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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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    jed kany 02-07-15
    jed kany 02-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "ga the same"

    zucchini bread is all about the same time as a result of the most important

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    Merry Lyn & Ronald Green 01-23-15
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    "Awful"

    Just an awful, predictive story with HORRIBLE writing. Do not waste your time... At all. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad. Bad.

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    iNK Martyr California 01-12-15
    iNK Martyr California 01-12-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Could have been better. Could have been worse"

    I am a Zombie Apocalypse freak! I love Zombies! Maybe I had high expectations, but I was eager to start the Mark Tufo Zombie Fallout series. I had to restart the first chapter about 4 times before I could get hooked. I don't think it was the story line, rather the narrative to it, which makes the audiobook.
    I think I'll have to read the books on my own time because to have to sit through the slooow, lack of punch line story telling again I'll get too frustrate and just quit.
    I may try another... I don't know. Maybe if it's free. I wouldn't recommend this book to another zombie lover

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kschapter 01-11-15
    Kschapter 01-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Needs work"

    I'm a huge fan of the Zombie genre but this book missed the mark. Character development was weak and largely unbelievable. If you want a good zombie novel try the Benny Imura series, The Dragon Factory, and Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry. All pretty solid character development and a fun read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie INDIANOLA, IA, United States 12-19-14
    Carrie INDIANOLA, IA, United States 12-19-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Smart zombies w/ a side of sarcasm and humor!"

    I really enjoyed this audio book for both the narrator and the story line. Tufo developed a great set of characters and his sense of humor in inappropriate times is exactly what this genre needed. It's not too much or too forced, just plain funny. I also really liked how he gave the zombies a life of their own in a way I haven't seen before. Great read and I will definitely be reading more of this series.

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    Jessica A. Kaiser 11-29-14
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    "The narrator ruined the book!"
    Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

    No if same man narrates there is noway I would purchase and listen.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I bought on nook and read it, the whole series, my husband wanted to hear out loud, and we both thought narrator was awful, we didn't get more than 30 minutes in.


    Any additional comments?

    Shame I wasted one of my free books on my trial on this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    leif salinas, CA 93906 11-24-14
    leif salinas, CA 93906 11-24-14 Member Since 2016
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    "refreshing story"

    So far my favourite zombie book. And I have read over 15 zombie books.

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    Juan Hernandez 11-16-14

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    "A Fan For Life"

    I'm in love with this zombie book any other zombie books I read with always be compared to this series.

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    Scott W 11-15-14
    Scott W 11-15-14 Member Since 2016
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    "this was painful to finish"

    I could not get into the fart joke humor. It might have been alright if it the bad jokes were not so heavily scattered in the book If we could get an abridged version that removes the crude humor I'd be interested, expect the length might not reach an hour.

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    Thomas Hoover, AL, United States 10-21-14
    Thomas Hoover, AL, United States 10-21-14 Member Since 2016

    Accountant addicted to Audiobooks. I was never a reader until I started my Audible Subscription.

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    "Zombie Story with Humor"
    If you could sum up Zombie Fallout in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Mike Talbot, Sarcasm


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor in the story. It was not all serious like other zombie books I have listened to before.


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

    No. I liked the way he told the story, but I thought the voice for Mike Talbot made me envision him in his 50's or 60's not 43.


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

    It made me have many good chuckles.


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  • Simon
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    "Just not for me . . ."

    I think that sometimes there are books / authors / narrators which in combination just don't resonate with me. I only got about an hour into this but I just didn't really "get" the humour in any big way and once that didn't work for me the apathetic way the characters react to an apocalypse full of zombies just turned me off.

    Clearly plenty of other people see it differently and I can accept that it's entirely possible I've just tried getting into one too many zombie series. But this one just didn't grab me and the style wasn't something I could enjoy.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • ben
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    "It's ok!?"

    Not the best zombie story, but I liked it. The main thing bringing this down, the narrater sound like the dad from Family Guy. Will get the next book, but as a priority.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    6/22/12
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    "Loved it!"

