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Aftermath (Autumn #5)

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It's been almost one hundred days since a killer disease wiped out 99% of the population. Three months since the dead reanimated. Survivors are few and far between now, and those who remain stick together to give themselves the best possible chance of continuing to stay alive. They are the last of the living.



A band of refugees has taken shelter in a medieval castle – a for
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ebook, 400 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Holden Attradies
David Moody's last few pages to his series are always the best part. You can just tell he's worked up that point and always leaves you with a bang that sums up the point of the story as well as leaving you with something to mentally chew on. "Aftermath" indeed.

I think I liked this volume the most. Compared to the first volume you can really see how far he has come as a writer between then and this book. One of my biggest complaints for the series was that most of the characters seemed so bland a
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TemperanceRiver
Aug 10, 2011 TemperanceRiver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
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Alexis Winning
Mar 30, 2012 Alexis Winning rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
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Thee_ron_clark
Aftermath is the fifth and final installment in David Moody's Autumn series. Aftermath brings back the characters from the first four novels and introduces additional characters; a group of survivors making a life for themselves inside of a medieval castle surrounded by the undead. As you would guess, the two groups eventually find out about the existence of one another in a landscape where it appears that no one else could have survived. Meanwhile, the hordes of dead are deteriorating to the po ...more
sj
Apr 09, 2012 sj rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted here: Let's pop some Bauhaus on the turntable and cut ourselves, yeah?

I have been...well, I wouldn't say A FAN, but I've thought David Moody's Autumn series was pretty good for zombie fiction since I read the first book a few years ago.  My main problem with Autumn was that I got the earlier, self-published version that was full of typos, weird sentences and wonky structure.  The series was eventually picked up, and given far better treatment, and that was one of the reasons
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Wayne Simmons
Mar 08, 2012 Wayne Simmons rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bestselling horror author, David Moody, returns with the fifth and final Autumn novel. Written over a span of ten years, the Autumn story follows two disparate groups of survivors and their battles to survive a world overrun by the living dead. But while years may have passed for us readers, the survivors are only moving into winter now: this shift in seasons plays a pivotal role in Aftermath’s story.

Aftermath begins from the perspective of the living dead, a young woman called Jessica Lindt, no
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Mkittysamom
The end was a little vague, but I really liked how everything turned out, and especially the "special" extra meaning of aftermath. There were a lot of characters and I think that it took a lot of talent to bring them and the whole world of Autumn together. I liked how I got to see a different side of "zombies". Maybe we all are just different kinds of people. I am really surprised by the ratio of people who wanted to live vs the people who would rather give up..this is more apparent if you read ...more
Veronica
*is a little choked up* Well, just finished the last installment of the Autumn series, and must say it was a great read. It took me a bit longer than I wanted to finish, but it wasn't on account of boredom or disinterest. I'm disappointed; not because I disliked it in any way, but because their will be no more after this. I have to say I really liked how the characters and their situations from the previous books tied into this final chapter. I love that Moody gave the bodies more of a human ele ...more
Marie
Oct 21, 2011 Marie rated it it was amazing
I simply could not put this book down. David Moody hits the mark again. His nack for detail and realism is simply rivaled by none. Its a pleasure to read anything that comes out of this mans imagination.
Shana Festa
Aug 19, 2012 Shana Festa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
Spoiler Alert...

This series was amazing. And I love the full circle the corpses made. Only thing I would have liked to see was Dog persevere and find them. What can I say...I love a happy ending :)
Rebekah
Mar 11, 2012 Rebekah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: apoca-licious
A fitting conclusion to a fun series. Thanks, Moody!
Jenny
Aug 05, 2012 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my absolute favorite Autumn book. Moody takes something dripping with gore and manages to make it almost beautiful in the end.
Si Barron
How can you write a Zombie Apocalypse that reads so dull?

I found this book at the library and thought I would give it a try even though it is the fifth in a series, and I had not read the previous four. What the hell, it’s a zombie book, I’m sure I can get up to speed fairly quickly.

There are plenty of characters here, but none of them are well differentiated; after a while the names blur into an amorphous blob of similarity, and you struggle to care about any of the individuals. It’s a shame r
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Mitsu
May 23, 2017 Mitsu rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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David McDonald
Nov 11, 2012 David McDonald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Today's review sees the end of what can only be described as an utterly epic series of books, Autumn by David Moody. Autumn: Aftermath is the fifth and final entry in the series. Could Moody maintain the standard set by the first four entries in the series?

Considering that the first Autumn novel was unleashed in 2001, it is impressive that Moody's writing style has remained consistent. He has created a universe which is bleak, full of dread; and he has continued to evolve his characters in keepi
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Aftermath is the last installment of the Autumn series. Once again, we travel back in time to see how many of survivors coped through yet another life threatening rough patch. This time, some of the survivors are in a castle, because it provides good protection from the dead because of the steep approach. I have to pause to say that the incline being a problem for the dead makes absolutely no sense as in other books, the dead were capable of climbing stares. If they can make it up several flight ...more
Katie Kenig
Aug 05, 2012 Katie Kenig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, apocolyptic
I used to hate serial fiction. I'd get all annoyed with getting hammered with "this happened previously" which authors do, understandably, to educate people new to their series. I love that David Moody doesn't do that. Each of his books, including this one, could stand on it's own easily enough without all that pointless exposition. They have complete story arcs. They have character development, as much as you expect in an after-the-zombies apocalyptic novel anyway.

