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Extinction Point

Extinction Point

Written by Paul Antony Jones

Narrated by Emily Beresford


Extinction Point

Written by Paul Antony Jones

Narrated by Emily Beresford

ratings:
3.5/5 (13 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Feb 19, 2013
ISBN:
9781469276762
Format:
Audiobook

Description

First comes the red rain: a strange, scarlet downpour from a cloudless sky that spreads across cities, nations, and the entire globe. In a matter of panicked hours, every living thing on earth succumbs to swift, bloody death. Yet Emily Baxter, a young newspaper reporter, is mysteriously spared-and now she's all alone.

But watching the happy life she built for herself in New York City slip away in the wake of a monstrous, inexplicable plague is just the beginning of Emily's waking nightmare. The world isn't ending; it's only changing. And the race that once ruled the earth has now become raw material for use by a new form of life never before seen…on this planet.

With only wits, weapons, and a bicycle, Emily must undertake a grueling journey across a country that's turning increasingly alien. For though she fears she's been left to inherit the earth, the truth is far more terrifying than a lifetime of solitude.

Released:
Feb 19, 2013
ISBN:
9781469276762
Format:
Audiobook


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  • (3/5)
    I actually quite liked the the framework that this book was set up on. A mildly threatening (at least in the beginning) apocalypse and a totally unprepared and non-survival minded protagonist making realistic survival choices with no real idea what's going on.
    That being said, I found myself incredibly frustrated with a main character in a deserted city who refuses to get in a damned car with a cross country journey in front of her! I'll definitely read the next book, and I hope to find a protagonist who's survival skills grow to match the situation she's found herself in.
  • (3/5)
    Liked what was there but seems to come to an abrupt ending... pushing you into buying the next book
  • (2/5)
    Concept good, execution didn't match my expectations based on ratings and reviews. Far too many 5 star reviews on Amazon.com.
  • (4/5)
    I thought the main character was kinda stupid at points, but interesting concept. Leaves off on a bit of a cliffhanger....
  • (5/5)
    I Read all 3 books - for some reason book 3 was not an option for my book collection. The book was very detailed- at times too much- The alien bad guys were very scary and their approach to taking over the planet was unique. Some parts very imaginative and well - gross. I am conflicted on whether I like or don't like the parts that never got connected to each other. Questions with no answers. Hmmmm. But I have to say I have read a lot of trilogies lately and this is the one that I think about when my mind is wandering. Excellent read overall.
  • (2/5)
    Oh dear. There's a great apocalypse here - blood-red rain falls from a clear sky, then everyone dies. Sadly, there's not a great book written around it. Rereading my Kindle notes is better entertainment.
  • (3/5)
    This book drove me nuts. The plot was interesting, freakish really, and the alien beings were exquisiteness crafted and so utterly alien. But... It became apparent early on that it wasnot going to be a conclusive story. Indeed, nothing was explained - least of all why of all the people in the world, only our protagonist had survived. Cliff hanger endings in self published novels really drive me nuts. Still, spooky, dark and well realised, just left me feeling decidedly unsatisfied.
  • (3/5)
    There is a lot you have to forgive to get into this book, but once you do, this becomes an excellent book about being one of the last human beings alive, watching your planet being taken away.Ellen is a journalist who witnesses a strange red rain - which turns out to be sweeping the planet. In due course, people begin dying, their bodies turning into gestational pods for alien life-forms. There are, as I mentioned, some things you have to forgive author Jones for:1. Really - out of the entirety of New York Ellen is the only human left alive??? Too much, particularly given later developments.2. Ellen does not get caught in the rain (she's eating lunch in a restaurant at the time), but she does go outside later, and wipes the red substance off her bike. The stuff evaporates, becoming a red dust that floats in the air. Certainly, if we're to be consistent, Ellen has been exposed to the red dust, if not the red rain itself.3. People who were inside, and not in contact with the rain or the red dust, are dead - but Ellen is alive?4. Ellen is the only New Yorker left alive?????You might guess that one of the things that I found it most difficult to accept that this one woman, of the millions in New York City, is the only survivor of the red rain. This is a huge issue to get over, but otherwise, the story does a very nice job of going through the actions that one would likely take if one were to find that one was the only living girl in New York. I can't fault the author for any of that.Just one person survives in a city of millions. Yup.She is not the only survivor around the world, however, as she comes into contact with "Jacob," a scientist who was working with a team on an island north of Alaska. It seems the red rain has an aversion to the cold. Ellen decides to head up to Alaska to join up with Jacob and his team.I'd have spent a little more time searching around New York for someone to play with.The book is the first volume of a trilogy.
  • (5/5)
    Nothing startlingly original, but a worthwhile read, with an engaging and feisty protagonist, some moments of genuine suspense, a whiff of visceral horror, and enough action to keep the pages turning until the end. I have problems accepting that there is just one survivor in the whole of NY, although this works well to establish Emily's isolation and her resourcefulness. And the aliens are both suitably creepy and and have a viable biology, but the sudden evolution of vicious dog creatures at the end when the fact the aliens were simply not interested in humanity had already been pointedly established was jarring. Still, for a very cheap price, this is a good little book, well worth the time.
  • (2/5)
    This book drove me NUTS. The first few chapters were pretty great and the concept of the "red rain" had promise. But then, the author had to go and throw in every single thing he has seen and read about aliens. Add in a very stupid protagonist and I wanted her die by the end. Unfortunately, we were left with a very obvious cliff-hanger (and who really believed, at the end, as she wandered off into the desolate void with her very obvious newly-discovered dog companion, that she was "happier" than she had ever been? After almost all of humanity had been wiped out? GMAFB). Emily is dumb, plain and simple; she falls and somehow, magically, hurts her shoulder soooooo bad. (I've fallen numerous times and have been fine). The lights turn off and she starts to run and predictably runs right into a wall. There is a forest full of aliens and instead of going around them, she goes right into them. What an idiot. It was hard to "root" for someone like that. Also, the writing was very subpar; there was long paragraphs of extremely mundane descriptions. A long paragraph about how Emily filled up her coffeemaker (she opened it, filled the carafe with blah blah amount of water, opened the beans, etc). A long paragraph that could have been lifted straight from Google Maps about transversing New York City (go down XXX blocks on Union Street, make a left, and travel about XXX....like, paragraphs of this drivel).Geez. Please stop writing this crap.
  • (4/5)
    I picked this one up on my Kindle a bit ago & decided to give it a go. For some reason I was thinking it was post-apocalyptic zombies but alas it was better. It was alien invasion! It's been a while since I've read a good alien story so I was thrilled as the story unfolded. We follow Emily, who is seemingly the lone human survivor in NYC after a strange weather phenomena & it's through her eyes that we experience everything that comes with that. One would think that being the last human would be the worst thing to contemplate but then you realize it's not when the metamorphoses begin. And when that seems like the worst, it's not, the things that result from the metamorphoses start running around. All I can say is, it was icky, creepy & I loved every minute. I want to complain about her not checking Twitter & FB more quickly or thinking to get the hell out of the city faster but then there'd be no story & things wouldn't have been able to unfold as they had to. Also, I completely bought the emotional toll this whole thing took on Emily & her desire to hold on just a little longer to her familiar surroundings.

