Mike and his family escaped a vast zombie horde to find themselves imprisoned by a clandestine group that seeks global domination by the most nefarious means possible. Help is coming, in the form of a 500-year-old PopTart-loving vampire named Tommy. Will he be enough to get the Talbots to freedom or will he succumb to monsters new and old? On top of all this Mike discovers that he is in the crosshairs of an ancient enemy and it is only a matter of time until the final showdown.
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"Talbot at his best! Again!"
I drive truck, and I spend about 12 hours a day in my truck. When you spend so much time alone, you have to keep your mind occupied anyway you can. Thank God for my Iphone! It has allowed me to listen to lectures on every subject from law and justice, to the future of the human race. Sometimes, instead of learning, I like to spend my time in an escape that is provided by the great minds on Audible.
I have bought over 300 books on audible. Mostly I have bought novels by vince flynn, Michael.connelly, etc. Never really was into the horror fantasy genra before. But Mark Tufo changed that.
Zombie fallout 8 is a GREAT read. And like most of the books that Mark Tufo writes, you could, pick it up and read it and not be lost. But you would be doing yourself a great dis-service if you did that. You need to buy the rest and listen to them or read them in order to truly get the full enjoyment out the authors works.
If you are thinking that zombie books are for people with an IQ below 40, or rednecks, on that, with some of the drivel that people put out, I would agree with you. If you are thinking of reading any zombie book, you owe it to yourself to start with this series. You will be hooked! The main character (Mike Talbot) is a normal,(for the most part) guy, who could be the guy next door that you have BBQ with in the summer, and comes over to help you drink beer. The character development for all the characters is incredible. And the narrator, Sean Runatte, brings out every nuance and detail of the story perfectly. Seans inflections, and his voice is a HUGE part of the audio books ease of listening to.
If you read or listen to this series, then you will want to listen to the indian hill series, and spirit clearing.
Most authors, I think, Seem lost when they go from one writing subject to another. Mark Tufo does it with incredible ease. His Indian Hills series is awesome. And its on another subject I never cared to listen to before. Aliens.
Because of Mark Tufos works, I am listening to other books with aliens and zombies. I have quit comparing them to Tufos books, it really doesn't seem fair. Its like comparing monets work, to what I can do with crayolas.
In short, if you are on the fence about trying this type of book, start the series, and hang on, it's a hell of a ride!!
"A Break For Mike, NEVER!!!!!"
For every book i read, I feel sorry for Mike... He never gets a break.. NEVER!!!! so many many monsters here, some are really interesting.. and so many changes in the story plot.
New enemies and new team is in as well.
But the ending of this book was refreshing and happy, you guys will like it....
This zombie series is really one of my favourites, and Mark Tufo is doing a great job in this series and in others, Mike is a very interesting character.
some serious laugh out loud moments :) in mark tufo style comedy... looking forward to the next one as usual.
"I waited and I enjoyed"
I felt the wait for book 8 was a long one, I enjoyed the previous 7 that much so I had high a need for it sooner and expectations as well as questions. Would this be the end, how could Mark Tufo finish the series or continue it and in this I found out and Mark Tufo did not let me down.What did I love best about Zombie Fallout 8 - the wit, Mark Tufo has a gift for throwing out those lines that give that chuckle of pleasure, irony, a shake of the head and a giggle.
Having only heard Sean Runnette in this series I would say he is perfect. Sean has Talbot down perfectly.
Oh boy yes, but unfortunately us chumps have to work.
I have loved this series, and recommend it to anyone who likes a darn good zombie book and with humor, with vampires too and characters you can imagine.
I have to say Tripp is by far my favorite character. He keeps it real for me. How he survived the Zombie hordes is perhaps another story (hint, hint) Mr. Tufo.
I have had the pleasure of listening of the previous 7 in a series which for me gave me a month or more of isolation and high listening stats which proves the enjoyment. And this one would have been the icing and now I ask will there be more.... I will wait.
"Fantastic! The story continues"
Yes, I will listen to this and the preceding 7 other audiobooks again and Lycan
Tripp, reminds me of people I know too well.
This guy is great, really captures the intensity of the story and each character
Laugh and still laughing after I finished it.
If you are a hardcore Talbotinite (if it's not a word, it should be) like me, you do not want to miss this latest chapter in the series.
