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.
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.
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
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.
whew! there were a few! but i can't say b/c it'd spoil other listener's experience.
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.
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!!!!!
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
I loved the excitement of this book! ups, downs, racing around, what will happen next? it was fabulous
Lee Harper is a character who is believable. He is very human.
The voice was spectacular. I found my heart racing in the area where he was excited.
One man, one mission, undefeatable odds
alot of generic themes for this genre. but its a good one with a bit of a twist.
I consider that Christian Rummel is a God in the world of narrators
The whole flippin thing!!!
Oh m y God!!! He is the life blood of this most awesome story.
Yes, every single friggin time that Jerry speaks in any of the books I wanted to transport into the book just so I could kill him. I'm still amazed that Mr. Rummel can read the captain as so likeable and Jerry as such a froggin worm. Now that takes talent.
If you haven't listened to Christian Rummel read before then now is the time, because this story of survival and perseverance is amazing.
Zombies Books in order: 1. We're Alive 2. Day By Day Armageddon 3. Roads Less Traveled Series 4. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse 5. World War Z 6. The Walking Dead 7. Rise Again 8. As the World Dies 9. Zombie Fallout
Lee has to prove himself to the survivors and goes to try to recover supplies from his bunker which results in many, many twists, turns and surprises, which never seem to end. There is a tremendous amount of action but not the senseless kind. The author brings us into Lee Hardens head and shows the inner workings of how this professional soldier becomes a beast of a war machine. Because the inner personality of Lee is described you can identify strongly with the character and it doesn't become a superficial action story. You cheer when he becomes angry, thoughtful when he ponders, its almost as if you feel the pain when he gets hurt. Again, he is not perfect and suffers the consequences, reminded me of John McClane in Die Hard, all beaten and busted up.
The author and narration are just really good, everything works. This is not your trashy zombie tale, but quality work.
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