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Regolith [NOOK Book]

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2012 will rock you! The day before the biggest asteroid in 65 million years strikes Arizona, as people flee to the poles, Henry Jackson discovers his escape plane has been stolen. Facing pressure waves, scorching heat, a record earthquake, and trillions of falling rocks, Jackson's family awaits a space rock that may bury the Southwest under 100,000 kilometers of meteorite ejecta called regolith.
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Overview

2012 will rock you! The day before the biggest asteroid in 65 million years strikes Arizona, as people flee to the poles, Henry Jackson discovers his escape plane has been stolen. Facing pressure waves, scorching heat, a record earthquake, and trillions of falling rocks, Jackson's family awaits a space rock that may bury the Southwest under 100,000 kilometers of meteorite ejecta called regolith.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000899380
  • Publisher: Brent Reilly
  • Publication date: 4/18/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 818 KB

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I have an autistic son, a masters degree in counseling, and I speak Spanish.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Mind blowing!

    I'm pretty sure we've all wondered how the world would be with plenty of natural devastations. Growing up, I've always wanted to read a novel that explains and paints a vivid image of someone living through such a epic situation. Luckily, I came across Regolith and I was amazed by the author's description of each event. Everything was quite realistic. The fact that readers got a chance to walk through each event is remarkable. Please read this book and explore how to stop mother nature via book. Awesome read!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

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    Page-Turning Apocalyptic Tale with Compelling Subplots and Themes

    Brent Reilly's Regolith is a fast-paced page-turner, an apocalyptic tale of one man's quest to save the public from what they perceive as a "hypothetical" threat in a race against time, set to hit Earth during the 2012 presidential campaign. Regolith offers a compelling subplot of political intrigue of killing one presidential candidate and raising up another, and the underlying theme of human nature, inspiring "envy, infidelity, and murder."
    Spacewatch Director, Henry Jackson, becomes alarmed that the largest asteroid in 65 million years will strike America, creating towering tsunamis, devastating earthquakes, unbearable pressure blasts, sterilizing heat, and a trillion tons of molten rock, called regolith, falling to the Earth. A 12 kilometer rock "could exterminate humanity" with a "white-hot flash" that would "blind everyone within its event horizon," a "deafening shock wave that would explode millions of ear drums," a pressure wave that "would light a wall of fire half a kilometer tall that blasted everything above solid bedrock," an earthquake that would "collapse billions of buildings, erupt hundreds of volcanoes, and launch trillions of tons of earth into the atmosphere," falling molten rock that would "rain down around the world, igniting fires and punching holes through roofs and roads," and a sudden doubling of greenhouse gases that would "trigger runaway global warming that lasted thousands of years, and melt the poles in just a century, raising sea levels 70 meters." Just as Jackson's elaborate escape plot unravels at the last moment, leaving his own family in peril, so too will Reilly's writing leave readers breathless as the story reaches its apex.
    Reilly's prowess for story-telling and Regolith's suspenseful plot will keep you riveted from cover to cover with its action-packed story, political backdrop, and echoes of current headlines with the impending doomsday set for 2012. His unique gift for interweaving themes, subplots, and intrigue makes for nothing short of a multi-dimensional, thought-provoking thrill-ride.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Regolith was my first Brent Reilly book and I instantly became a fan of his work. Reilly has blessed us with an action packed suspenseful novel. As I was reading this, I found it hard to put the book down... I literally read it in 2 days. The book kind of reminded me of the movie "2012" which is an excellent film. Needless to say, Reilly did an amazing job with the storyline which allowed this to be an easy read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

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    Thrilling Read with a Unique Spin on 2012 Doomsday Predictions

    REGOLITH by Brent Reilly is an action-packed page-turner, detailing the events leading up to an imminent threat to Earth's safety in 2012. Henry Jackson is a spacewatch director who discovers that an enormous asteroid will strike America. The asteroid will cause unparalleled destruction that will include devastating earthquakes, tsunamis, and the earth being covered in tons of regolith, falling molten rock. Reilly chronicles Jackson's struggle to persuade the public that the threat is real and imminent and the failure of his escape plan, leaving his family in danger to the very asteroid that he discovered. He highlights the dangers of an asteroid's collision with Earth, while putting a unique spin on the 2012 doomsday predictions. Reilly has an amazing gift for plot and suspense, interweaving relevant social themes throughout the story. REGOLITH is the absolutely fulfilling answer for those seeking an impossible-to-put-down read that will engross them from cover to cover.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Scifi + Political

