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A feeling of longing for a home that no longer exists or for one that never was. Mike and the crew fight for their right to survive, to carve out a new home, even though Mike cannot help but carry with him all the group has lost. He now wonders if he can continue to sacrifice his own for the sake of others. As terrifying new monsters are born amid the chaos, do our heroes have the will and the firepower to overcome these latest threats? 

Friends and foes alike will fall, and there may be no human victor. Follow along in this heart-slamming, nonstop thriller, Michael Talbot’s final journal, the conclusion of the epic adventure series: Zombie Fallout. 

©2021 Mark Tufo (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

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Thank you RICH BAKER!

Broke my heart to watch the time run down to zero and know there are no more books to look forward to..... Will have to re-listen to all books now. This is an amazing series and the author is a really cool guy! I will greatly miss these characters and this series. No idea what to do now..... thank you Mark Tufo for your work.

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So good I couldn't put it down until I finished it

One of the many things I love about this series is that not one book stands out from the others. Each new release is a perfect progression of the story. Here we are at chapter (book) 16, according to the author the final chapter to the series, and it is a fast paced gory nightmare. The zombies have some new tricks up their sleeves, the sick and twisted evil humans are taking their terror to new heights, and the Talbot clan is right in the middle of it all. I love this story, you will too.

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Loved all 15 previous books, this one just wasn't

Spoilers ahead. Duh.



So many questions, so little answered. Maybe the lichen fallout series put restrictions on the future. Plots that spanned the entire series are ended in chapters and plots from book 15 don't even get brought up at all. Overall I love the series but don't see what this book did to help.

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Disappointed

I am a huge fan of this series. I was very disappointed by this book because a few questions were completely unanswered. We had no idea what happened to his friend getting scratched in the last book. The Avalyn (no clue how it’s spelled as I have only listened not read) story was completely ignored. Payne alluded to an answer as to why the zombies always showed up where Michael was, and that was my biggest disappointment.(you don’t know, do you?). This book had a very slow start to me and left too many unanswered questions. I’ve come to really enjoy this author and was very disappointed by the ending. It just doesn’t feel like a real end, to many questions left unanswered. Won’t stop me from reading more from Tufo and would still recommend reading.

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Dark roads ahead

Sadness took my heart over thinking this is the end of the road. I’ve never enjoyed so many ups and downs as I have with this series. Somewhere in another universe I hope the talbot clan are living well. BT and mike have made so many miles pass by as I drove along brightened by their friendship. Farewell and may you never run out of crayons.

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Fantastic Ending to Mike's Zombie Adventures

I've listened to every book in this series. I just finished up book 15 2 days before this came out and I couldn't wait to pick it up. It makes me a bit sad to think the adventures are over, as it's hard to get enough of the humor of this series. That being said, it was an entertaining, hilarious, and sad.

I was sceptical about even picking the series up, especially after listening to the Undead World series by Peter Meredith and really loving that series, but this entire series was unique and addictive. I found myself laughing out loud more times than I can count.

The narrator was fantastic as always. If you enjoyed the previous books, you'll enjoy this one as well.

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try hard

a joke after every sentence.... I'm too invested in the series to stop now.... but the characters trying to make a joke after every sentence gets old and repetitive... I mean literally every damn sentence is ended with a try hard quote

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The End

I became hooked on Zombie Fallout as a result of Audible’s offering the first few books for free. Once I was hooked, I went full speed through up to Book 15. I had to wait for this last book and it was worth the wait.
First of all, Sean Runnette has done an excellent job narrating throughout. That was a plus and I’ve always given 5 stars for his work.
I enjoy the silly banter between Mike and BT. Mark Tufo is consistently funny.
There were so many aspects of this book that were sad and some that didn’t wrap up very well.
Ziggy-his story about being so badly abused is painful. I know he had to die but ouch.
I wanted Deneaux’s (spelling?) death to be more drawn out and horrible.
Then, what happened on the carrier at the end? Was Tufo in such a hurry to get this book out that a whole segment was not written about? Where did they sail? What did they do?
Mike’s thoughts about why BT had to leave were not enough either.
I suppose I needed a book twice as long without interference from zombies. I miss Tripp. I thought he was the best and funniest character in the entire series. It could be that we share a generation.
The final scene on the beach says it all. Everyone needs a reason to live.
I hope to read more about Mike in the future.

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No!!!

This can’t be the last one!!!! Tufo’s books are fantastic! He has to write more!!!

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love his books

Love his books and sad to hear the end of the series. can't wait to see what else Mike gets up to.

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  • sfak107
  • 07-02-21

Absolutely awesome ending

I am saddened that this is the last Talbot book of his universe. These books are by far the best ones I have ever listened too and rank just above the Arisen series by Salisbury. I am an ex soldier and get the humour that Talbot has and he has in some way help me with my PTSD. I take my hat of in respect and admiration to you Mr Tufo, for coming up with such fantastic stories. Thank you and please please don’t stop. Maybe just one or two more Timothy stories. Lol.

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  • Chris
  • 07-02-21

Not enough Stars to adequately rate this book.

