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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Watkins Narrator: Emily Janice Card Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781611065213
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After the death of her father, sixteen-year-old Iris Wight is uprooted from her hometown in Maine and sent to live on a farm in Craven County, North Carolina, with her hard-bitten aunt Sue and her hulking, monosyllabic cousin, Book. Almost immediately, Iris, a vegetarian and animal lover, clashes with Aunt Sue, who mistreats her livestock, fritters away Iris’s small inheritance, and thinks nothing of striking Iris for the smallest offense.

Grief-stricken and alone, Iris finds solace in her aunt’s willful but lovable herd of goats. But when Iris sets two of the young goats free to save them from slaughter, the tensions between her and Aunt Sue come to a frightening and violent head. Can Iris recover from tragedy for a second time and find a way to save not only her beloved goats but also herself?

Powerful and deeply moving, What Comes After is at its heart an affirmation of the redemptive power of animals and the resilience of the human spirit. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Kenyon | 1/30/2014

    " I really don't have much to say. I enjoyed it, but it isn't Rosie worthy. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mokamonkey | 12/22/2013

    " I listened to this one partially while I was in New Orleans and I wondered how a Southern listener would take the negative Southern stereotype. Other than that, I really enjoyed this sad tale of a teen trying to rebuild her life after the loss of her father and previous life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wisteriouswoman | 12/21/2013

    " I didn't like the author's writing style. I read some of the beginning and some closer to the end but never finished it. I am an adult though and couldn't relate to the hick place she was living and her love of goats. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhiannon | 12/16/2013

    " Amazing story of a vegetarian girl who overcomes her aunt in a dispute about the treatment of the goats. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephenie | 12/1/2013

    " Wonderful YA novel. My students love the story, and I loved the story. The young female protagonist is charming and strong--you end the novel with hope--hope for better days to come. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle | 11/17/2013

    " Clean writing. Not a bad story, it just really wasn't my thing. Plus, the boy's name is Littleberry and it was impossible for me to find anyone named LIttleberry cute. LOL. The two stars is really based more on my enjoyment and less on a reflection of how good or bad the book is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 11/16/2013

    " I downloaded this for Rachel to read from the library. She finished it in two days and told me I had to read it. Really good so far and I'm 25% done and I just started it tonight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayla | 3/27/2013

    " A nicely written book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Torres | 11/26/2012

    " i cried in multiple parts of the story. Littleberry is so cute and Mrs.Tuten is awesome. a good read this book was "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 9/21/2012

    " Heartbreaking and inspiring. I had to look at the flap to double-check if it was fiction or non. A good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie A. | 11/8/2011

    " Goats! Wish the love interest had been less gross-sounding and the character didn't have an irrational hatred of ferrets, but super-solid storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Lu | 10/30/2011

    " I actually had to stop and cry in the middle of the book, because I was already in a really bad lonely mood and the book just escalated it. I was sososo glad though, when things started looking up for Iris. And the goats. I loved the goats. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 4/29/2011

    " 3.5 or 4 ish. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 4/22/2011

    " I actually had to stop and cry in the middle of the book, because I was already in a really bad lonely mood and the book just escalated it. I was sososo glad though, when things started looking up for Iris. And the goats. I loved the goats. :) "

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About the Author
Author Steve Watkins

Steve Watkins is the author of Down Sand , as well as the author of numerous short stories. A winner of the Pushcart Prize, Steve Watkins lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

About the Narrator

Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie and Earphones Award winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall. Her own audiobook narration has won her four Earphones Awards.