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The Echo

(After #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  716 ratings  ·  32 reviews
It's six weeks after the shock.

The smoke on the horizon has diminished, and Rachel Wheeler and her two traveling companions head toward the mountains where Rachel's grandfather Franklin has built a survivalist compound.

However, the strange mutated people known as Zapheads seem to be changing from bloodthirsty killers into a force far more menacing. A secret military instal
ebook, 220 pages
Published March 23rd 2013 by Haunted Computer Books
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Jon Recluse
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, horror
Adapt or die is the name of the game, and no one knows that better than Scott Nicholson, whose current literary rampage through the thriller genre continues to kick butts and take names!

Highly recommended
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: za-pa-books
I like Scott Nicholson's writing. I have read a few of his other books and have been impressed with the way he manipulates words to write an engaging story. This book- the sequel to After: The Shock- is definitely engaging, but I can't say I loved it. First of all, I didn't like how it ended. I like a little bit of a cliff-hanger when the book is part of a series, but this ending left everything unsettled. A little closure is a good thing. I also didn't like the character, Franklin Wheeler, much ...more
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another wild ride from Scott Nicholson in the chaotic post-Apocalypse of "After". There's not much to say new about this story since it really is just a continuation of After: The Shock. The writing style is still solid with perfect pacing and detailed descriptions. My real concern is that the story itself feels kind of like it's jogging in place. In the first story, we saw the world of "After" through the viewpoints of multiple factions of survivors, each one seeming equally lost. The factions ...more
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
After: The Echo picks up six weeks after the solar flare has wiped out the majority of the population. Though scattered the survivors from the first book are all heading to what they hope is the safety of Franklins compound.

In After: The Echo the Zapheads for me remain the best part of this series. They will kill you in the blink of an eye and do it without feeling any guilt. What I liked this time around is that they have evolved beyond just soulless killing machines. The Zapheads have started
Apr 04, 2013 rated it liked it
not bad.. not a typical post apocalyptic story... this is the second installment of a series. there is at least 1 more after, and a prequel... they are not bad, but they are not great, but are kind of intriguing, so I keep reading to see where it goes... there are some interesting turns, and am waiting to wheret hey go.. the creatures learning!?!? or obeying ritualistic religious stuff?!?!? kinda getting disappointed that the author seems to be draggin some things out, and not cuz he has too, bu ...more
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
After: The Echo

When I was offered the opportunity to read After: The Shock a few months back I never hesitated; I love Scott Nicholson's work. However, I never expected to enjoy it as much as I did. I'm just not keen on apocalyptic ruin and a world over run with the living dead.

When I found out yesterday that After: The Echo was out I squealed like a little kid and hopped right over to pick up my copy. I stayed up most of the night reading! I just couldn't help myself, the characters are wonder
Grzegorz Janoszka
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The review to the whole serie: After (read so far books 0-3).

I rather dislike zombie books, I don't want to read anything that defies laws of physics. I love to read about things that may happen, EMP is one of them. The series started OK, then it had a bad turn (in my point of view) with those mindless killers, but later on it got better and better.

I still have the feeling that the world has a great potential which wasn't fully utilized, but well, I can't write books, so I have to stick with wha
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
The second book in the After series: I found myself quite engaged with this book and read a huge chunk in one sitting. This book explores some of the darker side to the After, and I love the twists on the Zombies, aka Zapheads.

The concept of this book is brilliant and makes a nice change to what we typically read as a post-apocalyptic story.

I'm personally reading these books back-to-back which is quite easy as they are short stories. For me it keeps the .momentum going and wanting me to grab t
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one. Full review here:
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Before you pick up this title, please note it is the second book in a series. You will need to read After: The Shock (AFTER post-apocalyptic series, Book 1) first which, as I type this review, is free in the Amazon Kindle store.

Scott Nicholson writes a pretty good story no matter what genre he's focusing in on with a particular book, and I like this continuation of the apocalyptic tale featuring a worldwide solar flare-induced succession of EMP's along with a twist of horror with a mutant versio
Tara Price
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic series. loved the whole set.
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I marvel at the authors writing style and his use of the written word to uniquely and creatively describe a situation, person, situation or thing. This series storyline puts a unique twist on the way 'the end of society as we know it" has occurred.

