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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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    F. ARELLANO CALIFORNIA 06-18-16
    F. ARELLANO CALIFORNIA 06-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "zombie fall out."

    Loved it . too short wanted more. Fell asleep each nite listening to it country
    Great story too short wanted more

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 06-17-16
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 06-17-16 Member Since 2016

    A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin

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    "A goofy, OCD, survivalist at his finest."

    I have finally caught up to all the zombie crazies that are in my family and have started to incorporate it into my entertainment. I tend to like fantasy, sci-fi, action, romance kind of books. So when I was able to get this book for .99 cents with the whispersync feature I was all about it. The book was free on Amazon and only .99 cents on Audible. Score. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments that I enjoyed, overall not a bad zombie book, but nothing really made it stand out either. It was certainly worth .99 cents. The best thing going for this book was the humor that Michael Talbot had, it ranged from the ridiculous to the dry sarcastic humor I like to see. I liked the supporting characters too, I can just see Tommy with his big smile and simple mind that isn't so simple. But even with the humor I only liked the book, it didn't grab me enough that I felt I needed to get the next book right away. I might think about getting the next book, but I would need it to be on sale, I will check out if it is a whispersync book. Narrator does a decent job.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terry C. 06-08-16
    Terry C. 06-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Typical, yet not so typical Zombie story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Fallout to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tommy, because it adds a very interesting twist to the story. "F***ing Ryan Seacrest"


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

    Mike


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What kind of Zombies are they?


    Any additional comments?

    Being someone who watches Zombie movies, TV Shows, and loves the general story of the Apocalyptic mayhem that ensues as a result, I found this book, and story to be quite entertaining. The story-line as it is written is fairly straight forward: End of the world happens, Shock ensues, Acceptance, Self-Defense Takes over. However in this story, it hooks you with a certain twist about the world that is now their reality. Intrigued? You should be, go read/listen to the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mblack Lexington, KY United States 05-26-16
    mblack Lexington, KY United States 05-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun listen!"

    I love zombie books and video and games. At first I thought this one was no different but it has a new twist that intrigues me so I'll definitely be listening to the rest of the series! The story is engaging and funny and scary and the narrator did a great job conveying all those things. I recommend to anyone looking for a new zombie book to read!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 05-04-16
    Robert 05-04-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome Listen!"

    This was a very nice start to a twist on the zombie genre! I was delighted by the characters involved and their humanity, as well as the normal reactions to the zombie apocalypse. I am now hooked on the series and look forward to more off the Talbot clan.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel 05-01-16
    Samuel 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "There's even more?"

    The storytelling is amazing. Narrator did a great job. The main character is very relatable to fans of the genre. The end leaves you wanting more, and luckily there IS more. Can't wait to read the next one. Got ahead of myself and gave a lesser review until I remembered that there is more to the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laura 04-27-16
    laura 04-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing book"

    love it...2nd time listening.
    mike's sarcasms reminds me of my husband... love the story line..it had some slow moments but very little. really recommend...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JR 04-25-16
    JR 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Subpar Zombie Story"
    What would have made Zombie Fallout better?

    this book lacked originality big time...


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Tufo again?

    Maybe... Only because i always give authors 2 chances, but i will not be listening to book 2.


    What didn’t you like about Sean Runnette’s performance?

    I was 2/3s thru the book when i realized it should have been read with a New England accent. Surprised that this was overlooked.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I felt i had to grind through it.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm giving this 3 stars because I actually made it all the way through to the end. Normally when i find myself grinding thru a book 99% of the time i wont finish it, but for some reason this one was just barely good enough to keep me listening. Maybe it was the humor that got me, I don't know. Best line to me was... "I see a tongue! Some Asshole is licking my peephole." this made me laugh out loud.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Malissa Wing 04-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Dude. Just...dude."
    What did you love best about Zombie Fallout?

    The thing that EVERYBODY loves about ZF. When someone licks your peephole, it's not something you can just walk away from.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a combination of Mike, his family, and Sean's reading. Nowhere in this book was I able to say "this is the best part", because all of it was that damn good.


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

    At the point of first reading this, I hadn't. I've since listened to all the ZF books and starting the Indian Hill series. He's been really consistent, so far. Love him.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it. Buy it now.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffery W. Jones 04-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    i love all of Mark tufo books . try any of his books. he is also the best to his fans.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • ben
    EASTBOURNE, United Kingdom
    4/30/12
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    "It's ok!?"

    Not the best zombie story, but I liked it. The main thing bringing this down, the narrater sound like the dad from Family Guy. Will get the next book, but as a priority.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    1/9/16
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    "Just not for me . . ."

