I prefer audio. its easier to multitask. i had to buy the 5th on Kindle. i liked it. i plan on buying it and listening to it if it comes out on audio.
Mike of course! I really liked the dog Bear. i was very sad about the poor pup. Mike because, i know more about him then anyone else i guess.
i loved the narrator! his voice sounds age appropriate. His BT voice sounds right on too! i like his different accents. his female voices sound alright as well.
i mostly laughed. i think i cried when Bear died! that really got me! i thought i might be scared but it wasn't that bad. it is a good thing though. i dont know if i would have read/listened to the others. i prefer slightly scary and mostly funny with some sad mixed in.
I wish all of Mark Tufo's books were on audio.
The main guy because he loves zombie but at the beginning he tell about the zombie movies and he says 28 days later is a zombie movie it's not. it's a disease that activates the rage and they do die after 28 days
It was not really a zombie novel which really irritated me, it was more of a ghost story with supernatural powers at work. It was more like King's The Stand, than a good zombie book, I would not recommend this for zombie enthusiasts, but more for people looking for a general humor/horror combo.
The narration of the audiobook was great! Easy to listen to and follow.
The best part of this story is that most guys can relate to the main character and the things that are going through his head during crucial moments. Because of that it is laugh out loud funny at times!
The narrator has an every guy kind of voice that really adds credibility to the story because he sounds like at least one person most of us know.
I did cry laughing.
This is the fist, and by far the best book in the series. Not that the rest of the series is bad, just not as awesome as this first book. The lead character is a hoot, and is riddled with ADD, but I enjoyed his inner musings, and ponders. He is sarcastic hip, and fun, if a little crude at times. The story is easy to fallow, fast paced, and very entertaining. If you are looking for a literary treasure, or award winning pro's, look else where, but if you are looking for an entertaining well narrated book to pass the time, this will do nicely.
I am a big Zombie fan, and this book fits in with most good zombie books.
The main character is like a combination of Alan Alda (from MASH), Bruce Willis (from Die Hard), and Snake Pliskin (escape From New York).
Then The story is like Deep Rising, any Steven King book, add Zombies, mixed with Family Guy.
The only part I don't really like, is the Steven King part. I love SK's books, but with Zombies.... not so much. This part comes in the "magic" of psychic Retards, and possible alternate universes. This becomes a lot more so, near the end (as in Steven King books), and much more so in the Second Book in this series.
Personally, I prefer more grounded parameters. As soon as you introduce magic, or Psychics, any situation can be overcome.
The Family guy element gets a little distracting, as it pulls you out of the moment, but it also adds to the style of the book, as well as all the outright laughs. This is the Random non-sequiters that abound in this book.
This is a great book, and the reader does a fantastic job.
This made my driving from West Coast to East Coast a bit more of a pleasurable.
Love reading books and listening to books. God bless the written word!
Overall it is a hugh midway selection. Entertaining enough. The plot and the characterization is strong. Enough humor and action for a entertaining listen. I was a little disturbed by one or two similes used by the author. I found them a bit homophobic. But after re-listening to the passages I am going to excuse them as part of the character. Ex army guy, suburban dad, so I guess in line with the character. But gave me pause a moment. There is some strong prose in this piece. The author has done a great job at adding to the canon of paranormal/zombie novels. Will be buying the sequel because I need to know what happens to them all.
I like the characters. The rye humor of author.
His performance was causally animated and lively. His reading was natural and real.
Sometime the only person for the job, when zombies attack is Dad!
Say something about yourself!
I loved that this book kept me entertained the whole day
The details of the smells and out look on the characters. It's almost as if i was there in the with mike and his family.
Tommy was one cool dude and that he can take out a guy with a toy bow and arrow... Pretty bad ass in my book
I pretty much did listen to this book in one sitting
Anyone who likes the walking dead or anything with zombies I'd recommend this book and can't wait to listen to the next one
If you can make it through the sarcastic and extremely parenthetical first 15 minutes of this book, you will find some solid story telling, and maybe a few genuine laughs. Not that the style changes, but the listener gets used to it fast. Describing it as "king of the hill, of the dead" only refers to the narrator, but yes, it sounds like Hank Hill is telling you a story from the apocalypse. Kind of loved it. Downloading the second book now.
I grew up with books... not with television.
What made this piece of Zombie Fiction good was the suble element of the supernatural. This is a series so the explanation of what we are actually experiencing is not fully explained. The supernatural aspect is not obvious - therefore not ridiculous or unbelievable. I'm starting to sense that there may be an element of Good vs Evil here which would be really interesting in a Zombie novel. The survival aspect is what you would expect - hole up in a stronghold, scavenge for supplies and fight the zombies. I liked the fact that they are doing this as a family as opposed to one person on their own or a couple duking it out with the undead. I absolutely will be reading the next book in the series!