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Lycan Fallout

Rise of the Werewolf
Written by: Mark Tufo
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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The world of man was brought to its knees with the zombie apocalypse. A hundred and fifty years have passed since man clawed and climbed his way back from the brink of extinction. Civilization has rebooted, man has begun to rebuild, creating new communities and society. It is on this fragile new shaky ground that a threat worse than the scourge of the dead has sprung...

Once again, one man finds himself once thrust into the forefront of a war he wants nothing to do with and seemingly cannot win. Follow along as Michael Talbot attempts to thwart the rise of the werewolf...

©2013 Mark Tufo (P)2013 Mark Tufo

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  • 101
  • 2019-04-05

Enjoyable

As a newcomer to Mark Tufo's work, I was pleasantly surprised. His writing style flows well and is easy to follow along with.

I slightly take issue with the notion that this is a stand alone book, seeing as characters from his other works are front and center. Some effort is made to explain who they are, but it feels like it was an afterthought. For example: (light spoilers ahead) at no point is it explained how or why the protagonist is a vampire. The significance of many characters was simply lost on me as someone who isn't at all familiar with his Zombie Fallout series.

Never the less, there's enough of an original plot here that I still found it enjoyable. So I'll probably follow up on Mark's work, since all in all he is a good writer.

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  • Theodore
  • Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2013-07-23

Loved it! Mike Talbot Returns!!!

I jumped on this one as soon as I found it. I had no idea that there was going to be a Lycan Fallout but it was a welcomed surprise when I saw it. There a re a couple of surprises in this book, a series of new characters being introduced and a bunch of old characters resurfacing. If you even remotely liked Zombie Fallout, you will absolutely be floored with Lycan Fallout.

I very much appreciated the fact that Sean Runnette has returned. I am willing to say now that I am a complete fan of Sean Runnette as a narrator. I never noticed how many titles I have that is narrated by him in my library and each and every one of them I find that I have thoroughly enjoyed.

Lycan Fallout itself and Mark Tufo on a whole is a combination of old and new. Old in the sense that you are once again thrown into the world of Mike Talbot in a time long after the happenings in Zombie Fallout. Not a direct sequel of the book but somewhat of an alternate reality... If you have listened to any other Mark Tufo books you will see Mike Talbot's character reoccurring in varying situations. New in the sense that there are now Lycans, the quest to regain his soul and the appearance of varying new characters.

43 of 45 people found this review helpful

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  • Hassan
  • 2013-07-20

One Fallout Isn't Enough for Michael Talbot

First of all, i have assumed that this book was a stand alone book, but its a new fallout series, which is amazing, and its starring our dear friend Michael Talbot. although it is weird that a new series have started, while the first one starring Michael Talbot didn't finish yet, but still its a great idea.

So after mankind survived from zombies, Lycans and warewolfs find it their turn to eat and kill all man kind.. Mark Tufo, give man kind a break.. a 150 years is not enough for them. Not going to say which characters from the zombie fallout come here, you have to read the book to find out, lets just say its a good combination.

This first book was bloody and had a really sad ending. but I feel that this is nothing comparing to what Tufo has in his mind.

Another great beginning for a series, and looking forward for the next book and series.

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  • Deaderpool
  • 2015-01-08

New to this world

I haven't listened to the Zombie books, but this is a solid, standalone story Loved it. Oh Tommy. Great performance as well.

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  • David Knuth
  • Benton Harbor, MI United States
  • 2013-07-13

Mark Tufo knocks it out of the park again

Would you listen to Lycan Fallout again? Why?

Absolutely. Mark Tufo's books are must-reads and must-rereads for me. Talbot has become part of the family and while I find myself occasionally yelling at him because he's being stupid, it's because i find myself caring for him and identifying with him. Reliving the adventures only brings him back to life for me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Michael Talbot. Duh.

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

Sean Runnette IS Michael Talbot. His accent, reading style, and everything just brings a lot of life and humor into the book, where other narrators just fall flat.

