Thrillers zombies and action make my day! Fast moving stories and characters worth reading. New twists to a great genre will always get me
Almost finished but I'm not really sure. Story was good but not exceptional. Mike Talbot is regular neighbor next door and setting is suburbia condo. Story centers on end of the world and how his family copes in a gated community. Laced with humor but sometimes the humor was distracting. I like the author but I felt he was trying to focus more attention on being funny than the story. Having said that, I found a lot of the humor to be self satisfying and more than once I felt like -"yep exactly."
Didn't really get into the characters except for Mike Talbot. Different take on the zombies with a paranormal feel. More intelligent but I didn't find a remoter link to what caused the virus. Maybe I missed it or maybe to be divulged in later chapter?
I loved all the Zombie Fallout books. Michael Talbot is awesome. Sean Runnette is a great narrator.
To begin, I'm a fan of zombie stories and all things horror. I was not expecting anything from this book above average. I have always enjoyed my zombie tales from comics, TV, and occasional movies.
This was actually a great story! The characters were extremely easy to relate to, and were enjoyable to cheer for.
The performance from Sean R was amazing, I felt as if he was the main character Mike the entire time. He really sold this book for me. I honestly think he is what sold everything about this book. Due to his reading I am most likely going to download the rest of this series and keep going.
If you like zombies you will totally love this book. I have had a hard time listening to books on here and was going to call it quits but this book pulled me in and had me hooked.
It was amusing, engaging, intelligent and believable. That's the most important aspect to me. It was believable, even relatable. Mike and his family and friends are people that I wanted to read about and get behind. I feared for them, grieved with them and hoped for them. There were times when I laughed out loud. It did get a little crude at times but it didn't go so far into the toilet that I lost interest, which often happens. And Sean Runnette did a wonderful job of capturing and portraying the essence of the characters and their struggles. I can't imagine anyone else reading Mike's story. If you like zombie books give this one a try. It is different but in a good way.
I was skeptical at first given the title but I believe it was well written. I could really visualize the characters. There was a lot of relatable references. Kind of goes off on odd tangents often but I didn't mind because it further immersed me into the story which I like. $23 was a lot to pay for the audible version but given I was entertained throughly for 10+ hours at work it was worth it. If you like zombies in the least its a great fit.
Mom and Engineer
I ground my way through it so I could write an honest review.
I like the main Character Mike Talbot, humor, sarcasm, vulnerability, all good. I also thought the narrator did a fine job, the descriptions that go on and on and on are the Author's fault, not the narrators.
My main pet peeve was listening to characters make the DUMBEST decisions, just so the author could paint another "barely escape, gruesome, zombie scene." This grew very tiring. Many scenes seemed completely disconnected and unnecessary to the story line. There is also an unexplained "supernatural" element that comes out, but is never seriously explored or explained. My guess is more of this will come out if I continued to read the series, which I wont be doing. Whatever this mystery is, I'm not interested enough.