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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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    Robert A. Baca Lakewood, CO USA 02-18-14
    Robert A. Baca Lakewood, CO USA 02-18-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Different Twist on Zombie like infection"
    What made the experience of listening to The Remaining the most enjoyable?

    I have not even finished the 1st book yet but it is very good. I like how the infection is Zombie like but the infected still have some intelligence. Cheracters have good development and the story flows very well; keeps you on the edge of your seat.


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't think I have heard Christain Rummel before but he did very well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The book has a lot of suspense and keeps you wondering what's going to happen next. I particular moment in the book that really got things moving was when Lee decided to leave the bunker.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Mazama, WA, United States 02-18-14
    Dennis Mazama, WA, United States 02-18-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Glad I found this series"

    This is a fun series, as the genre goes there are quite a few poorly written books out there, finding a book that is well written goes a long way in this category, and this is one of them. The action is tight, the pandemic that causes the 'plague' interesting and the cast of characters well done, developed, believable. Dialog is actually good dialog and not something comic book like. The main character seems to loose his weapon a lot for a special forces guy but then nothing is perfect, he is great character and does the right thing when the chips are down. I like this book and am already into the 3rd book in the series as a result, Highly recommended.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan PORIRUA, New Zealand 02-14-14
    Nathan PORIRUA, New Zealand 02-14-14 Member Since 2011

    I listen to audiobooks on my 2 hour commute to work every day. Favourite authors include Michael Connelly, Stephen King, and D J Molle

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    "Awesome series!"

    I'm not really into zombie stories or novels filled with non-stop action. Zombies just seem too unbelievable and non-stop action without any substance bores me. Also, despite listening to numerous audio books over the years, I have never listened to a whole series continuously one after the other - as I tend to get bored and want a change.

    This was all until the Remaining series came along. The story includes zombie-like creatures ('the infected') and lots of action, but it also includes great characters, an ever-developing plot, and a whole heap of tension and drama.

    This is a very compelling series. I couldn't stop listening to the whole series of The Remaining, one-book after the other.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tee Baby Houston, TX 02-01-14
    Tee Baby Houston, TX 02-01-14 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Almost didn't get the others"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend to friends. It was different from any others I've read. It was from the perspective if the military. He actually wanted to help humanity.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was mad at first but. I hate when ppl I get attached too die. But it made for an exciting ending.


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

    Emotion. I felt like I was in the story. That rear


    Did The Remaining inspire you to do anything?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MB Airmont, NY, United States 01-02-14
    MB Airmont, NY, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2007
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    "More More More"

    I'm an AVID listener to this genre. This series is one of the best. Great narration and overall great experience. Can't wait for #5....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    deedeeg gilbert, AZ, United States 12-02-13
    deedeeg gilbert, AZ, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2010

    deedeeg

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    "Pretty good"

    This was a pretty good listen. The story is pretty interesting and kept my attention. My only complaint would be that all of the male voices sounded the same to me, which I found annoying after a while. Other than that this is a pretty engaging survival story. I appreciated that "The Infected" are not zombies. As usual, I struggled with some of the characters that are a bit thick headed, but that's to be expected. I'm planning to give the sequel a listen.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Greg North Alabama 11-26-13
    Greg North Alabama 11-26-13 Member Since 2010

    Greg

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    "Suspense!"
    Would you listen to The Remaining again? Why?

    Excellent story and narration. Compels me to keep listening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, Lee, is the guy I'd like to be: Competent, but not perfect. Morally sound, but confused by overwhelming events.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Lee's initial exit, but I don't want to spoil things.


    Any additional comments?

    I roll through audible books, and have heard lots of narrators. This one is superb. He can effect lots of voices, including womens' and girls', and it's like listening to a play.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Fort Worth, TX, United States 11-21-13
    Anthony Fort Worth, TX, United States 11-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Be careful You will be hooked"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love this series, I listened to all 4 books in 6 days. I couldnt stop listening to it, Christian Rummel i s incredible, Ive referred this book to 7 of my friends and they all loved it, just as much as I did


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tim United States 11-19-13
    Tim United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2010

    Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.

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    "Much More than a Zombie Book"

    I know this will sound crazy to "non zombie lovers" but this is the first zombie book that I could actually believe. I do like end of world novels and they are all good in their own way, but this author has added a twist to the zombie scenario that makes this a "could happen" saga. If you have any interest in end of world and/or zombie novels I would highly recommend this series. I ended up listening to all four novels on audible in a little over a week, I found it very difficult to shut off, that to me is a good indication of a great story line. The only thing I really didn't like.....book 5 is not out there yet. You won't be sorry you tried this book out. Caution - rated R

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trevor Bakersfield, CA, United States 11-07-13
    Trevor Bakersfield, CA, United States 11-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrific story, 5 star series"
    Any additional comments?

    I got the first audio book with my monthly credit from audible and was so hooked I ended up buying the rest of the series the following few days.

    This is hard to stop listening to. There is just the right balance of action and drama in this series. It's never all about shooting zombies which can get old fast. Characters and storyline are well thought out and that will keep me coming back till the last book in its series.

    If you like day by day Armageddon by j l Bourne you will love this series.

    Kudos to the author, great work.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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