This book is just a big setup for the next book.
Quit coming up with reasons to stall the plot. Add more content and less situations that just drop off in the next book. I get it more books more money... but this one was a big snoozer.
This narrator has grown on me. He found a good balance between his accent and the accent of different characters.
The middle of the book we get into another... We're trapped here.... lets save these people.... OH wait we're split up.... now lets re find everyone....
You can listen to the first 1/4th of the book and last 1/4 of the book and won't lose anything in the next one.
Zombie fallout is ranked according to the book series. book one is ranked one book two is ranked two and so on.
what I like best is that it felt real. every character had a pulse (except Tomas and Eliza but not for lack of trying) every drop of blood had weight and every step had a purpose. I was hooked When some a**hole licked his peep hole and I'm sure you will be too.
Michael Talbot of course but BT was nipping at his heels followed by Henry.
Out of book 1 through 5 I believe Paul's death was the most moving. RIP Paul.
I loved book 1-5. the Zombie Fallout series is by far one of the best. If you haven't listened to them yet you should check em out. I can't understand why anybody would give them a bad review obviously they're not really listening to them either that or they're just retarded.
34-yr old African IT professional who relies on great audiobooks to get him through boring and repetitive work days. Also while driving!
I enjoyed the first couple of books in the series, I really did. I thought Mike's neuroses were great fun and the whole Talbot family is crazy but in a good way although I've never taken a liking to his wife Tracy who strikes me as a somewhat violent (she repeatedly smacks her husband around and I'm sorry but no one should be smacking their partner around regardless of their gender), unfair (she always seems to blame her husband for dragging her sons into danger even though he does that in an effort to save others and it's not like he's forcing his sons against their will) and rather cold (she worries more about her sons than her husband more often than not, practically hating him and displaying a complete disregard for his well-being which make her infrequent displays of affection towards him all the more glaring).
I also find the Talbot banter, constant witticism and joking behaviour/conversations to be rather tiresome at this point in the series. I mean seriously, would people who find themselves living in a zombie apocalypse and in constant perilous situations find the time to joke around and make cracks at each other's expense on a continuous basis? This wasn't so much of an issue in the earlier books as their predicaments weren't nearly as dire and hadn't been going on for as long but I just find it hard to believe this far into the series.
Furthermore some of the more prominent characters such as BT feel under-developed and somewhat stereotypical: BT is seemingly the only African-American to have survived the zombie apocalypse and of course he's this huge and incredibly strong guy who appears to have no interest or sense of self beyond the Talbot family.
There are other issues that others have mentioned here and put all together have cemented my decision in ending my listening of this series. I was really hoping to be able to stick it out for Lycan Fallout: Rise of the Werewolf as I love all things werewolf but I simply can't.
I've read or listened to the entire Zombie Fallout series so far. It's fast paced and great for mindless reading/listening. It's getting a little out there in terms of fiction at this point but it's still entertaining and not too ridiculous. If you've read "The Stand" it has a similar but different twist. It's hard to explain without spoilers but if you've read this far into the series I'm sure you saw it coming.
It moves fast and keeps the pace.
Grover Gardner maybe. Even though his pace is too slow, his ability to relay characters is much better and would make the main character much less annoying.
Nope, it was just entertaining.
If you like the Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Survival genre it's worth listening. Put the speed at x1.5 and push through the beginning, you'll be hooked.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
The narration...it was good..lots of humor..but a dark tale...
No comparison..this is a funny zombie series...lots of adventure and action!
He is a great narrator..very emotive and good with voices and scene setting!
Omg the end with Paul and Mike...no spoilers, but it will break your heart!!!
Even thought this is the least fave of the series..it was well worth my time and credit...I am continuing..on to book 6...I love this series so much and am happy I found it...and am sooooo curious to see what happens next...I really hope Mike and his family are going to be ok!! I recommend this series very much!! 2 thumbs up!!
Yes ... it is captivating
BT ... but they all are good. And the characters you are supposed to dislike, you REALLY don't like.
Very easy to listen to. He sounds like "Mike" now.
This is a bit different ... not our normal zombie story.
Perfect for the main character
This is a weird little series. It took me halfway through the first book to get into the groove of the inappropriate humor, what is usually internal dialogue being external, and seemingly light-hearted approach to the zombie genre. Once I got it into my head that this felt like a character with some time and distance from the events using the "laugh or lose your mind and cry" approach it all made sense to me. I would encourage readers to hang in there, get through the first book, and see if it doesn't grow on you. If I hadn't paid 20 bucks for the audio book I would have stopped a chapter in. I'm soooo glad I didn't because now I'm on book 6 and I love this series. This isn't a humorous take on zombies. It is a character (like cops, military, er nurses etc) using sarcasm and black humor to get through tragedy and horror.
best series/narrator hands down
i love the authors characters and story,best narrator I've heard
fantastic!I actually search for books by sean runnette, i love the way he reads
book?i wanted to listen to the whole series in one sitting
If the book actually contained substantive material regarding the story line. Too much time was spent on flashbacks that did not add to the plot. And what a horrible ending, Really Mr. Tufo, what were you thinking?
I would listen to ANYTHING Mr. Runnette performs.
Listening to Mr. Runnette's voice.
Yes - hopefully he will be back on track in the next book.
Still a well written story with a lot of humor. Too bad it is filled with unnescessary sidetracks that seem like stalling.
I am a fan of the series, and I will continue listening to the end - but I hope there is something better in store for me in the next book.
I particularly find the part with the murderous cats really, really weird - and even if I buy the idea of zombies and evildoers in general it just seems too much that cats should be attacking humans - especially if they have been preying on their own kind....would they still be hungry???