I am already listening to the book again!! I love Zombie books and the humor that slips in makes this book a must!
It has to be Mike! It's his account of what happens when Zombies come true! It's fun to hear the wild thoughts that pop into his mind!!
Sean does each voice so unique that you know who it is as soon as he speaks. He gives individual humor to each character!
Sure it was sad in some parts but it mainly made me laugh out loud at what his thought process is!!
This is a great series! Looking forward to more!!
Avid reader, lover of the arts and an altogether fun gal!!!
Thrilling, thrilling, thrilling
The last three chapters are fantastic!
He is really good with the tongue in cheek delivery of the male lead!
If this wasnt an audiobook I would say it was a real page turner! Im a zombie movie enthusiast and I was skeptical when I bought this...but I was NOT disappointed in the least!!
Pretty close to the top. Somewhere below the Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell, which I really enjoyed, but above most of the others in my library.
About halfway through the book, Mike Talbot spends a night watching his son fight off an infection. Dawn comes, and Mike, certain that his son is about to become a zombie, lifts his handgun to end the process before it finishes.
Honestly, at first, I hated his narration. I almost stopped listening because of it. Several hours in, however, it dawned on me that he was doing such a good job of narrating that it was Mike's personality quirks coming through Sean's voice that caused my initial reaction to his narration. It really was good, but it took me a little while to realize how good.
Mark Tufo did a good job writing the story, but really missed the mark on his descriptions of military weapons. As a OIF veteran, my bullshit sensor was tweaked when he described the SAW, a weapon I carried rather a lot, as a 50 pound weapon. It weighs a hair above 15 unloaded. I was able to effectively handle it like an M-16 for the purposes of firing from the shoulder, although it was obviously much less accurate than a rifle.
The characters are someone the reader could relate too.
Tommy or Mike had to be my two favorite. Tommy because he was so innocent but there is more to him than meets the eye. Mike because he was a normal person not some over the top main character.
The way he reads the different parts really has you believe that there are different people playing the parts.
Yes, if I had the time I was very curious about what would happen next.
I love a good supernatural story with good content, especially from authors that don't feel the need to add smut.
I enjoyed the style of the story. The main character reminded me of Harry McGlade from the Jack Daniels series. He was funny, goofy and immature but he managed to keep his head and get the job done.
A sad one for me because I'm a dog lover. Eat the humans but please leave the dogs alone, ok? I'll just leave it at that.
No particular favorite.
No but it was an entertaining listen while commuting to work.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
ABSOLUTELY!!! This was one of the funniest zombie books I have ever read....and can not wait to read #2!!
I dont think I can compare it...its super entertaining on its own!!
He is soooo good...and I love a first person narration...he becomes the character...I dont think anyone else could have done a better job!!
I did...lol...well I fell asleep in the last hour...but woke up and finished it....loved it!! Just add to your cart now...you will love it too....
I am so glad I found this little gem on sale and bought it!! I loved it all!!! The story, the narration, the characters..Definitely a new series for me...the way it lays out the zompocalype is perfect...very similar to the Walking Dead show....but may even be better!!! 2 Huge Thumbs Up!
My main problem was his portrayal of female characters, and one pot shot he took at gay men. Women are basically objects to flesh out the world for the protagonist and his friends, to give them something to fight for and fodder for humor. They're written as people helplessly lacking in common sense, slaves to their emotions. Also, something distasteful in the story was described as "gross as two guys kissing". I know that some people -- evidently including Mr Tufo -- have a hard time handling the fact that gay people exist, and I guess it's his right to be an idiot. Well, If that doesn't bother you, you might like the book, but even if I really enjoyed it I would not give him any more of my money just on principle.
I doubt it.
I enjoyed the performance well enough; I think Sean did remarkably well with the material he had to work with.
Meh. I finished it, so it wasn't entirely bad, but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.
I felt like I was reading a John Ringo book. Conservative macho he-man saves the day. The story itself, while technically poorly written, was not terrible, and some of the (male) characters and their situations were interesting enough I embarrassingly wanted to see how it ended. I'm glad it's over.
Sean did the best he could with the given material, but couldn't overcome the poor quality of the writing. He story is full of stereotypes and cliches. Characters are very poorly developed and often act very differently from the way he describes him. Most of them use the same sarcastic speech patterns that Tufo seems to think is humorous. Worse still is Tufo's misogyny and homophobia. The women all seem to be stock characters - either shrews, sex bombs or "bull dykes" (yes, that is a direct quote). At least he goes out of his way to make the racist characters bad, so I assume his bigotry only extends to women and gay people.
No, I love the genre. I just hate this author's feeble attempts.
The one where the main character steps in dog shit and wears it around for a few hours. I felt the same what about this book.
Not really, unless poorly thought out, poorly executed misogynistic, homophobic literature are your thing.
There are better books in the genre out there. Try D.J. Molles The Remaining series for instance. Much better written without so much stereotyping and overt misogyny/homophobia.
It was an enjoyable story. I am not into Zombie's. My brother was visiting and we were taking a road trip. I thought it would be something he would like. It ended up I enjoyed it more than he did. When I get caught up on all my books I will purchase the next in the series. There is enough humor thrown in here and there to give you a chuckle. Sean Runnette was wonderful in the narration.
I thought, at first, this was going to be the start of a great series. However, the more I heard, the less I liked. The author treats his characters very shallowly. The dad is an ex-Marine, which apparently is all he needs to survive. The women are treated as harpies, but limited on the brain power. In fact, the only person who seems to have any brains is the main character. He is the sole voice of reason. No one else in the book can apparently think. Both his sons and later, his wife and daughter, jump into situations as if they can't fully grasp the concept of zombies and planning. Also, the author used foreshadowing in a book that is meant to be the main character's journal. I didn't realize it was supposed to be a daily updated journal until something happens, and the wife steps in saying nothing has been added to it. How are you giving us impending doom when you supposedly are writing in the present? The voices of the characters also jump all over the place. We are told this is the chapter from the mom's pov, but then it goes into extreme detail as to what the dad is doing or has done. Or the daughter. Or anyone else. Finally, I definitely did not like how much time was spent on minute details or side stories. As another reviewer wrote, the author seemed determined to wedge in as much comedy (mostly physical) as possible, leaving me frustrated with long, rambling back stories that had nothing much to do with propelling the plot forward.
No. I had hoped this would be a series I could get into...and perhaps the author's technique gets better. But I don't want to waste my money trying to find out.
The narrator did a pretty good job. The voice was a little grating at times, but he did what he could with the material.
All of them. The only semi-endearing character is Tommy and he is given a special power. So that ruins him too.