Title: Zombie Fallout
Author: Mark Tuto
Series: Zombie Fallout #1
Genre: Zombie Horror
Publication date: 26 March 2012
Source: My Own Audio copy
Narrator: Sean Runnette
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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. This is their story: 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 in his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting on 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.
The narrator, Sean Runnette, made this book a winner for me. He has the perfect voice for our hero, Mike that tells the story through excerpts out of his journal. The story flowed beautifully; going from “in-your-face” action scenes to the dry humour that had me laughting out loud. I think the perfect combination for an audio book. I sometimes felt myself lost in the story, so much so ,that I forgot what I was doing while listening . . .
Mike and his wife has a strange relationship and sometimes I wondered if she really loves him. I did not find anything to endear her to me. In fact, I did not like her at all and sometimes felt a little twitch for poor Mike loving her like he does. But I did enjoy the other characters. They shined brightly in the story even if they were not all the best of people.
There are two more stories in the series and I will definately try to find them in audio format as well.