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Fractured

(The Remaining #4)

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4.32  ·  Rating details ·  5,476 ratings  ·  201 reviews
This is the destiny of those who stand for others.
Their honor will be bought in blood and pain.
The Camp Ryder Hub is broken. Lee is nowhere to be found, and his allies are scattered across the state, each of them learning that their missions will not be as easy as they thought. Inside the walls of Camp Ryder, a silent war is brewing, between those few that still support
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Kindle Edition, 524 pages
Published June 22nd 2013
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Timothy Mayer
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
(Spoiler alert! You have been warned!)

The saga of Captain Lee Harden and Camp Ryder continues to build in The Remaining: Fractured by D. J. Molles

Having survived an assassination attempt, Capt. Lee Harden, US Army, must continue with his mission to restore civilization in the aftermath of the FURY plague outbreak. Meanwhile, Jerry, the sleazy politico, has staged a coup in Camp Ryder leaving him in control of the last outpost of human civilization in North Carolina. Another group, under the comm
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Trish
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Whoa. Just. Whoa. The largest book in the series so far and definitely the one I had the worst feelings while reading it. Everything was just so broken and dark in the beginning and it did seem to only get worse even if there were some hopeful chapters.
Unfortunately, the author also wrote at the end of the book that the last chapters of The Remaining series are in progress, which probably means that there will only be one more book ... still don't know how I feel about THAT ... but hope dies la
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Jane Emler
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
My brother asked me what I've been reading and I told him it was this book. He asked what it was like and I had to pause. Finally I managed a close, but still not accurate description, "It is like The Walking Dead, but led by Joe Ledger. He was hooked.

Book four is a roller coaster. Molles did a great job defining characters I felt were a little one sided in the previous entries to the series. Angela's growth was a wonderful surprise.

I had to walk away from the book a few times during the day. I
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Bradley
For as much as I've enjoyed the past 3 novels, there was something LONG and DRAWN out about this one.

Sure, the fractured camp, the splitting up of all these forces... Lee's capture, all the betrayals, the rapes, the torture, the idiotic spiral of isolationism, the rise of despots...

Well. These things do happen in a zombie wasteland, do they not? I mean, it's kinda expected at this point.

EVERYONE BETRAYS EVERYONE.

Well, except for the main character. He will even go back for his dog. So there's t
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Shilpi Goel
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great job, Molles! Thank you for making my summer reading more interesting. Now if only the next book were coming out this summer as well... sigh.

Like the previous "The Remaining" books, this one was hard to put down as well. A large part of this is because of the fast-paced action and the incessant developments that keep the reader at the edge of his/her seat, but credit definitely goes to the fact that the breakneck pace did not preclude character development or introspective monologues. So,
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Pablo Padilla
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I believe this series is by far the best post-apocalyptic series, dealing with humans infected with FURY. FURY turns humans into a violent blood-mongering being. In contrast to zombies, these monsters aren't dead, and they retain their primitive, animal behavior.

Infected humans slowly evolve and become an isotope of humanity, only stronger, faster, cunning, and apparently, more adept to survive than uninfected humans. This posses a threat to survivors. Some of the infected have evolved to becom
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Patrick
What a series. Kind of sad there's only two books left. These books would make a good netflix series. Great read.
M.L. Doyle
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THANK you THANK you THANK you

That’s about all I can say to DJ Molles. I haven’t been this enthralled, this transported by a series of books since…EVER. I dare anyone, especially anyone who ever served in uniform, to read these books and not be affected by them.

Sure, it’s a zombie story. But it’s only about ten percent zombie. The rest is about humanity and survival and all of the things that make humans some of the best and some of the worst life forms to populate the earth. Sure, there’s a bit
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Stephanie
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!! So many twists and surprises had me shocked a few times. Loved reading more about the peripheral characters and how they relate to Lee and Camp Ryder. Can't wait for the next one!
11811 (Eleven)
Apr 10, 2014 rated it liked it
This one had a long, slow moving middle section that was boring enough that I set it aside a couple times but it redeems itself in the final chapters and I'm still looking forward to the next in the series. I think book 4 would have benefited from a reduction of 100 pages or so.
Heidi Frese
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Big fan of this author and this series, and this book did not disappoint!
lauren
Jul 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
I LOVED the last three but couldn't ever get into #4
Chad Beaudin
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Mkittysamom
This is getting nerve racking!

