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The Lost Journal of Private Kenji Yoshida: A Secret Apocalypse Story (Secret Apocalypse Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

James Harden
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Book Description

This is the journal of Private Kenji Yoshida of the U.S. Marine Corps. It details his experiences in the field with the Oz virus and in particular the initial outbreak at the small outback town of Woomera - the beginnings of what is now known as the Secret Apocalypse.

It also details his relationship with Rebecca Robinson, the only known survivor of the Oz virus.

The journal was recovered from deep within hositle territory by an advanced recon team. It is classified 'Above Top Secret'.

The Lost Journal of Private Kenji Yoshida is set in the weeks leading up to the events that take place in The Secret Apocalypse.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1744 KB
  • Print Length: 116 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LO6K54
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,233 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, tantalizing September 16, 2012
By TDub
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This is a very short, yet tantalizing Zombie book. I can't wait to find out what happens next! Well written with zero editorial mistakes, which is important to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lost journal #1 December 20, 2014
By Lisa
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Great book. I had read something from this author about a year and a half ago, and I really liked his writing style, so I slowly started collecting all of his books and figured I'd read them when I had 4 or 5 in the series. Finally, I started reading them a few days ago. What a great start and now I'm off to read The Secret Apocalypse, part one. Yeah, I'm glad I waited so I could read these books all at once! Yep, I'd recommend this book and author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get this December 14, 2013
By lolo
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It's amazing every body should get it it was very interesting and it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time
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4.0 out of 5 stars Prequel part 1, to The Secret Apocalypse November 14, 2013
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This novella thoroughly explains how the epidemic got started and why. It shows the characters for the pure evil that they were. I always like to read prequels first, so I cannot say whether it answers all questions from the other novels or not.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Lost Journal October 18, 2013
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First person narrative of young Kenji, a soft-hearted soldier who's redeployed from Afghanistan to Woomera, Australia, to contain an outbreak at the immigration center there. Despite being in the military, Kenji is not the typical alpha-male type you might find in most zombie fiction. Rather, Kenji spends his time thinking about his lost girlfriend Rebecca and wondering why he keeps being ordered to kill innocent civilians. Kenji's such a kind soul, his belief in the rightness of people such that it becomes a mortal liability. In this aspect, in the middle of an outbreak, Kenji seems a little soft-headed as well as soft-hearted.

I haven't read any of the other books in the series, so I'm intrigued to learn more about this interesting character, and in particular, the girlfriend who is apparently the main protagonist of the series.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing, badly edited and repetitive August 26, 2013
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I got 5 books from this series when they were free for the kindle. I will not be buying any more. I've read 5 books and while I enjoyed the first 2, they are fast going down hill. The plot is repetitive; save Maria, find shelter, and no progress is ever made. The characters keep having the same arguments and making the same bad decisions again and again. The sentence structure is awful with words missing or misplaced as well as lots of wrong word choices (passed instead of past, they're instead of their). It is also confusing trying to figure out which book goes first. Chronologically speaking, it seems like "Villains of the Apocalypse" should be first. It appears to follow the scientists as they are creating the OZ "zombie" virus. The Secret Journal has a part 1 and 2 while the other books are numbered 1 through 4. Maybe the author wrote a prequel and found out they were addictive and just kept writing one more prequel? It doesn't help when most of the books start with a scene and then go back to tell you how they got in this sticky situation.

The description on Amazon is a bit vague. Here's another one.

Three scientists have developed a virus intended for use as a weapon. They are testing it on various groups that no one should really miss (refugees, terrorists and people smugglers for example). There is a containment breach in the Australian Outback and in a short period of time, the country is overrun with zombies. A media blackout meant to control panic and prevent the story from getting out also keeps most of the world ignorant of the disaster. Most of the story is told from Rebecca's point of view, she is an average 16 yr old girl.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A short story in the series a Secret Apocalypse July 21, 2013
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This is a short story in the series a Secret Apocalypse, that takes place between books 1 and 2.
It is about a US soldier named Kenji who was sent into battle during the initial stages of the Zombie outbreak in Australia. That is pretty much all that it has in common with the first book of the series. I was expecting (hoping) to have the characters in this installment connect somehow with those of the first book, but it didn't happen.
I enjoyed this story. There was usually a clear path for the characters to follow. The author did a decent job foreshadowing the events to come which added to my enjoyment as the characters and plot progressed.
However, the journal entries seemed to lack the intensity of the "Run or Fight for your life" excitement that the first book had.
Also, Kenji seemed a bit tame, too naïve and romantic for a US Military soldier. Yet that might be because this series is written for young adults?
Overall it was a good read and so I am giving it 3.5 stars but since that is not an option, I am rounding up to 4 stars.
I plan to keep reading this series as I am hoping to get back to the original characters.
I recommend this book (series) to readers of the young adult, post apocalypse, and zombie genres.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved reading this Aussie apoc! February 6, 2012
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This one kept me turning the pages. I appreciated my first-ever Australian apoc story. I'm not sure I'd purchase more tho in the series tho. I seemed more geared for young adults or teens for some reason. ?
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James Harden is the Author of The Secret Apocalypse series, a Young Adult Post Apocalyptic zombie adventure.


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