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After It Happened

Publisher's Pack, Books 1 & 2
Written by: Devon C. Ford
Narrated by: R. C. Bray
Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This omnibus edition contains Survival (book 1) and Humanity (book 2) of the After It Happened series.

Survival, book 1:

Set in the UK in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious illness which swept the country and left millions dead, the series follows the trials facing a reluctant hero, Dan, and the group he forms around him. They must battle the elements, find sufficient supplies and equipment to survive, and protect themselves against the most destructive force on the planet: other people.

Banding together those he found along the way, he has to fight to keep them safe.

To keep them alive. To survive.

Humanity, book 2:

The survivors have established a home, but they still have to face the brutality of human nature.

Not only do they have to survive, they must keep their humanity.

©2017 Devon C. Ford (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Great Listen

This audiobook is awesome. I had my doubts at first and yes a little slow start but it served the story. I found myself not able to stop listening. It is nice to listen to a story about the apocalypse that does not include zombies, it is raw survival and is exactly what I was looking for. very happy and highly recommended.

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How can the apocalypse be boring?

If Devon C. Ford writes about it, that's how. There are a bunch of survivors of some sort of pandemic who congregate and go about building a community. What sort of pandemic? Well, the author seems to feel that an answer to that burning question isn't important to the story. How do the survivors react to their loved ones and millions of people suddenly dying? Well, the author seems to feel that emotional upheaval is not necessary to the story. How do survivors deal with corpses rotting throughout the landscape and infrastructure? Well, the author seems to feel that to overreact to this grisly post-apocalyptic fact would be too emotional and emotional reaction must be excluded from character development in this story. Overall, how to survivors cope with the utter devastation? Well, the real question to be asked is: What devastation? According to the author, the sudden death of millions, the collapse of society, the grid and life as we knew it is, well, a big, fat yawn and nothing to get excited about. Oh, I must not forget the disappointing narration: The usually excellent R.C. Bray was obviously trapped in this dull story since his reading is so monotone, his accents so confusing, he gives the impression that he is as bored as the audience. More money wasted on a stupid book. When will I learn? #Audible1.

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great narration and really well written

the usual apocalypse cliches, but still very entertaining. Was slow at times but the action happens rather abruptly and I would say it's pretty decent although the character development could use a bit of work. Many of the characters do have well defined to dimensional personalities that are your typical ones but I feel the could have done a lot more to explain the backstory of some of these people perhaps they will in future books.

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Very good content and great voice actor.

I really enjoyed the story line and the narrator is an amazing spice actor. #Audible1

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Great Apocalypse book!

This is a new genre for me but I have really been enjoying the book and struggle of the characters. I recommend you give this book a try if you are new or old to the genre. #Audible1

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Great start to the series

Really enjoyed this book. Nothing over the top, seems pretty realistic. Doesn't get boring at all either.
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Classic FUN!

Really enjoyed the narrator. Loved all the different characters. Plus I love survival stories. Buying the next part immediately.

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Masterful Perfection!

A shining example of just how good this genre can be, this series gets nothing but rave reviews from me! Captivating performance, artful wordsmithing, believable characters, and plot development that keeps you wanting more, this series is in my top five. Read it now!

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Nice Welcome To Audiobooks

I tried to listen to a few fantasy audiobooks, but they were very hard to keep up with. Then I stumbled across audible.ca and the "post-apocalyptic" section which is the other genre I prefer... and I must say the format lends itself perfectly to an audiobook.

'After It Happened' is a great story so far. I plan to continue the series as I get through my enormous backlog of books I need to read (and now listen to).

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  • 2017-10-28

After It Happened: Books 1-2

The story is right up to my alley and the narrator makes it even better. R.C Bray brings into life a whole cavalcade of post apocalyptic refugees with intriguing stories to be told.

If you like:
- Post apocalyptic survival journals
- Military operations and weaponry
- Light romance encounters
...then this is worthy of checking out!

#BestBook(s)Ever

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  • AudioBook Reviewer
  • 2018-03-17

I really wanted to like these series


Set in the UK in a near future, a pulmonary disease wipes out most of the population, leaving just a few untouched. Some people start gathering with the plan of starting a new society in which everyone should be a valuable member.

