I love this series and I pretty much listened to 4 of the books within a month. so I "eat" them up as fast as I can.
I am in the process of listening to this one and I'm about 3/4 of the way through when I knew I had to comment on this.
From the Middle of the book towards the end Mike's and Paul's past antic tales or Memories seem just thrust into at random intervals and seem long and unnecessary. I pulled up Mark Tufo's series and notice that there is a whole series dedicated to their growing up together. While I don't mind the antics these seem to draw this book out and they really seem out of place here and I'm glad there is a series dedicated to that and hopefully 6 and all the books following in this zombie series has less of these detour's.
Love this series. The jokes, sarcasm, and action keep it so faced paced while telling a great tale. This book started out following the same trend, but stalled. No spoilers and it's worth listening too, just don't expect to feel good at the end.
This series has been a great one up and until this book. I'd fallen in love with the quick pace of the series, learning about the characters and just the overall writing style, however this book could be categorized as an over-drawn, money grabbing, waste of time. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone and am contemplating asking for my money back. The entire book could have been wrapped up in about 3 chapters, or even just added into another one of the books in the series as an bonus chapter.
The earlier books in the series were very very good. With loads of action, dialogue and character development.
Sean Runnette really brought out the characters' personalities and made up for some of Tufo's literary misgivings.
This was not worth reading and is dissuading me from continuing on with this series.
Don't buy, rent and even listen to the abridged version of this snooze-fest.
I used to love reading but now with little time im an Audible Junkie! Audible brings sanity to mindless tasks and drives!
I agree with others comments. It's kind of a time waster but I like the series so I still recommend a listen. It's good, just not great compared to the others.
Life is a journey, why not enjoy it?
Love the continuing story told with humor, wit and the struggle to survive against the odds. Every character is fleshed out. Even if it is tragic end and a heartbreaking goodbye.
I preferred the audio edition over the print edition. Part of that is just because Sean Runnette is an incredible narrator, and he's perfect for so many of the characters. The other reason I preferred the audio over print is because there was a little bit of shuffling around--a second edition, if you will--for the audio book. The "Talbot-sode" additions were strategically places to really hit hard as they lead the reader down more of the (not at all pointless or useless) backstory and history between two of the characters.
The pacing of this book is definitely different than books 1-4 (especially than books 2-4), but I enjoyed the change. It's good to get a different pacing every once in a while, especially in a longer series like this one. I appreciate that it wasn't just another, "Oh, crap, we're traveling a big distance to get this done in the nick of time!" sequel. While the characters were relatively stationary by comparison to previous books, a lot happened. The main plot wasn't advanced so much, but Mark Tufo brought great character development and insight to the table. A couple hard-hitting events happen in this book, and they are made more painful by the fact that Tufo took the time to let us know the characters better.
One of the things I enjoy about post-apoc and/or zombie books is the interaction of the few surviving, lonely souls. Another thing I enjoy is that, somewhere in the back of your mind, you know things don't get to stay the way they are now. That luxury died with the world. At least every once in a while, big loss is going to happen. This book gave the right pacing and timing for that to happen, instead of it just occurring in the midst of frantically running around. Lastly, we as readers get an up close and personal view of the actual zombie transformation process happening in this book, which is something we didn't really get before. That was a fitting addition for this darker installment in Talbot's tales.
I'm a big Mark Tufto fan, and I really enjoyed the first 4 Zombie Fallout books. Unluckily the story is getting a bit stale, and this one didn't really work for me. It is still fun, but I was a bit disappointed.