Narrator: Sophie Amoss
Series: The Starborn Ascension
on 15 November 2015
Length: 7 hours 48 minutes
Genres: Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Zombie Apocalypse
Source: Author, Submitted
What if you could see the future with a single touch? What if that touch revealed someone's death, and that person was someone you loved? Would you do everything you could to change it?
In a post-apocalyptic world, where danger roams in many forms, 17-year-old Waverly seeks protection in the town of Crestwood after her boyfriend is ruthlessly killed by lawless raiders. But what she finds is a place wrought with mystery, shady dealings, and more instability than she anticipates.
The Starborn Ascension takes place 57 years before The Starborn Uprising, and can be heard independently.
©2014 Jason D. Morrow (P)2015 Jason D. Morrow
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The apocalypse has come; leaving behind the “gray-flesh” (the walking dead) and survivors seeking safety. Waverly and Reilly, both young women have unique gifts as a result of the apocalypse. Both seek out Crestwood, a sanctuary safe from the gray-flesh but little else. Both have lost their loved ones and are left behind. Their unique gifts may prove deadly if they can’t keep them secret or learn how to use them safely. They have one thing in common; but will it be enough?
A great listen in which we hear the story from both girl’s perspectives. The story flows well, although why they are called the starborn is not clear. I enjoyed hearing the two perspectives and how they are different from one another although they seek the same things.
Jason Morrow created strong characters that you either loved or loved to hate. The characters were well-developed and fit into the plot well. I think with an apocalypse it always boils down to the human vs human. The dead or diseased rarely play into the plot except to bring the nature of humans out to the forefront. The gray-flesh or walking dead take back seat to the other pieces of this novel – that being human nature. The plot was well done and left in a good spot for a sequel.
The narrator, Sophie Amoss gave the two female characters more depth. She wore those roles well and helped us with their character development by tone. She spoke clearly and with emotion appropriate to the scene. I enjoyed her voice and her ability to be the different characters.
This is a good book although it is enough to give one nightmares if easily influenced. Two young girls out in the world of outlaws and flesh-eating gray-flesh? Yeah, nightmare worthy!
There were no issues with the production quality of the audiobook.
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