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Publisher's Summary

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book One of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity. 

Can he keep his family safe? Can he discover the secret behind Tommy's powers? Can he save anyone from the zombie queen? Encircled in a seemingly safe haven called Little Turtle, Mike and his family, together with the remnants of a tattered community, must fight against a relentless, ruthless, unstoppable force. This last bastion of civilization has made its final stand. God help them all. 

This is a new and updated edition of the previously published title, which originally released on Audible in 2012. This new production features the author's most updated language and revisions, aligning with the most recent edition of the eBook.    

©2010 Mark Tufo (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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amazing

fantastic book love the series one of the best zombie books I've read in my years.

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Meh!! Its just okay

Before you waste your time reading this review, I will make one suggestion to you. Go and listen the the Arisen series, its by far the best zombie series ive listened too, and the Legendary R.C Bray is the narrator.


Look this author seems like he’s had some success, Im not sure how the quality of his others stories are and Im not sure ill bother seeing for myself.

I will say there is just enough in this first book to keep me interested enough to finish it, Im about halfway through. Will not continue this series

Dislikes:
- The narrator sounds like a mix between Ray Romano and Kermit the frog
- So far Im not overly enjoying the way the story has been written, to much 1st person.
- I don’t find the humour overly enjoyable, its forced and overdone, trying too hard to be witty
- I definitely don’t buy into the virus was started because of the H1N1 vaccine. Nope
- It appears that this author has retitled some of his books from others series, definitely appears to be a greasy cash grab.
- The sarcasm is very forced and falls short.

Likes:
- Not many
- The story is somewhat interesting
- When I finish this book
- That’s about it

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Tommy is all that is good in the world.

Ok so yea the book is about Mike and I love his twisted sarcastic a**, but Tommy is the most adorable kid to stumble and snack into a zombie riddled world. this kid will pull your heart strings like the wrapper off a poptart. Just great.

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Too often with the low-hanging fruit quips

Fun to listen to, however there are so many one-liners, and ones that are re-used SO MANY TIMES.

Dude, you made a joke about kissing a man because you’re so happy. I laughed the first time. The next 35 times you made the same joke just took me out of the story.

Impotence joke reused about 15 times.

Ass puckering up joke used about 10 times.

We get it, you’re “funny”.

It’s a zombie story. Your attempts at humour are juvenile and detract from the story.

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I haven’t laughed this hard in years!!

I haven’t laughed this hard in year’s!
I’m not kidding, I had a few people peer around my office door wondering if I had finally lost my marbles…. After the year we have all had (the Couff) it’s understandable as I expected to lose my ‘fecal matter’ a few months back… but here I am tears streaming down my face loving the off-kilter adventures of Mike Talbot trying to keep his family alive in a world full of Zombies!

I’m not going to spoil the book with giving you a rundown of Mike’s epic adventure but rather say if you need a pick me up after a humdinger of a year buy this audiobook!

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A good story concept but....

The story in general is quite good, for me it was the attempts at humor and unbelievable amounts of LAME metaphors throughout this tale. This is why I don't particularly enjoy the book.

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  • Brian Menard
  • 2020-03-03

Read through time and time again.

Years ago when Zombie Fallout originally released for audible it became my first adventure into audiobooks. Turns out this one story would define 95% of my future library on audible. Tufo brings it again and again with each successive novel. I just recently listened to the old version of this to only immediately revisit it as soon as this current version hit the metaphorical shelves.



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  • Jonathan
  • 2020-03-03

ugh skip it. sorry to say

could not get past the first few chapters. the so called humor just doesn't fit and does not fit the tone of the book.

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  • G4:26/R21:9/R22:17
  • 2020-03-09

Great series, but not much actually changed.

I listened to the new addition. Not much seems different. Thought they were going to change more in the new edition. I've listened to this series maybe 2 times on majority of the books, but still working on finishing book 8 for 1st time.
Ignore the comment that one person made about the garage and the humor for this character. The door was opened in a previous chapter. The statement made about the narrator and the character's humor is definitely off. He/she probably was not military. Military sometimes has a strange sense of humor as well as how it is delivered and I think he nailed. Just as Dick Hill has the perfect voice for Jack Reacher. Sean Runnette is great for Mike Talbot.

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  • dairy girl
  • 2020-03-08

One of the BEST zombie series in existance..

This is only the third book series that I felt worth of my time to review and I have Thousands of kindle books and almost two hundred audio books.. so here goes.

Mark Tufos Zombie Fallout series is a great series I actually read 8 of the 13 or so books in the series..
( I got a divorced dx'd with MS, started working full time, my mom died.. yeah.. i got busy.. books were back burner both as recreation and in regards to $$ and recreation, but I digress)
I loved reading the series.. I laughed, I cried, I loved and I hated. and the bonus Bulldog made some things just all too real for me because I know from real life experience that bulldog farts can probably rival zombie stink,.

Then I discovered the series on Audible and at the same time I found myself simultaneously with a few audible credits not slated for any book i really wanted and suffering serous withdrawal while waiting for the ninth book in the Outlander series to come out (ANY TIME NOW Diana Gabaldon!! Get Crackin! I'm Sufferin! )

So.. I bought the first book to listen to while I sulked and pouted.. and HOLY MOTHEROFFRANK!!
IM DYIN HERE!! long story short, if you need a laugh this audible book has got them.
that is all.. it will not disappoint you in terms of action, adventure or laughs.
And the narrator was a great fit!
thanks for tuning in.

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  • Teacher Lady (Deanna Nech)
  • 2020-03-06

Wrong Narrator

This might be a good story, but I will never know because the narrator was awful. Sing-song and drops the end of EVERY sentence; he just doesn't seem right for the humor in this book. I didn't really care for any of the characters and some of it was pretty dumb, in the little I heard. How did the zombies get IN the garage if all the doors were shut?

For some reason, I am not allowed to return it, even though I only got an hour into it before giving up.

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  • Patricia
  • 2020-03-07

humor and zombies

great read, quick story line. had fun laughing in the midst of the corona virus.

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  • Susan Catalano
  • 2020-03-06

You will love it.

I cannot stress enough how much you will love these books. You will not be dissatisfied. Tufo is a God, Runette is a puppet master

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  • JB W
  • 2020-03-05

Loved it!

I don't normally read this genre and the only series that I have read I can count on one hand. I normally read mysteries, true crime, and biographies. This was a deal of the day and it sounded interesting. I do like watching the Walking Dead so I figured I'd give it a shot. I am so happy I did. I love the narrator, the story, and the characters. Finished it in two days and came back to purchase the next book in the series. I love the sarcastic wit, which plays to my own sense of humor. Looking forward to the next book!

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  • Slic3d Bread
  • 2021-05-20

Don’t Understand All The Positive Reviews

I decided on this book due to all the favorable reviews, which made it all the more puzzling after I started listening. The main character is a marine but he’s a sensitive marine. Throwing up and nauseous when someone is killed? Hesitant to shoot zombies? A prepper, but hardly prepared. Leaves the keys in a truck containing an overly emotional girl who refused to help and wanted out of the situation. Even free, this is a hard pass.

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  • Mothwoman
  • 2020-03-06

This was a very entertaining story!

I was sad when the story ended. it was funny, full of suspense, and very well narrated!

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