In a world overrun by zombies, one family struggles against all odds to hold on.
With three vampires closing in, can the Talbot family withstand the coming onslaught? Or will they become a footnote in the history of the apocalypse?
©2015 Mark Tufo (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Highly recommend these books for any (tragically) proud zombie fan! I just love Mark Tufo's writing, and Sean Runnette is absolutely brilliant at bringing all the characters/story lines to life.
Indulge and enjoy!!
This book had me hooked from start to finish. I had to force myself to stop listening a few chapters near the end for a few days so I could make it last longer. Mark Tufo had me laughing, gasping, crying and shouting out throughout the whole book. And Sean Runnette as always narrated this superb tale wonderfully.
"Another masterpiece from Mark Tufo"
I would have to be honest to say that both are equal, what I miss reading the book I catch on the audiobook.
What isn't to like about this story. It is like lays potato chips you can't just have one.
Sean makes the audiobooks come to life with his voice, he makes every character seem so real.
Thank you Mark Tufo and Sean Runnette for giving so much of your time to make this series so awesome!
"Home run, out of the ballpark!"
That it was written by Mark Tufo and narrated by Sean Runnette, You can not go wrong with this team.
All of them, how can you possibly have a favorite out of some many great characters? Each of them distinctively different and unique.
Yes and very sad when it ended because now I have to wait for the next edition
Please don't stop.
This book is the best so far and that wasn't an easy task. others were great
"You could tell the characters were tired"
Having escaped the facility where the tainted flu shots were created, and after evading the clutches of Deneaux in the last volume; the Talbots are reunited at Ron's. There is some happiness and, sadly, some heartache. Mike notices Tommy is acting strange and soon he finds out why. There are some vampires coming to investigate Eliza's death, and they are close. Now, the family is planning for the worst, buffing up defenses, finding a fallback position, and of course, getting into trouble at every turn. To make matters more complicated, Mike hears a familiar voice over the radio asking for help. A voice they all thought long gone.
Sean Runnette nailed it again as Mike, BT, Tripp, and the rest of the Talbot gang. I have mentioned it before; he is these characters, plain and simple. He reads the inflections seemingly perfect, and understands all the humor almost as if he himself wrote it. The man has great range; all character is easily distinguishable, his female voices are just as good as his male voices, and he reads with feeling. Zombie Fallout is my only real experience with Runnette; now that I am all caught up on the series I look forward to trying some of his other works, most likely Hemlock Grove.
This book had a different feel than the rest. You could tell the characters were tired, worn, and scarred. The tone of the novel was more morose; as if you were attending the wake of someone close, with loved ones sharing stories and you hear soft laughter and soft sobbing at the memories. and it felt like it should. It's book nine of the Zombie Fallout series and there has been death and despair in spades throughout, and the characters show it; their interactions are all a little shorter and sharper, tempers are thin and stress is abundant. That's not the say the book felt different all together, not at all. You still get all the banter you've come to enjoy in Tufo's writing, the development of the "smart zombies" that have been coming to light over the last couple of books, and the same heartfelt emotion that has me cemented as a fan. However, there does seem to be less of the dark humor from his earlier books, which suits the story's progression perfectly and makes the world Mark has built all the more engrossing. It's packed with intense moments, funny moments, emotional moments, and moments that may even make you take pause. Mark Tufo has written a very good series with a great cast of characters. This is a good addition to the story, adapting the story to an ever changing world, all while keeping the core of what made it so good to begin with.
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"Another excellent Talbot adventure"
Loved it! Talbot continues to make me laugh with every read. Can't wait until the next one comes out!
"MARK & SEAN ARE THE DREAM TEAM!!!"
ALL OF IT!!!!
AND AGAIN....ALL OF IT!!
There were many...but I will say Trip and the smoking bag...lol
I laughed a lot...and was sad a few times for the Talbots...this was a rough one for them!