I love post-apocalyptic stories, so I was looking forward to listening to this one; and also, it is narrated by R.C. Bray! The premises were good, and the events are the ones expected in almost every post-apocalyptic book. One of the problems was just that one: the lack of originality. There is nothing that we haven't seen before in other books, movies, or TV shows. This could have perfectly been part of The Walking Dead. There are no zombies, which counts as a favorable point for me, but there was nothing else that made these books stand out.

I found that there were too many characters in the story. I have read other books with lots of characters, but this one has a never-ending cast. They are all archetypes with absolutely no character development, which prevented me from connecting to them.

The story dragged... a lot. There were some events happening here and there but most of the time the main things that happened were: new people arriving, organizing people, looking for supplies, repeat.

I really wanted to like these series, especially after reading the rave reviews it received, and seeing that there are six books published; but for the life of me, I just didn't get the point.

R.C. Bray is a great narrator, one my favorites, but I don't understand the decision of having an American narrator for a book set in the UK, especially since at some points he needs to imitate certain accents from the UK. Sadly there was not enough consistency among them, and the fact that the main narration was done in an American accent (but with British terms), completely broke the rhythm of the story, distracting me from the important things. I also have to say that, although Bray performed really well in books like The Martian, his narration of 'After it Happened' seemed quite monotone, and the only aspects I can really mention as excellent were the characters' interpretations and the audio production.

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  • chris
  • 2017-09-17

good story

very entertaining and a good listen. rc Bray does a great job as always and the story is true to life.

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  • adam
  • 2017-09-11

Devon C. Ford and And R.C. Bray did a great job!

If you could sum up After It Happened in three words, what would they be?

Very Enjoyable Read

What other book might you compare After It Happened to and why?

DJ Molles’ Remaining series and The Arisen series but without Zombies!

Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

Being a huge R.C Bray fan, it's hard to say, I liked them all

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Finally, a great apocalyptic book series, it’s been a while since I’ve heard a decent one.

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  • Jan
  • 2017-10-08

Purchased yesterday... finished today

This 12 hour post apocalypse book is so fresh and interesting. I honestly couldn't stop listening and now am sorry that I can't pick up the next installment... yet. Set in present day England with a 99% die off from a flu like illness, it is pleasantly devoid of zombies and filled with interesting survivors as they face the new and changing environment with different choices.
I recommended to my prepper brother... he picked up already, but it will have a broader audience. It delivers a solid dose of the British saying "Stay Calm and Carry On." It is full of the hard realities of the environment, but it doesn't feel like gratuitous violence or sex and profanity is limited.
The narrator is perfect for the character and a solid 5. Story gets a 5 from me, if only for the uniqueness of this event and creativity. Probably a 4 for those not a fan of the genre.

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  • DAVE
  • 2017-09-11

Apocalypse & No Zombies

Finally an apocalyptic story that shows what could really happen in a full blown catastrophic bio pandemic. Well done and masterfully performed by RC Bray the master. Cannot wait for the next instalment. Great series.

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  • Tim
  • 2017-12-14

The Land of the Wandering Accents

Would you try another book from Devon C. Ford and/or R. C. Bray?

Sure. I like Ford, and I think Bray is usually great. Problem here is Bray couldn't keep his accents straight.

Would you be willing to try another book from Devon C. Ford? Why or why not?

Yes, I think he does pretty entertaining if not fairly lowbrow work

Would you listen to another book narrated by R. C. Bray?

As long as he doesnt have to do many accents

Do you think After It Happened needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. I don't buy everyone going nuts and trying to kill each other when there is no struggle to survive. I also don't see how everyone is just fine living as slaves for the main character's communist prison. No one seems too extremely bothered by everyone they ever knew dying suddenly.

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  • suzjohnson
  • 2017-10-24

Not available?????

Seriously? The sequels aren't available on Audible? Good grief, that is disappointing! I've thoroughly enjoyed the story thus far and am bummed I can't continue with it. Come on, Audible, record those other books!

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  • Marc
  • 2017-09-10

Intense & Brilliant

R C Bray once again brings to life a well written book. Look forward to the coming books :)

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  • KP
  • 2017-10-01

fun listen

a very fun listen. highly recommended. looking forward to the rest of the series being read by rc bray.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful