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Aftermath

(Autumn #5)

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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,196 ratings  ·  81 reviews
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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Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Holden Attradies
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies
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Alexis Winning
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies
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Thee_ron_clark
Apr 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Netanella
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Netanella by: hIpnoticraQs
There were extra elements that added to the star ranking of this book:
* Staying up waaaaay past my bedtime to read this to conclusion. I just had to know that that wanker Jas got what was coming to him.
* Trekking through a mile or more of decaying human bodies and other biohazardous goo, mixed in with dirt, slime, water, mold, and who knows what else. Sometimes the primordial slop was thigh-high, sometimes even higher. I am left with a vague feeling of needing Lysol Disinfectant Spray this morni
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sj
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
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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Veronica
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
*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
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
Marie
Oct 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jenny
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is my absolute favorite Autumn book. Moody takes something dripping with gore and manages to make it almost beautiful in the end.
Rebekah
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: apoca-licious
A fitting conclusion to a fun series. Thanks, Moody!
Shana Festa
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 :)
Alyce Hunt
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
My review of Autumn: Aftermath will be published next week, but I can say that this is a satisfying conclusion to a series which lost its charm somewhere along the way.

EDIT 09/03/2018:

I didn't realise I'd skipped the fourth book in the Autumn series - Autumn: Disintegration - until I was over halfway through Autumn: Aftermath. It doesn't seem as though I missed anything, though. A new group was introduced in the fourth installment, but they don't appear until a few chapters into this book and t
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Kate
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one starts about 3 months after humanity is all but wiped out. There is more action and different groups. One thing that I like is that he always includes jerks or people who become total jerks. You know this would happen in real life. You'd never get a random group of all nice people. There's always going to be at least one ass that screws everything up. So as much as it drives me crazy to read about, I think it's more realistic. This might have been my fave of the series.
Derek Bedrosian
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Kay Smillie
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After the slight disappointment of Autumn: Disintegration, this final book in the series is the best of the bunch. Tying up all the loose ends from the series and leaving you feeling sorry for the undead. Now to read the next which is more of a companion piece to the series, rather than a continuation. David Moody, my new favourite author.

Ray Smillie
Cari Miller
May 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Would be 4 stars if there weren't so much language...
Adam McAuley
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was another fun entry to this zombie series. 8.4/10
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 rated it it was ok
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David McDonald
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Ikey
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Katie Kenig
Aug 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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Maribel Tostado
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"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
Michelle
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
It seems #5 of this series is my favorite so far. I was way more involved in this one and cared about what happened to most of the characters. Again, you have a lot of unlikable people but there are some likable ones and some that grow on you. This book brings together some characters from previous books along with some new ones. It also answered some questions from the previous book regarding what happened to some of the characters. Halfway through it became more of a page-turner for me; wonder ...more
Cassandra
Oct 01, 2016 rated it liked it
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
Alondra
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Zombie-lovers
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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Vicki Krivak
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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Steen Ledet
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: apocalypse, zombies, virus
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.
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A pioneer of independent publishing, DAVID MOODY first released HATER in 2006, and without an agent, succeeded in selling the film rights for the novel to Mark Johnson (producer, Breaking Bad) and Guillermo Del Toro (director, The Shape of Water, Pan's Labyrinth). Moody's seminal zombie novel AUTUMN was made into an (admittedly terrible) movie starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine. He has a ...more

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Autumn (6 books)
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