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Ash Audiobook

Ash: Asher Benson Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

9 AM EST: A senator shoots himself on national television.

10:32 AM EST: An entire floor of government agents leap to their death from their office building.

12:57 PM EST: All the police officers inside a station murder each other.

And the day has just begun.

Lieutenant Asher Benson left Iraq with a traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and a Purple Heart. His doctors warned that the symptoms would be life altering. They had no idea. As his body healed, the thoughts of those around him began to echo through Ash's mind, stretching the boundaries of his sanity.

Five years later, Ash is drowning the voices with copious amounts of booze and self-loathing.

When unidentified intelligence agents abduct him in broad daylight, Ash is thrust into a world of espionage and assassinations. A unique terrorist is operating on U.S. soil, and the government needs Ash, and the malady that has plagued him for half a decade, to find the killer.

©2014 Jason Brant (P)2015 Jason Brant

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  • VVEVVP
    26/07/15
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    "Asher"

    Loved the story. Bought in Audible and Amazon. In search of book two. The humor reminds me of Nelson Demille's Agent John Corey.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • AudioBook Reviewer
    Madison, WI, United States
    31/12/15
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    "a light but fast-paced thriller"

    Ash is the first in the Asher Benson Series, with a little paranormal hint. Asher Benson, a war veteran suffers from PTSD and has a purple heart, after a brain injury he was able to read people’s minds and with this new gift or rather a curse he is more troubled than ever because while walking on a street, the thoughts of the people around him form a chaos in his mind as if they are shouting and screaming in his ears.

    Able to read people’s minds and unable to stop himself from filtering the thoughts, Ash is aware of the grave a danger he is in or how would the government make use of him if they ever knew what he could do. He only has one friend named Drew and he tries his best to keep himself out of Drew’s mind.

    The story begins with Ash stopping a bank robbery by reading the robber’s thoughts and talking him out of it when he meets Sammy who considers him, her hero. The government gets ahold of him and that’s where the action starts and never stops till the end. Ash and his team get into a mess and are trying to prevent a tragedy about to happen.

    As much as it is a thriller, it is quite humorous too. Nami, one of the characters is like a breath of fresh air in the story, and the dialogues between Drew and Ash bring a chuckle. Anyone who’d like to read a light but fast-paced thriller, this is for you.

    However, after all the praise about the story, there were some things specific to audiobooks that are not like-able about this one. Some sort of music at the very beginning of the book is fine but at the beginning of every chapter it becomes annoying and distracting, it kills the mood. Besides, the music is also not that great. The production was not so convenient to listen to, the voice seemed suppressed and blurred at times, and it was just not clear on higher volumes. The idea of projecting people’s thoughts (whenever Ash listens) in a deep echoing voice was a good one but again they weren’t clear and didn’t seem really necessary. The sounds of gunshots and the police radios right in the middle of a huge twist made me feel like I was going to miss something which could have had a great impact on the story by itself. The narration was overall good, but had there been none of these extra little things, it would have been excellent.

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    Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog

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    13 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Tianay Richardson
    07/09/16
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    "Uninteresting"

    The beginning of the book didn't hook me and it was not what I expected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • adam
    26/08/16
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    "ever seen that scene in scanners?"

    this book was really fun to listen to however, this story was told in the 80's cult classic Scanners. that being said some of the suprises of this story where not there due to being familiar with the film. i do enjoy this author and plan on looking into more of his work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bergerhoo
    19/06/16
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    "Mostly liked it"

    The narrator was very good. The premise and writing were both good.
    The music at the beginning and between chapters was not only distracting and annoying, but felt insulting somehow. I hope this is not a trend in ebooks. It will send me back to reading only.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angie Beth
    13/06/16
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    "good book"

    great charters, The story was wonderful, fast pasted ! The narrative was grear, This is my first Audible book. . it was a lot different than I expected, but I like it a bunch!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian Pettinger
    04/06/16
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    "Entertaining."

    This was a pretty good and entertaining book. I also really enjoyed the narration. His sound effects and voice modulation brought a new depth to the listening experience. Definitely a worthwhile endeavor.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • wii-zer
    sc
    07/12/15
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    "Okay for a bargain"
    What did you like best about Ash? What did you like least?

    Obvious formula


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jason Brant? Why or why not?

    Skip it


    What aspect of Wayne June’s performance would you have changed?

    None it did not help or hinder


    Did Ash inspire you to do anything?

    Finish the book, yet I cannot


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan
    14/08/15
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    "Great story!"

    I love the old school hero feel of Ash. It's fun, fast passed and puts and keeps you entertained. I highly recommend!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • stonewall jackson
    raleigh
    02/11/15
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    Performance
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    "non stop cursing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a story can be told without talking like drunk high school kids


    Has Ash turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    would like to return and get my money or points back

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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