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A Plague Upon Your Family Audiobook

A Plague Upon Your Family: Zombie Fallout, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The Talbots are evacuating their home amidst a zombie apocalypse. Mankind is on the edge of extinction as a new dominant, mindless opponent scours the landscape in search of food, which just so happens to be noninfected humans. This book follows the journey of Michael Talbot; his wife Tracy; and their three kids, Nicole, Justin, and Travis. Accompanying them are Brendon, Nicole's fiancé and former Wal-Mart door greeter, and Tommy, who may be more than he seems. Together they struggle against a ruthless, relentless enemy that has singled them out above all others.

The Talbots have escaped Little Turtle, but to what end? For, on the run, they find themselves encountering a far vaster evil than the one that has already beset them. As they travel across the war-torn countryside they soon learn that there are more than just zombies to be fearful of: With law and order a long-distant memory, some humans have decided to take any and all matters into their own hands. Can the Talbots come through unscathed, or will they suffer the fate of so many countless millions before them?

It's not just brains versus brain-eaters anymore. And the stakes may be higher than merely life and death, with eternal souls on the line.

©2010 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Mark Tufo has written the first zombie series that kept me up reading all night." (John Ramsey Miller, author of The Last Family)

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    ERICK Anchorage, AK, United States 09-12-12
    ERICK Anchorage, AK, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2014

    Hayden729

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    "Not as rich as the original"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Many times an author will establish the story and then really take off in the second novel in a series. I felt that was hardly the case in this series. I was very much interested in reading all the Zombie Fallout series after the first book but have been reticent to going on after reading this book. Let me explain. The first novel balances the action with the character development seamlessly. This book, feels like it has a hard time switching between the two. And when we get to the character development, it feels like the Michael Talbot is becoming much more depressed and sullen. He doesn't have the spark he has in the first book, and Tufo's sparkling witticisms are fewer and farther between as well.

    I kept saying to myself, 'come on Talbot, quit just being forced into situation after situation and be pro active or at least try a little harder.' It really did feel like he was partially giving up in places, and that is something that is acceptable on occasion in a main character. However, Tufo doesn't give sufficient reason or driving action to make his floppiness feel justified or palatable.

    I may go on to book three, but it will be a little longer than originally expected after this let down.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi United States 08-22-12
    Heidi United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2015

    32 y/o Maine native with a strong case of road rage who found audible a good way to distract herself from the insanity of the daily commute.

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    "Wild ride #2"
    What made the experience of listening to A Plague Upon Your Family the most enjoyable?

    Things really start to unfold. These are not your George Romero type of zombies. Sean Runnette is a perefect narrator for the main character Mike Talbot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that the story started to get deeper. There is more to the zomie apocalypse than there seems. I love all of the back story of the characters relationships.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard him before but I would give anything a peek with his name attatched.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 10-03-12
    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2010

    Ex-military high school math teacher.

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    "Tufo does it again, briliant!"
    If you could sum up A Plague Upon Your Family in three words, what would they be?

    Family Zombie Hunt


    What other book might you compare A Plague Upon Your Family to and why?

    Great sequal to the Zombie Fallout Book 1
    Other authors you may like Jonathan Maberry and his Rot and Ruin series


    Which scene was your favorite?

    We'll leave the light on, hotel people, and the main charecters psychology while there.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Damn you Tufo, almost made me violate the Man Code, but as for a laugh, my sick twisted mind found every other part of this book hilarious.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks Tufo, and to my friend Dean thank you for showing me this author.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Albury Cincinnati, OH USA 07-23-12
    Ronald Albury Cincinnati, OH USA 07-23-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Series is just too good!"

    The series is so good it is causing me problems. I listen to audio books on my way to and from work, but now I don't want to get out of the car (sometimes I sit in my driveway for 15 or 20 min when I come home)! I find myself listening at lunch (and sometimes past lunch) ... which all adds up to going thru the books too fast. I don't have the patience to wait for my new credits, so I've begun purchasing the books outright.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Seana Albuquerque, NM, United States 06-02-12
    Seana Albuquerque, NM, United States 06-02-12 Listener Since 2002

    I like Science Fiction, Post Apocalypse, mysteries, and good romance. If you can mix it all in together, I am one happy camper.

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    "Pee your pants funny."
    What did you like best about this story?

