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Zombie Fallout Audiobook

Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1

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.
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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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    Clayton Cornelius, OR, United States 02-04-13
    Clayton Cornelius, OR, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun book."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Fallout to be better than the print version?

    This audio book was recommended to me by a colleague who listened to it and really enjoyed it and played me a short sample that sounded entertaining so I got the book and was pleased. The author speaks the language of the blue collar every-man veteran that makes it easy to listen to. I enjoy zombie and post apocalyptical books and this one had a fun sense of humor with it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, this book was very entertaining and I listened to it straight through.


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    Matthew Oro Valley, AZ, United States 01-31-13
    Matthew Oro Valley, AZ, United States 01-31-13 Member Since 2015

    I love books, I love audiobooks. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror...ZOMBIES, etc. What is better than being at work and being entertained for hours and hours?

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    "Ok, finally a Zombie story, with a story & a point"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Fallout to be better than the print version?

    By far, as much as I would like to sit down to a good book and just while away the hours, I am a father of 3...almost 4 (in April) and I just don't have the leisure time required (throne time or not) So the only way I can continue my love of books is to listen to them. Who's with me...?


    What other book might you compare Zombie Fallout to and why?

    Well not a book, but a series just the same. Resident Evil...same type of evil running amok! Zombies everywhere, if they ever get smell-o-vision the world would never get their collective faces out of the "Henry Bag", I shudder at the thought.


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    Sean Runnette is an amazing narrator. He can make you cringe in disgust, or swoon with the imagined pain being felt, he brings you into the story and makes the characters come to life. There were so many times, I had literal Man Tears from laughing so much...and since they were man tears it is acceptable, look it up!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Of course...and if you are "fortunate" enough to work long hours, you can just get it finished...but I enjoyed it so much that I have revisited the series...aah Talbot you are a man after my own heart. No not the touchy, feely way either, that is not up to man code. I will report you for even thinking it.


    Any additional comments?

    If sarcasm and whit were an art form, Mark Tufo would have a PHD in the subject. I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks (no bs) and I haven't came across another author that can make you smile because you were thinking the same thing that Michael was...great, wonderful series. BUY IT NOW you won't regret it. I have the entire series 1-6, heck I bought 4 of them before I finished the 1st book, they are that good. Thanks for the phobias...Tufo.

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    J. Oliver Indiana 01-31-13
    J. Oliver Indiana 01-31-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good enough story to make me buy the book"
    What disappointed you about Zombie Fallout?

    I wasn't disappointed by Zombie Fallout. I was annoyed with the reader. He didn't fit the character and the timbre of his voice wasn't right for the type of book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was good enough to lead me to buy the books. I read all of them. Couldn't listen to half the audiobook, though.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Runnette’s performances?

    Doubtful. I debated on whether to buy the book or not and am now glad I did. However, I realize it was Runnette's reading that nearly kept me from enjoying a good series. I just don't think this genre is his niche.


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    Taryn Huntingtown, MD, USA 01-29-13
    Taryn Huntingtown, MD, USA 01-29-13 Member Since 2009
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    "And you thought Zombies were a dead subject!"

    When I saw the reviews for the Mark Tufo books I thought to myself- Zombies? Really? After watching a season of the Walking Dead, I pretty much thought zombies were old news. What more could be said about the flesh eating monsters?????

    So, I decided to download the first book. I had credits to use up anyway, if the book sucked, I would not have only lost one credit.

    I started the book with my 26 year old son riding shotgun in the car---I found myself laughing out loud within the first 10 minutes - Mark Tufo has a dry ironic sense of humor that resonates with my Northeast upbringing. His character, Mike Talbot, is a smart ass--- and I respect that kind of guy.

    The book does not only stand on the humor, but the plot, characters and action involved keeps you at the edge of your seat, waiting to find out what could possibly befall this family next.

    Having spent a total of almost 30 hours in the strange (and at times deranged) head of Michael Talbot (aka Mark Tufo) his character seems as real to me as any I have encountered in the past 10 years of audio books. Engrossed in Book 3, I actually look forward to my commutes!

    This is not a series for the faint at heart or those without a dry sense of humor- the scenes can be gory and at times the flash backs can be a bit dull- but for all the smart asses in the world- these books are for you!

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    Joseph Beaverton, OR, United States 01-29-13
    Joseph Beaverton, OR, United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "What a Great Zombie Story and Narration"
    If you could sum up Zombie Fallout in three words, what would they be?

    Scary. Funny. Engaging.


    What other book might you compare Zombie Fallout to and why?

    I might compare it to 'Patient Zero' because the story is well written, has great characters, and the narrator is awesome.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to say. I listened to the book in 1 day, so I found the whole thing really good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely.


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    Nick Kennesaw, GA, United States 01-19-13
    Nick Kennesaw, GA, United States 01-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good zombie story with a bit of humor"
    If you could sum up Zombie Fallout in three words, what would they be?

    Great Zombie Book!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, you can break it up as needed.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book with an average Joe who's kinda prepared for the zombie apocholypse like so many of us :P However this isn't a bunch of just and over the top bad-ass-action; This book gives a more realistic look at how the world would be after a zombie outbreak (with a few little twists) and there is some humor thrown in so the slow story parts are still worth listening to. Overall this book is excellent and I hope the "zombie book with humor" bit doesn't dissuade you from giving this a shot

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    Chelsea League City, TX, United States 01-17-13
    Chelsea League City, TX, United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2014
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    "I love this Book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Zombie Fallout the most enjoyable?

    The narrator matched Talbot's sarcasm and humor perfectly. Enjoyed every minute.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The graphic detail of the zombies and relatableness of everyday lives.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The timing of the wit and sarcasm was spot on. I was laughing out loud because of it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    This should be a MUST read for fans of the genre and fans of sarcastic humor.

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    Randal J. Odom Laurens, SC 01-14-13
    Randal J. Odom Laurens, SC 01-14-13 Member Since 2015

    Randy

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    "You will either enjoy the satire or hate it."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Fallout to be better than the print version?

    I only listened to the audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Zombie Fallout?

    Nothing specific but it has numerous comments that will make you laugh.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes...maybe...


    Any additional comments?

    It is worth your time if you enjoy the zombie thing...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Wandandian, AL, United States 01-08-13
    Sue Wandandian, AL, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2008

    I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.

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    "Too much like all the other zombie stories"
    Did Zombie Fallout inspire you to do anything?

    This book came across as so much like any other zombie story. It bored me and I didn't finish listening to it. Maybe it got better but it didn't keep me interested.


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    Tiki Zerr Kingman, AZ United States 01-03-13
    Tiki Zerr Kingman, AZ United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "An entertaining zombie romp."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this one for lovers of the zombie-Appocalypse genre. Entertaining with some dry, wry humor & family love & loyalty.


    What other book might you compare Zombie Fallout to and why?

    This one is true to the genre but not a closer fit to any other novel.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the outbreak scenes most.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Several chuckles joined me with this novel.


    Any additional comments?

    Entertaining!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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