Audiobook Review

After the Silence

Lights Out, Book 1
By
Devon C. Ford
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Performance
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

Great Narration, Interesting Journey

THE BIRDICT

💚 This is a reformed-husband-fighting-to-get-to-his-family apocalypse, but with the wife’s perspective as well. So a bit like The End of the World Running Club, but quite a different tone.

🧡 The view of human life in the face of scarcity is closer to Thomas Hobbes’ 'Nasty, brutish and short' viewpoint than I’d have preferred. And, while I liked Abby’s feistiness - I pictured her played by Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whitakker - some of Shawn’s internal dialogue felt aged before its time. Not a fan of the couple’s teen, Lydia. Very whiny and not too bright, although there is one fun fight scene in which she takes the lead.

💜 Listen to this for the understated British approach to an EMP apocalypse, the dour humour and suspense of reuniting a family.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 This made for a great listen. Narrator Kevin Kemp lends a lightness to the production and comes across as relatable and likeable, I also appreciated the attention paid to the chapter listings.

🎧 I would caution that this isn’t a laid back listen. One narrator reading two storylines can be difficult to follow, especially when both have similar characters and group makeup.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

No spoiler for this one. Maybe next time!
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After the Silence

THE BLURB

In a world reliant on technology, the bright flashes in the sky were just the beginning.

With the power gone, the UK falls into a state of panic. The ensuing anarchy is simply the warm-up act. Shaun Taylor is stranded far from home, far from a broken family he needs to make whole again, and he will do whatever it takes to get back to them. What would you do to get home? What would you do if the lights went out?

From the best-selling author of After It Happened and Toy Soldiers comes a new UK post-apocalyptic series.