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Andorra: The Leah Chronicles

After It Happened, Book 7
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Series: After It Happened, Book 7
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
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In a world where there are no rules, there is no greater hero than a 17-year-old girl.

Life at the fortified town of Sanctuary is calm. The people, with their fearless leader at the helm, have created a haven where they can live out their lives in peace and safety.

But it hasn’t always been this way. There were battles and losses along the way, and victory usually came at a price.

With the younger generation coming into their own, it’s time for Leah to pass on all she has learned over the years. Time to tell the stories of how the world became the way it is...starting with the highwaymen of Andorra.

©2018 Devon C. Ford (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Dance with the one that brought you

Get R.C.Bray back. This was hard to listen to. I liked the story, but the narrator couldn't do it justice.

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left wanting more

I am afraid after listening To RC Bray read the 1st 6 books the narrator failed to Capture the true essence of Leah's personality Also the narrator does not convey the male voices adequately

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poor narrating

should have stuck with the original narrator, r. c. brace. story isn't as good as first 6 books either.

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I couldn't get over the narrating, needed Bray

The whole "After it Happened" series has been fantastic but this one took a big hit with the performance. There were many parts in which Kate reading was fine to good in the performance but the male voices were not at all to my liking. Hearing beloved characters like Dan, Mitch, Neil and others sound the way she made them sound was jarring to me and just when i was pleasantly "into" the story Dan would say something and it was just, well.... not good. I get that doing voices of characters of the opposite sex is tough and its easy to over do them to the point where its silly, that is one big area to me in which RC Bray shines.
I liked the story, and there was no way that i wasn't going to get the book after loving the first 6 - i had to do it and i am still glad i did! BUT i would LOVE to hear it re-done by Bray. In a way i feel it very hard to judge the story and overall rating because of this. I know he is always busy and had to deal with pneumonia which delayed his work and maybe that's why Devon C Ford went with this alternate narrator or maybe he went with a woman because this is "Leah's" story, i dunno.

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Love it.

I got hooked on this series. It makes my work day fly by, can't wait for more.

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  • Arizona
  • 12-19-18

Finally, we get to hear from Leah's point of view!

Right away, you'll see that we have a new narrator. Don't walk away from the series yet. She's no RC Bray, but Kate Reading grew into each of the voices she portrayed and I was always able to differentiate the characters from each other. In short, she has a gift, she drew me into the story, just like RC.

Next, we are introduced to some new characters, Lucien is my favorite character. Who doesn't love hearing a male French accent, ooh, la, la! Then there's Raffi (spelling??) and Mateo who add some definite character to Sanctuary. Then our old standbys, Dan, Mitch and Neil (my personal favorite) are still on display in this book.

There's plenty of action but there's downtime, too. It's fun to listen to Leah finish the growing up process. I am so glad that I was one of the first to get to listen to Andorra, The Leah Chronicles. I pre-ordered it, then downloaded it on to my phone in the a.m. and I just finished the book. Worth every penny!

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Poor narrator.

Decent story but not as good as the previous ones. The female English narrator was horrendous. She made the story sound like a children’s lullaby story rather than a post apocalyptic action sci-fi adventure. Her voice impressions of different characters were the worst I’ve ever heard. It was simply painful to listen to and took much away from the book.

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The start of the new series!

If you have listened to the original series and were a fan like the rest of us, then you’ll love this continuation! Excited to see what’s in store for the next chronicles. It feels like a whole new series but you have come to know all these characters over there years of struggle and victory!

If you have not read/listened to the first 6 books or at least most of them, then you will miss out on the small references made about other characters from the other books and the connection/relationship with these characters will not be as strong. But yes, you can listen to this book first and jump back to the beginning of the series later. Narrator is awesome in this book!

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Fanfiction?

The performance and perspective shift is absolutely fantastic, however the story itself isn't in line with the original character designs making it feel more like fanfiction.

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Leah’s story

Can’t wait for book 8! One of my all time favorite series, by one of my favorite authors.

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  • Regnantdawg
  • 12-19-18

I am sorry Devon but Kate is the wrong narrator!

