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The Remaining Audiobook
The Remaining
Written by: 
D. J. Molles
Narrated by: 
Christian Rummel
The Remaining Audiobook

The Remaining

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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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    Shawn Franklin, WI, United States 12-08-15
    Shawn Franklin, WI, United States 12-08-15 Member Since 2013

    Big fan of listening to books of all shapes and sizes. Primarily: sci fi, fantasy, nonfiction in human services, buddhism, and classics.

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    "Not a Solid Soldier"
    What would have made The Remaining better?

    The main character's choices lacked any semblance of skill that would be indicated by the position he was assigned to. This results in a series of plot points that continued to reveal his ineptness and only the writer through still more unbelievable plot points can save him.


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    SoggyInSeattle 11-28-15
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    "Tension you can taste..."

    The first book is just the beginning of a larger tale, and I'm hooked.
    Narration is top notch.
    A very plausible story brings it home, how delicate civil society exists.
    This is a survivalist must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    horsestuff 11-19-15
    horsestuff 11-19-15
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    "Overall couldn't put it down"

    This book was a little too gory for me but my no 1 criteria in rating a book is "couldn't put it down" - in that sense this book was great. The reader made the women sound like ditzes - maybe they are supposed to be ditzes but if they develop into more than that in future installments it won't work for me. This book ends rather abruptly - nothing substantial happens in the first book which is kinda sad. The last 30+ minutes of this book is advertisement for next book. Sigh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher GLEN BURNIE, MD, United States 11-19-15
    Christopher GLEN BURNIE, MD, United States 11-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An average zombie book"

    This was neither a bad or a great book! it simply was very much a very average zombie book. it felt like someone checked off boxes on a spreadsheet in order to make it. fortunately for the book the main character is marginally interesting. if I catch the second book one sale I will probably buy it. but until that point I probably would not spend a credit to get it.

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    Mama Monkey 11-12-15
    Mama Monkey 11-12-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Perfect"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great story and the narrator was absolutely amazing. Loved every piece of it, had me buying the next book way before finishing this one.


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

    He was full of emotion in each character, loved, loved loved it


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    Lindley 11-05-15
    Lindley 11-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good read"

    Great detail, good nattation. Easy to follow, and listen to. I finished the series, no regrets

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    Riley 11-02-15
    Riley 11-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining. Zombie violence and F words."

    This was a really good book and great narration. I don't like R rated language though. I wish there was a rating system for books to help avoid subject material and language that doesn't fit your style. But, I think I'm the last person with that style as only 2 of the last 12+ books I've listened to had decent language...so I don't see that happening. Anyways, it's a fun book with lots of FWords.

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    Rachel Ellyn 11-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good, but..."
    Any additional comments?

    I don't know if I would have bought this if I had known it was a series (the ending leaves you hanging.) I really liked his twists on the zombie epidemic, but there were pieces to this story that made me shake my head no.

    Glad I read it, yet I won't be reading the next one.

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    Lucinda 11-01-15
    Lucinda 11-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the worst I've ever endured"
    What would have made The Remaining better?

    This really was exceptionally poor. From a certain point I listened just to hear how a single super soldier was going to resolve the plot and save America from the zombies. And... this turns out to be the first episode of a series. A story purposefully stretched to fill more than one book.
    If you want dystopia, read: The Road. If you want an interesting zombie tale, read: The Girl With All The Gifts or even World War Z. If you want a dark character, read: Shovel Ready; The Killer Inside Me or one of a thousand others.
    There was not one single redeeming feature.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's husky voice was relentless and unvaried. Too much drama = no drama.


    Any additional comments?

    I have no-one but myself to blame for not binning it early but I want 8 hours of my life back!

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    Schuhmi 10-29-15
    Schuhmi 10-29-15
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    "Same old, same old"

    The narrator does his damndest to make this story thrilling, to the point that he even reads the chapter numbers with an intensity as if he were trying to give birth to excitement in the flesh. It gets annoying pretty soon.

    'The Remaining' is well written, but plotwise it's just another one of those jump'n'run Zombie flicks - people getting from A to B, being attacked enroute either by Zombies or by Evil Humans, and every time they thought they'd finally have some luck, some new sh*t happens i.e. Zombies or Evil Humans attack.
    It's alright, entertainment wise, up until the point at which you have to accept the fact that 'that's basically it' and that nothing innovative is going to happen. Unless, that is, the second novel will actually be about rebuilding a society. But the blurb text isn't very promising, and the fact that the last two books in the series don't even have a dedicated blurb makes me not want to continue even more.

    If you want just another one of those Zombie flicks, this is another one of those Zombie flicks for you. If you're still holding out hope for innovation in the genre, look elsewhere.

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