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The Remaining Audiobook

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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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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    HUGGIES 07-31-15
    HUGGIES 07-31-15
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    "If Tom Clancy wrote The Walking Dead, this'd be it"
    What did you love best about The Remaining?

    It's not just mindless Zombies scouring the earth. They can retain varying amount of intelligence and are a serious threat to the survivors (Ability to use tools, Pack mentality, strong as a mule).


    What did you like best about this story?

    While an enormous threat to humanity, the FURY bug isn't the most dangerous aspect of this story. The biggest threat was Humanity.


    What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

    Christian Rummel's narration is fluid and easy on the ears. He may not be able to do as many voices as some narrators out there, but I never had an issue distinguishing characters during dialogue.


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

    There are a select few moment throughout this book that have been designed to make the listener inherently uncomfortable. I think the Author and Narrator did a decent job of conveying the situation in a way that built tension and anxiety within the listener. Nothing groundbreaking, but very entertaining nonetheless.


    Any additional comments?

    [MINOR SPOILERS] I'm a little irked at how the first book was deliberately cut short as to make room for the second book in the series that came out shortly after. The first two books are equal in length to most single books in my collection. This feels like a money grab to me. With that being said, it's still well worth your listen. Book 2 is downloading as I type this. "The only easy day was yesterday...."

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    Roger A Reid 07-23-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Awesome Zombie Tale"

    My favorite zombie series and I've read a few too. This one is straight forward and not so humorous as my second favorite (Mark Tufo's) but I personally rate it better. The narrator is very very good. If you're into this type of story or interested this is the one I would recommend.

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    D. Marie 07-15-15
    D. Marie 07-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Refreshing take on the zombie genre"

    This book brings minor changes to the zombie virus that make a major difference. This is not a story with humorous one-liners or frequent jokes in the face of impending death. Instead, its grittiness makes it more realistic and suspenseful. Good narration too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JANET PULASKI, IA, United States 07-09-15
    JANET PULASKI, IA, United States 07-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome book from start to finish"

    Loved this book from start to finish. Great storyline. About as realistic as a zombie book can get.

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    bridic 06-02-15
    bridic 06-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read.."

    Great read never lets you go. Just when you think things are going to workout boom!! Another slap in the face!

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    Michael United States 05-12-15
    Michael United States 05-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Couldn't get past the first chapters"
    What disappointed you about The Remaining?

    A very boring beginning with no real details. I listen to many books and I was unable to follow the story of events that were occurring.


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    Henrik Hellerup, Denmark 05-01-15
    Henrik Hellerup, Denmark 05-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Simply Excellent"

    This book was recommended by a friend, and even though he praised it I was a bit sceptical as the marker is overflowed by 'zombie' books. I was pleasantly surprised. This book is precise, to the point, well written and with a very cool premise. I promise you, you won't regret reading this if you enjoy the zombie genre.

    The perfomance and sound quality is top notch as well, so grab it.

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    Ryan Muse 04-24-15
    Ryan Muse 04-24-15 Member Since 2011

    I love books on History, Exploration, Survival and the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. (and some Monsters)

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    "Great Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Remaining to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print edition, so I would not know!


    What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

    Good flow and voice inflection.


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

    Can you survive another day?


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    clifford United States 04-23-15
    clifford United States 04-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Good straight shooting apacolyptic thriller"

    Thank you Mike Naka for suggesting this. (This guy has the best reviews on Audible, worth checking out).

    Nothing new here... just a well written end of the world thriller.

    Like Walking Dead, the protagonist enters the zombie apocalypse after the world falls. Here the main character has been in an underground bunker for a month before coming out into the open. & like Walking Dead, the main bad guys are not the Zombies but bands of humans preying on one another.

    I liked the take Molles had here where the zombies were almost still humans. They have working minds still and have the ability to think through simple problems. They use tools such as knives and hatchets & can still form intelligible thoughts.

    I'm hooked for #2 in this series (cliff hanger ending alert).

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    dave 04-17-15
    dave 04-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great series, but be warned, it is more chapters t"

    Really enjoying the series, but each book does not finish so much as pause. Bit of a boys book, but would appeal to any survivalist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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