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After It Happened

Publisher's Pack 3
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: After It Happened, Book 5-6
Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (317 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This publisher's pack contains Sanctuary (book 5) and Rebellion (book 6) of the After It Happened series.

Set in the UK in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious illness that 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.

Sanctuary, book 5: Scattered, the group must come to terms with their new reality. They face more danger than they can deal with. They have no idea if they can win the race against time before one of them becomes critical. Meanwhile, back at home, a plan is hatched to overthrow a tyrannical rule.

Rebellion, book 6: Steve, now recovered from his horrific injuries, forms a plan to restore the balance of power in their camp, but his opposition is also playing a dangerous game. Meanwhile, Sanctuary reveals its secrets to Dan and the others, and they find safety and comfort behind the high walls. But safety is an illusion, and there are forces converging on them with a malevolence that they have not battled before.

©2017 Devon C. Ford (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Great story

Bought the series onAudible Great story. Narrator can be a bit flat when not in character but otherwise I really enjoyed all the books

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I started listening to audio books on YouTube about 2 years ago to help me relax while going to sleep. it got to the point where either ads would start blasting at the worst of times the book would be removed from my play list or the next book I went to listen to had a terrible voice narration. Devon Ford is a magnificent author with an approach to his story telling that has infact kept me awake and in suspense for the characters within his storyline. if you like realistic and non smutty reads, go for it, you won't regret it!!!

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Captivating! A story of human strength and fragility.

Such an amazing journey from start to finish. This books marks the last of 6 books that tell the story of human survival, love and strength! Just awesome!

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loved the series

Great reading. Second time around for me and loved it ad much as the first.

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great read.

keeps you entertained the whole way through and was narrated in such a way you felt like you was living it

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  • Ray
  • 30-05-2020

It's alright.

The storytelling is as good as the others books. A couple of interesting new characters but they didn't do enough with one in particular and didn't spend enough time fleshing out the others. I really didn't like the direction this one went as it didn't make much sense. It was an irrational decision for any of the characters to make, much less for 20 of them to agree with. Seems like half-way thru the author figured out how stupid the decision was so he ended up just resolving the original motivation for the choice in the middle of the book completely making the whole set-up pointless, the fact that Dan makes note of it doesn't make it any better. The setting and stories, there are 3 storylines to follow, are all a mess and all underdone. Ugh. The more I think about it the more flaws I think of. This series really jumps the shark here but I still like the characters and that's enough to carry it.

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An excellent tale of life after it happened

The story of a band of survivors after a catastrophic event seeing most of the worlds population killed. The action is written as if being recounted by someone who’s been through it themselves, not your typical shoot em up story yet it is a shoot em up. I suspect it’s sponsored by the best four by four by far...

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After it happened

Have listened to this series 3 times and lived it as much as the 1st time I listened. If done correctly it would make an awesome series (Amazon, Netflix, Stan, HBO).

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Loved It

Loved the whole series now just waiting for Leah's Chronicles to be fully released. Amazing!

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Brilliant series

Wow! From the first book to the last. Loved these characters. Thank you. I will start on the Leah Chronicles next.

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  • Jordan
  • 31-01-2018

Great end

I loved this series, I laughed and cried. This book made me want to be like Dan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-03-2018

great boo

loved it! best story ever so real. love all the charachters and was nearly bawling when it ended!

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  • Jack
  • 25-01-2018

Amazing Story!

Great series! Enjoyed it immensely! 2 thumbs up and a high five! Great characters and a perfect ending. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-06-2018

Amazing

I would recommend this book to anyone. Story line is amazing and I’ve already listened to it twice and still love it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-03-2018

One of the best reading experiences I ever had.

I have enjoyed pretty much 98% of the book. The story telling was amazing and I never got bored of it. Readers performance was more than perfect ane each character will live in my heart for as long as i will remember.

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  • conor
  • 21-03-2018

That ending though

Most books I've read or listened to only provide a slight amount of closure but I thoroughly enjoyed the full closure at the end of this series.

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  • mike pestano
  • 19-03-2018

One in a million

So far the best book yeti the truth be known .would listen to it again start to finished

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  • Dave
  • 03-09-2020

Worth reading

Love this series. Some times series with this many instalments tend to become forced, this one on the other hand holds my attention from start to finish. I'm sure I won't have any trouble finishing these books. I'm on book six now and they've all been fresh and easy to stay interested in. You wouldn't be sorry you started these books. Of course R C Bray does his normal great job of narrating.

