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Darkest Night (A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller)

Nuclear Dawn, Book 5
Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
Series: Nuclear Dawn, Book 5
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
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The end is near....

Logan and Dakota must prepare for the fight of their lives in order to defeat an enemy more powerful than they've ever faced.

The lives of everyone they love are on the line. The stakes couldn't be higher.

Will they have what it takes? Or will the cost of victory be too terrible to bear?

Darkest Night is the epic conclusion to the riveting Nuclear Dawn post-apocalyptic series exploring what might happen if terrorists successfully executed a coordinated nuclear attack on the United States, told from the perspectives of regular people determined to survive. Perfect for fans of Harley Tate, Boyd Craven, Grace Hamilton, Ryan Schow, and Jack Hunt.

©2019 Kyla Stone (P)2019 Kyla Stone

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What a ride this series has been!

First off let me tell you if you have never read this author you are missing out! If you like fast pace action storylines and great characters then I can not stress enough that you need to give this author a try, you will not regret it.
The narrator did a really great job of bring the story and characters to life.
This story takes you on emotional roller coaster. It had everything, laughing, maybe a teardrop or two, you felt the horror, and heartache that Dakota and Eden go though and I am glad that Logan was there for them. I am glad that everyone’s story was given a satisfying ending from the main characters to the lessor ones. I would really like to find out what happens to everyone in say 10 yrs or more down the road.
Thank you for a great ending to this series.

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Finally! The story is complete.

Finally! The story is complete. It has taken Kyla Stone 5 books to tell one story...and that's too much. There are many, many places where the story drags out far too long. Where the action should be fast-paced, the story simply crawls. It makes one say, "Alright, already. Get on with it!" Also, the story is far too contrived to be realistic.

The characters are compelling and Stacey Glemboski performs them well. She gives distinctive voices to the characters and delivers an excellent performance overall.

Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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The end we have been waiting for!!!

Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel

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In the face of death and destruction, all Dakota can think of is finding and saving her sister Eden. You would think that nuclear destruction was bad enough, but Dakota and Eden’s past continues to haunt them because the leader from the cult the escaped from is determined to kidnap and take Eden as his bride. They have finally returned to the only home they had in the Florida everglades, but that isn’t enough to protect them. Dakota and Logan devise a plan that could not only save Eden, but possibly thousands.

This was the perfect ending to the fast paced and incredible series. Dakota may be on the streets, but her drive and desire to protect everyone around her may be the only thing that stands between them and annihilation. Logan may have a dark and destructive past, but what he might need is someone who he can believe in and protect.

The audible version brought the characters story to an incredible end.

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Fantastic addition to the Series

this is my favorite book in the series. Non stop action from start to finish with Kyla tying together some loose threads in the end.

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Awesome conclusion to the series

This has been a great series and this conclusion just couldn't get better! After 13 cities in the US are decimated by nuclear bombs, survivors are just trying to get their lives back to normal. Unfortunately, for some survivors, normal isn't such a good thing.

Dakota Sloane and her younger sister, Eden, have escaped from a fanatical religious cult and had been living in Miami when the bombs hit. Dakota will risk everything to keep Eden safe. However, Maddox Cage and the Shepherds are equally determined to bring Eden back to the Compound and get revenge on Dakota.

Dakota and her friends, Logan, Julio, Ezra, Park and Shay, along with newfound allies in the US military, discover that the Shepherds are even worse than Dakota imagined. Were the attacks truly instigated by Iran or is something more nefarious lurking in the Everglades?

Kyla Stone has created a great cast of characters and in this book, the reader finally learns the whole truth about The Prophet and his plans. This book is full of emotion as characters are tested both physically and emotionally. The author manages to bring all of the loose ends together in this final installment in a satisfying and believable manner and I will admit to shedding a few tears along the way.

The narrator, Stacey Glemboski, does a great job and her performance added a lot to my listening enjoyment. The listener can really feel the emotions of the characters in her performance.

If you enjoy the post-apocalyptic genre, you won't be disappointed with this series. There is enough action to satisfy even the most diehard thrill seekers, while those looking for a more character driven story will also enjoy it. I was given the chance to listen to the audiobook version of this book by the author and chose to review it.

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I wasn’t sure I was going to like this...

