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.
This book has a fantastic story line that keeps getting better in each consecutive book. It's an intense trip through zombie land with Capt. Lee Harding as he tries to deal with the new world he's been left. A must read
OK, the "infected" are not really zombies. Just relentless, bloodthirsty, hard to kill, somewhat intelligent killing machines. This makes them much scarier than the average mindless brain eater.
A comparison with Mark Tufo's Zombie Fallout-series is inevitable. This has less humor. Not a bad thing, since I found that levity and the sense of relentless doom in Tufo's books did not mix well.
This also has less contrived "overwhelmed and impossible to survive" scenarios. A somewhat more positive mindset makes this a series that I will follow. Mind you, plenty of gore and violence will be found. But best of all, none of the supernatural crap that Tufo's books had. This is all human!
Narration is good.
Bottom line: A promising start to a series. I plan to binge read it on my vacation. :)
There are a lot of terrible zombie apocalypse themed books out there. I've listened to or read plenty of them. Fortunately, this is not one of them.
Excellent narration, good story. Lots of tactical situations that are well explained, and the action never gets ridiculous. The main protagonist is very well trained, not superhuman. Enough characterization to keep the people involved from feeling one dimensional.
I'm only two books into the series so far, starting on the third, but I'm quite happy with it.
This book is so good, I've listened to it twice. Not only is the story tight with action and suspense, the narrator is absolutely the best. Christian Rummel deserves an Audi for his performance on the series!
First of all, I've never seen reviews so high for a book that's so poor. This book isn't the first in a series, it literally stops in the middle. Sure, it's good mindless entertainment but that's all it is. The main character makes some really stupid choices at the beginning which cost him dearly. I truthfully couldn't get past that.
Not in this series.
The narrator is fine. He just didn't have much to work with.
Give this a try at your local library first. If you happen to like it, then maybe get the 2nd book (2nd half of first book) on audio.
Action-packed story telling. The ending of the book seemed arbitrary and abrupt. It seems like this book could easily have been combined with the next one in the series, and I'm not sure why it wasn't (other than to make people buy two books rather than one).
I don't read a lot of zombie apolocolypse books, but this one gives a very realistic view of what might occur if one were to happen. The realism is the most notable part of this story, done very well by the author. It starts off very slow for a while, but eventually gets into some more intriguing situations. It's not really my kind of book, so I can't give it a truly objective critique. It's pretty well written, and the characters seem realistic. No romance or any frills with this one. It's straight to the point survival all the way. I wish it were my kind of book so I could give it a better rating since it's well written.
Story line, production and narration hits the gut like any apocalyptic story or movie. If you are in to the whole Zombie/ Plague apocalypse genre this is a must read/ listen.
Book feels very amateurish in its writing. I found it very difficult to finish and the worst part is that the author didn't even finish the story, you have to pay to get the rest! There is a beginning, middle and no ending. He introduces characters and leaves you hanging with no resolution.
Very disappointed in this book.
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