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Timothy | [Mark Tufo]

Timothy

Timothy was not a good man in life and being undead did little to improve his disposition. What will a man trapped in his own mind do to survive when he wakes up to find himself a zombie controlled by a self-aware virus?
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Timothy was not a good man in life and being undead did little to improve his disposition. What will a man trapped in his own mind do to survive when he wakes up to find himself a zombie controlled by a self-aware virus?

©2012 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor

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    AudioBookReviewer Madison, WI, United States 10-17-12
    AudioBookReviewer Madison, WI, United States 10-17-12 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

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    "This is no Zombie Fallout"

    Because I have listened to a handful of the Zombie Fallout series I obviously had expectations for Timothy. Boy was I wrong! Comparing Timothy to Zombie Fallout would be the equivalent of comparing apple to oranges, or my favorite comparison I could think of The Walking Dead TV show to the Brady Bunch. You think that’s a pretty extreme differentiation, yes I pulled out the thesaurus, well I don’t. I would consider the Zombie Fallout series about as family friendly as zombie books could be. Then there is Timothy taking two things we are already afraid of, clowns and zombies, add in a completely perversely deranged womanizing giant man as Timothy and you are left with an audiobook that is not for the faint of heart. My jaw dropped, I laughed out loud, I cringed, I wanted more and then it was over. I am now more scared of becoming a zombie than I ever was because just maybe I will know what is happening when I am devouring my father.

    I find it funny how at ease Sean Runnette’s voice made me when I started this audiobook. It was like seeing an old friend after years of being separated. I think what I like most about Runnette is the fact that he doesn’t have the stereotypical super deep, super polished voice over guy voice. To me his voice make me think of the everyman, imperfect, and so perfect for a narration of another Tufo audiobook. I was surprise by how with ease Runnette seemed to be with this very violent, perverted and somewhat disturbing story. I am starting to see why Runnette has narrated most if not all of Tufo’s audiobook, the two are like peanut butter and jelly, perfect for each other.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Kacey United States 08-24-12
    Kacey United States 08-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Different Perspective"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book. Its pretty graphic, so be prepared. It's interesting to see what might be happening inside the zombie. We are all use to hearing what goes on around the zombies. If you are a fan of the Zombie Fallout series, you will enjoy the end of this book. I don't want to say too much. Sean Runnette does an awesome job nararating, as always!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Abilene, TX, United States 04-18-13
    Amanda Abilene, TX, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Brutal and disturbing."

    Pros: Book is well written, plot is okay, character development is excellent, narrator is great, and the Talbots make a cameo appearance.

    Cons: Story is a bit disturbing, which can be a good or bad thing depending on how desensitized you are. Bashing a seven year old's face and head into a car dashboard, raping nuns, and mutilating women are elements I can do without. The character is so disturbing and brutal I felt mostly nauseas trying to get through the book. The character has no redeeming qualities and he does not apologize for that. He is a womanizer, rapist, murderer, and a psychopath.

    23 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Xavier Villalobos mission, TX, United States 08-20-12
    Xavier Villalobos mission, TX, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2008

    Huge Zombie fan! Need I say more?

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    "Mark Tufo never disappoints!!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Timothy to be better than the print version?

    I dont have time to read , thank god for audio books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Timothy?

    The killing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Timothy delivers what you would expect from a Mark Tufo book. You never want to hit the stop/pause button.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lyndenia New York, USA 09-07-12
    Lyndenia New York, USA 09-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "what to do while waiting for next Zombie Fallout"

    This was a good read, not as good a zomie fallout, but funny and entertaining in the Mark Tufo way. I am an avid zombie, supernatural genre reader and this is not one of my favs but it was worth the credit.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Alberta, Canada 08-20-12
    Mary Alberta, Canada 08-20-12
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    "Zombies are really hygienically challenged!"

    This story has an yech factor of about 1000 and I am not kidding! Some of the words to described what happened after a zombie chows down really made be feel bad for Sean Runnette the narrator. But true to form, he continued on with the excellent work he did with the zombie series with the Talbots. I had the distinct impression that Mark Tufo was reliving his (and probably alot of male) youth's love of all things icky in some of the descriptions what happens following the injesting of a big meal of Mexican barritos and so on.

    I really liked the Talbot series once i got into it but this story was a bit of a challenge to keep my interest and although i liked the way the story referred to Talbot series. I think its a good idea its a relatively short story; anything longer wouldn't have been worth the time.
    Thank you for reading my review, i hope it helps.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Silverton, OR, United States 03-12-13
    Jay Silverton, OR, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Turn ons??? 1) Obedience 2) Respect 3) Learning to please Master. Master does not do turn offs. He guides and trains His little stooges past what does not please Master.

