LeVar Burton creates the framework for an epic yet...
Read by LeVar Burton
Approximately 3 hours
...he fails to follow through.
Have you ever read a book in which the author takes a premise that would, at most, fill about 150 pages and yet he or she stretches it out to 400 pages? This is not one of those books.
Aftermath has the opposite problem - an awful future is described and peopled. The cure for cancer and brain disorders is discovered, stolen and recovered with lots of gunfights, chases, psionic warfare, attempted child rapes, attempted suicides, kidnappings galore, slavery and people being skinned alive. However, none of it is fleshed out - we are left with the skeleton of an epic story - a framework of what could have been. Think Stephen King's The Stand told in less than 300 pages. I just wish he'd added more.
So, in short, the relatively low score is a reflection of Burton's failure to follow through with the potential of the book.
I rate this audiobook 3 stars out of 5, mostly based on the strong premise rather than the anemic follow through.
This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: Aftermath by LeVar Burton.
Reviewed September 30, 2005