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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)

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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.


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    Lindsay Beattie Fort Worth, TX USA 12-02-16
    Lindsay Beattie Fort Worth, TX USA 12-02-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Zombies, Sarcasm, and Sass"
    Would you listen to Zombie Fallout again? Why?

    Yes, the story was hilarious and the narration was a perfect fit for the main character. The narrator also did a great job with the additional characters who turn up in a few chapters.


    What other book might you compare Zombie Fallout to and why?

    I can't really compare this book to another. All other zombie fiction has a severely dour feel to it and is almost completely void of any humor or sarcasm. Zombie Fallout created a unique blend of the grotesque and the hilarious which is no small feat. It portrays a zombie apocalypse as if you might actually experience it, in my opinion. The internal dialogue and thoughts of the main character are so relatable that you literally laugh out loud while simultaneously identifying with him.


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

    Mike Talbot


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

    Yes, it was very interesting and kept you wanting more. I wanted to see just how Mike and his family were going to navigate every little hiccup with anticipation of how Mike's twisted and ridiculous inner thoughts would digest each new incident.


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    Steven Matthew Tucker 12-01-16
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    "I love all things zombie"

    Really good story, loved the characters, and I will listen to the whole series.

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    charlie Seattle, WA 11-26-16
    charlie Seattle, WA 11-26-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Lots of focus on guns, not enough experience"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Lots was good. The handling of combat/guns use was not. I would have loved this series if the author had just been better about it. And I don't mean just 'clip' instead of 'magazine'. Let me give some less-than excusable examples; 1. saying 'steel jacketed bullets'... there's steel case bullets, there's steel core bullets, but anyone who has shot a gun knows the bullets aren't steel jacketed. 2. several times referring to shooting until the barrel of ar-15 glowed. In all the torture tests, I don't think anyone has ever gotten a barrel to the glowing stage and had it even remotely work let alone ever work again. 3. saying a 30-06 will throw you back when you shoot it, even for a little guy that's not that bad of a caliber. I have seen a 140lb dude fire a 50BMG standing; 30-06 is about a third that recoil. etc. I can get over it once or twice, I could get over it if guns were a much smaller part of the story, but it just kept happening... had to quit the series it was so distracting.


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    Marko Vucinic 11-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nothing new, but still likable"

    Although bored at some points, since the plot was unrolling in a direction already seen in too many zombie movies and TV shows, I continued listening, because I liked the tone of a family man for whom zombie apocalypse was just another thing on a list of problems. I found his perspective and way of telling the story quite charming and interesting, and that kept me going.

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    Book Nut 11-24-16
    Book Nut 11-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "10/10"

    Tufo does a wonderful job at changing the grotesque nature of modernday zombies and turns them into comedic gold with the nature of the main characters mind.

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    mainebaby 11-06-16
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    "Kept me to the end"

    The book was not a disappointment. It kept me here to the very end. I would recommend it to all.

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    Lawanda Youngren 11-04-16
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    "Zombie story with wit"

    Enjoyable story with wit and humor throughout. Actually lol a few times. Unique and enjoyable approach.

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    Blair Anderson 10-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good one!"

    it was a good book....a review I guess has to have a certain amount of letters...lame

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    Rachel 10-28-16
    Rachel 10-28-16 Member Since 2015

    I rate on how mush I enjoyed a book, I am not a book critic.

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    "This is exactly how I like it"

    Funny, fast pace, exciting, believable and likable characters, action packed, unpredictable, scary... all rolled into one. Cant wait for the next one.

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