Allegiance (The Remaining Book 5) by D.J. Molles

Posted February 3, 2016 by Charla White in Reviews / 2 Comments

Allegiance (The Remaining Book 5) by D.J. MollesAllegiance by D.J. Molles
Narrator: Christian Rummel
Series: The Remaining #5
Published by Audible Studios on 24 February 2015
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
Genres: Horror, Military, Zombie Apocalypse
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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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.

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The Remaining: Allegiance is slower moving than the others because it gets into the nitty-gritty of politics and allegiances.  Each character encounters an opportunity to show their allegiance to their friends, their ‘acting’ president, and life in general.

Each character demonstrated how life is viewed and where our priorities are or should be down to Sam moving to rescue Kaleb from the hunters who leap over the fences to grab Camp Ryder residents.  Sam struggles with why he is running to rescue Kaleb when Kaleb has repeatedly been a bully to him.   Abe’s loyalty is called to question when he leaves the side of the acting president and is captured.  The two groups setting the explosives, the group who had a run-in with Harper’s group and more; they show humankind’s need for allegiance to something.

Lee also struggles with this dilemma but with the added burden of whether he can be true to himself.

Was this slow-moving? Yes, it was.  Was it boring? No, I found the interaction between the different characters and their exploration and final decision of allegiance to be fascinating.    This book is well written, it is slower moving but very important to the series.  I am not one to blindly accept that Capt. X is against Capt. Z or Sergeant P.  I want to know specifics; I have my own mind and want to know more so I can make my own decision.  This book allows me to do just this.

Christian Rummel is one of my favorite narrators.  He does a good job with this book considering he is challenged with not only doing male and female voices but also children.  He enunciates well and delivers the story in a voice that builds when necessary and remains even toned for those times when it is proper.

I enjoyed this book very much and see it as a much-needed piece of foundation for the next book.

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About Christian Rummel

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I grew up in Pennsylvania, went to college in Pittsburgh, and then lived in New York City for a bunch of years. In 2010, I moved to L.A., where I now reside with my lovely wife, I-Ching, our hipster wonder-dog Adelaide, and our scrappy black cat Evel. I like English tea, English motorbikes, and weird English telly (Garth Marenghi, Snuff Box, Mighty Boosh, et al.).

About D.J. Molles

D.J. Molles has two published short stories, “Darkness” and “Survive,” which won a short fiction contest through Writer’s Digest. “The Remaining” and its follow up “The Remaining: Aftermath” are his first novels and have been met with overwhelming success. He lives in the southeast with his wife and daughter.

About Charla White

Mother of 2, grandmother of 5; love to read and listen to books; published writer. Event coordinator and associate program officer professionally. I also do editing, reviewing and ghostwriting. Highly eclectic in my reading but favorite genres are horror and cozy mysteries.

I have 30+ years of editing experience within the worlds of academia and business. My degrees are a B.A. in English with a Master’s in Education. My passion is experiencing the art of storytelling through books and audio's.

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2 responses to “Allegiance (The Remaining Book 5) by D.J. Molles

  1. Jennifer

    I have 2 chapters left on my audiobook 5. I am crazed, the disc cracked..2 chapters left!!! Book 6 should be here in 2 days. I am desperate to know what happened at the end. I left off with Sam taking off to help the kid. Can someone please brief me?? Thank you so much

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