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Zombie Fallout Audiobook

Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

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    Aaron Thaler 02-20-13
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    "The author must have a fetish for bad smells"

    It seems like half the book is about bad smells. Sadly every reference to the popular zombie movies is wrong, even the classic "Night of the Living Dead" black and white movie that started it all. The first book is probably the best. After having listed to 3 of them, he can't even keep up with his own story line. Later books jump over how they found out certain details that were given in the prolog. Ok, the reader knows, but how did the characters find out? It is written as a personal journal, but wouldn't something that important be memorable enough to be written down. If the character wrote the prolog, he would have known everything revealed, not just half of it, but I'm starting to rant myself now. Just save yourself the trouble and the money. Pick something else.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan S 01-03-13
    Bryan S 01-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow moving story, narrator sounds like "Raymond""
    Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and/or Sean Runnette?

    No and No


    Any additional comments?

    First off, it took me a while to get past the narrator's voice. Think "Raymond" from "Everybody loves Raymond". After finally getting past the narrator's voice (about halfway through the book) I figured out that there simply isn't much substance to this book. I love a great series and especially a great zombie series, but this is the first and last book I will listen to out of this one. The story is slow moving, there is a lot of main character fluff and side talk, and just not a whole lot happens.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy 08-29-12
    Jeremy 08-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Awful"

    There really isn't much to say that is positive about this book, except that it has zombies in it. Other than that, it pretty much annoyed me for 14 hours.

    The narrator sounds like Ray Romano, he's just awful. I couldn't listen without wishing there would be a zombie outbreak during his narration and I could listen to him being eaten.

    The writer intends to be funny, and isn't, so in that aspect the Ray Romano narrator is at least fitting. The humor fails to go beyond making jokes about dog farts and fat kids.

    The plot is terrible, action terrible, technical quality of writing is terrible.

    It amazes me someone published this book at all, period. Unfortunately I bought book 2 along with book one. It is even more horrible. I quit listening halfway through.

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    Gregory Addison, IL, USA 04-18-13
    Gregory Addison, IL, USA 04-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awful..."
    Any additional comments?

    So many horrible characters with no depth, logical inconsistencies such as the lead's backstory timeline doesn't make any sense...and just bad writing. No editing just a rambling piece of junk...

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 08-21-12
    Sarah 08-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "awful, juvenile"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    totally juvenile, all fart jokes. I don't know how this got good reviews. I usually listen to books repeatedly, couldn't finish this one.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Tufo again?

    no


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    good narrator.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Zombie Fallout?

    I think one or 2 fart jokes would be enough, not that many per chapter (or page!)


    Any additional comments?

    I'd like to return all 3 books (I bought them on the buy 2 get one free sale) but it's only letting me return book 2.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph ATLANTA, GA, United States 05-31-12
    Joseph ATLANTA, GA, United States 05-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Worst Zombie book I've Bought"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It having been another book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Tufo again?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sean Runnette?

    I don't know


    What character would you cut from Zombie Fallout?

    Does the author count as a character. Him. if not, all of them?


    Any additional comments?

    I love zombie books. Check my history, I may only have purchased zombie books. And I seriously considered asking audible for my money back. IT IS TERRIBLE.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ken 12-16-16
    Ken 12-16-16
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    "Just....WOW!!!!"

    One of the best books I have ever read. It's funny, and gory. What more do you need besides more if these books.

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    Jonathan 12-14-16
    Jonathan 12-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen for riding down the road."

    As my first listen for audible it was great. i had a 10 hour drive ahead of me and this was able to push me through the finish line. Great start, fantastic pivot points in plot, kept me on edge and guessing. only quarrel is towards the end after maybe chapter starting around chapter 20+ the story takes some sudden turns that are unexplained and never revisited. overall I liked it though.

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    Garfield 12-11-16
    Garfield 12-11-16
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    "wow a great book. lots of humor with a good story"

    the zombie books i have listened to this is in the top 3. The narrator was great and for me its hard to find a great narrator.

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    MB 12-06-16
    MB 12-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Laughing all the way"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good story line, and the humorous insight to the main characters thoughts make this a joy to listen to this book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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