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Monsters

Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
Series: Ashes, Book 3
Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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Publisher's Summary

The Changed are on the move. The Spared are out of time. The End…is now. When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn't get much worse - until the doctors found the monster in her head. She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death. Now, with no hope of rescue - on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won't quit - she discovers a new and horrifying truth. The Change isn't over. The Changed are still evolving. And…they've had help. With this final volume of The Ashes Trilogy, Ilsa J. Bick delivers a riveting, blockbuster finish, returning listeners to a brutal, post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe and hope is in short supply. A world where, from these ashes, the monsters may rise.

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  • Michelle
  • 29-11-2014

EMP causes all kinds of trouble.

This is the third book in the series. An EMP wipes out modern technology, and also zaps the higher brain functions of a certain percentage of humanity. The "changed" are not zombies. Most of the higher brain functions are gone, but they are more dangerous than you might think, because they retain the ability to think, plan, work together, and use simple tools. Up to a point, they can even use weapons. Fortunately, they can feel pain, they retain the instinct of self-preservation, unlike the traditional zombie, and they are susceptible to injury and death.

Katherine Kellgren is one of the best narrators I have ever listened too. She has a clear, pleasant voice, and an expressive style that carries you right into the story with her. I hope she will read more books like this.

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  • Justin
  • 14-07-2018

Not as good as Ashes.

Again just like shadows this book was told from way to many perspectives. Not happy with conclusion either.

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  • Valerie Torrez
  • 14-01-2017

Terrific story

Haven't read a book, that made me feel so many emotions since Stephen King. Great story.

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  • HeideC
  • 01-05-2015

Better Than Zombies!

Absolutely Loved the series & this book the best of the series. Great multiple story lines finley woven together. Good characters. Never a dull moment! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!

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  • Alexandra
  • 20-03-2015

Loved it! One of the best Zombie Romances ever

I have no complaints of this series, it had me turning pages from start to finish. I love the plot, twists and turns that leave you reeling with excitement, and the love interests truly compete for the heroine's attention.

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  • Jeannine Yoder
  • 07-01-2015

good series

One of the best narrations I've listened to. This trilogy was thought provoking and intriguing.

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  • justame
  • 23-01-2014

Glad it was over, too many shifts.......

I really enjoyed book 1 & 2, saying that 3 had 120+ chapters, it went back and forth between characters: Alex, Chris, Peter, Ellie until you didn't really know where you were then dang if there wasn't the beginning of another chapter, and all there was to this book was fighting, the plot picked up toward the end but just felt like it dropped off all of a sudden. I didn't really enjoy this book due to narration was constant urgency, it felt redundant, there were too many chapters, the characters didn't move on, the end was great but it should have been drawn out more than the middle, like 17 hours of middle. Seriously was glad it was over, didn't think it was EVER going to be over. So I'm middle of the road in recommending. If the above doesn't bother you try it.

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  • Brad
  • 18-03-2014

Monsters was AWESOME!!!

If you could sum up Monsters in three words, what would they be?

BAD ASS, CRAZINESS.

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Don't let the other reviews stop you from getting this book. I think it finished the series off awesome. it was intense it had lots of twists and it was an sit on the edge of your seat book. I am glad that I got this book.

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  • Reena
  • 22-12-2013

This is not a book, its a poor play

Way too over the top for my taste. I like to absorb and consider the story as it unfolds. This style of writing, in my opinion, is distracting. I know a good author paints a picture but this carries the premise to the extreme. Sadly the story is lost with long winded, blow by blow descriptions which (for me) stop the story in its tracks. It seemed to take 30 minutes to describe a body falling down a hole...irritating. When a piece becomes too wordy my focus shifts to the narrator and given the dramatic emphasis on every sentence I just couldn't cope. Finally gave up.

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  • Book Junkie
  • 02-01-2014

Loved the first two but gave up on this one

After having the narrator scream at me for 45 minutes I gave up on this book couldn't tell you if it's any good or not. I'm thinking I will just have to pick up the physical book and read it on my own. It really is sad that this book is completely ruined by all of the screaming.

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  • miss
  • 15-04-2014

fantastic

Would you listen to Monsters again? Why?

yes, i have read all three in this series and there was no point that i became uninterested......the characters are really good

What was one of the most memorable moments of Monsters?

hard to choose as the whole book had me hooked again......as did the other two books. although in this book i have to admit....a tear or two were shed by me

Which scene did you most enjoy?

mostly the final battle but also the gathering of them all...coming back together. these books had you waiting for this and many times i thought...ah, this is it....but it wasnt...which just added to the suspense. i must say, i am so impressed by katherines reading of all three books. never have i come across such an eager, enthrauling, enthusiastic reader. she is amazing and exciting....she perfected this story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

yes, near the end when goodbyes were being said.

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amazing writer, fabulous narrator and i am hoping, theres a follow up to this book.

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  • Graham G
  • 11-03-2014

Not for the faint hearted

Would you consider the audio edition of Monsters to be better than the print version?

Much better than the written word! The narrator does brilliantly and brings it all to life (death)?

What other book might you compare Monsters to, and why?

This is the first of this type I have read (The trilogy). It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "Body parts"! Not bedtime reading for some.

What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

Wow what an adrenalin rush again & again... It's the way she tell's 'em!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would of loved the time to listen from start to finish.

Any additional comments?

I think I will recover soon but first I will check the colour of the moon.