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Because I have listened to a handful of the Zombie Fallout series I obviously had expectations for Timothy. Boy was I wrong! Comparing Timothy to Zombie Fallout would be the equivalent of comparing apple to oranges, or my favorite comparison I could think of The Walking Dead TV show to the Brady Bunch. You think that’s a pretty extreme differentiation, yes I pulled out the thesaurus, well I don’t. I would consider the Zombie Fallout series about as family friendly as zombie books could be. Then there is Timothy taking two things we are already afraid of, clowns and zombies, add in a completely perversely deranged womanizing giant man as Timothy and you are left with an audiobook that is not for the faint of heart. My jaw dropped, I laughed out loud, I cringed, I wanted more and then it was over. I am now more scared of becoming a zombie than I ever was because just maybe I will know what is happening when I am devouring my father.
I find it funny how at ease Sean Runnette’s voice made me when I started this audiobook. It was like seeing an old friend after years of being separated. I think what I like most about Runnette is the fact that he doesn’t have the stereotypical super deep, super polished voice over guy voice. To me his voice make me think of the everyman, imperfect, and so perfect for a narration of another Tufo audiobook. I was surprise by how with ease Runnette seemed to be with this very violent, perverted and somewhat disturbing story. I am starting to see why Runnette has narrated most if not all of Tufo’s audiobook, the two are like peanut butter and jelly, perfect for each other.
First and foremost, this is a review of the fifth book in a series. Please do yourself a favor and listen to those first as this review may contain spoilers to them.
I have already written a lot about what makes Adrian’s Undead Diary Book such a great series, and I am happy so say that Wrath (Book 5) does not disappoint.
I think this is the book that I was told will bring me to tears, well, it didn’t. Maybe I am such a jaded person and listening to countless zombie audiobook has totally desensitized me. However I think I know where the point that this would have happened and, because you have listened this far you are invested in all of the characters, it was brutal.
I really got scared when the book started to add a strange spiritual, almost religious, line to the story. Often time this can ruin thing. It did not. Good versus evil, the devil and his minions (the zombies) against God and his singular warrior (Adrian). I must have missed all of the clues in the previous books.
Sadly I cannot say much about this installment as it is too easy to give stuff away, and if you have read the other books you have probably already read or are going to read this one. Yes, this series is the fun and good.
Philbrook has figured out the secret to successful stories. Make the characters seem so real, so unforgettable, so likeable or lovable, so hateable, that people have no choice in the matter of buying all your books.
Pair that with a narrator that gives his heart and soul to his performance, like James Foster does and you have an instant hit within this genre.
If for some reason you have listened to the other books in this series and have been humming and hawing about continuing on with the story, not sure why one would even hesitate, do you self a favor and grab this one, devour it and pace back and forth until the next book is released on audio.
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Tim 2 was one of the most gruesome, disturbing and genuinely horrifying audiobooks I have ever listened to and I loved every second of it. Tim 2 picks up moments after the end of Timothy and has much of the same feel only more of everything. Only his body died at the end of the first audiobook and now Timothy finds himself with way more control over Hugh this time around. This next installment is really a combination of two separate but joined stories. First is Timothy terrorizing survivors of the zombie apocalypse which was completely heinous in itself. Then there is the story of the internal strife between Timothy and Hugh and Clarence, for a bit anyways, all Hugh seems to care about is eating and eating more trying to quench is hunger. While Timothy is much more interested in scaring the crap out of Hugh's future meals, sewing a face over his, painted as a clown, with filed teeth and he just won't die, think about it.. The struggle between them is quite humorous and entertaining. Tufo ended the story in a smart way that seemed like this tale is over, but you just never know, going to hard to say goodbye. Oh, and the was no Micheal Talbot appearance and it was not needed. If you enjoyed the first audiobook of this duo, listening to Tim 2 is a no brainer, you will not be disappointed.