"What now, sister?" Tomas asked.
"We kill Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends and then we rule the world," she said absently as she fingered the locket around her neck."
In the latest installment of Mark Tufo's zombie fallout series, Mike Talbot and his family continue their fight for survival as Eliza plots their demise.
©2012 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor
With the first book, I had to get over the narator sounding like a comedian. I was glad I did, the story was worth sticking with. I eagerly listened to the next three books in the series.
Book five was good until it ended abruptly as if the author was just tired of the series. To many strings left untied, too few answers, too few conclusions. You are left with "huh, what happened."
I now wish I had not started the series in the first place.
This book is as good as the others. Great story but gets a little far out there.I found the humor to be on the money for the situation and the narrater convays the sarcasm or the author very well. My only complaint would be that the sixth instalment is not availible yet
Oh the Character development is fantastic.
I never laughed harder than reading the conversations between the man in the aluminum foil hat and Mike Talbot. It was one long laugh out loud conversation. And the outfit.
frustration and concern. But to be honest this is such a good book that it would be hard for anyone to mess it up.
I went so far after reading book six to email the author to encourage him to write book 7. Love the series. Read it all and now we have started on the audibles.
I could not put this series down, but I need to know how it ends. Please!!!
I've written a review for each volume in this series and found myself wanting it to be over in the last book. (Volume 4). I've completely changed my mind and say "keep them coming".
Zombie Falllout 5: Alive in a Dead World finds us deep into an ever-evolving story of the Talbot family in a desperately dead landscape of what is only remotely the United States. Go into this book with the understanding that it is, in all respects, the darkest journey to date. Without giving up any spoilers, expect to lose some of the good travelers that have survived with Mike Talbot to date, and some that should have died long ago manage to stick around.
Huge praise again to Sean Runnette for "becoming" Michael Talbot, for bring this alternately bumbling, alternately super-cool father, friend, ex-Marine to life. Mike has endured and survived the most unimaginable horrors and against all odds, remains standing.
Some have indicated disdain for long winded back-stories about Paul and Mike but they are brilliant. The beauty of this series is that it's never been anyone else's vision of zombie genre. It's uniquely different and getting to spend time with Mike Talbot as college prankster extraordinaire or hanging out with him stoned of his mind at a rock concert with his best friends, these are great stories. It pulls you out of the darkness for a while, gives the reader (listener) and chance to breathe and laugh out loud before plunging us back into the gruesome darkness.
Mike Talbot is every man. He's you and I at the shopping mall just days before Christmas. He's germophoboic., he's sarcastic, funny, insecure and deadly courageous. He remains consistent throughout this brilliant series and he's as kind and hilarious to the very end. But at Volume 5, it's still a white-knuckle ride and if Mark Tufo keeps it going at this level of inventiveness, that's fine with me.
I love BOOKS!
Wow. Paul had me crackin up in this one; it's not fair where is face landed when he fell on that female zombie. LOL, just gross. When is Mrs. Deneaux gonna get what she deserves? I hope it's slow and painful. This book made me sad, and I'm wonderin why did he make that person go out like that? It was so brutal, slow, and very painful. SMH
Audible makes me love being stuck in traffic :)
My feelings for this book can be summed up pretty easily: Yeah it's a good story, but I miss Tommy. I hope I find ZF6 to be more appealing.
I love audio book like mostly Sci-fi book s zombies a fav
This is a very good book has all the zombie lover needs if you heard the others you will not be let down jus t cant wait for 6 to come out hate the waiting
Yes. I enjoy Mr. Runnette's Snarky portrayal of Mike, and he has a good range of voice for the other characters.
While this is my least favorite thus far, it was still a good "on the edge of your seat" read that delivered what you'd expect from this genre.
Again, I enjoy Mr. Runnette's Snarky portrayal of Mike, and he has a good range of voice for the other characters.
Sadly, no- I keep waiting for the big payoff of certain plot elements but this book didn't move very far on them. I have great expectations for book 6 which I have not read yet.
While my least favorite Tufo work thus far, I love his work enough for that statement to still include a lot of "like". Yes, his writing style is (as is often pointed out) a bit testing of a grammar nazi like myself but if you remember that these are supposed to be the journals of a former marine and not Stephen King you really don't have any room to complain. Also- if you can just get over this and the somewhat dragging in parts story line, and if you like Zombies (or at least the killing thereof) you will enjoy this ride.
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies." -George R.R. Martin
Yes! Sean Runnette has given Michael a voice. Reading in print just wouldn't be the same. Besides, I'm much more productive when listening to books rather than vegetating on the couch for hours.
Yes! I listened non-stop with only short breaks for sleeping.
Sean Runnette is not just a book reader...he is a true story teller! His voices for different characters are excellent and he never gets the "creepy or irritating" women's voice when portraying a female character. Best narrator & author combo ever!
"Funny as hell and gruesome too."
Really enjoying this zombie series . Some real laugh out loud moments which I have bookmarked and played again to have another giggle.
Um... One small gripe - the author's obvious serious dislike of cats and his feeling that dog is man's very best and noble friend is a major sentiment running through the whole series and can be a bit tiresome. Being the owner of both cat and dog and loving both I felt like saying "get over it"! Did you get scratched by a Cat or something !. ..... And of course no dog has ever ripped its owners face off has it lol! Meow.
Fantastic series ... Enjoy but .... Cat lovers gird your loins .
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!!!
So descriptively realistic you can't help but make your skin crawl and wince especially regarding the cats,enough said!!!!y
I love Mark Tufo's books but I found this one hard. I still enjoyed it and I am going to listen to the rest of his books. I found the part on the cats very hard to listen to.
Yes. Following the series, and enjoy it.
This is the most undisciplined of the Zombie Fallout series. Too many tangents, too many of them completely irrelevant. Interesting yes, relevant no. Previous books have had tangents at the end, as a postscript, but this had several during the book. Needs a tougher editor - the story is good, the characters entertaining. Will try the next one, because I want to find out what happens and I already have it, but may not continue beyond that if it lacks focus.
Of the Zombie Fallout books I felt this was the weakest, that being said I thoroughly enjoyed it and it kept me waiting for the next installment I would highly recommend the Zombie Fallout series of books if you like Zombies, Vampires and great Characters.
I really wanted to like this whole series more than I did, but I just couldn't get past the badly written, clichéd and rather pathetic female characters, and the too-much-information jokes which saturate this novel. (No pun intended!!) While there is much lost potential and some disappointments, I did find it a fun read and would definitely recommend it to lovers of this genre! I liked the main character, Mike, despite his terrible sense of humour. He is very dry and ironic, which I like.
My biggest gripe with this fifth book in the series was the ending. Not because of what happens, or how it happens, but because it was written with such a massive lacking of emotion. I just found that I couldn't care - not a brilliant way to end a 5-novel series given all the time readers have invested in it! To add insult to injury, after the intended shock at the end of the book, instead of BEING the end, the author chose to go off into one of his flashback rambles which thus took away any real impact that had been there, which really was a shame.
I also have to say ... The cats - probably the grossest thing I've ever read! ;)
"excelent series of books"
this series has been one of my favourite sets of books. the charectors are so memorable and i think every reader would have thier own favorite. with action and sarcastic comedy i could'nt stop listening and cant wait for the next book to come out on here
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