This author must have gone to Stephan J. Cannell school. The action is intense, the bad guys are pure evil and protagonist constantly finds himself i..Show More »n situations that go from bad to worse. Unlike Cannell, this is much grittier and apocalyptic in scope.
I gave this series a try since the reviews were so positive, though I don't typically go for zombie type fiction. However, I was very surprised at the quality of writing and narration. I have gone on to listen to several more in this series and they all hold up to the same quality. I wouldn't call this a "zombie" series because the "infected" humans are more capable and enduring than walking corpses. They are relentless though. D.J. Molles does a terrific job of conjuring up a fairly unique story with good character development. The story is action packed and it's hard to pull away from, like getting on a roller coaster!
Be warned that there is a LOT of cursing. As the story advanced it seemed that the author took glee and inserting as many F words as possible. It does add reality to a point but at times it's too gratuitous.
Overall this is a wonderful audiobook to try if you are getting board with your other favorite audiobook series.
“The Remaining: Aftermath” picks up and completes the story that “The Remaining” left hanging. It does a good job of mixing action and plot developme..Show More »nt and also closes the loop on the story from the first book and doesn't leave any big cliffhangers. The story is good and the characters are fun, and while not quite zombies the infected are a good substitute for someone who’s looking for a more realistic horror.
Mr Runnel does a great job with the story and really brings the story to life!
I do love the Christian Rummel's reading of this book. he does a very good job. But it is definitely D.J. Molles material that makes this series pop. ..Show More »I listened to the first book and before done downloaded the second, third and fourth. I have not listened to another book since I have started this series.
When I read the first Remaining book, I almost stopped there. It was bleak and gritty and didn't seem like there was ever going to be any sunshine , e..Show More »ver... But something about the extreme bleakness, the way the zombie apocalypse wore down the protagonist, Lee, how the other humans interacted, that felt more real than most of the genre, and I've read a LOT of zombie books, i'm slightly embarrassed to say. This is no Mark Tufo reluctant hero who saves the ones he loves story, this is a story of loss, betrayal, survival, politics, and of course, zombies....
This trend of 2 hour books is ridiculous. It is lazy. It is a ripoff. It spoils what would otherwise be a wonderful series. So why did I buy it? ..Show More »Of course I am going to buy it because I love the series. I can't not buy it. But it irritates me to no end that this is becoming a trend and no way I will ever rate one well.