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Publisher's Summary

A massive solar storm erases the world's technological infrastructure and kills billions. While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive, they notice that some among them have...changed. Rachel Wheeler finds herself alone in the city where violent survivors, known as zapheads, roam the streets, killing and destroying. Her only hope is to reach the mountains where her grandfather, a legendary survivalist, established a compound in preparation for doomsday.
Other survivors are fleeing the city, but zapheads aren't the only danger. Rogue bands of military soldiers want to impose their own order in the crumbling ruins of civilization. When Rachel discovers a 10-year-old boy, she vows to care for him even at the risk of her own life. And the zapheads are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace.
©2013 Scott Nicholson (P)2015 Scott Nicholson
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4 out of 5 stars
By Lindsay on 11-19-15

A different kind of "zombie" story

In spite of my love of apocalyptic stories, I'm not a fan of zombies. I have never read a zombie book with a good explanation for the actions and behaviors of said zombies (e.g. eating people), and that bugs me when I'm reading. "After" does what no other zombie book has. Okay, so they aren't real zombies in the traditional sense. No actual eating people. However, an explanation for both the change itself AND for the behaviors of the changed people afterwards had me cheering.

The story followed 3 primary groups of people as they escape from the changed people. Towards the end of this book, we see how all three groups will eventually come together (in a future book, I assume). At times, the story seemed slow, and the requisite prepper had a few too many explanatory soliloquies. Other than that, I mostly enjoyed the different characters and how their actions shape them.

The narrator of the audiobook was decent. He certainly didn't detract from the story in any way, neither did he do anything to really add to the story. I would listen to this narrator again.

I would definitely continue reading the series.

Audiobook provided by the author in return for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By med c on 06-06-15

AFTER

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Another great book from Mr Nicholson. The premise is very real, a series of solar flares that shut down the world. The survivors are a very diverse bunch and, oh what a bunch. I really enjoyed this book from the very first page and can't wait for the next. It is full of suspenseful moments.

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