I do plan on listening to the rest of the sereis. I love how Mark has created essentially two universes with the same characters - Zombie Fallout and Indian Hill. Interesting idea.Really enjoy Runnette's narration as well. Between the writing and the narration, I've caught myself laughing out loud at some of the humorous parts. Speaking of which, there is a decent blend of humour and drama in the book. I found some continuity issues in this volume, and the switch from 3rd to 1st person and back seems to be too abrupt, but I think - for a first book in the series - that these issues will be ironed out in the rest of the series. At least I hope so.
I listened to the Indian Hill trilogy first, which I REALLY enjoyed. Enough so that I thought I'd give Zombie Fallout a try. Listening to the first book in this series is really making me want to check out book two, partly to see if some of the structural issues have been corrected in book 2. And partly because I just like the book!
Character depth, realism, especially when he's doing 1st-person narration
Well, I can only take so much Zombie in one sitting, but it's enjoyable.
Looking forward to book 2!
Yes, this book was well written with nicely developed characters. I liked the baracading in the townhome complex.
The piling of bodies as the dead piled up outside the walls to the community.
Sean Runnette could have definitely done a better job narrating. I really got tired of the same old voice for every character.
This book is what it is... it isn't insightful, it isn't full of reason. It isn't even full of great gramar. It is a dude like most guys picture they could be taking on the world. It is graphic, but not over the top, its macho, but again not over the top, and in jest often. It is knowledgeable at times, but never to much. It's a "fun" read. Or in this case a listen. The readers do a good job of not being monotone, but also not going over board.
Something you can enjoy while doing another mundane task. In my case it was inventory.
This audio book was recommended to me by a colleague who listened to it and really enjoyed it and played me a short sample that sounded entertaining so I got the book and was pleased. The author speaks the language of the blue collar every-man veteran that makes it easy to listen to. I enjoy zombie and post apocalyptical books and this one had a fun sense of humor with it.
Yes, this book was very entertaining and I listened to it straight through.
I love books, I love audiobooks. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror...ZOMBIES, etc. What is better than being at work and being entertained for hours and hours?
By far, as much as I would like to sit down to a good book and just while away the hours, I am a father of 3...almost 4 (in April) and I just don't have the leisure time required (throne time or not) So the only way I can continue my love of books is to listen to them. Who's with me...?
Well not a book, but a series just the same. Resident Evil...same type of evil running amok! Zombies everywhere, if they ever get smell-o-vision the world would never get their collective faces out of the "Henry Bag", I shudder at the thought.
Sean Runnette is an amazing narrator. He can make you cringe in disgust, or swoon with the imagined pain being felt, he brings you into the story and makes the characters come to life. There were so many times, I had literal Man Tears from laughing so much...and since they were man tears it is acceptable, look it up!
Of course...and if you are "fortunate" enough to work long hours, you can just get it finished...but I enjoyed it so much that I have revisited the series...aah Talbot you are a man after my own heart. No not the touchy, feely way either, that is not up to man code. I will report you for even thinking it.
If sarcasm and whit were an art form, Mark Tufo would have a PHD in the subject. I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks (no bs) and I haven't came across another author that can make you smile because you were thinking the same thing that Michael was...great, wonderful series. BUY IT NOW you won't regret it. I have the entire series 1-6, heck I bought 4 of them before I finished the 1st book, they are that good. Thanks for the phobias...Tufo.
I wasn't disappointed by Zombie Fallout. I was annoyed with the reader. He didn't fit the character and the timbre of his voice wasn't right for the type of book.
The story was good enough to lead me to buy the books. I read all of them. Couldn't listen to half the audiobook, though.
Doubtful. I debated on whether to buy the book or not and am now glad I did. However, I realize it was Runnette's reading that nearly kept me from enjoying a good series. I just don't think this genre is his niche.
When I saw the reviews for the Mark Tufo books I thought to myself- Zombies? Really? After watching a season of the Walking Dead, I pretty much thought zombies were old news. What more could be said about the flesh eating monsters?????
So, I decided to download the first book. I had credits to use up anyway, if the book sucked, I would not have only lost one credit.
I started the book with my 26 year old son riding shotgun in the car---I found myself laughing out loud within the first 10 minutes - Mark Tufo has a dry ironic sense of humor that resonates with my Northeast upbringing. His character, Mike Talbot, is a smart ass--- and I respect that kind of guy.
The book does not only stand on the humor, but the plot, characters and action involved keeps you at the edge of your seat, waiting to find out what could possibly befall this family next.
Having spent a total of almost 30 hours in the strange (and at times deranged) head of Michael Talbot (aka Mark Tufo) his character seems as real to me as any I have encountered in the past 10 years of audio books. Engrossed in Book 3, I actually look forward to my commutes!
This is not a series for the faint at heart or those without a dry sense of humor- the scenes can be gory and at times the flash backs can be a bit dull- but for all the smart asses in the world- these books are for you!
Scary. Funny. Engaging.
I might compare it to 'Patient Zero' because the story is well written, has great characters, and the narrator is awesome.
Hard to say. I listened to the book in 1 day, so I found the whole thing really good.
Great Zombie Book!
No, you can break it up as needed.
This is a good book with an average Joe who's kinda prepared for the zombie apocholypse like so many of us :P However this isn't a bunch of just and over the top bad-ass-action; This book gives a more realistic look at how the world would be after a zombie outbreak (with a few little twists) and there is some humor thrown in so the slow story parts are still worth listening to. Overall this book is excellent and I hope the "zombie book with humor" bit doesn't dissuade you from giving this a shot
The narrator matched Talbot's sarcasm and humor perfectly. Enjoyed every minute.
The graphic detail of the zombies and relatableness of everyday lives.
The timing of the wit and sarcasm was spot on. I was laughing out loud because of it.
The whole book moved me.
This should be a MUST read for fans of the genre and fans of sarcastic humor.