I am normally a high tech warfare reader( tom clancy, joe buff. etc) I drive truck, and listen to audio books everyday. Honestly, because of all the corny zombie movies out there, I, at first, held out little hope that these books would be worth the money. But, wow!!! I have bought and listened to every one of the zombie series. And because of the zombie series, i have bought all of the Indian Hill series. I have never read or listened to a more entertaining author. In fact, I have done something I have never done before. I have listened to both series twice.
Now this is a great zombie book. I have read my share of zombie books and this one is by far one of the best. I love the humor and the action. The characters are all so well rounded. If your into zombie books this is a must read.
Avid Zombie Fiction listener!!! Bring on the living dead.
I have not read the books, only listed to Ray narrate the stories on Audiobles and he makes those books come to life. The book itself is well written and allows your imagination to run free but listening to it brings it on a whole different level.... I have listened to a lot of books and there are very few narraters that are able to enhance the book, and Ray Porter is one of them...
The humor in this book was fantastic. It was not your typical zombie series and I loved it and the characters. I can't wait for zf7!!!
Who does not love Michael Talbot..........
Yes, I listened to this book from morning to night and then bought the next one to the series right away!!!! Loved it. All of it.
Mark Tufo is an amazing author! He makes us love and hate his characters!! Not just in the zf series but in all of his books, he makes his characters come to life. Add his sarcastic humor and it creates books you can't get enough of. I recommend Mark Tufo books to everyone, and will continue doing so... Now bring on ZF7 I can't wait!!!
#3 or 4
Mike, the protagonist. Perfect balance of can do as he must, resigned to some tasks (as many american husbands/fathers) and a wry wit.
Nailed the sarcastic, fatalistic tone. Average Joe takes on apocalypse...with a decent dose of "it figures."
no clue...something with "it figures!"
Great story to listen to. Well written and read even better. Never falls flat and you (I, at least) feel like you're looking through Mike's eyes.
Not sure if the series gets better but I wont find out. Wooden one dimensional characters, Cliched zombie plot lines. Nothing original here. deleted the book half way through. No I would not buy another one from this author
Sean Runnette is, far and away, one of the best I've heard! He really brings Mike Talbot to life- the good, the bad, and the outrageously funny! I really loved his Jed and his Tracy, too. I don't think anyone else could have made me care as much as I've come to. I haven't even finished the book but I already know I'll be investing in them all! I can't stop listening!!
Mike Talbot. Although Tracy comes in a very close second. Pure and simply because of the amount of funny the characters bring to horrific events.
He sets the tone perfectly. I might inflect the right amount of sarcasm and self-deprecation to Mike's internal dialogue while reading, but I also might not. With Sean, there's no need to worry. He embodies Mike Talbot so completely, and the rest of the characters almost as well, that I've yet to feel an inkling that my imagination might do a better job. He brings the book to life- vibrantly.
Spoiler Alert: When young Justin is riding out a terrible fever, on death's (or undeath's) door so to speak, the desperation and devastation that the family, Mike in particular, feel is very palpable. My own heart grew heavy and my eyes filled right along with their's as Mike was forced to contemplate the idea that his son may not be his son for very much longer and what that would mean he had to do in order to protect the rest of his family.
Mark Tufo has a wonderfully warped way of writing that keeps me not only interested but THRILLED with each new chapter and every new book. And Sean Runnette brings Michael Talbot and his friends to life.
In my opinion, there is no series that can be truly be compared to the Zombie Fallout series.
Sean has a great voice. Every time I think of Michael Talbot, I hear Sean voice. In my opinion Sean Runnette IS Mike Talbot.
I loved ZOMBIE FALLOUT. I introduced my sister and oldest son to Mark Tufos books because I enjoyed it so much. We all get every new Tufo book the day it hits the audible library. The only problem I can see is that Mark doesn't write as fast as I can listen/read.
Absolutely. Without doubt, my fave series ever in the genre. If you're a fan of zombie books and also love a sarcastic lead character, you'll love it. Shocked at the poor reviews- but to each his own. I personally LOVED the series...
Not a book, but movies... Perfectly captures the feel of zombieland.. and the kind of sarcastic/snarky wit that many a modern zombie fan loves.
Id have to say the lead character... Talbot.
DEFINITELY made me laugh at times.... and also kept me on the edge of my seat at times.
Seriously my fave zombie series.... Up there with "Patient Zero" and "Dead of night" by mayberry and "Cell" by King- my former faves.
I loved that it wasnt all gore....it made me laugh out loud from the main characters comments.
The final scene of the book. Wont say more to spoil for the next reader.
By far, the best was when Mike goes to save his eldest son from Walmart. A conversation he has with his wife when he asks his youngest son to help. I couldnt help but laugh.
yes! I listen while I work but I found myself trying to squeeze in listening time at home.
I enjoy Walking Dead tv show and thats what I expected. This book surprised me and I am about to get the next few books! Highly recommend.