can't get enough
if I had to pick one moment it would be when Michael finds out that he wasn't married to Jhendelyn (sorry if i spelt that wrong) and he watches her walk away.
All of it. He IS Michael Talbot.
yes when jhendelyn and the baby died I was on the edge of tears and I don't even get the urge to cry when I cut onions.
This book is amazing. it's a completely separate book from anything mark tufo has written at the same time is an integral part of the Talbot universe. it is another step on the ladder of Mark Tufo's imagination. when you reach the top your mind will cease to exist as it is swept away by the wonder and brilliance that is Mark Tufo.
I felt this book was good and kept attention in the beginning. The end was rushed and not good at all.
Once again, Sean Runnette is Mike Talbot. Sean has captured the essence of Mike Talbot's character and delivers over & over. Best of all, he can do female voices well enough that one doesn't cringe or want to pitch a book at him like some male interpretations of a women's voice.
I think the only big problem I had was trying to separate this Mike Talbot with the adult Mike Talbot fighting zombie's. I really didn't enjoy this Talbot as much. I think it would have been much better to create a wholey different character.
I have loved all the books I have "read" of Mark Tufo (maybe with the exception of Timothy). The writing was strong enough to cause me to actually cry at the death of one of the characters and believe me, thats not an easy thing to do!
I truly think that if you buy this book, you will not be disappointed.
Prequel to my favorite zombie series that is as entertaining as the Zombie Fallout series. I am going to the Indian hill series next as he has not disappointed me yet. If you love rampant sarcasm, quick one liners all mixed with some drama this book is for you too!!
This book is pure entertainment at its finest. It's not going to solve world hunger or bring any epiphanies about world peace,but if you are looking to laugh and cry and get attached to characters this book is a winner.
I could not put The Spirit Clearing aside--and I did not want to do anything while I was listening for fear I would miss something, a sarcastic remark or a pivotal moment. This also resolves several question that were left hanging in the zombie fallout series. I am going to listen to them again as this reminded me how much I enjoyed them the first go round!
I went to Mark Tufo's website and I get the definite impression that he channels Mike Talbot..
Alternately boring, sappy, and senseless. The story never seemed to go anywhere. The characters did random things for no apparent reason, then abruptly changed their mind or attitude and did the opposite. SPOILER ALERT: The whole "it never really happened" explanation is totally unsatisfying.
SPOILER ALERT: A whole book that was pretty much a dream, with the abrupt unexplained shifts-in-reality that occur in dreams, is pretty frustrating to read/hear. It's like someone telling you about their wacky nightmare for 9+ hours. For example, the sheriff shows up and is oddly hostile, says some other-wordly creepy things, but then later shows up and is friendly. The main character just accepts this with no question.
I would have liked a story that builds into something more meaningful than, "Oh, you just imagined it." The weak explanation about the young souls not being ready to be collected just makes no sense. The characters can't even make sense of it, let alone the reader/listener.
I thought the narrator did a good job.
The Spirit Clearing itself. It had no meaning to the rest of the story, as far as I can tell.
I did enjoy the "smart ass" humor, though at sometimes the jokes were completely out of place with the scenarios.
Absolutely fantastic! The twists and turns are so perfectly Mike. Have turned on many friends to his works, and they're all hooked too! The Audible version, as read by the inimitable Sean Runette, is the perfect narrator for Mike.
It was a good story but far from the best of Michael Talbot. Kinda kept waiting for it to get down to it or the battle to begin and Mike to become the warrior that he becomes in the other Talbot adventures but it never did. I guess just not what I expect when I think about a Michael Talbot adventure.
I've loved reading Mark Tufo's books immensely. I enjoy his style and sense of Mike's humor. I really got caught up with Mike's life and looked forward to his antics. I came to associate Sean Runnette AS Mike Talbot, imagining his voice coming from Mike's mouth. wasnt so sure when I stayed out reading the books, but I quickly became a fan. I hope to read more of Mark Tufo's work. Read all his zombie books, Timothy, Indian Hill, Riley, A Shrouded World and the rest. I'm hoping for further books to enjoy.