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Publisher's Summary

This publisher's pack contains Society (book three) and Hope (book four) of the After It Happened series.

Society, book three:

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.

The survivors have prospered, but their home is an enticing prospect for others to take. Besieged, they must respond with a savagery to dissuade further attempts.

Is this the end of society?

Hope, book four:

In the aftermath of the shocking revelations about the propagation of the human race, Dan latches on to a desperate chance to change the future which many have accepted. The group splits and Dan leads his closest allies on an uncertain journey to find a solution. They find themselves battling against the elements, against new foes, and above all, against time.

They must succeed.

They must have hope.

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

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Fabulous

Absolutely loved this series. Best one I’ve heard for ages. Highly recommend this whole series. The character development is amazing

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After it happened

Really great series with the characterisations beautifully wrought using the luxury of multiple books.As always narration by R.C Bray Is the icing on the cake.Strongly recommended

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on to the next.

enjoyable still. book 4 done and looking forward to the last 2. a good change in direction to keep it fresh.

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Again... brilliant.

Ever a fan and immediately grabbed the next books. there aren't many books I'd pick up twice... I'll be back.

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Post-Apocalyptic GOLD

The continuation of this epic post-apocalyptic British survival story with RC Bray narration is exceptional. Thanks to Mr Ford for your excellent research on actual vehicle, ground and air, and weapons systems makes for a most believable story line; combined with the awesomeness of Dan and Nikita dare I say it overtakes the other survival post-apocalyptic masterpiece 'the Remaining'. When is book five being Brayed?????

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  • Tim
  • 19-12-2017

Proverbial page turner

Great book, easy listening with a familiar theme.....
Fantastically presented and performed
Can’t wait for next book in the series

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loved it

I enjoyed the story and it was well read. cant wait for the next book!

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R C Bray

R C Bray is such a wonderful reader. He captures the mood and characters incredibly.
The book is thrilling and intriguing.
Keen for the next 2 to be uploaded.

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Bit more depressing than the 1st book

Brilliant series, wish the next book was available.

Takes a good look at the idea of thinking about the bigger picture and not just the welfare of a small group of people.

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can't wait for number 4

I am really invested in the story as it keeps gettin better. Hope the next one is due soon.

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  • josh
  • 24-11-2017

Can’t wait for next installment!

I’m listened to most of the popular PA books and this is my favorite so far. There is good character development and the storyline is quick and engaging. I love how conflicts come and go instead of a long build to a single conflict at the end. Usually by book 4 I’m losing interest but I found myself liking each book more! Release the next book quick!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-11-2017

great, but...

as usually rc brays performance is just amazing, the story is wonderful, but where is book 5

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  • L Thompson
  • 08-01-2018

What a story!

The series started a little slow but when it got traction it took off. I’ve read and listen to many stories in this genre. From William R. Forstchen to A. America there is no doubt Devon holds and exceeds expectations. Enjoyable story undoubtedly you will like.

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  • Megan C.
  • 04-01-2018

Can't Wait to Read the Next Installment

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

Survival
Botany
Africa

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

Sara Lyons Fleming has a City series Mordacious and Peripetia. This series, in regards to good people put into difficult situations of survival, reminds me of Fleming's work. In Fleming's case, the apocalypse is zombie related.

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

YES. Bray is a very talented orator. I've hard him read aloud various books - most of them with a Mountain Man, end of the world theme. My first was Deviant about Ed Gein, the serial killer many say inspired the character Norman Bates in Psycho, as well as being cited as the inspiration for Leatherface.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nope. Just the typical anxiety about who may not make it.

Any additional comments?

If you are into post-apocalyptic survival, you'll enjoy this series.

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  • Shane
  • 12-12-2017

ANOTHER GREAT BOOK!!

One question....When does the next book come out on Audible??

Cannot wait. 😁
Each book is filled with more and more excitement.

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  • Tim
  • 11-11-2017

great

excellent character development and riveting story. really great series can't wait for the 5th book.

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  • Stephanie MacLean
  • 02-11-2017

I could not stop listening to this series!!!!

Oh my goodness, this series had me
Hooked! My biggest issue is where is the next book!?! I really wish Audible would put the next in the series on their app.

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  • Robert
  • 01-11-2017

Fantastic Series! Cant wait for the next one...