This review is for the 5-book series - I got books 1-3 in a set as a special deal on Audible and was blown away from the very beginning. The action is fast paced and very believable. The narrator did a splendid job. I really enjoyed following the development of the main characters and shed a tear at each tragedy. After reading this series I am eager to try another by this author.

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Amazing 😍

Thank you Kyla Stone for an awesome Series! Your characters will be with me always!

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Great series!

Would have given more than 5 stars for the writing was terrific, the characters were realistic and you got drawn into the story. Absolutely loved the Dakota character.

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Darkest Night

The 5th Audiobook in the series that picks up where the last left off. Dakota and her group fighting to bring down the bad guy. The scenes are written epically. I would love to see this series made into a movie or go to netflix. The Narrator and Author have done an Epic job on this. This is more than a 5 star definitely.
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Wonderfully wrapped up

The author, Kyla Stone is an amazing writer. This was simply one of the best series I have read. From book 1 till the conclusion in book 5 Darkest Night it has been non stop on the edge of your seat action. We see our characters developing and growing. Some step up and do what has to be done. While others show their true intentions and evil hearts. I found myself happy, sad, angry; this was just an emotional rollercoaster ride. And I loved that all my questions were answered at the end. The Nuclear Dawn Series is a must read (or listen). I will be looking for other books by Kyla Stone.

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  • Nisareen Khan
  • 12-22-19

Gripping conclusion to an exceptional series

“I am coming for you Maddox. I’m going to kill your father. I am going to kill the Prophet. And then, I am going to kill you.”

Dakota is finally forced to confront her past when she sets out to rescue Eden from the clutches of the Soldiers of Mercy. With the cult intent on carrying out the final phase of their diabolical plan, can Dakota and her team succeed in extricating Eden in time and thwart another attack on US soil?

Darkest Night is the fifth and final instalment of the Nuclear Dawn series. The book is told from Dakota, Eden, Logan, Maddox and Shay’s perspectives. The previous instalment ended on a devastating cliffhanger which saw the death of a beloved character as well as Eden’s abduction. Darkest Night picks up immediately after those events. While Dakota and her friends conduct the funeral, Eden is brought before her father and is horrified to learn that not only must she marry the Prophet the following day, but that the Shepherd’s are responsible for the spate of nuclear attacks across America. Luckily she is able to get word to Dakota by a radio transmitter. Dakota in turn tries to warn Hawthorne. Without evidence however, Hawthorne’s hand are tied and it’s up to Eden and an unexpected ally to provide the necessary proof. Can Dakota and Eden avert another catastrophic attack and at what cost?

Once more the author has delivered a well crafted, suspenseful instalment which kept me on the edge of my seat. The plot moved along fluidly and while certain scenes crackled with tension, others tugged at my heartstrings.

This has been a fantastical multi layered journey of self discovery, powered by adept character development, relentless pacing and building to a climax that is neat and satisfying. I’ll definitely be looking out for future works from the author.

Highly recommended for fans of post apocalyptic survival thrillers.

I received an advanced free audible copy of Point of Impact and I am voluntarily reviewing it. Stacey Glemboski has masterfully brought the characters and story to life with her clear, concise delivery which made it easy to differentiate between characters

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  • Sharon
  • 12-20-19

Great Ending to a Grand Series!!!

Really liked the tying up of all the loose ends and the ending of the story.... well written and thought out. be sad to see the back of these characters. As always the narration was on point. A really nice serial from a different concept and I enjoyed every minute.

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  • John
  • 12-18-19

What I am going to do now?!

What an absolutely amazing end to an epic series!
I have thoroughly enjoyed al of these books!
Great story, great narration

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  • Cindy
  • 12-17-19

Darkest Night

This whole series has been an intense rollercoaster ride with so much death and destruction. This book wrapped up the story very nicely. Every book has been just as good as the one before it. I had never heard of Kyla Stone before this series but I will certainly be checking out her other books. Stacey Glemboski did a wonderful job narrating this series, and I look forward to listening to more books performed by her. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Alexandra
  • 12-09-19

Darkest Night

Wow. What an ending. I absolutely loved this series Kyla Stone has totally knocked this one out of the park. This is going on my “to be listened to again soon” list . Thank you Kyla for a great series.