The story takes you along with the characters. This is one of my all time favorite post apocalypse stories. And best of all the series is already written, three of them, anyway, so I am hoping it is just a trilogy. I know it will be one of those stories I hate to see end. Someone mentioned it is short. This is the full version of the first in this series, at pages. May 16, Sydney rated it it was amazing. I've read many books about different ways that the world ends but I've never heard of one about a constant rain. In all honesty the beginning started off somewhat slow for me and it was hard to get into at first, but I ended up really enjoying it.
The relationship between Russel and Tanner is very interesting and I have grown to love both of these characters through out the book. The thought of constant rain is a strange one. It's a weird way to picture the end of the world and isn't something I I've read many books about different ways that the world ends but I've never heard of one about a constant rain.
It's a weird way to picture the end of the world and isn't something I would have thought of. Maybe that's why I found this book so interesting. It makes me wonder what would happen if it really just never stopped raining. I'm not sure I would know what to do. The story just gets more complicated as it goes on and every chapter leaves new questions to be answered.
As much as I hate to admit it, I'm also a sucker for romance so I'm glad that there was some of that included. I was somewhat upset with the ending because it does leave the reader hanging but I can't be too mad because there is more books to come! Apr 09, Susan rated it it was amazing. A most unusual apocryphal book because there are no zombies but there are cannibals.
The rain has been falling for longer than 14 tears because the story is told through the POV of a 14 year old girl who has never seen anything but rain. The only land to be seen are the tops of mountains.lifepower.vip.avoori.com/qihag-locate-a.php
The characters of Russell and Tanner girl are well developed and we learn a lot about them in reading the book. This book has some of the longest paragraphs I've ever seen! Sometimes it is a little too wordy and you breathe a sigh of relief when you get to the end of that paragraph: Humans weren't built to live in consistent sogginess. They do have rain gear and some tent type coverings, but they are often holey and threadbare?
I'm ready to read the sequel 'The Snow', but want the 5 parts in one book!!! Sep 02, Paul Westwood rated it really liked it Shelves: It flowed with peaks and troughs of suspense and relief. Tension would build up, then be subdued, then built again until some dramatic moment, after which the process would begin again. This made for a very gripping and readable story. The main narrative is interspersed with background story, given in little snippets throughout the narrative.
This helps to flesh out the two main characters who, for a large part of the main story, are just reacting to circumstances. The narrator is a young girl, who's travelling through this flooded wasteland with a man who's not her father. Her feelings towards the man are uncomfortably confused which helps to add depth to her character.
I've left it a bit too long since reading it to remember much more but what I do remember is that I really enjoyed it and will definitely move on to the sequel some time soon. The Rain by Joseph Turkot is one of 12 novels in this compilation. This post apocalyptic had a refreshing take this world, almost like Waterworld meets Mad Max. I don't think nobody can predict what will happen if does not stop raining for 16 years. We follow Tanner and Russell as they make along their journey in search for a dry land.
The world building is great and you almost feel like you are right there next to these characters. Although, without much explanation how we came about to this situation of non-stop raining, is a tad disappointing. The author has a bit of a different writing style that what I am used to especially with regards to actual dialogues. Nevertheless, this book was a quick and easy read. I did enjoy it. Will recommend this book for those interested in reading post-apocalyptic stories. Aug 24, Christina LaFonte rated it it was amazing.
This review is in reference to the 3 book series: I am always reading yet I have never written a review before. I loved this series so much that I felt compelled to do so. There is something so raw about this book that you can't help but feel for the characters and get really connected to their story. Their suffering and struggle is inconceivable but their strength and perseverance is impressive-- the human and canine!
I love the interaction between char This review is in reference to the 3 book series: I love the interaction between characters-- especially with Voley, the dog. There is constant action and I was left so many times thinking, "Where can this go from here?? Just be prepared- there are quite a few typos and times where the wrong name is said but that's because it was self edited-- kudos to him! I'm going to be reading The Wipe series very soon.
