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The After Audiobook

The After

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Peter, a brilliant software engineer, is obsessed with finding the answer to an age old question: Is there something after when we die? He builds a machine that can possibly give him the answer, but soon realizes some things are better left unknown.

©2017 David Hernandez (P)2017 David Hernandez

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    Muraenidae 05-22-17
    Muraenidae 05-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The After"

    Usually this type of story is my bread and butter but I just had a hard time with the dialogue. I got really tired of Baby this and Babe that. I wasn't super excited about how the time line played out and the short back and forth chapters. The plot was fun even though it was quite predictable. The narrator did a great job.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zoe 05-21-17
    Zoe 05-21-17
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    Any additional comments?

    Nothing good can come from Peter's obsession, but I was looking forward to seeing some advancements in his experiment. Then the story turns to psychological horror when Peter gets some unexpected results from his experiment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lomeraniel Spain 05-20-17
    Lomeraniel Spain 05-20-17
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    "Great psychological horror"

    I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

    After putting his dog to sleep when he was a child, Peter became obsessed to find out what comes after, when we die. After some years he becomes a brilliant engineer and designs a machine able to capture the energy of the dying. Until now he just has experimented with small animals, but he is impatient to take the next step: trying his machine with humans.

    It is written as a screenplay, naming the time and location at the beginning of each chapter. It was really like watching a short movie, and reminded me of my younger years, when I tried my hand at writing screenplays.

    This was incredible well written short story. Peter's character was very quite well developed for a story of this length (just over an hour and a half). David Hernandez knew well how to transmit Peter's inquietude about death, and his conversations and interactions with the other characters feel natural and fluid.

    We know that nothing good can come from Peter's obsession, but I was looking forward to seeing some advancements in his experiment. The story quickly turns to pure psychological horror when Peter gets some unexpected results from his experiment.

    Rick Gregory delivered an awesome narration, complementing the story and delivering it in a seamless way. He transmitted the characters emotions and his audio production was spotless.

    It was a greatly enjoyable listen and I would have liked it to be a longer book. I will be watching David Hernandez closely from now onwards.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Keli 05-18-17
    Keli 05-18-17 Member Since 2015

    I'm a humble Public Servant & animal lover who enjoys futuristic Sci fi, murder mysteries, Tim Dorsey, Stephanie Plum & dystopian novels.

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    "Great short story!"

    I couldn't wait to listen to this short story as soon as I saw it in the latest Audioboom newsletter, and it didn't disappoint.

    The author started off with pertinent details and background information without bogging down the story. Thankfully, I didn't have to listen to the first few minutes more than once to get involved, which has not been the norm as of late. The story is based on the fascinating topic of life after death which has been a popular subject in the past, but not lately. I was disappointed when the end came, but thoroughly satisfied with the ending. There was just enough suspense to keep my attention and had me listening in one sitting. The narrator was great and his performance did not detract from the story. He seemed well suited for this story and his voice added a blended flavor to the author's product. Overall excellent experience for me.

    I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    Heath 05-17-17
    Heath 05-17-17 Member Since 2013

    Devourer of fantasy and romance, lover of all things fiction. I can be reached at castawaycreations at gmail dot com about reviews.

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    "Suspenseful Horror Story"

    When a man dies, his relatives are told that he's in a better place. But what if the afterlife isn't so great? Peter has been obsessed with the afterlife after his dog and his father die when Peter was just a boy. He builds a machine that might let him track a person's soul after it leaves the body. He just needs to find someone to test it on.

    The novella was suspenseful, and the premise was interesting. The story was told in short flashes, sometimes only a few paragraphs long, that really helped the suspense factor. There were some writing quirks that I noticed. Peter's eyes frequently "lit up", and then he'd see something bad or something horrible would happen. It's not the way that expression is usually used, and there were a few other grammar issues.

    The narration was well done, it was a good performance and Rick Gregory portrayed the speaking voices well. I'd definitely listen to the narrator again. I was provided a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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    William Simon 05-17-17
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    "Fun listening, great 'Twilight zone' ending"

    I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review. Recommend for a quickie read

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