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Publisher's Summary

This omnibus edition contains Survival (book 1) and Humanity (book 2) of the After It Happened series.

Survival, book 1:

Set in the UK in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious illness which swept the country and left millions dead, the series follows the trials facing a reluctant hero, Dan, and the group he forms around him. They must battle the elements, find sufficient supplies and equipment to survive, and protect themselves against the most destructive force on the planet: other people.

Banding together those he found along the way, he has to fight to keep them safe.

To keep them alive. To survive.

Humanity, book 2:

The survivors have established a home, but they still have to face the brutality of human nature.

Not only do they have to survive, they must keep their humanity.

©2017 Devon C. Ford (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Not available?????

Seriously? The sequels aren't available on Audible? Good grief, that is disappointing! I've thoroughly enjoyed the story thus far and am bummed I can't continue with it. Come on, Audible, record those other books!

24 of 27 people found this review helpful

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After It Happened: Books 1-2

The story is right up to my alley and the narrator makes it even better. R.C Bray brings into life a whole cavalcade of post apocalyptic refugees with intriguing stories to be told.

If you like:
- Post apocalyptic survival journals
- Military operations and weaponry
- Light romance encounters
...then this is worthy of checking out!

#BestBook(s)Ever

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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Intense & Brilliant

R C Bray once again brings to life a well written book. Look forward to the coming books :)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Devon C. Ford and And R.C. Bray did a great job!

If you could sum up After It Happened in three words, what would they be?

Very Enjoyable Read

What other book might you compare After It Happened to and why?

DJ Molles’ Remaining series and The Arisen series but without Zombies!

Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

Being a huge R.C Bray fan, it's hard to say, I liked them all

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Finally, a great apocalyptic book series, it’s been a while since I’ve heard a decent one.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Apocalypse & No Zombies

Finally an apocalyptic story that shows what could really happen in a full blown catastrophic bio pandemic. Well done and masterfully performed by RC Bray the master. Cannot wait for the next instalment. Great series.

26 of 30 people found this review helpful

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good story

very entertaining and a good listen. rc Bray does a great job as always and the story is true to life.

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great story and interesting take on survival

this was a great series of books and I will be following up to hear how it plays out. one of the most refreshing parts is that it isn't centered around a "prepper" that was proven right, it takes onto account everyday people forced into extreme situations.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Hard to listen to...

I just finished the book ‘Gray’. It was a 24 hour long audiobook and I devoured it in 3 days. This book was suggested, as it was the same general premise as Gray. Reviews were high, with many people commenting on how great the narrator is. I whole heartedly disagree. The monotone delivery is unbearable to listen to. The act of, say, eating a sandwich, is delivered with the same intonation as a battle seen. It was difficult to discern action from daily events.
And the story doesn’t go anywhere. A protagonist is vaguely referred to and the book ends with this person still at large and plotting to return to exact revenge. I don’t even care enough to seek out the follow up to this book. The ‘hero’ never fails at anything, and every confrontation is easily overcome, regardless of the build up to it, it’s over with a cheeky exchange. I would rather listen to Gray for a second time then labor through a second half of this book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Excellent story with an excellent narrator

I love RC Bray!! This book is great! I’m truly disappointed about the delay in this series. I am now looking for another series to love. Unfortunately for this author I might forget this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A new take on post ap fiction

Enjoyed the narration, especially enjoyed the storyline. Unusual to hear post apocalyptic stories from across the pond. Worth the investment!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • 09-30-17

Very Good Story and Very Enjoyable

Okay. First of all, it's narrated by RC Bray, So even if it was a shopping list it would sound spectacular, The story is good as is the character development. The story is realistic, not your usual, unlimited round magazines and indestructible hero's, running on broken legs.

The only thing that concerns me; is the length - 12hrs 38 mins for 2 books and a chapter or two of book 3 is worrisome. I would love to continue to purchase this series but that is reliant upon the author providing the hours of entertainment per buck. Too many authors now think 4 to 6 hours and only half a story is worth the cost of a full story. Hopefully, this author, will realise what most people want and will endeavour to provide value for money, rather than lose customers due to subjective overpricing.

Getting back to the books - The storyline is incredibly believable, the characters too seam realistic portrayals and the story moves at a quick pace without the usual dead spots, that whilst necessary, the listeners hate, as they wait for the next installment of the storyline. Can't wait to get Society when it's released. I'm sure this series will prove to be long-lived and eagerly awaited. I don't see the point of detailing the story as it would be pointless only know that it's definitely a Zompoc fans must have.

As a final point - Well worth the investment and you will not be disappointed with the story or the purchase.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • John Keegan
  • 09-25-17

Loved it

Loved it can’t wait till next in series. Please Don’t keep us waiting audible. Would make a great uk tv series

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Craig G.
  • 11-08-17

good story, dodgy accents

I thoroughly enjoyed the story and normally love RC Bray's performances. the accents were a little annoying but I soon got over it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Annette Wright
  • 11-09-17

Great story, great characters dodgy narration

I really enjoyed these two books. The characters are great and it's nice to read a survival story that doesn't include zombies. Unfortunately, the usually good RC Bray was a poor choice for narrator. He reads well but as an American is pretty much completely incapable of reading in an English accent. His Scottish is ropey too and I'm pretty sure he's never even heard a Welsh accent because his attempts at one are laughable. Such a shame because it's easy to forget this is a British story with the constant American accent. And when Bray attempts one of the British accents it is jarring and pulls me out of the story. Ruins the enjoyment somewhat. BUT having said all that, it's still worth listening to for the characters and story. I've bought the next two books on the strength on these two.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Simon
  • 10-19-17

Logical Survivors

Devon C Ford chose his title well. There's nothing new about the premise, a terrible disease wipes the vast majority of humanity out. But this book isn't about that part and it's all over and forgotten about with breathtaking speed. The characters seem to immediately accept it's pretty much game over for the whole planet and largely get on with things.

