Author: Gwen Mitchell
Narrator: Daniela Acitelli
Length: 11 hours 52 minutes
Series: Skydancer, Book 1
Publisher: T. M. Miller
Released: Feb. 14, 2018
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Briana turned her back on her magical heritage to chase her dream career, but now a spell cast with her grandmother’s dying breath has unleashed her dormant Oracle powers, drawing her into a world of dangerous power and cryptic prophecy.
Thanks to her family’s tragic history, Bri is a pariah in her hometown, and the only other witches she can turn to are her childhood best friend, Astrid, and Kean–her first love. They are convinced it’s destiny that has reunited them and determined to help break the curse on Bri’s bloodline.
But the longer she stays, the more people die.
Tortured by chaotic visions of fire and blood, Bri must harness her magic and navigate the dangerous waters of her past–and past life–to unmask the evil hunting in her shadow before it kills the only loved ones she has left.
Because she has a secret of her own. One she already died to protect. And as memories of her ancient rival become clear, so does her grim future…unless she can change it.
Gwen is living her happily ever after in Seattle. She’s a nature lover, science geek, and spiritual explorer, with a nose for well-aged tequila and a pin-up fashion obsession. When not chasing butterflies to hidden waterfalls or cavorting through the Emerald City, she can be found in a cozy chair reading, or brewing up tales of magic, adventure, and romance.
Daniela Acitelli is a professional Audiobook Narrator / Voice Over Artist with a Theatre, Film, Cabaret and Circus background. You can find her on Audible, Itunes and Amazon. She also narrates for the RNIB, SpokenRealms, Deyan and Whitehouse publishing.
Daniela is an actress with a stage background trained in the Meisner technique and Lee Strasberg’s “Method” acting. She has a background in and a great love of Cabaret and Vaudeville including the old time concert saloon, minstrelsy, circus acts, dime museums, and literary American burlesque shows.
While urban fantasy isn’t always my absolute favorite genre, every now and again I come across something that really stands out to me and makes me want to read it (or in this case, listen to it). Rain of Ash had that amazing sounding synopsis and the cover that I was just oh so pretty, and I really found myself intrigued by the book.
I sat up one night when I couldn’t sleep and figured that I would start listening to this book, fully expecting to be asleep halfway through the first chapter, but as soon as I started listening I was completely captivated with how amazing the story was written that when I looked at the clock, it was three hours later. I was that pulled into the story that I had lost track of all time, just happy to listen to this amazing book.
The characters in this book are so easy to fall in love with – I really love how the narrator of the book took the time to really get into character while reading each of them. It made the whole audiobook experience even more enjoyable, because I was really able to get a feel for how each of the characters were personality wise.
The narrator of Rain of Ash did such an amazing job! You could tell that she really got into reading the book and putting her own personal touches on it. The voices, the way that she read the book, and the professionalism that she demonstrated while reading were all superb. I would love to hear more books by her and wouldn’t hesitate to pick up another in the future if she was the narrator.
I loved how rich and beautifully everything was described and how original and actually kind of fun the story was. It was something that I wouldn’t normally have read or listened to, but it ended up being a really great book and I found myself thoroughly enjoying.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Gwen Mitchell. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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