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Extinction Point (Extinction Point series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Paul Antony Jones
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Book 1 of the Extinction Point series

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.

About the Author

A native of Cardiff, Wales, Paul Antony Jones now resides near Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and commercial copywriter, but his passion is penning fiction. A self-described science geek, he’s a voracious reader of scientific periodicals, as well as a fan of things mysterious, unknown, and on the fringe. That fascination inspired Extinction Point, his first novel in a proposed series following heroine Emily Baxter’s journey into the bizarre new alien world our earth has become. The first sequel, Extinction Point: Exodus will be available soon.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1206 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611097991
  • Publisher: 47North (19 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0095VLIME
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,574 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A native of Cardiff, Wales, Paul Antony Jones now resides near Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and commercial copywriter, but his passion is penning fiction. A self-described science geek, he's a voracious reader of scientific periodicals, as well as a fan of things mysterious, unknown, and on the fringe. That fascination inspired Extinction Point, his first novel in a proposed series following heroine Emily Baxter's journey into the bizarre new alien world our earth has become. The first sequel, Extinction Point: Exodus will be available soon.

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82 of 84 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really boring 8 May 2013
By Pi
Format:Kindle Edition
I found this book extremely dull and uninteresting. There was just no depth, no interesting characters and nothing to really connect with in terms of plot or storyline. Just lots of meaningless events between brief incidents of potential interest that simply don't make it.

There are a lot of positive reviews that are simply unbelievable and in my opinion very suspicious. There is just no way someone can claim this to be the best book they've ever read unless this is the only book they've ever read.

Like many other I found myself skipping through the drivel and unrealistic decisions of a very irritating main character to see how it ends just to found what I should have expected ...

I almost never write reviews but this was such a bad book that I can't bear the thought of someone else suffering through this.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good premise, poorly written 3 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I liked the idea of the storyline but sadly couldn't limp past the first few chapters. The characters were poorly drawn, the pace forced and clunky, the syntax childlike and the writing generally very poor. This poor and annoying writing style pretty much prevented me from immersing myself in the novel so there was no point in continuing. Disappointing.
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I can't believe this has 4.5 stars 25 April 2013
By Eistos
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I just recently got a Kindle app for my tablet, and downloaded a few of the science fiction novels with the most stars. Never again. I now know that the number of stars is meaningless as a measure of quality. I made it through to the end of this book, but I was convinced it was the work of a talented high school student rather than an adult with some experience of the world until I got to the bio.

The currently top ranked review is accurate and well judged, while being phrased in a kindly manner. I now know that I should check the actual reviews for an unfamiliar author, rather than judging by the number of stars.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Long winded 13 Feb 2014
By Cipher
Format:Kindle Edition
She opened the cover on the coffee maker, pulled out the old filter and tossed it in the trash then replaced it with a fresh one. She spooned in a couple of scoops of ground beans, and filled the carafe with enough water to give her four cups of coffee--she was going to need at least three to get her going--and emptied the water into the reservoir. A few minutes after flipping the machine's 'on' switch, the smell of fresh brewed coffee began wafting enticingly around the apartment. Emily filled a mug with the steaming coffee before the machine had dripped even half of its precious liquid into the carafe. She walked to her perch at the window, sipping the delightfully strong brew.

Oh good grief, must have been going for word count. I just didn't care and stopped reading at 25%. The story was loaded with this nonsense. The terrible character development and the over use of adjectives was driving me crazy.

Exit Darkness, Enter Light: Book One of the Earth Cycle
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
By Daniel
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It reads like a bad screen play from a sci-fi channel film.
The practicalities of situations portrayed in the book seem just poorly thought though & faintly ridiculous. The girl is electing to cycle around carrying provisions for a week in saddle bags? Making sure she has spare T-Shirts, Tins of food, bottles of water, sat-phone, shotgun, come on really - learn how to drive!, it'd only take an hour, not like you need to pass the test anymore and none of the other cars are moving...

And when the dog turns up I almost put the book down then and there - the only reason I 'finished' it (not that it finishes in any way really) is because I had nothing left to read on the train.

I cannot understand the majority of good reader reviews for this book, I'll not be trusting the reviews of other books from now on.

I get the impression its been written hoping for a quick conversion to film (a film I'll avoid like the apocalypse)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful 26 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I honestly couldn't believe the reviews on this... It was so poorly written, I thought it was a children's book.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Passable but hugely over-rated 5 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I, like many others, was impressed by the star rating of this book however it really does not reflect the quality. Amazing really that The Road is rated the same.

The book has an interesting premise, an astonishing shocking premise. But the way it is told is very mundane; aside from a few admittedly exciting, though unoriginal, moments. It's told in tedious detail, micro-explanations like how the main character tied her shoes after she put them on (obviously), or turned the handle of the door before opening it. As another reviewer says, you could probably cut the book by a third and make it better.

The main character is just not interesting or believable. I was horrified when I got towards the end and realised there wouldn't be a conclusion and it was a book one of a series. Should have looked closer, I felt robbed of even a conclusion. It even seemed a random, bizarre place to stop. Indeed it never really got going.

I don't know how people can be so enamoured with this. If you haven't read The Road, just read that instead. It's a horrifying realistic portrayal of the human consequences of an apocalypse. On finishing I spontaneously started uncontrollably crying, weirdly the only time I have cried in about five years!

This book made me want to cry for other reasons.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very scary not read 2 and 3 yet .
Published 2 days ago by Barbara Francis
2.0 out of 5 stars Weird.....
But not wonderful.
Hard work. Mildly entertaining. However, author uses far too many words to pad out the chapters and uses the same words repeatedly which is annoying. Read more
Published 6 days ago by ChrisLincs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent.
Published 16 days ago by gemini
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting!
Like a cross between war of the worlds and the thing.... Nice n creepy! Left on a cliffhanger, i want to see what happens next!
Published 17 days ago by Mayan Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!
Just couldn't put it down, had to read on and cant wait for the next book
Published 18 days ago by sevans
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great
starts well with some good ideas.

The title tells you what to expect, after a few chapters, I'm sorry to say the book drags. Read more
Published 20 days ago by J. Moulding
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved the whole set
Published 27 days ago by MISS K RUDMAN
4.0 out of 5 stars good Sci-Fi
Nice post apocalyptic tale, reminds me of the day of the triffids which is still my favourite, but well worth the price and I'm downloading the second part right now.
Published 1 month ago by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. I couldnt put it down
Excellent book. I couldnt put it down. I had to buy the sequel to it right away, and then the third book. It would make a wonderful film!!
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. H. M. Lackey
3.0 out of 5 stars Boring
Tedious as it details in excruciating detail the hour by hour efforts of a woman to survive after the extinction of most of the human race. Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Bateman
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