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The Remaining Audiobook

The Remaining

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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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    William 06-01-17
    William 06-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A good in between book."

    I really liked the story but it was too short and didn't get enough accomplished.

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    Edmund 04-03-17
    Edmund 04-03-17
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    "Disappointed and to be continued."

    Picked up on sale. Wasn't especially pleased - the story was lame - basically a modified Zombie tale. The reader was overly dramatic for my taste. But, I thought I'd stick with it to see how it ended . . . and then it turned out to be Part 1 of a series. Ahhhhhh!

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    Spider Face Corona, CA USA 03-13-17
    Spider Face Corona, CA USA 03-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Detail focused narrative"

    The narration is excellent, with a lot of expression put into each character. The story is very detail oriented. That makes it feel a bit slow, but it's fun if you have ever made a zombie emergency checklist in your head.

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    Allen S. 02-15-17
    Allen S. 02-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "good shit"

    it said the review was optional, then told me I have to type at least 20 words.... fucking liars

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    JENNIFER 02-13-17
    JENNIFER 02-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "pretty awesome"

    I thought it was pretty good. I listen to a lot of audio books on the way to work and this one Def kept me up and anxious. I did not know it was a series until the end and got excited

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    James 01-20-17
    James 01-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Remaining to be better than the print version?

    I got this on a whim. I am now on the third book in the series and it has kept me on the edge of me seat as i drive. The detail of the story makes it easy to develop a mental picture of what is happening in the story.


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    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 12-14-16
    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 12-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Mitch Rapp meets World War Z, very engaging!"

    This series has captured my interest, and is very interesting, possible, and timely. Never is the word "zombie" mentioned, but that's what this is. And like World War Z, it is a bacteria that causes the infection. The Main Character, Lee Harden, is not Mitch Rapp, nor is he Brad Pitt, but he is a well-trained soldier with orders to save survivors, and reestablish order.

    Many of us love this collapsed-civilization genre, and it is always interesting to see how authors envision people's reactions to it. They seem to be pretty spot on with the cringers, the whiners, the cowards, the bullies, the helpers, the savers, the defenders, the organizers, etc. We are always interested in the science of the contagion, and its mutations. This story is fascinating in all these areas.

    What bothered me was the foolish mistakes that our hero made from the very beginning. He disobeyed orders and contacted one of the other 48 prepared soldiers holed up in their bunkers before protocol permitted, and he also left his bunker more than a week earlier than ordered. I don't understand why he and the other 47 soldiers were expected to act on their own, and not to meet up and join forces to do their job. I don't think it would have made much of a difference in the state of the world if he had waited the full ordered time, but he met with disaster after disaster because of it.

    Nevertheless, the story has me captivated, and I will read them all. Christian Rummel is always a good narrator, and adds a lot of depth and reality to the story.

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    gretel1006 12-12-16
    gretel1006 12-12-16
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    "Will be returning"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I really enjoy survival type books and am constantly looking for good ones. The first two I read were, "The Stand" and "Swan Song". They were both exceptional and so I keep hoping to find more that are just as good.

    This book does not fall into that category (at least for me). I have only listened to the first few chapters and take issue with some of the things that happened. An army guy, Captain Lee, is sent to a bunker as a back-up in case the world ends. When he doesn't hear from his military contact he is instructed to watch a pre-recorded message with instructions about what to do. When he does this, the video doesn't actually give any instructions (such as meeting up with the other military in bunkers or helping survivors to a prearranged living quarter) and instead, gives a rundown of the illness that is killing everyone. Wouldn't Lee have already heard about the virus while he was watching the news on the internet?

    A couple other things I found stupid:
    1) Lee is not to be in contact within any of the other military in bunkers. Why not? Wouldn't it seem like there would be strength in numbers?

    2) When Lee was getting his gear ready to leave the bunker he said that he would bring walky-talky type radios but didn't think they would be that helpful since they need satellites and without people, the satellites would fall out of orbit. However, in the next sentence he said he needed to bring his GPS which is the bread and butter of his whole mission. Am I missing something or doesn't a GPS use satellites???

    3) How could a miliatary agent destined by the US to save the human population make such stupid mistakes to get stabbed within the first few minutes of leaving the bunker?

    Yep. I'm out. Thank goodness audible so graciously refunds books that we don't like!


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    Danlar Anthony 11-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I'll be brief."

    Very short, well told story. Excited to listen to the next one. Didn't expect a lot of it, but I loved it.

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    Joe A. Consumer 10-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Stupid protagonist is stupid."

    This author seems to have a thing for creating incompetent and unlikeable protagonists. The basic premise is massively flawed as well. If the real government operated this way, we wouldn't need a plague to kill us all.

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