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.
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.
Strong action and a superb reading.
The cluster at the hospital, dealing with Milo and crew while also dealing with the infected - intense, good action.
Just the first novel in this series - he nails this reading.
This is a very strong series for anyone who likes a spin on zombie apocalypse or good survivalist action novels. The dialogue could use some editing and Lee should have gotten a bit more training on how to make pragmatic decisions under stress, but very little to find fault in with this series thus far.
I'll definitely listen to this story again. I didn't expect to like this series so much. Based on the cover I expected mindless, macho ,gungho ,military rhetoric. Don't get me wrong I am pro military but like some psychological depth in my reading material. I like something that leaves thinking about the book after I'm done listening to it. I was pleasantly surprised. I really want to know more about Lee. Yes, this would make a great movie. I even find myself enjoying learning about military training and customs... amazing.
Lee of course. I need to know more about him. He is tested again and again. Like many of us he can ask 'why isn't it ever easy?" but he never gives up.
I love him as Lee. His females seem a little too whiny. Hope this changes in other books
The pace never stops!
Different type of zombie book
Character s are vulnerable
First time did different voices very well
Captain vs zombies
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.....
What's not to like about Captain Harden a kick ass soldier in a world gone to crap. Like most zombie stories, the creatures fall back as simple background story and the real fight is between the humans. This of course is why I like the genera so much, all about survival. I look forward to continuing the series.
Emergency physician and fantasy nerd in Chicago.
Combat scenes and still the search for resources.
Just really fun reads. Lead character is becoming more compelling. The dynamic between Lee, Bus, and Harper is really believable.
Aftermath starts immediately where the first book was (rather annoyingly) ended on a serious cliffhanger. You're already invested into the characters you know, and there's so much that needed resolution. Oh my, does this book deliver! The mission is simple (and plot) are simple enough in concept, but as we've seen so far, even the best laid plans can go wrong.
The most enjoyable aspect of listening to this book was being thrust through all of these chaotic situations and getting to see how the survivors got through it.
My favorite non-specific thing about this story would have to be the ending. Unlike the first book, you're given a lot of plot resolution. While I may not have liked all that transpires though this novel (and holy crap is this is roller coaster ride), I've felt more than satisfied with what I was given.
Sgt. LaRouche. He reminds me a lot of Sgt. Abraham Ford from The Walking Dead (TV) series. They both might be a bit type cast into the "Sarge" cliche, but they both have their convictions that contribute significantly to their respective series. Hardin and our esteemed "Captain" tie for second.
Absolutely. The first book was fantastic. This book was a roller coaster. It has the tension of the first book, but features much more action and plot development. You really start to feel for these characters.
If you were like me, you were more than a little miffed that the first book was as short as it was, and how it ended. With the events that transpire in Aftermath, I can honestly say that this story is worth the price of paying for two books/audiobooks. This isn't just some run of the mill zombie apocalypse story!
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