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    "Another homerun with bases loaded for Mark Tufo!"
    Where does Timothy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Easily in the top 20. A great zombie book with a great ending!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Timothy?

    When Timothy had to evacuate his bowels....ewe.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice is perfect for these books. I wish he had read the last zombie book I listened to.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Clowns.....why did it have to be clowns.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're a Zombie Fallout fan, this is a must read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tammea Greenville, KY, United States 10-01-12
    Tammea Greenville, KY, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesomely Sick and Twisted!!!!!"

    Mark Tufo's mind is like the best roller coaster in the world.......you can't wait to ride it because it's so awesome, then when it's over your still so pumped you have to get right back in line and do it again!!! I have listened to all of the Zombie Fallout books and knew I had to listen to Timothy! It was like being behind enemy lines and learning their secrets. There is no sugar coating on this one and that's what made it so good. If you aren't afraid of clowns you will be when your done reading this. I don't want to give anything away so I am going to keep this short. Keep in mind that Timothy is not your average Zombie and you might even come to like him a little bit! This is one of those books that 20 years from now will still be in the back of my mind, making me recheck the deadbolts on my door!!! Mark Tufo is such a gifted author and he has this amazing ability to make you feel like you are experiencing the same thing as his characters are. He is so genuine and is so involved with his fans that he and his wife take the time to personally thank each and everyone of us daily! I will be forever a fan and dedicated reader! Now onto Zombie Fallout 6.......It's supposed to be out today and even though I love to listen to Sean Runnette (I will buy the audible when it comes out) I have to know what happens next to the Talbot's and of course B.T.!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 03-30-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2010

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "HE HAD EXTREMELY LARGE TOES"

    THE FUNGUS UNDER THE TOE NAILS ADDED SOME ZESTINESS I ENJOYED.
    This is one of those books where I feel I need to apologize for liking. This is not going to be for a lot of people. It is extremely gross. Not only is there a lot of gore, but also much excrement. I used to not understand why so many movie critics really liked some of the strangest movies. After reading or listening to hundreds of books a year I now understand. You get so tired of the same plot lines, twists, characters, moral issues, jokes, etc... that when something new comes along, something approached from an entirely different angle that it gets your attention. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    I liked this because, it is approached from the point of view of the Zombie. I liked it because, it does not try to bring across any type of moral message. None of the characters are likeable, the story has no message, it just plain gross. I would not want a steady stream of this type of book and 3 and a half hours was long enough, but every now and then, yea it appeals to me.

    I GUESS I COULD CALL HER A PIECE OF S@@T AND MEAN IT NOW.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Cannington, Australia 12-25-13
    Garry Cannington, Australia 12-25-13 Member Since 2011

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

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    "Mark Tufo has one hell of an imaginative mind"
    Would you listen to Timothy again? Why?

    Yes I would. Just to fully understand some parts of the story I found disturbing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Can I really say Timothy was my favorite character?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, to just finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    I really dithered before buying this, I have listened to all the Zombie Fallout series and Riley books and found them all excellent. Therefore something else from Mark Tufo is of interest. Yet this books synopsis gave me a 'give it a miss' thought, yet I purchased, I listened and... I can not say I really enjoyed it as it is disturbing/different/unusual and to say so may be construed 'I am strange' (and I mean that humorously) But Mark Tufo stories voiced by Sean Runnette do not disappoint. This is a different book and yes, I will listen to Tim2 perhaps with the thought 'Dear God what am I getting into' Well done. Writing and narrating done very well. Just what a reader/listener wants.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Donald
    Braintree, United Kingdom
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    "Mindless, Heartless"
    Would you try another book written by Mark Tufo or narrated by Sean Runnette?

    I was going through a zombie-phase in print and thought I'd try this. I found the main character deeply unpleasant and unlike-able. It didn't make me want to discover more from either contributor.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Tufo again?

    In a word no. It needed more wit and invention rather than graphic descriptions of bowel movements to keep me engaged.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Without the material the narrator is hung out to dry.


    Could you see Timothy being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    The Walking Dead is already out there doing decent business. I could see this as straight-to-video fare.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • T. D. Harvey
    Hampshire, United Kingdom
    3/31/13
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    "A great, and nauseating, twist on the zombie story"

    Another great yarn from Mark Tufo. This time the zombie story is told from the zombie's perspective. The book is grim, there's no sugar coating it! The wants, needs and actions of a zombie are pretty nasty and Tufo leaves nothing to the imagination! There is a great link in with the Mike Talbot stories too which was a really nice touch.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am very much looking forward to the next, full-length Timothy story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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