After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him....
From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence....
Ripped away from their family members and thrown into the unknown, they find that the nightmares from their worlds have preceded them....
Timothy was not a good man in life and being undead did little to improve his disposition....
Indian Hill is about an ordinary boy who grows up in relatively normal times but who finds himself thrust into an extraordinary position....
When the zombie apocalypse strikes without warning one dog will hold the fate of her pack in her paws. This is the story of Riley, an American bulldog....
The world of man was brought to its knees with the zombie apocalypse....
Most of you know I'm not known for my short stories; apparently I'm much too long-winded. But on occasion there are some things I just need to pull from my head and put out there....
Those who would seek a new world order have unleashed the most devastating virus onto mankind, and even they do not know the secrets hidden in their weapon....
What would happen if a viral agent was released on American soil? How would local agencies react? How would the military respond? What if it was one of their own....
In a near-deserted coastal village, odd things are happening. Strangers are asking questions about the town's recluse. A local hunter discovers naked footprints in the snow....
Greed, terrorism, and simple bad luck conspire to bring mankind to its knees as a viral infection spreads out of control, reducing those infected to undead horrors that feed upon the rest...
Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands; it's really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how.
Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person. Both happen to be part of the same household. Mindy Denton makes it her single mission in life to destroy Callis, even as her brother, Kevin, falls deeper into love with the mysterious and beautiful girl who is hiding something from them all.
Loved this book! If Stephen King's "Carrie" had a sister or cousin she would be "Callis". The story is tragic on so many levels. I could not stop listening. I could see this book turned into a movie.
You have a beautiful little girl with a loving family but his is no ordinary girl. She has a gift, a gift that will destroy all she loves. MIx in nasty high school bullies, dysfunctional foster parents, and a witch and you have a recipe for trauma induced insanity.
For those who enjoyed reading Stephen King's "Carrie" you WILL LOVE "Callie Rose"!!!
24 of 25 people found this review helpful
Callis Rose is a beauty and lovely girl, so innocent at heart yet so evil and deadly. With her power she can control anyone and make them do anything.
This book was fantastic, I was listening to it all day to know what will happen next to Callis and to know what will she do next and to whom. I am big fan of Mark Tufo's work, specially the Fallout series.
What I loved about this book, was the small connection between it and the fallout series in few small things here and there, and to those who read the fallout series you will know what I am talking about when you reach it.
Sean Runnette is a great narrator and he always does a great job with these books.
Keep it up Mark Tufo, this was a great book.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I have a sleep timer on my MP3 player that I set for 15 minutes when I go to bed, Callis Rose kept me up for 2 hours past bed time. Callis Rose is a girl who finds out early in life that she can control the physical actions of people around her, mostly when threatened and almost every time she uses her power, bad things happen. Mostly by chance and she's a sweet girl that he gets you to care about who takes care of the people around her but she keeps handed a bad hand and then there was a straw the broke the camels back.
Good job Mark, as usual, I ate it up. This isn't for the faint of heart, it shows what happens to a person when you push them beyond the breaking point.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
If I could sum up Callis Rose into one sentence I would say: The Mean Girl's WORST Nightmare.
Callis Rose is a complete social outcast who is stunningly beautiful, who genuinely has an endearing personal and a captivating personality combined with a background, being utterly adored by one of the star athletes of the school (and every other guy with a pulse) with some kick ass psychic power that could have you doing anything she wants you to do... Amazing girl with amazing gift but truly doomed. From age 11, onward the girl's life just became a serious of not unfortunate but downright traumatic events. I was endeared to the young girl from the get go and from then out I was thinking "Please have a happy ending"... If you're expecting a happy ending then that will be a downright no.
All in all though, despite the tragic fate of Miss Callis Rose, the book was written damn well! This love affair between Sean Runnette and Mark Tufo needs to stay solidly intact because he does the man's writing justice.
24 of 26 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up Callis Rose in three words, what would they be?
Hell F@#%n Yeah
What did you like best about this story?
The level on intensity. Mark has thee ability to bring you directly into the story and engrossing you into each character. .
