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After It Happened

Publisher's Pack 2
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: After It Happened, Book 3-4
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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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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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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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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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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Fantastic!!

So well written and narrated. I was completely hooked right from the very begining, so good!

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Fantastic

Great series of books so far. The story is gripping and the research for this is spot on.

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Great Book Great VA

10/10 for me love the books and the VA (voice actor) I'm a duck Quack

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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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ready for the next books

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

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loved it

loved it. Start at the beginning. Get yourself the 3 extra creds and steam through the lot.

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Why the yank ?

The story is very good. Post apocalyptic fare with no zombies for a change. Likeable main characters and a full selection of nasties. But why oh why is the narrator an American? Ive nothing against Mr Bray, he really is very good unless he is trying UK accents. He’s not great at any of them and it did spoil my enjoyment of an otherwise great story. Surely there are numerous competent UK narrators who would have done better ?? Shame really. Having said that i will finish the series.

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  • josh
  • 24-11-17

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
  • 25-11-17

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
  • 08-01-18

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.
  • 04-01-18

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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  • Robert
  • 01-11-17

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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  • Shane
  • 12-12-17

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
  • 11-11-17

great

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

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  • Stephanie M
  • 02-11-17

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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  • Just an Average Guy
  • 13-11-17

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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  • Jason B.
  • 10-02-19

just get it :D

r c Bray could read the ingredients section of a soup can and I would be entertained

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