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Publisher's Summary

Get the complete five-book series in one audio bundle, including 35 hours of post-apocalyptic action and nail-biting suspense.

In a matter of seconds, nuclear bombs destroy multiple American cities. As the lethal fallout descends, millions flee the destruction. 

Surviving the blast is only the beginning.... 

Tough-as-nails Dakota Sloane has spent her life running from the past. A man haunted by secrets, Logan Garcia has only one goal: to drink himself into oblivion. 

When a bomb detonates over Miami, utter anarchy erupts. Dakota knows of a safe house deep in the Everglades, but she needs Logan's help to survive the chaos.

But the radiation isn't the only threat. At every turn, deadly foes are determined to stop them. As a diabolical conspiracy emerges, Logan and Dakota must prepare for the fight of their lives against an enemy more powerful than they could ever imagine.

Featuring high-octane action adventure, riveting twists, and compelling characters, the acclaimed Nuclear Dawn apocalyptic series follows ordinary people desperate to survive after a coordinated nuclear attack on the United States. 

Get the entire unabridged audiobook box set in this omnibus edition from USA Today best-selling author Kyla Stone. Perfect for fans of Bobby Akart, Franklin Horton, and A.G. Riddle.

©2021 Kyla Stone (P)2021 Kyla Stone

Critic Reviews

"I absolutely loved this series! Multidimensional characters and great writing." (Ryan Schow, author of the best-selling Last War series) 

"Great! A good story with unique characters and thorough research. I was pulled in from the first page." (Kate L. Mary, author of the best-selling Broken World series) 

What listeners say about Nuclear Dawn: The Post-Apocalyptic Box Set

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W. T. H.?

If this is the author’s first published book series, I wouldn’t be surprised. There are a lot of amateur mistakes that ruin this series. To name a few: overly describing things; unrealistic “timing” (such as a narrator taking too long to think while something serious is occurring); scenes drag on outrageously (that is to say, there is a criminal level of page filler); a lot of unrealistic and corny dialogue; many overused cliches; and, lastly, many stereotyped characters bog down the story.

Update: Christ almighty. I wrote “many stereotyped characters”, but I was wrong. Her work is nothing BUT cliches and stereotypes. The first story is as dramatic as a wet noodle flopping onto the floor. Nothing happens. I mean, the end of the US happens in an unexciting, predictable, anticlimactic sort of way.

The plot goes nowhere fast and the MCs accomplish nothing. The author, as I mention above, is dragging every darn bit of action out to the point where I’m fast forwarding through it. One scene in particular in the second book comes to mind. It was a travesty of suspense that lasted seven chapters (about an hour at 1.3x speed), starting with chapter 21. It’s filled with stupidity, empty threats, posturing, more empty threats, more stupidity, lots and lots of truly awful dialogue, and stupid thoughts on what’s happening, and, oh my god, why am I continuing to read this? (Update: I’m not. I’m done. Never again. I gave up partway through chapter 29 of book two.)

The bad writing doesn’t ever stop and it’s awful enough that I’m becoming embarrassed for the author. Kyla Stone can research nuclear warfare and thoroughly understand the consequences of it, but she can’t fold that knowledge into fiction in a compelling and interesting way. Furthermore, she doesn’t have an intuitive grasp of humans and their behavior, which is necessary to become an incredible writer. That missing skill is why KS’s dialogue sucks, why her characters are stagnant, lack imagination, and can’t generate genuine camaraderie or tension with other characters. It’s why I don’t care if any of them die. It’s impossible to become invested in these fictitious people because they’re not believable.

Don’t waste your credit if you’re an experienced reader and demand a lot from your authors. Seriously, don’t.

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A story stretched out for no good plot reason

Get on with it. A for plot. C+ for story line. D for dialog. Characters should not stand around with half an hour of dialog only to discuss that they can't go half a mile to achieve one of the primary objectives early in the story. Just shut up and go do it already. Also maybe don't end an apocalypse drama with a Lifetime movie-style sob ending.

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Why all the hate?

I don't understand all the hate. This book is amazing. And the narrator is fantastic.

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Very over drawn

The author over describing everything over and over again. The book would be half as long with out the over drawn explanations of everything! It took two books for them to travel 2.5 miles .the narrator does a great job . But it must have been painful for her to keep describing the same thing over and over . By the end of the third book you can easily figure out what is going to happen like an old nauar novel

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I wanted to love it

I have read a lot of Kyla Stone’s books and I generally really enjoy them. I was excited to try this series. The thought of more than 30 hours to keep me occupied was awesome. I liked the premise of this story but it did drag quite a bit. There were a few times I considered turning it off and not going back to it, but ultimately I persevered through the whole thing. I couldn’t connect with the characters and I really didn’t care too much who made it to the end (although I wish there had been more to Ezra’s story because I loved those parts). The narrator was awesome and did great with the different voices. I’m glad I listened to the whole story but it’s not one I’ll ever re-listen to.

