#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.
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.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
Potatoes.(A line from the book, not a description of the book.)
This is a sitcom, plain and simple. Almost every line is an attempt at humor. There are some really funny lines and lots of misses. I will have to say the book is never boring. I will have to also say the book is never great. Tufo shows he has some imagination and that he can write. In this book though he could not figure out if he wanted to be funny or serious and ended up being neither as a whole. Fart jokes abound in this and sometimes he will drag the same fart joke out for several minutes.
The whole book is done in first person and the main character says everything in a smirkingly way. I did not like the character at first, put he grew on me. In parts the book is very gross and the humor does not relieve you from it, it just makes it grosser.
This has a audience, it has gotten some really good reviews, the Zombie Queen even gave it four stars. It is not for me and I will not be following this series. If Tufo has written a serious scary book, I will read that, I am just not into one liners.
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