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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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    Matthew Ottawa, ON, Canada 08-30-15
    Matthew Ottawa, ON, Canada 08-30-15 Member Since 2015

    Avid audiobook addict!

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    "Tedious."

    Interesting premise, but very poorly written. The author firmly rejects the concept of subtlety, having the characters engage in ridiculously unrealistic and overly detailed dialogue to drive home everything no matter how obvious. I recommend you skip this one.

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    Mason 08-21-15
    Mason 08-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Cheesy masterpiece"

    Don't listen to those self entitled people that write reviews this series as having a lack of depth. This is a gun flying, American flag waving, road trip time passing series. anyone who expects anything more and writes negative reviews is just trying to stay relevant . It's easy to follow and entertaining.

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    Aaron Canada 08-15-15
    Aaron Canada 08-15-15 Member Since 2016

    I don't read, but I LOVE audio books!

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    "Exciting Survival Story"

    This book is so exciting to read. I like how technical the main character is about explaining his decisions. One plot twist in this book made me upset, but I guess it pushed the story along well. The narrator is fantastic!The books very suddenly. I would recommend it to anyone.

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    R. Hatley 08-07-15
    R. Hatley 08-07-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Awesome"

    I've finished the series and the novella so I'm posting this same review for each of the books. This series is awesome. Really entertaining.

    Lee Harden is such a great protagonist. You want to shake some sense into him, you want to stand up and applaud him, you want him to stop being an idiot and then marvel at his genius. Mainly you want to grab a rifle and join his squad.

    The story is suspenseful, intriguing and funny (at times). Is it believable.... it's a freaking zombie story, of course it's believable'ish. Great twists, some great wins, terrible losses and a lot of "what would I do".

    The narrator is really good. I'm pretty critical of most narrators because you have to be pretty strong to fill my ears for 40, 50, 60 hours without annoying me. He was a perfect choice for the series.

    Will there be more books? There have to be. There are too many bad guys to fight, too many bunkers to breach and not enough series out there of this quality. It can't end, we're all geared up and ready to fight. Keep typing DJ, keep typing.

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    Phillip 08-07-15
    Phillip 08-07-15
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    "Disapointing"
    What disappointed you about The Remaining?

    The main character Lee, is unbelievably dumb. The story is slow, and the plot is pretty much like the movie "The crazies".


    Would you ever listen to anything by D. J. Molles again?

    No


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel – was your favorite?

    Don't have one.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Long of thought 08-03-15 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy pondering 'spooky interaction.'

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    "not just another zombie sorry"

    Every aspect combined made this a 5 start audio book. I've listen to zombie radio drama, watched television and movies, and a few other stories, and this one still hooked me.

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    HUGGIES 07-31-15
    HUGGIES 07-31-15 Member Since 2016
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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.

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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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