The Remaining : The Remaining

  • by D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by Christian Rummel
  • Series: The Remaining
  • 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Books 1-4 are some of the best work in the genre!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I am giving this review for books 1 - 4 as I listened to them back-to-back. I would HIGHLY recommend all 4 books written so far - I am so glad that 4 had been written before I found them as this has enabled me to immerse myself in this world for the past few weeks without a break. Incredibly well written, the fear is palpable and you will find your heart beating and adrenaline pumping as you read. I love the characters I am meant to love, hate the characters I am meant to hate. The books seem realistic, you are already in a world where a major situation has happen and you are not expected to suspend your disbelief any further, they flow, everything asked is answered. Exciting, engrossing, scary, nail-biting, interesting - the smells, the decay, the evil characters, the military hardware...


What other book might you compare The Remaining to, and why?

Comparable to Robert McCammon's - Swan Song, V. M. Zito's - The Return Man, David Brin's - The Postman (ignore the film, read the book), Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga's - Walking Dead books, think J. L. Bourne, Craig DiLouie, Z. A. Recht - all for the world's which they create, the believable characters and situations, the horror...


What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

Well paced, calm, no silly voices, no hysterical action sequences, no unwarranted tempo changes - the voice and the character match.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Without question.


Any additional comments?

Download 1-4, listen, love... then wait for number 5 - it's in the pipeline...

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- Mr. A. J. H. Jackson

I think I could do better

Would you try another book written by D. J. Molles or narrated by Christian Rummel?

Definitely not the author. This is poor. Earth Abides, Swan Song, Lucifer's Hammer are all examples that this guy needs to learn from.

The narrator was ok, nothing special.


What was most disappointing about D. J. Molles’s story?

Character interactions are cheesy. You would not talk they way they do in a zombie apocalypse. Having a cheesy laugh and joke just wouldn't happen.
The decision making it stupid as well.
Turns the whole thing into an unbelievable mess. If you like this you will be so much more impressed by one of the aforementioned books.


How could the performance have been better?

The voices could've been more tapered, less sharp.


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It did start getting exciting towards the end and I wanted him to reach a big cache of weapons... need to wait until the second book for that. I don't think so! In fact I think I will be asking for a refund on this one. It's not exactly a book, just a quarter of a book.


Any additional comments?

The older apocalypse books are SO SO much better.

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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-08-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios