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review Alone in the Ashes William W. Johnstone ¼ 5 Free download Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ William W. Johnstone Ben Raines is fighting to rebuild a nation from the bitter chaos and smoldering ashes of nuclear war and anarchy But in this hellish new orde. Alone in the Ashes is the fifth book in William W Johnstone s Ashes series which is set after what appears to be the most benign nuclear war conceivable These books are not good in any objective sense but I m on a mission to read one of these terrible beasts every year until I either finish the series or die I m not sure which outcome I m most looking forward toBut before I talk about how bad this book is and it s bad I want to take a minute to give Johnstone credit for something that was utterly surprising and previously unheard of Ben Raines the previously infallible lead of this series of books makes a mistake and pays for a price for that mistakeLet me say that again especially for any one of you who might have read previous entries BEN RAINES MAKES A MISTAKE TWICE The first mistake costs the life of the young boy he has adopted The second mistake leads to the kidnapping of his lover and leaves Raines on his deathbed for weeksThis is notable because in every book prior to this Raines is literally incapable of making a bad decision or doing anything wrong His plans always work out perfectly his bullets never miss every woman he meets gets wet in the knickers from manly manliness and nearly every person he encounters knows his name either because he was a writer or because he s a super awesome good guy fighting for good in the post nuclear wasteland of badnessSo uh kudos for making Mr Raines briefly fallible Believe it or not it humanizes him and makes the book better because of it Though only marginally soBecause for the rest of the novel s length Ben is exactly how I described him Completely infallibleThere s a moment early on when Ben encounters a brother and a sister apparently running for their life They tell Ben that they re on the run from some warlords who are trying to kill and rape them because you can spot all the bad guys in this series because they re rapists Ben being the good guy that he is decides to help these two out and so they boobytrap up a small town then lay in wait to lay some smackdown on the warlords when they arriveBut as I read this I thought how great would it be if these two were actually the bad guys a couple who had spent months or years raping or murdering children and a band of freedom fighters were now chasing them down and they had just scammed Ben into helping them out Because really that s just as likely Ben doesn t need any kind of evidence from them to support their story They just tell him a bunch of stuff and he s like Sure let s kill these mofos following youGood guys are always good guys because they tell you they re good guys And bad guys are always bad guys because they talk incessantly about how much they love rapeThis is not even remotely how people would behave And it s note even remotely a good way to tell an interesting or compelling storyAnother weird thing in this book that I think I may have noticed in previous books in this series is that it s not very good at having a self contained arc Things that happen at the start like Ben saving the siblings and then hooking up with the sister as a travel and sexual companion don t really go anywhere and kind of run out of the steam by the middle And then something kind of happens in the middle like the introduction of an entirely new female character who Ben will later hook up with as a travel and sexual companion and yes this is a thing that happens all the goddamn time and then continues to the end of the bookThis second female seems like one who should have been there from earlier on if this was being written and drafted as a standalone book But I m beginning to get the sense that the Ashes series may not have been written as a series of standalone books I m getting the sense that they were written as one giant single novel that Johnstone just took chunks of and published as he completed them Every say 250 pages or so he d look and go Yeah this seems like this could closely approximate a book And so it wasIt s just a theory mind you Right or wrong it at least conveys a sense of how it reads Which is awkward and without any kind of solid throughlineWould I recommend this book Heavens no but it s probably close to the one I d be most likely to recommend if forced to There are a couple of slightly better moments that elevate this entry above the previous ones including a couple of combat seuences that were bordering on interesting to read But in the end the initial entry in the series remains the high water mark for batshittedness and terrible writing and that s where anyone interested in this mess to get a taste for it

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review Alone in the Ashes William W. Johnstone ¼ 5 Free download Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ William W. Johnstone R there are devils leading armed gangs of marauders who bring destruction wherever they go When Raines is cut off from his SUSA Rebel forces. With the mantle of leadership growing heavy on his shoulders Ben decides to hit the road alone for a while He is joined by people for a short time A little boy who dies a few weeks after meeting Ben a woman who spends the winter with him is eventually kidnapped by Sam Hartline It looks like he and the Russian General will be taking their places as bad guys again soon This book gets back to a lot of the feeling of Out of the Ashes We even return briefly to the old Tri States

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review Alone in the Ashes William W. Johnstone ¼ 5 Free download Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ William W. Johnstone He becomes their prey Somehow Raines must stay one step ahead of death until he decides it's time to turn and fight Then all hell breaks loos. kindle edition bad This book looks like it was scanned from the original paperback And not a good scan either The text is not clear and is hard to read


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  1. says: (Read) [Alone in the Ashes]

    (Read) [Alone in the Ashes] William W. Johnstone ¼ 5 Free download review Alone in the Ashes Alone in the Ashes is the fifth book in William W Johnstone's 'Ashes' series which is set after what appears to be the most benign nuclear war conceivable These books are not good in any objective sense but I'm on a mission

  2. says: review Alone in the Ashes William W. Johnstone ¼ 5 Free download (Read) [Alone in the Ashes]

    (Read) [Alone in the Ashes] William W. Johnstone ¼ 5 Free download Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ William W. Johnstone very good but the end left me hanging

  3. says: William W. Johnstone ¼ 5 Free download Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ William W. Johnstone review Alone in the Ashes

    (Read) [Alone in the Ashes] With the mantle of leadership growing heavy on his shoulders Ben decides to hit the road alone for a while He is joined by people for a short time A little boy who dies a few weeks after meeting Ben a woman who spends the winter with him is eventually kidnapped by Sam Hartline It looks like he and the Russian General will be taking their places as bad guys again soon This book gets back to a lot of the feeling of Out o

  4. says: review Alone in the Ashes (Read) [Alone in the Ashes] William W. Johnstone ¼ 5 Free download

    (Read) [Alone in the Ashes] Ben Raines gets tired of leadership and strikes out on his own for awhileWhile Ben Raines is still thwarted in his attempts to put civilization back together I liked this one a lot simply because I enjoy fugitive stories where the hunted turns the tables and becomes the hunterWarning strong language violence and sex

  5. says: review Alone in the Ashes (Read) [Alone in the Ashes] Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ William W. Johnstone

    review Alone in the Ashes (Read) [Alone in the Ashes] Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ William W. Johnstone kindle edition bad This book looks like it was scanned from the original paperback And not a good scan either The text is not clear and is har

  6. says: (Read) [Alone in the Ashes]

    (Read) [Alone in the Ashes] Very good adventure series Basically the forming of a new United States after WW3 and the story of the man who leads and forms it If you like men's adventure stories you will enjoy it Recommended

  7. says: (Read) [Alone in the Ashes]

    Download × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ William W. Johnstone (Read) [Alone in the Ashes] Formula writing but entertaining brainless read

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  • Paperback
  • 350
  • Alone in the Ashes
  • William W. Johnstone
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 9780821717219