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.
it's rare that I quit a book rather than finish it, but this was just too stupid. the beginning is interesting. the setting and premise for the story are also interesting. but the main character is not only a complete moron, but also a platform for the author to preach about how humans are destroying nature. one or the other I can withstand in small doses, but when the whole plot revolves around the protagonist doing the dumbest thing he can in order to rant about man made evils, I bail. I get it, it's a post apocalypse setting, make the point and move the story along. using a really dumb character to beat me over the head with "tech is unnatural and evil" rantings just wastes my time and money. sean runnette is a good narrator, but this is not his finest performance. not much difference between characters though still well read.
Top 5, easily.
Revisiting the Talbot homestead. It was nostalgic, bittersweet, and firmly grasps the heartstrings.
In my head, Sean Runnette IS Michael Talbot. He does an amazing job capturing the personality of this character and making him 3-dimensional.
Meeting Bailey for the first time. I laughed and cried over this character-- you will too if you loved the ZF series.
Mark Tufo does it again!
the narrator is good, they said you don't need to read the other series to enjoy this one, but three hours in and I still feel like I'm missing A LOT. There is a TON of baggage/history the main character has from the first series that I'm just missing.That said, that's not the only reason i'm not listening anymore. Random anti-muslim comment by main character. Maybe i'm hyper sensitive these days, but it just struck a nerve. Really? I book about a half vampire fighting werewolves, sorry, lycans, and he goes for the anti muslim comment? After that I did some digging, apparently it's not the first time the author/main character has made these kind of statements in his writing. No the books aren't anti-muslim propaganda but, I also don't need to keep listening to see there are more. So, totally up to you peeps. It's not nasty/horrible, etc. But hey, racism is racism. And frankly, it wasn't necessary to the story and just left a sour taste in my mouth. If i want to listen to that crap I can turn on the news. So, fair warning my fellow listeners.
I hadn't read the Zombie Fallout series and I was worried I might miss things but really this book stands great on its own. Honestly, when I went to listen to Zombie Fallout after this one, it was a let down. I mean it's good too but this was great. Mike Talbot is awesome, love that guy. I will say this, prepare yourself for loss. I wasn't happy with it and thought it shouldn't have happened.