Great story and the narration is terrific. I was hooked after the first chapter of book one and I find myself waiting for the next book to come out on audible. I could easily listen to the whole book straight through but I force myself to go to work and wait until my ride home to continue!! I've listened to a few post apocalyptic books but the whole zombie thing just gets tiring, I don't really get the attraction of the zombie stories but to each his own. I prefer this story line as it opens my imagination as to what would really happen if 99% of the population was suddenly gone and how would we cope with the struggle to survive. The inevitable conflict that arises and the reinvention of basic technology is all very interesting to me. I highly recommend this series.

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  • Just an Average Guy
  • 13-11-2017

release audio faster!!

absolutely love this story it differs from every other post-apocalyptic story out there it makes you fall in love with the characters and as such how should you get lost in this book from real life which is why we all want from fiction reading 10 stars on the narration RC Bray is a god of narrators

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  • Colette Hayman
  • 16-03-2018

After it Happened Continues to impress

our Group of survivors settle in, The circle of life is thrown a curve. Our group stops àt nothing to find the answers to close the circle. cant wait to start the hext book . This series is awesome.

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  • Simon
  • 27-10-2017

High Octane Society!

This series has proved to be a real find.  Each of the books in the first four follows the same group but has its own unique flavour.  The first two were largely about the initial group forming and then a very logical and structured progression towards a new society.  Book 3, Society,  is much more explosive, it is almost non-stop action as the new homeland is threatened in all manner of ways.  The group also find ways to investigate the origins of the pandemic.  The epilogue feels hugely ominous, it's extremely well done.

Then the fourth book. Hope, takes off in yet another completely new direction as the group splits with Dan leading a team on the start of an epic journey desperate to find answers. During both books the characters continue to develop, especially Leah and Ash.  Yes the dog steals the show at times!  The story is split between Dan's group and the enormous struggle faced by those left behind after losing much of the group's driving force. 

RC Bray, I don't think there's much I can say here that hasn't already been said.  Superb, and he is even more suited to these latest two books with their increased tension and higher octane levels.

In short this is becoming an extremely strong series especially with the excellent decision to provide these value for money / credit publisher's packs.

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  • haze
  • 16-11-2017

Very good story

Really got me sucked in, wasn't expecting much to be honest but I was gripped from the start and can't wait for the next book. R c bray was on form like usual he did good for a British story

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  • Matthew B.
  • 26-10-2017

Awesome

Fantastic series of books. Read amazingly by R.C. Bray. Can’t wait for the next one to come out!

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  • D. Sutherst
  • 10-11-2018

Great listen

An equal mix of fear and elation keeps you on your toes and Mr Bray is excellent as usual.

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  • Thijs
  • 23-09-2018

Amusing but totally illogical story

It's fun to see this story continue im the 2nd audiobook. the characters and actions have improved story-wise.
A good audiobook to listen to when you want some fun entertainment.

The thrill of new things happening with Dan and the group is a good point but the logic is lost when the writer wants to change things up, just for the sake of creating new scenarios in a new environment. I wouldve liked to see it get more serious and deeper.

All of the struggle they go through isnt properly set up and their motives are all lacking poorly. It killed the story for me since the whole sense of survival was lost with the argument to move, for no real clear reason. And made book 1-2 pointless.

Cannot say I'm tempted to read the rest of book 5-6 since my suspension of disbelief is streched to the limit.
Wouldve liked to see more realism here.

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  • Jimbo
  • 14-09-2018

Welsh accent?

I really like RC Bray, he does and amazing job with his voice. That said his English accent bounces around a bit but it’s not distracting from the story and his ability do do the female voices is a real talent but for the love of God someone please take him to Wales for a weekend. 😂
Great story and well worth a listen.

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  • Nat 87
  • 03-08-2018

Another Superb listen!

Love this authors work and this narration! I am now ready to listen to the last installment, although I believe the author has now written a 7th book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-2018

Well narrated

Great story so far mr bray brings the characters to life with an outstanding performance very enjoyable and very engaging listen. If you like the end of the world apocalyptic story's then this right up your street.

just starting books 3 and 4 so far so good

My only criticism is that not enough hours listening and the 6 books could be 4 books at 20 odd hours each. That's why only 4 stars on the overall...

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  • GobiD
  • 25-07-2018

Excellent Book Strange choice of Narrator

These are a great set of books. Great characters etc. Strange to pick an American to read what is an English story. RC Bray is a talented narrator but utterly incapable of doing justice to the regional accents required for these books. They all seem to be variations on Aussie! Got some getting used to but worth the effort.

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  • Carrie donoghue
  • 27-06-2018

ready for the next books

can't wait to get the next in the series, really good story and characters. brilliant.