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...
©2013 Mark Tufo (P)2013 Mark Tufo
Absolutely, without hesitation. Even if the person had no history with the Mike Talbot universe, this book gives you all you need to fall in the love with the character. Mark Tufo's books are wonderful because he is one of the few writers who can make me laugh, cry, think, and completely lose myself in the story; often times all at once. I suppose that's the point and any of Mark Tufo's books are great for just closing your eyes and immersing yourself into.
It was great to see and hear Mike back in his element. By that, I mean inadvertently getting himself into trouble, then finding a way out with sometimes insurmountable odds against him. I know it's the point, and perhaps a bit cliché, but Mike Talbot is the best part of any of the stories in his myriad universes.
I think if I were walking down the street and heard Sean Runnette's voice, I'd probably say, "Talbot?" aloud while looking for him. Since I listen to these stories, the narration is critical for my enjoyment and with all of the books I've listened to, Sean Runnette is in a very small group, for me, who could make reading the phone book interesting. He brings every character to life in a way that's almost like standing there with them.
I don't want to mention spoilers, but I'll say the ending. It was shocking, I didn't see it coming, and I've thought about it quite a bit since hearing it. I have faith, however, in Mark Tufo that it will have a very good reason behind it at the end.
If you've enjoyed anything by Mark Tufo, or the Mike Talbot universe, in the past I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I'd recommend it just as strongly for anyone looking for a place to start with some of Mark's works, but it'll be a lot more enjoyable, I believe, if you have some background on the character. There are some things you'll pick up on, and understand more fully, with some background but it's not absolutely necessary.
Oh, and if you remember the "pickle incident" from early in the Zombie Fallout series, do yourself a favor and check out this book.
This book was just as good as the Zombie Fallout line. True it was a little more slower then the rest but after reading the first book again I realized that if it fallowed in the same tradition as the others then it was just the opener to something wonderful. I truly can not wait for the next one.
I absolutely loved this book, as I do all of Mark's work. The only thing I would add to that is my disagreement with his statement that you don't have to read the zombie fallout series first. Without knowing who these characters are it's not likely someone is going to understand the relationship between Mike and Tommy or why A. Purpose would work on Mike. Without the back story I don't think the emotional aspects of the book would be there....just my opinion. Since I've read them all I absolutely loved the book.
Mark Tufo writes books to keep you off your center. He adds some of today and into the future. I have to say one of the best authors in days market.
I don't compare books as I like them to stand on their own. and Mark Tufo's do that in spades.
When he got a puppy.
Tommy dies. I about lost it then.
Sean does these books so well. lol. I read them and then listen to him do the same thing. Sean makes them come alive.
Loved it! It made me cry at times and laugh at others. Those of you who have not yet read a Mark Tufo book are in for a huge treat when you start on his Zombie books. And this will open a new realm for a new series about werewolves. So dig in. It will be a wild ride!
YES.. CAN'T READ AND DRIVE
MIKE KICKING LYCAN BUTT
CAN'T WAIT TELL ZOMBIE FALLOUT 7
Exciting humorous sad
I love his voice...to me he is Mike....
Umm. Can't really say as t will spoil the book for other folk :)
I have enjoyed reading/listening to all of Mark tufo's books...can't wait for Fallout 7
THANK YOU MARK
Yes. Sean Runnette is an excellent reader and really brings the right emotional context to each character.
Mark Tufo is an incredibly gifted story teller. With many other authors I find myself struggling to get into the story, often getting bored and not being able to finish. I never have this problem with any of Tufo's books. I listened to most of this book in the car during a 10 hour drive and it made what is normally a very hard trip and enjoyable one. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
I am sitting here 4:28 am, with and overwhelming project and have a dirth of good books. The project must be done. I listen to audio books so I can get in the zone of creation....and I have nothing that sound good. But then the clouds break sunshines, and Mike Talbot is there to take me threw the darkest night and in to the light. Beyond my creative rescue the story is bang on with a great bite. Thanks Mr. Tufo, more please
I've become quite a fan of Mark Tufo, but this one left me flat. The biggest problem I had was that I felt like I was dropped in the middle of something that I knew nothing about. The reviews and synopsis assured that you didn't need to know the backstory to like this book, but I found that not to be the case. I had too many questions and not enough answers and that caused me to not care at all about the characters. I'm going to keep this in my library and may give it another shot after I've read the previous books in this series.
