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Zombie Fallout Audiobook

Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

It was a flu season like no other. With the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try and attain one of the coveted vaccines. What was not known was the effect this largely untested, rushed to market, inoculation was to have on the unsuspecting throngs. Within days, feverish folk throughout the country convulsed, collapsed, and died, only to be reborn. With a taste for brains, blood, and bodies, these modern-day zombies scoured the lands for their next meal. Overnight the country became a killing ground for the hordes of zombies that ravaged the land.

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

Can he keep his family safe? Can he discover the secret behind Tommy's powers? Can he save anyone from the zombie queen? Encircled in a seemingly safe haven called Little Turtle, Mike and his family, together with the remnants of a tattered community, must fight against a relentless, ruthless, unstoppable force. This last bastion of civilization has made its final stand. God help them all.

©2010 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Once you read the first few pages of Zombie Fallout, you're in for the series." (John Ramsey Miller, author of The Last Family)

“The word lighthearted doesn’t usually come to mind when we think of the zombie apocalypse, but Sean Runnette does a skillful job balancing humor with horror in this audio edition, which makes for an entertaining stroll with the walking dead…Runnette gives Talbot a dry, I-knew-this-was-going-to-happen-to-me-someday attitude that captures the wry spirit of Tufo’s prose. This provides a welcome departure from the doom and gloom of most zombie tales, and Runnette wrings plenty of chuckles from the material. Still, the narrator doesn’t forget that this is an apocalyptic horror story, making sure there are plenty of chills and thrills along the way.” (Publisher’s Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer 06-20-16
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    "Good read"

    I found this to be a funny and nicely written zombie series. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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    F. ARELLANO CALIFORNIA 06-18-16
    F. ARELLANO CALIFORNIA 06-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "zombie fall out."

    Loved it . too short wanted more. Fell asleep each nite listening to it country
    Great story too short wanted more

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 06-17-16
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 06-17-16 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "A goofy, OCD, survivalist at his finest."

    I have finally caught up to all the zombie crazies that are in my family and have started to incorporate it into my entertainment. I tend to like fantasy, sci-fi, action, romance kind of books. So when I was able to get this book for .99 cents with the whispersync feature I was all about it. The book was free on Amazon and only .99 cents on Audible. Score. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments that I enjoyed, overall not a bad zombie book, but nothing really made it stand out either. It was certainly worth .99 cents. The best thing going for this book was the humor that Michael Talbot had, it ranged from the ridiculous to the dry sarcastic humor I like to see. I liked the supporting characters too, I can just see Tommy with his big smile and simple mind that isn't so simple. But even with the humor I only liked the book, it didn't grab me enough that I felt I needed to get the next book right away. I might think about getting the next book, but I would need it to be on sale, I will check out if it is a whispersync book. Narrator does a decent job.

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    Terry C. 06-08-16
    Terry C. 06-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Typical, yet not so typical Zombie story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Fallout to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tommy, because it adds a very interesting twist to the story. "F***ing Ryan Seacrest"


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    Mike


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What kind of Zombies are they?


    Any additional comments?

    Being someone who watches Zombie movies, TV Shows, and loves the general story of the Apocalyptic mayhem that ensues as a result, I found this book, and story to be quite entertaining. The story-line as it is written is fairly straight forward: End of the world happens, Shock ensues, Acceptance, Self-Defense Takes over. However in this story, it hooks you with a certain twist about the world that is now their reality. Intrigued? You should be, go read/listen to the book.

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    mblack Lexington, KY United States 05-26-16
    mblack Lexington, KY United States 05-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun listen!"

    I love zombie books and video and games. At first I thought this one was no different but it has a new twist that intrigues me so I'll definitely be listening to the rest of the series! The story is engaging and funny and scary and the narrator did a great job conveying all those things. I recommend to anyone looking for a new zombie book to read!

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    Robert 05-04-16
    Robert 05-04-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome Listen!"

    This was a very nice start to a twist on the zombie genre! I was delighted by the characters involved and their humanity, as well as the normal reactions to the zombie apocalypse. I am now hooked on the series and look forward to more off the Talbot clan.

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    Samuel 05-01-16
    Samuel 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "There's even more?"

    The storytelling is amazing. Narrator did a great job. The main character is very relatable to fans of the genre. The end leaves you wanting more, and luckily there IS more. Can't wait to read the next one. Got ahead of myself and gave a lesser review until I remembered that there is more to the story.

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    laura 04-27-16
    laura 04-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing book"

    love it...2nd time listening.
    mike's sarcasms reminds me of my husband... love the story line..it had some slow moments but very little. really recommend...

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    JR 04-25-16
    JR 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Subpar Zombie Story"
    What would have made Zombie Fallout better?

    this book lacked originality big time...


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Tufo again?

    Maybe... Only because i always give authors 2 chances, but i will not be listening to book 2.


    What didn’t you like about Sean Runnette’s performance?

    I was 2/3s thru the book when i realized it should have been read with a New England accent. Surprised that this was overlooked.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I felt i had to grind through it.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm giving this 3 stars because I actually made it all the way through to the end. Normally when i find myself grinding thru a book 99% of the time i wont finish it, but for some reason this one was just barely good enough to keep me listening. Maybe it was the humor that got me, I don't know. Best line to me was... "I see a tongue! Some Asshole is licking my peephole." this made me laugh out loud.

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    Malissa Wing 04-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Dude. Just...dude."
    What did you love best about Zombie Fallout?

    The thing that EVERYBODY loves about ZF. When someone licks your peephole, it's not something you can just walk away from.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a combination of Mike, his family, and Sean's reading. Nowhere in this book was I able to say "this is the best part", because all of it was that damn good.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    At the point of first reading this, I hadn't. I've since listened to all the ZF books and starting the Indian Hill series. He's been really consistent, so far. Love him.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it. Buy it now.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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