the quality of story was there,there's parts that had me on the edge of my seat ,other parts that gave me laugher and even had me yelling at it. I found i could lose my self in this audio book. I will be looking forward to listening to the rest of the series and if it's anything like this one I'm sure I'll have a hard time putting it down.
I will be definitely buying more books by this author and by the narrator .
This has to be the greatest audiobook i have ever listened to. The story is great, and the narration is perfect. I would reccomend this book to anyone.
It is the blend of humour and the serious undertone that make this book what it is. I am extremely excited to listen to the rest of the series. Trust me if you are contemplating getting this book, stop thinking about it and just do it, you will not be dissapointed.
On a final note, i think that because the book is mostly written in the first perspective, and coupled with the references to real objects and events, it makes it a very real experience.
I read other reviews before getting this book and some had an issue with the humor throughout. This was actually one of my favorite parts. I don't think it's just me, or my family, that often uses humor as a stress release or laughs at inappropriate topics, right? In my family nothing is "off limits" and "If you can laugh at it you can live with it" is our motto. So I actually loved the main character's (Mike) bizarre thoughts and humor throughout. It seemed perfectly in keeping with things I might find running through my head as I was about to be eaten by zombies. . . but as I mentioned, that's my and my family's way.
I really enjoyed this story and I plan to continue with the series.
I like to listen to business, self-development, behavioural and books that challenge my perspective
Really enjoyed the twist to your typical zombie book. Have purchased the remaining series and looking forward to listening further.
This was a blast. Its my first zombie book to listen to. If you like the TV series Walking Dead, you'll like this.
It's funny, somewhat realistic, and after a while you feel like you are a member of the Talbot family.Mark Tufo truly develops his characters, even if at times you feel like he is going off on too many tangents. This is not literary fiction, but it is entertaining and engrossing. If you like zombies, action, and character driven plots this is for you. My only complaint is the constant references to Henry the dogs' flatulence.
If they switch narrators at any point in this series I won't listen. Sean Runnette IS Mike Talbot.
Undecided. I tend to enjoy post apocalyptic/dystopian as well as zombie works. I thought the author instilled much good humor and clever observations throughout, but despite that I found myself working hard to pay attention. The writing in general I found to be above-average for the genre, however the constant relentless asides I found to be tiresome and distracting, and especially in the latter half of the novel had a major impact in impeding the pace and immediate drama of the proceedings. Furthermore, all too often I was confused about simple things like geography and stage direction. And by the end there were so many characters, more than seemed necessary as few got enough attention or development to justify their inclusion. The author seemed to constantly get in the way of himself as far as any attempt to tell an exciting and engaging story. That's quite a feat considering we're talking about a zombie survival novel. And let's not overlook the wife Tracy- at first I found some good humor in the typical husband/wife spats cast against the unlikely zombie apocalypse scenario, but Tracy quickly got tiresome and annoying with her constant nagging and disapproval. I think it was a rather grating depiction of a female character, and hell she was just annoying I kept hoping she would get bitten and put out of her misery.My favorite characters were Tommy and the loyal loving dogs, Henry and Bear.
Love to exercise while listening
I liked that these were not your typical stupid zombies.
I like when zombie books explain how it happened. They describe how in the first chapter.
bored. slow. unexcitable.
If I read this book, I would have skimmed over the silly distractions during action parts. I did roll my eyes a lot. You have a semi yet you don't get all the food from the grocery store? You're going to put someone in handcuffs when thousands of zombies are at your front gate. Not sure if I'll contiue with this series.