It's funny and keeps your interest the whole book long
to many but every time he makes fun of durgan is great
lough out loud so many times people driving by must have thought i was a loon
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
You betcha! My favorite author and narrator.
Seemed a little unbelievable. How does a college student turn into a General of a highly covert, underground, elite fighting force that is the 'last great hope' of the earth? Seems highly implausible. Enjoyed the basic plot, but found the underlying story hard to believe.
I found the killing of the people who wanted to leave the complex very disturbing, but highly believable. Humans are routinely confronted with situations that change their perspective in life and death, loyalty, and basic compassion. I don't believe those sent out to 'remove the threat' as bad people, only humans that feel that the renegades are going to destroy their hope for survival.
Liked it well enough to read all three books.
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.
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!
Great science fiction tells us more about ourselves than works of non-fiction.
I don't think I will listen to Indian Hill again because it lacks the depth required for me to go back. This is an easy read that does not require much thought or contemplation.
I find alien invasion stories endlessly entertaining. The mass abduction storyline was an interesting idea and the idea of having the abductees compete in gladiator style games was entertaining. I enjoyed Tufo’s description of the combat scenes and his ideas regarding the darker side of humanity displayed in the arena were interesting. I am not sure Tufo did a good job of selling me on the motivations for abducting people and having them fight for their amusement (and research). I found the description of the alien race to be a bit uninspired and I don’t feel though they displayed the appropriate intelligence to have accomplished what they were said to have. Their motivations seemed contrived to write about gladiator games with a science fiction twist.
The only character of consequence in this book is Michael Talbot. I found the character's early years to be very relatable and likeable. His development throughout the gladiatorial games was kind of off putting for me but overall not entirely unbelievable, given the circumstances the character was put in. I am not sure if Tufo was unable to come up with more meaningful character interactions for Michael or if he felt his self imposed isolation was a realistic reaction to the stresses he was under. Either way, I would have preferred more interactions with other characters.
Fight for Humanity!
I would only recommend it to males in their young adulthood looking for insert themselves into a male power fantasy. The lack of a strong (or even likeable) female character would likely preclude this from being enjoyed by almost any other demographic.