Mark Tufos' Till Death Do Us Part Zombie Fallout 6
Yes looks like it would
Yes i have already recommended this book to my friends, and they are hooked too ! This author introduces you too an average bloke in this story that could be just like you , and takes you on a wild ride !!
A memorable moment in the book is when the main character looses his cat, his friend and companion throughout this terrible ordeal , and is desperately looking for him and you as a reader identify with the emotion for a pet thought lost .
I really enjoyed the narrator i thought it was a clear and emotional narration ,and would definitely listen to more by Nick Podehl.
have listened to the sequel, and waiting on the third installment !!
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
I enjoyed the first half of the book quite a bit: a story about how a well-prepared man faces the development/existence of a zombie horde. Sure, the main character was a bit too prepared for a guy with his background and job, but still, it was believable. And the way information on the initial sickness was shared (or not) felt very realistic. (Oh, I am pretty sure the technical aspects of, say, diving, guns, or solar panels, etc, were creatively interpreted, but I didn't mind, since I don't really care what size bullet goes into what type of gun anyway.)
About halfway through, the story took a little turn from a survivalist story to a "spy-thriller" wannabe. Which might have been okay - if this aspect had been more than a "let's have the main character get caught up in some spy-ops in order to show him facing zombies". This entire thread is sorta wrapped up, but the reader is never given any information as to the point behind these events. Perhaps it is a thread intended to be brought up in the next book in the series, but, as it is here, it is just a huge red herring put into the story for no purpose other than to have an excuse for the main character to meet a sidekick and venture into zombieland.
There were some other weak points that became more noticeable as the story progressed: especially in regards to the main character's cat. Even if you assume that the main character would risk his own life to save that of his cat... why would he take it out of its cage and tie it to a string with the plan that it would walk beside him during a thunderstorm/zombie attack... hey, I can suspend disbelief and accept zombies, and even that silly spy-ops thread, but a) what cat would walk beside you as if it were on a leash and b) what cat would walk beside you in a thunderstorm, leash or not c) and why would anyone think a cat would come to them when they called it (regardless that it is during a thunderstorm/abandoned building/zombie attack)?
The ending left even more to be desired. I think it is intended to set up the next installment of the series, but the way the main character "found" other survivors was just a smidge beyond believable (another installment of wonder-cat adventures here). And I really hope that the "love interest" hinted at in the next book is not the same one hinted at in this one because I am really tired of male authors assuming that 17 year old girls would be as interested in 30 year old men as these men are in teenage girls.
It isn't overly gory, there is no sex, and I don't recall any excessive swearing. The narration is good and I think the translation to English was accurate enough. Overall it is a reasonable/average entry in the zombie genre. I won't, however, be reading the next in the series since the best part of this book was how the virus/information spread, and how the world initially dealt with this spread.
Less cliche "hollywood" writing and a little more research on the firearms used.
The characters are pretty good, the story as well. It had a lot of potential. But then there were way too many instances where the writing is just too overdramatic and "hollywood". It was like reading a B movie. And the fact that the characters, who have been in danger for literally days but yet they are constantly "cocking" their AK-47s. First of all you don't "cock" an assault rifle, it's not a pistol. You chamber a round. And second, even if you call the chambering "cocking" you would do it once and it would stay chambered until you emptied your magazine. It's like a bad movie where the star has to pump his shotgun every time he walks into a room even though he hasn't fired it. And the last, utterly annoying part, is the fact that they don't call zombies "zombies". Maybe it's the translator's fault, or publisher for making that choice during translation, but even the title is Apocalypse "Z". Z is for zombie! The whole time they're called "creatures" and "monsters" and "things" or my favorite "Predators". Sheesh, call them what they are.
And the straw that broke the camels back, the reason I won't download the next book in the series... [SPOILER] why the hell do the zombies suddenly have intelligence and a self preservation instinct? Seriously? All through the book they are mindless zombies that will walk right into gunfire (like they are supposed too) then at the end they are running from a forest fire like deer. That was just dumb.