I am sorry Devon, but I can't listen to it. I understand why you have taken the path of a female narrator with the switch from third to the first person account, and I do not doubt Kates ability, but unfortunately, I don't feel she is right for the part.
I am a huge fan of After it happened and believe it to be your best writing. You have a definite style and voice that is consistent throughout the series however it's lost within the narration of
The Leah Chronicles.
Your style is still there, but Kates interpretation of Leah is way off. I feel that Kates has not captured any of Leah's personality and she now feels flat. Also when I heard Dan speak for the first time, I literally screamed with anguish!
I always struggle when I hear a woman narrator voice a male role, but I can usually overlook it as they are typically small characters. With that said, Dan is by no means a minor character, and even though he plays a supporting role in The Leah Chronicles, his voice commands an absolute authority that Kate is unable to muster.
Of course, this is all subjective, and others may like it.
However, if you have the option to pull it, I would do it now before the reviews start rolling in and people start returning it like I'm about to.
As I say, I am sorry. I had high hopes for The Leah Chronicles, but sadly Kate has killed it for me.
Fortunately, I have read the book on Kindle, and the reason why I have given the story five stars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-25-19

Wrong Narrator!

I have listened to the previous 6 books, and loved them. You cannot change the narrator for book 7! I understand that the main character is female, but it simply did not work to change from R C Bray (male) to Kate Reading (female) as the majority of the characters in the story are male! After purchasing this book, I checked other feedback, and have found that I am not alone.

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  • C. Hart
  • 02-08-19

Great series ruined by awful choice of narrator.

I was glued to the first 6 books of this series. The main character in these was a gruff middle aged man and the narration of RC Bray complimented Dan perfectly, culminating in some of the best audio books I have listened too. This book is about a teenage girl from a single parent family. She is tough, resourceful and streetwise and is a natural extension to the series . Who then at Audible thought it a good idea to revert to Audible type and bring in a middle aged woman, speaking with a boarding school accent, topped of by a frankly bizarre and massively irritating sing song, unnatural inflection to her voice? This has killed the series for me as I am distracted from the story by this truly awful narration.

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  • Pauline Ennis
  • 12-20-18

Another excellent instalment

If you haven't listened or read the After it happened series, your really missing out. This is the latest in the series, and takes us on the journey of Leah (one of my all time favourite characters) its just as fast paced, with an excellent story line. I really liked Kate Reading's narration, she captured Leah perfectly. Eagerly awaiting the next one!!!

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  • Nat 87
  • 12-20-18

Brilliant again!!

Absolutely loved this book. When After it Happened ended, the story felt complete, but I loved how we now have more stories from Leah's perspective, in the years following the battle for Sanctuary.

I thought that Kate did a great job narrating this from the first person perspective of Leah. I had already got past the change in narrator by the 1st chapter, and thoroughly enjoyed the journey we took through Leah's adventures.

I also thought that Kate had a very good range in her voices, It was great to hear Mitch with his Scottish accent and the blended accents of the people who no inhabit Sanctuary were extremely well done!

I for one cannot wait until the next book.... let's have more of Leah DCF!

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  • Gary
  • 03-11-19

Good story but the wrong narrator

I have no issue with the narrator but don’t think she was right for this book. Narration was better as I got used to it but pretty sure RC Bray would have been better. For any further books in the series I hope more thought is given to this even if it means 2 narrators including RC Bray

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  • Peter R. Finch
  • 02-24-19

Ruined

This narrator has spoiled the story. Her inflection and emphasis is all wrong. The story is great, such a pity.

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  • D Pullen
  • 02-06-19

Great Story ... Poor Performance

As others have said the switch to a female narrator is the obvious choice with the change in perspective from Dan to Leah - Kate for me however is the wrong choice. Leah is a young woman and Dan a middle aged man - the voicing of the characters by Kate has Leah sounding middle aged and Dan a geriatric! It looses all the appeal of the characters to me.

There is also certain inflection to Kate's narration which is maddening to me - the flow of the written text is much superior to the way it is narrated - I would recommended the Kindle version over the Audible version with the current narrator.

Sorry Devon. The AIH series is brilliant, I do genuinely love it - but from now on it will be the Kindle version.

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  • M.Tatarka
  • 09-07-19

OK, but ...

Why, oh why?
Kate is OK but OK only. I'd rather this was Narrated by: R. C. Bray

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  • Aidy
  • 09-05-19

Enjoyable follow on

Pretty good story as usual from Mr Ford. good way to round up the fate of the group of survivors