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Desolate - The Complete Trilogy [Kindle Edition]

Robert Brumm
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Desolate - The Complete Trilogy contains all three books of the best selling Desolate series.

Howard Bell thought he hit rock bottom the day he returned to his former employer with a loaded gun. Instead of putting a scare into his ex-boss as he intended, things quickly get out of hand, and he kills five people. Howard is sentenced to life at an experimental prison camp off the coast of Antarctica, and he soon learns the true definition of "rock bottom." Prison life at the remote island involves back-breaking work in the illegal mine run by the corrupt warden and his abusive guards. After a mysterious object is discovered deep in the mine, the inmates and staff start dying from an unknown infection. Howard is lucky to find himself one of the few survivors immune to the pathogen, but he and his fellow inmates learn something far more sinister and terrifying also has emerged from the mine. The truly lucky ones are already dead.

This book is intended to be read by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. Contains indecent language and descriptions of graphic violence.

Desolate: Original Publication Date August 4th, 2011
Desolate 2 – Exposure: Original Publication Date July 7th, 2012
Desolate 3 – Redemption: Original Publication Date March 9th, 2013

Product Details

  • File Size: 3515 KB
  • Print Length: 427 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484169727
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: DeadPixel Publications (December 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,297 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well that was a nice read. May 25, 2013
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I buy and download books at an obscene rate. I can't even remember if I bought this one or if I got it as a freebie. I certainly hope I paid for it because it was quite a nice bit of reading. I had no idea where the book was going, but in a pleasant way. I kept turning the page and was continually surprised at the twists and turns. Our poor, nebbish protagonist has either the best luck in the world, he's still alive, or the worst luck in the world - prison, plague, aliens, plane crash, riots, looting, "lions and tigers and bears, oh my!"

A head's up. Like Marvel movies, which always tack an easter egg at the end of the credits, be sure to finish 100% of the book. I mean ALL of it... :)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than I thought May 10, 2013
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I started this book with low start, it was free. The first book I read through in less than two hours. A killer alien AND a virus??? I had a good laugh over it with a co-worker (waiting for the sci-fi channel movie to come out.) The two sequels really start to get into the story and by the end of it all I was pleasantly surprised with the story.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised August 22, 2013
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What starts out as an ugly story with ugly, despicable, always cold people imprisoned on an isolated island in the antarctic turns into a very good story. Howard was thrown into prison for life in such a place after killing five people when he snapped one day. Of course it turns out that he is really a pretty decent guy compared to those he is imprisoned with. His daily job is digging in a tunnel. He and other inmates dig up a buried spaceship and open up Pandora's Box. No matter how bad things get, our good guy Howard always manages to end up on top.

Good reading and very good writing Robert Brumm - uh Jr.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little tale August 15, 2013
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Freebie. Quick read - dystopian/post-apocalyptic fun. What do convicts, aliens, and water have in common? Howie.
Seriously, if you want to read a fun book and don't mind some bloodshed - go for it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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I found it hard to root for the main character, to be honest. Was I supposed to feel sorry for an alcoholic spree-killer? Just about any other character, the ex-Marine, the inexperienced doctor, even the undeveloped Tee would have been more sympathetic and interesting if developed thoroughly. A decent first effort, but it's a bit of a stretch to combine the Plague Apocalypse with the Alien Invasion Apocalypse genres. And what's up with horrifying, killing-machine aliens that can't swim?
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Held my interest through all three books August 18, 2013
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Interesting storyline. Parts are totally unbelievable, but hey it is sci-fi I enjoyed the author's comments at the end as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Desolate August 12, 2013
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I really liked this story but was left hanging which I hate. A good quick read.Where is the rest of the story?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars close but no cigar May 1, 2013
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This book was entertaining but reminded me of the sixties fantastic stories pulp monthly in style. Not saying that is bad just nothing new here.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of the best sci-fi books that I have read
This is one of the best sci-fi books that I have read. Brumm keeps the reader clinging to every word and turning the pages with excitement to see what is next. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Dorothy Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised!
I got Desolate as a free book for my Kindle. I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Read more
Published 8 days ago by M. West
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating and yet a fairly quick read for nearly five hundred pages
I was surprised with the ease of reading. The list of characters was easy to remember. And the pacing was quite for reading.
Published 9 days ago by Colleen Clermont
4.0 out of 5 stars 3 to 4 stars
Usually I wait a while after finishing a book, before reviewing. I do this on order to give myself time to digest the story. I read this book a little over a week ago. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Vicki
4.0 out of 5 stars A quick, fun read
I was very impressed with this series. The first book was rather short, and nothing too shocking happened in any of the three, but that didn't stop it from being entertaining. Read more
Published 29 days ago by The Wade
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
Howard Bell could be any of us. He starts out as an alcoholic who loses his job, and goes downhill from there. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ziggy
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
definately not what i expected before i started reading it but, it was very interesting and compelling almost reminded me of a dean koonz book
Published 1 month ago by Carolyn A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good!
My thoughts were that a 'trilogy' of short stories was going to be a disappointment, but I was quite wrong. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Prof Heshie
4.0 out of 5 stars Desolate by Brumm--a place and a state of mind.
Gripping tale even though the central character is rather flawed. The sense of injustice, guilt, cruel and harsh punishment, and a chance at redemption in a catastrophic and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mau Ko
4.0 out of 5 stars good story, fast moving
There are a few spelling and grammatical errors, nothing too distracting though. The story line is about as believable as sci-fi can be. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Henry powell
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Robert Brumm lives in Southeastern Wisconsin with his wife and two children. He can be found during the day slaving over a hot server as a systems administrator. At night, if he's not drinking beer in front of the television or taking his puggle for a walk, you just might find him writing in the basement.

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