- File Size: 441 KB
- Print Length: 200 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: J. Walker; 3 edition (May 22, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 22, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KIB6RMG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,475 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Turn (Extinction Level Event Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The less good: Plot holes, suspension of disbelief issues, and way-too-convenient coincidences abound. None of the characters display ANY tactical awareness - not the special forces operator nor any of the collection of soldiers he has with him, not the bad guys, and certainly not the main protagonist.
As another reviewer points out, the characters keep engaging in stupid, contra-survival activities and for the most part get away with it:
*The zombies are blocks away, and at the very last minute the main protagonist suddenly remembers her handgun, retrieves and opens the locked box it's stored in, verifies it's in there, and then RELOCKS the gun back in the box and sticks it under the front seat of her escape RV.
*They make it to their survival compound, but don't maintain a watch on the CCTV monitors at night.
*They DON'T check newcomers for bites or scratches; the newcomer's word is sufficient.
*They regularly smoke dope and listen to music as they make their forays out into zombieland.
*They keep all the weapons under lock and key 'to keep the children safe'.
There are more, but these are my favorites.
Bottom line: It's a well-written, not-very-good zombie tale.
A soldier in China sends proof of zombies to his wife in the U.S. who gives a copy to friends he barely keeps in touch with. OK I'll go with that but then in the middle of the story you want me to believe that the main female character, in the midst of a Zombie uprising just HAPPENS to run across this soldier? I know authors have to take liberties sometimes but give me a break.
All the sections of the story are vague. Areas that should have more detail are completely lacking and others have so much information they are overloaded.
They keep guns locked up because of the children which seems like a great idea with Zombies roaming. And speaking of Zombies, for a zombie book there seemed to be a major lack of zombie or zombie encounters. They show up at the wall, are killed and burned. The battles are generic and not very exciting. At no time did you feel like they were about to be overrun. Then their is the great part where one girl thinks she is pregnant. They all (including the main female) worry about the difficulties of having a child in this new world and how the timing is not ideal. YET a few pages later when Emily is alone with the magically appearing soldier they have non-stop unprotected sex. Seriously? Apparently between pages Emily became stupid. And from their first time you know she is going to get pregnant which means that of course the long lost husband will be showing up. 4 bad guys show up at the wall and instead of protecting themselves they allow 4 guys into their compound.Read more ›
The story was engaging, and she did not shy away from the horrors of what may happen.
The book is more character driven, so if you are looking for tons of blood and guts go elsewhere.
There is plenty of realistic gross happenings, but it is the people you care about, and hope they make it out alive.
The ending was good and I am hoping she will write more about these people, and possibly some others that have survived the
These people were prepared. Huge concrete walls, great field of view/fire from the top of the wall. Lots of guns and ammo - which they have no problem using to shoot zombies. Here's where it gets me - why on earth would they let five armed men inside the walls without a fight? Oh no! they have explosives! They have to get to the darn gate to use them. That is what your prepping and planning was for! Not to just roll over as soon as a threat arrives. Especially one where a few head shots saves the day - which, coincidentally, they've been practicing every day! I mean, really - you give up your home, sanctuary, bodies, without a fight? Especially when you're the ones with all of the tactical advantages???
Most Recent Customer Reviews
OK I guess. There was a plot hole in the end and the ending sucked.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Imagine: your not a hero. Your not an ex marine or special forces. Your not even a life long prepper....your just an average housewife. You've got kids. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Cast
I enjoyed it okay and I will read the next book to see what happens to the people, but grammar and typos did make for some difficulty in reading.Published 11 months ago by A. Murphy
Kept me entertained. Would like a little more character development. I will read the next one in this series. I like a little romance and zombies.Published 13 months ago by heybergie
I read it this book in one day, well more like a held of a day. It's that good. Enjoy.Published 13 months ago by Athena Fields
So many books in this genre make people out to be almost super hero's. This book more than any in a while scared me because I could see real people,people I might even know. Read morePublished 13 months ago by arkus
WOWZER! I must say this was an unexpected LOVE!! I devoured this book. And I cannot wait to finish this review so that I can immediately start book 2. Read morePublished 13 months ago by DystopianDoll
What a great well written piece. I really enjoy reading a post apocalyptic book from a female perspective, it provided a new and interesting read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by WAW