Narrator is the worst -- dry, deadpan delivery on EVERYTHING and i do mean everything. Same tone/quality of voice regardless of character is not pleasant, think Ben Stein reading the thing and you get the idea.
Story has some positive elements, but very little "news" on the decline of society, it literally says "it all fell apart" and picks up the story there.
That voice thingy Stephen Hawkins uses, more emotion and better tone from that thing.
Few -- what there are get lost in the mass of annoyance that is listening to it
Reviews are good -- shows how desperate we ZOMBIE fans are of a passable book -- but do not be fooled. This one makes the whole Morningstar series seem like the work of Shakespeare. This book is, for lack of a better phrase, zombie dung.
I prefer audio. its easier to multitask. i had to buy the 5th on Kindle. i liked it. i plan on buying it and listening to it if it comes out on audio.
Mike of course! I really liked the dog Bear. i was very sad about the poor pup. Mike because, i know more about him then anyone else i guess.
i loved the narrator! his voice sounds age appropriate. His BT voice sounds right on too! i like his different accents. his female voices sound alright as well.
i mostly laughed. i think i cried when Bear died! that really got me! i thought i might be scared but it wasn't that bad. it is a good thing though. i dont know if i would have read/listened to the others. i prefer slightly scary and mostly funny with some sad mixed in.
I wish all of Mark Tufo's books were on audio.
The main guy because he loves zombie but at the beginning he tell about the zombie movies and he says 28 days later is a zombie movie it's not. it's a disease that activates the rage and they do die after 28 days
It was not really a zombie novel which really irritated me, it was more of a ghost story with supernatural powers at work. It was more like King's The Stand, than a good zombie book, I would not recommend this for zombie enthusiasts, but more for people looking for a general humor/horror combo.
The narration of the audiobook was great! Easy to listen to and follow.
The best part of this story is that most guys can relate to the main character and the things that are going through his head during crucial moments. Because of that it is laugh out loud funny at times!
The narrator has an every guy kind of voice that really adds credibility to the story because he sounds like at least one person most of us know.
I did cry laughing.
This is the fist, and by far the best book in the series. Not that the rest of the series is bad, just not as awesome as this first book. The lead character is a hoot, and is riddled with ADD, but I enjoyed his inner musings, and ponders. He is sarcastic hip, and fun, if a little crude at times. The story is easy to fallow, fast paced, and very entertaining. If you are looking for a literary treasure, or award winning pro's, look else where, but if you are looking for an entertaining well narrated book to pass the time, this will do nicely.
I am a big Zombie fan, and this book fits in with most good zombie books.
The main character is like a combination of Alan Alda (from MASH), Bruce Willis (from Die Hard), and Snake Pliskin (escape From New York).
Then The story is like Deep Rising, any Steven King book, add Zombies, mixed with Family Guy.
The only part I don't really like, is the Steven King part. I love SK's books, but with Zombies.... not so much. This part comes in the "magic" of psychic Retards, and possible alternate universes. This becomes a lot more so, near the end (as in Steven King books), and much more so in the Second Book in this series.
Personally, I prefer more grounded parameters. As soon as you introduce magic, or Psychics, any situation can be overcome.
The Family guy element gets a little distracting, as it pulls you out of the moment, but it also adds to the style of the book, as well as all the outright laughs. This is the Random non-sequiters that abound in this book.
This is a great book, and the reader does a fantastic job.
This made my driving from West Coast to East Coast a bit more of a pleasurable.
I would rank zombie fallout in my top 10 book list.
BT, because he is so freaking funny
Not really. I wish he changed his voice more and put a bit more into the story. It was good, but when he does not change his voice, it makes it hard.
This book makes me laugh every time, and I have read it multiple times!
This started out promising, with some funny, self-deprecating commentary on the "prepper" mentality, but quickly went downhill from there. Two things that could have immensely helped the author:
1. An editor
2. A thesaurus
There were many times when the writing's syntax and grammar were questionable at best, and I lost count of how many times he used the phrase "find purchase," among others. The book is written in first person, but a few chapters randomly skip to the first person perspectives of a different character. This would be fine if it happened throughout the book, but it happens once or twice, simply for the sake of telling a different part of the story and it makes the whole thing feel disjointed. If the author wanted to tell those stories, he should either have found a way to do it using the main character's point of view, or not have chosen to write in the first person at all.
Even as a fan of zombie fiction, I cannot recommend this. The writing is amateur, lazy and uninspiring. Avoid it.
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.