The story is engaging, well told, and keeps you guessing what will happen next.
The unexpected humor even in crisis situations.
This is the first book of his I've listened to but it isn't the last.
Yes but it wasn't possible.
The narrator, Sean Runnette, took a really good story to the next level. His voices and ability to convey the humor of this book was spectacular. He continues to do an excellent job throughout the series so far. This book follows Mike Talbot as he tries to keep his family safe during the Zombie Apocalypse. Mark Tufo covers the big issues we all think about (don't we?) when contemplating such a disaster, but also hones in the minute details of Mike's experience, including his own slightly off sense of humor which effect how he reacts to one horrible event after another. I found the book incredibly engaging and often very funny. I highly recommend this book to anyone who appreciates a good survivalist novel.
Oh my goodness this has to be the best book I've listened to this year and I've listened to some great books! It has the right balance of horror and humor. The storyline is such that I've literally stayed in the garage 'cleaning' and in the yard
'mowing' all day just to listen to the book.
The story is told from a first person perspective and reminds me very much of the dry humor of Nelson DeMille's John Corey character (Lion's Game, Plum Island, etc.,.).
If you are looking for a fun zombie book I highly recommend it!
I love the snarky humor. My boyfriend and I started listening to this on our way back from vacation. I wanted to keep driving so we could finish the book! Sean Runnette does an excellent job as narrator.
The book is not for the weak-stomached. There are times when I get nauseous listening to some of the descriptions, but it is a zombie book!
I am now on book 5...this is quite the addiction I have and I love the BT and Mrs. Deneaux characters!
It's well written and a hell of a lot of fun. Whoever tapped Sean Runnette to perform this story is a genius. It is THE best match of talent to material ever. He's perfect for the character and performs it perfectly. (No, to my knowledge I am not related or have any connection to Runnette whatsoever. It's just a great match.)
This book helped fill the zombie book shaped hole in life after finishing WWZ. I bought the first 3 books of the series during the 3 for 2 sale and just bought the rest of the series today. It reminds me of the movie Zombieland, suspenseful and hilarious at the same time. I was concerned because I read reviews of the book and there were complaints about the writing - grammatical errors and made up words. It is not a problem in the audiobook since you are not seeing the words but hearing them and the narrator is GREAT! Also, I think it makes the story more believable. If someone found my journal during a zombie apocalypse I guarantee my spelling wouldn't be my first priority. Getting the thoughts on paper before I got eaten would be the main goal. My only complaint is that the sarcasm of the main character can get infuriating around the 3rd book in the series. However, I think this first book is a perfect balance of terror, suspense, humor, and kindness.
Overall, this book is pretty entertaining. You don't have to think too much and the performance is good. The humor gets a bit repetitive. A couple things bothered me though; there are a couple of quite homophobic remarks which really made me cringe. The other thing that I found tiresome was the way that he has the characters sticking to really tired old and stereotypical gender roles. The males do all the fighting/action while the women come across as pretty useless.
Sean Runnette really nailed the humor and various character voices in this sometimes serious, sometimes hilarious take on the zombie genre. I couldn't help but feel that this was meant to be Mark Tufo's take on what would happen if "Family Guy" was faced with a zombie apocalypse. Maybe it's just me. Still, the first in the "Zombie Fallout" series is worth the credit - a great read, funny and well written.
Enthralling, entertaining, well-narrated.
The writing is an exercise in great storytelling, even if a bit much effort goes into the humor at times. I think the narrator translates this great storytelling and humor amazingly well, and it just makes the entire experience a lot of fun.
I would hate to spoil anything, but the author has a great way of making you adjust the current level of things before slapping a new twist down on the table. There's a point or three in this book that just leap out.
This book has the perfect mixture of taking the right amount of seriousness with the right amount of truly artful storytelling. It's pure entertainment - but go into this expecting a zombie story. This will not be War and Peace! Go in with a good expectation of an entertaining tale, and it's a great ride!
The roller coaster of emotions that you feel while listening to this book!
The nonstop action is GREAT, but to be honest I love the sarcasm that is brought out in the oddest times by the main character.
He was the perfect person for this series!
I guess that is what I liked best about this book, one minute I was laughing the next I wanted to cry! I love a story like that!