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After Z

Narrated by: Matthew Crow
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
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For a decade now, the world has known of the existence of the immuno-degenerative and epidermal decomposition virus (strain two). The world governments and several civilian agencies have, so far, managed to keep the unimaginable from happening. They achieved it by keeping the outbreaks under control and preventing a global pandemic.

But even the best control measures seem to be falling short, as outbreaks become more frequent and larger in scale. Hundred percent of those infected with ImDED2 die. The problem is they don’t stay dead. The virus hijacks their bodies, turning them into insatiable, cannibalistic eating machines. Zombies.

Ryan Maxwell, a retired soldier, and his wife Victoria, a high school science teacher, have sacrificed for years to provide a good life for their family, but even the hardest working couple can run up against hard times. 

However, a spur-of-the-moment purchase of a lottery ticket is about to change their lives forever. And possibly save them all.

Will the Maxwells be able to take advantage of their newfound wealth in time to form a buffer of safety between their family and friends and the possibility of a global zombie apocalypse? Is there enough money to buy safe passage in a world...after Z?

©2019 Jason Schwartz (P)2020 Jason Schwartz

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After Z

What a awesome book J.S. Patrick did a great job with this story and I hook I can't wait to buy the next book in this series. And with the voice acting talents and skills of Matthew Crow who's narration makes the characters and world come alive.

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  • Grayson
  • 02-06-2020

The reader was awesome

But the rest of the book? I hate this book. I was so bored and it felt like there was some derogatory insult every other sentence. F**got was used so much I began to think the author might actually be homophobic. Sure it's a story, buuuuuuuuuuut sexuality shouldn't come into play with a zombie book unless they are getting it on with one.

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  • Michael Gano
  • 20-05-2020

One of my favorites

This has been on of my favorite zombie books of all time. It was very well wrote. The humor was laugh out loud. It was just a great book and was sad when it ended.

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  • Schubert Family
  • 03-07-2020

After Z..

So I have been on Audible for a while now, found that Zombie style apocalyptic novels are my favorite. My 1st Zombie book was Mark Tufos' Zombie Fallout after that it hasn't stopped. I stumbled onto After Z by chance and let me tell you THIS book was Amazing! Has a Different start to the ZVirus than any other book that I have enjoyed. If you looking for a book that is thrilling and funny with a bit of Zombies than grab After Z.

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  • DCGrits
  • 29-04-2020

Awesome

Starts with a lottery win to prepare a dream apocalyptic hide out of course right before the world falls to crap. Former military characters bring about a great zombie world read. Can’t wait for the next in the series.

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  • Sara B
  • 01-06-2020

Brilliant!

After Z, definitely delivered, it met my highest expectations. I knew it would be great within the first few minutes, and I wasn't wrong. It's well-written with a unique and entertaining storyline that captures the attention and engages the readers/listeners from the very start to the end. The characters are well-developed, intriguing, and absolutely awesome. A stellar performance by Matthew Crow's; he literally brought the characters and the story to life. All and all, After Z is an excellent zombie post-apocalyptic tale, and definitely worth the listen. I strongly recommend this audiobook.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 10-07-2020

Zombies!!!

I'm a huge fan of zombie stories. Being such, I've either read, watched or listened to literally hundreds of them over the years. I would rate this particular zombie tale as being in the top ten. Extremely entertaining!

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  • rebecca
  • 01-07-2020

Entertaining

I loved it! I Want more. Great Read. Hoping there is a book 2. Awesome story line. Book ended to soon. More chapters would have been great. thank you

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  • Daniel Costello
  • 21-06-2020

one of best in my library

Really enjoyed the story. A fresh look at a zombie theme. The narration was really outstanding. I cannot wait to get more hear more from this narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-2020

Apocalypse

I enjoy zombie stories.This book was very entertaining.I actually grew to care for this family.It was a very engrossing book.i enjoy the characters and would definitely follow them if more books were written about them.

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  • Murphy
  • 05-06-2020

EMP, Zombies and fun characters. After Z is as good as gets !

I really enjoyed this audible book, I’m looking forward to answering-some questions I have in my head,. The hero is Ryan Maxwell , a solder home fighting with an assortment of characters that help get along. He has a preppier attitude that really blows up when his wife and he buy a lottery and their lives change drastically , the biggest payout ever won, one billion dollars and change! They of course build the dream bunker any one could love. the story takes a fun ride building his dream . I was right there with them trying to tell him to do and not do! It was fun. And I should mention., the world is recovering from a massive EMP and Zombies 10 years before. and another one is on it’s way.! Loved the characters, love the way the author wrote a backstory for all the characters and we get to go along the ride! (Can’t wait for the second book.)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-05-2020

The perfect scenario for doomsday preppers

Definitely a decent book. It's got a bit of the stomach turning gore, the mayhem and action, some very good times, some very bad times, a (fairly) believable story of zombie creation and a preppers fairytale set up. It moves along nicely, and didnt drag anywhere so it held my interest all the way through. Really well read too, which makes all the difference to the experience of listening

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  • Mia Harper
  • 12-05-2020

Zombie apocalypse done with style and snark!

This was a great take on the zombie apocalypse, zombies have been around a while and a lottery win that leads to a spectacular bunker/man cave, filled with the best toys! Ryan was a man with a plan, and some great one-liners that had me laughing, my favourite was "duct tape a zombie d0ggy-style to you" and "remember to let big d1ck out"! Matthew Crow was a really good narrator, I really hope theres going to be a book 2, I'll be watching for it.

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  • Terry
  • 09-05-2020

Brilliant

l like the lottery twist. And the whole zombie infection plot. It is well written and narrated. Can't wait for the next book

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  • Maly C
  • 18-10-2020

Great

Great book and I am hoping that there will be a sequel! Would love to know if butta was still alive and see how everyone continues to fair. I am hoping also that the fiance shows up! Great narration as well.

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  • kev
  • 30-07-2020

really good

I really like it looking foward to book 2 if there is one vant wait

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  • R. J. Nichol
  • 22-07-2020

I could only endure the first 20 minutes

it is absolutely awful I don't know if the author or the person reading is trying to be funny or what but it is absolutely awful. I immediately became annoyed at the reader and simplpy could not listen any more. Waste of a credit, I hope I can get a refund

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  • D M Reynolds
  • 16-07-2020

Surprising blend

This isn’t your typical zombie novel. Nor is it the typically preachy / teachy prepper book. It’s an interesting blend of the two that looks at the event of the world as we know it ending. Action abounds. Half the people are ex military, and they have awesome weapons. Not everyone is a good guy, but some are. Oh, and while the cast of characters grows throughout the story, there is lots of plot, drama, action and cool toys to keep you entertained. This isn’t a deep philosophical work. But it is entertaining and engaging with interesting twists. I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.