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After the Roads

A Five Roads to Texas Novel
Auteur(s): Brian Parker
Narrateur(s): Andrew B. Wehrlen
Durée: 5 h et 41 min
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The survivors learned how to fight the infected, but not how to defeat the virus.

The Texas Safe Zone is home to four million refugees, trapped behind the walls of Fort Bliss - too many people and not enough food. In a desperate gamble, the Army unit responsible for securing the walls begins to cast its net far and wide for pre-outbreak food storage locations. Not everyone will make it home.  

For Sidney Bannister, the Safe Zone has become a nightmare she can no longer endure. She must find a way to leave before her baby is born or risk never experiencing freedom again.  

Follow Sidney’s story from the Phalanx Press collaborative novel Five Roads to Texas.

©2018 Brian Parker (P)2018 Brian Parker

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  • Joe Mahoney
  • 2018-09-23

Great Story in this new Shared World!

After the Roads: A Five Roads to Texas Novel written by Brian Parker and narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen. This is a sequel of sorts but this time we only have one of the original five authors from the first books taking their character off into in a new storyline. After the Roads follows Sidney Bannister from the first book. The Safe Zone in Texas holds four million refugees. Fort Bliss is running low on food and supplies near the base to scavenge. Sidney wants to leave before a disaster happens and before her baby is born. If you enjoy Post Apocalyptic Fiction/Zombie this will something you may enjoy.

The narration is provided by Andrew B. Wehrlen. Mr. Wehrlen does an excellent job with this varied cast of characters once again. Each character has their own unique voice and this makes for a really great listening experience. The Production Value of the audiobook is of the highest quality. The audiobook is produced by Phalanx Press and the production length is 5 hours and 41 minutes. The entire production was crisp and clear through the entire performance. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Did you find this review helpful? If so, would you please take a moment and select the 'helpful' button below? Thanks so much!

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Neesie315
  • 2019-08-24

Sidney's Story Continues

This book follows the further adventures of Sidney Bannister, one of the main characters in the first book "Five Roads to Texas". Sidney is 6 months pregnant and living in the severely overcrowded refugee camp near Fort Bliss, Texas. Sidney is alone (except for her intrepid cat, Rick James) because most in the camp think she is crazy (or just wildly antisocial). When she discovers that her pregnancy has left her with nothing to wear, she ventures to the edge of camp to try to find some clothes to cover her growing belly.

Fortunately for Sidney, she meets a sympathetic Army Sergeant and is able to get the supplies she needs. Unfortunately, a riot breaks out in the camp shortly after her return and the conditions become even more horrific. Caitlyn, the Sergeant, is able to get Sidney a job in the soldier's part of the Fort and her lot greatly improves. The differences between the refugee's situation and the soldier's is very apparent to anybody who bothers to look.

Lt. Jake Murphy is your typical soldier, just doing his job in the SHTF days of this apocalypse. After a bad decision, he is punished by being sent to the refugee camp. Doesn't that tell you something about the conditions in the camp? Soon, our main characters decide they have to get out of this situation, even if it means going out to fight the infected on their own.

There is also a side story of a Grandfather and his two granddaughters trying to survive on his farm in Kansas. Some truly unlikeable villains are introduced and the truth of trying to live in this post-apoc America is well described by the author. Once again, I realize that just when you really start to care about some of the characters, they die. I have come to expect this from the genre, but it is still heartbreaking.

The narrator, Andrew Wehrlen, is one of my favorites for this type of book. His pacing is perfect and keeps your attention throughout the book. The author, Brian Parker, does a great job with his descriptions of the conditions, the areas that the characters visit and the battles with the infected. But, he doesn't go over the top with military descriptions or unnecessary blood and gore (but it is a zombie book, after all!).

Even though this is a continuation of the first book, you really don't have to read it in that order. But, it is much more enjoyable if you do. I look forward to reading more books in this series because they are wildly entertaining. I was given the chance to listen to the audiobook version of this book through Audiobook Boom! and chose to review it.

  • Au global
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  • Jennifer L.
  • 2019-03-19

Great sequel!

This book picks up the pace with Sidney's wild adventure. No one wants to be pregnant during the zombie apocalypse, but she certainly makes the best of her situation. A few new characters are introduced who round out the roster very nicely. Country folk are always intriguing to read about because they're generally the most prepared and can then have more substantial storylines. Of course we have our military group, but not how I was expecting to see them. The book ends with the perfect setup for the next book, but it's not an annoying cliffhanger.

This is a fabulous series that I've been loving on Audible. The narration is well done and fun.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-18

good story but short

I like these stories but the stories are short. the ending felt a little rushed.

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  • Tiffany
  • 2018-11-21

After the Roads

I know this is Sydney's journey but I think it's more like Sydney's and Jake's journey. Although I liked the first book, I think this book is more cohesive since the focus is more narrow. I can't wait to find out what is is store for Sydney and Jake. I enjoyed the narrator's performance. I received this audio book for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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  • Deedra
  • 2018-11-10

After The Roads

Loved it! I really like Sidney and am looking forward to more of her story. Andrew B Wehrlen was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

  • Au global
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  • John Wells
  • 2018-11-06

Great book

The second book in this series is just as good as the first book. The characters continue to be interesting and I enjoy how the story pulls you in.

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  • chris
  • 2018-10-23

a worthy installment of an ever increasing series

Sidney was my favorite character from the progenitor book of the series, "5 Roads to Texas". she is smart and sassy and resourceful. i can't wait to read more of her story.

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  • Kel J
  • 2018-10-17

Sidney's story continued

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

This is the first full novel in the Five Roads to Texas series and a good one to start it off. In this book, we pick up Sidney's story from where we left her in the first book. Sidney is in a bad place, having started a riot unintentionally just because she needed clothes that fit her pregnant body. The base is too packed with people and she can feel the tension, especially after the riot, building too high. We get to meet some other characters from the anthology and once Sidney and the others escape the base, we seem to follow them more than Sidney. Which is ok, because Sidney isn't in on the fights or anything so her story would be pretty dull if we didn't have the other perspectives.

There's a lot of things that happen and some of it seems a little unbelievable but it still makes for a good story. The two brothers are wonderful disgusting and you feel bad for the sisters and their grandpa. What Jake and Sidney find at the farm is as close to paradise as you can find in a situation like this. I'm curious to see what's going to happen with them next and if Jake is going to somehow end up working with Ian or maybe join the fight against the people trying to take over the country. The only complaint I have is Carmen's portrayal. It seems a little too stereotypical and I wish the author hadn't gone down that route with her and had given us a strong female character instead of a stereotype.

Mr. Wehrlen again does good with reading the story, though I still wish there were a bit more differences in his character voices, but even still it doesn't distract from the story. Mr. Wehrlen keeps the action from being overwhelming but keeps the slower spots moving at a good pace so you don't get bored. He brings life and personality to the characters, helping you connect with them and care about what happens with them.

  • Au global
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  • TU
  • 2018-10-16

Fantastic follow up to book 1

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a fantastic zombie apocalypse serires and a great follow up to book 1. I like Andrew Wehrlen as a narrator and he did a good job of enriching the story with his voice. I have really enjoyed the story so far I just wish it was longer like the first book. All in all, this was a great listen and I will definitely look for more in the Five Roadds to Texas series.