Aftertime : Aftertime

  • by Sophie Littlefield
  • Narrated by Ellen Archer
  • Series: Aftertime
  • 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Awakening in a bleak landscape as scarred as her body, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls surviving something terrible. Having no idea how many weeks have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: Ruthie has vanished. And with her, nearly all of civilization. Where once-lush hills carried cars and commerce, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters - people turned hungry for human flesh by a government experiment gone wrong.
In a broken, barren California, Cass will undergo a harrowing quest to get Ruthie back. Few people trust an outsider, let alone a woman who became a zombie and somehow turned back, but she finds help from an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. Smoke is her savior, and her safety. For the Beaters are out there. And the humans grip at survival with their trigger fingers. Especially when they learn that she and Ruthie have become the most feared, and desired, of weapons in a brave new world.


What the Critics Say

"Littlefield turns what could be just another zombie apocalypse into a thoughtful and entertaining exploration of many themes, including genetic engineering, social collapse, and motherhood.... [She] has a gift for pacing, her adroit and detailed world-building going down easy amid page-turning action and evocative, sensual, harrowing descriptions that bring every paragraph of this thriller to life." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Those who like watching Lifetime channel & reading romance novels!! So sad 3/4 through the book an not one death! Nobody eaten by these so called zombies in this miserable excuse for a zombie book!! Dances with wolves is a scarier story! If the author put half the effort into the zombies of the book as they did detailing the sexual encounters ( from her point of view guys if ya get my point) then maybe it could be called a Bad zombie story! But as is I'd say romance/ sex novel with sick people outside the house.

Has Aftertime turned you off from other books in this genre?

This don't belong in zombie genre! It's a rip off to be labeled as such

How could the performance have been better?

If someone died, if someone got eaten??

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, dissapointment

Any additional comments?

I beg for a refund or at least a free credit to get a real book, This book sucks! Doubt I'll finish

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- Dan "I'm a horror nut! Zombies in particular! Epidemics, end of all things! Also enjoyed Game of thrones very much!"

Great Ideas!

May be some spoilers. The story has great and I do mean GREAT potential, but the writer seems to be trying to force the story along. It was annoying that everyone is just so accepting of this person when all they talk about is raiders and bandits and zombies, it was too convenient. And the use of post apocalyptic terms everyone seems to use, like "Aftertime," is normally reserved for the second or third generation of the apocalypse. The narrator is great! But the narrator should be used for a younger character, not for a strong woman character as is portrayed in this book. I am trying to finish.
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- Tony

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios