• Victory's Defeat

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (2,073 ratings)

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By: Mark Tufo
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
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Publisher's Summary

Beth, forever fanning the flames of tension and dissension, has the Stryvers, the Progerians, and the entire human race on the brink of annihilation. It is up to Michael Talbot, BT, Drababan, and the United Earth Marine Corps to stave off this extinction event, along with General Ginson aboard the outgunned, outmanned, and nearly crippled USS Guardian. Is it too late, or can it all still be saved?

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A great story with laughs, action, and feel

The amazing thing about this ongoing story about Indian Hill, is it ability to expand into new areas of action. Space. Ground. Dialog. Epic battles and it never gets old. Filled with actions that mirror absolute friendship, loyalty and the importance of survival. Mike still hovers with reality and not taking things too seriously. Deep down, he fully grasps the reality of everything happening but he protects himself with a armor of laughs. Often confusing or frustrating his friends and allies but giving all of us a good time.

And yet somehow in the midst of all this patent ridiculosity. It manages to be serious. An edge to whats really a state. Confusing the listener as to not be able to tell what will happen next. Pressure based, because you never know just who might perish from the next battle.

And at over five books at the time of this writing, it's hard to deny that this new chapter is epic. It will make you laugh like a kid at the circus. It will make tears spring to your eyes with laughter. It will keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more while still leaving you with a sense of gleeful satisfaction after nearly every chapter.

Indian hill introduced me to Michael Talbot. If you haven't heard of him in any of his parallel universe based stories, for the sake of all that is right, please do.

I highly recommend this tale. :)

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Tufo is the best!

Another great installment in a great series by one of the best writer and voice cast possible. Thank you Mr. Tufo!

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Captivating and more than addictive!

What made the experience of listening to Victory's Defeat the most enjoyable?

Sean Runnette is a demigod in the world of audio performances.. If Mark Tufo ever decides Sean is not his guy.. I think he'll seriously regret it. Sean is Mike Talbot and Tracy and BT and Justin etc etc.. and they are all distinct. Like 30 characters all coming from one man.. just amazing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

They all are.. like taking one out is like deciding you'll take the banana out of a banana split.. would it be good? Probably. Would it be great? NO.

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

Perfection 0.5 through 10 and in Timothy so far too

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

of course

Any additional comments?

Just buy it.. start with 0.5-10 Zombie Fallout.. hopefully 11 soon. Then take a skip on over to Timothy for some really twisted and almost uncomfortable listening..we will be going to United States of Apocalypse next, Then Calis Rose, Then Indian Hill series. Then Lycan Fallout.
If you go to his web site or FB page you can get a chart of what order to read in.. sort of..
We are going to listen to the book of Riley just because.. but I think it may be a bit over priced.. basically one book chopped up into several.. so wait til these are on sale.

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ONE OF MARKS BEST BOOKS TO DATE!!! BRAVO!!!!!

What made the experience of listening to Victory's Defeat the most enjoyable?

It was just incredible....The story, characters and narration...it was AWESOME!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mike, Than Drababen....but I really loved everyone.because it was just a super awesome book!

Which scene was your favorite?

Tracy saving there lives...and she says You're All My B!tches!! We are gonna make it... LOL I loved it!!

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

HURRY UP HOLLYWOOD AND MAKE MARK'S BOOKS INTO MOVIES....WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?????

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I dont even know where to start...this was just incredible..much more than I was hoping for...it was pure brilliance and perfection....Mark has out done himself this time...and I loved it...This series is so good...if you have any doubts...get over it...just one click the whole series now and thank me later...I can not wait till the next book in this series...I need it ASAP!! lol

HIGHLY RECOMMEND...STANDING OVATION..I NEED MORE!! LOL

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Michael Talbot is an addiction

Awesome as usual. I want a man like Talbot.
The action is non stop. The characters new and old are perfect. Then there is BT. 😍
In all their adventures I have never actually laughed so hard I cried listening to the two of them banter.
Absolutely must listen/read

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such a good series. it touches my feels.

Mark Tufo and Sean runette, does it get any better? nope! Amazing! zombies, werewolves, aliens, demons, witches, time travel, angels, different dimensions, reality shifts, ghosts, insanity, gods and goddesses, the list goes on. I can't get enough! written and read perfectly. thank you. Bravo for another job well done.

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Love Mike but, he's getting obnoxious.

I love this series and, Marks other series's in general but, of late this one has been grinding on me. The reason is pretty much Michael Talbot's treatment of his old friend. Who as far as I can tell has been barely clinging to command for books now. He frequently disrespects and, undermines him even from the start before the Beth thing. All while refusing to take the actual responsibility of command. He'll show up to call Paul a piece of shit but, god forbid he actually tries to support him or give taking the lead a go. Honestly it's getting to the point where Mike pretends to be humble but, really on the down low he is an egomaniac who can't imagine he's could be the ass hole. Mark needs to ease up with the saint Michael routine.

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Narrator always does a good job.

I returned this book because I can't bring myself to listen to another story along the Michael Talbot timelines that Mark Tufo is writing about. At first I really enjoyed the first Zombie books and the Indian Hill stories. But after so many books, one can start guessing how the story is going to go, what smart a** answers Talbot is going to give or what insane event will occur that Talbot will inadvertently find his way out of. I'm going to miss these stories but I cannot listen to another one again. Pick a series by Mark Tufo and stick with it. They are all good. I'm just burned out with trying to keep up with all of them. Honestly, they've begun to bleed together. Using the same characters didn't help. If Mr. Tufo starts another series that has nothing to do with Michael Talbot, I will buy it.

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Totally Unnecessary Story

I've listened to all the books in the Zombie Fallout series and have loved all of them. However, this book caused me to scratch my head and wonder why it was even written. The last quarter of the book was a backstory of Drababon (sp), which was way too long and involved a whole lot of nothing interesting. Also the narration started to grate on my ears and nerves as the tone used for all the aliens was the same drawn out monotone. I will always choose to buy a Mark Tufo book, but this one was truly a bust and felt more of a filler than a true continuance of the story.

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Amazing

Another amazing book in the life of Mike Talbot. From book one until the latest release
, we are all on edge waiting for more!!!

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  • Annette Wright
  • 06-11-17

Another stonker of a story!

I love Mark Tufo's Zombie Fallout series but there are times when this Indian Hill series is my favourite. This is one of those times.

This latest story is full of everything you'd expect from Tufo; great characters, humour, excitement and pain. The progression of the war and the characters within it continues to thrill and feels so natural despite the subject matter. Enemies and alliances, friends and foes all battle through this book with Michael Talbot always the link between them. There are new characters to fall in love with, to fear, and to be wary of. And the play between BT and D is priceless. I found tears in my eyes more than once listening to this book. From both laughter and sadness.

Brilliant writing. Brilliant character development. (I know a character is written well when I feel the need to punch them myself for their behaviour!)

The second epilogue is a real treasure. Painfully bitter sweet. A story I'm both glad and sad to know.

As ever, Sean Runnette breathes life into Tufo's already lively words. His delivery is rich and his comic timing perfect. The voice of Mike Talbot will only ever be Sean Runnette for me.

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  • Matt E
  • 06-08-17

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Excellent book have read / listened to every one 10/5 for every book highly recommended

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  • Donna B
  • 10-04-18

so the roller coaster goes higher and faster

havent finished but had to start a review now. i forgot how much of an adrenaline rush and twists and turns.

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  • SIMON
  • 01-31-18

Starting to get tiresome and predictable.

Loved these books at the start but now the story and narration is becoming tiresome and annoying. This chapter of the saga ends early with 2 hours of back story on one of the main characters at the end, making it painfully clear how this space battle will inevitably play out. How many more books can they knock out as poor as this before they get there is the question.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-17

Love this

really loved this book yet again a mark tufo book I didn't want to finish. I have read most of marks books and have never been dissapointed 😁

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  • William
  • 11-01-17

brilliant.

once again mark tufo has out done himself. A fantastic sequel to an amazing story in the talbot universe. and once again a flawless performance by sean runnette. 10/10.

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  • P
  • 09-29-17

Another great story from Mark

As always a great book which leaves you crying out for the next book keep going Mark.

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  • simon
  • 09-01-17

Almost exhausting, in a good way.

Great story, fantastic performance. Non stop excitement. So many twists and turns, the plot and scope of the story just grows. Hope we see the next book soon.

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  • jessiemillar
  • 07-11-17

victory defeat review

l loved it, mark tufo is an excellent story teller and this book did not disappoint

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  • Loki
  • 07-07-17

As always amazing!

IH6 what a fantastic instalment, gripping and funny. Just what you would expect from Mark Tufo.

As always Sean Runnette was perfect.

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  • Johnathan
  • 09-23-17

awsome as always!

I like this Talbert universe! BT is still great. love the humor in the tense moments !

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  • Lee
  • 06-16-17

Brilliant

As good as the previous books and possibly better. Drababen and BT meet and it becomes epic. And Beth is off the bloody rails, i'm not going to say anymore other than you will love it.