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Summary

A relentless disease. No cure. And no way to stop it.

The Alt Apocalypse is the newest ground-breaking series from Tom Abrahams.

It explores survival under the most extreme circumstances, but with a twist (and no cliffhangers). This series, which can be heard in any order, features the same core characters in each complete story. But every book dunks them into a new, alternate apocalypse: a nuclear holocaust, an earthquake, a flood, a wildfire, a hurricane, a plague, and even zombies. 

Different heroes will emerge in each novel. Different characters will survive and perish. Your favorite character dies in one book? He or she will be back in the next. In the end you'll unwind the loose thread that connects every character and every stand-alone story. 

In Affliction, Abrahams tells the story of a mysterious team of researchers, four college friends, an ex-con, a lonely fry cook, and a secretive group of prepared civilians as they each battle to survive in southern California after an outbreak of a new, deadly disease with no known cure. 

Can they find a way to stop it? Can they survive in an afflicted world?

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  • JM
  • 05-12-20

Fantastic !

This was a very good book, exciting from beginning to end, very good and believable characters and the narrating was spot on, I received this audiobook at my request and i am posting my unbiased and voluntary review

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A1 read

Affliction.
Another great post apoc book from Tom Abraham this author never fails to entertain .
a unique series.

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  • A. Whalen
  • 14-12-18

keeps getting better

I initially disliked the premise of the Alt Apocalypse but with each new entry, it gets better and better. looking forward to Polar.

As always, Kevin Pierce does a fantastic job narrating.

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  • April Bright
  • 26-08-20

Book 5???

it said there was going to be a book 5, Polar, but i cant find it anywhere. was it ever written & released?

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  • dmd
  • 13-06-19

I love this series

this series of books has represented a unique approach to the apocalyptic literature that I have been enjoying for a number of years now. I find it absolutely fascinating that repeated apocalyptic events include some of the same characters. In this last book, there has been a unique sci-fi approach connecting the other books, and other iterations, as they are called. initially I didn't like it , because I want pure apocalyptic literature without a science fiction take. But, I actually find that it adds some depth and interest to the types of stories that I've been repeatedly reading by different authors for the last 6 years. I can't wait for the next one

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  • Dennis
  • 18-03-21

A man made virus or is it

Yes it a story of a group of people who are in all the books some die and then are alive in the next book sounds good but as you listen to the audibles you start to see a pattern first nuclear, then flooding and now a virus all the same people but different lives and death. This is a made made virus that goes wrong and start killing everyone the main characters and people around them. You see a government that goes crazy and start killing and burning the sick or dieing all over LA and other places in the US.
The one draw back with this audible the listener is left hanging wanting to know what happen to the core group of the main characters we know 3 to 4 have died but the others are either well or maybe dieing but then the audible . As you listen you find it was plan to see how people would survive in different events but doing it in a simulations they are alive thru all events and previous experiences are dejove or a nightmare that comes from headaches and other systems.
I hope the next audible will pick up were this one stopped and start really pulling all the experiences into a outcome that settles the lives of the core group who have both lived, experienced and died from from these scientific experiments

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  • Hepcat89
  • 18-10-20

This series is fantastic

I cannot say enough how intriguing this series is.

The characters are developed on a mostly one MC at a time and it is really well done.

Kevin Pierce is a Master Narrator!

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  • Primonate
  • 04-08-20

This Series

I don't know what to think of this series....
I follow and like a few of the characters, it's just so bleak...

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  • KS
  • 19-06-20

Ahhha!

I knew it was going to be something like that. I can’t wait to find out more. This book was so heavy, with overall plot and inside plot, it was amazing. Five stars!

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  • Aurora Dawn
  • 26-05-20

Pandemic on Steroids

This frightening story of the progression and mutation of a bacterial pathogen is particularly relevant as we face the ongoing COVID-19 virus. The story deals with a group of characters fans of the series will have come to know through the previous disaster stories and a pathogen that makes SARS and COVID look like a bad cold.
A gripping, edge of your seat story that will scare you silly.

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  • Margaret
  • 10-11-19

More! More!

This is the eighth book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another. I had this in my queue and I don’t know how I passed over it! This series is one that I must look forward to… I can’t believe it. So after an unfortunate length of time, I just finished listening to this and it was another awesome one! I so love, love the way he is writing the books in this series. The concept of having the same characters in different scenarios was intriguing to me. In each successive book there were hints the characters were remembering each other or previous apocalyptic scenarios. In this book it becomes part of the story thread and we gain insight into why some remember and why we are dealing with the same characters.

This is the eleventh book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Kevin Pierce ) and I would listen to anything he narrates. He especially suits the apocalyptic genre. His voice acting is great. His female character voices are realistic and he gives personality to each character. His tone provides the “impending doom” feeling without over-expression.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Patrick S.
  • 09-05-19

2nd best in the series so far

So far this is my second favorite of the series (the first still is number one book in my book). This is an interesting version and the characters have a lot more to grow in the story as it's not as quick as a flood or fire. The choices made do seem like what the characters would do since this is the fourth time interacting with them. We also learn more about the revelation from the last book and hope the next two unpack that more (seems like it will). This apocalypse feels very more apocalyptic and it never seems over the top. There is good tension and it only breaks to another character at the right time. It doesn't always end on a cliffhanger so that you want to skip the next character to see what will happen then go back. There is one interaction with three characters and maybe a bear that seems really out of left field and doesn't seem to do much. I was questioning why it was included and what it added. Yet still, I'm excited for the next one and will continue to read until the end...of the world. Final Grade - A-