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What Remains

By: James Fuller
Narrated by: Timothy J. Pohlman
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It happened so fast, it spread through the world like wildfire. It was impossible to control and almost impossible to fight....

Ten years has passed since an infectious virus nearly consumed all of mankind. Millions died, millions more became infected, changed, and turned into mindless, feral hunters bent on the consumption of living flesh.

Archer was a solitary man, scavenging what he could to survive off the ruins of the world that no longer existed. A world gone mad, where those who still lived were just as great of threat as those who were infected.

Without knowing it, he finds himself in possession of a map that leads to a hidden sanctuary with the possible means to stop it all. All he has to do is get her there alive....

©2015 James Fuller (P)2020 James Fuller

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Gritty post-apocalyptic tale of survival

To me the story feels like a blend of the Walking Dead and Mad Max, in which a hardened and solitary survivor reluctantly takes a child under his protection and overcomes his selfishness and cynical hopelessness to accomplish something greater than himself. He’s no hero, and has no ambitions of accomplishing anything heroic, but he has to make choices. By making these choices, he discovers that he still cares about certain things, and allows someone else to hold on to their hope. That in itself makes him a bit of a hero in the end, in a world full of bad people.

Listening to this audiobook was a treat, the narrator did an excellent job, and managed to create very distinct voices for each character.

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Standard Zombie Fare

Very standard entry. I don’t get the rave reviews. It is well written for the genre. The narration is good but not excellent. Maybe it’s just me. I didn’t care for the plot.

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Good story!

A bit slow at times, but overall interesting. Quite a twist! I will be downloading the second book.

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Well Written and Well Told

I think at this point we all expect zombie stories to lack originality, but if a story is well written, as this one is, we can all look past that. What James Fuller does give us is a handful of well written characters, each with flaws and strengths that are relatable, leaving you rooting for them, even some of the "bad guys." At the heart of the story is a relationship forged in mutual survival and unexpected camaraderie in a gruff post apocalyptic world. I truly enjoyed it. thank you!

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Excellent! Like "Book of Eli" meets "I Am Legend"

Vivid imagery instantly drops you into a post-apocalyptic world. The exploration of human capacities for cruelty, and compassion are realistic and insightful. Excited for book 2!

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Decent zombie adventure

Overall entertaining. Story line progresses nicely. Sometimes it seems over detailed and makes thing slow. The narrator was good, many distinct voices, I found I preferred listening at 1.1-1.2 speed, or it dragged a bit. Well developed characters and “realistic” situations.

Trigger warnings: while it didn’t bother me there was violence, sexual content and crude language. But no more than usual for this genre.

I was provided this audible book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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Great addition to the genre.

This is a great example of character driven, post apocalyptic fiction. This is a genre I know well and it's tough to bring new ideas but this story had a couple of quality surprises.

I'm new to this narrator but he's on my list now. It's a good list 😉

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Gripping!

I loved this book, I was hooked from the start and was hanging on every word. A fast paced, action packed read, with shocking plot twists, and memorable characters, Archer's being unforgettable! Timothy pohlman's narration was fantastic and really brought the characters to life. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Good writing, excellent anti-hero, but for 1 thing

I enjoyed most of this book. It's well-written and Mr. Fuller has created a believable but very bleak world. Archer makes for a seriously cynical anti-hero. When he runs into a little girl in trouble, Auska, she melts his heart enough that he takes care of her. All of that is well-done and the love Archer develops for Auska is heart-warming. Except, and this is big for me, when Archer tries to teach Auska how to protect herself in a heartless world, he beats her, and that, to me, is a deal-breaker. We have far too many men beating women in this world. The last thing we need to do is glorify it or think of it as a necessity because the world is harsh. If it weren't for that, I would give the book five stars.

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Greatness all the way

From start to finish, I enjoyed my journey through this well-written and well-narrated story.
It was dark, gritty, violent, quick-paced, emotional, and downright entertaining without a moment of boredom.
I’m glad I have the second book of the series downloaded as I could not imagine having to wait for it.
James Fuller has gained himself yet another fan.

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