Dan Molles' stunning Remaining saga continues in the second novella in the series set in a world ravaged by a bacterium that has turned 90 percent of the population into ravenous animals.
The world is slipping into chaos. A mysterious plague has come stateside, and Clyde Bealey suddenly finds himself with nothing but a suitcase full of worthless things and a desperate sense that he must prove himself to his pregnant wife. As he tries to lead his family to safety through a world filled with madmen, he will learn that the cost of his pride might be more than he can bear.
Book 1: The Remaining
Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath
Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees
Book 4: The Remaining: Fractured
Novella 1: The Remaining: Trust
Novella 2: The Remaining: Faith
©2014 D.J. Molles (P)2015 Hachette Audio
I was a little disappointed in this novella. The first was pretty good and I can easily see how it plays into the story. This novella is about Clyde, the Followers captain. Maybe he has a big part to play in the next book. Otherwise I'm not sure why there was a novella written about his experience.
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The Remaining: A Faith is a novella that explains the origin and the reason for Clyde Bealey in the remaining books of the series. In the beginning before the mysterious disease spread across the U.S. and most likely the world, Clyde was a white-collar worker and lived a full white-collar world – a soft life according to his in-laws. His wife came from the more grounded life of blue-collar workers and hunters. Clyde knew he would never measure up to his wife’s family.
Throw in a mad dash to a FEMA camp and Clyde packs his most valued items – pictures, licenses, birth-certificates, CD’s, money, etc. and no food or clothes. His wife is about to give birth anytime and Clyde struggles with the realization that his in-laws would not only laugh at him but that they would be better prepared for this emergency.
D.J. Molles is not gentle with his characters and shows how brutal they and life can be to them. Clyde must decide where to go, what to do and who he really is now that the world is gone. Clyde must find his way among the Followers now.
Short but action packed. I find that I actually enjoy these novellas that are strategically placed within the series as they offer an insight that one might miss if they were not separated. Molles flushes out what most of us would do during such an emergency and shatters our thoughts, almost teaching what a survivor should do in the case of any emergency. What we should focus on.
The narrator, Christian Rummel continues to be excellent. The way he reads slightly faster as the action comes to head makes my already pumping heart beat slightly faster anticipating the outcome.
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A nice little story to give some background on the faithful. Not necessary to enjoy the series and doesn’t add as much as the novella “Trust” but still interesting for those who love the The Remaining series.
Christian Rummel is a great narrator.
Say something about yourself!
My undergrad degree is in non-fiction writing. This is not a novella. It is a character sketch. The purpose of the character sketch is to flesh out a character, give him a back story. This makes the future actions of the character understandable.
This should have been part of one of the larger novels. This should not have been left out. I could not figure out why the character did the things he did until I listened to this. A novella should have a strong enough story line to stand on its own. This one does not.
Not worth buying.
I'm not a fan of these mini in between stories and only got it because I don't want to miss anything in book 6.
at least with game of thrones you can get the mini stories for free online.
Everyone lost something.
Absolutely. I've liked every book in this series, and I hear he has a new book coming out in August. I'll be giving it a listen when it's available.
Clyde, I guess?
The scene at the school in Sanford.
I don't think this novella was as strong as "Trust", but it at least offers a great view of things when they started crumbling. It also offers some character back story for one of "The Followers of the Rapture".
DJ Molles is such a master of the written word! The plot twists, the descriptions, the way he a pretty crazy concept believable enough for a non-sci-fi fan to (REALLY) enjoy... I just can't say enough good things!
Very few narrators would do this story justice, but Christian Rummel is a PERFECT match. I am VERY picky about narrators and I listen to a lot of books in this genre and Christian Rummel is, at least, in my top 3.
I won't say much more, since you are already wasting your time reading this instead of buying and listening to the series, but my one comment about this novella in particular is a strong complaint that the audio book was released out of order! What the heck is with that??? It was hard enough to even learn what order it was supposed to be listened to in, but to not even have the option of listening in order is lame. Luckily! If you are reading this now, you don't have to worry about that because they're all out now!
Buy this series now. You won't regret it.
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