I'm looking forward to listening to the others in this series. Funny, at times deep, scary... good!
It is nice to find a writer that writes like I think. My mind tends to wander and it takes me a while to reign it back in just like Mike. Of course I'm not dealing with walking dead and trying to rescue my family memebers while keeping others alive. I'm not going to describe any of the story and deprive you of discovering it for yourself. If you like Zombies and want to experience a new take on them get this series.
ZF ranks high in the list, but not near the top. It was fun
World War Z, Rise, The First Days, Day by Day Armageddon
The protagonist is great. The cast is articulately differentiated.
Big Tiny is first runner up.
I love me some zombies. And I always appreciate the hangman's humor in any "The End of the World as we know it" type of story as I am pretty sure that is how I would handle it.
I really do like the narrative voice of the main character, Michael Talbot. As a military guy I can relate, and the really funny bit is that Mike is a zombie fan in the novel. So unlike some stories where apparently all the characters are dumbfounded that zombies exist, with no knowledge of the lore and stories that surround them (no modern novel should have character that are too shocked by zombies, they are too prevalent in US pop culture). Mike even experiences the moment of giddy, "It's real! It is really happening" before the reality hits him and it becomes "It's real?!? It is really happening....... crap. We are screwed."
Overall the story flows pretty well, from the initial outbreak (damn flu shots....) to the desperate battle to protect his family. It does introduce some likable or interesting characters, but given this is a zombie story do not get too attached to any of them. The author does decide to bring in a mystical capability on both one of the characters and on at least a few of the zombies that made some of the story a stretch, but overall it didn't hurt the story too much (though it made for a some convenient outs for the near terminal situations that author painted the characters into).
Fun read, and also funny. Given the title it sounds like there may be some more story left from the remaining characters so I would be interested to see where this may go.
The novel is fast paced and funny. The reader is great. I couldn't wait to download the next novels in the series.
Would recommend this book as well as the others in the set, would not normally buy all books in one go but after the first hour of listening downloaded the complete set so far.. as there is more to come well done Mark Tufo
Not easy to pick one memorable moment, I think all of michael talbots inner mental ramberlings are hilarious
great author, will even take the time to write to you via his facebook page. enjoyed all of the books
Just a dude
So F$#%in AWESOME!
When Talbot sees dead walking and realizes this is his fastasy slash nightmare. That among a million fun and scary moments.
Talbot of course but Tommy was funny he does an amazing job with all of them.
I wanted to listen to this book multiple times in one sitting!
Every book he writes needs to be available on audible!
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Yes, it was full of dark humor and sarcasm.
His voice is perfect for the main character, Mike. He has a very dry tone that perfectly compliments Mike's sarcasm.
I liked this one so much, I immediately bought the next and the next until I had bought (and listened to) all four that are available on audio. I wish I could find more to read that is similar.
I'm what some folks call, "extremely average."
Yes - great story -good reader!
Mike! He's got big stones, but he's very realistic
Captures the author's sarcasm!
Laughed aloud many times!
Just bought book 2! Can't wait!
This series is AWESOME! I see some people have "complained" about the humor...it's dark and sarcastic humor and I think it made the book.! I didn't want to "put them down".!!! Highly recommended!