I'm an avid reader/listener, a disabled Navy veteran, an MBA student at University of Phoenix, and a wife & mother of 4 children.
I haven't enjoyed a zombie book so much since reading "Dust" by Joan Francis Turner. Fantastic story, very well written. The problem I have with many audio books is that I have a hard time adjusting to the narrators voice. Some are better than others but it always just sounds like somebody is reading a script. The narrator for Zombie Fallout, Sean Runnette, does not sound like he is reading a script...he is actually telling me a story, like he is talking to me and not just reading. Best narrative I have ever heard! And funny...omg... so much humor!
Just because you're writing about the end of life on earth doesn't mean you can't have some fun with it! Mark Tufo mixes the standard apocalypse survival action/adventure story with a bit of the supernatural. Then he adds just the right touch of wit, sarcasm, and morbid humor. All of this expertly delivered by Sean Runnette. With his telling you feel the suspense and heartache, while every punchline is delivered with perfect timing. Overall a great listen and the rest of the series is shaping up in perfect harmony with the first book.
Yes, the narrator was amazing. He was spot on with the characters and voices.
I can't really say. They were all unique.
The accents, voices, cadence... it was all a wonderful experience.
No, I can't say it was a moving book, but there were points that really made me smile. I enjoyed it.
I have already purchased the next edition. I hope it is just as good.
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Sean Runnette read this with aplomb. Mark makes this a very worth while series to get lost in. There is wit, sarcasm, human altruism, imagination and excellent character development in spades in this series.
I would not compare it to any.
Micheal Talbot with a close second of Tommy.
yes, many. listen to this.
I have no complaints with this series. It is not slapstick, it is not a typical zombie apocalypse. Mark really took a lot of chances with his story and character development. It works in every way.
The character was hilarious. His thoughts weren't about the zombie attack but, instead on how is he going to replace the flat-screen TV the zombie just destroyed in his home. I found this perspective fresh and funny. Good job.
Yes, he was believable.
Maybe someday but I have to listen to the sequels first!
The story was a fairly traditional zombie apocalypse story but with personality. Mike Talbot, the main character is just incredible with tough, comedic and relatable persona, his side notes, anecdotes and comments really let me connect with the story.
No, But the reading was great. His voice is different than many traditionally smooth talking readers. Sean had a hint of gruffness which suited the first person voice of main character Michael Talbot perfectly. Superb performance.
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Best zombie apocalypse story I have read/heard. Give this one a listen!
Of zombie books, it's not bad as it takes you into the thoughts and justifications of an ordinary person (OK, a survivalist with hangups) facing the end of the world.
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More of the "ordinary man" experience - I think Ray Romano when I hear him.
Extreme? No - but it held me to 2 a.m. on a work night.
I was hesitant to listen to this because, although I love the category, I thought I had listened to too much of the zombie genre of literature. But, because of the great reviews, I gave it a try...and I'm glad I did. There are two reasons, both entirely unexpected.
The first (the book's place among zombie literature): the piece is written from a Joss Whedon-esque first-person perspective of someone who is familiar with the zombie genre and gives an entirely entertaining account of the zombie apocalypse. Despite the tired tropes of the genre, this had me laughing out loud while commiserating with the real-life issues that the situation would cause. It's both completely realistic, gut-wrenching, and hilarious.
The second (which has to do with how zombie literature can comment on society): I'm a hard-core gay liberal, but most of my family is boiled-down southwestern conservative Republican, and that conservative perspective is shared by the narrator. There is even a part three-quarters of the way through the book where the narrator compares a nauseating zombie scene to the sight of two guys kissing. But, the writing captures something so much more complex and appreciated. Your neighbor is your neighbor, no matter who they are. The main character is a father of a traditional family--but everyone around him are also potential family, no matter who they are. I kind of feel like this captures the true spirit of most loving conservatives I know. It's touching to see a book like this reveal the a true nature of an average american in that way.
Listen for 15 minutes, and you'll be hooked. The best part is: you'll appreciate it 10 hours later.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
good start, but then it was weirder and weirder... and i have no idea whats my opinion of this book.... i bought it few month ago and didn't get the 2nd one yet.... i'll wait a bit after i read all what i have and then i'll get the 2nd one....
hope i'm being wrong and that it turns out to be a good series.
I would recommend it if you like zombie fiction. It was interesting perspective from a different character than you get in alot of horror books.
I laughed at times.