But oh my god I was so happy
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Ikey
Apr 28, 2016 Ikey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading the next step for our fearless survivors. It was great knowing what happened after "Disintegration," but I must admit book 4 was better than book 5. It had a better ending and with justice for all. But this was terrific too. It gave us not only the strife between the living and the dead, but the battle between humans who even after the apocalypse just can't get along. That old adage about absolute power is so true here. Our gang of survivors from the hotel escape with the help of ...more
Maribel Tostado
Aug 24, 2012 Maribel Tostado rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"we are the last of the living" Personally I love Moody's work and like always was not let down. I love the fact even though I want to put the book down I can't. I just get sucked in by it. Aftermath is the last book in the Autumn series. the world has basically come to an end and not a lot of survivors to boot. I liked that some of the characters got what they deserve like Webb, Jas just to name a few. I was sadden that Hollis character did not survive and started off strong but then was broken ...more
Alondra
Dec 11, 2013 Alondra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Zombie-lovers
Shelves: books-i-own
5 Stars

5 Stars for a great series, and the inevitable ending. I am sad to see it end, but happy, because these characters wear you out! They were too human. Too frustrating. Too whiny. Too much of everything, and you know what? Very real. They remind me of people I know or have met. People who you believe are so strong, and before you know it, pure cowardice. Then there are those quiet ones that show the most strength and keep everyone sane.

We lose characters for stupid reasons, we lose them be
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Cassandra
I enjoyed all the Autumn books. Okay, to be honest I did not read the 4th as of yet. I skipped it since the characters are not those from books 1,2,3, and 5. I hear it can be read as a read alone. At first I gave this book a 4 star, but then after reconsideration, it was not as good as book one which I gave a 4 start so I cut back to 3 stars. That is not to say it was not good, just not as good as the first book. Some of the characters in this book were annoying. While the entire series took a b ...more
Vicki Krivak
May 09, 2012 Vicki Krivak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this entire series. I hate to see it come to an end. In this final installment we meet an
entire new set of characters who have taken shelter in a Castle ruins that had been run as a tourist
attraction before the virus hit. The author starts tying up the loose ends by having some of the other
groups from previous books also find their way to the castle. Aftermath was definately a fitting end to
this great series. I would recommend it to anyone who likes zombie/horror books. On
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Lisa Cleveland
Oct 03, 2014 Lisa Cleveland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, I have dearly loved this series. This last book in the series was a heartbreaker. Lost some good people, and some good ones who turned bad. Mostly, the story of the dead was compelling and so incredibly moving. I'll admit that I've gagged until my stomach hurt, from crawling through all the human remains, and I've cried until my sinuses were all glooky! This is still, all these years after reading it, one of the best zompoc tales ever told. Yep, I'd recommend this story and author.
Carol
Jul 11, 2013 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant end to a fantastic series. A set of survivors are living in an old castle and finding life hard. They loot the nearby town and find the dead more weak but still moving. After finding some survivors from the island of Cormonsbury, some of the castle survivors decide to go with them. However, a few are determined to prevent anyone from leaving.

I'm sorry that this series is finished as I really enjoyed it, but I will read it again.
Alexandria
Jul 08, 2013 Alexandria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know I said that the first book in this series is the standard to which I hold all zombie books and movies. I say the same about the final book as well. Autumn gave me a solid expectation as to how zombies initially behave while Autumn: Aftermath provided me with expectations as to, well, how the world ends. It makes so much sense and yet many stories don't stick with it long enough to make it to the end. This novel successfully answers the question, "and then what?"
Stella
May 02, 2012 Stella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shall be kind to my Moody loving friends and not say a thing until....well......er,the autumn........Well it's now the start of the autumn, so I'll rate it at least. Moody's realistic horror (in particular his Hater series) makes him the natural sucessor to Herbert. This is a fantastic concluding book to the Autumn series, especially when the...and they come to the....and..oh I STILL can't say as it still isn't released in the UK until the 15th November.... :)
Steen Ledet
The drawn-out conclusion to the Autumn series, the zombies are yet again walking around doing nothing, while the humans mostly do likewise. Unless, of course, they bitch and moan (again, humans and zombies alike). What could have been a fascinating series of zombies regaining nonhuman intelligence instead deteriorated into stale survival horror, infused with a fascination for a post-apocalyptic world.
Melissa
Aug 30, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this. I'm surprised I liked it after the twist, but I did.

The characters in this book are flatter than the previous books, but they aren't completely one dimensional.

I wish the book had had more of a focus on the island.

If you liked the previous books you'll like this one. I have only read 2 of the previous books and read this one with little difficulty. I was missing some of the plot points, but I think as long as you have some familiarity with the series you will be ok.
Ymoinda
Aug 07, 2012 Ymoinda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This final book in the series ties up several loose ends and lends toward a hopeful future. I feel that Moody truly examines the depths (the bad and the good) of humanity in this series and it is thought provoking and enjoyable on so many levels. The reader has grown to “know” some of the characters and it is truly so sad to say good-bye
Tara
Jul 22, 2012 Tara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ahhh the final book of this series (unless you count that companion book full of short stories on the suriviors--The Human Condition--impossible to find, by the way!)--this book has tied up all the other four books pretty nicely--with a couple of twists of course! I'm hoping there'll be a 6th book out eventually...
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David Moody was born in 1970 and grew up in Birmingham on a diet of trashy horror and pulp science fiction books and movies. He worked as a bank manager and as operations manager for a number of financial institutions before giving up the day job to write about the end of the world for a living. He has written a number of horror novels, including AUTUMN, which has been downloaded more than half a ...more
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