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Life After Death

An American Family, Book 2
Narrated by: Dan Carroll
Series: An American Family, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A gripping contemporary suspense thriller

The Childs family faced the unthinkable...now, they have a second chance.

The Childs family has endured a terrible tragedy, but the FBI's shocking discovery has turned their lives upside down.

His kids have all moved on from the death of their mother, as has Isaac from the loss of his wife, but now that the FBI has finally solved the case, the Childs family must face the loss of Ramie all over again.

Each has their own relationships and their own lives, but all are upended due to unforeseen circumstances. As they maneuver these new lives, they must deal with love, heartache, and jealousy as a family, and the choices they face will not be easy.

Their decisions bring out the best in some...and the worst in others.

Evolved Publishing presents the second book in the An American Family series, contemporary suspense thrillers that explore one family's trials and tragedies. [DRM-Free]

Books by Jackson Baer:

  • An American Family (An American Family - 1)
  • Life After Death (An American Family - 2)
  • Clouds Fall Like Fire
  • The Earth Bleeds Red
  • The Lights Will Never Fade

More great thrillers from Evolved Publishing:

  • Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond
  • The Syndicate-Born Trilogy series by K.M. Hodge
  • The Oz Files series by Barry Metcalf
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Great

Another amazing story by this author. This story was written so well that you will not want to put this one down. With all the twist and turns woven through this book you won't know whether you are coming or going. This one had much more drama than the first book and all the pain they go through will bring you to your knees. This was an awesome book and I can't wait for more.

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wow

this was wonderful and creepy in some spots.. very good.. twists and turns.. interesting storylines.. i enjoyed it a lot and am glad i listened.. this narrator does an amazing job with the characters and their personalities.. i loved it

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A wonderful timeline good story

I just finished Life After Death by Jackson Baer, and I was so glad to find the rest of the story of characters that I came to love in American Family. This will take you on an emotional roller coaster of epic proportions Book 1 was fantastic. Book two was just as fantastic and really brings the story full circle. I definitely am looking forward to more from this author.

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A good way to end the duology

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I liked this book a lot more than the first one. It may have been because I was not expecting it to be a thriller/suspense so that prenotion wasn’t in my mind. This book followed the Childs’ family after discovering that Ramie is still actually alive. There were more issues the family had to deal with along with the reappearance of Ramie. I appreciated the events that happened to this family and the way they dealt with each situation. It truly made each situation believable. This was definitely a family drama book. Since I was not expecting a suspenseful novel, it truly allowed me to enjoy the story more. There were only a couple of things that did not work for me. The first was how fast this entire family moved on. Each one of them come out of a serious relationship to enter “the” relationship. I did like this in a sense that it gave us closure for the characters but it all happened within a month of each other. The other thing was that I wished we had more of Ramie. An amazing and crazy thing happened where Ramie returned after they thought she was dead but she was briefly in the story. I was expecting a little more from this plot point. Other than those two things I enjoyed the story and thought it was a great way to end this duology.
The story mostly concentrated on the kids, Olivia and Carter. Honestly, I think this is why I enjoyed the book more. I like Olivia and Carter a lot more than Isaac so with a higher concentration from them, made it more enjoyable. While I was still interested in Isaac’s life, I didn’t really like him as a character too much. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact reasoning but I definitely related more to Olivia and Carter which made me care more about their story. The dialogue between the characters still seemed a little stiff but the relationship between them was still fantastic. I really enjoy the family dynamic and the way they joke with each other. There were moments that they had me laughing alongside with them.

Final Thoughts
Overall, Life After Death by Jackson Baer was a successful ending to the series. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this book and how the family dealt with the drama. There were a couple of issues I had with the plot but they were easy to look past to truly enjoy this book. I was happy that we were able to follow Olivia and Carter more in this book as they are my favorite characters. The family dynamic in this book is what really brings everything together. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoyed the first one and wants to continue the Childs’ story or who is looking for a good family drama book.

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The same narrator was used from An American Family, which isn’t my favorite. It was easier to enjoy this time as I remember how listening to the first book was. The same monotone was used through the story, not giving much inflection to the scenes that were happening. Also, not enough change of voice was used for the characters. This is a book where I recommend physical reading instead of listening to in order to engage in the story.

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Great read, narration, not so much

My second read from author Jackson Baer & the final book in An American Family duology was well-written & enjoyable, perhaps even better than the first book. I am so glad I had the I was given an Audible copy of this book & I’m voluntarily reviewing it. Although narrator Dan Carroll’s narration was improved over the first book in the series I remain unimpressed with his vocals, in fact I’d recommend reading the book & not listening to this narrator. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Great Second Book in the Series

This is the second book in the An American Family. This second book is filled with twists and turns, and dramas. The narration is good. Overall, I enjoyed my listening. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 12-27-18

Interesting Sequel

The first thing to note is that this one isn't nearly as suspenseful as I thought it was going to be based on the first novel. However, it is still well written and it was interesting to see where the author was going to take the family's story next. The first one ends on a cliffhanger, and I feel that this one ties up a lot of those loose ends. At the same, I get the feeling that we received a lot of information that could be built upon for a third installment if the author chose to do that. At times, the characters aren't all the most realistic and they're also not always likeable. I like that the author made the characters with their individual flaws because it makes them seem more relatable.

I wasn't convinced that the narrator was the best fit for this series in the first book. I think that that narrator is a better fit in this less suspenseful second book. He did a pretty good in both performances.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Deedra
  • 01-11-19

Life after Death

This second book in the series was not as good as the first.There was much more sadness and chaos.Too much to believe.These people make rash and unbelievable decisions and usually they are horrible.I found none of them likable in this one.,well maybe the babies. Dan Carrolls voices for women remain cringeworthy.It feels as though he is reading to someone with a brain defect. It is all so slow. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • MeDi
  • 12-08-18

BOOK 2

Very good follow u to book 1 I had so many mixed feelings all the way through to the end, I was annoyed, angry, sad, happy, I couldn’t put it down, I just wanted to know what was going to happened.