This series takes you from hysterical laughter to gruesome death. The characters are engaging. Every loss breaks your heart, but the wit and funny situations bring you back to laughing. So very happy that I found this series!
would recommend to some. series is good and has new take on zombies and vampires and such.
there should be a rule that the timeline in book must at least be longer than the actual length of the audible narrative. The story is good but it drags on so long. This author could spend chapters lamenting on how a character feels with zombie goo on his clothes. GET ON WITH THE STORY. Seems like the author is trying to drag out a normal one-three book story into 100 books.
I kind of want to listen to book #7 but I figure after 10 hours of audible listening, the main character will not reach the end of their driveway from the house.
Love that we get to know the side characters a bit more.
The story is wonderfully written, I love that I get to hear different perspectives, it makes for an awesome experience overall
CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THE TUFO/RUNNETTE combo!
This is a weird little series. It took me halfway through the first book to get into the groove of the inappropriate humor, what is usually internal dialogue being external, and seemingly light-hearted approach to the zombie genre. Once I got it into my head that this felt like a character with some time and distance from the events using the "laugh or lose your mind and cry" approach it all made sense to me. I would encourage readers to hang in there, get through the first book, and see if it doesn't grow on you. If I hadn't paid 20 bucks for the audio book I would have stopped a chapter in. I'm soooo glad I didn't because now I'm on book 6 and I love this series. This isn't a humorous take on zombies. It is a character (like cops, military, er nurses etc) using sarcasm and black humor to get through tragedy and horror.
perfect for the character
This story is so captivating and its down to earth humor is killing me! Mike Talbot is one heck of a character as are all of the people he meets up with. Sean Runnette is a heck of a narrator and makes it sound easy to change the voices to keep the characters alive. I hope this story keeps on going. Each time I buy a new book I re-listen to the whole series.
Yes, I think people that aren't into zombie's would enjoy all the characters.
My kids are now listening and are now hooked on the books.
I liked it all
couldn't say I enjoyed the whole book.
can't wait for book 7 I need my zombie fix
The entire series keeps you captivated
Visualizing Mike in a foil hat
Mike arriving home
Very funny while being exciting and drama filled
I might listen to it again, but I have always had a difficult time re-reading something. However, don't let that take away from this book. It does what is very hard to do in a series, be better than the first book.
The action was really ramped up in this one, but the best part of the book is John the Tripper. He might be my new favorite literary character. His dialogue and the stuff he and Mike get into and out of is great!
I found it very easy to listen to and he did a great job of keeping the character voices separate. I never really wondered what character was saying what because his narration was superb.
I wanted to, but circumstances forced me to break it up into two bits.
This book is great. Again, Tufo is not what I would consider a top flight writer. He has a great story and does a decent job in telling it, just an average to below average writer from a technical aspect. This book, and the series as a whole, left me wanting another book and probably another one after that. When you write for a living, what better compliment can you have than to have your readers want to read more of your stories?
I enjoy well researched historical fiction where I feel like I've learned something as well as being entertained.
Yes, I've read most of Tufo's books
Tufo is a mad story teller who weaves a wild tale as if he's telling ghost stories around a campfire on a cold, dark night. The history doesn't always line up, the characters are inconsistent and the storyline sometimes leaps off the narrative tracks like a out of control locomotive - but it doesn't matter! The stories are so entertaining and frantic that the reader only has time to hold on to the edge of their seat in anticipation of the next wild turn of events. The stories are original, creative and fresh. It sounds like Tufo has his Uncle Joe narrating the books and while it's a little grating at times - thats ok too because this is low budget, "B" reel entertainment at it's best. I've read lots of books & stories in the "guerrilla zombie" genre (ie. written by non professional writers) and Tufo is the King!
A note - I use the term "guerrilla zombie" writer loosley inre Mr. Tufo because he has now written so much that he likely qualifies as a "professional writer". I certainly hope his income befits his efforts. Nonetheless, he seems to have started that way or at least he has mastered the sound and feel of the niche.
I'm so sad this is the last (at least for now) of the Zombie Fallout series. I've actually had book one in my library for several months and went through books 1-6 in the course of a month and a half.
Book 6 was action packed and everything came full circle. Literally. Excellent.
I will miss the Talbot family, BT, and Tommy for keeping me company on the treadmill, the kitchen and in traffic. Thank you Mark Tufo for creating such memorable characters and story and Sean Runnette for setting a high bar on audio book narration.