Afterwards

  • by Rosamund Lupton
  • Narrated by Finty Williams
  • 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There is a fire and they are in There. They are in there.... Black smoke stains a summer blue sky. A school is on fire. And one mother, Grace, sees the smoke and runs. She knows her teenage daughter Jenny is inside. She runs into the burning building to rescue her. Afterwards, Grace must find the identity of the arsonist and protect her family from the person who's still intent on destroying them. Afterwards, she must fight the limits of her physical strength and discover the limitlessness of love.

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Customer Reviews

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Captivating!

I bought this because I loved Finty Williams narration of The Girl with All The Gifts and I wanted more! This did not disappoint. The story was emotional and wonderful and the narration was perfect!
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- Joy Gray

Formulaic Emotionalizing...Boring, boring...

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Narrator is fine, but the text is mediocre, at best.


What was most disappointing about Rosamund Lupton’s story?

Long, long overwrought, sometimes hysterical mother-love speeches, over and over again-- which may move many readers, but increasingly irritated me. I hung in there for a while, until I couldn't bear any more. So disappointed because the reviews were so positive.


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

Finty Williams is a very talented narrator...no question. She kept me listening for as long as I did.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Great set-up: the fire, the out-of-body experiences. Clearly great potential for a suspenseful plot.


Any additional comments?

I found it hard to believe that the characters who find themselves experiencing an out-of-body existence would have so little to say to themselves or to each other about it--unbelievable. Of course, I did stop listening about a third of the way in...

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- Santippe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK