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Publisher's Summary

Could you survive a postapocalyptic world? 

Jack and Diane were two average Americans living in small towns, or so it seems. Jack is a prepper and has been most of his life. The day started out like any other; Diane and Jack started their morning routines and equipped their everyday carry items. Survival is for the prepared.  

But when disaster strikes the US, Jack's lifetime of preparing will be put to the test. Grabbing their two dogs and their bug-out bags, the duo must escape their hometowns and find a safe place to seek shelter. What really happened, and will Jack's years of prepping be enough to keep them all safe?

©2018 Kevin Barry Maguire (P)2018 Kevin Barry Maguire

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Post Apocalyptic Survival Fiction Short Story

A friend recently recommended Kevin Barry Maguire's prepper fiction series and I wasn't disappointed in "Aftermath of Disaster: It Has Begun." Though prepper survival fiction usually isn't my taste, I came to find Maguire's vision of the world coming apart more realistic than the post-apocalyptic prepper stories with hordes of zombies.

This prepper survival fiction story starts out with an introduction to Jack, a mild-mannered guy with an intriguing backstory and history of preparedness. When the STHF (insider lingo there), Jack scrambles to gather his girlfriend, Diane, and get going. What makes the story a bit more interesting is that Diane hardly knows Jack and they aren't really to the level of commitment of marriage or long-term planning. This creates an interesting dynamic, I'd love to see play out in the future stories.

Without giving away too much of the storyline, I have to keep this review brief to this synopsis. The US was attacked by radiation from an unknown terrorist organization, poisoning all the citizens. Thankfully, Jack was ready to go just in case. I've already picked up and listened to Aftermath of Disaster: Diggin In and all I can say is it gets MUCH more interesting.

The story was enough to introduce characters and lay the groundwork for what's to come. But, there's enough substance for reader's to feel invested in the story and push onto the next. I highly recommend getting the next part in the series. It makes this story even more interesting. The narrator did an okay job, but I felt like there could've been better character voicing like done in the second book. Four well-earned stars and definitely not a way of reflecting inferior work. It's just that after hearing the second book in the series, it's hard not to feel the first in the series doesn't hold up to the second.

If you're looking for looking for an apocalyptic survival fiction series, then Kevin Barry Maguire's got you covered in the Aftermath of Disaster series!

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Terrible narration!

I have no idea if the story could have been good because I could not get past the narration!

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Best series

If you are at all interested in knowing what could happen after this a good way to introduce the idea in a fictional format instead of a technical how to book.

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Enjoyable and Helpful

Over all I liked the book. The authors writing style is good, and enjoyable. Most of the time I like his characters, but I had a real problem getting through what felt like artificial weaknesses written into the characters to support the story this time around. I have a hard time believing Jack would have struggled with the moral dilemmas he faced, in light of the times and situations he found himself in.

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We highly recommend this book

Nice plot. Moved well. Likable characters. I would buy a sequel or listen more from the author and narrator. Solid five star.

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Aftermath of Disaster

Scary the things we take for granted. Eye opening for what could be and how what we value today could be worthless in an instant. Good story line and enjoyable.

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good start

Excellent job We'll written. Arthur needs to write more stories. I enjoyed these. Can't wait for more by him.Thanks

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The book is perfect

A great listen. Exciting and "believable" considering the topic at hand.
The characters are as realistic as possible and the challenges this family faces seem plausible. Look to read more from this author.

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Well done

I liked the book and I didn't. The characters were memorable. Would I recommend this series? Yes. Well written and entertaining.

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Great start to a new series.

This is a great start Highly recommended, readers was great. story was great. can't wait for next book. .