Once again, Talbot is trying to keep his family safe, trying to get them back to his brother Ron's compound. It is the only place he feels they will be safe. Tomas is still manipulating him and as much of the situation as he can but he is still too much of an unknown. Allowing Tomas to turn him into a half vamp is not what he would have wanted but it was the only way to get out of a very bad situation. His family has always been his priority and this time he decides it's time to stop running and take the fight to Eliza. There are plenty of Talbot moments and Deneaunx is a surprise, But this is the Zombie apocalypse so there is tradgedy, some heart breaking. And it is what makes a Talbot adventure everything we expect it to be. And of course let us not forget Sean Runnette; I never get tired of listening to him. His narration of ZF brings Michael Talbot to life with all the nuances, snide remarks, sarcasm, OCD, germaphobia....well you get the picture... that Tufo has infused in his written word. Kudos to both writer and narrator for a great job.
after reading the reviews, I was skeptical. but tufo came through, with a great story. I thought the remembrance from the past was apt, and it added to the depth of the story.
Characters are intriguing. The story is solid in the right places. Mark Tufo's End of the World has a hero I can't help but like. Dis agreeing with his take on pet preferences and the role women play in his stories is easy. (Low hanging Fruit.). But, his fantasy of brothers in arms and family loyalty is touching. He telegraphs the fate of many of his characters. ...you know who should die ugly. ...you know whose theater will break your heart. He pulls those strings fairly predictable. But, it still works. It is a fun and funny trip.
the cats left me disturbed and Deneaux left me angry. Deneaux would be a scarier opponent than Eliza if she were turned.
Mark Tufo is such a great storyteller! The Zombie Fallout books just keep sucking me in more and more! And Sean Runnette is the best narrator I have heard in a long time. I can listen to him (and I do!) for hours and not get bored! Mark and Sean are a perfect combination!
I love the flashbacks. I guess they're those things that you either like and don't mind the story being interrupted or you don't like and want the plot to just blast ahead. But for me, it's character growth and I feel like I'm getting to know more and more about these people I've came to feel like are part of my world now. Plus, getting to the end as slowly as possible is something I like. Yes. Drag this story on. Because I don't want it to ever end. The things that Mike gets into and his youth is always something I like hearing about. And I do enjoy hearing about Eliza and Tommy's pasts, as well. This book brought more to life about them and I keep finding myself wondering what the F will happen next!
That being said, man this was a rough book. The end isn't pretty and it probably scarred me for life, especially being a cat lover. I hate Vivian. With a passion. I can't wait for her demise and I hope it's a good one.
Anything written by Mark Tufo deserves five stars I've yet to read a book from him that has not been absolutely amazing the writing is incredible the imagination Mark has is unbelievable!
Ok so my only issue with this story is like many others have said the author threw in a ton of useless flashbacks to their college day hijinks and/or the middle aged drunken parties. I mean while many of them were interesting they had nothing whatsoever to do with the actual story other than as filler to extend the actual story. Multiple times I had to fight the urge to skip over a flashback thinking there must be a reason or so thing that will explain why such a long flashback was included but there wasn't. Feel free to skip any flashbacks except those with Thomas or Eliza as those are the only ones that have any real meaning to the story.
Love this series. I'm on my second round of listening. For me to reread or relisten to a book means I loved it. I'm mainly I am starting over because I just purchased book 9 and want to make sure I haven't forgotten one yummy word! Ready for book 6! See you in a couple days!
I have to agree with the others. The 40+ minute flashbacks were really annoying when all I wanted was to hear the rest of the main story lines. Would have been much better if they were short and to the point. Excellent performance as usual and I'm still hooked, this book just didn't agree with me.