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.
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).
While an enormous threat to humanity, the FURY bug isn't the most dangerous aspect of this story. The biggest threat was Humanity.
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.
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.
[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...."
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love books on History, Exploration, Survival and the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. (and some Monsters)
I never read the print edition, so I would not know!
Good flow and voice inflection.
Can you survive another day?
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).
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.
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