The world of man was brought to its knees with the zombie apocalypse. A hundred and fifty years have passed since man clawed and climbed his way back from the brink of extinction. Civilization has rebooted, man has begun to rebuild, creating new communities and society. It is on this fragile new shaky ground that a threat worse than the scourge of the dead has sprung...
Once again, one man finds himself once thrust into the forefront of a war he wants nothing to do with and seemingly cannot win. Follow along as Michael Talbot attempts to thwart the rise of the werewolf...
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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.
Loves a good adventure with heart and lots of laughs.
After the Zombie Fallout series, a it is possible for a person can get a bit tired of listening to Sean Runnette read Mark Tufo's stuff. The Zombie Fallout books were enjoyable, don't get me wrong, but after book eight I needed a break from zombies. So I tried his Indian Hill series, but couldn't really get into it after I finished book one.
For a while, I didn't pick up another Mark Tufo book, until I found Lycan Fallout and gave it a ear. The plot was enough to get drawn back in to one of his over-the-top horror adventure series.
Apparently, werewolves and a recovering world in the Zombie Fallout timeline were enough to get me listening Tufo's stuff again though. It's good, close to the same sense of gruesome horror / humor as Zombie Fallout 1, and a listener can hear and get an good feel for the new world that the main character Mike Talbot was dragged out from his house to explore.
When Mike figured out that the meaning of the middle finger gesture somehow didn't survive the zombie apocalypse, but continues to use it anyway just to confuse people.
Sean Runnette has read all of Mark Tufo's stuff that I have listened so far. For the most part it works well.
Mike Talbot's attitude and embarrassing situations always made me laugh.
Lycan Fallout is the first of it's own series, so while it does refer to characters from his other series, it is written so a listener doesn't have to listen to other books written by Mark Tufo to enjoy this one. This is, of course, assuming that you have experienced and already like Mark Tufo's writing style to begin with...which can be an acquired taste, I'll admit.
Sometimes it's really funny. Sometimes it's really REALLY gross. Sometimes it's both and the dark humor creates a style of it's own. Enjoy...or not, it's up to you, but if you have kids and you don't want to scar them for life, then listening to this book when they are no way near your car speakers might be a good idea.
Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.
First book I've read by this author and I enjoyed it enormously.
Laughed out loud several times (pleasantly unusual for me) and smiled with enjoyment maybe every third or fifth page (figuratively).
Lycan. Werewolves. Witches. Vampires. And the remnant of Zombies.
Have fun! 😱
High standards again
The incredible soul shown by a man with no soul. The depth of his loss of family and friends pulls hard at the ol' heart strings.
This falls under my headline of "awesome combination". The ability of Sean to fully portray the sarcasm, humor, loss and anger of Talbot, and the rest of the characters is nothing short of incredible. Sean seems to relate completely with the writings of Mark Tufo, and the combination of the two make for some serious entertainment.
The end...wow. Simply wow. Talk about heartbreaking. Not sure if I'll ever run into a Lycan, but if I do...I'll get even for what they did.
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