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When the World Ended

When the World Ended [Kindle Edition]

Martyn Ellington
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On September 22nd 2014 NASA launched the first manned mission to Mars using a new and as yet untried fuel source. As the ship left Earth’s atmosphere it created an unexpected effect, it weakened the magnetic field that surrounds and protects our planet. As the effect seemed minimal no one at NASA appeared to be concerned and it seemed rightly so, the Earths magnetic shield fluctuates all of the time and if it were not for the unforeseen events that followed only three months later their dismissal of the facts would have been appropriate.

On December 21st 2014 two years past the end of the Mayan calendar a Coronal Mass Ejection erupted from the sun and headed towards earth. On impact with the already weakened magnetosphere the shield became damaged beyond its ability to repair, and with tensions between North Korea and the United States rising the consequence for mankind and the planet would now become clear.

As the Earth’s atmosphere begins to ebb away and our home planet starts to suffocate in the vacuum of space the countdown to the extinction of all life on Earth has begun.

For one reporter who stumbles across the facts she now has to make an agonising personal choice. Can she leave her devoted husband and children to die in the worst way or will she turn in her lover, a man she cannot live without to save her family.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 686 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494302748
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wingman publications; Revised Edition edition (27 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #284,140 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author

Martyn Ellington was born and raised in the north east of England where he still lives with his three children. He left school at 16 and worked in both the motor industry and financial services before taking a two year sabbatical to be with his children in 2008.

It was then he wrote his first novella 'Yesterday's Flight' which has been compared very favourably to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park by Booklore. The title had also gained interest from an LA film company and he is currently in pre-production of an audio book version. Martyn's second title 'The Harvesting' received another great review from Booklore and customers alike with one such review thanking the fact it is only fiction and not real. The Harvesting has also enjoyed success on the Kindle platform and Martyn has developed a screenplay based on the story, he is currently looking for a production company to pick up the project. His next novella 'The Werewolf of Camera 4' is a story based on the increasingly popular format of TV shows such as Destination Truth and is set in Wales (UK). It tells the story of the legend of a large werewolf which is said to stalk the area around Denbigh, this his third book has received further high praise from readers with one review saying 'I had to read this story in the day'.

He has now finished his fourth book a novel called 'When the world ended' this is now available on both formats and contains many twists and turns and some deeply disturbing glimpses of the choices we may have to face if everything came to an end. He has just released a free short story called The Dying man which can be read on wattpad. As for his next project we'll just have to wait and see where his imagination takes us next.

Thanks for reading.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Readable 11 Aug 2014
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This is not my usual choice of genre, but I did enjoy reading it. It is very thought provoking concept, and in such troubled times we are now living maybe not so fictional. It poses some philosophical ideas that really do get you thinking. It is quite absorbing and fascinating to consider the possibilities the author has suggested. It is easy to read prose (although do agree about spelling and editing), enjoyable and flowing storyline. I disagree with the comments of a previous reviewer that it is depressing. I do not think he read the ending thoroughly as there is clearly hope and optimism for the future in space – will not give details here as spoil for other readers. Overall, do recommend, it will make you ponder the meaning of life as we know it!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Depressing 3 Jun 2014
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I don't like stories that end badly.
Not as badly as this one anyway.
Get this, the world is slowly ending as the problem heads south killing all in it's way. The military, after 95% of the population has been killed and the world has only a few weeks to live go to the bother of assassinating a guy to stop him talking!
The word stupid comes to mind.
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4.0 out of 5 stars not a bad concept for a 'mega' world disaster story 22 April 2014
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Having previously read the previous novel from this author I was happy to purchase this one. The concept is huge and well put over with a good bunch of characters. I cannot say much more without giving away any plot.