"Mark Tufo does it again !"
The combination of Mark Tufo's writing and Sean Runnette's oratory skills continue to shine through as absolute brilliance in this off shoot story of the wonderful Zombie Fallout series. The story is well crafted and well back dropped, the change in the irrepressible Mike made me even want to slap him and say get on with it. Classic story telling and utterly wonderful narration from Mr Runnette
Mike Talbot is a legendary character from Mark, flawed in so many ways and yet never afraid to be the first in danger and try to save the day, in a world were most good will has disappeared following the desolation of the Zombie Fallout, the new danger rises and Mike reluctantly, flawed, brilliant and heroically, still plunges in to help again and try to save the very unworthy mankind.
Sean Runnette's performance is outstanding, I could not listen to the series or any Mark Tufo book without him now, the perfect blend of story telling brings out the best audio story telling I have heard, and I have well over 100 audio books from here now, he just sucks you into the story and masterfully immerses you into it and makes you fall in love with the main characters.
Without a doubt wanted to listen to this in one go, was so annoyed I had to go to work after a long trek up the motorway listening to this, just could not wait to get out of my meeting so I could begin listening again !
Mark Tufo and Sean Runnette are the Audio book equivalent of Nirvana for a man that has listened to far to many distinctly average offerings from other authors and orators !! Classic and so under praised.
"Another awesome dose of Talbot"
Yes. Most definitely. I love Mark's books. The characters are so real-life that they almost become friends. This new series, although just starting out, is no exception. It's going to be a good one.
Talbot! I love his irreverent outlook on life(or unlife). I usually listen to these books while travelling and there are many times when I have had to stop the car until the giggles have passed (or the misty eyes).
BT's descendant. Won't say any more but it's really funny.
Marks books always engender a full range of emotions. When a character dies, it is like losing a real friend or if something good happens, it lifts your spirits.
Come on Mark. Let's have book two.
"Mr Tufo does it again!"
Mark Tufo never fails to delight, I loved this book! I'm a big fan of the Zombie Fallout series so I was looking forward to listening to this, and I wasn't disappointed, no-one draws you into a post apocalyptic landscape like Mark Tufo, I highly recommend any of Mark's books to anyone looking for something on the darker side. Vividly described, wonderful characters, intense and never a dull moment. This book will hold you from the first word till the last. Sean Runnette's narrates like very few people can, he has a real campfire voice that you cant stop listening to.
If your looking for that something a bit special then look no further, you have found it!
"A must for any ZF fan"
Yes. I'd recomend all his work to my friends
This is a great book for any Talbot fan. I cant wait for the next book
"My First Disappointing Mark Tufo Book"
After finishing ZF 1-6, IH 1-3 and B of R 1-3 I was excited to get this book but wow what happened here, it was seriously hard going of course time had moved on and there were new characters but the book always gave me the feeling of an essay i would have to write at school where you had to do a 1000 words or more but the story was only 500 words so the other 500 was rubbish filler and sorry Mark this book felt like that to me - filler. Hope you are back on form for next one as so far 1 boring book out of 13 is not bad :) Lets hope you are back on form soon. As i understand ZF7 is next then possibly IH4 so waiting with baited breath.
Zombie fallout 7
no-one he is great
what characters were in it? they were a bit wet and diluted
lets hope the weakness of this book was an anomaly as it is not the normal fun quality we get from Mark but it felt like he was just writing and tired of ideas and characters.
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