I'm a HUGE Mark Tufo (and Mike Talbot) / Sean Runnette fan but after reading the Zombie Fallout series was a little hesitant to start Indian Hill. I was afraid it wouldn't be as good or I'd learn something about Mike's story that I didn't like. Boy was I wrong. As usual it was a great big pot (no pun intended) of humor, believable plot, interesting story and edge of your seat action. You could almost see it happening. It was nice to see Paul, Mike's childhood friend who is in the Zombie series, in a new light. He was much stronger in Indian Hill and much more of a leader. You was obvious why Mike and Paul were such good friends. With this "back story" I can fully appreciate their friendship. The only thing I would change would be the beginning - it was a little slow but man oh man did the middle/end make up for it. If you're debating on whether or not to use a credit on this book - don't........go now! I'm off to get part 2!
Of course, Mark Tufo's books are written in a way where you can listen over and over and find something new everytime!!!!
umm not sure, a little bit Zobie Fall out.
When, make starts his rise up, to get outta there.
Yes, Tufo always is.
It was nice to see Paul step up to fight for humans, even with out Mike there to back him.
I'm an avid reader/listener, a disabled Navy veteran, an MBA student at University of Phoenix, and a wife & mother of 4 children.
I just finished listening to the Zombie Fallout series and I was finding myself reluctant to begin a series that has Michael Talbot doing anything but killing Zombies...I mean, aliens? Seriously? Oh Come On!!! However...my doubts were completely unfounded. This series is absolutely fantastic! Just as good as Zombie Fallout and Lycan Fallout. I definitely feel this book was well worth the credit spent. Also, there is something special about the Mark Tufo/Sean Runnette SUPER DUO. Anything they produce together is nothing short of magical :-) and I would be more than willing to spend a credit just to listen to Sean Runnette narrate Mark Tufo's grocery list! So stop reading reviews and just click the confirm button. Your search is over...you will not regret purchasing this audible!!!
I spend about 55 hours a week driving and really enjoy having a good book to pass the miles.
Just finished Indian Hill by Mark Tufo. I enjoyed the book and as always the narration by Sean Runnette was great. He captures the character of Mike perfectly. This book has some of the same characters from the Zombie Fallout series but it takes you down a completely different path. No zombies. Plenty of Aliens. Plenty of the sarcasm and wit from Talbot. Overall a good book that flows pretty well and is narrated very well. I have enjoyed Mr. Tufo's work so far and will continue to read it.
Captivating Funny Thrilling
It reminds me of the original Edgar Rice Borroughs books of lost civilizations and adventure, with more humor than should be allowed in an adventure story.
Sean Runnette IS John Talbott. His subtle ways from moving from character to character is smooth and flawless. He truly provides believability to the story and pulls the characters from the pages.
This book was good better than what I was expecting.
I like how the main charters have taken similar roles as in ZF but not the same.
Great book, but totally different than ZF
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I liked the first of the ZF series well enough...snarky humor, good old zombies and nice, simple characters.
This uneven tale begins with a nice coming-of-age story then, suddenly, as if Tufo remembered his fans, morphs into a sick, sad alien tale both predictable and juvenile. It's always so disappointing to select a listen based on the reviews and find you are one of the few. For outstanding Syfy try Hyperion, Cloud Atlas and The Blade Itself...multiple, complex story lines with outstanding characters...Tufo fans will likely not agree.
I would definately recommend this book to a friend, if fact I have recommended most of my audiobooks to them. Mark Tufo has an excellent way of bringing you into the character's life and really feeling all the pain and all the emotions THEY are feeling. I compare Mark Tufo's writting in Sci-Fi/Horror to that of George R.R. Martin in the Fantasy genre. Both the top of the barrel, both must reads.
My favorite character in this book is Mike Talbot. Cliche, I know, but really this is the book we get to feel the most for him as he is doing his damndest to get to the one he loves without dying.
Durgan was my favorite in this book, he has a way to piss you off just by his voice. Who cares what is said.
No real extreme reaction other than awe at the brilliance of the story.
YES, reduce the foul language so it's only included where necessary, and cut all the pointless sexual exploits of the main character.
I don't know. I kinda liked it, but got tired of all the sex, foul language and over-the-top gore. The sex isn't graphic or anything, but just too much of the book, and how many stinking relationships does the main character have to have?
Honestly, this is a dark book. The author starts with a fairly normal scifi story line and takes it dark and deeeeeeep. While fairly disturbing and requiring some mental processing along the way, it was so hard to stop listening. I really like books that make me think, even if they are hard to deal with in my mind... and this one is pretty messy.
I guess the truth is in the fact that I immediately downloaded the second in the series. Got to see what happens!