Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson audiobook

Ashes

By Laurie Halse Anderson
Read by Siiri Scott

Brilliance Audio

The Seeds of America Series: Book 3

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781423367420

  • ISBN: 9781423367420

Runtime: 8.10 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which The New York Times called “a return not only to the colonial era but to historical accuracy.”

As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge—but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel’s little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state—where bounty hunters are thick as flies.

Heroism and heartbreak pave their path, but Isabel and Curzon won’t stop until they reach Ruth, and then freedom, in this grand finale to the acclaimed Seeds of America trilogy from Laurie Halse Anderson.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Ashes is a thumping good read…The story’s pulse rarely slackens…Isabel, the indomitable and hardened refugee…refuses to submit her spirit to shackles…[Anderson] pays her young readers the ultimate compliment of not writing down to them, of letting them see how bitter and bloody—and incomplete—a nation’s birth can be.” New York Times Book Review
“Anderson’s vividly detailed writing immerses readers in the hardships of her heroes’ travels and the harsh realities of war…It’s a gripping finish to an epic journey that speaks resoundingly to the human capacity to persevere.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The plot-rich text makes for compelling reading, and the well-developed characters continue to invite reader empathy.” Booklist (starred review)
“With crisp diction and even pacing, Scott captures Isabel’s complex emotions…Scott shifts her tone to create a youthful voice for stubborn Ruth and deepens her voice to reflect the matter-of-fact personality of Curzon. Listeners will be captivated by this powerful story of family, survival, and freedom.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Laurie Halse Anderson

Author Bio: Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author, writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous American Library Association and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also made the Carnegie Medal shortlist in the United Kingdom. She lives in northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. She and her husband, Scot, plus their menagerie of critters, enjoy country living and time in the woods. When not writing or hanging out with her family, you can find her training for marathons or trying to coax tomatoes out of the rocky soil in her backyard.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 8.10
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English