My home genre is sci fi, but I do enjoy a good zombie flick. I figured I would see if that translated to books. Overall, I though this was funny, semi-engaging, and well performed. However the crazy religious undertones took away a lot of my enjoyment. Like a lot of sci fi fans, I'm a devote agnostic. All the divine intervention in here and the fact that Tommy character actually receives instructions straight from some divine source really just irritated and distracted me. I feel like it detracted from the story and made it just extra hard to believe. I may give another one of the series a listen because I'm buried in credits at the moment, but if this religious nonsense keeps invading my zombie listening experience, I won't be a happy camper...
Funny, original, zombies!!
I liked that the main character was a fan of the zombie genre before the zombies showed up. He was, in my opinion, realistic in how a military man would prepare and handle a situation like the one that happens in the story.
The book made me laugh...A LOT!!
I found Mark Tufo by accident while I was looking for a good zombie book. I was hooked before the 1st chapter was even finished, & finished the book in no time at all...now I've already downloaded Zombie Fallout & I'm tearing through that one too. Great series so far, I hope a movie is in the work.
First book, Ray Bradbury collection of short stories. First series, Dune. Favorite series, Thomas Covenent
Beginning to end, I love this series. I cannot wait for the next book
This is humorous but full of real emotion.
Great voice of "Talbot"
It is, but I savor it to and from work. I resist the urge to lock myself under my headphones until it is complete.
Best Zombie series I know. Not the same old "virus gets loose because of an experiment gone bad and everyone dies by being stupid" books.
I enjoy the zombie genre. "World War Z" and "Day By Day Armageddon" were most enjoyable. Tooth and Nail just never clicked with me.
I bought this book to sustain me until the third installment of Day by Day comes out in a month or so. Happily, this is a series so there are more installments ahead for me.
I liked best, once you get past the notion of animated dead, the realistic characters and settings. Throughout the book, I pictured people I know from our home owners association as the characters in the book.
Likewise, when they plan the defense of their neighborhood, one can imagine the same challenge one would face in their circumstance.
Overall, a realistic situation. Guns run out of ammo, cars run out of gas, etc.
Maybe. The technical detail is a bit too sparce and inconsistent. And the mindset of the main character is way off. It's like what some young urban writer would imagine a former marine's mindset to be, though it's way off what reality would be. Too many obvious and illogical mistakes for the expediency of an easily written story. And the author is obviously out of touch with the reality of gun ownership in the U.S.
The voice work was clear and appropriate to the text.
This ranked pretty high for me. Day by day is still the top zombie book series so far but this one is right up there.
I was a little worried about the "slapstick" description that some people have mentioned but I actually think it fits in just fine and does not detract at all from the story. It is just part of the character's profile. The story works well for me and is believable for a zombie book. One thing that always bothers me about these types of books is when the author tries to write about guns but really has no idea how they work or mention clip when they are refering to a magazine. This author does a pretty good job with that aspect which makes it much better especially considering the lead character was a survivalist of sorts and ex-marine.
The main character, Mike. Quite amusing and just seems to take everything as it comes without sniveling about it.
I highly recommend this. There is a lot of comic relief but it does not detract from the book IMO. If you like zombie books, then this one is a good one to add to the collection.
AS i listen to this storyline and how this guy Mike Talbot , His life is a cross between AL Bundy luck from ( Married with Children) and Peter Griffin sense of humor from (Family Guy). there is alot of action and if it could go wrong for Mike in the story, It is predicatble it will!!!
But there is somekind of intervention keeping this guy and his family alive as all falls around them, but with a sick humor, they managle to pull it out and live for one more day! It is funny writtng and dialogue as you listen to this book and more of the series. Alot of the Guy code references are involed with this book, so you women may not catch the man humor of it. But you will enjoy it regardless as the witty writing will explaing the tough punchlines and historical referense.
funny sarcastic awesome
Mike's inner commentary throughout the book is hilarious!
very very good. did all the characters really well.
Dramatic, humorous, zombies
The introduction of Tommy and all that he can do
Made me laugh
I'm already listening to part 2 "a plague upon your family, and it is great too.
I thought Tufo did a masterful job in this book of balancing humor and horror. His main character Michael Talbot has many great witticisms that are hilarious and engaging. The story also moves you along and makes you want to keep reading. I didn't want to stop when I had to. That's always a good sign in a book. All of the characters are well thought out and are integral in their own way to the story. There are also a few fun twists to the zombie mythos. Great book to start a series with!