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It has been three years since the Progerians left their mark of devastation upon Earth. The remaining humans are in a desperate race against time as they do their best to reverse engineer the alien technology they captured, in an effort to bolster their beleaguered defenses against the oncoming onslaught of Progerians hell-bent on revenge. Revenge against the humans that thwarted their take-over and revenge against the subordinate Genogerians that helped.Michael Talbot once again finds himself at the forefront to protect all that is sacred to him. He will receive help from some unexpected allies but will it be enough?

©2014 Mark Tufo (P)2014 Mark Tufo

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fantastic book

loved this book, this series just keeps getting better and better, I can't wait for the next installment

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fantastic as always!

seriously looking forward to the next instalment. great work as always Mr Tufo and Mr Runnette.

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  • Tammea
  • 24-04-2014

THE BEST ONE YET!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Indian Hill 4: From The Ashes to be better than the print version?

I only say yes because I Love Sean Runnette!

What did you like best about this story?

The depth of the main characters commitment and loyalty to his family and friends. This series is so different from anything I have ever read. I never know what is going to happen next. I have listened to so many books that I have been able to figure out what was going to happen long before the story was over. I like to be surprised and Mark Tufo isn't afraid of the road less traveled. IH 4 stopped at the perfect moment and I can't wait for IH 5!!!

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

EVERYTHING!! He is my all time favorite narrator! He was born to be Mike Talbot!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There are to many to count. I laughed out loud several times, said NO, NO, NO, and cried several times!

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  • DCinMI
  • 24-05-2014

Just keeps getting better!

I thought the first book was too oppressively dark and had to force myself to keep listening to the series. By book two, I was glad I had kept going. It's been classic Mike Talbot ever since and seems to get better with each installment.

This one had me laughing out loud before the end of the first sentence, I think--certainly the first paragraph. There's plenty of action and suspense for those who like it, always balanced by Mike's wit and banter with others.

If you've read a lot of Tufo, you've probably already figured this out, but I'll say it anyway. The various Mike Talbot series' are pretty much mutually exclusive. I had read the available Zombie Fallout books first, and expected this series to be the adventures of young Mike before the zombies. I couldn't have been wronger.

It seems as if Mark Tufo had several completely different adventures that he imagined himself in over the years, and now he has stuck Mike Talbot in his place, (hey, I just noticed they even have the same initials) and is writing them up. I think that is way cool, especially since I have a similar situation inside my own head, but I'm not writing about mine.

Highly recommended!

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  • Midwestbonsai
  • 13-02-2015

How could I not listen

About three years later Mike and Tracy are married and have a son, 2 1\2 year old Travis. “D” lives close by and visits often. Things have been quiet for a while. The calm before the storm.

This series just keeps getting better and better. You got to worry about Mike. He is so nice and friendly but watch out he has a dark side. Paul, his best friend and Leader of the country wants him on a photo shoot. Beth, now Paul’s wife, is still thinks she can seduce Mike. I would really like to ring her neck.
Mark has developed his characters very well. The banter between Mike and D is soooo funny. Just like good friends would kid each other.
Mike and Paul are having problems, mostly because of Beth’s undermining their relationship.

The storm hits and Tracy and Mike are separated. Mike in the hospital, again, and Tracy on the battlefield. One thing leads to another and it looks like the end again. Treachery by the aliens and humans alike. Things go from bad to worse and then even worse. A twist toward the end. Should have seen it coming.

Again for this book I had the audio version. Got to tell you that Sean is fantastic as the narrator . He brings the book to life with his various voices. The whole audio was totally enjoyable. Clear and clean recording without any distractions or static.

If you like aliens, war and comic relief you have got to get this series. Oh, and this is not the last book.

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  • Shawn Kass
  • 28-05-2014

Amazing Talbot adventure

Where does Indian Hill 4: From The Ashes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right there at the top with the rest of Mark Tufo's books

What was one of the most memorable moments of Indian Hill 4: From The Ashes?

The descriptions of friendship between Mike and his Big Green friend and their banter with one another always gets me.

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

Sean Runnette has been the voice of Michael Talbot, and many other Mark Tufo books, for so long, I honestly can't imagine anyone else doing it justice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed so hard other people on the road looked over to see what the heck I was doing.

Any additional comments?

Mark Tufo does it again. His continued chronicles of Michael Talbot weave an extraordinary adventure of excitement and trepidation in this, yet another wild ride, which I can not get enough of. Thank you Mark, and please keep writing.

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  • Rick
  • 12-01-2019

Series has started to go downhill

This one got tiring. The banter grew tedious. The sarcasm was bored. There wasn’t much wit left and it felt mechanical. The last book was strong. This one left me wishing it’d end so I can change authors. This series reminds me of Destroyermen, but that one is better in the later books than this. I could see myself going for book 5 in a year if I were real bored, but it’d have to be in a moment of weakness.

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  • George
  • 06-09-2018

It's called artillary

When his wife makes the statement that Michael Talbot is no stragety genius, she must be referring to the author.

