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)
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.
Yes, this book was very entertaining and I listened to it straight through.
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?
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...?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Scary. Funny. Engaging.
I might compare it to 'Patient Zero' because the story is well written, has great characters, and the narrator is awesome.
Hard to say. I listened to the book in 1 day, so I found the whole thing really good.
Great Zombie Book!
No, you can break it up as needed.
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
The narrator matched Talbot's sarcasm and humor perfectly. Enjoyed every minute.
The graphic detail of the zombies and relatableness of everyday lives.
The timing of the wit and sarcasm was spot on. I was laughing out loud because of it.
The whole book moved me.
This should be a MUST read for fans of the genre and fans of sarcastic humor.
I only listened to the audio.
Nothing specific but it has numerous comments that will make you laugh.
It is worth your time if you enjoy the zombie thing...
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
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.
I would recommend this one for lovers of the zombie-Appocalypse genre. Entertaining with some dry, wry humor & family love & loyalty.
This one is true to the genre but not a closer fit to any other novel.
I enjoyed the outbreak scenes most.
Several chuckles joined me with this novel.
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