Love Fantasy, Horror, And Post Apocalyptic books.
Big fan of zombie stories and this is one of the good ones. Lots of twists and turns and good humor.
I have always loved having people tell me a story. It helps me feel connected to them as a fellow human and it forces me to acknowledge that others may have valid viewpoints that I may not have considered. This story had me laughing out loud and utterly heartbroken, often at the same time. Sean Runnette's interpretation of the story sometimes made me forget he is only one person and not actually a gaggle of people I would avoid if I could.
Personnally, I hate to compare books to each other. Each author is an individual with a unique "voice", and I feel it is unfair to compare them to any other author.
He took the reading seriously. At no point did I believe that he was reading the story just to go home with the paycheck in hand. It felt like he was conscious that there was someone eagerly listening to his every word, drifting in a world built with his voice. He never let me fall back into reality by hearing his boredom with his job.
It made me think,laugh, cry, and consider if it would make more sense to invest in solar panels or a back-up generator. They both have their pluses and minuses.
Get this book. It is a guide to a world that does not exist, but could... and wouldn't you feel stupid if you didn't know what to do if you ran into Redneck #1?
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.