than ever, Clay's divided attention is putting him, and his family, at risk.
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By Neal on 08-30-17
Saccharine "survival" story.
Average post-apocalyptic tale with some adventerous highlights, particularly when the protagonist is on the road truly surviving. Otherwise, dull and predictable with conservative 1950's style character "development" and relationships. The narrator does a good enough job with adult male voices but female and children's voices are laughably bad and almost unlistenable. Buy "Gray" by Lou Cadle for good writing, great storytelling, and excellent narration. Skip this one until you've exhausted every other "survival" book.
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By Marla on 07-29-17
Best Apocalyptic Book I have read in a while.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. I would recommend this book to a friend. Especially if they are into this genre.
What other book might you compare As the Ash Fell to and why?
The Survivor series. Although not as technical it falls along the same lines.
Which scene was your favorite?
My favorite scene is when Charlie has to kill someone and how hard he takes it. It shows that it is not easy for most of us to kill someone and that humanity is still alive.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
In Spite of the Ashes
Any additional comments?
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful