• Zombie Fallout: Zero

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3,322 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this audio-exclusive prequel - a must-hear for die-hard Zombie Fallout fans and newcomers alike - listeners are brought back to the days before outbreak; to the origins of a virus capable of raising the dead, its patient zero, and the events that set in motion the destruction of the human race.

Those who would seek a new world order have unleashed the most devastating virus onto mankind, and even they do not know the secrets hidden in their weapon. Follow along as Harry, a CDC scientist, races to figure out what exactly the virus is and how to stop it. It will be up to him and a group of marines led by Major Sanders to stop the zombie fallout before it ravages an unsuspecting world.

©2016 Mark Tufo (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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As usual Mark Tufo does not disappoint

If you are a fan of zombie fall-out books by Mark Tufo, one must hear this one. It introduces a deeper darker reason for the spread of the zombie apocalypse plus we as listeners are given some an early introduction to one of Michael Talbot’s thorns in his side!

Zombie Fall-Out Zero shows the darker side of human nature and those who exploit. We learn who patient zero was, how he came into being and what happened. We are given a brief yet poignant look into the beginning of the end.

While there is no Michael Talbot to save the world, it is Major Sanders and his team of new recruits who must try. Will the Marines be enough?

As usual Mark Tufo does not disappoint. Although Michael Talbot does not have a role in the book, we are still highly entertained with the bucking of the establishment/authority figures. I enjoyed seeing how intertwined all the major characters are in this series from the beginning.

I enjoy Tufo’s writing style and his ability to create strong characters in a short time period. This story left off where Zombie Fall-Out 1 picks up. Everything flowed and set the stage but also gave his listeners valuable information.

Sean Runnette as usual did an excellent job of narrating and owning the book. I love his ability to assume the roles in the book and own them.

There were no audio issues with this publication, everything was clear and concise.
This is a must listen to all Tufo and Michael Talbot fans everywhere!

Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

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very short

Great book and series, I was a little disappointed at how short this book was though for a full book purchase price. only about 2 hours long

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Great again

What did you love best about Zombie Fallout: Zero?

Give a great background to the series, perfect for those new to the series and veterans alike.

What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr. Runnette has a knack for brining Mark Tufo characters alive.

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THE BEGINNING!!!!

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MARK AND SEAN ARE THE DREAM TEAM!!!! This is how it all began...and it is not a pretty story...It tells us how some people tried to stop it, but ultimately it was planned and forced on the public for personal gain...Great Info and a really cool story!!!

A MUST LISTEN FOR ANY ZOMBIE FALLOUT FAN!!!!

I RECOMMEND!!!!

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Well... it’s no “we’re alive”

I listen to a lot of books and a lot of zombie survival style - with experiences like “we’re alive” this “zombie fallout” really left a lot to be desired. The acting is very average - the story is so bland - and to add insult to injury the short length of it shows the amount of time that went into it (not much)
I’d say skip this one

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I'm tempted to return it and I never return books

I hate when authors do these shorts!!! I love Mark's books, but I was excited to see a new Zombie Fallout book from Mark Tufo and didn't notice a 2+ hour play time. From the tiny little bit you can get from less than 3 hours of reading time, it seemed very much like his standard stuff. Normally a good formula for an entertaining book, but in this case, just an annoying waste of my time and money. The least they could have done is labeled it with a .5 to let you know it was a short like the 3.5 book that I never bought.

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Ehh

I loved the two books I’ve read so I got the prequel and it is just lacking. The sad thing is I really can’t tell you what it is. It just seemed to drag

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Writing way better; story OK but not especially novel

The crummy writing of the first two books I’ve read so far (Fallout 1 & 2), wasn’t as prevalent in this book. I didn’t feel like the author was grabbing for a thesaurus on every page, like an eighth grade creative writing student. The book read quite well. The story was decent, although there was nothing unique to it. It’s the usual kind of thing. A government experiment gone wrong. A band of soldiers battling to survive. Like the Han Solo movie, it may give some tidbits of background information on the disease and some characters, but otherwise isn’t special. Short, though. A quick read and worth the effort if you like the series.

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not worth it

In all honesty I don't think this is well written. Let me put it in context. There is so little meat on the bones it's not even worth biting in to this book.

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Good but....

It’s a good story and as usual Sean Runnette is excellent. But it is an expensive 2hrs of the story. If you are like me and started with book 1 and read these kind of books often then you know there is always a “patient zero”. Some other series continue the story from there. This one is totally unrelated to Mr T except at the end where it intros his story. It adds nothing to the series itself. It’s a beginning but no end. You get invested in the marine’s struggle and then it’s over.

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  • Nathan
  • 04-11-18

Not worth the free credit

Short story kinda disjointed didn't really stick with any characters long enough to make it worth the credit.

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  • Sue
  • 01-23-21

Interesting preview to the series

I’m glad I was able to read this before I started book 1
The narrator does a good job ... but reads a bit to slow for me .. and for the first time ever (214 audiobooks) I cranked the speed up to 1.2
Much better.
After just finishing listening to books 1-5 of Mountain man and looking for my next fix ... zombie fall seemed a possible next read and I think going by this prequel it’s going to be another ride along through hell
bring it on

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  • Annette Wright
  • 03-24-17

Brilliant!

I was intrigued by this but wondered if I'd enjoy a Zombie Fallout book without Mike Talbot and family. My concerns were unfounded however, as Mark Tufo's brilliant storytelling and rounded characters pulled me in immediately. I'm hoping we'll somehow come across one or two of these characters in later ZF novels.

As ever, Sean Runnette gives an excellent performance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-25-22

Great zombie apocalypse story

Really enjoyed this one . A really good zombie apocalypse story. Perfect for fan's of this genre.

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  • EthelFabulous
  • 09-10-22

Great start!

This is the 3rd time reading this series, love anything by Mark Tufo ♥

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  • dee
  • 05-30-22

Poorly narrated.

The narrator spoke too quickly and the story and plot jumped around a lot. It probably makes more sense if you have read the others in the series.

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  • Magic Inc.
  • 05-07-22

quite a good zombie story

seems like a good start to a zombie collection. bit daunting how many there is already. not sure if to continue. if they come on sale and I have spare tokens I will.

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  • Fiona
  • 04-25-22

loved it

can't wait for more. starting next book in series right now. let the acyoplose begin

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  • Charley Steadman
  • 04-20-22

Not good

As it started to get good and into the action. The books ends. Not enough 🌶

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  • D. B. Hubert
  • 04-04-22

Short novel origin srory...

...of literally any and all zombie tropes known to mankind.

Haven't started with the main series yet, but this was average in every regard. Not bad, but very average.

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  • Mark
  • 12-18-16

Great story

Loved the story :) love the zf series... they keep coming out a few times a year, should chain mark tufo to a chair so he has to write constantly:p

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-22

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loved it!

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