I adore all of Mark's work, and Sean is an exceptional narrator! This story picks up where the other left off almost and we learn who was eaten by the zombie in the house and a few other unanswered things....and just as we think Eliza can no longer cause any problems,,,more pop up because of her...we knew it was coming....there is a lot of loss in this book and new dangers around every corner...Well written and super well narrated this is another winner indeed!!!
2 THUMBS UP!!!
listening to Mark's ZF series keeps my mind off life's bullship! I'm done with reality, let's go zombie!
"The story has started to run ragged and astray"
I would stick to the main plot line. I feel like the book kind of wanders off.
This series was a wonderful read/ listen. Mark Tufo despite being a Devil Dog is able to create a gripping story. Rarely do I enjoy 90 hours of anything but the zombie fall out series worth the listen. The audio production was spot on and Sean Runnette's performance was amazing. Looking forward to reading more from Mark Tufo
"Hard to listen to"
I love this series and was excited to see this book out. Unfortunately it was clear very early for me that this was not going to be like the rest.
Now, I understand that Mike is a unique character, but I don't have to be continuously reminded of it every five pages. In other books his quirks flowed into the moment, even if inappropriate. In this one his oddities were pushed into all aspects. I was reminded over and over how he always thinks the oddest most inappropriate content at the wrong times.
As far as the story goes. not many new developments. probley could have skipped this and moved right on to the next. That is if I continue the series.
The combination of author and narrator are a match made in heaven. These are the greatest pairing on audible. Brilliant book as you'd expect from Mark Tufo and laugh out loud moments,perfectly delivered by Sean Runnette. Desperate for the next combination of the pair to appear.
"Back on form"
Top drawer Mark Tufo again, loved every minute funny and powerful again and a touch darker but for me I thought the last one was not his best but this one has put him back on top again by miles in my eyes. Gutted on first death after following the Reily books wanted to know how that developed but it did not but a world of zombies eh.... Great book Mark looking forward to next one
"Omg love this series and I just cant get enough"
This series has gripped me from the get go and I just love the writing and the voice actor has become one of my favorates. If you are a new comer to the series stick at it trust itts one hell of a ride
"So whens the next one?"
And the saga continues with Mike and family fighting for survival the only problem being I have to wait for zf10 now I listened to this in one sitting, Sean Runnette continues as the narrator and really makes the book come alive to the point I got the paper back and then purchased this as well just for his performance.
"Excellent as always"
Amazing story, amazing narrator. I strongly recommend this book and series to anyone who likes the zombie genre.
"More Than Enthralling"
I love this series... I do.
Mark has the ability to captivate his audience with his writing style and his half cocked, skewed version of a universe that is inhabited by an alter ego that says things out loud that I'm sure... no... almost sure, he wouldn't say in real life.
I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys comedy more than horror or, horror more than suspense or, suspense more than adventure or even, adventure more than comedy.
Sean Runnette is fabulous. He doesn't read the book, he performs it... He is Mike but more to the point, he is BT, Gary, Ron, Tommy, MJ and even Mrs D... You'll know when you hear it.
Please... If nothing else, stay with it just to hear Trip.
Every voice has its own face and that's Sean's imagining of what they sound like, imagine, that voice in your head and your own imagination will make its face because its familiar.
I have listened to every Mark Tufo publication on here and I've decided that I want to be like Mike Talbot (or Mark Tufo) when I grow up and I want Sean Runnette to tell people about my adventures.
"Another classic M.T. Adventure"
Not the place to start for fallout readers but if you are up to book 8 you will love book 9
"Another worthy addition to a great "saga""
Bit darker and more harrowing in places but vampires in a zombie apocalypse so original! love it, thanks Mark Tufo, narrators delivery spot on as always ;-)
Another fantastic instalment. Storyline is still going strong and the narration is some of the best. Can not recommend this book and the complete series enough.
"And the quest goes on"
The evolving apocalypse just gets better and better but harder and harder for the TALBOT clan. The tie in from other stories is brilliant and just makes you want to listen to them all. Brilliant brilliant brilliant!!!
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