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Bones: The Complete Apocalypse Saga (Bones #6-8)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  231 ratings  ·  29 reviews
When mankind is visited by Three Great Apocalypses, the only thing standing in their way is a feckless but loyal, easily distracted yet occasionally ferocious German shepherd named Bones, a one-time cadaver dog with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. This is his amazing story.

In Bones, our hero must battle a plague of dangerous parasites that brings the dead back to life wi
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When you read a lot of post-apocalyptic books, you are always on the lookout for that book that brings a little something different to the end of the world. Bones does exactly that. Bones is the main character and point of view for this triple post-apocalyptic book….and oh yeah, he is also a police cadaver dog. That’s right, the end of the world is from man’s best friend’s point of view!

I have to give props to Mark Wheaton for coming up with this concept in the first place…Who comes up with the
Caleb Luplow
I absolutely loved this book. It gives a different perspective than most books, while still maintaining a realistic sense. The character building is perfect. Everyone comes and goes, but it feels like you've known them for a very long time. The book is not short on action either. Just when you feel like things couldn't become more intense, the situation escalates exponentially. I may be a bit biased. Bones is a veteran police German Shepherd. I had a German Shepherd that was a police dog as well ...more
Jenessa David
Ideally, I'd give this book 4.5 stars instead.

The 'First Apocalypse' is what initially drew me in and in the end did not disappoint. Bones is a cadaver dog dealing with the zombie apocalypse and the fact that these corpses he's used to finding are suddenly getting up and trying to eat him. It's a superbly unique idea, and then add on the fact that these aren't your average zombies and they have a very interesting origin story. Just awesome.

The next two apocalypses were slightly less interestin
Joanne Moyer
This trilogy contains 3 stories about Bones, a police cadaver dog and how he makes his way through 3 apocalypse like happenings. While maybe not the best book(s) I ever read I never lost interest and you will want to stick it out to see what happens to Bones in the end. The 'trilogy' contains a prequel called "Mongrel" which is a story of Bones when he was younger and on the police force. I enjoyed it too and would read any others if they come along.
This was one of those, "OMG, I need some sleep but I can't put this book down..." books. If you're a dog lover, zombie hater, a hopeful Los Angeles earthquake survivor or just like a good 99.99% pandemic, these books are for you. But mostly if you're a dog lover...
Gory, grisly and stomach-turning as well as tragic and, above all, inventive. Excellent post-apocalyptic book, A+ descriptions of very different characters reactions to inhumane circumstances.

Will surprise one in a BIG way already after the first pages, with an unexpected plot wist, and get even crackier as the story rolls on. Definitely more of a horror than a zombie book, and most surely not "classic" zombie lit. Id say that the begining of the apocalyptic story (zombies!) is maybe the weakes
Laura Thomas
I’m a huge fan of apocalyptic and dystopian stories so I knew right away I wanted to read this book. I also like it when there is an animal featured and Bones, the cadaver dog, has a starring role.

He isn’t your ordinary search and rescue dog. His first owner saw something feral in Bones and trained him accordingly. And this comes in handy for many of the survivors he encounters on his journeys.

There are three stories with a new threat to humanity in each one. From zombies that morph into somethi
I absolutely loved this book. There were 9 stories in this with each one focusing on a different case in Bones live. Bones is a police dog, trained to sniff out dead bodies but he is just so much more than that. His police handler who trained him from a puppy, officer Lionel Oudin, we find out in tale no. 5 gave him additional training.
In the first tale Bitch we find out just how much of an independent dog Bones is. He decides that a little dog named Bitch needs help in taking out a group of dr
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Ruth Casey May
Great read!

Great read!

This a good dog story combined with a disaster, lots of action! I liked this story so much I'm going to have to read his other books. Hope he writes more abou Bones, or even another dog survivor!!
An entertaining series of horror/disaster vignettes with a very talented (if not always very bright) cadaver dog at the center. The protagonist Bones is often more of a throughline into the stories of other characters, but Wheaton excels at giving you a derpy dog's POV when Bones gets to shine. The author's three-pronged vision of the apocalypse is fascinating as his cold cynicism mingles with thoroughly researched trivia of all sorts. Bones' final moments are real tearjerkers for dog-lovers, bu ...more
While this new take on an apocalypse survivor is a really fresh and interesting take on the genre, it all needed a fire editor to fix some sentence structures and condense the material. Therefore, the plot was good, but the writing could have been better.
Dog as main character. Zombie-things. Earthquakes. Apocalypse. And more.

What's not to like? This was fun and gross and sad and really good!
I thought I had reviewed this book collection when I finished it a couple months back, but there it was on my to Read list, when it should have been finished. At this point, all I will say is that the main character is a dog, and you observe the end of the world (Zombie Apocalypse) through his eyes in a number of stories that intertwine together. The end of the book was quite poigniant and made me tear up a bit, which does not happen in a book for me typically. If you have owned a dog, then you ...more
Jill Sulak
Loved the different take with the POV. Highly recommend.
H.L. Reasby
I really enjoyed this book. As an animal lover, and an owner of a German Shepherd, I definitely connected with Bones. There were many times that even though I knew there were further stories with Bones in them in the book, I was genuinely worried for Bones' safety.

**The editing in the third novella and the final short story get a little rough, so perhaps the author might go back and do another pass on them sometime. It didn't hugely impact my enjoyment of the stories, but it did jar me now and
I really enjoyed reading an apocalypse story with the main character being a dog. Wheaton did a good job developing the stories and I liked how he took the now much used (but still loved) plot of zombies and turned it into something of his own. There were a few spots where typos popped out at me, but they were minor and I was able to still enjoy the story.
Michael Roper
It was a good read and I did really enjoy that most of the story was form the view of the dog which offered a different outlook on something that could have been run of the mill. I did feel that some parts where a little unsurprising though and I did wise it was a little longer to give the characters more time to developed.
Jim Brown
Very good book

An apocalyptic store with a dog as the main character. The idea when I read it was well executed. All the stories tie together and I loved it. I would recommend this to others. If you like end of world stories and like dogs th ok s is for you. Well written good character development.
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M. Jones
Fantastic book, really pushes the zombie genre and introduces us to a fascinating perspective--that of a canine struggling to survive along with his human brethren. A big thumbs up for dog fans and zombie fans alike. Great writing and a fantastic premise!
Apr 25, 2012 Roxi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone

A post apocalyptic story, mostly seen through the eyes of an amazing German Shepherd police dog. A brilliant perspective on an "end of the world" zombie and animals gone wild narrative. A great read.
What else to say but an amazing read for fans of horror and dogs.

I enjoyed this so much I immediately purchased Bones Omnibus which I can't wait to start.
This book was okay.... I think it's geared for way young adult.

Freaking awesome, could not put it down. Great if you enjoy mystery/scfi/horror all in one!
James Herbert want to be. Lack of character development and continuity.
Eric Westrope
This was a fantastic read. Hard to put down. I really enjoyed it.
I absolutely LOVED this book and didn't want it to end.
Charles Hallett
Surprisingly fun horror novella. Very fast read.
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Mark Wheaton is best known for his work as a screenwriter and producer on films like "Friday the 13th," "The Messengers," and the forthcoming "Voice from the Stone." Wheaton also writes comic books (including creating Dark Horse's "The Cleaners"), video games, and is the author of several self-published horror novellas and short stories including "Sunday Billy Sunday," "Flood Plains," and the "Bon ...more
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