Decided to try out this book/series out after getting back on audible and remembering I was finished with the Patient Zero series and I am hooked! Can't wait to "read" the second one!
All I can say is that I laughed out loud and I can't remember when I did that last. Prepare for a deliciously hilarious version of the Zombie apocalypse.
i was looking for something new and stumbled across this book (i just finished book 6). this story is out of my Paranormal romance genre but i would recommend it to anyone looking for a good story about the zombie apocalypse.
I have taught my two boys at home for the last 8 years. A love of literature of all kinds led me to Audible.
Way out of my usual comfort zone but an adventure packed and entertaining listen. Tufo is a new author for me. I really enjoyed Dystance, Winter's Rising by Tufo which takes place at a time far into the future from the Zombie Fallout books. A careful listen of the Epilogue of Dystance in which Mike Talbot ' s journal is found describing what happened to the world's population and one Aha moment later I realized that the Mike Talbot who wrote the journal ONLY mentioned in the Epilogue of Dystance is the same Talbot who is the main character in Z Fallout. So of course I need to see how Tufo is going to connect these two same but distant and different worlds. This book is more than it appears and less than some I have read. I do love Tufo's humor and real talent for blending the thoughts the main character has about himself and others seamlessly with the action going on at any given time. Talbot is strong, sarcastic, loving. protective, and a fierce thinker. We get to see the world through his eyes and his heart. I like that. There are obvious hints that Tufo is not revealing the full extent of the damage that has spread across the world and he's not telling all about the nature of each character whose part of his mighty band of unique survivors. He gives tantalizing tidbits which is just enough for readers to know this is not just a blood and gore fest at all. The narration is first rate and that makes this book worth a follow up if they keep the same narrator for the next one. I also enjoy books written in first person and that works very well with this novel. I promised myself I would read 3 newly recommended authors this year and stick with their tales. Book 2, A Plague Upon Your Family is already downloaded.
Hilarious, action-packed, relatable
I can honestly say I've never read another book let alone series like Tufo's ZF. This series was a great change for a fan who was running out of options for good zombie books.
“Look out the peephole,” my wife whispered. I put my eye to the hole expecting to see some little shit gang-bangers out there tearing things up. What I saw was a tongue. “I see a tongue! Some asshole is licking my peephole,” I said, and then I laughed a little bit. That sounded a little gross even to me.
At least we now knew what had the zombies so enthralled. Justin and a couple of his co-workers had escaped to the roof before it was too late. One of them had grabbed a couple of pellet guns and from the looks of all the empty beer cans on the ground somebody had the presence of mind to grab some cases of Keystone Light. So let’s make sure we’re clear on this: Obviously the people that managed to get to the roof knew their lives were in danger. They had the presence of mind to climb to a safe haven and even to arm themselves as best they could. So far so good, but then one of the group decided that they might need some beverages to stave off thirst, still good. That person, fearing for his life, went to the beer section, which again is admirable, everyone knows beer is the nectar of the gods. But then he grabs Keystone Light? Are you kidding me? I’d rather eat the can than drink the contents.
Mike and the rest of the Talbots willingness to not only take in Tommy but other people who find themselves alone. Would it happen in a real life apocalyptic scenario, probably not but it is nice to think people would ban together than look out for themselves.
I have read so many zombie/apocalypse books and I felt like I was coming to the end of the line with good books let alone a series. I bought this book with low expectations and that quickly changed. I had to check myself when listening to Zombie Fallout in public because I would burst into laughter. Then rewind and make my husband listen to it. Mike Talbots dry sarcastic humor is such a great fit for the genre. Another favorite thing for me, the noticeable lack of T&A. I like a good nude female zombie as much as the next chick (SARCASM) but I was getting a bit annoyed with not being able to go a chapter without some woman who apparently shows appreciation with sex.....in the first few days/weeks of a zombie apocalypse. There is also, thankfully, a lack of rape scenes in Tufo's book. There are a couple scenes throughout the series but they are done well, getting the point across and moving on. I'm sure sexual predators will be all over an apocalypse but I appreciate being able to focus on the zombies in a book rather than such a heinous act.
All in all, I have a new favorite writer. Once you finish this series, you should try out Lycan Fallout.
The story was excellent, the narrator captured the mood and personality of Talbot perfectly, and the humor was well placed well timed and very appropriate. I found it a pleasant change from the other zombie stories and I liked the fact that it was self aware and not afraid to call a zombie zombie
I've been an Audible junkie from way before it was cool.
I listen to audiobooks like this when I don't want to think too much. There are one liners that make you laugh out loud. There are some funny metaphors and a few creative twists. However, ultimately, you can tell the author is looking to milk this zombie train for multiple books, leaving many unanswered questions. At the end, was I intersted enough in the characters to want to wade into the next several books? I'm on the fence. That probably is the answer I'm looking for, and might be the one you are seeking as well. Great narrator though.
This is my first review of a book on Audible and I've listened to almost 300. I felt as if this was written by a 16 year old boy. I love zombie stories and this was just not what I consider funny. The jokes fell flat, the wife was someone I would have locked outside and the lead was a man child. definitely wouldn't recommend.