May 13, Nmkazzazyahoo. As a huge fan of zombie books , I was impressed with the originality of the theme. The story includes Zombie-like creatures,but they only make brief appearances throughout the story. If you are a reader looking for a Zombie story, then you might be somewhat disappointed.
This book focuses more on the day to day survival struggle of the characters. The survival struggles in the book revolve around nature rather than some man made apocalyptic event. The characters are well fleshed out, I get glimps As a huge fan of zombie books , I was impressed with the originality of the theme. The characters are well fleshed out, I get glimpses of their past and what motivates them and the author does a good job of making me care about them.
The surroundings are detailed enough for me to visualize and surround me with the mood.
Although the book was a bit slow in places, I did enjoy it and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel, "The Snow", which I just started. I really recommend this series. First presented as a series, this is the omnibus edition. There are a few typos here and there that would only annoy an editor such as myself; they do not detract from the story itself.
Turkot gets a bit long winded now and again, and I found myself skimming, but the storyline is a good one. No zombies - thank you! Plenty enough action and conflict in this post-apocalyptic world of never ending rain. The story continues in Snow. The first two episodes ar First presented as a series, this is the omnibus edition. I am eagerly awaiting the next episode, so that should tell you something!
Every bit as good as Hugh Howey. Dec 02, Chris Bostic rated it really liked it. I have to say that it is better than both the highly-touted The Road and the big budget bomb Waterworld. I liked both of the characters. Although there is a ton of exposition and little dialogue, I was still intrigued by their story. The ending was a bit rushed. It would've been nice to get deeper into the continuing saga, so just understand that this is a novella -- and a short one at that. The whole idea of the veneer was an excellent concept too.
I found that an enjoyable, thought-provoking commentary. Recommended to fans of post-apocalyptic fiction and beyond. May 22, Amy Mcpherson rated it really liked it. The Rain is an apocalypitic novel in which the workd is destroyed by a never-ending rain.
I liked this book. I probably would have given it another star if the ending hadn't have been so sudden. It wasn't just an ending it was a breaking off. That said, I thought this book had a similar feel as The Road, although it had more of a feeling of hope running through it. The author doesn't use quotations to offset the dialogue, and I felt like that gave the book a busted down feeling that mirrors the The Rain is an apocalypitic novel in which the workd is destroyed by a never-ending rain.
The author doesn't use quotations to offset the dialogue, and I felt like that gave the book a busted down feeling that mirrors the washing away of the "veneer" as one of the characters calls it of society. Even though the end of the book came in a rather jarring way, I cannot wait to read more. May 28, Alas Amazon rated it did not like it. Warning for potential readers: I thought this was a good story, albeit dark and depressing. Perhaps like me, you will want to know what happens to the characters, so you will purchase the next.
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Then you will HAVE to know how this all ends, so you will purchase the last book, only to find that there is no ending. Also, make sure to read the author's blurb on ten "cheats" to sell books. If you are anything like me, you will feel like you've been had. I bought and read all Warning for potential readers: I bought and read all three, but won't be buying any more from this author. Feb 20, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of the best post-apocalyptic novel I've ever read. It grabbed me from the beginning and its terrifying because it could actually happen.
There wasn't a moment of boredom within this book. It keeps you intrigued with its plot, each scene increases the suspense and you don't know what will happen next. The characters are believable and you can visualise every scene as you read. It really makes me want to read The Snow and other novels from this author. It is well worth buying, you won' This is one of the best post-apocalyptic novel I've ever read. It is well worth buying, you won't regret it. May 12, William Amerman rated it really liked it. Some repetitive descriptions but the characters seem genuine and the plot drives hard and fast with surprising, yet believable, twists.
Separated, each finds shelter during a rain storm. Simone helps a small child, only to later see him attacked and killed by a desperate group of starving scavengers. Beatrice and Rasmus take shelter in an expensive house, with Beatrice claiming that it is the house she was born in. Martin and Patrick take shelter inside a bus. Martin's group meets up after the storm, but a scavenger follows them and takes Rasmus hostage. The scavenger threatens to slit Rasumus's throat if the group doesn't give up their food supply to him.
