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  • After the Virus, Book 1
  • Written by: Simon Archer
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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After the Virus

Written by: Simon Archer
Narrated by: Ryan West
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Publisher's Summary

Henry never realized he was special. Sure, he’s an engineer who served his country, but when the virus hit, he found himself alone in a nearly empty world.

That’s the key, though: nearly empty. 

There’s no one left who has the technical know-how to make the world run again...except for Henry. For humanity to survive, he will have to rebuild society out of the motley crew of survivors. It might be impossible, but at the same time, Henry has always loved a challenge.

©2020 Simon Archer (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Passable but shallow

It was a fun enough story for being included with my Audible subscription. It’s fantasy is both senses of the word: scenario and sexually. The scenario is both worst case (end of the world) and best case (exactly the right people find each other within days). The story is linear, predictable and without layers. But it was still a fun driving book. Something g to half-listen to while in a long trip. I’ll try book two since I know I can return it if it’s worse. Maybe it gets better.

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Too Convenient

Pick the ideal group to survive the apocalypse. Watch almost everything go right for them. Then a weird and unnecessary bad guy comes out of the blue. Not the best apocalypse book in here.

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Hahaha OMG Lol

One of the most ridiculous postapocalyptic stories I've ever heard. Not reading the rest !

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moves along quickly.

I enjoyed the story. pace was good and characters were quirky enough to keep me interested. I will purchase the next book. Sex scenes were not too graphic and fit in the story line well enough.

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Two kinds of porn in one book

You can immediately tell this book was written by a man. Despite actually saying “I want to get to know you” multiple times, we really know nothing about the women. They have no depth and every single one wants to sleep with the protagonist. Graphic descriptions of sex are just not well written, not to mention unrealistic.

The premise is kind of boring and it’s definitely missing a lot of things that would be happening in this version of the apocalypse.

Basically if you’re looking for prepper porn and an attempt at actual porn, this is the book for you.

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Decent Story

Decent story that keeps you listening. Would have been better without the B Grade soft porn attempt by the author. Looses story credibility and makes the story sound like a high school boy wrote it!

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Not bad

If you just want to turn your brain off and listen this is a good book. But otherwise the story reads like it was written by a 16yr old. Survive the apocalypse with nice truck, nice guns, and of course all the food and hot women that lust after you.

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  • Joshua Stinehour
  • 2021-02-27

Harem aspect is not for me. Otherwise very good

While I understood this was going to have some explicit sexual circumstances, I did not appreciate how much of the story would be deviated to the mantasy. It is not for me. Otherwise, I had a high opinion of the broader post-apocalyptic narrative. If you are fine with the mantasy, you will enjoy this book. If not, you will not.

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  • MoreCowbell
  • 2022-04-04

Cringe worthy pervert's fantasy

I actually made it almost 5 hours through this post-apoc-porn. I spent 23 years in the military, so I'm the farthest from prude or goody-goody, but this story is bad enough to make a war hardened Veteran blush. The non porn parts are corny at best. This "author" should stick to one category or the other: romance/soft porn or post apocalypse. Maybe he could hire Fabio for his book covers. He should personally refund every single person he suckered into paying for this sh*t under the false pretense of a survival/post-apoc book. I hope he spends my money wisely, because he will never get another red cent from this sucker.
As for the narrator? He should take notes from Ray Porter or Christian Rummel. His horribly forced voice inflections made the sex scenes that much more nauseating and cringy. Listening to that voice say words like "cl*t", "p**sy", & well...you get the point. I was literally close to gagging a couple times until I mercifully stopped it for good. He sounds like the guy that plays Jamie's real dad on Yellowstone. Great actor, but i don't want to hear him narrate an explicit sex scene. Just imagine that guy telling a story about getting road head, or his hard on. Where's the puke emoji?
I am absolutely shocked by seeing how well this thing is rated!

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  • Ruth Bambrick
  • 2021-07-09

PHANTASIES

I guess everyone has phantasies, these must be the author's phantasies - to be drop dead gorgeous, with a body to kill for, good boy charm - you get the drift , AND more women survivors - all good looking in one way or another - than men.

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  • Sharon D.
  • 2022-03-29

Only in a man’s dreams!!!!!

