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Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1 | [Mark Tufo]

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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    Patrick Lansing, MI, United States 04-26-12
    Patrick Lansing, MI, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Zombie story for the Zombie Lover..."
    What made the experience of listening to Zombie Fallout the most enjoyable?

    The performance of Sean Runnette was excellent and allowed my to fall deeply into the story. The main character's rye since of humor is masterfully portrayed by Sean with true skill and talent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are enjoyable and real...


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

    There those who read stories and those who tell stories...the difference is when a story is told the teller disappears and the story become your reality for the moment. Sean Runnette is a true story teller...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    These aren't your dad's zombies...


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    rick BAYTOWN, TX, United States 04-23-12
    rick BAYTOWN, TX, United States 04-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "EXCELLENT, CLASSIC ZOMBIE STORY"

    EXCELLENT STORY OF A FEW WHO ESCAPE THE ZOMBIE TAKE OVER, A FAMILIES STORY OF THEIR EXPERIENCES BEFORE AND DURING THE PLAGUE. HOPE BOOK 2 IS AS GREAT

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kent west allis, WI, United States 04-19-12
    Kent west allis, WI, United States 04-19-12 Member Since 2009
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    "LMAO"
    Any additional comments?

    Don't listen to this book while driving! I was laughing so hard in places I had to pull the car over so I didn't crash. This is a good story with great one liners and miscommunication conversations that are very funny.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sonya athens, AL, United States 04-17-12
    Sonya athens, AL, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Love it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Zombie Fallout the most enjoyable?

    Ok, yes he's got a twisted sense of humor...But, when you think about these life altering events in his story, you catch yourself smiling at how anyone can be laughing. I enjoyed the story and purchased book 2 before I finished book 1.


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    Kim Venatries 04-22-13 Member Since 2010

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    "Not for Me... Apocalypse is Just Not That Funny"

    I like humor. I like apocalypse fiction. I like zombie fiction. I can even like a book that combines all three in the right proportion. But somehow the recipe was off for me in this book. Maybe it was the timing of the wise cracks or the amount of jokiness. I tried but I couldn't get through this.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    john Wake forest, NC, United States 08-19-12
    john Wake forest, NC, United States 08-19-12

    I am a Chef and have two boys. I also have 2 accounts.

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    "BORING."

    THE STORY WAS DUMB. THE CHARACTERS WERE DUMB. AND IT WAS JUST A STUPID BOOK. TO UNBELIEVABLE EVEN FOR ME.

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    Ronald West Covina, US, Canada 05-05-12
    Ronald West Covina, US, Canada 05-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Worst Zombie Story I have Ever Read"
    What disappointed you about Zombie Fallout?

    I am a longtime fan of Zombie fiction, but two hours of this 'novel' was about all I could take. There was nothing about this story that did not disappoint me. The writer's style was amateurish and riddled with cliches and clumsy puns. His lack of knowledge about gunfights and tactics were downright embarrassing and in no way believable as hard as I tried to just go with it. The protagonist and his family would have lasted about 2 hours had any part of this story even the least bit true to the genre. But most of all this guy just can't write. His characters are not even one dimensional and the plot development is on a par with what one might expect from an 8th grade creative writing class.


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kimra Tuscola, TX, United States 10-21-13
    Kimra Tuscola, TX, United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2010

    My husband & I share the account. Anything on history is his read. I'm more into fiction/zombie & apocalyptic reads.

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    "Slow start, Hooked by the end!"

    Okay I had to kind of adjust myself at the beginning of this book. The main character is very 'snarky' and that's not something you normally expect from a zombie novel. However, by the time I was a few chapters in, I started 'getting to know' the character, and really started to like him. By the end of the book, well, I went and bought book two. I thought maybe book two would lose me, but turns out I enjoyed book two more than book one. Book two seriously starts to tie up loose ends and explain some unanswered questions right away. GOOD story line! So here I am today, going back for book three. I'm hooked. Looks like I'm in this for the long haul.

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    troy Lenexa, Ks, United States 09-15-13
    troy Lenexa, Ks, United States 09-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "best zombie series ever!"
    Where does Zombie Fallout rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    i bought the first book just to see what it was like. needless to say within the next two weeks I have bought all 6. im in the middle of zf 5 now.


    What did you like best about this story?

    mike and I could have been twins separated at birth. we both suffer from foot in mouth disease, and love bashing us some zombies.


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

    I have a job where I can listen to books all day and still work. there are times my coworkers think im insane, when I bust out laughing or yell at one of the characters. there all starting to look at me, man their color doesent look so good. WWMTD?


    Any additional comments?

    60+ hours of AWSOME!

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    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 09-12-13
    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Highly recommended!!"

    A good Zombie series with 5 more to read. I can't wait!!

    The first book in the Zombie Fallout series. We follow Mike Talbot and his family as the Zombie's spread.

    Narration was very good. Smooth!

    This is well written. I love the sarcasm from Mike. He thinks a lot like I do. I found myself laughing at times and even a few tears.

    If you are a zombie fan... even a small one.. Listen to this. You will not regret it,

    I will for sure be purchasing the next book.

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