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)
Yes, the narrator was amazing. He was spot on with the characters and voices.
I can't really say. They were all unique.
The accents, voices, cadence... it was all a wonderful experience.
No, I can't say it was a moving book, but there were points that really made me smile. I enjoyed it.
I have already purchased the next edition. I hope it is just as good.
Sculptor and costumer
Sean Runnette read this with aplomb. Mark makes this a very worth while series to get lost in. There is wit, sarcasm, human altruism, imagination and excellent character development in spades in this series.
I would not compare it to any.
Micheal Talbot with a close second of Tommy.
yes, many. listen to this.
I have no complaints with this series. It is not slapstick, it is not a typical zombie apocalypse. Mark really took a lot of chances with his story and character development. It works in every way.
The character was hilarious. His thoughts weren't about the zombie attack but, instead on how is he going to replace the flat-screen TV the zombie just destroyed in his home. I found this perspective fresh and funny. Good job.
Yes, he was believable.
Maybe someday but I have to listen to the sequels first!
The story was a fairly traditional zombie apocalypse story but with personality. Mike Talbot, the main character is just incredible with tough, comedic and relatable persona, his side notes, anecdotes and comments really let me connect with the story.
No, But the reading was great. His voice is different than many traditionally smooth talking readers. Sean had a hint of gruffness which suited the first person voice of main character Michael Talbot perfectly. Superb performance.
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Best zombie apocalypse story I have read/heard. Give this one a listen!
Of zombie books, it's not bad as it takes you into the thoughts and justifications of an ordinary person (OK, a survivalist with hangups) facing the end of the world.
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More of the "ordinary man" experience - I think Ray Romano when I hear him.
Extreme? No - but it held me to 2 a.m. on a work night.
I would recommend it if you like zombie fiction. It was interesting perspective from a different character than you get in alot of horror books.
I laughed at times.
So far, next to A Lee Martinez's fantastic books, these books rank among my favorites.
The character development was phenomenal. You really start to care about the characters and their interactions with each other. Sean Runnette helped it along by really doing a fantastic narration. He brings a lot to the table, and actually acts it out instead of just reading.
I really enjoyed the end. Its really hard to tell because there are so many great moments in the book.
I have actually listened to this book several times in one sitting.
GET THIS BOOK!
I think I would , I have never listened to a book more than once.
Love the humor/sarcasm mixed throughout.
I loved the whole thing!
If I could possibly sit still that long. I couldn't wait to get back to listening.
I'm in for the whole series. Great narrator, really brought the characters to life.
Yes, the action was fun to hear. Something new happening at every turn.
Don't really have one yet. Most are very likeable. The main characters sons are brave. I like them the most.
Yes, I wanted to know what would happen next. Didn't want to walk away.
Okay, I just took a chance on this book. I am so glad I did. I have nothing but the highest praise for this series!
The dad, he is so funny.
No, but I will. He has a great voice.
Laughed. Grossed out a few times.
I loved these books. Need more books by Mark Tufo!!!
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