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Apocalypse by Kyle West

Alex Keener has lived all of his sixteen years underground in U.S. Bunker 108. When he goes on his first recon into the Wasteland, he will find out exactly why.

Outside, Alex discovers a harsh landscape twisted by the impact of the meteor Ragnarok in 2030. Besides Raiders, dust storms, and cold, a new threat is evolving -- the xenovirus, which twists men and animals into deadly monsters.

When the xenovirus invades Bunker 108, Alex must fight for survival. Joined by a beautiful ex-Raider and an idealistic scientist, Alex discovers that he and his friends might be the only ones standing between the world and a second apocalypse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492100973
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/05/2012
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 564,701
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Kyle West, the author of the Wasteland Chronicles series, is a full-time writer living in the bustling metropolis of Oklahoma City.

Graham Halstead is a professionally trained actor and voice artist, born and raised in Virginia and now living and working in Brooklyn, New York City. His voice is youthful, easy-flowing, and flexible, and lends itself to many different types of storytelling. He can be heard on TV and radio voicing spots for Airborne and Allegra.

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Apocalypse (The Wasteland Chronicles, #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Makuna More than 1 year ago
Well written, entertaining, and hard to put down. While a few technical flaws had shown through, they were easily ignored. While this is definitely a serial novel, the characters are given enough of a background to grow attached to them. Can't wait for the next book to show up in the Nook store. ,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read up to the second chapter and had to stop. I am a huge fan of the Fallout video games and was hoping to find a series loosely based off of the same idea. Post Apocolypse, vault, wasteland surviving type of book. This book is definelty that but is also an extreme rip off of the Fallout series. Living in a bunker, scientist dad, mom dies during child birth, just to list a few. I may continue to read it, but the fact the author thought he could possibly get away with copying an already existing storyline is mind blowing. Fallout has such a huge fan base and then to write a book about it and slap your name on it is wrong. I am sure the story will continue, hopefully with more original ideas and become its own story, but just the first few pages had too many similarities.  Now if you have never heard of the video games and you are of a younger reading level, I would say this is probably a fantastic book with great adventures. For those who know where the author got most of his ideas it is hard to get past that. Sorry to bash on Kyle West but someone who is passionate about Fallout and originality, I can't get past this.
donnasreview More than 1 year ago
The book is not listed for younger adults but should be. The writing style is more teenager reading. I have not read any more of the books and don't know if I will. Unless the 16 year old grows up and writes more adult don't think I will waste my time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's good! Read it. :)
ArizonaFlame More than 1 year ago
Apocalypse: The Wasteland Chronicles vol 1: The author used some creativity in this post-apocalyptic book. While parts of the story are “familiar” as far as apocalyptic storlylines go. He manages to take an “old” idea and toss in some new and fresh ideas which manage to stay believable enough to drawn the reader into a new world of his creating.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Great read
Anonymous 27 days ago
Good read. Different spin on end times. And zombies. Refreshing
Anonymous 8 months ago
A good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Looking forward to the second installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining and interesting characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters are believable and the situation dreadful. I am compelled to continue with they series to learn their fates.
Dina1 More than 1 year ago
OMG this is by far the most amazing world building dystopian novel I've ever read. The story is filled with fantastic but believable characters as they discover what changes have occurred in their part of the world. In the year 2030, the meteor Ragnarok impacted Earth, rending the world a wasteland. Billions died, the sky went crimson, and the world entered an ice age from which it will not emerge for centuries.By 2060, what is left of the United States exists underground in the Bunkers. Where once there were 144, now only four are left - fallen for reasons of starvation, rebellion, or worse. For in the wake of Ragnarok are new and sinister threats, threats which do not yet have a name...Born into this post-apocalyptic world is sixteen-year-old Alex Keener, who has lived his entire life underground in U.S. Bunker 108. But when a stranger is let into the Bunker from the wastes, in defiance of protocol, all hell breaks loose...and Alex's life will never be same again. Grab this amazingly told story and begin a journey different from any other.
wallymountz More than 1 year ago
This was a good story with a coherent plot. The characters were fairly well developed also. This is part of a series which I expect I will not continue with though. I won't discuss the actual plot because I don't want to spoil a future reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and all the others in this series. All 7 books are interesting, entertaining and impossible to put down. I was on a wonderful adventure while I read and I can't believe anyone could give this series anything but 5 starts. Well done Kyle!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is based on the premises of the Fallout Game series. "War. War never changes." A set of Vaults, oops, they are called bunkers. Were created for the upcoming apocalypse. Instead of FEV and Radiation, they use Xenovirus from an asteroid. The lone vault dweller has to learn skills to survive in the Wastelands. Scavenging when possible, trading items they picked up around the desert in Megaton, oops "Oasis". All the while battling raiders and transformed monsters. I think you get the picture. If you enjoyed the Fallout storyline, then you will at least appreciate this first FREE adventure into Kyle's Apocalypse. Then you can decide to read the rest of the series. I may get the next one just to see if the writing matures a little. I wonder if he will find a Pipboy 3000 in the next book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needs a little editing work but believeable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously bad. The best thing I can say about it is that it was free. If I'd paid to read it I'd be really pissed. It was predictable and boring and reads like it was written according to a formula.........something good happens so something bad happens then something ucky happens.....rinse and repeat. I expect more but I suppose it would be good for a kid who is new to post apocalyptic fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is just bad Fallout fan-fiction. The characters are badly written and seem to be indistinguishable from one another. Much of the dialogue is just characters saying what they're feeling and what the narrative already described. The plot is just a series of disconnected events. The main character is an unlikeable idiot who everyone in-story respects within 5 minutes of meeting for some reason. The first 10 chapters and the backstory were pretty much ripped off of Fallout 3 (main character grew up in an underground sealed vault with a small population after a global cataclysm, son of the only doctor in the vault who is coincidentally trying to reverse said cataclysm, only friend is the daughter of the vault leader, etc.). Even if you're a fan of the post-apocalyptic setting, I would say avoid this book. Maybe try "The Road" or "The Stand" instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun reading for mid to late teens without boring the adult reader. The whole series is entertaining
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tammysue495 More than 1 year ago
had trouble putting it down fast paced
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm always up for a good post-apocalyptic story, but this was only so-so. The premise was intriguing, but I found the characters one-dimensional (except for the 2 main characters) and the dialogue was horribly stilted and unbelievable (apparently, in the future, no one speaks using contractions and they all sound like they've spent a little too much time at the Renaissance Festival). I didn't hate it, but I won't be continuing on in the series either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago