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The End Audiobook

The End: Zombie Fallout, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

As the world spirals even further down into the abyss of apocalypse, one man struggles to keep those around him safe. Michael stands side by side with his wife, their children, his friends, and the wonder Bulldog, along with the Wal-Mart greeter Tommy, who is infinitely more than he appears. Whether Tommy is leading Mike and his family and friends to salvation or death remains to be seen.

©2011 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Mark Tufo is a natural talent. He writes a relentless experience of a story." (John Ramsey Miller, author of The Last Family)

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    Mel Ft. Worth TX 10-27-15
    Mel Ft. Worth TX 10-27-15 Member Since 2013

    Lover of books with a good plot, strong characters, lots of action, no whiners allowed, and only a small amount of well placed cheese

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    "It's true, the series just keeps getting better"

    If you've read the first 2 books, then you are most likely already hooked on the Talbot saga, so you don't need to be enticed to read more of the series. This review is more to let people know that the story just keeps getting better and better and you will continue to enjoy the series and our favorite 'common' hero, Mike Talbot, and his family and friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy 08-06-15
    Timothy 08-06-15
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    "Camp Custer"

    it was a really good book.. it was the first meeting between mike and vamp izzy. great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Adler United States 07-29-15
    Brian Adler United States 07-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "great second time around"

    BT,Tommy and Mike
    great story enjoying it even more this time around. great humor, Tufo has done a fabulous job. Sean really is Mike T


    listening to his performance,he like hearing a old friends voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Stockton, CA, United States 08-27-12
    Daniel Stockton, CA, United States 08-27-12 Listener Since 2008

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    "Fiendshly funny!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend to anyone who has been swept up by the zombie movies, books and stories filling the marketplace these past few years. The story is original, though at times your imagination has to be stretched due to another close escape that shouldn't have been possible. Why still read? You WANT them to survive and their luck is all that they have against vampires and zombies. They lose a large asset this time around and things never looked bleaker. The Talbots will survive and do so with humor. Until it's impossible to live any longer of course.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Humorous comments we all can understand and relate to though some can be offensive. Small victories when none seem possible or even likely.


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    Great narrator. Good pacing and performed wonderfully.


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

    Fear for our heroes/heroines prevails.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 07-24-13
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 07-24-13 Member Since 2015

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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    "It just went on too long"

    There is less rectal humor in this one, so that is a big plus. And a bit less complaining about women, so that is another plus. The story, however, went on too long. It felt like the story should have ended after the battle at Camp Custer since that was the climax of the story, but then it goes on and on and on with dozens more scenes that had no real purpose (i.e. no goal is reached).

    And to top it off, the epilogue goes back into the past where we have to hear about Talbot using drugs (I thought he was a marine?? drug use doesn't really fit that, does it?). The only purpose I can see for this epilogue is so the author can use a short story he wrote about the same characters - because it certainly has nothing to do with these zombie books. Or with character development: we've already seen tons of pages about Mike, so why do we need this unrelated flashback?

    I also don't know why we're subjected to an unrelated thread where we start following Paul's journey... it is tacked on at the end, has no point or resolution and seems to be there to add some pages to this story, and, perhaps, because the author needs these characters 'in place' for book 4? No idea. But really, the last 1/5 of the book was just a let-down with more of the same old, same old and no forward moving points.

    I already have the next book in the series, but that is the last one of these I'll be reading, regardless of how the author drops the ball at the end of the book as his ploy to get you to keep buying (i.e. you will buy the next book to find out why on earth he tacked on 60 pages of junk at the end of this one).

    The narration is the same as the others. I wouldn't recommend reading the books out of order. The is some foul language, no sex, and the violence is mostly non-graphic.

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    Amazon Customer 06-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome"

    Another great story by Mark Tufo. I am never disappointed. I have listened to this series 3 times....so far.

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    Amazon Customer 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Excellent Book"

    Another excellent book in what is becoming my favorite book series. New twists make this a great entry into the series.

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    Ebony 04-25-16
    Ebony 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Book 3, and still as good as the 1st!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes , of course. Anyone with a sense of humor would enjoy this series of books. I always laugh from beginning to end


    What other book might you compare The End to and why?

    None actually. I've read plenty of books in the Genre, and none of them has the comedic element to them like this series does.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Whichever one Talbot was in. He always made me laugh. Though if I knew someone like him in real life I'm sure I'd hate them ( and their wit)!


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

    Yes, when the "Adoption" took place. It was a sappy moment in a book filled with zombies and "bad" jokes. It was unexpected, and actually made me shed a tear.


    Any additional comments?

    When you find out who Tommy's family is, you will be shocked!!!!! Now off to book 4..............

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    Malissa Wing 04-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "The story just keeps getting better"
    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    It's hard to find a fave. Mike, of course, is at the top of the list, but I love the job he does with BT, as well. He's great with Eliza, Tomas...hell, all of them!


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

    You want to, of course, but sometimes it gets intense and you just need a minute or day to catch your breath


    Any additional comments?

    I love Porkchop and it was hard not to cook pork chops the entire time I was reading this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    nicorellius Portland, OR 04-22-16
    nicorellius Portland, OR 04-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "best of the series so far! "

    the first two books were great, but slow at times. this one rocked the entire time, though. packed with cool shit and great action. just bought book 4 to hold me over until audible gives me my next credit.

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