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)
Zombies in the Neighborhood. I like it that this is about normal people dealing with an abnormal situation.
It isn't the normal "dumb zombie masses" story.
Very witty, dry sense of humor.
Hmmm ... there are some breaks, so you can stop and pick up where you left off.
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?
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.
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.
The main character, Mike Talbot.
Too many to choose from.
I listen to all of my books during commute, and this book just made me want to sit in traffic longer!
Well worth the price of admission.
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!
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!
I love reading a book and listening to a book.
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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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.
Absolutely. Such a great story from an amazing point of view Mike is funny and sarcastic, and a hero when he needs to be.
Sean Runnette is Mike Talbot.
I laughed so much, and that was suprising, but i cried oh lord when i thought Justin was a gonner.
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!
huh? what? ahhh!
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.
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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