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Exodus: Extinction Point, Book 2 | [Paul Antony Jones]

Exodus: Extinction Point, Book 2

Emily Baxter feared she was the sole survivor of a deadly alien plague that swept through New York City, the nation, and the world in a downpour of blood red rain. And when the dead began transforming into a terrifying new form of life, she feared her survival might be brutally short-lived. Then, a human voice crackled from a satellite phone, urging her to flee north, where more refugees of the global annihilation hunkered down in a desolate Alaskan outpost. Now, with only the supplies she can carry and her faithful dog, Emily races across the country.
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Publisher's Summary

Emily Baxter feared she was the sole survivor of a deadly alien plague that swept through New York City, the nation, and the world in a downpour of blood red rain. And when the dead began transforming into a terrifying new form of life, she feared her survival might be brutally short-lived. Then, a human voice crackled from a satellite phone, urging her to flee north, where more refugees of the global annihilation hunkered down in a desolate Alaskan outpost. Now, with only the supplies she can carry and her faithful dog, Emily races across the country, desperate to outrun the horrors close behind. When she discovers more survivors on the way, they join forces in their determination to cling to life and fight for the future. Standing in their way are Earth’s new masters, equally determined to survive and thrive, and possessed of monstrous capabilities which Emily and her allies can’t begin to imagine…until they’re face-to-face with the hideous reality.

©2013 Paul Antony Jones (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Connie 10-23-13
    Connie 10-23-13
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    "Great sequel!"

    I found the first book of this series to be engaging and original, a dystopia that stood above many other books of the same genre. I anticipated the sequel and now that I've listened to the whole book almost nonstop, it doesn't disappoint. There are many poignant moments, especially the ending. I found it to be both hopeful and devastating, which is a running trend throughout the book - you're happy the character has survived one more close call, but you just know that in the background the world is changing irreparably. By the way, if you haven't read the first book, I suggest you do before listening to the sequel, or otherwise some situations won't make as much sense. I can't see how there could be a third book in this series, though, the ending felt quite definite, which is kind of sad. The narrator does a great job!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Bower 01-15-15
    Jan Bower 01-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Seduced by the plot, and I feel so cheap."
    What disappointed you about Exodus?

    That the book version wasn't at my library. If I'd been reading, rather than listening, I would have been able to speed-read through all the dull bits.


    Any additional comments?

    Despite my misgivings, I wanted to find out what happened next, and I downloaded book two. I'm nearly done, but have lost all patience with the thing--so deliberately sought out spoilers just to find out how the story ends without having to listen to another damn minute. And now I'm REALLY glad I did because the ending is unforgivably trite.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 12-31-14
    Jessica 12-31-14 Member Since 2013

    Audible addict!

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    "Hmmmm"

    I'm all for a good end of the world story, but I found myself zoning out during this one. Waiting for Emily (I'm assuming you know her from the first book) to get through another impossible scenario, after making another incredibly naive or thoughtless decision, was a little like reaching for the hot stove over and over again. I hope she gets a little smarter, is she's the new gene pool. Admittedly, I've already downloaded the next book and will finish it, but really....
    There are a lot of details the reader could do without. Maybe a little more character development and a little less of how Emily finds her next screwdriver would serve us better. Make us care wether humanity survives!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Esmeralda HEMPSTEAD, NY, United States 05-08-14
    Esmeralda HEMPSTEAD, NY, United States 05-08-14 Member Since 2010

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    "In my defense, I was curious!"

    So, why did I waste my credit on this..? Wait....I didn't !! I got both "Extinction Point" and this one with a $10 coupon . Still, what a waste!
    I must be masochistic or like Emily, kind of stupid......
    I skipped at least a third of the book (all those painful descriptions of...whatever ).
    I must add that the narration was kind of mediocre .

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Teri 03-20-14
    Teri 03-20-14
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    "Only bad part is waiting for the next book"

    Awesome. Addictive. Could not stop listening. The second installment was even better than the first. The story kept me on the edge of my seat, screaming "what's happening next". Narrator gave an excellent performance, enough emotion and flair to keep the listener riveted. Now I can't wait for the third book in the series.

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    Angela Fitzgerald 06-05-15 Member Since 2015

    When I discovered Audible it was like discovering love :-) I love receiving codes and in return I post reviews. Wife, and mom of two,

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    "Another intriguing story!"

    Okay, I'm honest so I will admit that the beginning of the story wasn't that good. I felt like I wasn't even listening to the to the second story. I found myself extremely confused but I'm not a quitter, I try hard not to be anyway. I continued listening and sure enough the story was back to where it left off. Emily was on her bike, heading to a certain destination. The story actually turned out even better than the first book even if the beginning got off to a bumpy start for me and I almost stopped listening. I'm ready for the third book now, Revelations. I will mention the ending was somewhat discouraging and wasn't what I expected. I don't know if Revelations will be the end or if there's more in store for us but I can't wait to find out. I also should say that Paul Antony Jones did a magnificent job and his imagination and creativity shown through.

    I'm extremely thankful that he chose Emily Beresford to narrate this story as well. She kept me intrigued enough to continue listening and not give up. Emily is very talented at what she does. A perfect 5 🌟 rating! I received this from the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    krawle Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 02-27-15
    krawle Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 02-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story but really annoying voice"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book series is all about girl power during an extension event, the guys keep dropping like flies and it is getting tedious.


    What other book might you compare Exodus to and why?

    Just like the first book the story continues.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The children and adults are always yelling at each other and the presenters voice made my teeth crawl, I nearly turned the book off twice.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe but I could do with out the whole girl power crusade.


    Any additional comments?

    I do like the concept of the book and want to see where the story line is going.

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    S White Oregon, USA 02-17-15
    S White Oregon, USA 02-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Well written, well read, and a fascinating premise"

    I really enjoyed this audiobook. I had listened to the first one and didn't realize that it was part of a series. I stumbled upon the second and the third audiobook and was very excited. I'm glad to hear that the same person is reading the book for the audiobook. She was a great choice. I really like the way this one developed, too. Glad they introduced more characters. Looking forward to starting the next book.

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    Amazon Customer 01-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very well written"

    I liked it! I was happy to see Emilie was not alone during such a dark time.

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    MR M. 01-08-15
    MR M. 01-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen, I felt like I was there!"

    It was even better than the previous part!!! The way it is written and read I was able to really visualise the location Emily was in and the destruction made to earth. Also the twists of action are amazing, whenever I thought something will happen one way, I was surprised with the following action. Also the way the tension is built up is also different. I had a few moments of amazing tension. I am looking forward to the next part!

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    "Complex!"

    Very strange, eerie and extremely complicated throughout. The mystery still lives on, despite the storm affecting the whole world, as they know it.

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  • Suzy GM
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    "Brilliant!!"

    It's a long time since I enjoyed a book so much! Can't wait to read the next one in the series.

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  • Captain Haddock
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    1/26/15
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    "A great idea executed very poorly by the narrator"
    What disappointed you about Exodus?

    The narrator reads this as though she's talking to a class of preschoolers. Her inflection is poor, and her accents make my teeth itch, they are so bad. Her Scottish one would be funny if it didn't ruin such a good story.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story? Well I won't ruin things too much, but the ending is a little contrived. The dire nature of the narration soon knocks that into a cocked hat though.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Beresford’s performances?

    God No, not unless I endure a botched frontal lobotomy beforehand.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The idea is a good one, a play on the alien invader genre which hasn't been used a million times before and is therefore hackneyed. But all this pales into insignificance when you consider the appallingly bad narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Emily Beresford - Don't narrate adults books anymore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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