Mark Tuffo advances the misadventures of the Talbot family in the bleakest of worlds, on the run and held together by pure determination. A significant plot-twist with a well-considered paranormal component propels these good people across the heartland of the United States with slow and fast zombies right at their heels. The chase is on with all the gore, the guns and a rag-tag collection of survivors trying to make it to the next day. And once again, it's Mike Talbot who combines the elements of suburban middle-class dad who's greatest concern before the zombies was taking out the trash to reverting to his extraordinary skills as a trained Marine war veteran. Again, great character development for all passengers on this ride. Good people in the darkest sitcom you can ever imagine. It's still very scary, the horror is as real as it gets and Mike Talbot's cynical humor is pure brilliance. Sean Runnette is Mike Talbot and you don't get much better than that in a reader. Stay with the series, it will not let you down.
I loved the humor and dialogue in the first book. In this book, I felt it was stilled and the family interaction was cumbersome.
The main flaw of how Mark Tufo handled Justine’s situation is very disappointing. Michael’s (Justine's father) knows everyting zombie. Everything you can get from movies and books
Michael is a devoted family man and goes to extreme circumstances to protect his family.
Michael can foresee situations in which his family could be in danger and prevent them from harm to an uncanny degree. Yet, he does not see the poison in his family - Justin. He does not put 2 +2 = 4 and see, his son has been infected and keeping his son with the family would potentially infect other family members. Justin’s has loving parents and siblings and no one can see that he is on the strange side.
Mark Tufo planted a seed of about Justin’s condition in Zombie fallout. Any zombie connoisseur can tell you that if a person has an open wound, which is exposed to zombiev virus - through salvia or a scratch – that person is infected. We know this a work of fiction but there are certain “rules” which define how zombiesim works.
Come on Tufo, you have established that the Talbort family specifically is being pursued by zombies, get rid of the homing device – Justine. You have Justin channeling the voices of their pursuers and you don’t put a bullet in his head.
I am disappointed that Tufo has built a series based on such as obvious flaw. Will I listen/read the rest of the series? I do not know. I want to know more about Tommy. But I do not want to follow the Talbort family wagon train with Justin's illness being the precipitating factor in which the family is running from the zombies.
Mike Talbot is such a great character that I felt like I was a part of the family. I was so engrossed in the story line I forgot I was just a listener. The trials, tribulations and esp. humor was such a nice change of pace than what you normally find in your typical zombie story. I was a bit hesitant at first to listen to the series because I thought 'what's funny about being in a post apocalyptic world...with zombies'?!?!? But Mark Tufo does it...extremely well. But make no mistake, this has all the gore and action you fellow hard core zombies crave. So, I also give this series high marks..And I am hooked to this series and will be reading everything that comes out.
The series is so good it is causing me problems. I listen to audio books on my way to and from work, but now I don't want to get out of the car (sometimes I sit in my driveway for 15 or 20 min when I come home)! I find myself listening at lunch (and sometimes past lunch) ... which all adds up to going thru the books too fast. I don't have the patience to wait for my new credits, so I've begun purchasing the books outright.
Just a fun loving family guy! Obviously I am a zombie genre fan as well as post apocolyptic genre.
I would listen to it again. The story is fantastic. Not your typical zombie story as it turns out. The narration is great as well. Sean has a way of dragging me into the story and keeping me there.
There is no one memorable moment for me. It is a series of fun little moments that keep me going.
I have only heard him on this series and his work is spot on for this genre. I need to see what other work he has done and see how that works out as well.
This whole series is one that makes me want to listen to it all in one sitting and then some!
Get this series. I highly recommend it.
From the start I liked this Talbot guy, very resourceful and funny as heck. The plot was slow to unfold, however; it did not matter Tommy and Talbot with his black humor kept me hooked to the device, his "dirty mouth" and comments reminded me of my USMC boot camp drill instructor. About an hour or so later this mystery "zombie lady" appeared as the story unfolded it became evident this book was not only going to be funny but great. I truly enjoyed it, nice job at keeping the suspense, killings (zombie and non-zombie alike) and love wrapped up and hard to put down.
I am... Therefore I must...
Yes, its a great.
It so chuckleworthy!
He knows the characters.
I liked this as much as the first. It was serious yet funny. I dont like that it gets a little too out there but again, Zombies in itself are a little out there, so....
I like Science Fiction, Post Apocalypse, mysteries, and good romance. If you can mix it all in together, I am one happy camper.
Well definitely the McDonald's story had me in tears laughing.
Sean Runnette does an amazing job with the voices. One part of the story truly made me laugh so hard I couldn't breath, and part of that was Sean Runnette's time and voice.
This series is turning out to be one of the best audio series I have listened to. Top notch.
Simply put..... I'm addicted. I can't get enough of this book. I listen to it on the way to work, at work, and on the way home.
Less running. Whole book is about running from one place to the next. Best parts are Mike's thoughts of his past. Could have stopped for more than a day to develop more situations.
Narrator was excellent.
Buy book 3. Hoping for more excitement. Want to learn more about what happens with the lovely Talbot family.
Still a great book. Invested in the characters now.