"getting the series back on track!"
mike, tommy, pork chop, a fire hose, a hoard of zombies, and fire axes wielded with vampiric speed and strength.
when the last book ended, mike and his family were prisoners of the dimenci (sp?) group. bt and justin had received a vaccine for their zombie virus infection and seemed to be ok. tommy is no where to be seen. he is thought to be blown to bits when the dimenci group stormed their last location. mrs. denoe arrived at the secret compound with dennis. surprisingly, she is part of the dimenci group b/c of her late husband, who she murdered.
zf8 picks up after zf7's abrupt ending. i won't spoil any of the plot, but it does seem like the extra time between the stories has helped tufo get back on track. either that, or his writing is just so much better than most of the other z-writers out there.
what am i talking about? the dialogue. the dialogue between the characters is great, especially the bantering, and this is where tufo really shines!
most of the characters are given just the right amount of time throughout story; however, i would have liked to see where justin's head is after all he's been through, but with soo many characters, i guess it's hard to manage.
i liked the pacing of the story. it takes place over a couple of days and doesn't seem rushed. the action is intense and even with mike's enhanced vampiric abilities, he's always in a pinch. i'm glad tufo didn't drag out the whole being captured and being prisoners plot line.
overall, an enjoyable and entertaining addition to the series.
its and epic saga in the the tufo universe
cant give it away
cant wait for part 9
"Now i gotta wait ages for the next one :("
I still love hearing how mike always gets into trouble :) and how he gets out of it
I wont spoil anything but i will say sneaking zombie deer killer...you will know the part when u hear it :)
Will always be mike
After 8 books and still loving the series its a good sign that the series is awesome :) Anything with mike as the main character is gonna be a good read
"If you like the ZF series you'll like this as well"
I really liked this book as I do with (nearly) all of Mark Tufo’s books and if you’re a fan of his other books especially the others in the Zombie Fallout series you’re going to like this one. It’s full of Talbotisms, quick one-liners and plenty of Zombie action and gore (and Trip I love that guy). The one problem I have with this book is the ending. I won’t totally give it away but…stop reading if you don’t want some spoilers.
Can’t these people just go back to Maine and live in peace for a little while? I know eventually they do because I read Lycan Fallout, but now you’re adding in more Vamps to the equation? Can’t they just rebuild for a little bit and just relax? Maybe I feel bad for them but when ZF 9 (or Vampire Fallout 1) comes out I’ll be sure to pick it up to make sure that I can follow Mike’s adventures either way.
As always Sean Runnette does a wonderful job with bringing all the story to life with his wonderful narration.
"Keeps Getting Better!"
The reader sucks you in and you can't help but fall into the book.
Mike Talbot, because he is Mike Talbot darn it.
"My Talbot fix has arrived"
Mike is back with the whole gang and so is TROUBLE!!!!
Mr Tufo has done it again with the fantastic characters bouncing of each other with sharp wit and perfectly detailed gruesomeness. Zombies and the deadly Mrs Dunno!!! I just can't get enough of Talbot!!! the funniest bad ass left on the planet
The whole Tufo collection. This man can write!!!!
Ahhh God all of them!!! Sean is one of the best around !! Up there with George Guidell and the late great Frank Muller
Yes yes yes once started must finish!! Usually i will work late just to finish
More more more
yes Sean Runnette is the voice of Talbot. I've had to get all the books on audible
Mike or trip. Because I know people that are like them lol
He helps a bit with the sarcastic dialog and the different voices
There where a few parts that had me nearly laughing out loud at 3am while my partner was asleep next to me
"5 Stars as Always but far from best ZF"
I loved Tripp and BT their humour is amazing
Sean is an amazing narrator.... simples
Yes, but listened to it once and thought eh..... ok so i listened to it again.
Mark Tufo is an amazing writer, brilliant, I don't think this is the best ZF by a long way, however still 5 stars as miles better than other writers. In the stories Mike Talbot has great humour a great part of the book but the humour only works with the correct characters around him and this book he was mainly with Tommy and Deneaux. Normally when listening to ZF i just burst out laughing and not once did i laugh out loud with Mike chapters but i did with Tripp and BT i did still. Deneaux killed Paul and caused other issues etc that Mike would have killed others for so did not really get that either. Not the greatest ZF but still 100% worth getting a touch below perfect still better than the rest :)
Mark Tufo's brilliance strikes again not to be missed Sean Runnette as usual is brilliant as Mike Talbot
the baby swearing, Mikes sense of humour
you feel like you are more part of the story like you are there with the characters.
many laughs love it
Not to be missed perfect
I would recommend the entire series to any of my friends. It has everything a zombie book should have! Suspense, terror, excitement and a fabulous sense of humour that lightens the darkest moments!
Everything about it. I've listened to the whole series so far and never get tired of it.
Sean Runnette is my favourite narrator. He brings the humour in the books to life, can't imagine anyone else performing these books.
Loved it all.
Can't wit for ZF9 to come to audible!
"Another enjoyable zombie romp"
I love the Zombie Fallout series, this instalment didn't fail to entertain! Packed with Zombies, old threats and new Michael and Tommy have way more than just the walking dead to contend with.
"Tufo continues a great series"
Brilliant story, nice twist at the end can't wait for the next one to be released.
Once again an enjoyable episode, dark humour along with a great easy listening story. Roll on Mike Talbot, there's mileage in this series yet.
nice pace. certainly an oral "page turner". enjoyed it and will be looking out for the next installment.
This book lived up to the very high standard the previous books set, I would highly recommended it !
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