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The Remaining: Aftermath | [D. J. Molles]

The Remaining: Aftermath

To Captain Lee Harden, Project Hometown feels like a distant dream and the completion of his mission seems unattainable. Wounded and weaponless, he has stumbled upon a group of survivors that seems willing to help. But a tragedy in the group causes a deep rift to come to light and forces him into action. In the chaos of the world outside, Lee is pursued by a new threat: someone who will stop at nothing to get what he has.
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Publisher's Summary

Nothing has gone according to plan.

To Captain Lee Harden, Project Hometown feels like a distant dream and the completion of his mission seems unattainable. Wounded and weaponless, he has stumbled upon a group of survivors that seems willing to help. But a tragedy in the group causes a deep rift to come to light and forces him into action. In the chaos of the world outside, Lee is pursued by a new threat: someone who will stop at nothing to get what he has.

The Remaining: Aftermath is the second book in the best-selling The Remaining series.

©2012 D.J. Molles (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    K SAINT PETER, MN, United States 12-02-13
    K SAINT PETER, MN, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Giving up; can't take the idiocy."

    Had my reservations with the first book and should have saved myself a credit with the sequel. The main character makes idiotic decisions that no one would make in these situations. I'm not giving away any spoilers since anyone who listened to the first book knows that the main character decides to go get supplies from his bunker while everyone in the camp is starving and on their last meal. So what does he do once he gets a truck load of food, medicine and weapons? Any other person would return back to camp but no, not this guy. He decides to drive said truck full of supplies to a city that's known to be infested with zombies and see if anyone is still alive. Really? I won't give away any details but this stupid decision is what leads to all the problems that occurs in the story.

    There were so many times I just wanted the main character to get bitten, shot, stabbed, or just die a quick death so the book would end.

    24 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 06-17-14
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 06-17-14 Member Since 2009

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "A good listen"

    “The Remaining: Aftermath” picks up and completes the story that “The Remaining” left hanging. It does a good job of mixing action and plot development and also closes the loop on the story from the first book and doesn't leave any big cliffhangers. The story is good and the characters are fun, and while not quite zombies the infected are a good substitute for someone who’s looking for a more realistic horror.

    Mr Runnel does a great job with the story and really brings the story to life!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Naka VA 09-16-13
    Mike Naka VA 09-16-13 Member Since 2012

    Avid Zombie fan who's starting to listen to more and more Fantasy and Sci-Fi stories. So, my description is apt to change. Dog lover who's known to have cats. LOL C# coder, part-time prepper, B movie fan, AMC watcher, recovering but successful day trader, perpetual student, overjoyed uncle, former adrenaline junkie with a flare for cooking, and lots more. LOL

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    "awesome follow-up! couldn't stop listening!"
    Where does The Remaining: Aftermath rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    so far, the first two books rank really high on my favorite end of the world / zombie stories. this series is definitely in my top 5.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Remaining: Aftermath?

    whew! there were a few! but i can't say b/c it'd spoil other listener's experience.


    Any additional comments?

    this is an excellent follow-up! no sophomore slump at all!

    as the story opens, lee has to prove he is what he says he is- someone who truly wants to help. lee and those volunteering to help him must find some gas so they can make it to one of his bunker. i like how nothing comes easy. once again, i must mention pacing and storytelling. most authors in zombie stories brush off the act of getting gas but not d.j. mollies! he believably and realistically builds tension around the act of looking for cars with gas and siphoning it. you can feel the tension and nervousness the characters feel. i mean i felt myself being really quiet while listening to that part. i would like to thank the editor for helping d.j. know just how much time and description should be spent on the different parts of the story.

    as the story progresses, we learn more about milo, and he truly is a vile psychopath. lee and milo are heading into a confrontation, but will lee's mission outweigh his feelings for milo? book 2 further develops some of the characters at camp ryder and introduces new characters. i liked the supporting characters.you know the author does a good job when you actually loathe some of the characters he introduces you to.

    i must say most end of the world / zombie have a crazy christian pastor, who is usually an over the top cartoony caricature, but d.j. mollies does it correctly- a man who knows just what to say and when, not preachy at all. realistic while holding an m-4. lol

    once again, the pacing of the story is superb! so far, these first two books have some of the best pacing i've listened to, and to be honest, i think that's one of the reasons why these two books have shot up my list of all time favorite end of the world / zombie stories.

    talking about zombies, i really like the direction the author is taking. for once, the infected really are something to fear even with machine guns.

    there is a shocking moment in this story, and i had to rewind b/c i was like what the heck just happened.

    i was extremely satisfied with how this book closed, albeit a little sad, and i am looking forward to see how things progress in the 3rd book.

