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Ash

Hive Trilogy, Book 1
Written by: Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve
Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Are you an ash?

Increased stamina....

Lack of appetite....

Anger outbursts....

Insatiable thirst....

Beauty and strength....

Male....

Call the hotline if these symptoms come on suddenly!

Turns out Charlie Bennet was all of those things except the last. Don't let the name fool you, Charlie was all woman, and she wanted nothing to do with the ash...until the day she found out she was one.

It all started when infected bats bit a small group of humans and created what are now called vampires. Then, the male vampires knocked up some female humans, and the result was a gorgeous race of all male ash - superhuman freaks that had looks to kill.

Charlie is the first female ash, aka unicorn of the Hive - the gated compound in Portland that the humans have designated to isolate vampires and ash from society.

Problem? The Hive is full, and only a select few will be allowed to live there. To live at all, really. If Charlie wants to earn the right to become a citizen of the Hive, she will have to survive the culling - a series of fights to the death. And guess what? Just because she's a girl doesn't mean she'll get special treatment.

Good thing there's Ryder, the mysterious lead ash enforcer, who seems to always have her back. But when secrets bubble to the surface, it will take more than one guy to save her.

Recommended for ages 17+ due to language.

©2015 Leia Stone (P)2016 Leia Stone

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  • Raven
  • 2016-05-09

JUST FINISHED THE FIRST... I NEED THE SECOND!!!!!!

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I just finished the first book on my run at lunch today. I was so pissed when it ended. I knew that they haven't done the second book yet, but I was still angry. (In a great way though) Meaning this book was awesome!

The narrator was wonderful. She did a great job playing the main character "Charlie". I really loved every character. I want to be like charlie!

Leia and Jaymin did such a great job with this book. There was detail, character development, and action. If your looking for something that will keep you hooked, I HIGHLY recommend this book! I want MORE! Also, it made my runs so awesome. Girl power, kicking butt. Loved every minute of it.

Great job with this!

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  • Rebekkah
  • 2016-02-24

Compelling, exciting, and surprisingly brutal.

When I caught the flu and had to stay in bed all day, I spent my waking hours listening to ASH. Vampire hybrids who must fight to the death to survive. Sexy commando type love interests. Best Friends Forever. What's not to love? I will be waiting for the sequel.

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  • Annette Barrett
  • 2016-05-12

Ash

Intricate storyline with just the right mix of buff male bods and interesting female. Excellent first book of a trilogy. Recommended good read.

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  • Pat
  • 2016-05-09

I NEED THE OTHER BOOKS

I went to purchase the 2nd book in this series as soon as "the end" was said & got pissed off. It's not there. How can you put one book of this trilogy in audio version and not give me the rest? That is just cruel. This is a different take on vampire stories where vamps can have children that are called ASH [rather than half bloods] and they live in Hives with the Vamps. However, they only have male offspring and yet one female is born. The beginning has a Hunger Games type scenario in it. I just can't mention too much more because I don't want to give anything away.

I can't wait to learn more about the world that Charlie and Ryder live in. Even though I enjoyed the book, I was left wanting more as if it just cut off at the place I had been waiting for things to really take off. There was action but... My sheer frustration at that made me rate it a 4 on the story rather than a 5. I needed more NOW. The 8.5 hour book flew by so fast that I was shocked when it was over. I even checked twice to see if my phone had malfunctioned and skipped chapters. Sadly, not.

The characters are so well defined that I can see many, many books to come from this series. I know that the planned trilogy just isn't enough. I have too many questions about all the supporting characters They have drawn me in and I am hooked. Ryder's team needs to be fully explored as do Charlie's friends. Plus, I need to know the backstory about Charlie's Mom & Dad. I'm sure that her Dad has an exciting story to tell. The only way I can see full justice done to the supporting characters is for each book to be at least 20-30 hours long (if it is going to be a trilogy). Most of my interest was placed on the characters because I could actually see many as people that I may have known in my life. I laughed at their antics but was also worried about the outcome of their lives.

The author did too good of a job and has me hooked. That's not a good thing for my frustration level right now. Just call me frustrated and wanting more.

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  • Christina
  • 2016-08-18

Not bad... If I was 16

This book wasn't for me. I love paranormal fantasy, however, I just cannot relate to a character who is 20 years old and talks like she is 15. I wish I had known that the main character was so young as this would have hinted at the age-group this book was intended for. Unfortunately, I just can't get on board with someone who talks like she texts and has survival instincts comparable to those of a drunk lemur.

The narrator was great, but unfortunately the story just wasn't for me.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2016-05-15

Great Find

Loved it and on my way to listening again. cant wait to start book 2!!!!!

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  • raheme johnson
  • 2016-05-03

great read ,

The story is a great take on the vampire genre. It was equal parts comical, heartwarming, and action packed. The narrator is extremely entertaining and brings an already great story to life.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2016-02-10

Loved the audio version!

Having read everything from both authors. I fell in love with this story too. As I am an OTR Driver I'm always looking for audio books. I really love this Narrator. She had done other books by these two and I think really does a great job with the characters. Loved It!

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  • Cherish
  • 2016-03-17

We'll see

I think I would like these characters to mature a bit. For example she uses a lot of curse words but it's like someone that is trying to curse as opposed to someone that just does it everyday.

More young than adult. Meh

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  • Sondra Glynn
  • 2016-02-28

Great listen

The performance was a great addition to a highly entertaining and great story. Buy it

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