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In the Afterlight

Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Series: Darkest Minds, Book 3
Length: 17 hrs
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Summary

Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there's no guarantee you're fully in control, and everything comes with a price.

When the Children's League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam's brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government "rehabilitation camps" all over the country. Freeing them - revealing the governments unspeakable abuses in the process - is the mission Ruby has claimed since her own escape from Thurmond, the worst camp in the country.

But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN, the disease that killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others with powers the government will kill to keep contained. With the fate of a generation in their hands, there is no room for error. One wrong move could be the spark that sets the world on fire.

©2014 Alexandra Bracken (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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Excellent. Love this story.

The story was gripping throughout. I'm completely hooked! Plan to listen through the whole series again, I hope the writer plans another series!

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amazing

I love this series so much - it's so well written. The characters are well developed, the plot is fleshed out and solid and the narrator is good. Would highly recommend this series.

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Loved it.

Honestly this series is amazing, and I can't wait for the 4th book to come out on audio!

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THE DARKEST MINDS

Omg so I didn't write a review for the other books but this whole series so far is amazing. You run out of words for books that are this good. It years at your emotions, sometimes happy ones sometimes sad ones. I've cried a lot listening to these books for sad and happy reasons. Amy McFadden does a great job doing all the voices. Can't wait to hear the darkest legacy when they put it on audible but I'll probably just read it before the audio book.

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Loved the whole series

Another fantastic book from Alexandra Bracken and a great end to The Darkest Minds series.

I found it hard to review this book without giving too much of the plot away as there was so much going on.

This part of the story included all our favourite characters from the last two books as well as new twists to the plot that you come to expect from this series. I fell more in love with the Stewart brothers but did find Ruby became a bit annoying with her lack of attention and whinging but this was part of the storyline and was explained towards the end of the book.

Overall I loved this end to the series but it was just missing a little something that had me completely hooked with the first two books and lacked that ‘I want to read it again now!’ feeling, so ended up with a 4 star rating from me.

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brilliant end to the series!

I was apprehensive of listening to the books in the beginning but I'm so glad I did, the entire series was brilliant and everything was so well done. I had a connection to the characters that I don't normally get with other books and felt happy when something went right and found my self saying "oh god" out loud when it didn't. The only thing to the series I would have wanted a bit different was the Martin character. I felt like his character started off well in book one and was likely to be a main character in the following books but was just forgotten about really. at the end when I thought he was going to be there he wasn't and I feel like every question I had about the entire series was answered except for the character of Martin. brilliant series and a brilliant narrator. will listen to again I'm sure within the year!

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Could have been amazing.... anti climatic

Lead character Ruby was frankly annoying and stupid. Far to emotional always over analysing every feeling ... a true victim.
What happened to strong female roles??? So diappointing because the story had an intriguing foundation and could have been amazing.

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  • Joshua
  • 14-01-16

Very descriptive writing, BUT....

What disappointed you about In the Afterlight?

NOTHING HAPPENS!
The writing is VERY descriptive about a bunch of things that don't matter at all!
And I kept waiting throughout the series waiting for something but the girl is stupid and slow in the first book, and doesn't change all the way through the series. "She's upset. She can't handle it. She won't use her abilities to solve issues." That's the series. Boring and frustrating.

Would you ever listen to anything by Alexandra Bracken again?

This series was not what I hoped for, but I would give her books one more chance if I find one that sounds good. The writing is very descriptive, but nothing in this book matters.

What didn’t you like about Amy McFadden’s performance?

She doesn't have a wide voice range for doing multiple voices. She has a great voice for any "multi-voice" recording though.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was a great idea for a story, and it is very descriptive in the way it is written. Some of the descriptive moments are on things that help paint the scene, but nothing happens very consistently in the series.

Any additional comments?

It's just a shame that more didn't happen in these books. They had such promise.

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  • L. DelPrete
  • 26-02-15

fantastic series!!

This was one of the best series that I have listen to it was a great performance it was great story it was lots of action. the characters were well-developed and it was easy to get attached to them. I wish there was more books coming out. I didn't want the story to end

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  • Pookies
  • 21-09-18

Too wordy, too much cussing....why!!

I did not enjoy this book and although the story concept was good I felt as if the writer was just trying to place every jumbled thought in her head on paper. IMO Ruby has to the most annoying protagonist ever!! Liam should have the award for Sainthood but because of this is character, though adorable, fell flat and predictable. My biggest peeve had to be the kids cussing ugg Why???? It took so much away from the story not to mention they are all kids. The constant cussing on audible sounded terrible. I really hope the movies can improve on the wordiness and the actual background of the characters. The first book was ok just enough for me to want to finish the series but by book two I was really struggling to finish it. I know this is YA book, however, it was too long and really did not have as much action as you would think but it maybe just my adult mind idk....

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-09-18

Eh

Ruby is not very mature and makes too many bad decisions and has a weird thought process.

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  • Justin
  • 05-12-18

story was nice, but the romance is piled endlessly

cant finish due to poor writing.romance was piled on for 20+ consecutive minutes of the book when it really didn't need so much elaboration(I was under the impression this wasnt a romance novel). author tried to build suspense through poor dialog. author couldve gotten the point across with a lot less and still have the same impact.

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  • C. Olson
  • 19-10-18

Underwhelming

Did not enjoy Ruby’s character and lack of growth...finished mostly because I had invested this much time in the series that I better see how she wraps it up...and ultimately is was a bit of a letdown

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-16

Feelings, nothing more than... really, that's all

If this had anything other than string after string of emotional wimps acting out, it could have been better. Good thesis but gallk...not a bit of logical, tactical or even common sense behavior....to bad. AND the U.N... really? Clueless!

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  • T. Koch
  • 25-04-15

Ruby is seriously one of the WORST

Protagonists I've met in a book. not as passive as bella, not quite as insipid as madame bouvere, but so increadibly martyrdom-ey that she can't stop doing one stupid thing after another. just as you think she's grown, learned, become a stronger heroine, she fails to even stay semi-relatable.

the story, the concept, the world, all are magnificent. even the language and the emotions are so well done. But Ruby pretty much ensured that I could never re-read/listen to these books ever again.

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  • Monique D. Pompili
  • 20-02-15

Thank God it's over!

Not as good as the previous two books in the series. Ruby, the main character, was bordering on annoying with her self-sacrificing. She whined so much that I had a hard time finishing this book. If it wasn't the last in the series, I would have just put it down. The narrator did a great job as in the first two books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-05-15

Has a fantastic ending

The books drags on
But I didn't know if I could finish the book she is supposed to be strong but she whines and self pitys herself so much it was hard to finish

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