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.
I started "The Remaining" series having never heard of DJ Molles. WOW!! I now know that I was really missing out. This is a great story with nonstop..Show More » action and rich characters. The narration was great too. This is WAY bigger than what I expected and couldn't wait to get in the car or on the riding mower to listen to the story. All four books done back to back and now I'm sitting on the edge of my seat hoping the next one comes sooner than later.
THAT WAS JUST A PILL HE WOULD HAVE TO SWALLOW Better then book 2, but no where near as book 1. If I didn't like book 2, you are wondering why I bo..Show More »ught book 3. I loved book 1 and before I had a chance to listen to book 2, book 3 went on sale. The reviews were good so I bought it, a mistake I shall never make again. There were some tense times, finally toward the middle of the book and there was a new development, but all in all the book is boring and not much different then all the other Zombie books.
TOMLIN DIDN'T SEEM TO WANT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION DIRECTLY. I HAVE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING. This book is big on the cheap ploys, made to stretch a story out to book length. Our main character is told he needs to come to camp so and so right away, a stranger is asking for him. No, we don't know his name, no we don't know what he wants to talk to you about, but he knows your name. After a long drawn out process to find out who the guy is and why he wants our hero (a long drawn out melodramatic process.)Our hero asks did you kill so and so, the answer is finally yes, we the reader know why, but our hero who seems to be all brawn and no brain, is clueless. In this book all liberals are far left, all conservatives our super patriotic and far right, all bad guys are super evil, and all good guys are super sweet. No body is in the middle and there are no gray areas. If you loved book 2, you will love this. If you did not like book 2, you will not like this. That was helpful, right.
2x This narrator reads every line like it is the title to a movie. This makes the sentences drawn out and slow. I put him on 2x and once I got use to the mickey mouse voice the tempo was much to my satisfaction.
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....
Love the series, but I'm not sure why this was needed. And since I'm really in to the series and buying all the books, why not throw this in as a bonu..Show More »s, like some other series have done? There's just not enough there to warrant paying for it, in my opinion. I'll just stick to the novels.