Kindle Price: $3.99

Save $9.00 (69%)

kindle unlimited logo
Unlimited reading. Over 1 million titles. Learn more
Read for Free

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group. Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Single copy
(Sent by Amazon)
Amazon emails the eBook to a recipient on your behalf.
Learn more

Multiple copies
(Send on your own)
You send redemption links to your recipients.
Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Kindle App Ad
After the Fall: Jason's Tale: One man's struggle for his family's survival in a post apocalyptic world by [Nees, David]
Audible Sample

After the Fall: Jason's Tale: One man's struggle for his family's survival in a post apocalyptic world Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 190 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in After the Fall (3 Book Series)

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from

Kindle Feature Spotlight


Length: 352 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible book:
Audible book
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
Matchbook Price: $1.99 What's this?
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.

Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.

Editorial Reviews


"As a writer in this same genre, I have to say I am VERY impressed with this effort. [emphasis added] raises the bar for the genre in the sense that the characters are complex and conflicted, and the descriptive passages are probably the best I've read in this sort of book. His descriptions of terrain and changing seasons are just breathtaking. This guy can really write and the writing is very controlled and not over the top."--Bobby Andrews, author of the six part series PREPPER'S CRUCIBLE; and STRYKER1 & 2.

"This was the first book that David Nees has written. But the way he slowly builds his characters and the story are like a seasoned writer. I enjoyed After the Fall: Jason's Tale and look forward to the second one.
"Ilisten to a lot of audio books during my work day and during my commute. Theones that I like are added to the Prepper Fiction page on this site. There are a lot ofbooks that don't make the cut. But I added one this week written by David Nees,titled After the Fall: Jason's Tale.
"Afteran EMP attack...Jason decides to get out ofDodge.Beingbetter prepared and smart about his actions, Jason is able to get out of thecity and into the mountains. Everything was going well until he literally felldown the mountain. Battered up pretty badly Jason has to find help and truststrangers. Luckily he finds an older couple that have farmed on their landforever. Jason strikes out on his own again, but just as he starts makingprogress away from the farm, there are gunshotsfrom where he just came. Jason returns to the farm as fast as he can run. Whathe finds is both bloody and brutal. Life changes for him forever.
I don't want to give away the whole story. SoI'll stop there."--Marc,

"David Nees has written a great debut novel.  It's about the all-to-plausible scenario of an EMP attack on the U.S.  The characters are fully formed and grab your interest and attention.  The action scenes are well-crafted and realistic.  This is a harrowing world and Nees brings it to life with characters you want to get to know better.  I look forward to his sequel.  Good stuff."--G. Michael Hopf, author of THOSE WHO REMAIN, book 7 in the New World Series

"David Nees
takes on a nightmare scenario in his novel "After the Fall: Jason's Tale" (350 pages, CreateSpace, $12.99), which focuses on the disintegration of society after an electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States.The main character heads to the Appalachian Mountains to try to avoid the chaos in this action tale that blends with a love story. Nees lives in Fairfax County." --Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginia Book Notes, July 23, 2016

I really, really enjoyed it.Excellent character development and you didn't need 100 pages to do it. Rich and fast moving plot line. I look forward to your next to see how Catherine and the lieutenant make out - no double entendres. Give us more David.  Gerald; verified purchase
Amazingly well written, believable characters, Heroes and demons, battles, victories and hope in world thrown back to the 1800's by an EMP....great book, can't wait for the next one....Amazon customer
WOW!!! I couldn't put the book(kindle on phone) down, I was so drawn into the story and enjoyed this read very much!!! ...Amazon customer

From the Author

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the U.S. is not an unrealistic possibility. I wanted to explore the effects of such an attack and trace it via an individual's odyssey through a "fallen" civilization. Humans develop civilizations involving large cities of people put together in an intricate web of organized cooperative activity that feeds our economy. On the surface, we seem to have "evolved" beyond the primitive impulses we read about in our history. But take away the support, the structure that binds this close cooperation and our veneer of civilization begins to unravel.

Humans still contain within them the deep rooted, primitive impulses of violence and aggression needed to survive. We easily become "tribal" creatures, oriented to the closer structure of family with others being "outsiders" deserving of suspicion at best, aggression at worst. Take away the rule of law and we devolve into more primitive forms of structure and organization. Add in hunger and starvation and we become predators or prey, with little space between the two extremes. From such extremes, humans must find ways to learn to rebuild structure and organization; to broaden what family or community includes.

A post-apocalyptic story allows the writer to examine these deeper impulses that reside in us, often suppressed by our laws and culture. I wanted to write something that in the end is redemptive, showing that, along with our dangerous impulses, there resides our better instincts of love, charity, honor, even self-sacrifice; and these can re-emerge to help point us to our better destiny.

When I set out, I didn't know where the story would end but the characters began to "direct" me as the plot developed. Often I would dream a scene while half asleep, try to remember it and then get it on paper the next day. It was a very visual process.

There is much room for continued development of the characters as I work on the sequel. The next book will involve more interaction with Hillsboro, which will generate the story conflict. It becomes more complicated, with more sub-plots and characters, but I'm enjoying bringing them to life.

Product details

  • File Size: 1522 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: David E. Nees; 1 edition (March 31, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 31, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DQ4CB0I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,737 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

Top customer reviews

May 1, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
May 11, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
May 6, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
April 22, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
May 16, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
32 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
February 1, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
May 9, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
46 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
May 18, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

After the Fall: Jason's Tale: One man's struggle for his family's survival in a post apocalyptic world
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: After the Fall: Jason's Tale: One man's struggle for his family's survival in a post apocalyptic world