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Countdown (Newsflesh Novella)

Countdown (Newsflesh Novella) [Kindle Edition]

Mira Grant
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Product Description

The year is 2014, the year everything changed. We cured cancer. We cured the common cold. We died.

This is the story of how we rose.

When will you rise?

Countdown is a novella set in the world of Feed.

Word count: ~19,500

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 230 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (2 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405518707
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405518703
  • ASIN: B008DTOG14
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,007 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars If only it were longer! 23 July 2012
By simon211175 VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having finished the Newsflesh Trilogy (Feed, Deadline: The Newsflesh Trilogy: Book 2 and Blackout: The Newsflesh Trilogy: Book 3), I was pleased to see an excerpt from this short story tucked into the final instalment.

And so I bought it, and here I am having now read it and still wanting more.

This is a great little story, showing a real insight into how Kellis-Amberlee started. I agree with the other reviewer that it could easily have been expanded to novel length. Perhaps in the future it will be - there are so many different ways that this period could be written about.

Personally, I'm heading here (San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats) for more of the same.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - but I want more! 13 July 2012
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Well, having just read Blackout and the first part of Countdown which is included at the back of the book, I couldn't wait to get hold of this. Initially I was horrified to discover that it didn't seem to be available in the UK but then Amazon came to the rescue!

If you enjoyed the "Feed" trilogy, then you MUST read this. It's excellent but I do feel that it could have been longer and been a proper prequel rather than a short "novella". It's left me wanting much more!

Personally I feel that Mira Grant has missed a real trick here to get a really atmospheric and haunting novel out there; for instance there's a couple of places where Mira just says "...and six were bitten in the struggle..." and similar lines where the first people Rise. What happened? How did the struggle come about, what did the non-Risers think was happening...etc etc. So much fear and horror and other emotions could have been included here to make it really leap out at you. She could have added so much more detail about various incidents and it would have made a huge difference to the whole thing. It was good but could have been even better!! And be prepared for a lump in your throat when you read the end. *sniffle*.

On the whole highly recommended - enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 25 April 2014
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Thank God for this I finished the first three books and was getting withdrawal symptoms ... I love Mira Grant
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5.0 out of 5 stars newsflesh history 6 Sep 2013
By Damon
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for fans of the newsflesh series, this is a must. told from a few different characters experiences and points of view this is the story rising, as it happened
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