    Well definitely the McDonald's story had me in tears laughing.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Sean Runnette does an amazing job with the voices. One part of the story truly made me laugh so hard I couldn't breath, and part of that was Sean Runnette's time and voice.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is turning out to be one of the best audio series I have listened to. Top notch.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tim arlington, TX, USA 01-23-14
    Tim arlington, TX, USA 01-23-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Verbal Diarhea"
    Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

    Not if you paid me!


    What was most disappointing about Mark Tufo’s story?

    The lack of Story. The author has fallen so deeply in love with his character that he lost sight of the fact that there is supposed to be a story. I liked the first book in the series so I bought the second thinking that it would be mostly story and not constant background and side trips to no where! I was wrong.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    its consistent.


    Was A Plague Upon Your Family worth the listening time?

    NO!


    Any additional comments?

    Is the extremely poor decision making that permeates this genre intentional or are the authors really that dumb? None of these characters stand a chance in h*** of surviving if they actually behaved as they are written.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 09-07-13
    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 09-07-13 Member Since 2012

    Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.

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    "Confused story with no ending"

    I really liked the first book, so I eagerly got this one. The author managed to up the ante in terms of combat and conflict, but at the expense of story. The story is real fragmented. For example the story is told by the main character, apparently by way of a diary that he left, but we never do learn anything about the diary. They introduce the "fast zombies", but again this new revelation never really goes anywhere, and seems forgotten by the end. And then there is the "ending" that really isn't. The book just kind of ends without even a satisfying temporary resolution. It's like the author reached his target page or word count and just called it a day.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    W Garner, NC, United States 08-20-12
    W Garner, NC, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "More of the same great stuff."

    Again, Sean Runnette is the perfect choice as talent for this novel.

    Long live the walking dead of Zombie Fallout and Michael Talbot.

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    coreybeth Cincinnati, OH, United States 05-15-12
    coreybeth Cincinnati, OH, United States 05-15-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Entertaining BEST series out there!"
    Where does A Plague Upon Your Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #1


    What other book might you compare A Plague Upon Your Family to and why?

    There's no comparison. The humor is "natural" and not forced. No zombie three stooges here.


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    He's great - enough said


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite zombie series. I LOVE this one! Tufo does a great job. He's my favorite author. I'd "read" anything this guy wrote!

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 05-09-12
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 05-09-12 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

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    "Sequals Are Not Always Bad"
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    I really wanted to enjoy A Plague Upon Your Family: Zombie Fallout, Book 2 just as much as the first book. I didn’t, simply because this was one of those stories that has to be told but not much really happens. This audio book is a must listen for anyone that has already listened to Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1 and wants to continue on down the dark and comical path with the Talbot’s. A Plague Upon Your Family: Zombie Fallout, Book 2 wasn’t the book I was looking for but Tufo had me hooked right in the beginning and I had to keep listening the bumblings of Micheal. Because of the cliff hanger ending this book made me need to listen to the third book in the series, needing to know what happens. As I was entertained with this audio book, and I would recommend to any Zombie Fallout fan, it did not live up to my sometimes unattainable expectations. I will be listening to the third book soon.

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    "amazing"

    loved it. I listened to this book many times. it is a great follow up.

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  • ed
    12/31/14
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    "Great zombie book"

    Great paced book, always something new just around the corner. Humour is well placed. The book is as good as the first.

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    Aberdare, United Kingdom
    10/25/14
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    "I cant get enough ZF"
    If you could sum up A Plague Upon Your Family in three words, what would they be?

    sarcastic, funny and scary


    What other book might you compare A Plague Upon Your Family to, and why?

    The only other books I've read that are like this are all Mark Tufo books because he has a unique sense of humor


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favourite?

    Mike because hes got to be the most down to earth hero I've ever seen in a book. Plus hes always putting his foot in it just like me


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I cant really remember it was all quite good


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lorna
    clipstone, mansfield, United Kingdom
    1/25/14
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    "Great"
    Where does A Plague Upon Your Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    loved it just as much as the first and cant wait for more , Thanks


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Plague Upon Your Family?

    hmm there is plenty to pick from but Durgan turning up "spoiler alert" was not expected , I thought it would be the rapist he shot


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    everything


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes Both , lol and sigh for them and smile for them when they actually got a break for once


    Any additional comments?

    cant wait for book 3

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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