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)
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He is amazing!
This is the first zombie book I have ever even listened to or even read. This book is as realistic as a zombie book could get. The people are so believable. You find yourself rooting for them! The main character is a hoot! This book caused me to chuckle out loud more than once. The reader is great. He has the main character down to a T.
Just a fun loving family guy! Obviously I am a zombie genre fan as well as post apocolyptic genre.
The narration was fantastic.
He gives a life to the main character that I quite possibly would have interpreted differently had I just read it. I enjoyed his take on the eldest Talbot.
Nothing especially moving, but never really a down moment for me in this book.
Definitely worth the listen!
I like Science Fiction, Post Apocalypse, mysteries, and good romance. If you can mix it all in together, I am one happy camper.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend or stranger. The characters were fun and I definitely laughed out loud.
This Kiss. I won't say anything more. But I will say that while I loved this audio book, there were moments where I just had to stop listening because of the intense visceral reaction I was having to parts of the story.
This is always a difficult question. For me, a good Narrator doesn't detract from the story, and that's how I felt about Sean Runnette.
i love post apocalyptic fiction, and of course zombie fiction.
Alot of people said there was alot of bad humor in this. But the books main character is a smart ass and a Cinic. And to me this made this very easy to follow. Im on the second book and looking forward to the third
The main character Mike Talbot. The had a sarcastic remark for almost everything. This book had me laughing out loud numerous times.
Can't really think of any. It had the gross out factor that most zombie stories should have, but also a lot of comedy that you don't usually get with the horror genre.
I laughed my behind off. In fact because of it, I got the whole series. And am anxiously looking forward to the other 2 in the series coming to Audible.
Over all yes, there were parts of the book I thought were really good and made me want to know what would happen next. Some parts of the story were not explained but might be covered in the next book …. Possibly.
Nope … this is my first Mark Tufo book, over all I liked it
I found the narration a good, there was emotion without being over the top. For myself I found that he helped bring the characters to life.
I don’t think this story would move to the small screen very well, as there is a lot of what the character is thinking and feeling and this is never transferred to the screen well.
If you’re into zombie books, when this is on special give it a go
Great listen. The story line got me hooked and I loved the characters - so much so that I bought the whole series. I have been telling all of my friends that this series is a must listen. I think the narration helps make the series.
Love reading books and listening to books. God bless the written word!
Overall it is a hugh midway selection. Entertaining enough. The plot and the characterization is strong. Enough humor and action for a entertaining listen. I was a little disturbed by one or two similes used by the author. I found them a bit homophobic. But after re-listening to the passages I am going to excuse them as part of the character. Ex army guy, suburban dad, so I guess in line with the character. But gave me pause a moment. There is some strong prose in this piece. The author has done a great job at adding to the canon of paranormal/zombie novels. Will be buying the sequel because I need to know what happens to them all.
I like the characters. The rye humor of author.
His performance was causally animated and lively. His reading was natural and real.
Sometime the only person for the job, when zombies attack is Dad!
Say something about yourself!
I loved that this book kept me entertained the whole day
The details of the smells and out look on the characters. It's almost as if i was there in the with mike and his family.
Tommy was one cool dude and that he can take out a guy with a toy bow and arrow... Pretty bad ass in my book
I pretty much did listen to this book in one sitting
Anyone who likes the walking dead or anything with zombies I'd recommend this book and can't wait to listen to the next one
If you can make it through the sarcastic and extremely parenthetical first 15 minutes of this book, you will find some solid story telling, and maybe a few genuine laughs. Not that the style changes, but the listener gets used to it fast. Describing it as "king of the hill, of the dead" only refers to the narrator, but yes, it sounds like Hank Hill is telling you a story from the apocalypse. Kind of loved it. Downloading the second book now.
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