Red Rain

Red Rain year old Philadelphia has been imprisoned most of her life because of her Christian beliefs When her father is sent to Mars against his will to work on a mysterious science project and a benevolent

  • Title: Red Rain
  • Author: Aubrey Hansen Shaun MacAlpine
  • ISBN: 2940011481307
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Nook
  • 17 year old Philadelphia has been imprisoned most of her life because of her Christian beliefs When her father is sent to Mars against his will to work on a mysterious science project and a benevolent official allows her to accompany him, Philadelphia knows she must keep her head down or be sent back to prison on Earth But when she stumbles into the wrong hallway and acc17 year old Philadelphia has been imprisoned most of her life because of her Christian beliefs When her father is sent to Mars against his will to work on a mysterious science project and a benevolent official allows her to accompany him, Philadelphia knows she must keep her head down or be sent back to prison on Earth But when she stumbles into the wrong hallway and accidentally learns too much, Philadelphia is faced with a question she doesn t want to answer the choice between returning to Earth or destroying it.

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    1. Aubrey Hansen Shaun MacAlpine

      Aubrey Hansen the penname of Rachel Greene, an annoyingly perky young wife who delights in upsetting normalcy by self publishing books and starting businesses Be advised that everything she does is under the influence of some form of caffeine Co owner of Penoaks Publishing penoaks


    1. Listened to the free audiobook found on the author's website.I was not expecting to finish this in one day! I also wasn't expecting to like it quite so much. Long story short, I'm not generally a dystopian fan and it was mainly the facts that the audio was free, it was short, and there were some rave reviews from my GR friends, that got me to even think about reading (listening) to it.Well, I had a lot of car-riding to do today, one chapter led to another, and I finished it! It actually took unt [...]

    2. Second Review:This book was just as amazing the second time as it was the first! One thing in particular that I didn't pick up until after I read it the first time, and still not fully until I read it the second time: the connect between the characters in this book and the 7 churches portrayed in the first few chapters of Revelations. WOW! Absolutely brilliant, Aubrey! Seriously, I am still mind-blown whenever I think about it. (view spoiler)[Philadelphia is the Faithful Church. She remained fai [...]

    3. A tightly-written Christian dystopia; tells its story and ends when it should. You could read it in one two-hour shot and feel satisfied.What I liked:- Most dystopias seem to have a common theme: Resist! The plot centers around overthrowing the administration, and in the end the dystopia gets disdystopified. (Which word I just made up. Do you like it?) Red Rain is different, and I'm not going to tell you how. Read the book.- Access to Scripture gets cut off as part of the story, and this was tho [...]

    4. Yes, I read my own book. Believe it or not, that is an extremely difficult thing to do. I think this is the first time I've read the book in its entirety, straight through, since I published it over a year ago.I actually enjoyed it. Is that a good sign?Anyway, I reread it because I'm preparing to write a sequel (and a related short story), and I need to get my character voice back. Come on, self, you can do this again. Just repeat after me: Minimalist. Min-i-mal-ist

    5. Excellent Christian foundation and themes, good POV from the main character, excellent conflict. I appreciated that the plot was complex - not just "good guys fight the bad guys." The ending was unique and refreshing. I never read dystopia or sci-fi, but I'm happy to recommend this book as the almost sole exception to that. Christian sci-fi and dystopian authors, take note. :)

    6. Wow! This was really good. I've never been a big fan of space books, but this one caught me by surprise! The characters were really intriguing and nicely developed, and the setting was really interesting. The best part of this book was the plot. Very intriguing, and it kept me guessing the whole time. Not to mention the way everything worked out was sooo good. I'm now eagerly awaiting the sequel! Oh, and the author has a really great author website, too! You should check it out here: jointheunac [...]

    7. "End of the Red Rain, by Aubrey Hansen!"I enjoyed this more than I expected!!!! Although I don't usually read sci-fi, I liked this one and I thought it was super interesting! Quite exciting and adventurous!! (view spoiler)[And no, I couldn't keep track of all the doors' letters and numbers! :D (hide spoiler)]I listened to the audio-version since it was the only thing available for free at that moment. I prefer ebooks or paperback-versions of books, but an audio-book is fine every once in a while [...]

    8. Recommend for: All ages, mild sci-fi lovers, those looking for a short read, those wanting to support homeschool authors.Can I be honest? I don’t read a lot of Sci-Fi because I don’t like most of it that is out there. I know, this is hard to believe coming from a science fiction writer, but it’s true. Red Rain was a resounding exception.One day, while working on Homeschool Authors, I found out about Aubrey Hanson. When I stumbled on her website, I saw that there was a free audio book. One [...]

    9. I love Red Rain! It has a Christian sci-fi plot, and I rather thought it was well-done -- and exciting. In this futuristic setting, the government is taking away Christians' rights. Our heroine Philadelphia has been moved to a regulated school, and then is offered the chance to live in another family's home -- if she gives up her religion. She fights these advances at her Christian beliefs, with her father by her side, even as he himself fights his own similar battles. Then, after a digital viru [...]

    10. My sisters and I listened to Red Rain together, and enjoyed it from beginning to end. Christian science fiction is really hard to find, and Red Rain is exactly that. Christianity, and persecution for it, is central to the plot, and there is space travel and a colony on Mars as well. Despite most of the story happening on Mars, the settings are fairly simple, which allows the reader (or listener) to focus on the story itself. The story is well told, and very intriguing. Philadelphia is a great pr [...]