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  • Brutis
  • 19-07-2020

Still Good

Narrator the best. Book five was still good not as good as the others but still good. Book six is moving into the repetitive territory where it seems the authors like to drag their series on after they should end it. I will try the next one to see if it goes in the repetitive direction or if its more like the first ones. If it's like book six its time to quit. After It Happened Book 7, After It Happened Book 8, After It Happened Book 9. I was reading books 1-6 and thought I would get the whole series. At book six the story went down hill and then in the hour I read in book 7 it was totally different, bad story, and new bad natration. Didn’t even try book 8 and 9.

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  • Gazza
  • 26-06-2020

What a great story

I just finished the last book in the “After it happened” series and i must say each book got better until it was all neatly wrapped up in book6. Don’t be put off by the start of book1 which seemed like a laundry list of what to do after an apocalypse; the story heats up quickly and is a roller coaster ride until the end of book6. I really enjoyed this and highly recommend all 6 books.

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  • Simon
  • 20-02-2018

A Real Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The first couple of books in this series were remarkably calm affairs for post-apocalyptic fiction. A logical and steady building of a new small society interspersed here and there with examples of the threat such a world might deliver. Things cut up rougher in books 3 and 4 and it was obvious this was going to be no easy ride for the group.

These last two books though have real bite. Book 5, Sanctuary, is almost reminiscent of series like Arisen with almost non-stop jeopardy and action. The final book has a little more down time in patches but it ends with fantastic action and combat scenes. That ending is hugely satisfying.

As for the narration, with the first two books I did suggest for the first time ever that as good as he was maybe another narrator would have been better than RC Bray to give the book a better feeling of local character. Heresy obviously and here with the higher pace the natural sense of urgency that he brings to any story pays handsome dividends.

So, a quality series offering a real progression in terms of its story and character development from the soft, relatively comfortable grazing of the first two books to the snarling wolves that end it. And once again an additional bravo to the author and Podium Publishing for taking the step of putting the books into higher value publisher's packs!

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  • duncan miller
  • 23-02-2018

post apocalypse with a stiff upper lip

Where does After It Happened rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

If you enjoyed the Mountain Man or Arisen books you'll enjoy this. I particularly enjoyed the unique British humour and sensibilities that Devon Ford captured. These books are not meant as world class literature but they are great entertainment and well worth a read / listen

What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

R.C Bray is probably the best (or at least top 3) performers working in audiobooks, how he manages to portray the gruffest of British soldiers in one sentence and switch to a teenage girl in the next to a psychopathic foreign soldier the breath after is beyond me, his ability to bring every character to life in such a way you can almost picture them just from his performance makes me search out every book he's performed

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The epilogue of the final instalment really brought a lump to my throat, the books aren't perfect but the emotions the epilogue brought forth made me realise how much I'd enjoyed them and how much the central characters had touched me

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  • Q26
  • 29-01-2018

Must listen to

The whole series has had me gripped from book one to six. You have to listen to the brilliant series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-2018

I’ve died and gone to apocalyptic heaven

One of the best post apocalyptic books I’ve ever read. Literally up there with the Road. Absolutely gutted it’s over. Always wanted to write one myself but this is what I’d write so happy to bathe in the memories of this book for a while

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  • Vernon Wright
  • 06-02-2018

DCF pulled it off!

Nicely wraps up the whole story - I enjoyed all 6 books immensely and R C Bray adds his own magic to the audio version. If you are looking for some serious POW escapism, then this is the series for you... Will be looking out for future titles by Devon...

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  • Mule
  • 29-01-2018

An epic tale from start to finish

Loved this book, love this series. only gripe is the epilogue... Wish it didnt close off so much. Would have liked more, would have liked to lived what happened next

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  • harriet
  • 26-02-2018

Epic

Completely gripped till the end. Brilliant finish to a wonderful story. Highly recommend the whole series.

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  • Ian Clarke
  • 23-02-2018

what a totally epic series of books

Brilliant, epic, edge of the seat story, not sure what to do now. Couldn't wait to listen to it every day.

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  • will morris
  • 22-02-2018

Amazing!!

Really great series of books, I have really enjoyed listening to all of them. The last two in particular are brilliant, and it ends brilliantly Also the narration is really good!

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  • Philip
  • 13-02-2018

Great end to a superb series

I've listened to around 30 books from Audible and this series is in my top three if not number one. This instalment picks up nicely from the last as did the others, and has a satisfying conclusion.

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