Who turns a deadly virus, losing all of their family and friends, being surrounded by the stench of dead decaying bodies and the end of life as we know it , into a sexual fantasy???? Only a man. Sex with an 18 year old cheerleader was bad enough but sex with two women who totally agree to share this Dodge Truck driving he-man pushed me totally over the edge. Total garbage!!

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  • Jay
  • 2020-12-15

Wanted to like but ultimately did not,

Minor Spoilers,

Honestly really only one thing turned me off on this book and it was the character Jackie and her beliefs on the future. She tells the MC she expects to be with multiple guys to have babies from them all, or in other words to be a baby factory. I understand her reasoning behind that but it would never work given how few people remain. In order for a breeding program to work the remaining people worldwide would all have to gather. Additionally if they don't all gather they don't have enough people for all the women to be with child all the time and maintain the home. Cooking, cleaning, taking care of the livestock, farming and hunting are just a few examples of the work needing done daily, It will take many hands, both male and female hands in order to maintain the homestead.

That said book 2 is about a group of people taking women to use as breeding stock. This is exactly what Jackie.said she was ok with. However the MC and his women including Jackie are set against that which will end up causing a conflict between the 2 groups.

In theory a breeding program would be ideal to help populate the world again. Sadly there has to be enough people to diversify and given the scenario there just is not enough people for a program like that to work. Let's not forget the human factor, emotions! We know by our past arranged marriage don't really work. You really think children will fall into line and continue the breeding program?

Jackie and the premise of book 2 is just a major turn off so I won't be purchasing book 2 or continuing with this series.

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  • Lindsey
  • 2022-08-09

How bad can it be?

After reading other reviews I thought, "How bad can it be?" Turns out, very bad.

The writing style and narration were both good. There was so much potential with the story lines and main characters. But the main character's internal monologue was cringe.

As a member of the Armed Forces I have met hundreds of men like this character. The "Alpha" males, who have no idea what it actually means to be a leader. They join the military to "serve their country" then get out after a few years because they can't handle the realities of being in the military. These same men drive expensive trucks (in this novel a Dodge Ram) with every trim known to man to compensate for their small "package."
This novel reads like an inexperienced teenage boy, wet dream, idea of post apocalyptic fiction.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-05-13

Crap

9hrs and 31 minutes of garbage. All this book boiled down to was the apocalypse making all of these women (Young college student, a former female marine, and it even eluded to the doctors wanting to jump his bones) horny for some lame dude who lived with his Grandma until she died from a virus.... by the end of the book the main clown (Henry I think?) was a polygamist .... There was very little info or story about actually surviving and it was made to sound like this was the best thing that ever happened to this dude... He was truck shopping, corvette shopping and doing whatever he wanted. Having sex with one woman while the other is away and ..... ugh forget it.... its horrible....9h 31m I wish I could get back.... I do, however, like the narration of Ryan West....just feel bad he has to read such crap for a living....

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  • Jeana
  • 2022-03-29

Ladies Beware

This book was going along great until I figured out it was written by a man with fantasies of having a harem. It wasn't good enough to have an 18 year old cheerleader (so cliché of a fantasy), later in the book he was being shared by two women, that is when I gave up on the book. The story would have been great had it not included a pig of a man and women with no self respect.

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  • Amanda Steele
  • 2022-04-08

Just, no

This book is so shallow. Not even just the weird sex parts, but the story itself completely lacks depth. Everything works out absolutely perfectly for the MC in every situation. It's a totally unbelievable story line.
*Spoilers below*
You can't be in a roll over accident, exploded by a semi, shot full of steroids, get blown up by two grenades and then have crazy sex barely 24 hours later.
And don't get me started on the "so hot no one can keep their hands off me" writing style.
I feel so bad for the narrator for the cringe worthy sex scenes and poor dialogue he had to read.

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  • Shawn
  • 2021-08-25

book sucks. some guys wet dream

dudes wet dream of having the best and forced survival with a cheerleader. i mqde myself to listen and its just a bad romance novel. 4 hours left in it and i cant. You know when your eating pistachios, and you save the shit looking ones for the end? You got the last one, and you bite into it, and its like a tree shit in your mouth. No more pistachios to clear that taste out, it is what it is, and you wash your mouth out with a drink. Thats pretty much how i feel with this book, been listening to a lot of books, and then burrrap, right on the tounge.

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