So much happened in this book! I am overwhelmed, and spent from the action..fighting..people either giving up or not giving up..if you've read it you will know what I mean! In the darkest hour just when I think that Project Hometown is dead...everything is now Fracked Up and destroyed..there is a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel! I have to say DJ Molles has perfected his use of suspense! Each book gets better and better..and if I still had teeth..I'd hav
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Simon
Jun 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Fractured by D.J. Molles is the fourth installment to his ever so popular 'The Remaining' series. I'm not a hardcore zombie fanatic like others and so this book series is pretty much the only thing I got going whereas flesh eating zombies are concerned. I've have thoroughly enjoyed this series so far and Fractured seems to have taken a much more mature turn. What I mean is that it seems the author has taken more time to craft his storytelling skills. The results of this is churning out the bigge ...more
Thia
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love love love this whole series. I'm putting the same review on all of them because I listened to the audio versions back to back so the books are all one long story to me and each one is better than the last. These books are very well written, great attention to detail, heavy on the military/survivalist run and rebuild side, lots of characters you really grow to care about, and wonderful character growth. Not traditional zombies, more the "infected" type, but I like both so fine by me. No mush ...more
Damir
Aug 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those that have read the first three of the Remaining series.
Honestly, I do not know how a series can be slowed down, like The Remaining has been in "Fractured," yet, at the same time speed up the action and intensity with new enemies, firefights and impossible situations solved with crazy plot twists. Every bit of this series, from beginning to this most recent book, has been truly enjoyable in so many ways. This is the first story that has received less than four stars and there's one big reason for that; the series plot does not move.

"Fractured" contin
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Susan Chatham
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still with u but time to stop with

Still good writing but a bit too much violence & could really do with less foul language. It gets old. In my opinion, the only people who use it regularly are those with stunted vocabularies who know no other descriptive words to convey an emotion or feeling. Also, needs more humanity to it. Seems only story line is violence & mayhem constantly. Need more than that to be a great book. Like how Greg got with Jenny. Why she felt he was still a good guy. Th
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Igor Boyko
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Needs more decent characters. Yes, nobody is entirely good or bad and most people are somewhere in between. And yes, everyone is mortal and in a terrible world like The Remaining the life is very cheap and expandable. However it would have been nice if there were some great characters besides captain Harden that would have been developed more before they get killed. I found this kind of grim writing very predictable and similar to much of the other apocalypse genre. It seems the author only deve ...more
Thomas Sabo
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Easily one of the better values in the e-book market. I approached this series with a bit of trepidation but was pleasantly surprised with the quality of writing and seemingly accurate depiction of "what could happen" as society takes its long, spiraling trip into darkness and chaos. The premise and viability of the story is plausible, and the brutality is undeniable. This book in the series shoots out of the gates like a thoroughbred and doesn't let up on the gas until the final sentences. Don' ...more
Mike
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I struggle with the rating on this one. The first half was really slow, as Molles focused on peripheral characters that aren't very compelling. As the second half got going, though, I started to see that everything came together nicely. The end was phenomenal - easily a 5-star ending, with a great build-up to the fifth and final installment in the series.
Azen
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Not the best in the series, but still good.
Julie Kellner
What a series this is I am hooked. A cross between the walking dead & 28 days later. What's not to love ?
Nancy Gillin mcguire
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
this is a great series. If you are into The Walking Dead type of novels, I would recommend this series.
Anne
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian
I hope there is a #5 in this series!
Jared
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid series!!! Loving it so far.
Shannon
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Despite the guy needed a decent proofreader, the story's good.
Jamie Goheen
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'm goiing to rate the first three books with four stars but this one is not worth three or four stars. I understand these books are packed with action, and I enjoyed the first three, even if the first one got off to a really slow start. There is too much going on in this fourth book. The author has too many disasters occurring over multiple groups of characters and Lee is, of course, in the middle of yet another "oh no how will he ever make it' situation. The entire situation irritates me becau ...more
Michael
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lee survives getting shot - in the head this time! - manages to escape from a group of outlaws and killers that kidnap him, survives having an infected bullet wound, manages to escape a town over-run by zombies, and a horrific car crash. When is Lee going to pull out his red tights? However, he is still likable, somehow. No matter how unrealistically unbreakable Lee is, he is still a great guy.

Angela becomes even more annoying, the only thing that makes her remotely sympathetic is how cruel Jerr
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Victoria Rodriguez
plot wise its a stand still. mostly an information book of the series. it is done in an entertaining manner and does a good job making you want to pick up the next. however it does not take away from the fact that this is more of a character building break in the series. it has been a while since reading the first two. about a year since the first, some 10 months from the second, and at least 5 months from the third so a brief recap of certain characters or details would have been nice. overall ...more
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D.J. Molles is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Remaining" series. The Remaining was originally self-published in 2012 and quickly became an Internet bestseller. He is also the author of "Wolves", a 2016 winner in the Horror category for the Foreword INDIES Book Awards, and the "Grower's War" series. This year (2018) he will release the Audible Original, "Johnny," as well as "Harden," ...more

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“You cannot be who you were.” 3 likes
“And it is then, when The Cause, with its greedy mouth, tries to take more from you, tries to take that part of you that you cannot give away, it is only then that you realize all of your sacrifices have been for nothing. You have given yourself to a fraud. And what is left to replace what has been taken is not a hero’s pride, but a bitter emptiness that sours even that last little core of yourself that you cling to. This is the destiny of the man who serves, the man who stands for others. This is the lot of the ones who go out to confront the wolf. This is the disillusionment of all those who protect the flock. This is their secret: that they have allowed their instincts to be used, not for the protection of others, but for the gain of a few. And their “honor” is a monument to the ashes of all those little pieces of themselves that they never got back.” 3 likes
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