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Cassie Forrest could almost believe life at Kingdom Come Farm is perfect, with Adrian and her friends at her side and spring on the way. The spring thaw also means millions of defrosting zombies, however, and if the past year has taught her anything, it's that life in this new world is highly imperfect.

When Safe Zones throughout the country begin to disappear and the zombies at the fences grow in number, Cassie clings to the hope that if she has the people she loves most, it will be all right. But the highly imperfect world makes only one guarantee - zombies never die, never stop, and are never satiated.

©2014 Sarah Lyons Fleming (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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  • Stephanie
  • North Adams, MI, United States
  • 03-20-15

FABULOUS LISTEN!

I listened to both books and the novella non stop, I couldn't put it away..... There is times when it seems like it's going to be boring and all doom and gloom but Fleming's throws another twist into it and bam a new direction is established. I can tell you that this book brought times of tears running down my face from the intensity of the characters emotions, but it also had me laughing out loud or smiling too.....

Again, GREAT STORY + EXCELLENT NARRATION= FABULOUS LISTEN!!! Well worth the credit!!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Super Boring

Any additional comments?

I loved books 1 & 1.5. I loved the characters and their stories. This book though, it's just blah. I could sum up the entire book in 5 sentences and the reader could go directly to book 3 and be completely caught up.
How did people manage to survive at Kingdom Come without this group of friends? No one else can fight the zombies. No one can patrol. No one can go on supply runs. Anytime someone has to go out of the fence, it's a handful of the main characters. There's an important death, but I was glad. This character was annoying perfect, which made me glad when they died.
The writing goes like this: Love story, love story, love story.......oh let's just go out of the fence for no particular reason, one or 2 people get eaten by zombies........love story, love story, love story........oh, you need more fuel? let's go out of the fence. Woops, we were careless and hit a ditch, causing another person to get eaten........love story, love story, love story.........let's go visit another safe zone and go pitch a tent out in the middle of nowhere, and then be shocked when we wake up in the middle of a field of zombies..........Another safe zone got overrun by zombies and none of the hundred or so survivors, including soldiers, can remove the dead bodies, so let's go over and do it for them, making sure to get one or 2 of us eaten along the way. The scenario really does repeat itself throughout the ENTIRE book. Super boring and predictable.
It picked up pace at the very end. So I'll continue with the series, considering there's only 1 book left. But I'm pretty sure how it's going to go. The next love story is pretty predictable.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Great story great performance

Whelan brings life to the characters. Amazing performance

I am a truck driver and these audiobooks bring some relief to the boring road.

This is a great zombie series

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A little monotonous

The biggest problem I had with this book is that it continued the later trend of book one in getting lost in a lot of the mundane day-to-day life - it tried to make itself into a dramatic series instead of a story of survival

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Middle Book Syndrome

This book suffers from all the problems that always affect middle books in trilogies; there's plenty going on and lots of stuff happening but almost none of it feels important. When you get to the end of this book and what you knew had to happen has finally happened, you know you've pushed through to the climax of the story. So, all the stuff that you want to see, the questions you want answered, and the things you want to know, should be in the next book... Here's hoping.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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hate ZOMBIES< but love love love this book!

Where does And After rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I hold this as one of the favorites. I loved it. I hated for it to end. Just in case you didn't know there is "Until the End of the World", "So Long Lollipops" and then "And After". I would of never read this book if I didn't get the 1.5 book free. It is fantastic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of And After?

The way the Sarah Fleming described the details and captured the moments you felt as if your there in the book. Julia Whelan's performance helped added to the experience.

Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She was awesome the characters and all the work she put into this book was amazing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The book will be better :)

Any additional comments?

Read it, listen to it... you will not be disappointed.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Boring punctuated with omg!

Just when I think I can't take the endless talking anymore something spontaneously erupts for no rhyme or reason and zombies eat people. Actually it's more due to stupid mistakes. Like touristing on wheels in a zombie safari past a pod of zombies and whoops, where'd that ditch come from? And then another very long stretch of talking and relationships before zombies pop again. I don't really know what to make of it, but I've picked up book three. It's really quite sad really. When the zombies eat people I mean.

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This book is more like a romance novel.