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

Talbot's adventures ALWAYS make me laugh and cry. He's real to me, and I enjoy living through the adventures with him.

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  • BikeVON
  • Southfield, Mi, United States
  • 2016-08-20

To much Michael Talbot - give me a new hero!

I enjoyed the Talbot zombie series. I could not get into this or the Indian Hill series because Tufo uses the same characters. In the introduction Tufo says this is a stand alone but on the same time line. I was confused in the start of chapter one when in the main character, Mike Talbot begins the story, as usual with a journal entry. He is the main character in the zombie and Indian Hill series.

Talbot use the same narrator, which reinforce that sameness from the other series. The characters has the same personality characteristics. Despite what he says, understanding Mike's character and relationship with Tommy does play in this book, at least in the beginning. If you have not read the zombie series, you will not understand the significance of Henry or the pop tart reference.

I did not even get to chapter two before I was finish. Why can't Tufo just create new characters. If your three series are stand alone, create new characters. If they are not, put them in a chronological order.

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  • Amanda H.
  • 2013-07-20

Awesome.....yup, just awesome!

EXCITED! Not a werewolf fan but after reading Tufo's Lycan Fallout I am now becoming a fan. The book follows a weary and depressed (until he gets mad) Mike Talbot (now a vampire) on a quest to save mankind against werewolves and lycans. Witches, Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves, and Lycans oh no! This book as it all. Will mankind prevail? Will Mike rally the villages to come together to fight? Will he make it in time? You will just have to read Rise of the Werewolf and wait for the rest in the series to find out.

Narration was perfect as always....Sean Runnette is a perfect fit!!!!!

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  • rene
  • Henrietta, Tx, United States
  • 2014-02-07

Another Fantastic Story

Would you consider the audio edition of Lycan Fallout to be better than the print version?

I enjoy being able to listen to the book, Sean Runnette is a capable performer who does an amazing job with the characters.

What did you like best about this story?

That this book takes place in the future with some of the same characters and brings in new characters with links to the past

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

Sean's performance brings the action and characters to life

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Mike's Travels continue

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  • Robert
  • Miami, Fl, USA
  • 2013-08-29

Wonderful, awesome, and friggin hilarious!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is SOP (standard Operating Procedure) for Mr. Tufo. Thank you sir for making another, "my favorite book ever"!! And special thanks to Sean Runnette for bringing such life to an over the top personality like Mike Talbot.

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  • brooksiegirl
  • 2014-04-04

a must listen for those who are waiting for ZF8...

I love all of Mark Tufo's books but his Zombie Fallout series is the best in my humble opinion. I get depressed when I know the end of the latest book is coming and I will again have to wait for the next book to come out. This book helped tide me over for a bit waiting for ZF8. It is not the same by far and many of the characters are obviously not in it, but there are a few left and it was just enough to get you into this new stage in Mike Talbot's life. If you love the Zombie Fallout series, you should listen to this book...

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  • Anthony
  • WA
  • 2014-01-25

Tufo anyone?

If you have read any of the zombie fallout series and enjoyed them you are going to like this book. Lycan fallout flows quickly and provides the reader with a balance of fun and action. Before the story begins Mr. Tufo states that this book can be read as a standalone, but if you have read the zombie fallout series you will have a richer experiences as he does a good job entwining the zombies into the world of the Lycan and he provides some lost moments and deeper character history from the zombie fallout series, which brought back some fun memories. My only complaint would be that some of the character development could have been more substantial to further add to the depth of this journey. If you have not read the zombie fallout you may want to go there first and come back to this book because there are also a few zombie fallout spoilers in this story.

I am a big believer in the power of the narrator and have unfortunately listened to some great books only to be frustrated by the fumbling of a less than impressive narration. Sean Runnette is excellent and does a wonderful job of drawing the reader into the story. Not only is Mr. Runnette fun to listen to he brings a familiarity to this book as he also is the narrator for the full zombie fallout series. Currently this book is not part of a series, but I would not be surprised if Mr. Tufo decides to make it into one based on some of story development and considering how parts of the book ended.

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