The Beautiful Ashes Audiobook by Jeaniene Frost (Review)

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Review of: The Beautiful Ashes Audiobook
Jeaniene Frost

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On October 2, 2014
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The Beautiful Ashes Audiobook

By: Jeaniene Frost

Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert

Published by: Blackstone Audio 08/26/2014

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Broken Destiny Series # 1

8 hrs and 21 mins

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The Beautiful Ashes

My Thoughts

When I heard that Frost was writing a new series, I was all over reading it. Then I heard that Tavia Gilbert was narrating, so I knew I would be listening to this. While I enjoyed this book, it was no Cat & Bones story.

Ivy has been seeing things her entire life. She always thought they were hallucinations. She finds out that they are real and her life is turned upside down. She is the last of a bloodline that allows her to see these demons. She runs into Adrian who offers to help her find her sister.

Adrian is also the last of a bloodline, but his bloodline gives him a fate that is not a good thing. He has been fighting his fated future for a while and it only seems harder when he meets Ivy. He knows that he is going to betray Ivy and has tried to convince her to stay away from him.

There is an impossible romance between Ivy and Adrian. While we have the fast-paced action of trying to find Ivy’s missing sister, there is a lot of world-building as we learn along with Ivy about this world of demons, angels and humans with exceptional bloodlines. Ivy makes new friends along the way. There are also some losses, as well.

The Beautiful Ashes Audiobook Narration

My Review

I love Tavia Gilbert’s narration of the Night Huntress series and the other books from the Cat & Bones world. She really fits those characters really well. However, I just didn’t get into her portrayal of these characters as much. I don’t think she got Ivy’s naivete. I did like some of the characters voices. I think that I could get use to the narration as I get more into the story. It wasn’t bad, just not as good as the Night Huntress books.

Author Jeaniene Frost

Author Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to nineteen different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

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Narrator Tavia Gilbert

Narrator Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert (Equity, SAG-AFTRA) is an award-winning narrator with nearly 300 audiobooks under her belt.

Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts. She has been singing in choirs since she was 12 years old and has been working full time as a voice actor since 2006.


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