Before there were zombies.... There was the virus that started it all. In this Zombie Fallout prequel, Mark Tufo tells the story of how it all began.
©2011 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor
Avid Zombie Fiction listener!!! Bring on the living dead.
What a great prestory to this series... :)
I love how Mark Tufo connects this series together so easily.
We can't have a Michael Talbot without Sean Runnette!!!
unfortunately this book was nothing like the regular series. It had a very cheesy feel to it both in terms of action plot and story. It was also hard to follow sometimes. The regular series is much better.
Yes, and no. Though the book was just shy of 3 hours, it took me twice as long to listen to it. It didn't flow with the rest of the series. I know, I know. It was about a totally different character, and in a different time. But I can see where it ties into this book.
OF COURSE!!!! I'm listening to book 4 now!
Tommy. Who doesn't love Good-Hearted Tommy? :)
Not as a stand alone movie, but as a prelude to book 1. Like a 10 minute flashback in the 1st movie to give us a history on how the Zombies got here.
Like other reviewers have stated, this book did help explain a few things in the story. But in all honesty could've been added to the beginning of book 4. And Dr. Hugh Mann?? Seriously???? *rolls eyes* Would I recommend this as a purchase? Sadly, yes. It explains quite a bit, it's just boring
At first, I was hesitant to listen to this before I jumped on to book number four, but I'm glad that I gave this one a go, first. It's really cool to hear some of the backstory to the virus and discoveries made. This mini-book provides a lot of great information you'll want to know before continuing on with ZF, so don't skip over it!
I love the Zombie fallout series and all the main charters, but this is where it begins. If you love the ZF series this is a must read because this book explains how it all started.
Mark does a awesome job of delivering a great story again. With Sean Runnette petting the icing on the cake to make it perfect.
It's good, but it's more of a background information on the story line. The author does tell a story, but it's more of where the virus come from, Talbots history, and how the virus got out as of today.
Lover of books with a good plot, strong characters, lots of action, no whiners allowed, and only a small amount of well placed cheese
This is a 'history' of sorts, about the Talbot family, the virus and a very important suitcase. No zombie action, but lots of foundation and backstory that isn't crucial to the rest of the series, but it's nice to have even more story knowledge and see how Tommy's been involved with the Talbot's for generations.
Yes, it's a wonderful series
The explanation of the ZF story and origin
I like the early scenes with the microscope
"really short for price"
felt a bit cheating as this is only a short story and cost 1 credit and probably easily fit in next episode but like the story overall.
"A little short"
It was good to hear from some of the other characters whom play a part in the Zombie fallout story and very interesting to hear exactly how the virus began and although it is a typical [in Zombie story terms at least] 'roll your eyes at how stupid people can be' approach, it is a little different. Learning the reason for the zombie virus is probably reason enough to listen to this book although why it is 3.5 not 0.5, I'm not sure, you could read this one at any time during the series I think.
If you do read this one in order, between book 3 and book 4 [as I did], there are just enough familiar and unfamiliar references to keep things interesting. I strongly dislike reading spoilers in reviews so I'll keep this as generic as possible. The main new character in this book with the annoying moniker - Dr. Hugh Mann [p'shaw] is a real outsider, so incredibly rude and dismissive of all other people, very driven, to the point that his health and well-being suffer greatly, only his daughter and 'his' cat have any chance of ever getting any sense out of him and even that is a struggle. It is very interesting to learn about his small family particularly his son-in-law to be, one of many people the good doctor seems to constantly forget about as soon as they are out of his sight.
Other, more familiar people also appear in parts of this book, some in slightly different ways to that which we are used to, others exactly as you like them.
Overall, if you are a fan of the ZF series then you really have to have this although at just under 3 hours, if you buy on audible, don't use a credit, that would be very poor value.
This is clearly a Mark Tufo book, if you like his stuff, this won't change your opinion, if you don't, why are you still reading this?
Like most people who enjoy this series on audible I believe Sean Runnette is Talbot, I can no longer imagine him with any other voice. If ever a movie is made and the main character does not sound like Sean, it would be a major disappointment.
Yes, I immediately went out and bought a microscope...
I love the Zombie Fallout series and this little book is a great side story addition. It explains how ZF came about and gives more of a back story to Mike Talbot. Well worth buying.
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