Mark Tufo's performance was absolutely perfect for this story: his delivery made me laugh out loud too many times to count. And the story was hilarious: one scene was so gross I literally gagged while still laughing and singing the lala song (so I didn't have to listen!), and another scene went somewhere you never want to be in a zombie story. I loved it all and can't wait to get to the next one!
I've always been a big fan of Zombies and everything related to them, this book however, is a whole different thing, it puts you in a real life drama with a real family trying to survive the apocalypse, I laughed, I cried, and I just couldn't stop listening..
My name is Isabel, I have been in love with audio books since 2008 when I had to stop reading books due to several brain surgeries.
terrible book! I was very disappointed, I tried to like this book, but I just couldn't even finish the first chapter.
Duda Right Thing
I thought that the performance was very good. I had actually just finished listening to World War Z on audio between PA and TX. We made a stop and I downloaded this one as I love Zombie books. I wasn't disappointed at all.
A child or someone under 15 years of age.
The story was OK just the narration which, in my opinion, was a turn off.
I would put Mark Tufo in the top 10 of my favorite Sci-Fi authors today.
I read other reviews and I almost did not buy this book because of the comments of slapstick humor and the author trying to make a joke at every turn. I wanted something serious but I have to say that I enjoyed this book! I am now on book 4, looking forward to book 5. There is a lot of sarcastic humor but it works with the characters and you have to remember that much of this book is the character writing in his own journal, not the normal story telling. Another reviewer found it hard to believe that the character was ready for the apocalypses, have you seen the new TV show Doomsday preparers, there is a whole sub culture of people who have stockpiled weapons, food and other supply waiting for the end of the world. It is not far fetched at all.....as far as being ready for the end of the world. Zombies on the other hand.....remember, you are reading (listening to) a Sci-Fi soooo. I would recommend this book to anyone, even the people who don't necessarily like zombie books. I rarely write reviews or recommend any books to friends but as you can see I did write a review and have recommended this book to many friends and family.
For background, my favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George.
I really did enjoy the humor of the story that the main character's sarcastic narrative offered.
I could compare it to every other zombie survival story because in truth after awhile they all start to mix together. This one stood out due to the sarcastic humor of the main character. I know I will listen to the next in the series just out of curiosity,
No I haven't
No, I don't think so.
If you enjoy zombie survival stories, listen to it. If you are looking for something new and fresh? This really isn't all that new or fresh but it is interesting.
This was like listening to "Everybody loves Raymond" fight the Zombies.
The character is very sarcastic and makes jokes about everything, which takes the seriousness and thrill out of the fact that they are fighting off zombies.
My favorite thing about this series is the unique take on the zombies themselves. At the beginning of the book I was assuming (always dangerous) that it would be the same type of zombies I've seen in countless movies, TV shows, and books. I really enjoy the twist that Mark Tufo has put on them and that one thing has hooked me enough that I'm going to finish the series.
I also love the bits of humor Mark Tufo puts into various scenes. Some of it is a bit expected but others (i.e. the McDonald's flashback scene in book two) were absolutely hilarious. I'm not expecting a comedy in a series like this, but I do think moments of levity are important to offset the moments of seriousness in the rest of the book.
I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series and I would definitely recommend this series to any zombie genre fan.
If you like Zombie books I recommend these ones mostly because of how real the main character is and how much like you he might be. This story is about an ocd guy who loved the idea and planned for a zombie Apocalypse for years before it happened. It is horrifying and fun to follow this puking-shaking yet manly germ-a-phoebe though the first days as his "dream/nightmare" comes true.