I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who likes books in the Apocalypse Genre. Normally I do not care for books that are written in a journal type form and I rarely purchase books that are translated into English. I believe I made this purchase because it was a cheap price and I was trying to load my audible account with books to listen to while traveling. This book surprised me! The hero of the book knows more about legal paperwork than he does about any sort of weaponry. Having lost his wife in a car accident he has become closely attached to his cat, Lucullus. This attachment proves to a be a life saver since he refuses to seek safety in the Safe Havens because pets are not allowed. Most apocalyptic novels focus on the survivor's abilities to be bad asses. Not this one. Our protagonist will slay zombies if the situation warrants it but he is clear about being reluctant. I really could identify with the characters emotions as I too would be most reluctant to deal with these creatures. Toting the cat around adds a nice element to the story. I enjoyed the audio book so much that I just purchased the second book.
Engaging, fun, graphic
The Magic of Recluce- Both are first person narratives, and while the methods differ, (one is a blog and one is a recounting) both stories are about learning and adapting on the road.
This guy is amazing! His accents are great so you can always tell when the dialogue shifts from person to person.
I gasped a few times when things started to get bad
I hope the second and third books are as good as this one!
Actually, today is 10-23-13 and I just finished it for the fourth time. Additionally I will listen to it again, maybe in a year. Why? Despite the fact that this book was originally written in Spanish and translated into English, the Apocalypse Z is a genuinely good book. 99.9% of the book is relateable even through the culture gap.
The book is written in journal form from the prespective of the main protagonist. So much of the story is monologue. The dialog that does exist between other characters is often interrupted and cut short. What I'm saying is that you don't have a choice but to get really cozy with...I can't even think of his name...the antagonist calls him Mr. Lawyer.
Actually I am currently listening to this books sequel. Other than that...no. So I can't give you a comparison.
Yes, this book was engaging to me. I found myself wishing I didn't have to turn it off.
This book translated really well but you'll have to forgive Manel, he tells several jokes that just didn't make sense to me. I blame cultural barriers.
The joy of listening to a good book is almost the best experience one can have. In my car on a long drive, sitting on the beach or in the forest, I love listening to books.
YES! I will listen to it again. This story captured me from the first 10 minutes. The story is one of the better of the genre. Next to WWZ it's going to be difficult to find a better zombie book and I love zombie stories.
The performer was excellent. He has a very distinct voice that works for the listener. He captures you with his performance and makes you feel as though you are there.
Luculus the Cat! That poor little guy.
I actually loved the beginning of the book when things were falling apart.
It's my second favorite Zombie book behind the master classic World War Z.
Nick Podel is by far my favorite narrator, and on top of that this book is really well written and translated. If you like zombie stories or watch Walking Dead, you'll love this story.
Fun, a lot of fun, pure story! Very fast paced. It's also bad but in a not so bad way. Have you ever watched Land of the Lost? (1970's television) Chaka is just so cute, you want to pat him on the back and can imagine feeling the costume zipper as you do. Then you wonder if the slesstacks were grumpy by nature or if it was simply the combination of those rubber suits and the hot stage lights.
The show is horrible! But we love it right? Yes sir, every bit. Technical problems and everything, we love it. (Well, at least I did.)
This book felt the same. I think the technical problems were huge. My wife chides me and reminds me that it is TRANSLATED. Well, sorry but translation does not stop me from cringing when I hear about setting the safety on a Glock. (Maybe in Spain they have an external safety? Uh, no.)
I got the feeling this guy was writing about things he really did not know about. (Guns, sail boats, scuba diving, car parts.) The biggest whammy went something like, "The SUV's battery was completely dead. Good thing I had an extra in the bottom of my backpack. We picked it up in the..." What? Was the battery lost between your chapstick and your gum? Did you know that a car batter is just a tiny bit bigger than say a flashlight battery? For those that don't know: Car batteries are large, very heavy and full of lead and acid. It would take a large backpack and a small battery just to get one inside, but don't tip it or it might spill acid all over. Carrying one of these for an average guy means grunting and groaning. Don't tell me you just happen to have an extra in the bottom of your backpack! That would be as logical as suddenly remembering that you had an extra skunk in your back pocket.
Am I being mean? I hope not too mean because I was able to get past all this and enjoy the book despite the problems. I will read the next if comes out here on Audible and in English.
I bought this because I had long drive I had to get up very early for. It kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat. Lots of fun. Zombyriffic!