    The book isn't for republicans. It does have politics mixed in it. The second half is much better than the first half, which sets up the disaster preparations. Scenes take the reader from the Pacific Ocean to Ground Zero to Antarctica. Lot of interesting facts about space and solar system, recreating dinosaurs etc. It's a great read basically.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Thrilling

    This book is fast paced. The author covers so many part of the world through this one adventure/mission : save humanity! The story has political opinions in it, it will not be favored by strong republicans, but I say to just enjoy the essence of the story. It's good to read how the author has brought in politics and connected them brilliantly to this Science fiction plot, it's an interesting feel this whole book. I was thrilled to see how it will end and sure enough has lots of plot twists to throw the reader in a loop as to what happens now. Looking forward to mroe from the author.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Awesome storyline

    An awesome Sci-fi book about an Asteroid ready to wipe out humanity. 65 million years ago, an asteroid wiped out dinosaurs and we were created, now it's time again for it's impact but the planet will not survive. Is there an escape? Will there be a way to stop it? That is what the story focuses on, as you can imagine its fast paced and thrilling. The Author is imaginative and describes scenes quite well. Good buy.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Good read

    I enjoyed reading this book, quite interesting in its plot and fast pace. The story revolves around the threat facing the Earth by a huge asteroid just like during the Jurassic times. Thrilling story, full of twists and surprises. Good read indeed, I recommend it. It brings to attention how people with unity can work together to achieve the best.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Interesting read

    I love 2012 stories, they make me excited at the prospect of that year's significance and how its approaching very fast. It is interesting to see that the author has combined the ever famous 2012 doomsday theory and tied it down to "Ground Zero". Reading this book makes me wonder what exactly we would do faced with life and death situation. Life is so fragile and wavering, the author points it out by having this intense plot on the dangers coming to the planet. The story revolves around this basic plot and how the Director of Spacewatch, Henry Jackson, tries to save the people. How? It's too much of a giveaway in my opinion, so read and find out.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

    Profound!

    First and foremost, I was slightly known off by this novel's title. I didn't know what to expect, but the author does a great job with holding the reader's attention. This specific author definitely made the flow of the literature easy on the reader. I was able to understand the characters fully and completely. Moreover, there were a few twists and turns within is novel, which will keep all readers intrigued. There was plenty of action and suspense. Must read!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2011

    Interesting and Suspenseful

    For those who are looking for a book that packed full of action and suspense should check out Regolith. Brent Reilly really captures the reader's attention and makes you feel as though you are seeing the events through the character's eyes. Have to say, my favorite part is the end with all the jokes. While my republican friends may not appreciate them, I surely do. I hope Reilly continues writing and comes out with more great novels.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

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    Armageddon meets 2012

    If you like novels that take you into a world all their own, you'll love Brent Reilly's Regolith. The novel starts out with a scene very much like the first tour scene in Jurassic Park: Henry Jackson shows potential investors all he's created in order to finance a space ship. A space ship so he can save the world; will he be able to do it in time? Reilly creates a fascinating world that hooks the reader from the beginning and keeps the reader interested in the story. Even if you're not into sci-fi or thrillers, you'll enjoy this escape into a world all its own.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    Less about the end of the world and more about the beginning of living

    I really liked this book a lot. I really like science fiction and post apocalyptic/apocalyptic literature, but that is not what I liked most about these books. What I enjoyed most was the focus on the people in this world. This book really put into perspective some of the last chance opportunities that are present in their lives. Don't miss you chance to read this book and don't miss your chance to live your life.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    Regolith: threat from outer space