    I really enjoyed this, the humour that runs through it is great. Its different to the usual zombie end of the world theme, which does become more apparent in book 2. Which I downloaded as soon as I finished this one. Don't be put off by the humour it has plenty of sick bits.
    The narration is really good, and following Mike, his family and friends on their journey is really good.
    Buy this I don't think you will regret it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • rasmus
    6/22/16
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    "Mediocre zombie story with nothing new"

    If you don't enjoy the first part of this book, just stop and get a refund. You can fill in the rest of the story in your head and it will most likely be better than this.
    Not worth it for the characters either. No depth and the dialogue is mainly the main character having "comically" disconnected thought about the situations he gets in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cherry
    6/27/15
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    "Fantastic book for all Zombie Apocalypse fans!"

    I loved listening to this book from Mark Tufo. Being a busy mum it's not viable for me to buy books to read as I never get more than five minutes to myself so I opted for the audible version. In go the headset and I was whisked into a world that was crumbling. The story had me ewwwing and chuckling, anxious and relieved. The smooth and warming voice of Sean Runnette even had me searching other titles he narrates so it was obvious that I added all the other titles in this series and others by Tufo to my 'to listen to' library.
    I am a huge zombie fanatic and this book whet my appetite in a big way.
    A must read/listen to for anyone who is interested in this genre!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Giles
    Portesham, United Kingdom
    4/6/13
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    "Bad"

    Like everyone else in the western world I'm addicted to the zombie genre - why? I don't know, perhaps it's a brain disease or a government plot putting some drug into the water supply to keep us all happy - but that's not the point, the point is I've wasted half my credits trying to find a zombie novel that isn't utter crap - and I've failed.This isn't the worst of a bad bunch but it is one of the most annoying. The reader DOES sound like Peter Griffin which I could handle if the characters weren't so utterly stupid and constantly cracking wise. They wander about, as though being eaten was just a minor inconvenience, doing such stupid things, like going to fetch cigarettes without a gun, or arguing about what car to use because they're worried about the paint work! Infuriating!

    Perhaps the worst thing about is that at no time do you think that any of the central characters are going to get bit or eaten because that would interfere with the awful American family cliche they inhabit.

    Oh and were does the electricity, hot water and fuel come from in the post zombie world of Mr Tufo.

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  • supernooby
    9/11/13
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    "Apocalyptic awesomeness guaranteed!!!!!"

    I must admit that i had this book for over a year before i listened to it, and now i know i wasted a year of my life! I should have listened to it as soon as it had downloaded. When it comes to the end of the world as we know it Mark Tufo has it nailed. Horror at its best, with a dark wry sense of humour that few writers can master. A wonderful cast of characters that you can help but love, laugh at, and root for. Go team Talbot!

    My new Favourite Writer without a doubt. The Zombie Fallout series more addictive than crack (not that I've tried it) lol. oh and brilliantly narrated by Sean Runnette.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • michael
    TONYPANDY, United Kingdom
    6/30/13
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    "Mark Tufo is a brath of fresh air"
    If you could sum up Zombie Fallout in three words, what would they be?

    FAN TAS TIC


    What did you like best about this story?

    Witty cripping great Characters all bond well big t is great good all round story


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

    Great voice draws you in


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

    Yes and did


    Any additional comments?

    Great series all tufo books are fab like having the same characters in different books but playing different parts and different outcomes well done Tufo

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • P
    Axminster, United Kingdom
    2/24/13
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    "Amazed"

    I bought this audiobook not expecting much and I was blown away but the characters and the story I loved it and could not wait to hear the next installment I would highly recommend the Zombie Fallout series of books if you like Zombies and great Characters.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. S. J. Downing
    Devon, UK
    9/25/16
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    "Hack-tastic hackery"

    Can't rave about this one. A non-memorable addition to an over catered-for genre. It's not bad, just not great. I also regretted having read another reviewer's comparison of the narrator's voice to that of Peter Griffin, which I struggled to shake as I listened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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