This book is more about romance than the the zombie apocalypse. The story goes around in circles to much.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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"And After" Is A Lot Like The One Before

The third in a post-apocalypse series, "And After" does not have a lot of new subject matter. People killing zombies, zombies are killing people, and the survivors try to survive. The oddity in this book is that the author continually attempts to tie a significant amount of "feel good" among the slaughtering and the loss. It makes the book seem to lean to a YA or female audience, even with the graphic violent scenes. I would say read the first novel, "Until the End of the World" which is both pre and post apocalypse, and you've pretty much read all three. The second is a short book "Goodbye Lollipops," If the reader does choose to read the series, read them in order. Julia Whelan does a very good job with narration, and is probably this novel's primary strength.

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What will the 3rd book be like?

Because there has to be a 3rd book, it'd be really sad if the series ends here. While the first book left us with hope about the future of the characters, the second one felt like a bucket of ice water, leaving us with a sense of uncertainty and fear. I feel the author has matured as a writer, giving us less gossipy, highschool-like feel to the group of friends, who're supposed to be in their late 20s or early 30s, and there's more zombie action. I look forward to the next book.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • kdsshrub
  • 04-23-16

Get the tissues out!

Well, wasn't I balling on the motorway at some points of this book.

Great story, love the characters.

This series of books and up there with my fav's
Highly recommend!
Roll on my next credit so I can listen to the last book!!!!

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  • bronagh
  • 02-18-16

Brilliant follow up

The story goes on and I'm still gripped can't wait to start the next and unfortunately the last one..this lady can write

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  • Mrs D Milbourne
  • 08-25-15

Excellent

Excellent series absolutely loved it can't wait for third and final book....will read again

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  • Rickard
  • 11-05-15

Only one year

The end of the world happened 1 year ago. Just get used to that line. Julia is really making the story both heartbroken and action packed

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-18

Great books

Love this story from book one to the next I just purchased. Had to hold the tears many times look like a maniac tearing up in traffic.
Thanks for the journey so far

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  • Aisling O'Donnell
  • 05-08-18

spell-binding

Love these books, can't wait to get the third one! spell binding, so glad I am listening to them cause if I were reading I would be sat on my back side reading all day

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  • Sharon
  • 04-16-18

It just keeps getting better....

Sarah Lyons Fleming has become my favourite author. She has everything enclosed within her books. Romance, Action, Laughter, Love, Hate, Fear, Fearlessness, Crazy and of course Zombies! As always love and loss and the pure power of the human spirit! Julia Whelan does an amazing job another great choice by the author in presenting this audiobook. this series is just getting better and better!!!

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  • M J P
  • 02-13-18

Hopeless..

Author can't write male characters, there's far too much focus on characters love life and the main female protagonist is unbelievably irritating.

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  • Jeremy
  • 02-07-18

Gripping sequel

A thoroughly entertaining story. Keeping up the quality, action and shocks from the first book. Its great to have a female lead especially in a zombie apocalypse. Superb narration. On to the next one!

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  • Rhodri Williams
  • 11-25-17

A must if you read the first

Everyone has that slightly guilty pleasure...and this is mine. I love post-apocalyptic stuff, and while this has a little too much teen girl angst it's well balanced with some incredible story.

If you thought game of thrones was one to kill of characters, you've read nothing yet! Really brings that &quot;no one is safe&quot; feeling home. You wont be disappointed.

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  • IosullytonyI
  • 01-03-16

Good not great.

Many things are done and not done, in this survival of the end of the world. Constantly I'm thinking they have this, but don't do anything with it... even when they dig a trench, I'm thinking they have 250 people and they are doing washing and canning and then they just abandon the food and gasoline they have risked their lives to get... Not the most logical of book trilogy's so far and again not one person considers going to a hydro dam or a mountain... If they had trained all those people a thousand would be nothing... Just saying.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-18

One of the best stories I've heard. Great narrator

A must! It isn't as gritty and gory as what I am used to, but the storytelling is amazing and the characters are all so loveable.

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  • Trina H
  • 02-17-18

Too sad, but can’t put it down

Wow who else in Cass,s life can die? I am sucked into this book and want the next book to see what happens. Although I thought the first book was very sad and had to use many tissues, this one has also done the same. I usually only like books with happy endings, but I am hooked on this series.

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  • Samantha
  • 05-18-15

Line!

Was Hooked! on the first one, this one is the line. Loving this trilogy, the characters are fantastic and the action is addictive. I enjoy the narration, but sometimes wish the male voices were narrated by a male voice - this is my only criticism.

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