    Regolith is a special book for me, outer space always remained a topic of inspiration, it brings a feeling of awe and wonder, Brent exactly pictured my feelings and am sure it would bring in the same feelings to many other readers. Any thing that comes in to existence will become a non-existent over a period of time, same is the case with Earth and other planetary objects. The book revolves around this plot which makes the reading interesting. Recent times, destruction of planet Earth and mankind has become a topic of discussion among the people almost throughout the World, and this book would provide an insight to those who wish to discuss and debate about the doomsday.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    Regolith is Chillingly Surreal; A Thrill a Minute Must Read

    Brent Reilly's "Regolith," which is molten rock, combines a cautionary tale with a thrilling premise, keeping readers on the edge of their seat and perhaps imagining what would happen if somehow, the fearful remnants within the book somehow come to fruition. When reading this book, the first image that came to my mind was that of 2012, the film riddled with devastating tsunamis, earthquakes, etc. In other words, Brent Reilly's narrative is panoramic, giving it an almost three-dimensional feel. The plot revolves around the Director of Spacewatch, Henry Jackson and depicts the end-of world, doomsday events foreshadowed by many of the 2012'ers-those who believe the world will come to an end in 2012. In a last-ditch survival effort, Henry Jackson loses his escape plane, leaving his family stranded near Ground Zero, and nothing to go off. The intensity of the book, starting from the first sentence, reels the reader in with such force and conviction that everything that is going on is entirely believable. Many of the scenes are truly harrowing. In Brent's own words, the description of the sky is mesmerizing and horrifying: "Even the blood red sky looked extraterrestrial." Mountains and forests and everything else is burning away like simple toys, making it almost feel like a video game. If the world were coming to an end, I would not be surprised if it was similar to the detail-rich storyline presented in the book. Simply put, Regolith is chillingly surreal. Regolith is one of those books that will keep you thinking long after you've finished it. It's a highly-recommended must read!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    Loaded with Suspense

    Brent Reilly's Regolith is a book loaded with suspense and action. This intriguing book will keep you wanting to read more of it sooner rather than later. Reilly's vivid details could make one believe they are truly experiencing this and wondering if this is happening. Do yourself a favor and grab this book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

    Interesting Reading

    Brent Reilly's book is really interesting and full of action, suspense, humor. This book creates the real picture in front of the eyes. After I started reading it, I can't stop myself to finish. This story will keep you on your toes form the start till the end; it has a very interesting plot. I can see the author's effort behind the book because it really makes you thinking and wondering what it would be like if such events occurs in the future. I would prefer reading this book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Interesting and Suspenseful

    Brent Reilly really steps outside of the box with Regolith. This book has everything from action and suspense to humor (check out the post script!)Reilly has a knack for details and you can tell he did his research because it really makes you the reader wonder what it would be like if the events really took place. The book is intriguing and keeps you interested till the end wanting more. I rate it 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    Thrilling political adventure

    If you like end of the world, futuristic novels, Regolith by Brent Reilly may just be your new favorite. Henry Jackson, a Spacewatch Director, thinks that a large asteroid is going to hit the U.S. in 2012. Of course, the public has heard these dangerous predictions in the past from all sorts of crazy conspiracy theorists and no one really believes it will happen. If you enjoy thrilling stories with a mix of politics and drama, read Regolith.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2011

    Awesome ending! The second half is hilarious. It's even got dinosaurs.

    Anyone who doesn't like this story must be a Republican, who get harsh treatment here since Sarah Palin is the president who does too little to save people. Most of the book has nothing to do with politics, although you'd never think that based upon some of the reviews. And none of the reviewers so far have indicated that they have even read the entire book. The second half is much better than the first half, which sets up the disaster preparations.

    Scenes take the reader from the vastness of the southern Pacific Ocean to the Kitt Peak Observatory to Wall Street to the Arctic Circle to the Alberta Oil Sands to Antarctica. Characters swim with whales, plan a counter-invasion of China, race 1000-pound terror birds, and deliberately break up the polar and Greenland ice sheets to raise sea levels. The final chapters, during and after the impacts, gave me the chills.

    I learned tons of cool stuff about space, like a void in space 10,000 X bigger than our galaxy, or how to improve the solar system to support 100 billion humans. The book even explains a feasible way to recreate (not clone) dinosaurs by injecting dino DNA into ratites, their closest living descendents. Republican-bashing aside, a great read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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