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Etna is in disarray and ripe for the picking. Will the zombies destroy the base and everything inside, or will the destruction come from within? Michael is desperate to save his family and friends. Will help come from an unforeseen quarter? Everything rides on the head of an unstable needle, and one gunshot will change everything.

©2020 Mark Tufo (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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more!!!!

not long enough I need more!!!! great story. love the characters. just want more, needs to last longer............

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No words

No, lots of words. In fact, too many words. I laughed until my stomach hurt. Then I cried. The emotion in this book was incredible. You feel the pain. You feel the joy. You feel the sorrow and the loss. Thank you, once again, Mark Tufo. As always, Sean Runnette was on point!

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Is it even fair?

Book 15 was released today, 12/1/20. I'm currently on chapter 7 of book 14. I figure if I REALLY try to stretch it, I can make it last through tomorrow night. Not sure I've got the fortitude though, I'll probably give in & binge.
Back to review of 15. Honestly, I haven't even started it. But, I can guarantee it'll be freaking AWESOME! I have yet to be even slightly disappointed in any of the books in this series so I'm confident 15 won't let me down. Other than when it ends of course.

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Fine job

Mark Tufo you have done it again. Loved the book. Plenty of action and adventure for all.

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The best zombie series ever!

The only complaint I have is that this series is coming to and end! I know it has to end sometime, but knowing there is only one book left is making me sad! I don't know how Mark Tufo does it, with such a long series, but this book is just as entertaining as his first-if not more! Do not hesitate to grab this up!

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Another Home Run For Tufo!

I knew this book would be great Tufo has delivered again. but let's give credit where credit is due if it wasn't for Sean Runnette it would still be a good book but I don't know if it would be the same he just nails the all characters of Mike and the crew & the pups. lol I used to know a dog just like Ben Ben. how many licks to the center of a bacon pop. lol, so with that said Tufo & Runnette keep up the great work!

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15 for 15.

15 books into this series and Mark Tufo has yet to disappoint. Make me angry and sad sure, but never disappointed. Annoyed with his clinging on by a nail cliffhangers, most definitely. Wishing the next book was ready 2 days after the last 100% living every second of it, most definitely.

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Ending Seemed Rushed

Always enjoy the characters and the narration. I would have enjoyed some more BT in the book. perhaps BT could get his own origins book. We've touched on it. Never in depth though.

Second. When the helicopter was blown up... you knew (because I've listened to every book in the series) that they were still alive. Plus, a lot more Mizz Deno would be fun. (Yes I realized I misspelled her name.)

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Great lead up to the end

As usual Mark Tufo delivers. Great story line now the wait begins for the final book.

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not as good

wow. was so looking forward to this. not nearly as good as his other books in this series.

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literally spent 5 hours (audible book time) trapped in one building. introduced a bunch of new characters just to kill most of them off and not even in a good way. never panned over to the rest of the main characters in the book like usual. hope the next ones better. (yes I still plan on buying it, but if it disappoints then I'll be done)

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  • 01-24-21

brilliant!

The story as always is brilliant! can't wait for the next and last in the series. if you haven't read any what a treat you have in store. I highly recommend this book the humor and the action made me listen and not want to stop. I finished it much to quickly but always the way with Mark Tufo books.

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  • Robin
  • 01-21-21

Fast paced

Another outstanding book from the king of zombie woe.. fast paced with Mark's own brand of comedy will have you laughing out loud and cry at the same time.

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  • Andy
  • 12-28-20

Fabulous

Considering I have read all the books it was exciting and gripping but not so much as the rest of the series. Really looking forward to the last book in series..

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  • wickedtyger
  • 12-19-20

loving the whole series

it's weird I was hoping this was the last book in the Zfall series and I'm also glad that it's not, I'm just loving the whole Mike Talbot series, so far I've listened to them all, the story lines are great and the narration is just brilliant in it's delivery.

finally all I can say is, if you haven't got all the books then get them it'll be worth it trust me :-)

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  • Luke
  • 07-12-21

great listen thanks Mark and Company. New book nex

great listen thanks Mark and Company. New book next. Thanks for the fantastic plots, and descriptive reader.🙏🙏

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  • shaun
  • 01-16-21

has some ups and downs but I love the book

I will listen to it again and again he has ramped it up to 11 the story floes really well and has has no useless fuller cannot add anymore without spoilers but definitely worth the read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-28-20

Another masterpiece.

Mark Tufo and Sean Runnette go together so well. Every book these two work together on are the absolute best

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  • Debbie
  • 12-10-20

Loved it!!

As usual mark tufo delivers again, Michael Talbot I love you!! A great story from many angles !! Definitely a must read!!

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  • Acacia
  • 12-07-20

And now we wait

speechless!! This book left me shaking my head, crying, laughing, and as always waiting for the next! I can't wait to see what happens in the next story. I am also really sad that #16 will be the last book. I am so happy Tufo has gone to these lengths with this series! I couldn't imagine it stopping at book 5! Going to be as restless as ever now waiting for #16! Sean, once again! You've nailed it! Always playing Mike to a T! This series will stay with me for all time. It's amazing, the story is so good! I've listen to this series at least three times over. Hats off to you Tufo! We appreciate everything you do!