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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)

What Members Say

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    Jim 12-13-13
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    If you could sum up Zombie Fallout in three words, what would they be?

    Zombies in the Neighborhood. I like it that this is about normal people dealing with an abnormal situation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It isn't the normal "dumb zombie masses" story.


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

    Very witty, dry sense of humor.


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

    Hmmm ... there are some breaks, so you can stop and pick up where you left off.


    Any additional comments?

    When I first started this series, I wasn't sure how much I liked it. I thought it was entertaining and different, so I kept listening. I am not on book 5 ... what does that tell you?

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    Rick State College, PA, United States 12-11-13
    Rick State College, PA, United States 12-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Get it"
    Any additional comments?

    When I read the reviews for this book I saw things like "Just buy it." I took that advice and have not looked back. If you like Zombies, you will love the Tufo universe.

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    David Burlington, ON, Canada 12-04-13
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    "What a great find!"
    What made the experience of listening to Zombie Fallout the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed every facet of this book. The story, characters, and narrator are just superb. I was expecting an ok, somewhat cheesy title... but I was pleasantly proven wrong.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, Mike Talbot.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose from.


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

    I listen to all of my books during commute, and this book just made me want to sit in traffic longer!


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the price of admission.

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    Pa'Trice 11-25-13
    Pa'Trice 11-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Love by accident"

    So I found this book by accident. Never heard of series or author. When Audible has a special I usually listen to some of the editor's picks. In 30 seconds, I was in love with both Mark and Sean. The dynamic duo has my captive attention!

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    Lora Houston, TX 11-16-13
    Lora Houston, TX 11-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "WOW, gets you hooked from the start!"
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    I happened upon this series randomly, or maybe it was meant to be. I am not a huge fan of gore or horror so was almost scared away. I couldn't be more happy that I gave it a chance. The main character, has such a wonderful sense of humour and is such a sarcastic d*ck sometimes, he is impossible not to love! The other characters all make the story that much more vivid! Absolutely hooked me from the start, I promise you will not be disappointed!

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    Laura 11-15-13
    Laura 11-15-13

    I love reading a book and listening to a book.

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    "OK, but nothing to get excited about."
    Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

    maybe


    If you’ve listened to books by Mark Tufo before, how does this one compare?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I would of liked this book slightly better if it weren't for the unnecessary homophobia that crops of a few times. The main character's inner voice left me annoyed as well.

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    John nAPERVILLE, IL, United States 11-15-13
    John nAPERVILLE, IL, United States 11-15-13

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    "Was NOT hooked"

    thought I'd find a new series - only to be disappointed. The humor is SO FORCED in this series - it just falls flat, hour after hour, of forced jokes falling flat (during a disaster no less) - can't muster the energy or take the risk to continue on this series - despite some people really seeming to love it.

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    Amazon Customer abilene, TX, United States 11-13-13
    Amazon Customer abilene, TX, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Mark Tufo, My Hero."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Such a great story from an amazing point of view Mike is funny and sarcastic, and a hero when he needs to be.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mike's humor.


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

    Sean Runnette is Mike Talbot.


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

    I laughed so much, and that was suprising, but i cried oh lord when i thought Justin was a gonner.


    Any additional comments?

    Even if you are not the normal "Zombie" fan you should absolutley check this book out you will be hooked, i feel in love with the Talbot family instantly!

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    Thia 11-08-13
    Thia 11-08-13

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    "Quirky - in a good way"
    If you could sum up Zombie Fallout in three words, what would they be?

    huh? what? ahhh!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a weird little series. It took me halfway through the first book to get into the groove of the inappropriate humor, what is usually internal dialogue being external, and seemingly light-hearted approach to the zombie genre. Once I got it into my head that this felt like a character with some time and distance from the events using the "laugh or lose your mind and cry" approach it all made sense to me. I would encourage readers to hang in there, get through the first book, and see if it doesn't grow on you. If I hadn't paid 20 bucks for the audio book I would have stopped a chapter in. I'm soooo glad I didn't because now I'm on book 6 and I love this series. This isn't a humorous take on zombies. It is a character (like cops, military, er nurses etc) using sarcasm and black humor to get through tragedy and horror.

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    David 10-29-13
    David 10-29-13
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    "Fun and engaging"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Other reviewers have said his sense of humor was a negative but I found it gave the story a lot of life. I really had a hard time with the reader though, it took a long time for me to get used to his voice and his performance did pickup (or maybe I just got used to it) as the story went on. I would not miss this book though because of the reader, it's definitely worth the credit. I enjoyed it at least as much as Day By Day Armageddon.


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