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Publisher's Summary

The Talbots are evacuating their home amidst a zombie apocalypse. Mankind is on the edge of extinction as a new dominant, mindless opponent scours the landscape in search of food, which just so happens to be noninfected humans. This book follows the journey of Michael Talbot; his wife Tracy; and their three kids, Nicole, Justin, and Travis. Accompanying them are Brendon, Nicole's fiancé and former Wal-Mart door greeter, and Tommy, who may be more than he seems. Together they struggle against a ruthless, relentless enemy that has singled them out above all others.

The Talbots have escaped Little Turtle, but to what end? For, on the run, they find themselves encountering a far vaster evil than the one that has already beset them. As they travel across the war-torn countryside they soon learn that there are more than just zombies to be fearful of: With law and order a long-distant memory, some humans have decided to take any and all matters into their own hands. Can the Talbots come through unscathed, or will they suffer the fate of so many countless millions before them?

It's not just brains versus brain-eaters anymore. And the stakes may be higher than merely life and death, with eternal souls on the line.

©2010 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Mark Tufo has written the first zombie series that kept me up reading all night." (John Ramsey Miller, author of The Last Family)

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Consistently great!

I am already on my way to get book 3. I don't know which I enjoy more. The story is a pretty great turn on a zombie apocalypse, but the narrator sells it through.

I find myself missing the voice and really looking forward to the next chapter.

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A Plague Upon Your Family Zombie Fallout Book 2

Would you consider the audio edition of A Plague Upon Your Family to be better than the print version?

I read book 1 and am listening to book 2. The performance quality is terrific I think. I sit and stare at the wall for hours as I listen and see with my minds eye. I laugh out loud and then get a terminal pucker. I found myself yelling things like ..."NO!!"..."CRAP!!"...and other words not suitable to share with you here. I just bought book 3.Reading the first book was a feast for my minds eye. Did most of the reading on the can which caused some paralysis that I thought was permanent for an hour or more. There are better places to read. I wept when we lost Bear. I'm a dog owner and lover. If we had to lose him I would have preferred that we had a vivid description of his devastation of the first wave of the zombies before he went down. But I cannot judge the author. I admire his work too much. My compliments to Mark Tufo. I hated you briefly when we lost Jeb. But I was supposed to feel something like that wasn't I. My name tags all read "I FOUND YOU" I'm waiting for someone to recognize what that is from. I had always hated zombie stories until I read a Peter Meredeth series..."The Undead World". Great stuff. Now Marks work. I'm starting to live his story when I'm not reading it. Like life isn't twisted enough. Thanks for the very creative and entertaining works. You are a genius.

What other book might you compare A Plague Upon Your Family to and why?

APOCHOLIPSE, THE UNDEAD WORLD by Peter Meredith Books 1 thru 6. For the same reasons I like Marks work

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

Sean's work is excellent. With just subtle changes in his voice he gives us many characters without making them silly or trite. He gives us insights bthat I missed when I read book one or maybe he just gave me different insights. Whatever. I totally enjoy his efforts. I will look for his name in other audio books.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Like I said...When we lost Bear and when we lost Jeb. Even though they're demise was underplayed, I was moved.

Any additional comments?

If you like zombie stories and adventure. Mark Tufo is your author to look for. The guy has the gift.<br/><br/>Lynn David Hubsch

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  • Aaron Giles
  • Pomona, California United States
  • 10-07-15

Fun and enjoyable story

The writer is very good with describing visuals and scents. Nauseatingly good. I also enjoyed the main character's sense of humor and sarcasm.

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So slow

The story just had a lot of unnecessary details, and turns into side stories that had nothing to do with the main plot.

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Done with the sarcasm at deaths doorstep

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

9 year olds who enjoy fart humor every 10 minutes

What was most disappointing about Mark Tufo’s story?

Relentless, unfunny sarcastic "humor" About 30 fart jokes and I'm only an hour in.

Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Runnette’s performances?

Yes

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Idk

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Unbelievably ridiculous, relentless sarcasm in the face of death in an apocalyptic world. I could not believe how many fart jokes. And I'm only an hour in. I finish everything no matter how bad but I don't know about this one. Book 1 was annoying but descent but I was thinking it had to get better and it got worse. If one second after and the stand are at the top of this genre, this book is absolutely at the bottom. If you've read every apocalyptic book made, and are desperate for just one more, DONT BOTHER WITH THIS AUDIO BOOK!!!!!!!

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Great series!

I really enjoyed listening
o the first two books of the series and will listen to the rest!

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Not as good as the first

It felt like it tried to be the first book but it fell flat. don't get me wrong I like the characters but the events didn't have the gravity it felt like filler story I am interested in what happens next best zombie book I've read or heard

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Mike Talbot reminds me of Indiana Jones

What made the experience of listening to A Plague Upon Your Family the most enjoyable?

I would have to say the humor. I try to add dry humor in my writings, but Mark Tufo takes it to a whole different level. Mike Talbot reminds me of Harrison Ford in Indian Jones. The "Barely Hero" where just when he thinks he has the upper hand, something goes wrong.

Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't. However, I will say his voice is not exactly how I see this character sound. He sounds more like a comedic actor than a veteran and prepper. That being said, it still works in its own way.

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

I will be honest, the background stories turned me off a little. It didn't put a stop to the story, really, but made me think "hurry up with it".

Any additional comments?

I love both writing and reading in the zombie genre, and Mark Tufo has a great spin with the Vampire villain. Sometimes it's hard to see where the story is going with the supernatural twists, but it is still engaging. While I enjoy the classic Romero zombie, I love to see small spins on the flesh eaters, and Mark does this with adding his own little variation.

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  • Camille
  • Richardson, TX, United States
  • 06-15-15

im obsessed!

i LOVE this series! a zombie apocalypse with a twist. cant stop reading it!

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sarcastic zombie lore!

my first zombie series and i love it! the author is snarky and sarcastic! you can really believe these characters.