I loved zombie fallout, I couldn't stop listening to it. I'm a truck driver so I listen to a lot of books. The narration was good as always from sean, but I just couldn't get into to it. It's to depressing, my opinion it's over the top. I get why he's so depressed through the book, but come on I'm 3/4 of the way through lighten it up a little. Most of the book is how depressed he is and why. I loved his witty banter with other people, think it made the zombie fallout books so good. Almost none of it in this one, maybe it gets better but I probably won't find out.
Excellent book and a great start to another series. As good as the writing is the narrator gets a huge round of applause. His take on the main character, Mike, is exceptional!!
Love epic fantasy, war stories, monsters, and zombies.
I loved Mike in the Zombie Fallout books. It was the character's voice (not the actor; I mean the expressions and attitude of the character) that made those books stand out from others in the genre. Mike was a up-beat, can-do everyman whose quips and a positive outlook managed to survive the ZA. He kept his humor and his moral code, and collected fun friends along the way. AND there was still action and violence.
So I bought this thinking I'd get the same. OMG. I wanted to shoot myself after the first few chapters. The tone was defeated and the story line, stalled. Maybe it got better after the first few chapters, but I'll never know - I'm not picking up that flat and dull piece of work again.
Sean Runnette did the best he could with what he had, I guess.
I live to ride my bike.
I enjoyed the Talbot zombie series. I could not get into this or the Indian Hill series because Tufo uses the same characters. In the introduction Tufo says this is a stand alone but on the same time line. I was confused in the start of chapter one when in the main character, Mike Talbot begins the story, as usual with a journal entry. He is the main character in the zombie and Indian Hill series.
Talbot use the same narrator, which reinforce that sameness from the other series. The characters has the same personality characteristics. Despite what he says, understanding Mike's character and relationship with Tommy does play in this book, at least in the beginning. If you have not read the zombie series, you will not understand the significance of Henry or the pop tart reference.
I did not even get to chapter two before I was finish. Why can't Tufo just create new characters. If your three series are stand alone, create new characters. If they are not, put them in a chronological order.
Awesome book but I suggest listening to his Zombie series first... 7 days I have listened to 5 books. That's how great they are..
5 all around. The reader is very versed in voice and emotion. I love this guy. This is not a continuation of zombie fallout in true form. Follows up to book 6 of that series. Then follows a tangent from that series. Don't focus on that or you will only enjoy it for 4 stars worth. You can find more emotional backstory if you just absorb what mark has to give.