• Zombie Fallout

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,909 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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humor and zombies

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

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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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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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toxic masculine drivel

all the self righteousness pontificating of swiss family robinson in a modern setting of toxic masculinity

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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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  • Jessica Chambers
  • 09-01-21

A zompoc for teenage boys.

This has been a bit of a chore to listen to. The way women are portrayed in this is painful to the point that it is impossible to enjoy.

The main character only taught his sons any survival skills, but is also clearly unimpressed by the lack of skills and survival instincts shown by his wife and daughter (and literally every other female in the book).

Some of the most memorable depictions of women in this book include his clueless wife who wants to drive through zombie infested streets on a rescue mission with her window down because "it's stuffy" in the car. The two female zombies who the main character informs us would still be repulsive if they weren't zombies due to their size. The hopeless lesbian neighbour who locks herself in the car to sulk while she is needed by her group and whose sexuality deems her a waste of a woman in the eyes of the main character. And finally the stunning zombie with the "shapely legs and pornstar breasts" that the wife and daughter encounter during a cigarette run the two of them embark on alone despite neither of them knowing how to operate or even check if their gun is loaded.

The way women are only depicted as woefully inept or described solely based on how attractive/repulsive they are makes this book impossible to enjoy, it really brings you out of the story every time they say or do something outrageously stupid which is unfortunately all too often.

I am going to stick to the Safe Haven series which has a much more balanced portrayal of the sexes.

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  • Charityshopgirl
  • 03-26-21

Worth a listen but be prepared

The farts, smells, details of shits, really are unnecessary in what otherwise is a, in parts, funny, scary and interesting take on a Zombie apocalypse.
I find it annoying that a “survivor” only ensured his boys were taught how to shoot and take care of their guns, while the women were short tempered and nasty but useless at defending themselves. All that said I’ve bought the following books to see what happens next.

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  • Matthew G.
  • 08-15-20

First and Fantastic

First book i have 'read' by Mark and it was fantastic, i am just about to start the 2nd as i already have the latest in the series and cannot wait to get to it. No spoilers please.

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  • Phil Goundry
  • 03-12-21

Fantastic Series!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’m now on book 5, and can’t stop listening to this story. Great story telling, engaging, fast paced and full of dark humour. By far the best Apocalyptic Fiction I’ve found so far!

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  • steven lawrence
  • 09-16-20

Nice start now Where's the next one

gave the story 4 stars but there are only 5 stars should be 8 fantastic

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  • Scunkhunt32
  • 04-30-20

not bad

not the most engaging , lacks direction at times with confusing tangents. passes the time with some decent humour

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  • liam button
  • 03-12-22

brilliant

absolutely love the random humour. real issues that "zombie movies" over look . loverble characters. can't wait to listen to the next.

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  • Danielle Sheldon
  • 02-25-22

awesome read!

I found it so hard to put down! love that the talbots aren't these perfect characters, they have flaws that make them so much more likable! there's more to this read than just zombies, and I can't wait to find out what it is! downloading the next book as I type!

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  • Swierkowski Alain
  • 11-24-21

Meh, could be better

Full of dad jokes, military humor, misogynistic crap and antivaxx paranoia.
While the narrator is good, the writing is sloppy, like an old man trying to write in a young adult style.

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  • Mr. Stuart J. Partridge
  • 06-10-22

amazing zombie 🧟‍♀️ adventure

Well what can I say. kept me wanting more and more. excellent storytelling and made me giggle and cringe at the right times. can't wait to start the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-17-21

Once is never enough

I’ve read the books and now listening to the books. Mark is a Genius, do yourself a favour and join the family. Laugh and cry with us.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-20

Quick note

Awsome series’s from lycan fallout to this I love it especially during covid quarantine lol

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  • carmen waerea
  • 04-01-22

excellent book

laughed quite a few times
felt grossed out a few times more
excellent book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-28-22

thrilling

I was a little worried in the beginning as it felt like the main character had trouble staying on course but as the book unfolds it was fantastic.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-30-21

Fun, surprisingly eloquent

I had fun with this. I wish there could have been a break from the intensely binary characters, but honestly I loved it anyway.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-22-21

HOOKED

so so good, intense, immersive and interesting. my 1st zombie series (big fantasy reader) this had everything a good story needs... i hope the later books have snarling and growls of the zombies though that would be so cool.