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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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    Doug Crutcher 10-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "East Texas Fan"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Absolutely, The story seemed a bit thin at first but hell isn't most fiction?! The almost impossible Possible! Those scary dreams we fear but secretly covet and kinda wish would happen so we can just go freaking nuts and live life on the edge with no rules other then saving our asses.Molles brings you a strong lead character that you just want to grab your M4 and follow into battle by God just because he seems like he is on the right side!


    What other book might you compare The Remaining to and why?

    I recently listened to Mark Tufo's Zombie Fallout I would say it reminds me somewhat of that book as it is a continuing saga of a group brought together by a strong lead character. In both books you find yourself both wanting to love and hate the characters at times, The "oh damn! why are you doing that moment"!


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

    This was my first time listening to Christian but I enjoyed his performance thoroughly. It is so tough finding a narrator that I enjoy. I will be honest I do not read books, there I said it!I admit it! I am an Audible Addict! A narrator can end a purchase of a book for me but quickly!Mr Rummel gives a great range of characters and defines each to great extent.Thus bringingthe best foot forward for the authors work. I have enjoyed Dick Hills work, Joe Barrett of course! , the great Kevin Pierce, and The "Duke" Fontaine LEts keep Mr Rummel busy!


    Did The Remaining inspire you to do anything?

    Yes buy more Audible credits and download the rest of Mr Molles books, he has a new fan!


    Any additional comments?

    I will say this about Captain Lee Hardin, he is one tough SOB! Love the book, already downloaded the rest of the series, cant wait for more of Molles work.

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    Greg 10-07-15
    Greg 10-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    Damm now I've got to buy the series. Well wouldn't you know it 5 more books and some are long just like i like books to be.

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    jw1116 Monroe, NC USA 09-30-15
    jw1116 Monroe, NC USA 09-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "First time I've tried a "series" book."

    I found this to just leave you hanging, forcing you to the next in the series. For me its not cost effective. It would be cheaper just to buy the paperbacks. If I'm spending over $2/hr to listen, I like the story to be more complete, so if I chose not to go on I don't feel like I put a book down half way through the story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon 09-30-15
    Brandon 09-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not your standard story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Remaining the most enjoyable?

    This series does not play out like most books. This book drew me in and made me feel like I was right along side them. DJ Molles does a good job of making you really want to read the next book as soon as you are done with this one.


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

    After hearing the first book I really hoped that Rummel would narrate the whole series. He did a very good job.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book has very high highs and very dark lows.


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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 09-26-15
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 09-26-15 Member Since 2013

    LauralOlivia

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    "Well written, except no ending"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I have mixed feelings. The story doesn't have much happening a great deal of the time. I am not sure why I stayed with the story the whole way other than it was well written and the narration was really good.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    For one thing, when he left his bunker I would have told the boy don't leave at least for a week. There was food. I would have stressed you will be eaten. I wouldn't have had the bunker totally destroyed. They still would have had to go out to make the world civilized.


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

    The main character was done well. He was likable and developed.


    Do you think The Remaining needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I think it could have been done in one. Two books would have been fine if this one had a good ending or any ending at all. For that reason I won't buy the next one.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book on sale. It had potential.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James McEfresh 09-23-15

    My interests include good books of any sort but I specialize in theology and classical religious apologist works

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    "fairly decent if bit forgettable"

    ok so the premise is basically solid if not boringly textbook ZA. I appreciate the explanation of how this character escaped the initial outbreak and subsequent collapse of civil society but technically speaking this is also the plots biggest weakness.

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    Naomi 09-21-15
    Naomi 09-21-15
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    "I just felt like there wasn't enough book."

    Maybe I mean not enough payoff. It felt like a 2 hour TV pilot, and a good one, but I thought this book was gonna be the whole season.

    Enjoyable, nice premise (different than the usual zombie fare) .

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    C. S. 09-16-15
    C. S. 09-16-15 Member Since 2012

    a humble, seeking, loudmouth, Jesus lover, and sometimes heretic explores his questions, concerns, and varied interests through books.

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    "Well Done Even With The Cliffhanger Ending ;)"

    Ok, I loved this book and I love the premise. So without giving everything away here is a short summery: Lee works for the federal government in a special department whose sole purpose is to prepare for the end of the world. Underneath Lee's home is a secure bunker with mega stockpiles of supplies. Every time the government fears a disease could become pandemic or there is a serious terrorist threat Lee seals himself inside the bunker waiting for the day when one of these predictions comes true. When the plague called Fury infects 90%+ of the US population, killing most of the infected and leaving the rest as violent animals (not quite zombies though) Lee heads out to search for and help survivors. His sole mission is to organize people into communities in hopes that whatever is left of society can rebuild.

    On a side note I hope there really are people like Lee out there to help in the case of apocalypse...if any government officials are reading this get on it ;)

    This novel is surprisingly realistic, thought provoking, and overall very well done. The narrator is great too! I will buy book 2 soon!

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    John casey 09-15-15
    John casey 09-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "my new favorite author."

    I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the books in this series.

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    guitarplayer 09-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Written for rednecks with guns."
    Would you try another book from D. J. Molles and/or Christian Rummel?

    The narration is well done and thats the saving grace in this story. The concept is good, however the delivery often lacks punch and reads like an ad for a sporting goods/survivalist store.


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