Expert of the UnDead
SUPER FUN BOOKS!
It's impossible to narrow it down to just one. This whole series is one long uninterrupted continuous story which makes every part of it flow seamlessly.
Sean Runnette’s performance was without a doubt superb! At first I wasn't sure about him. That quickly faded after about 3-4 chapters and now, after listening to 7 book he's narrated, I couldn't image anyone else even coming close to capturing the essence of Tufo's creations!
I couldn't stop listening! Even in the shower, I'd prop my phone on the edge just hoping it wouldn't fall in!
I have to admit, I'm a zombie story junkie. When I first signed up to Audible I didn't really listen. To be honest, I forgot I had a subscription and six months later I logged on to find I had six or so credits. Well, I found Zombie fallout and thought, "this looks interesting and has a bunch of books, why not..." so I downloaded like 4 Zombie Fallout books. Needless to say I didn't even listen to them! What an idiot I was! A year or so went by and I started listening to a lot of other great series, still not listening to any of the Tufo books. With the ever growing number of books in my Audible library, I actually forgot that I had even downloaded the Zombie Fallout series. When I did notice them again, I thought to myself "why did I download these? There are now like 7 books in series and it's probably just a bunch of trash that this Tufo guy threw out to make a quick buck. Kinda like the more words on paper the higher the paycheck." I tried to see if I could return them to Audible for the credits but it was a no go because it had been too long since I purchased them. So, I let them sit in my library untouched. THEN, I ran out of books that I hadn't listened to and had no new credits coming for a couple of weeks. At this point, I decided what the heck, I paid for these I'll give it a chance. Maybe I could force myself to listen until my new credits came in. From the first few minutes and continuing on through ever single book in the series, all I can say is WOW! Just WOW!!! I can't believe that went all that time not listening to the Tufo books and I had even tried to return them! What I huge mistake that had been! When I say these books are great, it's an immense understatement! Tufo's writing style is fresh, fun, and super easy to follow. His characters are awesome and highly entertaining! The books are very FUN to listen too! While they are not ground breaking, Pulitzer Prize wining books, (which they're obviously not supposed to be) they very easily could and should win awards for being some of the best new writing out to date! Once I finally started with the Zombie Fallout series, Tufo very quickly, has became one of my favorite authors. I've now listened to all of Zombie Fallout books, and am looking forward to devouring all of Mark Tufos other writings as well!
Buy these books!
Interesting take on zombies...
I really enjoyed the acknowledgement of zombies being in our culture before the invasion.
Probably not. . He doesn't do a bad job, but the east coast accent kills me.
I listened to half the book in one day while painting my deck. . . I was able to put it down easily. There are too many asides in this novel. It is a bit like listening to an episode of "Family Guy". One thing will happen then you'll have two minutes of irrelevant exposition.
I will give this series one more novel before I quit. The zombies are interesting. The writing style isn't great for me...
I love zombies movies and never read or listened to a zombie book until Mark Tufo Zombie Fallout. I love the book and I am hooked. I have already purchased all his books to read and/or listen to.... Love the action and his witty character.
I just didn't enjoy this book. characters are simple and the story just didn't hold my attention well.
It's one of my favorites, I finished it faster than most because I couldn't stay away.
There were a few that will stick with me. Getting the kids off the Walmart roof. Building a zombie trap on the stairs. Finding what was in that guy's basement.
No, but I love his style. He fits the personality of the main character flawlessly.
Yes, I couldn't stop thinking about it.
I was barely halfway through this book before I decided to purchase the 2nd and 3rd in the series. This is a smart and unique take on the zombie trope that is so overdone and predictable right now.
Maybe if it was free.
I could not get past the first hour. In my opinion if a book can't grab you in the first hour of listening then it was a bad buy choice.
Definitely, I have listened to this book a few times, it's that good.
It is the perfect mix of humor and a great, original plot.
Sean seems to read all of marks books and is the perfect voice. I hear his voice and I think "Mike?"
Towards the beginning when everything is playing out, there is a great part where a zombie is licking the peep hole of the main characters front door. If you have read the book you are probably laughing right now. If not, you will.
Don't stop with the first book. The series continues to play out and more original story line plays out. It's addictive. Also don't miss the 4 1/2 book in the series. It helps tie things together.
This is a great series - particularly the first novels. It took me a bit to get used to the narrator's voice for the main character, but as the story progressed, I got used to the voice and began to appreciate it. The main character is actually very humorous, and is a good example of how to inject humor into a zombi/sci-fi novel without making the story corny/silly.
Sean Runnette's reading was excellent, with the proper inflections/emphasis placed at the appropriate moments. I enjoyed his ability to make the characters come to life by altering his register, intonations and accents for each.
was good was funny in places good is what i give it.... glad i got it listened to it but it was slow in places but had enough to keep me coming back for more........
indy music guy
As a stand alone book, it rates VERY highly! As the opening to an amazing series, not much to improve on. Writing is fantastic, the characters are some of my favorite and the narrator IS Michael Talbot!
Tufo does an incredible job throughout the entire series, as well as the other Talbot Adventures, of painting a vivid picture of the emotional state of the characters...so much so, that I find myself thinking in advance about how BT or Tracey...etc, will act/react to given situations. He was brilliant in capturing Michael Talbot's gravitational personality...in most cases, we all know someone like him...and we...love him? Hate him? Both? The range of emotion in the characters and the dialog remaining so true to them is rarely done THIS well. Despite, or perhaps because of, the overwhelming use of the sarcastic and, often, inappropriate sense of humor, the dialog feels right in every way. I found it very realistic that the fictional Michael Talbot could inspire the loyalty that he does...I know real people like him...they also inspire loyalty and a provide natural leadership...and they, like Mike, also bring out the best/worst in others! I could probably say something similar about my sarcastic-to-a-fault Bostonian friends!
He IS Michael Talbot...the comedic timing, tone inflection, range of vocal emotion...name it. He is, for me, maybe the only narrator that would inspire me to purchase a book just because he is the narrator. How he is able to put himself into the lives of diverse characters, like, Mrs. D, BT, Tracy, Tommy, and so many more...amazing! Don't get me started on the Progs and Genos, especially "D" from Indian Hill series!
After recommending this series to 5 people, all 5 feel as passionately positive about it! If you like Zombie books, but LOVE a great character-driven story, this book and series are a must!