Only Mark Tufo could get me through a book about aliens. Kind of fun going back in time & seeing a younger Mike Talbot. The series of fights got a little repetitive but each one moves the story forward some. I'll listen to #2 even though aliens are really not my thing. And, as always, I think Mark Tufo-Sean Runnette might be the best author-narrator pairing ever.
I really didn't then I was going to be able to get into another series by Mark. I was sadly mistaken as soon as I started listening to this I was immediately hooked. the way mark portrays Michael in growing up in a shitty town with nowhere to go hit home. I have spent many a nights back home in my teens making up stories in my head of alien invasions and what I would do with the girl of my dreams in saving humanity. honestly good job Mr. Tofu in making another series that I am excited to continue. Sean Runnette I would like you to read the McDonald's menu to me on my death bed. And Mike Talbot you are a character that I can truly relate to. thank you.
The first time I read/listened to Mark Tufo it was with Zombie Fallout and I was hooked. So I decided to try another of his series about alien invasion. The author has a way of writing that makes you see ordinary things in a whole different way. The narrator brings his own flavor that makes the story seem more alive. The story, on the other hand, was way too graphic and had one too many detailed scenes of torture, rape, and death for me to believe this is what ordinary humans (especially ones who were abducted from a rock/hippy type concert) will do in extreme circumstances. Because of that, the story could not hold my interest.
If the reader/listener likes horror stories about alien abductions where people are put in "to the death" gladiator matches with other humans and men devolving rapidly and raping, torturing, and killing the women they win in these contests, this is a good story. But not very realistic (ha ha) even for a sci-fi horror story.
This is the first Mark Tufo book that I have read that wasn't directly tied to the Zombie Fallout series. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it is. The writing is solid and it allows you to really visualize what is taking place in Mike's world. As always the Sean Runnette is amazing as the voice of Mike Talbot. I am downloading the second book in this series and I am looking forward to seeing what comes next for Mike. Excellent read!
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
Starting off slow but really brining it home during the second half, Indian Hill is a gory, grown up version of the hunger games with Aliens rather than an oppressive government. Throughout it all Mike Talbot keeps his wise ass cracks and sarcasm as he fights his fellow man and aliens to warn the earth of the coming invasion. If you’re a fan of the characters in the Zombie Fallout series I think you’ll find this series just as engaging.
As always Sean Runnette does a great job of bringing the story to life. From the New England accent to the halting alien speak, he can do it all!
I couldn't finish it. It started out okay, but then it got worse and worse to the point that I didn't care how it ended. Sex and violence and unspeakable acts are just not for me.
Absolutely!!! I have become obsessed with the character Mike Talbot! Mark Tufo has left an everlasting mark on me and has changed the way I think a character should be presented to the reader. The people in his book(s) become your friend and then your family! I have become so involved in his stories that I have actually laughed out loud one minute and then found myself in tears the next. I can't even compare Mark Tufo to another author because he is one in a million and will be the author others want to be compared to!!!
I can't because it is so original. It is based on an alien invasion and how people handle being thrown into turmoil.......will you become a better person in the end or will you become a monster?
I have listened to Zombie Fallout 1-5 and Timothy by Mark Tufo. Sean Runnette in my mind is Mike Talbot and can't imagine anyone else reading these books. He is amazing!!!
This is not the worst book I have ever listened too, but it sure is near the bottom. The story rambles on and on and I never really cared if our hero survived or not. There is a whole secondary story of his friends that never goes anywhere. At first I wasn't sure if it was the performance (the delivery was so flat), but after the first couple of hours it became evident that the writing that was the real problem.
I had read the reviews of others and kept waiting for the story and writing to improve, but it never did. I hate to say anything negative about a book, because I know that a writer pours his heart and soul into the work, but this time I just couldn't keep quiet.
Not as good as his Zombie Fallout series even though it recycles some of the characters.
Interesting book that i found funny at times.
Not a zombie book for those wondering.
Worth the credit in my opinion.
Anyone that hasn't listened to mark tufo's zombie fallout series i think may like this book.
Michael was obviously :)
I first got onto mark tufo through his zombie fallout series, after listening to that series it makes this book seem like a cheap knock off (even tho i think this book was written before zombie fallout,and both books use the same characters) I just couldnt get really into this book because some of the characters in this book are completely different to how I have grown to like them in the fallout series....