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 live to ride my bike.
I did not know that a zombie story could be soo funny. I was downloading the second book and I had 6 hours left in the first. Much of the funny stuff is the ???are you for real???? type, husband and wife banter and blatant sarcasm. Oh Ryan Seacrest will never get as much exposure as he receives in this book; he is a prophet in zombie land.
Mike is one of those survivalist fellows. He taught his boys how to shoot as soon as they could hold a gun. He is prepare for whatever genocide could happen. He is particular prepare for zombies. Why? Because he has watched every zombie movie or book available. He is ready!! Really? But? Why are these zombies acting different? Do you think they are making plans?
The Talbot family is stuck in their little subdivision with perverts, bigots, mystic dogs, and lesbians who are on a real man are dogs rant.
Mike???s family members (that includes best friends, son-in-laws to be, friends of his son???s) are so helpful they are constantly, stumbling, running, and bumping into each other to be helpful. In one scene Mike???s son cannot even put on his sock (he is still recuperating from a zombie mauling) (hey if you figure out how he can survive having an open wound with an airborne virus, let me know) yet, he is getting dressed to man the wall.
Mike is the head of the family (as long as his wife lets him) and he takes his job very seriously even the dog has importance. Did he actually think about giving up one of his children for the dog?
When there is a tough decision the family turns to Tommy. He is the mentally challenged person with prophet Ryan Seacrest providing him life saving advice, ???I would not turn the car off it I were you.???
OK you have got to read/listen to this book.
funny, tense and zombitastic
Day by Day Armageddon series or the Morningstar series. They are focused on the survival after the zombie apocalypse; however the Fallout books take it even farther and amp up the insanity (in a great way).
He is perfection in this book. His sarcasm comes off perfectly and his different voices really gave the story life. He sounds enough like Bruce Campbell to me to make me picture him as the lead throughout the series. This is a really, really great thing.
There were many, but the most moving was the scene with Justin.
I very rarely ever review anything, but I really had to add that this series is amazing. I highly recommend it to everyone and anyone who enjoys zombie fiction.
Narrator was great. Lots of humor and some good zombie fun. Can't wait to hear the second one.
Mark Tufo, no. Sean Runnette, yes.
Tried a little harder.
It was all fairly pointless, so I really don't have a favorite scene.
The humor was of the bad Adam Sandler/David Spade variety, so if you like that then it's got that going for it.
This book isn't horrible. It isn't horror, either, or funny, or well written. It does, however, have zombies in it.
I was hoping for another good zombie series like Mira Grant's Newsfeed series. This is definitely NOT it. The characters were less than deep, the women even more stereotypical than others. The plot was choppy, with enough holes to drive Mr. Tufo's jeep through. The humor was of the Adam Sandler variety, so if you like that then it's got that going for it.
I listened to the audio book version of this because I have a long commute to work & back. The narrator was great, did a good job with what he had to work with. But just before the halfway mark I found myself fast forwarding thru the "comedy" and the absolutely unnecessary background info. However, I was hooked enough to listen to the end, and given some of the books I've tried listening to recently, that's saying something. That's why I rated it 2 stars instead of 1.
Honestly, I've been looking for good zombie books like World War Z and the Newsfeed series. After listening to this, I am still looking.
Yes... but just barely. I love audiobooks, especially zombie audio books. This one seems to be a very short story stretched out to novel length by interjecting an endless flow of remarks and comments that at best do not contribute to the story or depth of "Mike", the main character. On a more personal note, the author uses one of my least favorite techniques - he tells the exact same time frame as viewed by three different people. Due to the audio format I'm not sure if they were individual chapters, though they seemed to be. In a book that is already so slow, it is frustrating to realize you have to endure that same day once again through someone else's eyes. It is made even worse that it is through the eyes of characters that I know little about and care nothing about.
No way! There are many wonderful zombie books and audiobooks.
The only character that is interesting or that I'd like to know is "Tommy". The main character is so poorly constructed and written that I kept hoping he would exit the story somehow so someone else can take the center stage.
I picked up this audiobook in part because it was a series and would offer more than just one book. There's no way I'll pay for another book in this series, so a lesson learned and a credit lost. Heed other reviewer's warnings: The main character's (MIke's) unending useless irrelevant thoughts do not in any way add to the story or improve him as a character. His apologizing for those thoughts every single time he has one is even more annoying.
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.
His style of writing is too distracting to keep me invested.
The narrator did a pretty good job.
Everyone. Swap out every single main and supporting character and keep the scenario. This is such an odd book to review.
The problem with this book for me isn't that scenario the characters find themselves, it's the characters themselves -- more specifically the writing for the characters and I'm not talking about the grammar or narrative.
To put it bluntly, the humor in the book feels like it has been written by a 60 year old man. Every joke and quip feels like it's supposed to come off funnier than it actually is supposed to be for the reader. The playful banter between husband and wife feels like it has been written by that same 60 year old man and it's supposed to come off more endearing than it actually is. The wit of the main character's inner monologue also has this same problem. It feels like it's supposed to be wittier and it just falls flat.
I have no idea how old the author is, but this is just the sense I get as a reader to the point of distraction.
I had no connection with any of the characters even though I could see that the situations they found themselves could provide a solid foundation for future books. I've never written a review like this before, but needless to say, I'm dropping the series. It just isn't for me.
People who don't mind fat, ethnic jokes, countless references to the main character's stench, and just plain insensitive characters.
I only listened to about 1/3 of the book. I didn't like any of the characters. I couldn't make myself be interested at all in what was going to happen next. Usually with a book that bores me a little, I can still listen to it and finish it. This book aggravated me so much that I just can't finish it.
I'm not sure he could have made the book any better. The performance was fine, it was the content that was so irritating.
Listen to the preview. The whole book is like that. It could be considered funny to some, I just didn't get it.