Extinction Point : Extinction Point

  • by Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by Emily Beresford
  • Series: Extinction Point
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Emily Baxter's dream life turns into a waking nightmare the day the red rain falls. Like a biblical plague, the scarlet downpour spreads a hideous virus that demolishes life in New York City, the nation, and the world. Suddenly the last soul in an annihilated metropolis - and possibly on Earth - the onetime newspaper reporter must learn to scavenge, survive...and plan for a future of utter solitude.
Then, from far-flung Alaska, another living voice reaches out, and Emily grasps at her only glimmer of hope. But she may be even less alone than she thinks. The world is in the midst of a strange and frightening transition; something that fell with the red rain is remaking Earth in its own alien image.
Now, Emily alone will bear witness to the terrifying new evolution - and risk her life to outrun it, for the sake of the future and in the name of all that is human.

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Customer Reviews

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Very poor written and predictable storyline

I bought this audio recording because it was recommended by Audible or Amazon's search engine bots for me. Why - I don't know.I'd recently read the exciting and enthralling Robo-apocalyse and Amped by Daniel Wilson and also, Daemon and Kill List by Daniel Suarez.

My true interest is in the coming of a Robot/AI age and how we get on with that. This book was poorly written, written by numbers horror/end of the world schtick. Think "I am Legend" with a woman instead of Will Smith and red goo aliens instead of the rabid, vampire monsters.

Why on earth she chooses a bicycle instead of a car is a mystery. The endless descriptions of clothing and "I think this" "I decided that" were tedious.

It did keep me reading, so it wasn't appalling, but really not very good. Especially as I just re-read Hyperion by Dan Simmons and Player of Games by Iain Banks. I suppose comparing it against them is not fair, but there are a number of modern authors who write exciting and more contemporary stories. This just isn't one of them.

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- Marcus Paine

First-rate enjoyable story

I have not read an extinction story before and found this to be excellent. We follow Emily Baxter day by day. We see her everyday life, for a day, before the Blood rain falls and the virus takes affect.
The description of her feeling and the events around what happened to her policeman boyfriend were well described. We watch as the virus overtakes the city and she realises she is alone.
From other peoples reviews it is obviously a love it or hate it book and I am on the love it side.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-02-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio