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Two years have passed since humankind faced extinction: Cousins Brian and Steven are leaving the protection of their underground bunker for the first time, after a cataclysmic war and unrelenting disease ravaged the earth. On the other side of North America, a young survivalist is leaving the seclusion of his cabin deep in the woods, traveling with his aging canine companion, Winston. For individual reasons, these men are traveling east, where the fragmented lives of a small number of survivors will soon be decided by the choices of a corrupt few. Simon Kalispell and Brian Rhodes are not yet aware, but the strength that resides inside them will soon be tested, and destiny will call for their fates to be forever intertwined. 

Part I: To Alice was a semi-finalist in the 2016 BookLife Prize for Fiction, run by Publishers Weekly. Finalist in the 2017 Eric Hoffer First Horizon award. Winner of the PitchPerfect Award from Underground Book Reviews. Gold Quality Mark recipient from BooksGoSocial, their highest award level.

©2016 Brandon Zenner (P)2018 Brandon Zenner

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Gripping post apocalyptic story.

What made the experience of listening to The After War the most enjoyable?

The story and narration are excellent. I could envision the desolate environment, and the characters grabbed me from the beginning.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Winston. Without a doubt. I fell in love with him, and was concerned for his safety the entire time. Karl Metzger was also a particularly frightening character.

What does James Romick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I've read the book as well as listened to the audiobook. The narrator did a great job of creating voices for the various characters, and setting the dystopian environment.

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

The story is suspenseful at times, sad at others. The post apocalyptic environment, and the roving bands of society's wastes were frightening.

Any additional comments?

The story grabbed me from the begging, but really takes off a few chapters in. The ending war scene is gripping.

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Great dystopian read.

What did you like best about this story?

The character development.

What does James Romick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The characters and scenes really came to life. I particularly liked the voice he used for Nick Byrnes.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The last scene, the war, was intense. For me, it was the climax of the novel and the characters.

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unimpressed

the storyline has been overdone the narrator over enuciateats until he sounded like a computer

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