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.
Descriptive, intense, and funny as sh*t!
It's not exactly like any of the zombie novels I've read, it was just....a bit different. (-=
No, but I got the second book right away.....sooooo, Happy!
Yes, but, I don't have 10hrs to spare in a day.
You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.
For $5.00 I figure I had nothing to lose, but honestly this book was a waste.
The story was pointless and implausibly absurd. For example, the hero's wife and daughter are living in a fortress neighborhood because of the zombies (oh and they still have electricity of course) and these two women don't even know how to make sure their guns are loaded, but while all the men are off fighting zombies they decide to go off alone and raid the local gas station for cigarettes... yeah right. Before the huge zombie attack a single female zombie points at the ex-Marine hero and he's suddenly compelled to jump over the barricade and give her rotting face a lip-to-lip kiss... yeah right. And then there is the kidnapper/rapist who has a zombie chained in his basement and prefers her putrid flesh to human hostages because real girls "always lose the will to live"... yeah right.
This doesn't appear to be a campy parody, but a low-brow pot boiler trying to capitalize on the zombie craze. The whole story is so stupid it's amazing and even more amazing to me is that there are lots of folks who rate it very highly.
The narration isn't terrible, but as another reviewer said, he doesn't sound like an ex-marine.
Absolutely. The story gives you soo much detail you can close your eyes and see it happening. The rough humor and honest feelings of the characters in the story is a wonderful even.
If you are not a "visual reader" ( a person who pictures the story) don't listen to this book. You need imagination to really enjoy this.
His attempts at female characters voices and feelings. He did a great job
Mike Talbot zombie hunter
Audible junkie by night, IT director by day. That doesn't mean I'm a nerd, quite the contrary.
I've listened to this entire series so far, and I must say Mark Tufo does a fantastic job with his characters and with the storyline. I wasn't disappointed in a single book in the series. I was on the edge of my seat (or my bed, as I listen at night) with every listen. As the series goes on Mark gives a bit of back story with some of the characters which was also very interesting. This is a fun and unique twist on the impending zombie apocalypse we have yet to see. Everybody gear up and get your survivalist instincts plugged in. This is a fun ride!
A Must Read.
I can't compare it to any other Zombie Book as this was my first Zombie Story, I purchased the first series as audible had a special and thought I would give it a try. I absolutely fell in love with the book and the Talbot family and read the next 5 books of the series in quick succession. After reading number 6 and reaching the end of the series, I felt like I had lost a member of the family as there is no series 7 on the horizon. I actually emailed the author to beg for another Zombie Fallout book but was told that he had no plans for one anytime soon. Totally devastated, how can he let us fall in love with this family only to take them away. I have not enjoyed a book so much in years.
Sean was brilliant, I am really fussy with narrators, and tend to prefer the UK readers as I sometimes find the US ones can be too TV Soap and sometimes just plain mind numbingly bad, when you find a good one though they are fantastic. When I first started listening to Sean I was a bit wary as I don't warm very quickly to the narrators, but it did not take long at all to view Sean as Mike Talbot and I think he really bought Mark's story to life. If this was made into a movie or TV series I would want the part of Mike to go to Sean as he is Mike Talbot to me, he knows every part of his character and does him to perfection. He also brings his talent to the other characters in the book and you get a real sense of them individually, you know each one and they remain separate, they don't blend it to each other as they sometimes do in other books I have read.
Most definitely! I would listen every spare moment I got and would turn up at work listening to it, and my colleagues would be saying hello and I would not want to take my ear plugs out as I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
I love watching The Walking Dead on TV and it is hugely popular in our home, it is a great show that Australian's have fallen in love with, but I think Zombie Fallout has a better storyline. Mark brings more to the story then just mind numbing flesh eating Zombies, he brings, well I guess you are going to have to buy the book to see what else he brings to a Zombie story which makes it head and shoulders superior to the rest. I have started to get more into Zombie books after this series, but Mark has a knack of bringing humour, sarcasm, love, family, camaraderie, fear, hopelessness, hope and many more things to his book that I don't think others do.
I like a book that mixes horror and comedy - it's an awkward blend of suspense and release.
I realize that there are millions of people who love Ed Wood films. I wish I could, but I can't. To me, they're just hack jobs of a genre I love.
This is an audiobook version of an Ed Wood zombie film, if Hank Hill were the main character AND the author.
Or maybe it's people making fun of Hank Hill but they never let on that they're making fun? It's one of those SNL sketches that you're not sure which part is supposed to be funny, the obvious joke, or the godawful writing, cliches, characters and story.
I'll try to be more specific. The writing. It's not good. His characterization of women and his own kids, (and his bull dyke neighbor) are bad. Not just predictable, but cringeworthy when combined with the writing. Maybe the problem is me? Maybe I know too much about great writing, so certain things jump out that a regular reader won't notice?
See how I did that? I just talked about how awesome I am? There's a LOT of that in this book. A. LOT.
The challenge is unfortunately compounded by the narration. Again, referring to Hank Hill. This narrator is Hank Hill. Void of drama. The shrieks/wails/moans all sound like a mechanic reading a repair manual. I think he's doing a decent job of reading - I mean, he's not stumbling over words, he speaks clearly, but when he says, "and then I yelled 'hey don't do that!'" he kind of just goes into a falsetto high voice to emulate a yell. Too distracting.
Don't get me wrong - I'm going to finish this book.
Oh yes. I shall finish it.
500+ five-star reviews can't be WRONG, right? They just can't be. There's got to be something more to this book that I'm not getting.
[DISCLAIMER: every occurrence of the word "book" should be replaced with the words, "FIRST THREE CHAPTERS" because that's how far I made it before giving up and writing this review.]
[OH but I WILL force myself to finish this thing. I want to believe.]
This book made me smirk. The main character had a fun, quirky voice which was helped along by the most awesome narration. I enjoyed the new twist on zombies, as well.
However, I think you'd have to be a tee shirt and jeans wearing, domestic beer drinking, football worshiping, man cave owning guy to fully appreciate it. Women, especially beautiful women, were dangerous, mysterious, volatile, helpless, demonic and/or banshees, the source of all evil, or just plain zombies. Flatulence was elevated to levels I'd not seen in literature before.Guys liked to sneak a hug, and then call each other fruity. The attractive lesbian in the tale was a potential convert until she was found to prefer zombies over men.
I found I couldn't help but roll my eyes from time to time, which made it quite difficult to listen and drive at the same time. Nevertheless, it was a fun story, and the main character was likeable. He wasn't all that different from some of my exceedingly hetero guy friends, and he liked dogs. No one who likes dogs can be all bad.