"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
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 nice Voices!
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!
This series started out with massive promise, which is what has kept me coming back to this point. Seems like ZF4 and ZF5 both had similar problems. I found myself drifting away in my personal thoughts as the story bounced to flashback after flashback that didn't have any bearing on the story. Sometimes I'd catch myself thinking, "WTH?" when there would suddenly be a jump to a completely unrelated side story.
I thoroughly enjoy Sean Runnette's reading, he nails the sarcasm evident in Mike Talbot. The writing needs to be reigned in I think. IMO, time to put this series to bed, How 'bout a little closure for this one, Mark Tufo? Wrap it up!
I started watching the Walking Dead on TV, and found it extremely compelling. So much so I started looking to see what Zombie books I might find interesting.
The Zombie Fallout books are really, really good. There are a couple of continuity issues early on that are easily forgivable considering the quality of the characters, the action, suspense, and everything else a good Zombie book should be.
The narration is also top-notch. The characters all have distinctive voices, in addition to personalities, and it’s very easy to follow.
The only problem is (as of this writing), it’s not finished!
Finish it, Mark. I need to know what happens next!
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