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The Rain (A Post-Apocalyptic Story) (The Rain Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Turkot
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***THIS IS THE COMPLETE NOVEL, WITH ALL 5 PARTS OF THE RAIN.***



There are a lot of stories about how the rain started.



The thing that always comes to mind first isn’t the how though, it’s the how much. Russell still does the math too: 15, 5,400, and 8,550. 15 inches a day, 5,400 a year, and 8,550 feet since the start.



We have no idea if it’s accurate. But it’s important to think about it, he says, because it reminds us to keep moving. I’m Tanner. Russell plucked me from the rain when I was two.



Fourteen years ago we left Philadelphia. As the water rose, we moved west, hoping the elevation would keep us warm and dry. Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Sioux Falls, Rapid City. Now we’re stranded on the islands in Wyoming. Russell thinks they used to be the Bighorn mountains. But we can’t go back now. There’s no warm and there’s no dry anymore. Just a rumor about a place where it isn't raining. So we’re going to try to make it—520 miles south to Leadville. But we can’t drift east, the Great Plains have become waterspout alley, a raging tomb of moving water.



Together we push on, surviving, heading to Leadville. But something is wrong with him now. He says it’s nothing. But his breathing doesn’t sound that way.



Exposure, pruned hands, and infection. But since, Rapid City, it’s the face eaters too. And the crack in the canoe that’s growing. And the ice I think I see on the water. Russell thinks it’s my imagination.



We cling to the last strips of the veneer. And each other.

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    About the Author

    Author of four novels and many short stories, Joseph Turkot grew up and lives in New Jersey. He began writing and drawing at a young age. As a kid, he dreamed that he was A) Luke Skywalker, B) A hobbit, or C) Goku/Bruce Lee, depending upon what day it was. Today, he has crafted his own worlds, filled them with characters, and painted their stories. He writes in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Subscribe to the mailing list, found on his blog for notification of new books. Official Blog josephturkot.com Facebook: facebook.com/josephturkotwrites Follow On Twitter: twitter.com/josephturkot

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    Author of seven novels and many short stories, Joseph Turkot grew up and lives in New Jersey. He began writing and drawing at a young age. As a kid, he dreamed that he was A) Luke Skywalker, B) A hobbit, or C) Goku/Bruce Lee, depending upon what day it was. Today, he has crafted his own worlds, filled them with characters, and painted their stories. He writes in a variety of genres that include: realistic fiction, science fiction, dystopian, horror, and fantasy. Subscribe to the mailing list, found on his website, for notification of new releases.

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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars intriguing story 11 Jan. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    this is a great read a real page turner I found it very difficult to put down and the great thing is the story continues in the sequel "THE SNOW " cannot wait brilliant
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An Emotional Rollercoaster 5 Jan. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Stunning book that grips you from start to finish. The story of Russell and Tanner is both exciting and emotional and will make you want to forsake everything else til you have finished it (although this is part 1 of a trilogy...bring on The Snow) The writing is majestic and flows off the page. The Rain and Black Hull are both fantastic books and hopefully 2014 will be a breakout year for Joseph Turkot
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed 23 Feb. 2014
    By Carol K
    Format:Kindle Edition
    very disappointed that the author split this book they way he did
    it was not long enough to make this a 5 part series it makes
    one feel a bit conned especially when you reach the end of this 5 parter to see there is no real conclusion
    just a new seriies under the name of Snow.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars When it Rains it pours 25 May 2015
    By P James
    Format:Kindle Edition
    As a fanatic of apocalyptic fiction. I was introduced to the adventures of Russell and Tanner (The main characters) through the tempting offer of reading the first couple of chapters for free, which is funny as throughout the adventures of the characters in the first of the trilogy, THE RAIN, you learn that nothing is for free without the favor having to be returned or having to face consequences. The veneer is often spoke about throughout and eventually becomes something that as the reader you will learn to compare to your own life's ups and downs. Fans of Naughty Dog's PS Game 'THE LAST OF US' will relate to this story. The Relationship of Russell and Tanner somewhat reminds me of the relationship between Joel and Elly from the game. However, THE RAIN takes a different approach to demonstrating their relationship. Joseph Turkot cleverly breaks through taboos and shows the sexual awakening of Tanner. We learn of her thoughts about Russell being more than a father figure and doesn't sugarcoat that in a Post Apocalyptic world shes is not just surviving but fighting against the threat that she could be seen as food, currency and as an object of sexual entertainment to the many consumed by greed and lust.

    The first few chapters really sets the mood for the rest of the book. We learn through the visually descriptive words of the misery that anyone still alive in this world has to endure. Its dark, wet and miserable. Everyday seems to show no escape from the Rain that is hampering their desire to feel the warmth and to experience a dry nights sleep.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Ouch... depressing. 19 Aug. 2014
    By Pat
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I'm quite a fan of dystopian novels, having enjoyed sagas like Silo and Sand; but the constant introspection of the heroine coupled with the constant, well, rain, just genuinely left me in a worse frame of mind.
    I'd picked the series up based on the good reviews, and I made it through to the end, but on reflection, I really wish I hadn't. Overall, the plot line isn't bad, but it is slow in places, and the leap from one set of miserable circumstances to another just sapped my will to live.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent page-turner 11 May 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I don't write reviews with spoilers.
    Joe Turkot's first part of Rain is relentlessly soggy, drippy, cold and miserable. I was wondering just how the main characters were going to get to the end of all five books without dissolving, but I couldn't stop reading it.
    I suspect that the author can see the action in his mind, like a movie. It runs at that pace, the reader can feel and see the cold and damp.
    It's a first person novel, rather like The Hunger Games narratives and is all the better for that. I'm glad I bought this.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An indie writer who can really write 27 Mar. 2014
    By Anne
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    This novel deserves to be widely read. This writer creates interesting characters which keep you rooting for them in a new and different apocalyptic scenario. You'll appreciate blue sky like never before...
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    4.0 out of 5 stars got caught up in it 26 Mar. 2014
    By dw
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    A little slow to get into it, but by they end I was hooked. A good read and look foreword to next part
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    Published 20 days ago by Patricia Element
    5.0 out of 5 stars One to follow up.
    I loved this series. I rarely buy the second and third in a series but this was so good that I couldn't wait to buy the follow ups to see what happened. Loved it.
    Published 1 month ago by Chris H
    5.0 out of 5 stars Different
    Enjoyed this book, lots off different plots, could not imagine what it would be like if it rained all the time. Made you think when you learn about the face eaters. Read more
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    awesome, New series that I'm now hooked on!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic read!
    I read Part 1 for free and was hooked. I agree with other reviewers that you don't have to think too deeply about the science of it and whether it could really happen like... Read more
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    Loved this book! Can't wait to read the next sequel! I have no idea how it will all pan out. If you like an end of the world as we know it kind of book, then this is for you!
    Published 12 months ago by nigel saunders
    1.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't happen
    If a writer is going to write in first person there needs to be a reason for it. Why is this character talking directly to us? Are they writing a journal? Read more
    Published 12 months ago by Kublai
    5.0 out of 5 stars Don't question the science too much. Just read and enjoy.
    I downloaded "The Rain" yesterday morning and finished it today over my breakfast coffee.

    That the main characters were ordinary people appealed to me. Read more
    Published 12 months ago by Paul Thompson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
    Really enjoyable read! This is a great read with plenty of highs and lows. This is a new take on the post apoc genre and makes you consider how far you would go to survive. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Deborah
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous. Gets you right from the word go!
    Ok, so here we have a relatively unknown author writing in one of my favourite genres. Wow, I didn't know that it would hook me like this from start to finish, it grabbed me... Read more
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