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Ashes to Ashes

Ministry of Curiosities, Book 5
Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
Series: The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 5
Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Charlie is gone, and Lincoln finds that Lichfield Towers offers no sanctuary. With reminders of her at every turn, and employees threatening to mutiny, he must try to find the murderer who is killing supernaturals on his own. And keep the murderer away from Charlie.

When the strongman from the visiting Barnum and Bailey's circus is murdered, Lincoln suspects a link, but piecing together the clues becomes dangerous and difficult work. He can't afford to be distracted, yet he finds he can't concentrate fully on the task. Even worse, Seth's mother, the incomparable Lady Vickers, has come to stay.

Ashes to Ashes is a bonus novella-length story told entirely from Lincoln's point of view. It is shorter than the rest of the books in the Ministry of Curiosities series.

©2016 C.J. Archer (P)2017 C.J. Archer

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  • Nicholle
  • 11-08-2017

Short and didn't advance the story

Seemed kind of pointless, this should have been the first chapter or 2 of the next book.

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  • BlindWanderer
  • 12-07-2017

Angry

I'm left feeling angry. It's not a stand alone story, infact the "ending" is just a cliff hanger for the next book. This book clearly exists to fill the plot holes the next book will surely introduce. Those are minor annoyances i would normally overlook. I gave it three stars because of all that and it was priced like it were a full book, not a 4 hour novella.

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  • Melissa Wentworth
  • 03-04-2020

very cheated

first. you advertise d it was a book and it was a novellet. and you charged a full book price for it. I don't appreciate that. also when I selected next full novel this came up. it was not a full novel. As much as I like the series I I don't like being misled and paying for more in your advertising. I will discontinue any more and let others know on social media your behavior. shame on you for cheating me out of a credit for a very poor reading.

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  • Nhlisa
  • 30-01-2020

This should have been part of book 4

These few chapters should be bundled in audible with previous or subsequent books in series. They do not work as a stand-alone.

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  • Lee M
  • 26-06-2018

Crucial to understand Ministry of Curiosities

This novella is 5th in the Ministry of Curiosities series. It gives crucial insight into Lincoln's motives and emotional state following the end of the 4th book (Grave Expectations). It does require that the reader pay attention (for example, don't try watching TV while reading this), or there will be things that the reader will miss. While I initially didn't think I would really like this novella, but it has become a favorite of mine

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  • Tony
  • 04-01-2020

Good - But

Again, a good read (listen) but a bit short - this book should have been combined with the next one. However, I have bought the next one as the story is good and interesting although one wonders if the hero might be a bit autistic.

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  • Moonstruck715
  • 29-03-2018

Lincoln

I very much enjoy the lead male perspective! So often in many series I tend to wonder what the train of thought in the opposing lead role is, and with a character as closed up as Lincoln I thoroughly enjoyed an inside peek!

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  • B. F.
  • 31-07-2020

Short

I was a little irritated to discover that this chapter was less than half as long as most of the titles. I'll be returning it and paying cash for it rather than burning a full credit. This kind of shenanigans does NOT inspire loyalty. Edit: No I will NOT be paying cash for it because they want to charge FULL price for it. I'm pretty furious about this and while I will continue to listen to the series I'll pay close attention to length in the future. This was a really shabby way to treat loyal fans.

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  • Disneydreamer74
  • 21-04-2020

Love it!

Hope she keeps going! I love all of her books. Yes, they are out there and far fetched but fun and entertaining. That's what we all need sometimes.

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  • Mrs M
  • 26-04-2018

Thrilling

couldn't put it down. Loved it. Can't wait to hear the next one. xx xx

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  • jackie storey
  • 09-01-2018

Why so short?

This book is about half the length of the others. Nothing really happens much. Disappointed.