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 series is AWESOME! I see some people have "complained" about the humor...it's dark and sarcastic humor and I think it made the book.! I didn't want to "put them down".!!! Highly recommended!
I love this book, the strange workings of Talbot's mind cracks me up and comforts me at the same time, It's nice to know you're not the only one with strange errant thoughts, and anyone whose been through war or in the military can relate to the strong bonds of friendship you make when you go through a disaster or crisis, If the apocalypse comes, I'm finding a Talbot!
I've never seen a zombie movie or read a zombie book before this one. I do greatly enjoy Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden and select sci-fi but I am usually a mystery girl all the way.
Loved it! Action packed like Clive Cussler's books. Maybe it is just because I am new to the zombie genre but I listened to all of Zombie Fallout Series in one week.
The characters are great. The repartee is hilarious as long as the F word(in all its tenses and variations) doesn't bother you. Mike Talbot is the main character and he is filled with quirks and phobias that might make you think that you are sane. Great interaction between the characters and various locations and zombie battles make it a non-boring read. And Henry the bulldog is fantastic!
Worth a second listen, the author and narrator did a fantastic job with this book, and there are some fantastic plot twists.
Mike Talbot and BT.
The narrator brought the main character to life, to the point of making the listener feel that he or she may actually know someone like that.
The event with Eliza and the Armory Zombie.
The story is so compelling (if your a zombie novel fan) that I didn;t with to get more credits to get other books in the series.
I like zombie flicks just like the next guy, but in general I'm a hard-core science fiction reader. However, between this series and JL Bourne's series, I'm starting to look for zombie post apocalyptic books. This series is riveting with the occasional tongue in cheek hurmor that I find myself laughing out loud occasionally. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't count this as a comedy, but there is some humor mixed in with the zombie killing and narrow escapes. Now I've got to use my remaining credit for the month on the second book. Arghhh.
Ok, seriously it'd have to be "Wicked Pissa Good!"
Mike Talbot! How can't he be? 40 something adolescent germaphobe Marine! Semper Fi and pass the hand sanitizer! Just wish he was an "Anything but a Redsox" fan...The guy is inventive, witty, sarcastic, and well written. Period. He makes the whole story. the supporting cast of characters just serve to further enhance Mike's um...shenanigans.
He does an excellent job with all of the characters throughout this entire series to date. Even the female characters, and ESPECIALLY Eliza (The uber villaness...can't say anymore).
YES! Tufo balanced the origins of the Zombie Plague with the storyline very well. Just enough Science involved to make it (Extremely) plausable and well thought out while not hijacking the storyline. The focus on character development and the anecdotal "side stories" help develop Mike Talbot and the Talbot clan in a great way. You feel like you're part of the family....at least a second cousin by marriage anyway.
Get it. Mark Tufo is the next Jonathan Maberry. Joe Ledger is everyman's special forces black ops guy we want to be and never will. Mike Talbot is everyman's "Joe the plumber" that doles out the harshness and the humor like a boss....even though his wife is "The Boss..."
I'm not one to even consider reading this type of book (my personality doesn't fit this type of read), but I decided to step outside my typical "zone" and am SO GLAD that I did! Sean Runnette does a SUPERB job narrating and I hope he continues to do so through book 6! Never a dull moment...Loaded with laughs, suspense, anxiety... I would DEFINITELY recommend this author and this series to everyone! (Hope Audible will carry all of this authors books soon!)
At first, I was taken aback with the level of humor used to tell the story, but I put my judgement aside and withing 15 minutes, was totally engrossed in the story line. Upon completion, I immediately downloaded the 2nd in the series, and just PURCHASED (yep, out of credits) the 3rd. Well worth the money and time.
Elisa's (zombie/vampire) kiss with Talbot
Tommy's arrow shot.
Lots of grinning riding down the road. I'm sure other drivers think I'm weird. LOL
From the start I liked this Talbot guy, very resourceful and funny as heck. The plot was slow to unfold, however; it did not matter Tommy and Talbot with his black humor kept me hooked to the device, his "dirty mouth" and comments reminded me of my USMC boot camp drill instructor. About an hour or so later this mystery "zombie lady" appeared as the story unfolded it became evident this book was not only going to be funny but great. I truly enjoyed it, nice job at keeping the suspense, killings (zombie and non-zombie alike) and love wrapped up and hard to put down.
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