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

Joseph Turkot
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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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.

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 462 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HLWOVD2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,268 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent page-turner 11 May 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars got caught up in it 26 Mar. 2014
By dw
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT 20 Mar. 2014
By McLovin
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Could not get enough of this, read it in 3 days - blew me away!

Can't wait to get into the rest of the series'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff! 25 Feb. 2014
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I'm a great fan of post apocalyptic stuff but when I bought this I wondered if it was going to hold my interest. I decided to give it a fair trial and soon found myself engrossed. It's well worth a read and I've bought the two sequels as well which are just as compelling. Great stuff!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read 12 Jan. 2014
By J
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Bought the full version of this after downloading part one for free as I had to know what happened next, and having read this over the weekend have now downloaded the sequel The Snow as again I have to know what's coming next. Not my usual type of book but thought I would give it a go as it was free but I was gripped from the beginning, believable characters in a horrible situation. Give it a go, well worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome, New series that I'm now hooked on!
Published 2 months ago by Mat
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
Published 5 months ago by rodgenic
1.0 out of 5 stars Ouch... depressing.
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... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Pat
4.0 out of 5 stars The rain (a post-apocalyptic story)
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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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
Published 7 months ago by Miss Y D William
5.0 out of 5 stars Okay, I loved this book
First off, it is very well written. There is no clunky dialogue or one-dimensional characters. This is a good solid piece of work that totally drew me in. Read more
Published 8 months ago by senna
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic novel.
I stumbled across the first part, read it for free, and was immediately gripped. The writing style is both well done and suited for the genre, the characters were well developed,... Read more
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