One can easily tell when the author has successfully developed a character when some readers love the character or loves to hate the character. The Franklin Wheeler is just one of those dynamic characters. While some characters are clearly antagonisti
This was book 2 in the series, that followed "After the Shock" in this book we continue with those that have survived a EOW event. Some are those trying to survive each day from the other survivors that are physically there, but are Zap the name They are called in the book and seems to be most fitting to be used here. The first book they were predictable you know what to expect, this one is just a little bit more disturbing being that they seem to be revolving,into what we're not real ...more
Leslie Fisher
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the "After" series, and it is every bit as good as the first. I really didn't know what to expect because I generally am not a huge fan of zombie books, but I was surprised when I really enjoyed the first one. I didn't know if my interest or enjoyment would translate to the second book, but it did. The author just makes everything seem so real and so plausible - It's scary! I enjoyed learning more about the characters that were introduced in the first book, and seeing ...more
Mar 24, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the second installment in Scott Nicholson’s series AFTER. We find some of our characters still working their way towards the Blue Ridge Parkway and a compound where they hope to survive and some others already in the compound. The Zapheads are changing, and that appears to be the plot here…what is going on with them. I don’t like reading episodic writing where readers are left with incomplete plots; it cheats the reader, breaks the pacing, and makes the overall novel more difficult to fo ...more
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was a fantastic and easy read. I have no read the first novel in the series, but I was able to follow the storyline just fine. I really liked the idea of how the author has a unique take of the end of civilization plotline. There is enough suffering, gore, and violence to make the environment of the novel real, but not overpowering or gross like some novels. I liked the female lead's grizzled, crazy old grandfather and his small band of survivors. I'm interested to continue reading the ...more
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

I really liked book 1, so I was excited for book 2....this one takes us on more of the journey of our characters...Rachel, is struggling with her group to get to her grandfathers and is very injured...our others are not having good luck either...Jorge's family is missing...and another is trapped in zaphead creepy training camp...These zapheads are getting smarter and more dangerous....can not wait for book 3 to see what h
Gail Mchugh
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Okay, I finished The Echo the other day and immediately started Milepost 291. Now I cannot remember where one finishes and the other starts. Also I am having a lot of trouble with my Kobo ebook on my Ipad. My Kobo quit and I really do not want to purchase (a 3rd) again. I do not have defined chapters. What's with that. I am intrigued with the books. I really like most of the characters. Rachel, DeVontay and Jorge are my favourites.
Michelle McPherson
The Echo After book 2

The story just keeps getting better and better. Only minor editing issues, which is always a plus. The evolution of the characters is amazing, you can imagine the journey they are on. I sometimes have trouble following which character is speaking, but again that can be overlooked. I can't wait to continue the journey, the last chapters always leave you enthralled for more and fascinated with new plot directions.
I liked it just as much as the first part. Although I still do not quite understand what's with those "zapheads". The writing keept me interested although the end came surprisingly fast and sudden :-)
Apr 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, sci-fi
Cracking read and cannot wait for the next one in the After series. Off to read the prequel After: First Light.
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: scott-nicholson
kinda boring
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Not a bad continuation of the story. Kind of cheesy, but I'm enjoying it so far.
Robin Halvorson
Jul 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Not at all sure what to think about this series. Interesting take on TEOTWAWKI. Society has collapsed and we have zombies but the zombies are evolving.
Apr 15, 2015 rated it liked it
I would rate it higher but I was cured of wanting long series of books when I read Robert Jordan.... 10 (?)
Apr 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who enjoy post-apocalyptic fiction
Recommended to Dee by: found it on Amazon 99 cent books
As a continuing saga, this one has my interest. Neither this nor its predecessor are stand-alone books.
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
GREAT! Fast, Exciting Read! This one is even better than Book 1! I hope number 3 is finished soon!

Donna Dunn
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm really liking this series. I was worried that this was going to be a cannibal zombie happy to find out that it's not that!
Robert Wood
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On to After: Milepost 291!
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
not a very satisfying installment, not sure if I'll bother with part 3
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With more than 800,000 books sold worldwide, Scott Nicholson is an international bestselling thriller writer. He won the Writers of the Future Award in 1999 and was a Stoker Award finalist in 2003. His Fear series was published by Amazon's Thomas & Mercer imprint and 47North released the supernatural thriller McFALL.

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Other books in the series

After (6 books)
  • The Shock (After, #1)
  • Milepost 291 (After, #3)
  • Whiteout (After #4)
  • Red Scare (After #5)
  • Dying Light (After #6)