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
"Mark Tufo is a natural talent. He writes a relentless experience of a story." (John Ramsey Miller, author of The Last Family)
Lover of books with a good plot, strong characters, lots of action, no whiners allowed, and only a small amount of well placed cheese
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.
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.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
The narration and story of course...it was really good!!
Mike!! I love him...he is hilarious, and believable...he makes you want to know him!!
hmmmmmm....I dont know if I can pinpoint a fave in this book....it was a bit darker than the first 2...maybe the beginning!!
I almost did....lol if it wasn't for sleep and work...I would have!
I adore this series...Mike and his family are all awesome...this book is darker than the first 2 and some secrets are revealed...so it is a very important installment....I think it is just going to get darker from here on out...and I cant wait to listen to the next one...I love this series and if you like zombies and the end of the world books, you will too...2 thumbs up, would give it 3 if I could!! :)
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.
Humorous comments we all can understand and relate to though some can be offensive. Small victories when none seem possible or even likely.
Great narrator. Good pacing and performed wonderfully.
Fear for our heroes/heroines prevails.
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)
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.
I absolutely love Mark Tufo and Sean Runnette reading Mark's books. Well worth buying them!
I love Mark Tufos writting, he has to be one of my favourite authors and I love Sean Runette. His voice just makes the stories come alive!!!
"Time after time"
The duo of author and narrator bring together a winning combination !!
Bringing a great package of suspense humour and action!
"Keeps you hooked from start to finish"
It is a great book that keeps wanting more of Mike and his family, from one chapter to the next chapter.
"these are good books but way too short for the £"
I have bought audio books in the past where 1 book has been as long as all 3 of these books so far. and there are several left yet so it's a very expensive series in all
"Feature length no holds barred!!"
Everyone should have a Mike Talbot in their life, I certainly have, the characters just grow and grow!! Best series of audio books in a long time!!
Fantastic, great humour, amusingly Witty, The characters are funny.
Funny & dark at times. Great story , never a dull moment. Kept me hooked from book one. Well done Mark Tufo 10/10
Michael and BT have a great friendship and banter.
Every chapter, I was hook from the start
Lots of laughing, giggling to myself. Great story
Please keep more in this series, this is the 3rd time I've listened from book 1-8 love it!
This series is great I have loved every second of listening to them and am listening now for a second time I would highly recommend the Zombie Fallout series of books if you like Zombies, Vampires and great Characters.
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