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  • The Beautiful Ashes

  • Broken Destiny, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (172 ratings)

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The Beautiful Ashes

By: Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
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Summary

In a world of shadows, anything is possible - except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse - her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate, no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: That every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other - and nothing but ashes in between.

©2014 Jeaniene Frost (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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Amazing, definitely worth the money

What made the experience of listening to The Beautiful Ashes the most enjoyable?

If your looking for cat and bones reincarnate, don't bother. If you are looking for a truly well crafted story, with twisting plot lines and a narrator that greatly cares for the story and the characters (props tavia Gilbert) this Is for you. I would like to thank jeaniene frost for taking the leap from the highly successful night huntress universe and for keeping your readers so engaged. So many other authors rehash the same story with the same characters for the money. Jeaniene took the risk and I have to say that I for one am a devoted fan for life.

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free reads?

I know they are free to read and believe me I have read a lot of them but why oh why do amazon keep filling my list with "coming of age" books??? I'm way too old for them and rind the predictable, slow, and boring.
Sorry but getting a bit fed up with them now.

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one long whinge

the protaginist is deeply dislikeable one long whinge and a bad case of poor me. was this written for distressed 9 year olds shoot me now.

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Sadly Disappointing

I am a big fan of Jeanine Frost and her supernatural worlds and have enjoyed every book until this one.
The character development was poor, I didn't care much about the characters even at the end of the book. The main character is whiny and annoying and her relationships with other characters don't develop anywhere. Her 'Love' for the Hero is unconvincing and shallow.
The concept of the supernatural world is a good one with huge potential, but this book unfortunately doesn't do it justice.
I really wanted to like this book and I finished it out of respect to the previous books. Sadly Disappointed.

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  • 25-02-23

3.4 stars

I didn't love this book. I wanted to love it, it has all the things I love...but I just found it annoying at points and felt like I had to hang in there.
I think the problem for me wasn't the story...it's the characters. I don't feel anything for them or understand them. So I don't feel when they don't die or they win something...or feel sad...basically the characters are not strong enough for me to wonder if they love each other or get it on.
Maybe the next book will be better, just can't help but think this book could of been shorter and still and the same result.
3.4 stars

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Great listen

Great and varied storyline, interestingly written and characters you can get behind. Looking forward to the next!

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No story

There must be a story in there, but it’s hard to find. The book is essentially a series of lust-filled thoughts and descriptions of the muscled lead.

I stopped listening about halfway through when it became clear the story was faint window dressing for a book about fanny flutters and avoidance.

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  • 09-07-22

Good start to a series

Good storyline with pleasant characters whose likeability grows throughout the book.
Narration good and a good hook for the next book at the end 😉

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narrator's voice did not suit storytelling

I found it very hard to continue with this book because of the simpering tone of the narrator.; frankly her chikdhish voice and subject matter did not fit with imaginative listening was near impossible

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Can't wait for more

I like all books from this author and love the notator too she is such a good performer. I am looking forward to the next instalment.

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