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When Ashes Fall

Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Publisher's Summary

"When Ashes Fall is a tautly written, complex, and emotionally-charged love story that takes the reader on an unforgettable, unexpected, and deeply moving journey.” (USA Today)

It’s been said that you can’t love two men at the same time. You can’t split your heart, soul, and body in half. But I’m here to tell you, you can. 

Dylan Cole is like ice, sharp and unpredictable, the thunder inside a tumultuous storm. Smith Reid is warmth, soft and gentle, perfect like a sunny day. Both are mine. But I can have only one. 

There are two sides to this tale. I'm here to tell you mine. If you think this story is about a cheater, you couldn’t be more wrong.

©2018 Marni Mann (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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My aching heart

This was so heart wrenching, the love filled me but the final chapter's broke me. What an emotional book l will not forget you too soon.

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  • Mandi
  • 18-01-2019

Blown Away

Wow, I am still reeling from this one! I am completely wrecked!!! This story will touch every piece of your heart and soul. If you don’t want to ugly cry in public I recommend staying at home for this one… I was hooked from the very beginning, every time I thought I knew what was going on there was something that made me think otherwise and I love when an author can do that to me. I am pretty sure I am obsessed with Dylan btw lol so when Smith came into the picture I just wanted to know what the heck!! LOL but I was patient and it was worth the wait!! This story has so much passion it freaking hurts!!
This is a 10 star listen! Most definitely worth the credit! The narration is 100% perfect! Wouldn’t change a thing.

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  • Cyndi
  • 31-01-2019

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This is a great book! It's written in Past & Present with 3 POV's but is not confusing at all!
It's very emotional and it will keep you guessing until the end even when you know what is happening the entire time.
Alix was a good character to love because you really get to see 2 different sides of her and the entire time you just want her to be happy. Dylan is about 99% perfect and loves Alix with everything he has so you'll find yourself loving him too but even more, you'll love the way they love each other. Then comes Smith who has lots of demons but he is such a great guy that you will also want him to be happy. There is no cheating so don't worry, it's not like that.. you'll just have to read to understand.
I loved that I spent this entire book falling in love with all of the characters and I found myself getting mad at life for their circumstances. I know a lot of people who will be crying doing this one, I didn't but that's not because it's not sad it's just that I really am not a crier.

The narration is EXCEPTIONAL! Ava, Teddy & Aiden all are incredible narrators and they really brought these characters to life.

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  • Mike
  • 18-01-2019

WOW!

I really can't say enough, yet at the same time there are no words. Beautiful Story, superb writing and narration. Wish I could give 10 stars!! Bravo!

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 17-01-2019

UNFORGETTABLE.. SUCH PASSION, RAW EMOTION & LOVE

Oh Marni Marni Marni, you’ve absolutely wrecked me. This hauntingly moving book was my first from you, and now that I’ve found you, it certainly won’t be my last because I loved the precision of your words, your pace, your balance and your flow. As the story slowly unfurled I was intrigued.. then captivated.. then obsessed.. then cautiously hopeful.. then confused.. then moved.. then heartbroken.. and finally you made the sun come out again for the heroine and for me. I initially bought your book because of Aiden, Ava and Teddy.. three trusted and well-loved voices who narrated your touching past and present chapters so wonderfully well and together they made your very emotional and moving story unforgettable.

Worth a credit? There are two love stories here.. but no cheating. There is pain.. but there is pleasure too. There are dark days.. but there will be light at the end of the tunnel. There is unconditional love shining throughout this book.. but there is confusion and deep sadness too. I wanted to hope.. but feared too. It’s not your typical Contemporary Romance.. but it is a beautiful love story. And, IMO, yes it’s absolutely creditworthy.

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  • Shannon Cole
  • 19-01-2019

This is one you don’t want to miss!!!!

Oh my word! This book BLEW ME AWAY!! Absolutely Beautiful.
Emotional, raw, heartbreaking and one hundred percent perfection!!!
I went into this story blindly and it was definitely the way to go. This is not a story about cheating. This is a story about love.
Marni Mann has outdone herself with this book. She truly wrote a unique story that will pull at your heartstrings and capture every emotion down to your soul.
I’ve never listened to an audiobook that brought me to tears but the performance Ava Erickson, Teddy Hamilton and Aiden Snow gave, had me in big, fat, ugly tears.
I had been craving a book that would give me originality and that wow factor and this was without a doubt, that book!!!
This is about moments. How one moment can change your entire life. How one moment can be a step in the right direction. How one moment can feel like a second chance. Overcoming and learning to live through the moments that change everything.
Everyone needs to read this book. There are so many people who can relate to Alex and what she’s going through. It’s tragic but so very real.
There just aren’t enough words to express the depth to this story and nothing I say can justify just how much of an impact this had on me.
To Author Marni Mann, keep writing your beautiful words, they have power!!!

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  • Christina B.
  • 18-01-2019

Bravo <3

This is not something that should be listened to anywhere you don't want people to see your tears. So work was a bad idea. I need my staff to still see me as a bada$$.
Time hops are challenging sometimes, esp when listening versus reading, you have to keep super focused. But it was easy having the multiple male narrators. Once I heard which one was speaking, I knew immediately the time frame, so that was easier. Tears didn't come until the end. I had figured the outcome early, but that didn't make it any easier.
Well written, narrators awesome as always. Marni did not disappoint <3

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  • Sara
  • 16-01-2019

Left speechless...

I just… I’m lost for words here. My heart is breaking… so completely broken. Life is made up of moments… happy and beautiful moments, heartbreaking and completely unbelievable moments. That’s what When the Ashes Fall is… it’s a book full of moments. I spent half of this book wondering and kind of confused a bit but over time things in my brain started to click. I didn’t like how they were clicking. After finishing, I can tell you that I don’t like how everything clicked into space. I was surprised to feel the tears running down my face. Let’s just say it’s packed with so much emotion and heart.

The narrators show an amazing talent. We flip and flop between past and present and various character’s POV. Ava Erickson shows a talent that is… well, I really don’t know how I’m supposed to explain how wonderful she was. She really hit Boston on the dot! Rose’s voice made me want to holler out in that New England accent that you just can’t replicate. Aiden Snow and Teddy Hamilton were just as fantastic. They make you feel… like you don’t have a chance. They pull it from you.

Can I just recommend, don’t read reviews that tell you what is happening. Don’t get little tidbits. You’re mind will start to have things click into place… just like mine did. Marni Mann’s writing was perfection. This story is just want you want from a book. The plot, the characters, everything feels so real. It’s all-consuming!

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  • Monique Cashmere
  • 18-02-2019

Get the tissues.

Great story. Even though I suspected the outcome to some degree, I was entranced and hooked till the very end. It’s the first book to give me full blown tears in a long time. Well worth the read.

Of course, I loved hearing Teddy in my head again. That man just has the best narrative voice. The other two performers are new to me but did an excellent job also.

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  • Crystal
  • 18-02-2019

Couldn’t stop listening

This was a great book that leaves you thinking and second guessing the whole time. The characters pull you in from the beginning, the story develops well, and the narrators are fantastic :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-02-2019

Wow!

What a fantastic story! This is my first book from this author and I am completely blown away!