The story is good but let down by poor proof reading especially in the latter half of the book. The problem is not poor spelling but the odd missing word or repeated set of words.
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2.0 out of 5 stars far too expensive 5 May 2014
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I haven't bought this book as it's way over priced. A pity, as I enjoyed the collection of 3 novellas by this author. I made the same comment on price after reading a sample of 'camera 4' but then found the collection at a better price. The author is doing himself a disservice by charging too much in a media where it is possible to buy the work of internationally renowned best selling authors for less than £1 at times. I don't read sci-fi as a rule but would buy this if it was offered at a much lower price as I enjoyed the writers other work. This author does have the ability to tell a good story and hold the readers attention, however he still has much to learn and is not experienced or polished enough to expect many buyers at such a high price. The editing of this book is commented on and the 'dinosaurs, aliens and werewolves' collection is full of very basic spelling errors which could so easily be corrected. Perhaps a change of editor?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Eh 16 Oct 2014
By kora87 - Published on
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I considered taking a star off for all of the grammatical and spelling errors (and there were a lot) but I didn`t. I have enjoyed all of the Martyn Ellington books I have read in the past, but this has been my least favorite. It was dull and slow paced at parts. I was glad that the science of the book seemed plausible, and that it was not written like a textbook. The book does need some serious editing. Some sentences needed to be read a couple of times to decipher. I`m sure Mr. Ellington will come out with another version of it eventually with edits or an alternate ending. Unlike some of his other books, this one I would not read a second time.
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Idea, Poor Execution 5 Nov 2014
By knucklebusted - Published on
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This was a difficult read, poorly proofread and highly annoying on several levels. I almost abandoned it a few times but finally managed to push through and finished it because I was in a car for eight hours. I did not believe the problem should have existed the way it was laid out and portrayed. The characters were a bit thin and two dimensional. The ending was predictable and as a human, I would have fought tooth and nail to find a solution when the world of this story came up so short.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hopelessy overwrought, badly unedited/proofed, and plotless 4 Dec 2013
By DenverBrian - Published on
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It's the first Kindle book for which I've ever requested a refund - and I've seen/read some doozies when it comes to sloppy editing, poor storyline, offensive language and juvenile pratter. This one, while lacking any truly offensive dialogue, is yet one of the most amateurish efforts I've ever come across.

I know that indie writers don't have the benefit of a big publishing house to help prevent them from making fundamental mistakes. But in the case of this author, who openly thanks and admires an "editor" who supposedly "polished" this tome, even Simon and Schuster couldn't have saved this baby.

Within the second paragraph of Chapter 1 we have reference to the main "hanger" of Kennedy Space Center. It's a hangar. People wear "names tags," the residence of the president is called the "Whitehouse" throughout, and events happen "unexpectantly." Apostrophes are sprinkled scatter-shot throughout the book, rarely landing where they are supposed to.

All of that might be forgiven if a plot had formed in the pages of this book, but it's simply a mess. The fundamental premise is interesting - Earth's magnetosphere is damaged, causing the atmosphere to begin "leaking away" - but there is no plausible science behind the idea, and no realistic descriptions of how such a phenomenon might occur. Instead, the author delves into treacly romance triangles, interminable explanations of minute points, and run-on sentences that can take up an entire page on a Kindle screen. His ending is as trite and illogical as it gets.

The author is, evidently, British, which is fine; but most of his characters are American, so it's quite jarring to hear Americans saying "whilst" through the book. Even the American president (let's make it clear, it's NOT Obama, as the author takes pages to explain), in the ultimate speech of his life, refers to "petrol" - a word almost no American would ever use.

Save your money for the many stronger indie books about disasters and the apocalypse.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 10 Oct 2014
By J Hodges - Published on
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Talk about a really head turning story, I have never read one quite like this. It's simple but nerve wracking at the same time. The only problem is it really needed a good proof reader like me. For some reason I picked up on every mistake in the book.I usually ignore them. The book is still worth reading though. Enjoy!
5.0 out of 5 stars Are you ready? 19 Oct 2014
By karen lary - Published on
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Would any of us be ready for the end of the world? No. I would not be ready to know when this world would end ....ever. I don't want to know. I want to be able to have hope for all of our future generations to experience EVERYDAY the joys of life here on earth and the joys of Heaven to come.
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