"The only book I've listened to more than once"
The humour that Mark Tufo brings to the book has me laughing out loud, even in the early hours while my partner was asleep
I havent read anything as good as this
Yes but they have all been Mark Tufo books and all are great
What would Talbot do
"Juvenile and disappointing"
Seeing that this was one of the highest rating zombie books on Audible, I tuned in with much excitement. The number of books gave the potential to have long-term character development similar to the Walking Dead. I was sorely disappointed.
The main character comes across as a self-absorbed narcissist. I can't help but feel that this is reflection on the author himself.
The treatment of female characters is also pretty reprehensible. I couldn't shake the feeling that there is a underlying feeling of sexism and mysgonism throughout the book, reinforced by female characters who blunder around like idiots, failing to recognise unloaded guns despite not putting in any bullets, being terrible shots, always getting the main character 'in trouble' for trying to do the right thing and many other examples.
Other targets of 'humour' include characters with learning difficulties, bodily functions, rape, and a completely pointless and unfunny epilogue paying out Canadians for some reason.
Maybe I just don't get it, but I really can't recommend this book.
"Hitch up your bandwagon & enjoy the ride"
Pacy, enjoyable, predictable
It's difficult to come up with something revolutionary in the Zombie genre but Zombie Fallout gives it a go with slightly patchy results.
I actually enjoy Talbot's ever-ready supply of survivalist knowledge & derring-do. It makes a change for a character to not be taken by surprise by the impending zombie plague & to actually have had the common sense to make some preparations.
Don't expect something earth shatteringly different in the genre but this series of books are engaging & well paced and you do feel invested in the major characters & their continued survival.
"An interesting and witty twist on zombies"
I totally loved the humour of this book, there are many laugh out laugh out loud moments. I thought that Tommy was very intriguing and was so sad when Bear the rotti gave his life for the family. It was a refreshing change to the usual dour zombie world, but I personally prefer my zombie stories to be dramatic and down right evil. If you are looking for something light with humour go for this. I love that the narrator sounds like Peter Griffin :-D
This is an excellent start to a great series of books chronicling the journey of a man and his family through the zombie apocalypse. It's a brilliant listen with great narration and it's funny too. As soon as its finished you'll want to start the next book straight away.
"Fan of the series."
I'm always on the hunt for the next zombie novel and was not disappointed by this one, or the four that have so far followed it. Fantastic story and characters you will either love, or love to hate. Tufo wants the reader/listener to smell every zombie pounding at the door and feel every blood spatter and the details he strings together bring every moment to life, perfectly. He has written the apocalypse the way I might imagine living it. It's not an action movie, it's a human being trying to survive.
Sean Runnette has done an excellent job putting a voice to Mike (and everyone he interacts with along the way). His tone allows for humour and tension, when respectively called for.
Wonderfully written and read.
"1 of 4 and desperate for 5 and 6"
Easily the most interesting take on the genre. The character development is very exciting and I guarantee you will empathise with Mike, Tommy, BT, et al. Mark Tufo is a prolific writer and his narrative and literary technique are fresh and extremely engaging.
I occasionally find fault with his lexicon and some younger readers may not be able to relate to specific anachronisms, but these are very minor criticisms and they don't detract at all from the finished product.
Narration by Sean Runnette suits the story perfectly. Intermittant vocal characterisations seem appropriate and not OTT as in other books in the genre (I'm looking at you Peter Delloro!) and pronunciation is also accurate. Some audiobooks seem to be read by illiterates (I'm looking at you Peter Delloro!!!).
Looking forward to ZF 5 & 6 and so happy that Mark's books didn't get left in the garage (as have so many of mine and probably yours).
Mark is a shameless self promoter and I'm glad it's working out for him!
"Nice satisfying zombie book"
Fun read, well paced and with a slightly different take on the zombie tale. Very funny in places. Just bought the next one.
Good Narration too :)
love it and still have 5 more books :), if you like end of the world stuff and zombies you will want this
well i really can imagine his voice as mike.I feel like I am rite there with him
"Good Zombie story"
Yes, a little bit different from the normal Zombie stories I have read. Liked all of the characters.
Less long descriptions about the characters past lives. Could have been summed up quicker to get to know the characters.
Nice voice to listen to.
Could gave put more expression into the exciting parts.
There are a number of follow up books that I intend to listen to or read