What it is about is a group of survivors trying to build a new society for themselves. They actually get very logical very quickly and the story speaks to the human need for identity and purpose which while the book possibly skirts a lot of the other situational psychology is often overlooked in the genre. There is action, violence and disagreement but there is also a lot about the building of a fledgling society. To me it was very satisfying as a read.

So what about the narration? Hmm, this is where I hope not too many people read this one because I love RC Bray but I can't quite give him the usual five stars. This is a very English book and I have to say that while he does his usual brilliant job I do think one of the better English narrators might have given the book a little more of a unique local character.

Finally I note that the publisher / author have decided to combine each pair of books into these Publisher's packs. I say bravo! Shorter books are fine but I think that if you are going to produce a series each book should be a reasonable length. I don't expect every author to match the imperious Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight series at nearly 50 hours per book but 5 or 6 hours would definitely have been too little.

17 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • Chris
  • 10-10-17

LOVE RC BRAY - best Narrator there is

The first two books are good. Shame none of the others have been added to Audible. I would almost advise not getting this until the rest are added.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Lynne
  • 09-09-17

Brilliant<br />

R C Bray could read the phone book and I'd enjoy it, I'm off to buy book 3 *)

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • 12-06-17

just couldn't get into it

couldn't really get into the story. The narration was a bit distracting. the English accents RC Bray weren't the best.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-17

Loved it

So refreshing to listen to a survival story set in the uk. Good believable story line well narrated.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • K. Nakau
  • 11-22-17

Can't wait for the next one

Normally I use audio books to help me sleep but sadly this one failed in that respect. I found myself listening for hours totally engrossed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr Timothy N. Clarkson
  • 09-14-17

Great first 2 books

Excellent writing, similar in style to the Arisen series. RC Bray amazing narration as always.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Mark
  • 12-12-17

Powerul fantasy riverting end of days story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely! fantastic story, great characters, like end of days stories? then this is one of the best if not the best I have read so far and I have read a lot of them. Great value for money as the story has so much depth and duration brilliantly narrated. I want book 5-6 but it's not available yet. Next communication will be to Audible fast track it please!!

What other book might you compare After It Happened to, and why?

The Borrowed World Series, One Second After Series, What's Left of my World Series, these books are also realistic end of days books. This current book is in good company of those listed could even be my favourite, well toss up with the Borrowed World Series. This book adds so much dimension and characters can't recommend it enough. Brilliantly narrated.

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

I first heard R.C.Bray in the Mountain Man Series end of days with Zombies (Walking Dead) back drop which was a great series, I loved R.C.Bray's narration in that book (Awesome) now to this series. the first 20 minutes or so When I heard an American narration of a English character took me a while to get used to but after that Bray captured the characters so well that this distraction ceased in fact his narration matched the story brilliantly.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No not so much have had other books touch me more emotionally, but hard pressed to find so much depth and characters variety, so overall enjoyment of how does this author think up such a great story.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy end of days, apocalyptic, realistic book then can't recommend it enough, got to the end of the book 4 to find out it is available but is yet to appear on Audible. Audible please fast track it.

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  • Emma
  • 02-14-18

Really not that good.

I purchased this book as it had very good reviews and I wanted something easy going in my favorite genre. I found this book extremely simplistic, predictable and not particularly imaginative.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-14-18

thoroughly enjoyable.

great characters with a hint of mystery to them. can't wait to start on the next book. well written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-18

great

Loved it. I can't wait for the next one.

Great detail. Loads of great tips in case of apocalypse! Thanks alot!

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  • Nickolas
  • 12-13-17

Brilliant Story

loved it. Started a little weird but roller coasted into action, passion, fear and the essence of humanity. great story!

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  • Lucy
  • 12-07-17

Really enjoyed this!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I thought it seemed quite realistic for the most part with a good storyline that kept you wanting more.

Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I'm a big fan of R.C. Bray's narration of the Expeditionary Force series, and this one doesn't disappoint. I was pleasantly surprised at how different the main characters between both series sounded too - both voices really seemed to suit each character.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-25-17

After it Happened is engrossing

I was totally engaged with the characters and the sensible logical path the plot followed as the characters came to grips with their post apocalyptic world. The voice acting is one of the best performances for this type of story and among one of the best outright I think. For anyone intrigued with tales of the end and rebirth of human society I would highly recommend this series.

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  • Anja Radford
  • 11-15-17

reminds me of

that bbc tv show survivours from the late '70. that is what drew me to the book. it is better than the tv show not just because of rc bray's narration. i couldnt wait for the release of the next omnibus. if you like end of the world stuff and how society/humanity deals with surviving this book should be on your list.