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The Remaining | [D. J. Molles]

The Remaining

In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....
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Publisher's Summary

In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission: Subvenire refectus. To rescue and rebuild.

The Remaining is the first book in the best-selling series, which tells a gritty tale of survival, perseverance and fighting to get back what has been lost.

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

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    Laura Van Slyke Antioch, CA United States 08-22-14
    Laura Van Slyke Antioch, CA United States 08-22-14 Member Since 2006
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    "No ending."

    Well, there is a new take on the zombie story here, but just be warned that the book follows the disappointing trend of being an ENTIRELY incomplete story, requiring the reader to buy another book just to get even the smallest closure.

    Many authors have the skill to write books in a series, others ( or their publishers ) have one story, and break it into several books. I think it's a cheap ploy. I may think the story is moderately interesting, but not enough to buy the next book when listening to the first gives no reward for the effort.

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    Chet Britten 08-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Ripoff report: This is only half of a book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    To get a 4 or 5 star rating, you must have a complete book. This is a great book but then, mid story, you are notified that to hear the rest of the book you must buy another book. BUMMER! The rest of the story costs an additional 24.95!


    Any additional comments?

    So disappointed that you chose to sell this book this way. I was loving this book (although it was so short) but now I'm just angry.

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    Schuyler A. boulder, CO, United States 07-17-14
    Schuyler A. boulder, CO, United States 07-17-14

    Student at Leeds School of Business at Colorado University.

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    "To those considering to start the series"
    Any additional comments?

    So if you are like me, you scroll through tons of books with a credit burning a whole in your pocket and an insatiable appetite for a good series to begin. I want to tell you now, this series is worth it. I have read lots of sci-fi and lots of zombie thrillers, but I think this series stands out among my 100+ book library. The main character is very well written and the premise is rather satisfying. I do think he could add some more depth to a few of the periphery characters but the main character is solid! Most zombie books focus solely on developing the "cure" or on scavenging for your next meal. This series explores what would happen if a very well supplied military expert were to remain after a catastrophe to restore order in a post apocalyptic world. Lots of fun! Can't wait for the next installment!

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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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    "Finally! A "SCARY" Zombie Book"

    Another audible listener's review said this was the first zombie series that actually scared him. I couldn't agree more!! I'm already through book 3 and I'm about to dive into book 4. Up until this point, I've read about 20-30 zombie books. This one (series) is my favorite of all time. There are some close seconds, but I believe this one takes the cake. So buy and enjoy. No worries....

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    Lance Littleton, CO, United States 06-26-14
    Lance Littleton, CO, United States 06-26-14 Member Since 2010
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    "I kept hoping that the hero would die"

    This book opened great. I love the idea of sleeper agents lying in an underground bunker waiting to help mankind get started again after society collapses after a plague. Normally I get more and more enthralled with characters as time goes on, In this case, half-way through the story I was hoping everyone would just die. I found myself looking at the timer multiple times hoping I was close to the end. I never developed a bond with the character, maybe his dog but nothing that makes want to queue up books 2 and 3 and listen to them right this minute. Maybe it gets better later on?

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    KEITH Canyon Country, CA, United States 06-11-14
    KEITH Canyon Country, CA, United States 06-11-14 Member Since 2010

    I have been listening to books on tape for over 20 years. Starting with audio tapes, then CD's and now downloads.

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    "A end of the world book that makes sense"
    What did you love best about The Remaining?

    The main character is well trained with knowledge and know how. I often wonder, what would I do if found in this situation. That is what the main character does. Not a lot of pounding his chest, just getting an impossible job done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It would be Lee, the main character. He is a real person with his own fears and worries, but also the knowledge to help in most situations. He tries to do the right thing but gets mad at frustrating people too.


    What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voices are great. So great that a listener can see the character with just the voice he uses. But, not too over the top which was exactly what I was looking for.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did laugh out loud a couple of times as well as swore with frustrations when things went south


    Any additional comments?

    I already downloaded the next in the series and am on it. If you wonder about what would happen if... Then this is a great book.

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    Aaron Gray Atlanta, GA 06-06-14
    Aaron Gray Atlanta, GA 06-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Another half-book to get you to buy the series"
    Would you try another book from D. J. Molles and/or Christian Rummel?

    Probably not. While I liked the writing, I feel like I've been scammed because it was basically half a book. Rather than write an entire book (like real authors do), Molles decided to go with the "make more money" approach and sell what is probably 1/3 of a developed story as an entire book. I expect this from Hollywood but its getting a little ridiculous with these types of books.


    Would you recommend The Remaining to your friends? Why or why not?

    Nope


    What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

    The reader was good. Enjoyed him.


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    Barbara NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Canada 05-18-14
    Barbara NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Canada 05-18-14
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    "Nice change"

    I like the different twist on the zombie novel genre. Having a government somewhat prepared for such an event. Great story, interesting characters and we'll read

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    Paul Houston, TX, United States 05-03-14
    Paul Houston, TX, United States 05-03-14 Member Since 2012

    I've been an Audie Awards judge since 2008. I have enjoyed audiobooks since the days when they were called "Books on Tape".

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    "Awesome Red Neck Gun Nut Sci-Fi..."

    Its got zombies, but the zombies are not paranormal. They are living. A virus has infected humanity, eating away the front lobe and turning humans into fast, mean, agressive pack animals. Captain Lee Harden is one of an elite team of soldiers across the country who, during national crisis, move to a bunker to await armageddon or whatever may befall humanity to rise from their bunkers and rebuild the nation with cashes of suplies all over the US. Only Captain Harden comes out early when his main for instructions contact goes dark. For the first book, you are wondering how this plays into the story, but trust me you'll find out. Lots of zombie like action. Lots of post appocalyptic gangs. Great story. Looking forward to the next audiobook in the series.

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    Ragna Phillipsville, CA, United States 04-26-14
    Ragna Phillipsville, CA, United States 04-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "not worth your time"

    This is so far from believable as the main guy would make any military person laugh! Slow to start and went no where after it did. Once in a while you buy a dud...don't buy this one like I did.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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