    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Abilene, TX, United States 09-30-13
    Amanda Abilene, TX, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2009
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    "EDGE OF YOUR SEAT ACTION PACKED HORROR"

    28 DAYS + WALKING DEAD + ZOMBIE FALLOUT + DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON = THE REMAINING!

    AFTER SPENDING THE YEAR WADING THROUGH HORRIBLE ZOMBIE/APOCALYPTIC BOOKS I FINALLY FEEL THE WASTED CREDITS REDEEMED BY D.J. MOLLES THE REAMING SERIES. THOUGHT I WAS NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS SERIES AS MOST BOOKS INVOLVE EX MILITARY TRYING TO SURVIVE DURING A ZOMBIE OUTBREAK BUT WOW WAS I GLAD I TOOK A CHANCE. I HAVE FINISHED ALL FOUR BOOKS IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS. I COULD NOT PUT THE BOOK DOWN.

    LEE (MAIN CHARACTER) IS MY HERO. I WOULD LIKE THIS BOOK TO BE MADE INTO A MOVIE OR TELEVISION SERIES.

    ZOMBIES IN THE STORY ARE HORRIFYING. SCENARIOS INVOLVING HUMANS ARE HORRIFYING. THIS IS A HORROR BOOK!

    NARRATOR WAS EXCELLENT!!!!!

    19 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    John Virginia Beach, VA, United States 02-17-14
    John Virginia Beach, VA, United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Stupid Decisions......"

    It goes along pretty well until the writer decides to make moron decisions. Moves along well, but of the writer would write with a tad more common sense-- it would be a much better book. I am not reading the third.....

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher San Antonio, TX, United States 01-14-14
    Christopher San Antonio, TX, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I really wanted to love it"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    SPOILERS***SPOLIERS***
    The main character, Lee, makes some of the dumbest choices compared to his background. Not even a couch commando would divert from a relatively easy 30 mile return trip, with a truck full of life or death supplies for a starving community, to recon a town and maybe drop off a radio to someone that may or may not be dead. Why didn't the author have him drop off the supplies and return to the town, then things could have gone sideways? Or have them head back and Doc go crazy somewhere on the road? I could get past some of the dumb choices he made in the first book, but this is insanity.


    What could D. J. Molles have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Have a more believable scenario that didn't cause me to skip chapters to end the pain of hearing the story play out in an unbelievable way.


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, the reading was great.


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    mu 07-20-14
    mu 07-20-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Book was amazing I couldn't stop."
    What did you love best about The Remaining: Aftermath?

    The story kept me into it... love this series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Remaining: Aftermath?

    Christian Rummel is a great narrator.


    What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

    All of it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    To be human is to survive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Springfield, MO, United States 07-03-14
    James Springfield, MO, United States 07-03-14 Member Since 2010

    New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.

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    "Might is Right"

    Or Who Cusses The Most
    This book is nothing like the first. First book had a cool concept (The government planned to rebuild society through trained men in bunkers). This book brought no new concepts. In the first book we had people we cared about(the little girl, the little boy, the dog}. No characters of interest in this book. The first book had tense moments, this book was just a shoot-em up.

    I got this book because of the 4.5 rating and I got the third book cause of ratings and it was on sell. I am very disappointed. If you like the same old same old Zombie slaughter stuff, then go ahead. If your are looking for creativity or characters, stop at book one.

    Rummel is great, but he doesn't write them.

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    Brian L. Manley Oklahoma, USA 07-02-14
    Brian L. Manley Oklahoma, USA 07-02-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm in my early to mid-thirties and I live in the mid-west. I have two wonderful children and the perfect wife. My profile pic is of my APBT, named Jasper. I like epic sic-fi type books. Some of my favorites are The Story of Song and Ice series, The Way of Kings, Theft of Sword series, and

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    "Unique twists start to unfold"

    If you liked the first book in this series, you'll for sure like the second book (Aftermath). I just finished book 3 and I'm moving confidently to book 4, knowing it'll be a good one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 06-16-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 06-16-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Loved it!"

    This is a continuation of a great story! I love this kind of thing anyway, but the author of these novels really did a great job depicting one possible way that a SHTF scenario might play out. Great characterization. Great heroes. I really loved this book. The narrator is amazing, too!

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    "Great read"

    Very clever story, great plot, plausible characters. Recommend the series and I look forward to the final instalment in 2015.

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