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
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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.
©2015 D.J. Molles (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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.