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.
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Mark Tufo is a great storyteller! Sean Runette is a great reader! Need I say more? I am already downloading the next Indian Hill book :)
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.
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When I read the summary I was a little confused and disappointed that it was the same main character as that series. But what could be better than a zombie series, why an alien invasion series of course. I have been a big science fiction fan since I was a kid so I was interested to hear Tufo’s spin on it.
Once I started the audiobook I immediately had apprehension with the cast line being almost exactly the same, but that went away fairly quickly. Once I realized that Tufo is laying out an alternate reality rather than adding on to what I already know.
Mark Tufo has a unique and witty way of really deep character building. So we start the book off going back to Michael Talbot’s childhood where he meets his best friend Paul. They grow up and go to college getting into hilarious trouble along the way.
At college Michael goes to an outdoor concert where the listeners are abducted by aliens. Instead of your typical experimentation on humans this is where Tufo puts his touch on it. All the male prisoners are forced into a gladiator style, fight to the death, completion. The females are then awarded to the male prisoners as their spoils. As the completion progresses the victor gets more spoils, bigger accommodations and so forth.
During all this Paul is upset that the government isn’t doing more to investigate what happened at the concert. So he does some looking around and finds out it was an alien abduction. Based on the governments reaction and response he decides to buy a piece of land from their childhood called Indian Hill and turn into a bunker for his militia, The Planetary Defense.
We go through a few chapters where nothing major happens, Mike is fighting and winning, Paul is building a bunker and an army. Most audiobooks would get stagnant here, and while my attention waned a little, the sarcasm and humor brought me back pretty quickly.
At some point Mike discovers he isn’t only fighting for his life but for the right to be with his earth girlfriend who is the best spoil, and also to protect all of the woman he has “won”. The last fight is really bad one, which he wins of course, but then he takes the supreme leader hostage and fights his way to a shuttle and flies back to earth.
While the fighting and bunker building seem drawn out it is clear that it is building into a bigger story, so it is worth it. After they return to earth that is the end of the book…until Indian Hill 2.
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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!
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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.