They say one story comes to an end and another biggins.
This book moved me. This series moved me.
I've laughed, cried, cursed characters and decisions, I've even stood shouting at the device in anger over one of the books coming to an end.
Mark is a beautiful story teller. his writing and the raw emotions from heart break to comedy and even the horror of war and the effect it takes not just on a person's body, but mind and soul is wonderful. throughout this series you are not just welcomed into the Talbot family and their lives, but actually made to feel like you have always belonged there.
the story has everything. Sarcasm, hurt, betrayal, revenge, doubt, hope, love, friendship, sacrifice and of course humour.
It's a bittersweet book, narrated perfectly by Sean Reunnet. his Familiar and welcoming tones portraying the emotions and situations perfectly.
Though the Zombie Fallout series wasnt my first series of Mark Tufos i dived into (my first being Indian Hill, another series i cannot recommend enough) i quickly found myself burning though tokens and money to obtain the entire series.
This is a MUST for anyone that loves the zombie genre.
Brilliant book. Brilliant series. brilliant characters and story telling.
Well Done Mark and Sean. I look forwards to your next work. and cannot wait to hear more from Mike and B.T and D in the future. Creator willing....that'll be you Mark.
5 stars arnt nearly enough, but they will have to do.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-30-21

My absolute favourite series

I am so upset that this part of Mikes reality has come to an end! As always an amazing book. I am an avid zombie genre reader/listener and these by far are my absolute favourite! So witty and so down to earth, I can’t get enough.
If you’re like me and need more Mike in your life then I would say Lycan Fallout is the next one you should pick up as it’s still on the same timeline. I’m now partway through with the Indian Hills series which is AMAZING! After that I’ll be onto A Shrouded World, Trip is around for that one so can’t wait.
We love you Mark, please never stop bringing us more from the many universes of Mike!
And can I just give a massive round of applause to Sean!
If it was someone else reading these amazing stories we would not have been able to get a feel and grow so attached to all of the amazing characters. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Now off to finally write a review on ZF 1 so more people can fall so deeply in love with these characters and Marks fabulous story telling.

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  • Lordshin
  • 08-01-21

I am so sad 😭😭😭😭

An amazing end to an amazing set of books. I pray we have more Talbot adventures soon.

Congratulations to Mark and Sean 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

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  • Mary Murphy
  • 07-25-21

Hiraeth

i am so sad that this is the end, Mark Tufo outstanding work thanks

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  • DaveD
  • 07-19-21

Brilliant, just brilliant

Bit of a wait for this last one but we'll worth it, I have thoroughly enjoyed every book in this collection, read perfectly and great story making you want more

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  • karl
  • 07-19-21

All good stories have an end

Loved the entire series. Highly recommend. Such a shame it has to end. Look forward to Talbot next adventure

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  • Barry Byrne
  • 07-19-21

end of an era

Lost for words here was left in tears at the ending,saying good by to something I have looked forward to and has giving me an escape of real life struggles and hardships over the last 6 years is beyond hard...but as Mark said this wont be the last time we hear of Mike and company.

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  • Loki
  • 07-19-21

🤯🤯🤯 absolutely amazing end to an amazing journey

Can’t thank Mark or Sean enough for this. What a journey. Just amazing at how much can be done in a book.

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  • Annette Wright
  • 07-18-21

A fitting, emotional ending

Well, Mr Tufo finally did it. He closed this epic saga. I have loved every moment of Mike's journey through Zombie Fallout and feel satisfied by this final chapter. The ending left me in tears and with a need to start from the beginning once again. Thank you, Mark for sharing this world and these people with us.

As ever, Sean Runnette narrates beautifully, bringing the story and characters to life.

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  • Acacia
  • 07-27-21

Phenomenal!! As always!!

I am in tears as I write this review (happy tears I might add, but also sad ones for the end of this series). Mark has done it again! The authors note at the end got me good. I came across Marks books when I was in a bad place, mentally, physically, all of the above! You name it! I have been hooked since Lycan Fallout. Funnily enough I started this journey with LF and went straight to ZF and I can tell you it was one hell of a ride!! Still is! I love these books, the characters. everything! They honestly feel like family. I've become so invested in Mike's story/life and Mark's work.

These books were like that little light in the darkness for me, just like Rich Baker was for you Mark. They're so much more than that! I sincerely thank you for your work, these books, the journey. I cannot wait for the next adventure!

It's time for me to restart the Lycan Fallout series!

Your fan from Down Under xx 🇦🇺

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-18-21

excellent series

definitely hoping there is going to be a 17 one day, I loved every book and l am going to start over, to in joy the ride over again

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  • Lee
  • 07-15-21

Thanks for a great series

Thanks Mark Tufo for such a great series, loved every single book. Can't wait to see what you write in the future.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-10-21

The end

what can I say? it's been a wild ride from the start! incredible job, Mark! it's been an absolute blast riding along with Talbot and team! I'm sad that my favourite series has ended, but also excited for the works you've got in the pipeline!

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  • Debbie
  • 07-08-21

Did not disappoint!!

Love love love this book and series and author and narrator.
Action packed and great ending, did not disappoint, well worth the wait