Love a good sci fi or thriller novel, but also enjoy some non fiction too - biographies, marketing and business books.
From five minutes into the first Zombie Fallout novel, I was hooked. Mark Tufo's writing and Sean Runnette's narration are a match made in heaven. I hope to hear more from this duo in the future.
I had read (or rather, listened) to books one through four - totally skipped five based on a myriad of poor reviews - and signed up for audible just so I could listen to the conclusion of this series. (of course, now I'm completely hooked on audible and find myself buying and listening to new books way more often than I anticipated).
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, though it doesn't compare to books one or two. I was glad to finally learn the back story of Eliza and quite liked the new hippie millionaire he stumbled across. I found it easier to just roll with the story and not think too deep about how illogical some of the plot points were, like how you watch an episode of the A-Team where a jeep blows up, flips over, and the passenger crawl out like nothing happened. It's still a fun ride, albeit an implausible one.
I will give it this - I was totally surprised by the end. Possible setup for a prequel?
Say something about yourself!
Still a great story!! Mike comes across a few new characters. One of which.. John the Tripper. I found to be very fun. Its interesting to listen to Mike try to adapt is normal communication as his normal sarcasm is lost here. Listen to story and you will understand my meaning.
The ending is good but not what I was thinking. I thought something more dramatic. Its the very end where Mike is writing in his journal that makes me want to buy book 7 right now!!!! It "starts" to answer a question I have had all along. Why is Eliza to fixated on the Talbot's? It was never addressed that I recall until now.
A great series with a great reader.
Highly recommend this book and series
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?