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slow

I didn't give this book 1 star, because there are probably worse books. It took one entire book for the characters to travel 5 blocks. The voice actor is fine, but the story moves very very slowly. I made to the 10th chapter of the 2nd book , but I just couldn't continue. I have better luck with the free books.

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One of the worst books I’ve ever listened to

Drawn out, internal dialogue every few seconds that is agonizing, absolutely unbelievable situations and conversations make this one of the worst books ever. I can’t believe this isn’t the authors first book. I really tried to finish but I couldn’t get past the first book because I love post apocalyptic stories but I was in agony just listening to this horrible book. Definitely won’t try this author again.

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Don't let bad reviews scare you away

When I first read the details of this book it sounded great!
then I read some of the reviews and decided against it, After listening to a couple of other books I decided to look at this one again, deciding that the premise sounded so good I would take a risk and decide for myself.


although it was not the best series I ever read or listened to it was far from the worst,
some of the plot was a bit far-fetched after all this is a book of fiction. by the end of each book and the series I was looking forward to the next installment

The plot and the narrator kept me interested until the very end. I am glad I took the chance and got this book

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Typical feminist writer

Did her research. Wrote it like a prepper research paper. Unfortunately the characters weren’t realistic. They all seem to be the perspective of a gamma woman who resents masculinity and has a low appreciation and respect of men, not to mention an ordered understanding of how men in women relate to each other.

Seriously not worth listening to, even if it were free. The narrator was decent

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Amazing!

This series was fantastic! I honestly couldn’t stop listening! The end had me all tears! Thank you!

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  • Rogue
  • 04-23-22

Great Series

loved the series great characters
Too many late nights thinking just one more chapter. It would make a good TV series

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  • John
  • 04-04-22

Great NOT the end of the world story

Brilliant Audiobook, the story kept you interested and you found connection with the characters, you wanted the good ones to survive and the awful ones not to, well read by the narrator, great triple five book

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  • Elizabeth Stoker
  • 03-23-22

Awful

It's like a Mills and Boon novel. not keen on females reading this category of books, but it wasn't just the narrator, the story is awful. Only listened to a few chapters, then returned it

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  • sara manwaring
  • 02-05-22

Absolutely loved it

wow, I really enjoyed this story.
I'm not usually interested in strong women as the hero stories , but this was brilliant.
great mix of characters.

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  • Ian Clarke
  • 02-03-22

Such an epic story

Really good & believable story for something that could possibly happen. At times there were a few edge of the seat moments, but a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
Shall definitely recommend it to others.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-27-22

Badass complex characters

This box set is awesome. I love everything Kyla Stone has written. Dakota is a badass character with a complex back story. The devastation in this book is crazy but so gripping. I absolutely had to keep listening to find out what happened next. Some real fear gasping moment in there for me especially in dark water without knowing what’s in there with you. Yikes my worst nightmare.
Kyla has so much knowledge of guns and survival skills which makes for an educational read too. I loved and hated all the characters that I was supposed to. This woman knows how to build interesting personalities without making them ridiculous. Character driven stories are my favourite style. Would highly recommend this box set and everything else Kyla has written.

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  • Clare
  • 12-28-21

brilliant story

Great story, obviously well researched and extremely well written Great characters and beautifully read. Thanks

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  • Kaya
  • 05-12-22

could not stop!!

Really enjoyed this on. Great story and great performance. Was nice to see a girls take on this type of story. well performed. Just a great job all round.

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  • Pug Lover
  • 05-07-22

Excellent book

I really enjoyed this book, the narrator is excellent, book is brilliant and the author obviously knows her stuff about nuclear bombs and the terrible effects of fallout..... and 5 books for one credit!!

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  • harry dale
  • 04-06-22

shit book

can't believe how stupid dekota is, it's pissed me off so couldn't enjoy the book or finish the book

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  • Rodney Kasputtis
  • 06-29-22

Gripping

This book will make you judge yourself for the entirety and then give you a romantic ending this is my first story read by a female narrator and it has a female touch but it has all the awesomeness of any great book I listen to this book on my way to work and during my breaks at work and I couldn’t wait for another break at work.

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  • Nev Redroff
  • 05-21-22

Nuclear Dawn

Excellent series, fast paced and totally believable
Enjoyed every minute- even shed a few tears along the way and especially at the end