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Publisher's Summary

It was a flu season like no other. With the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try and attain one of the coveted vaccines. What was not known was the effect this largely untested, rushed to market, inoculation was to have on the unsuspecting throngs. Within days, feverish folk throughout the country convulsed, collapsed, and died, only to be reborn. With a taste for brains, blood, and bodies, these modern-day zombies scoured the lands for their next meal. Overnight the country became a killing ground for the hordes of zombies that ravaged the land.
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.
©2010 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Once you read the first few pages of Zombie Fallout, you're in for the series." (John Ramsey Miller, author of The Last Family)
“The word lighthearted doesn’t usually come to mind when we think of the zombie apocalypse, but Sean Runnette does a skillful job balancing humor with horror in this audio edition, which makes for an entertaining stroll with the walking dead…Runnette gives Talbot a dry, I-knew-this-was-going-to-happen-to-me-someday attitude that captures the wry spirit of Tufo’s prose. This provides a welcome departure from the doom and gloom of most zombie tales, and Runnette wrings plenty of chuckles from the material. Still, the narrator doesn’t forget that this is an apocalyptic horror story, making sure there are plenty of chills and thrills along the way.” ( Publisher’s Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By coreybeth on 04-22-12

Awesome! I didn't think it was slapstick at all!

I've read a couple of reviews that mentioned this was like slapstick (as in Zombieland) and I passed over the series for quite some time. I HATE anything slapstick! Boy am I glad I gave it a chance. I absolutely love zombie and/or apocalypse books and movies. Sure the book was chock-full of humor but it was not ridiculous nor did the characters behavior exceed the boundaries of common sense! I found it to be very entertaining and very believable. I thought the narrator did an excellent job and cannot imagine anyone else voicing Mike. I also liked the hint of paranormal vibe i.e., Tommy. It is in my top 3 reads! Please give it a chance. If you're like me and cringe when you see the Three Stooges don't worry - this book is not slapstick! Love it!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mike Naka on 09-21-12

bucket full of zombie juice

Any additional comments?

if you're new to the zombie genre, stop reading this review and download zombie fallout NOW! if you're into zombies AND haven't read this book, download it NOW!

ok...on with my review...

this is a funny book. hi-lar-ious! political correctness be damned. the story follows mike talbot and his family as the zombie apocalypse begins. mike lives in denver, colorado with his wife, tracy, 2 teenage boys, justin and travis, and his dog, henry, an english bulldog.

mike is in the shower when his wife screams. finding this unusual, mike dons a towel and heads downstairs to see what the heck is going on. tracy and travis are trying to shut the front door as mike appears. after they get the door closed, they implore mike to look through the peephole.

i'm inserting that part here:

"look out the peephole my wife whispered. i put my eye to the hole, expecting to see some little s#!t gangbanger out there tearing s#1t up. what i saw was a tongue. i see a tongue! some a$$hole is licking my peephole i said. then i laughed a little bit.

that sounded a little gross even to me. my wife didn't see the humor. her face still hadn't regained her color, and my son looked like he was about to hyperventilate.

my wife told me to look out the window, but she made no move to look with me. i'm not the brightest bulb on the string but even i knew at this point something was really messed up. i put on my best male bravado and stepped over to the window and rolled up the shade. to this day, i don't know how it happened, but i simultaneously felt my stomach lurch into my throat and my balls fill in the abandoned spot my belly left behind. there had to have been at least a couple dozen dead people milling about on our communal lawn."

so starts the zombie apocalypse and the quest for survival. mike's oldest son, justin, is working the night shift at walmart. mike, tracy, and travis set out to rescue justin.

while rescuing justin, they also rescue tommy. tommy is a greeter at walmart who gets stuck on the roof with justin. tommy is a jolly, seemingly retarded guy. he's huge, overweight, and always eating something sweet. mike and his family learn there is more to tommy than meets the eye. he hears a voice in his head. i won't tell you whose voice it is, but it's hilarious.

when mike and his family get back to their neighborhood, the entrance is blocked off by a bus full of armed people. jed, the neighborhood president, recognizes mike and lets him and his family through.

back at the house, mike finds his daughter, nicole, and her fiancé, brandon, have fled there. so starts the process of fortifying the neighborhood and venturing out for supplies.

on a supply run, mike notices a weird zombie, who just stares at him. later, he notices the same zombie following him. just what does this zombie have in store for mike? it's a joy to find out!

this story has it all! lots of humor. unimaginable gore. the power of a hoard. whew! when you get to that part, you just won't believe how well it's done. lots of zombie carnage. a great human nemesis, dergin. now, that's a great bad guy's name.

there are just so many superlatives that if i haven't convinced you by now, i never will. you know what they can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 01-09-16

Just not for me . . .

I think that sometimes there are books / authors / narrators which in combination just don't resonate with me. I only got about an hour into this but I just didn't really "get" the humour in any big way and once that didn't work for me the apathetic way the characters react to an apocalypse full of zombies just turned me off.

Clearly plenty of other people see it differently and I can accept that it's entirely possible I've just tried getting into one too many zombie series. But this one just didn't grab me and the style wasn't something I could enjoy.

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By ben on 04-30-12

It's ok!?

Not the best zombie story, but I liked it. The main thing bringing this down, the narrater sound like the dad from Family Guy. Will get the next book, but as a priority.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ben Allwood on 05-19-16

story lacked detail

the narrator was great. as zombie stories go this missed a lot of key points and the details didn't make sense. little things like they had electrical power weeks after the fall etc made it hard to get into the book. go for arisen, mountain man or peter meridith's apocalypse series over this.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Bianca on 10-13-17

My First Zombie Read

This being my first zombie genre read i was a little worried about being just too "grossed out". This was a fantastic story with enough humor to make it one of the most enjoyable books i have encountered. Fantastic writing. I can't wait to get into book 2

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