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The Turn (Extinction Level Event Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

J. Walker
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What would you do if you knew the zombie apocalypse was imminent?
Would you tell your family? Your friends?
Or would you wait until the end was near?

The Turn is the first book of an exciting new zombie apocalypse series called Extinction Level Event. Written specifically for the ever-growing female audience of the zombie apocalypse genre, the story is told through the eyes of Emily Hanson, wife, mother and survivor.
Follow the incredible struggles of two families as they prepare for humanities possible extinction and society’s eventual collapse. Witness the devastating isolation of the outbreak’s early days and the unforeseen trials of living in the post-apocalyptic world.
Regardless of how prepared they are, there is always another unexpected threat waiting to jeopardize their best laid plans.


Product Details

  • File Size: 307 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: J. Walker; 3 edition (May 22, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KIB6RMG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,972 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Well-Written, But Not Very Good June 29, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The good: Apart from one or two homophone issues, this is mechanically well constructed and well edited. Author exhibits good use of vocabulary without overdoing it or falling into the trap of trying to wedge in every descriptive adjective possible. Narrative and dialog flow well and smoothly.

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.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombielicious June 3, 2014
By Trajen
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What would you do if you received advanced notice of a zombie pandemic? This is an excellent story that captures you from the beginning and doesn't let go until the end. With its Romero style zombies and perfect balance of action and character driven scenes it is sure to appeal to a wide range of horror fans. If you are a prepper with a taste for brains you are sure to like this.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good June 16, 2014
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Very surprising, this was a good story. I was leery of a female author writing this type of thriller. But she did and excellent job.
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
zombie apocalypse.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I didn't pay for this book. August 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm not sure what book the people who gave it 5 stars were reading but I don't see how it could have been this one. The book itself was written OK but the number of issues with the book is staggering. Possible spoiler warning:

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.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fast zombie read! July 11, 2014
By Donna
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First I am giving this book 4 stars because although it is written with a female first person POV, I have to say I really didn't like her very much at first. She seems too ready to avoid anything painful or outside her comfort zone. Yet she is living during a zombie apocalypse when she needs all her best thinking and reflexes but smokes pot (I guess they considered this was an important resource to take along?) which dulls both of those senses. But perhaps with nerves always on edge relaxing once in a while is okay, but when you are two people out on your own? Not wise in my zombie book. She just seems like she is not operating on her best smarts yet but I am willing to give her a chance to grow.

I finished this book in a day. It very much captured my attention. It is pretty much your standard zombie story told from a woman's viewpoint. This woman is one I did not particularly like in the beginning, as she was one to avoid facing hard choices and sort of buried her head in the sand for as long as she could, even with stern warnings and entreaties not to.

When she finally does face the dread coming she rises to the challenge and continues to step up to meet them. She is separated from her husband but is able to take friends and her daughter to prepare for the zombie apocalypse that is coming.

And as in most zombie stories, the most dangerous creature out there is man who without laws think they are entitled to take whatever they want....just because they can. And it does get intense.

I am hoping a second book is coming. This one set a good foundation but there is much left to tell and I won't go into all the story lines here because it would ruin the power of them. Do read this book. It goes quickly and I did come to like the female protagonist much more than I did at the beginning, which was not at all.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
The main character was too immoral for my tastes.
Published 3 days ago by J. Fields
4.0 out of 5 stars start of a beautiful story...
This starts off with the heroine in deep denial. I understand we want the negative to be untrue and unfortunately the world does not work that way. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Reese
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow.
It's not often that I start a book at 8 pm and keep reading until I finish it way way to say in the morning. I actually cried real tears. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Wendy Romska
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Of all the zombie books I have read lately I believe this one is the best yet. The characters do the things I would do in that situation , rummage through storage lockers, smoke... Read more
Published 1 month ago by kimberley Braniff
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars for this book (its was good)
the plot was undoubtedly good but there seems to be something missing that could have made this a really good story. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jamaal
5.0 out of 5 stars great story !
Terrific characters; very believable ! Not sure I could face what these survivors did and puff weed at the same time! Oh well, whatever gets you through the apocalypse. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ernie
2.0 out of 5 stars Why would you want her to live?
Possibly the most annoying protagonist in the history of literature. Out of the blue her ex-husband shows up with an important video to watch that will take all of 5-10 minutes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Thomas J. Kelleher
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I am a zombie novel fanatic.. All books dont catch my eye but this was great fpr a first tine
Published 1 month ago by BERTA JONES
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
This book had me on the edge of my seat and kept me on an emotional roller coaster ride. Can't wait to read the next book.
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars CONSTANT PAGE TURNER...
This novel has it all...Great setup, Action, Characters that are believable. I didn't put it down and when it ended, couldn't wait to see if a second book is out. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dee
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