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
"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)
I absolutely love this book, I just can't wait to read the next one.
If you are a zombie genre lover and are looking for the next book, look no further. This book will exceed your expectations. It has a very cool and very subtle twist on the 'zombie' theme. The story is solid, moving along at a good pace and takes you into the details that are relevant and always enjoyable. The main character is pretty funny and he is easy to get attached to.
The narration will not disappoint, does a great job reading this story. He simply turns into Mike Talbot and the narration starts out good and gets better as the story moves along. I have read / listened to about 15 books (most of them very good), but this is my very favorite.
Sean Runnette gives a lot to the characters of this series and I have fallen in love with them all. I love the way Talbot thinks and his humor is identical to mine. I have enjoyed many weird stares on the bus home from work from my snorts and sneers.
It was hard to stop listening. I try to only listen during the commute to and from work and sometimes during work when its slow. It gives me something to look forward to the next day for sure
keep them coming :)
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!
I would- several of my friends and I talk about Zombies regularly, and most of us enjoy the movies and, of course, the show. This book is basically food for that imagination. It's just plain good- candy for your brain!!!
Fun, witty, great
I love the main character, Mike, and his humor. The story is very fun as well and the character development is very good. The story is so much fun - especially if you like zombie stories.
The lead character is my favorite as I love his sarcasm.
The moment relatively early in the book when they drive past the lone zombie and she simply nods at them for not killing her.
Some reviews mentioned that they didn't like the humor of the main character, but it hits my funny bone so it wasn't a detractor at all. The listen was fun and enjoyable.
I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!
Comedy, or wit written into the horror of a zombie apocolapse. Find it amazing how stupid people can be yet survive by luck or seat of their pants.
Depth of charactor.
No, just because it shows the adversity of an everyday family trying to survive. This was just the start up after a zombie uprising, and felt the writer's style was lacking and won't waste my money on a second.
My home genre is sci fi, but I do enjoy a good zombie flick. I figured I would see if that translated to books. Overall, I though this was funny, semi-engaging, and well performed. However the crazy religious undertones took away a lot of my enjoyment. Like a lot of sci fi fans, I'm a devote agnostic. All the divine intervention in here and the fact that Tommy character actually receives instructions straight from some divine source really just irritated and distracted me. I feel like it detracted from the story and made it just extra hard to believe. I may give another one of the series a listen because I'm buried in credits at the moment, but if this religious nonsense keeps invading my zombie listening experience, I won't be a happy camper...
Funny, original, zombies!!
I liked that the main character was a fan of the zombie genre before the zombies showed up. He was, in my opinion, realistic in how a military man would prepare and handle a situation like the one that happens in the story.
The book made me laugh...A LOT!!
I found Mark Tufo by accident while I was looking for a good zombie book. I was hooked before the 1st chapter was even finished, & finished the book in no time at all...now I've already downloaded Zombie Fallout & I'm tearing through that one too. Great series so far, I hope a movie is in the work.
First book, Ray Bradbury collection of short stories. First series, Dune. Favorite series, Thomas Covenent
Beginning to end, I love this series. I cannot wait for the next book
This is humorous but full of real emotion.
Great voice of "Talbot"
It is, but I savor it to and from work. I resist the urge to lock myself under my headphones until it is complete.
Best Zombie series I know. Not the same old "virus gets loose because of an experiment gone bad and everyone dies by being stupid" books.
I enjoy the zombie genre. "World War Z" and "Day By Day Armageddon" were most enjoyable. Tooth and Nail just never clicked with me.
I bought this book to sustain me until the third installment of Day by Day comes out in a month or so. Happily, this is a series so there are more installments ahead for me.
I liked best, once you get past the notion of animated dead, the realistic characters and settings. Throughout the book, I pictured people I know from our home owners association as the characters in the book.
Likewise, when they plan the defense of their neighborhood, one can imagine the same challenge one would face in their circumstance.
Overall, a realistic situation. Guns run out of ammo, cars run out of gas, etc.
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