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  • Avid Listener
  • 03-05-2018

Not a must read, but ok

On book 5 of the Indian Hill series and finding that the prologues are getting longer and longer with each book. I get reminding the reader of what happened in the last book or even a brief summery of all books leading up to this point.. but repeating the same narrative each book then adding a bit extra from the prior book gets a bit old. Almost 29 minutes of the audio book spent listening to exactly the same blah blah blah as you did in the prior book .. yawn.. starting to feel a lot like either Tufo has to remind himself where he left off or is filling space .. either way it really detracts. All in all Tufo is a genius.. his Zombie Fallout series remains his best work and we have listened to United States of Apocalypse, Callis Rose, Spirit Clearing, Marks Merry Mayhem (would not recommend as it is just excerpts of other books), Timothy 1-3, Zombie Fall Out 0.5-10, Indian Hill 1-5 (6&7 are downloaded), Book of Riley 1-5 (really one book chopped up into several small 4 hour books) .. so even though I am not a huge fan of all his work .. he does make you think, and it isn't always good.. BUT it is the bogey man terrors we all grew up with.. I mean he covers them all. The one saving grace Tufo does have is his smart decision to use Sean Runette as his performer, the man literally could cause interest in the alphabet .. he is remarkable.. in fact not sure that some of the works would have been doable without him. Am I going to stop listening? NO. Tufo is like pizza and sex.. even when it's bad it's still kind of good. : )

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  • Alex smith
  • 16-02-2016

Down Hill

The story is rushed and lazy, the female characters are STILL one dimensional, the story forced and feels unnatural like the writer didn't know how to design his plot. this will leave you feeling confused, disappointed, and aggravated. it's almost as if he changed his mind mid book about what he wanted the series to be and didnt even bother to rewrite this one. it's not good I really had to force myself to finish this one.

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  • Corey
  • 25-04-2014

Give me more

Would you listen to Indian Hill 4: From The Ashes again? Why?

I listen to all of Mark's books multiple times and I own ALL of his books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Talbot of course, Mark makes him real not like some other writers where there heroes seem super human.

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

He brings every character to life in my mind.

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  • Mark
  • 05-05-2014

I MISS MIKE ALREADY

What did you love best about Indian Hill 4: From The Ashes?

Mike kicks butt :)

What did you like best about this story?

I like how things are changing between mike and his best friend paul..Not knowing why things are happening or if paul is behind it is making the book a very enjoyable read

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

All of it :) If i wrote a book i'd get him to voice mine

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

Yes, but i love all of tufos books :) ZF is my fav but the other books just add other spins and mike is awesome in zombies or alien books

Any additional comments?

I hve to wait for the next one now :( and ZF8....

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  • T
  • 09-09-2014

LOVED IT

Hooray Indian Hills is back, loved it but wanted it to be longer, cant wait for next one.

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  • stig1875
  • 01-08-2014

A Geat Read from Mark Tufo

I couldn't take my earphones off once I started this series and cannot wait for the rest of this series to come along, if there is some.

I would recomend these stories to other listeners.

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  • Annette Wright
  • 06-05-2014

What a fantastic surprise!

I am currently listening to Indian Hill again with my partner on long journeys. I had no idea Mark Tufo was planning another, let alone that it was written, so I was very excited to get hold of this book. Not that I ever doubted him, but Tufo did it again! I really enjoyed this tale. Set five years after the end of IH3, it catches us up and takes us forward. The themes explored in this book are as harrowing as in the original three and mirror some pretty terrible moments in human history. I like this about these books.

There are some hilarious moments, one of which will stay with me for a very long time and with Sean Runnette's delivery, this is an entertaining listen. I couldn't recommend this audiobook enough. Enjoy!

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  • Donna B
  • 29-09-2018

it gets better and better

not only does each book in this series get better the whole thing gets better with each re read. how evil and twisted some characters are. how misunderstood others are and those that are easily lead or are bold to go with theor guts . whats the truth and more threads of thread amd jeopardy to earth unravel. i know what happens next but that doesnt deter from the gripping build up.

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  • Kevin
  • 20-08-2017

Another wonderful journey with our fave A hole

If you have done this far with Mike you already know it's epic keep going

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  • zombie reader
  • 07-03-2017

End of book four

The story keeps going from strength to strength and the introduction of some much loved characters is a welcome edition welcome to the war BT

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  • Paul
  • 20-06-2016

Love it

Great series that's brought to life by the narrator. Can't wait until book 5. .

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  • Loki
  • 02-09-2015

Yet again a fantastic ride :-)

I loved this story it really had a mix of emotions!!! A great 3rd instalment! Definitely lots of edge of the seat moments. A must read!!!!

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  • Lawrence
  • 26-08-2015

Payback

It just gets better, it was a nice gesture to give caricature to Tantor, and so glad to hear the big behemoth BT again just keep it coming!!!

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  • leemsey
  • 15-01-2015

Mark Tufo is a master at his art

Mark Tufo is an incredible author. Shaun Runnette is Mike Talbot.

Fun and well paced story telling. I feel so close to the characters and love the alternate reality idea. Been quite a ride to get to book 4. For me the most intriguing part is the switch in allegiances, this is heartbreaking (as far as fiction can be).

Mark Tufo is a master at his art, thank you!

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