This is the fifth novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces Captain Lee Harden and a group of survivors struggling to make their way in a ruined world. After a bacterium has turned 90 percent of the population into a ravenous horde, Lee must complete his mission: SURVIVE, RESCUE, REBUILD.
©2015 D.J. Molles (P)2014 Audible Inc.
This same review has been posted on the first 5 books of this series of 6 since all were listened to in a short span of time.
I'm not going to write a full review for this title/s as I honestly feel I won't be able to do it justice. To write a lacking review for this series that could potentially show it in a poor perspective is worse than not writing one at all.
The story is amazing, the characters and their development is amazing and the narration, Jesus Christ. Christian Rummel absolutely crushed it.
I listened to the first 5 books one after another in a very short span of time. I now unfortunately have a wait ahead of me for the final book (book 6) which is due out towards the second half of this year. I will be buying this day one. On top of that, I'll be buying the set in physical copy's as well as soon as the last book is released.
It's that good.
Do yourself a favor and get these books as soon as possible. You won't regret it.
"Got sucked in..."
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 , ever... 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 series is great even though zombies"
I am burnt out on zombie tales. It is not that I don't like them, but there are just so many everywhere. I started this series after a recommendation, and I thought it was a post apocalyptic story, which it is, but did not know the cause of the apocalypse was the dreaded zombies. So I rolled my eyes expecting the same story under different covers, but it surprised me.
While this story is not high literature it is fun. The characters are done well enough that you care for them, and the zombies are used to move the human interaction and plot along. The zombies are used sparingly. It also gives you a plausible feel of how government and military evolve after a situation like this.
As for this particular book? It was good. It felt so very short, but it was over 14 hours in length so I think that describes the pace of the story.
I am not a big fan of the cliffhanger serial. I want my story to be fully complete. There can still be a great deal to do in the author's universe without resorting to the old cliffhanger serial technique, but I guess if it keeps bringing the readers in and keeps the series going I don't mind that much.
"I feel like this story was a bit slow..."
yes I know not all books are going to be thrillers but it seems like it was just dragged out and filled with stuff that wasn't really needed. of course I'm no author so I don't know exactly what I should have expected. all in all the book great and the performance was outstandingly done. the voices changed perfectly and weren't too overly chanted that it seemed silly. it was perfect and I can't wait until the next one. I'm a Marine veteran so it's. cool to hear my fellow marines kick ass. also I think you captured our attitude very well.
"I will be waiting impatiently for the final book.."
We D.J. make dang sure all his readers will buy the 6th and final book. The story was another brilliant continuation the remaining series. Although the cliffhanger at the end was just mean lol.
"Where's the story?"
After reading the previous books in this series, I started this ine several days ago. I'm now nearly 4 hours into it and nothing has happened!!! I give up. Uncle.
The series began with such promise but now appears to be completely devoid of ideas and just relentlessly grinds and whines over nothing.
Sadly, I wasted a credit.
"I love this series"
The narrative of this series is awesome. The voices are all distinct and easy to recognize.
Lee Harding enough said!
I love listening to this entire series. I can't think of any other narrator who could do this book as good as Christian Rummel.
I love this series. The book is amazing and It keeps me riveted to the plot and I can't stop listening. More please!!!!
"This series has fallen off a cliff"
First a disclaimer ... I read all of the other books in this series, and this is the first one in the series that I listened to. I LOVED the first books because they had a pace that was fast, but still allowed for us to get to know the characters. Then came the Novellas, which were a waste of time. I found this book to be slow, repetitive, and boring ... and the narration of the little kids and female characters was just creepy. I think this whole book was a waste of time. Not much happened expect for a lot of whining and internal thinking.
Mr. Molles should have ended this series before the novellas. I just get the feeling he has run out of stream or just can't think of anything else to write.
Boy, good question. I didn't like the narration at all, but much of it had to do with the poor writing. But even then, I found the hysterics of the narration to be irritating.
You could have cut out 50% of the document and it wouldn't have made any difference. Too much talking, too much thinking, too much planning. For the most part there were no zombies in this book. Isn't that strange?
If you go look at my reviews, I gave the first couple of books 5 stars. I loved those books. I found this book to be a complete waste of time.
Anyone who gave this 5 stars had to have overlooked how bad this book because of the quality of the first books, or they have to be friends, paid reviewers, or employees of the publishing company. This was just bad. Don't let 5 star reviews fool you.
"Great as always"
The book and performance of this book was really good. I can't wait for the next one.
I was disappointed. This book just seemed like a bunch of "filler" material for the story. no interesting plot lines like the other books. it seemed like a throwaway episode like Lost or The Walking Dead. But since I have the other 4 I had to listen to it, right? but I could have probably skipped it and picked up the next book and be up to speed.
Brilliant series. Totally hooked from the start. Much more than the run of the mill end of world books. Highly recommend.
"Brilliant - can't stop listening"
Cracking 5 book, just can't stop listening. Just can't
Would be a great TV series
"An Acceptable Continuation of a Great Series."
I generally use this series as my easy listening 'zone-out and run on the treadmill book' but for those of your expecting the rather fast paced and action packed nature of the preceding titles in this series then I am afraid that you may be disappointed.
This book seems to act as a vehicle for the author to set up the events of the next book and to delve into the motivations of the characters in more detail than he has previously. That is not to say that I was bored for a moment but neither was I as enthralled as I have been with the other books in this series.
If this book is the quiet before the storm of the finale of the series then it may prove to be worthwhile but if D.J. Molles is intending to churn out three or four more books in this series then perhaps it is bad time for the narrative to run out of steam. I honestly have no idea when he intends to end the series and nor can I find any details online (so I suppose time will tell) but I hope the end is in sight.
Christian Rummel, as always, puts in a good performance.
"Running out of story"
I have listened to all the previous books in this series and they were good, not the best zombie novels but by no means the worst, however this book it would appear goes no where with either the story or the plot. Very much same old same old and left me feeling cheated
"Couldn't put it down"
Have read all the preceding titles and this one doesn't disappoint, highly recommend to all.
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