"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
The story is funny in a gruesome way.
I would compare it to any series of books you really love to read, you can't wait to see what happens in the nexy book.
Mike Talbot the unlikely hero of the story.
Many many laughs.
Mark has continued to make the human element the real story. From the love of a mother for her children, to friends, and brothers. He does well at showing how different people react to this new world they are in. I think the world he shows is honest. There will always be people who put their needs above others, people who give up, people who get by on the luck of finding the right people to hang with, and god willing people who try to do the right thing no matter what. Mike shows that the world may be crashing down around you, but you can still do the right thing not only for your friends and family but also for the people you come into contact with. He also made me want to call my nephew up and go over and play with his legos.
I will not say the moment but this is the first book I have ever praid for a hail mary. I normally hate when authors take an easy way. They want a catalist in thier book so they do something and then have to give the characters a hail mary to bring the story where they want. Example of this would be killing a character off and then cloning them to be the exact same person. It is a cheat, and normally takes away from the story for me.
Having said all of that Mark has made some of these characters so real for me that when something happened to one of my favorites I started wishing and hoping for the proverbial hail mary. Mark could have done anything he wanted to save this person and I would have just rolled along with it because I was wishing with all of my heart he survived.
He did a fantastic job as usual. I would deffiently be willing to listen to more books he has narrated
Yes I wanted someone to blow the head off of one of the companions. As you listen to this book I am sure you will be able to figure out which one it is. I also cried like a little girl while laughing and have no qualms about saying that.
Mark has come up with new and interesting/disgustingly disturbing ways to torture the survivors. You may never look at your own life the same way again
I am still loving this series and I really don't want it to end, however some of the stories in this book are a bit long winded.
I do enjoy hearing the ramblings that go on in the head of the main character, Michael Talbot, but a few of the "looks back" into his life felt a bit out of place and drawn out.
Nevertheless, I can't wait to move on the Book 6. Marc Tufo writes a great story and these minor criticisms don't change that.
Keeps you hanging.
To me there is no comparison. This series is great.
His various character voices
The very end
There has got to be a Fallout 6. Mr. Tufo, if you haven't started on it yet, please get writing. I can't wait to see how this really ends!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was so intense...so emotional.
That it gave you a taste of how domestic animals turn viscous .
The whole Paul scene.
Made me cry a lot.
Sean Runnette is an amazing reader.
Disappointing listening to the hours of flashback stories that have nothing to do with the current plot. I have no idea how a 10+ hour book only covered about 1 day in real time in the story. I kept thinking the stories would get better with each book and I kept reading them because I was invested. But don't make my mistake. Stop after the first book or don't get started at all.
Have more plot covered in the books. Don't dwell for hours talking about the main character's idiosyncrasies. Have a really robust storyline where things actually happen. I get tired of the monotony of nothing happening in the plot.
Reading performance is good. But this can't make up for a poor book.
Moving on back to tried and trusted authors ...
As always, Mark Tufo's cutting sense humor is bang on. Micheal Talbot is one character
that is near and dear to the Zombie Fallout series. His laugh out loud and, at times, terrifically sarcastic sense of humor, helps round out the Micheal Talbot character. I am a
hugh zombie literature fan, and Mark Tufo had the guts to write a series of books that are not total doom and gloom from cover to cover. We see the good, the bad, the ugly, and the
funny as the Talbot clan struggles to survive. There may be more flashbacks in ZF#5 but,
they only serve to add to the total Talbot clan character development. It is why so many of us listeners love Mark Tufo's wonderful creation of the entire Talbot clan. I know I will never lose my appreciation for Tufo's Z.F. series.
I already have twice
Let me put it this way Mark Tufo's writing is awesome, he adds whit sarcasm and honesty to his characters,
Sean Runnette IS Mike Talbot, hands down. He brings Mike to life. I can not think of ANY other person playing Mike. He is perfect.
YES!!! & I have with 2 of the books in the Series!
I ****NEED*** BOOK 6 PLEASE!!!!!
I just finished all 3 of the Indian hill books. BUT I really would like to hear Book 6!
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
"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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