Which scene was your favorite?
The scene where Callis snaps when she finds out that Mindy had something to do with her brothers accident and her foster mothers death. . She goes and enacts disturbing vengence
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Without a doubt... Listed to it within 2 days
Any additional comments?
Mark Tufo has yet another incredible book in his arsenal. Teamed with Sean for Narrative brilliance this man cant fail.!!! Kudos to you Tufo and long live TALBOT! ! <br/><br/>Oh p.s ,,, awesome plug of B.T in this series...Genius
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Any additional comments?
I would have given this story 3 stars, except for the return of one of my favorite ZF characters, that alone was worth the ride. The story was predictable, dark, and did I mention predictable?
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Another great book from Mark Tufo. While different from his Mike Talbot stories, he does a great job creating the characters and weaving an interesting story.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I immediately liked the premise of the book, but after a while felt like there was never going to be a good ending. The character flaws were real and made the characters believable. The love was a bit dramatic, but then teens are dramatic. I enjoyed the book, but it wasn't a favorite and not good enough to want to read more by the same author. I liked to be warned when there is foul language in a book so that i don't listen aloud with kids around, and this had some teen language. The f word and such.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I'M WICCAN NOT PAGAN
I am not totally sure how to define good writing. Mark Tufo does not have good character development, his characters are two dimensional, they are black or gray. His prose is nothing exceptional. I am not a fan of his humor, although many others are. His stories are not original, this is a rip off of Carrie. Some times his writing seems simple, some times he explains too much, it just does not seem polished, but like a car wreck, I find I can not stop listening. Most chapters end with something happening that makes you to want to listen on. He is always entertaining. My number one complaint with any writer is don't bore me and MT does not do that. His writing reminds me a lot of B.V. Larson.
The evil characters in this are mainly cheerleaders, who sound like Beevis and Butt Head. The main cheerleader is so mean it is really hard to believe she is popular. Her two cronies are so pathetic it is hard to believe they ever accomplished anything. The other evil characters are Foster parents. Foster parents who are lazy and treat the kids like slaves and don't care for the kids, matter of fact hate them. The people who work in the foster care system are portrayed as non-feeling robots.
SHE SAID SARDONICALLY. SHE SAID PEEVISHLY.
This is entertaining, just don't expect literature, realism or any type of message.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Callis Rose?
That it was entertaining. Anymore I buy so many books that I discard out of boredom but this kept my attention. The protagonist was unsafe and while you wanted to like her I found that hard to do.
What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Great reader, makes or breaks a book.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Oh no, this is really a book for entertainment not brain fodder.
Any additional comments?
If you are looking for something slightly dark, a little out there, and supernatural you will find this book quite fun.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
To be honest the cover artwork almostvput me off, gothic romance is what I thought, but how wrong I was. It did take me exhausting the entire Mark Tufo library to give Calls a chance and I am so glad I did. Callus is everything you would expect from a Tufo novel except it is a stand alone story, but, I was pleasantly surprised by a guest appearance by one of favourite Tufo characters. I have listened to the brilliant reading twice now and have enjoyed it both times.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
great read. I must admit I was hesitate at first whether or not to get this book as it had not seemed part of the "mike talbot" experience. that soon changed tho as his new character came to life. a must read for all mark tufo lovers
Really enjoyed this book, a definite must read! would love it if calis rose the movie came out too
Fabulous book by Mark Tufo! Expertly narrated by Sean Runnette! Entertaining and well passed story!
Once again another great story from M T and of course the brilliant Mr S R.
I just can't get enough of these stories The author and narrator are a winning combination through and through
had me gripped from start to finish,, just like all of his other books. definitely worth listening to and Sean reaunette narrates excellently again.
What did you like most about Callis Rose?
Good story and unusual theme, certainly for Mike, but an old favourite character turns up in the book non the less.
What other book might you compare Callis Rose to, and why?
Not read one like it
What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
He brings the characters to life in his usual expressive way
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
don't lose control!
Any additional comments?
If you like Mark Tufo stories you'll enjoy this book as a break from zombies and aliens