Martin and Patrick arrive and the scavenger stabs Rasmus before escaping with a bag of food supplies. The group arrive at a third bunker only to find it stripped bare. In a flashback, Beatrice tells Martin a story about her family house, similar to the one she told Rasmus, revealing that she is not being truthful. In the present, Martin shows Simone the map and they determine it is of the quarantine zone. Because the map shows a wall to the north, Martin concludes the spread of the virus was stopped.
The wall, he declares, is where they need to go. He urges Martin to kill the men, and Patrick agrees. Martin seemingly does so, upsetting Simone. In a flashback, Jean stays with a kind family in the early days of the virus. One day, a quarantine patrol arrives and a group of strangers confront the father of the family instructing him to come with them. When the father refuses, he is killed by a man with a snake tattoo and the mother is taken away.
After Simone reveals who their father is, the doctor tells them she, too, used to work for Apollon. The doctor lures Simone and Rasmus away from the rest of the group and to her own bunker, confessing that she blames Dr. The doctor attempts to inject Rasmus with a fatal poison. The others flee to the bunker. Patrick goes in alone and shoots the doctor, declaring that this is how things will be done from now on.
Later, Patrick asks Martin why he listens to Simone and not him. Martin tells Patrick that the latter made the choice not to help Jean, and so is partially responsible for his fate. Patrick breaks down in tears. The group takes shelter as the rain falls during the night.
Lost in the woods, the survivors stumble upon a mansion where residents invite them to stay the night.
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Martin is distrustful of the residents, who appear very cult-like. The others enjoy the accommodations, including showers, fresh food and clean clothes. They are asked to forget their past and live in the now. In a flashback, Lea, a devout Christian, goes to a teen party against her mother's wishes. As a prank, her school peers spike her drink, and Lea's drunken behavior is caught on video and shared. Her mother sees the video, which has gone viral, and disowns Lea.
Inside the house of the party, Lea prays for God to save her, and moments later the rain begins. Her partying peers die from the virus having all gathered outside except for Lea herself. In the present, Lea bonds with an older woman, Karen, who teaches her to let go of the guilt she carries. Simone discovers that an Apollon employee is a resident of the mansion and seeks information from him.
That night, all residents of the mansion are invited to a monthly "ceremony". It is revealed that every month a member is randomly chosen to be killed and eaten for the next month's ceremony, allowing them to be one with the group. Lea is "chosen", but Karen takes her place and the survivors are allowed to leave. Because he will not let go of the past, the Apollon employee is forced out of the mansion against his will. When he catches up with the survivors he tells them Apollon is responsible for ending the world before injecting himself with the virus and dying.
Simone collects the syringe and the group walks into the night. As the group squats in a cabin, Patrick is hurt when Martin states the two are not friends during a casual conversation. Angeline Hamilton Hudson rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Vicky Williams rated it it was amazing Jan 08, Sonja Deloach rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Euvalyn Christie rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Elizabeth Madison rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Keisha James rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Linda Chambers rated it really liked it Aug 21, Ashley rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Peggy Clay rated it really liked it Apr 11, Camille rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Dorner rated it really liked it Dec 26, Jacqueline Henderson rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Dashia Sims rated it it was amazing May 20, Clarissa Harding rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Trina Franklin rated it really liked it Jan 21, Brenda rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Joy Manning rated it it was amazing Oct 01, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Vanessa Miller of Dayton, Ohio, is a best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. Her stage productions include: Vanessa is currently in the process of turning the novels in the Rain Series into stage productions. Vanessa has been writing since she was a young child. She then set out to write redemption stories that glorify God.
To date, Vanessa has completed the Rain and Storm Series. Vanessa believes that each book will touch readers across the country in a special way. Her books can now be found in Wal-Mart, and almost all major bookstores, including African American bookstores and online bookstores such as Amazon. Vanessa is a dedicated Christian and devoted mother.
She graduated from Capital University with a degree in Organizational Communication. In , Vanessa was ordained by her church as an exhorter.
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