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Publisher's Summary

"What now, sister?" Tomas asked.
"We kill Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends and then we rule the world," she said absently as she fingered the locket around her neck."

In the latest installment of Mark Tufo's zombie fallout series, Mike Talbot and his family continue their fight for survival as Eliza plots their demise.

©2012 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor

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Not quite as good as the others but you can't skip

Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Fallout 5 to be better than the print version?

Yes

Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Tufo? Why or why not?

Yes

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

Perfect for the main character

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

Yes

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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more,i need more

Where does Zombie Fallout 5 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

best series/narrator hands down

What did you like best about this story?

i love the authors characters and story,best narrator I've heard

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

fantastic!I actually search for books by sean runnette, i love the way he reads

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

book?i wanted to listen to the whole series in one sitting

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Worst book in the series

What would have made Zombie Fallout 5 better?

If the book actually contained substantive material regarding the story line. Too much time was spent on flashbacks that did not add to the plot. And what a horrible ending, Really Mr. Tufo, what were you thinking?

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

I would listen to ANYTHING Mr. Runnette performs.

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

Listening to Mr. Runnette's voice.

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Death by cats??? Really, Mark Tufo???

Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

Yes - hopefully he will be back on track in the next book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Tufo again?

Yes.

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

Still a well written story with a lot of humor. Too bad it is filled with unnescessary sidetracks that seem like stalling.

Any additional comments?

I am a fan of the series, and I will continue listening to the end - but I hope there is something better in store for me in the next book.

I particularly find the part with the murderous cats really, really weird - and even if I buy the idea of zombies and evildoers in general it just seems too much that cats should be attacking humans - especially if they have been preying on their own kind....would they still be hungry???

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best of the series so far

Mark Tufo's writing style draws you in and hooks you from the start.The characters are 'real', aside from the zombies of course, and I think that's what sets his stories apart from the rest. He has created a relatable set of characters that will make you laugh, gag and sometimes cry.

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  • Rachel
  • VERNON ROCKVILLE, CT, United States
  • 06-06-13

Love the Zombie Fallout series, but not this book.

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

I feel like the author was just trying to reach his word count when writing this book. It seems filled with a lot of useless banter. Most of the book takes place in the same area and is just redundant. I actually feel like the series could have done without this book. They are running from zombies, they hide, they run, they hide, they run, they hide, they run. Nothing really major happens. The important parts from this book could have been included in the previous or following book.Overall, Zombie Fallout 5: Alive in a Dead World, was a huge let down. I really enjoy this series, but there's some animal cruelty that the book could do without. I was tempted to stop listening because it was getting really disgusting. I get it, Mark Tufo hates cats. I hope he comes back in the next life as a mouse. :P

What character would you cut from Zombie Fallout 5?

Leave out the parts with the cat killing. It's part of nature, they are hunters. Dogs would do the same if left starving for weeks without a food source.

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  • Kevin
  • CLARISSA, MN, United States
  • 05-13-13

Side tracked

If you could sum up Zombie Fallout 5 in three words, what would they be?

Side tracked

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

To many side stories. Don't know if he was trying to build up his characters or just filling pages.

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

Great job, just like the other books in the series.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

Hopefully he will get back on track in the next book.

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Jumping the Shark

What did you like best about Zombie Fallout 5? What did you like least?

This is first review I have done.

Couple of things.

This is first review I have done.

Sean Runnette does a great reading and truly in the world of audio books he is amazing.

I love Mark Tufo and all the other Zombie Fall Out books. This one really was not what I would have liked. It was very unfocused. It gives you tons of back story, that I wouldnt consider mission critical. The vignettes are pretty pointless after a while, and while amusing they get boring.

The other books in the series are far superior. I feel like Mark might have been bored with Talbot while writing this book.

The other thing that I was crazy about is when authors are self referential. Stephen King does it andI didnt like it. Tufo does it and I didn't like it. While its his prerogative, for someone who really enjoys his work I feel it takes me out of the story.

Has Zombie Fallout 5 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

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

Sean is always great.

Could you see Zombie Fallout 5 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

All of the Zombie Fallout books could be a movie. Except this one. It doesnt have the legs the rest of the books do.

Any additional comments?

The only reason to listen to this book is complete the series.

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  • Jay
  • Silverton, OR, United States
  • 03-18-13

The story lost some of it's momentum w/ this book

If you could sum up Zombie Fallout 5 in three words, what would they be?

slow at times

Would you recommend Zombie Fallout 5 to your friends? Why or why not?

yea, I've already recommended it.

Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

Michael is my favorite character but BT is a close runner up. And as much as I want to hate her, I love Mrs. Deneaux.

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

Laughed my ass off in places

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  • john
  • ARLINGTON, TEXAS, United States
  • 03-05-13

Great series, great book.

Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Fallout 5 to be better than the print version?

The narrator is the best I've heard on a book.

Any additional comments?

I love this series. I wish it would never end. Great zombie horror with spots of comedic relief. The narrator is the best!