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on May 21, 2018
I'm going to directly quote Abrahams here because I wanted to point out the exact thing that he's hoping to accomplish with the Alt Apocalypse series:

"It explores survival under the most extreme circumstances, but with a twist (and no cliff-hangers). This series, which can be read in any order, features the same core characters in each complete story. But every book dunks them into a new, alternate apocalypse; a nuclear holocaust, an earthquake, a flood, a wildfire, a hurricane, a plague, and even zombies. " So there you have it - he's going to re-use the cast and characters throwing them into different situations. I love the idea behind this because it will show you that some people are geared to survive one apocalyptic event but not another. I think that this is a unique take on the PA genre and I can't wait to read the other stories he's crafting. 

I don't normally stop to highlight a quote in a book while listening to the audio unless it's really quotable or something that stuck out to me.  I ended up stopping while reading Ash to highlight four times.  One of them was: “this is LA. There are as many hills as there are douchebags.” “Probably more hills,” added Jesse. “A lot of those douchebags are dead.” - I died when reading this line.  I don't know why it felt so perfect in this book - definitely my kind of humor. 

I'm sure that the ven diagram of pop-punk listeners and post-apocalyptic readers isn't very big but I couldn't get a specific song out of my head the entire time I was reading Ash.  Grey by Yellowcard basically the chorus is "It's all gone grey..." and the way that Abrahams wrote Ash - this fits pretty darn well.

So, to quote him again, Ash tells the story of "four college friends, an ex-con, a lonely fry cook, and a secretive group of prepared civilians as they each battle to survive in southern California after a series of nuclear attacks." each one of these groups or single people brought a different side to this story.  I think I liked the secretive group and the college kids the most.  They were totally different but had me totally enthralled.

Overall, Ash is something that I don't get to write and mean too often.  An original post-apocalyptic story.  Sure, some of the things in it you can find in other books but I'm looking at the series as a whole.  This is something that no one that I know of has done in this genre and I'm excited for things to come.  The only reason I considered leaving a less than 5 review was that I have to wait too long for the next book!
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on May 23, 2018
Key cities in America have been nuked. The Chinese, the Iranians the Russians? No one knows for sure. This is a story of survival, adapting quickly to a changing environment. Survival of the fittest would be a understatement. Oasis , a group of people who have planned for this type of scenario, are bringing in survivors who can enable them to survive. A fantastic read!
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on June 15, 2018
Wow! Ash delivers what Abraham’s promised and more. Surviving a nuclear bomb isn’t for the faint of heart, and our hero shows great resiliencey. A great read from a great author. I’ve ore ordered Lit, the next book in the series, and can’t wait for it to be downloaded on my Kindle!
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on June 8, 2018
I feel this is Tom Abrahams best book yet, Ash is the best apocalyptic I have read to date. I felt every thing the characters went through from disbelief to pain, to horrified beyond belief and grief so intense I was in tears. Ash is a must read.
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on May 24, 2018
I’m a few chapters into this imaginative exploration of the apocalypse and have already pre-ordered the next book in the series. I can honestly say “I’m hooked”. Ash is wildly, wonderfully different than the usual post-apoc fare.
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on May 23, 2018
This is his first book of his new series and I loved it. I can't wait to see what he does with the rest of this series! I love the concept of the characters in different scenarios. Brilliant idea!
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on May 24, 2018
Wow. I am impressed with the story and characters, including Maggie. Cannot wait to get the pre-order "Lit" in July. I recommend this book to anyone, seeking apocalyptic situations.
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on May 24, 2018
A very realistic look at life after a nuclear event. Once I started the book I couldn’t put it down can’t wait for book two in this series
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on June 5, 2018
A good start to a new series from a very good author. It held my interest and made me want to read the next book.
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on May 25, 2018
FAST MOVING PLOT you jump right into the worst day of your life and then ended up asking yourself what do I do next this is the ASH. get plot line with characters you can easily root for and hope for and of course fear for.
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