    11. SummaryThe pressure on Philadelphia, her father, and the other Christian's in their tiny compound is growing. In the government school for Christians, the children are offered an opportunity to be adopted into "normal" families. Philadelphia refuses. She is shocked when she returns home and told by her father she should have accepted. He's received word that his services are needed on Mars. The summons is not optional, and Philadelphia is not allowed to accompany him. Mars. The same place her br [...]

    12. Struggled to get through this and just could not make myself finish. Made it to about 70%. Littered with grammar errors and coupled with a plot that just did not make any sense, I grew weary of the underlying preachy Christian storyline. The heroine was portrayed as spineless and selfish, making it difficult to like her. Overall, this was just not my cup of tea. Do not recommend this at all.

    13. The future belongs to the United, a worldwide movement to live in peace and community. But some refuse to join: uncompromising, religious fanatics who cling to the beliefs that would keep the world at war. Assimilated or removed, these Unaccepted cannot be allowed to contaminate the peace the United promises and are thus contained.This future is where Philadelphia must choose to remain uncompromising or give in to what the world is saying. "Take their offer while you still can. Take it and run!" [...]

    14. Government regulations said they had no choice. 17-year-old Philadelphia must stay on Earth in the care of complete strangers while her father is sent against his will to Mars. When a benevolent official allows her to accompany her father, Philadelphia knows she must keep her head down or be sent back to Earth. But when a search for her deceased brother’s Bible leads her into a hallway that isn’t supposed to exist, Philadelphia is faced with a question she doesn’t want to answer – the ch [...]

    15. So, I actually got this book via PDF format through the author herself (thank you soooooo much, Aubrey!) after reading the review on someone's blog. I really wanted to read it, because Christian sci-fi is very rare, and the outline of the plot hooked me. I sent an e-mail to the author and God bless her for being so kind and nice to give me a free copy of it! I'm so sorry I didn't give this review earlier; I was so caught up with life. (This is also the first time I'm giving a review on so bear [...]

    16. I loved this book! I didn't realize it was a short novella, and I wished it would have been longer. I sympathized with the main character Philadelphia (which is a beautiful girl's name!) as her world was centered around abolishing Christianity and assimilating into a no religion, just government world. Her father is called for a science commission on Mars, and Phil was told she would have to stay behind and assimilate or they would kill her. last minute though, she is thrown into the transit, be [...]

    17. The short response: I love it!The long response: From the very first line I was hooked. The story takes place in a futuristic dystopian society on Earth where Christians are looked down upon and kept in disturbing Christian-Camps. The father of our protagonist, Philadelphia, is summoned to Mars to work on a scientific project, but Philadelphia had no idea she was going with him. After hunting for her dead brother’s possessions she stumbles into a hallway that doesn’t exist and learns of a se [...]

    18. I really enjoyed this book which is actually a novella at approximately 35,000 words. It is one of the most intriguing books I've read in a while. I had to set it aside for a couple of days because of my schedule and found I couldn't stop thinking about it. Usually under circumstances like this I would keep reading a book in bits and pieces but with this one I wanted to save it until I could give it my full concentration.In addition to an engaging storyline, there are a couple of interesting the [...]

    19. 3 ½ starsI was not expecting to like this story as much as I did! It was different from what I usually read, but good. I really liked the themes in the book, they may be a bit strong for some people, but it really fit the story. The only thing I can really complain about is that the main character was either a lone most of the time, or with so few characters it seemed wherever she happened to be was virtually uninhabited. The author keeps you guessing about what is going on (which may irritate [...]

    20. I liked this book. The story was pretty well thought out, and the characters were very well defined. I liked a lot of the characters.The story was fascinating. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but everything came together in the end and it made sense. I'm not sure I cared for the way it ended. I see what the author was trying to say with it, I'm just not sure I agree. The characters kind of had to choose between the lesser of two evils, and I guess I was expecting for everything to be resolv [...]

    21. Red Rain where to start? So I picked this book up because I like Sci-fi and all though the it has a good plot the story wasn't executed as well as it could have been. One of the things that could get up your nose as you read this book is the characters. The main protagonist is a 17-year-old girl named Philadelphia. We are told that she is really close to turning 18 but everyone, even Philadelphia herself, acts like she is 8. Plus, sometimes when we hear a character’s thoughts we don't know whi [...]

    22. I accidentally stumbled across this novella when I was cleaning and found a bookmark that said "listen to a free audiobook here: aubreyhansen". I read the plot and it seemed exciting so I looked it up and started listening. It was a fun listen. Action, mystery, secrets, schemes and intrigue were all packed in there and I even got choked up once. The only negative thing I can think of was the character development. Most of the people's personalities were kind of boring. Over all, it was a pretty [...]

    23. This book was fantastic! It was very exciting and really picked up after the beginning. The only problem was that some parts were confusing. Most of the time that was because of either not enough detail or something wasn't made clear enough. Overall, I loved the book and any problems were easily overlooked. Definitely read this if you haven't already!

    24. Reading this for a color challenge and also because it was free and on my Kindle from a previous purchase. It is a Christian Science fiction novella, which pleasantly surprised me as I have read Christian romance, but not this genre. Fast paced and just the right length.

    25. Good storyGood story, nice to see Christians who stand firm in their faith t h in difficult situations. Like the fact that God protects His Word was a strong message.

    26. Great debut from a young up and coming author. Red Rain drew me in from the very first page. I enjoyed how the author tied in spiritual aspects in an otherwise dystopian novella. I'll read more!

    27. Even though there were religious issues in the book religion was not pushed. Well written. Interesting ideas. Would read more for this author.

    28. Another great book Ms. Hansen. I do have to say I never read sci-fi until Red Rain and for a first time, the experience was very enjoyable!Keep up the good work and God bless!

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