    I think that sometimes there are books / authors / narrators which in combination just don't resonate with me. I only got about an hour into this but I just didn't really "get" the humour in any big way and once that didn't work for me the apathetic way the characters react to an apocalypse full of zombies just turned me off.

    Clearly plenty of other people see it differently and I can accept that it's entirely possible I've just tried getting into one too many zombie series. But this one just didn't grab me and the style wasn't something I could enjoy.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • michael
    TONYPANDY, United Kingdom
    6/30/13
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    "Mark Tufo is a brath of fresh air"
    If you could sum up Zombie Fallout in three words, what would they be?

    FAN TAS TIC


    What did you like best about this story?

    Witty cripping great Characters all bond well big t is great good all round story


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

    Great voice draws you in


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

    Yes and did


    Any additional comments?

    Great series all tufo books are fab like having the same characters in different books but playing different parts and different outcomes well done Tufo

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • P
    Axminster, United Kingdom
    2/24/13
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    "Amazed"

    I bought this audiobook not expecting much and I was blown away but the characters and the story I loved it and could not wait to hear the next installment I would highly recommend the Zombie Fallout series of books if you like Zombies and great Characters.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    6/22/12
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    "Loved it!"

    I really enjoyed this, the humour that runs through it is great. Its different to the usual zombie end of the world theme, which does become more apparent in book 2. Which I downloaded as soon as I finished this one. Don't be put off by the humour it has plenty of sick bits.
    The narration is really good, and following Mike, his family and friends on their journey is really good.
    Buy this I don't think you will regret it.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Giles
    Portesham, United Kingdom
    4/6/13
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    "Bad"

    Like everyone else in the western world I'm addicted to the zombie genre - why? I don't know, perhaps it's a brain disease or a government plot putting some drug into the water supply to keep us all happy - but that's not the point, the point is I've wasted half my credits trying to find a zombie novel that isn't utter crap - and I've failed.This isn't the worst of a bad bunch but it is one of the most annoying. The reader DOES sound like Peter Griffin which I could handle if the characters weren't so utterly stupid and constantly cracking wise. They wander about, as though being eaten was just a minor inconvenience, doing such stupid things, like going to fetch cigarettes without a gun, or arguing about what car to use because they're worried about the paint work! Infuriating!

    Perhaps the worst thing about is that at no time do you think that any of the central characters are going to get bit or eaten because that would interfere with the awful American family cliche they inhabit.

    Oh and were does the electricity, hot water and fuel come from in the post zombie world of Mr Tufo.

    14 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Cherry
    6/27/15
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    "Fantastic book for all Zombie Apocalypse fans!"

    I loved listening to this book from Mark Tufo. Being a busy mum it's not viable for me to buy books to read as I never get more than five minutes to myself so I opted for the audible version. In go the headset and I was whisked into a world that was crumbling. The story had me ewwwing and chuckling, anxious and relieved. The smooth and warming voice of Sean Runnette even had me searching other titles he narrates so it was obvious that I added all the other titles in this series and others by Tufo to my 'to listen to' library.
    I am a huge zombie fanatic and this book whet my appetite in a big way.
    A must read/listen to for anyone who is interested in this genre!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • supernooby
    9/11/13
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    "Apocalyptic awesomeness guaranteed!!!!!"

    I must admit that i had this book for over a year before i listened to it, and now i know i wasted a year of my life! I should have listened to it as soon as it had downloaded. When it comes to the end of the world as we know it Mark Tufo has it nailed. Horror at its best, with a dark wry sense of humour that few writers can master. A wonderful cast of characters that you can help but love, laugh at, and root for. Go team Talbot!

    My new Favourite Writer without a doubt. The Zombie Fallout series more addictive than crack (not that I've tried it) lol. oh and brilliantly narrated by Sean Runnette.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • TheTokenGeek
    Horsham, UK
    5/12/17
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    "Nothing but good things"

    I have already passed the name of this book onto many of my audible (and non-audible) friends, telling them that if they are in anyway interested in the Zombie genre they would do well to check out this book.

    I have fallen in love with Sean Runnette as a narrator, his characterisation of Mike Talbot is spot on and all of the supporting characters are all cracking in their own way.

    Mark Tufo shows that a zombie book doesn't all have to be about horror, but can also be light-hearted, humorous and laugh out loud amusing while still retaining that sense of dread and hopelessness the Talbot family finds themselves in.

    I have now completed the entire series of the Zombie Fallout books and can honestly say that I still crave for another volume. I am going to have to now look at the Lycan fallout books to see if they still retain the quality of these.

    Highly recommended book series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    5/7/17
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    "realistic fantasy"

    excellent book and series, the pace is consistent without being boring would recommend this and the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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