The Rain

The Rain

by Joseph Turkot

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BN ID: 2940149036288
Publisher: Joseph Turkot
Publication date: 12/30/2013
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 770,574
File size: 363 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

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The Rain 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredible! Strangest plot ever with many twists and turns, but the book just pulls you in and won't let go. Not at all the type of book I usually read but very glad I did! Read it in a day and going to get the next one. Review by CherishD
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. I'm just tired of series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a rule, I hate books that are written in the first person. To top it off, the author isn't real big on punctuation except commas and periods. With no qoutation marks at all it's extremly difficult to determine who is saying what, whether it's a thought or a comment. Didn't like it, wont read any more of the series, and glad I got it for free. Guess I shouldn't complain, but I've read some excellent books that were free. Unfortunately this was not one of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author is able to write well but there are so many technical faults of fact that detract from this book... Most of the story takes place with Russel and Tanner in a canoe on a flooded America. A canoe that is "rowed" with two "oars". Tanner once jumps/leaps from the shore into the canoe (!) And later they steal a power boat that they race away in by Russel "stepping on the gas" and "flooring the pedal". This new boat also has sails that they raise and oars they can use if they run out of gas. If none of this nonsense bothers you or you have no idea what I am writing about in this review, then you are sure to enjoy this book. For anyone else this is a decent story about a few trying to survive a world gone mad that is painfully flawed. Too bad really. JC
Ksiddall More than 1 year ago
What a great start to a series! I have to admit a bias toward the author’s use of rain as the catalyst for the crumbling of society in this book. I have been the storm water program coordinator for my hometown for the past 20 years dealing with water quantity, quality, conveyance and regulatory compliance so going into this I figured I was going to LOVE it or HATE it – probably no middle ground (heh heh). I am happy to report: I loved it. Written from the viewpoint of Tanner, a teenage girl that was found and rescued as an infant by a friend of her decease parents, the story is a narrative, with very little dialogue, of her journey across the treacherous, flooded land that was formerly Wyoming to Colorado. She and Russell, her adopted father, have survived the rain, rising water, and the dissolution of society for the past decade plus but not without some bumps and bruises, terrors and tragedies as they’ve worked their way cross country from Philadelphia to the mythical “rain-free” city of Leadville, Colorado. The settings are familiar (having traveled in the general locations) and horrifying in their depiction of collapse and ruin under the impact of the unrelenting rain. Turkot has given us some genuine characters to get behind: the single-minded, unwavering Russell and our heroine, spunky Tanner who is emotionally growing up before our eyes. The villains are frightening monsters: both the obvious ones (the “face-eaters”) and the ones that are not so apparent on first meeting. I felt Tanner’s struggle and panic to survive when Russell suddenly becomes incapacitated and her yearning when coming into contact with a teenage boy her own age for the first time. I thought the author wrote “young teen girl” really, really well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put this down! Excellent story all around
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riveting, well written, great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book that drags on too long. There is no way to determine which "next" book of the series you should buy. Also, 200-300 pages of the same struggle get boring.