    I've pre-ordered the next book because I need to know how Em & Thor will make out. Maybe there'll be others to meet along the way of this trip to Alaska. Also, I am looking forward to Jacob & the rest of the people at the base camp possibly having new information to impart. In the whole book, I think there were only three typos, so no complaints on the usual indie "strikes against" list. Well done!
  • (2/5)
    This wasn't a bad book, but I did not find it notable either.

    World building was relatively limited, mostly along the lines of setting the stage for a greater mystery (the source of the extinction event and the reasons behind it) in the future. There was only a single character, for all intents and purposes, and for the most part it was a saga of her actions rather than a saga about her. It's difficult to judge how well she was developed since she did not have another character to act as a foil.

    The engaging strand of the book was the mystery: what exactly is happening, and why? Why is she immune? If this is further developed in later books, then the series as a whole may be worth reading.
  • (3/5)
    Wow, what an awesome concept! Imagine being the last living person in New York City. What would you do? Personally, I would probably curl up in a corner and cry endlessly.While I loved the idea of Extinction Point, there were times where it was a bit tedious. I don't feel the need to know every little thing the character is doing, some things are just a given. However, given that there is really only one character in the book, you can see how some tediousness would ensue. In between the slow parts though, Jones describes a completely creep-tastic world with some very strange happenings that is in no way a world I would want to live in. I won't go into any details for fear of spoilers....but SCARY!Solid read and solid beginning to what may just be a great series.