Yes! The story has a serious tone but Mike Talbot's dry sense of humor takes away some of the End-Of-The-World dreariness and had me laughing myself to tears!
I got this book on a recommendation and was really excited about it. It's enjoyable and can be interesting at times. I just had a really hard time staying focused while listening to it. The story as a whole is interesting, but I found myself having to re-listen to entire chapters. The author's style of writing just didn't really keep my attention during a lot of scenes. I really am interested in how the rest of the series goes though, so I might give this one another listen through and then move on to book 2.
I have always avoided Zombie stories, but had a sudden turnaround after listening to this Fantastic, action packed, Hysterical series. LOVE Mark Tufo's Zombie Fallout Series! The personalities of all the characters are a riot! I listen to Audible books while I'm at work.. I work in a very quiet office with a lot of quiet worker bee people. 15 minutes into the book and I was laughing so hard I was crying. I snuck outside so I could keep listening! The banter while all the insanity is happening is what finally eliminated my fear of Zombies. Don't get me wrong, the flesh eating Zombies are Scary, but between the story and the Narrator Sean Runnette I'm hooked! I have read all 7, one right after another. No other books have compared to this series. I felt a loss when I finished the 7th one, I can't wait for the 8th!
Thanks Mark Tufu you are incredible!
Love this series and how down to earth it is, it makes me laugh out loud at times. If you are searching for a good zombie series to suck you into an apocalyptic world, this is the one. Give it a chance, you won't be sorry...
It's semi-realistic in terms of the survival aspects but not so realistic that it gets tiresome. The story-line is going to take an odd turn, I could already tell about half-way through. Reminds me of "The Stand" in that sense. The pace was fast, a lot of action right away and an interesting choice of main character.
Henry the bulldog. I don't know why, the author just has a funny and accurate way of describing his actions.
Not really. Many of the characters sound the same and the accent isn't consistent. I couldn't do better but I don't think he's the best fit.
Not really. The relationship between husband and wife is hilarious and stays lighthearted which is a little ridiculous but adds a good element to the story.
If you can get past the "Mid-western" stereotypes the narrator is actually likable. It's the view point of someone from the Baby Boomer generation who grew up in the midwest. As much as I hate to admit it, it's fairly accurate.
I am already listening to the book again!! I love Zombie books and the humor that slips in makes this book a must!
It has to be Mike! It's his account of what happens when Zombies come true! It's fun to hear the wild thoughts that pop into his mind!!
Sean does each voice so unique that you know who it is as soon as he speaks. He gives individual humor to each character!
Sure it was sad in some parts but it mainly made me laugh out loud at what his thought process is!!
This is a great series! Looking forward to more!!
Avid reader, lover of the arts and an altogether fun gal!!!
Thrilling, thrilling, thrilling
The last three chapters are fantastic!
He is really good with the tongue in cheek delivery of the male lead!
If this wasnt an audiobook I would say it was a real page turner! Im a zombie movie enthusiast and I was skeptical when I bought this...but I was NOT disappointed in the least!!
Pretty close to the top. Somewhere below the Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell, which I really enjoyed, but above most of the others in my library.
About halfway through the book, Mike Talbot spends a night watching his son fight off an infection. Dawn comes, and Mike, certain that his son is about to become a zombie, lifts his handgun to end the process before it finishes.
Honestly, at first, I hated his narration. I almost stopped listening because of it. Several hours in, however, it dawned on me that he was doing such a good job of narrating that it was Mike's personality quirks coming through Sean's voice that caused my initial reaction to his narration. It really was good, but it took me a little while to realize how good.
Mark Tufo did a good job writing the story, but really missed the mark on his descriptions of military weapons. As a OIF veteran, my bullshit sensor was tweaked when he described the SAW, a weapon I carried rather a lot, as a 50 pound weapon. It weighs a hair above 15 unloaded. I was able to effectively handle it like an M-16 for the purposes of firing from the shoulder, although it was obviously much less accurate than a rifle.
The characters are someone the reader could relate too.
Tommy or Mike had to be my two favorite. Tommy because he was so innocent but there is more to him than meets the eye. Mike because he was a normal person not some over the top main character.
The way he reads the different parts really has you believe that there are different people playing the parts.
Yes, if I had the time I was very curious about what would happen next.
I love a good supernatural story with good content, especially from authors that don't feel the need to add smut.
I enjoyed the style of the story. The main character reminded me of Harry McGlade from the Jack Daniels series. He was funny, goofy and immature but he managed to keep his head and get the job done.
A sad one for me because I'm a dog lover. Eat the humans but please leave the dogs alone, ok? I'll just leave it at that.
No particular favorite.
No but it was an entertaining listen while commuting to work.