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!
I listen to a lot of audio books and tend to like books that are dark in content and humor.
Yes. They should make this into a movie.
Tommy. He hears the voice of Ryan Seacrest in his head. Enough said!
Love a good book. I am usually reading one and listening to one in my car (not at the same time, of course). I like just about any fiction.
I really enjoyed Zombie Fallout. There was no elite fighting force or one bad dude that kicked the crap out of every zombie and that is what makes this a great story. There are only so many things that you can do with a zombie theme and yet this story was very different from most I have read or listened to. The story has a very human feel to it (yes, I know I am talking about a zombie book.) I felt that if you remove the zombies and add any other type of real threat, this is how people would respond. For me that makes it human and down to earth.
This book caught me off gaurd with witty sarcasm. I was not expecting humor but was very pleased with its delivery. Mike Talbot is very funny and a man that most people, reading or listening, will be able to relate with. It is great to hear the story from his point a view.
The narrator was also fantastic. He does a wonderful job of bring out the humor of Mike Talbot's comments and sarcasm. That is a very under rated skill and really makes this story enjoyable.
Zombie Fallout has action, suspense, humor and zombies, who doesn't love that combination? This was an unexpected pleasure and I will be listening to the rest of the series.
was skeptical about listening to another end of world, zombie book, but was pleasantly surprised. This book is done with humor but still is creepy. Can't wait to listen to the next in the series.
Yes, Tufo is a genius on how he describes the interworking of a man and the way it comes out is so funny that it breaks up the gore. The humor is totally original and if you don't find if funny I honestly think there must be something wrong with you. The entire series is a must read!
Great story line, you can empathize with all the characters and they seem so real with each burst of humor and reality that goes through Mikes ( the main character's ) head.