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  • Defeat's Victory

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146

In this explosive conclusion to the Indian Hill series we find Mike, Tracy, Drababan, BT and the entire crew of the now destroyed USS Guardian hurtling through space, head on into their destiny. But will it be the one they seek or the destruction of all they know and have ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • say it ain't over

  • By James C Thompson on 20-07-18

Worthy New Beginning

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-18

I say worth new beginning because Mr Tufo, like Mark has an ability to raise something from the ashes. I have loved the Indian Hill series as I love the Zombie Fallout series. Growing up as a child my go to books were by David Eddings, the Belgariad series used to cart me off to a magical world. Without a doubt Mr Eddings was my favourite author of the time. Why am I going off at a tangent I hear you ask. Two very simple reasons, Mr Tufo is now my go to author and I can listen to his books over and over again, I am sure in another place with the wit and humour he has and injects into his writing, we would have got on famously as friends. Secondly, the reader Mr Runnette is of a legendary performer status. He epically brings to life Marks work and without his voice and capabilities would not have ever chartered me away back to my childhood and allowed me to immerse into a story world.
I realise science fiction and zombies are not everyone’s bag, however, if you give this author and narrator a chance they will transport you off to a world where characters become friends and you almost live the entire experience. You will laugh, get dust in your eye (man card keeping statement there) and just plain laugh out. Enjoy and join the journey that is Mark Tufo writing and Sean Runnettes voice, you will not be disappointed! Just in case your wondering, don’t listen to the Belgariad series on audible, the narrator sucks big time and crushed to a large extent fond childhood memories. Long live the Tufo and Talbot clans !

  • Demon Fallout

  • The Return
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Zombies are a nightmare of the past, the Lycan wars are over. Mike feels that he can finally settle down after 200 years of war until he hears an impossible message from beyond. Tommy, his adopted son, is in trouble and there is nothing in Heaven or Hell that will stop Mike from helping him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listening

  • By aaron on 22-02-18

Tufo Rips it Again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Excellent story with some very interesting plot twists for those of us that have followed all of Mark's books

What was one of the most memorable moments of Demon Fallout?

There is a particular line that made me spit out my tea laughing, be rude to spoil it for people though

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

As always Sean is impeccable. Sean is Mike Talbot, think I would burn a library down if anyone else read Marks books !

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Demons beware, Talbots got a new peep hole

  • Pawn of Prophecy

  • Belgariad, Book 1
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil god Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgrath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. That was only a story, and Garion did not believe in magic dooms, even though the man without a shadow had haunted him for years.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't agree more

  • By Hevpais on 23-11-07

Horrendous Narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narration is utterly terrible on these books, these where my child hood favourite books and the narrator on these has completely destroyed my ability to listen to them

Has Pawn of Prophecy put you off other books in this genre?

No Just the narrator

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cameron Beierle?

Sean Runnette

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Pawn of Prophecy?

The entire narration

Any additional comments?

Childhood favourite books ruined by terrible bland and robotic narration

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lycan Fallout

  • Rise Of The Werewolf
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

The world of man was brought to its knees with the zombie apocalypse. A hundred and fifty years have passed since man has clawed and climbed his way from the brink of extinction. Civilization has rebooted, man has begun to rebuild, to create communities and society. It is on this fragile new shaky ground that a threat worse than the scourge of the dead has sprung.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mark Tufo does it again !

  • By Sean on 07-07-14

Mark Tufo does it again !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-14

What made the experience of listening to Lycan Fallout the most enjoyable?

The combination of Mark Tufo's writing and Sean Runnette's oratory skills continue to shine through as absolute brilliance in this off shoot story of the wonderful Zombie Fallout series. The story is well crafted and well back dropped, the change in the irrepressible Mike made me even want to slap him and say get on with it. Classic story telling and utterly wonderful narration from Mr Runnette

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mike Talbot is a legendary character from Mark, flawed in so many ways and yet never afraid to be the first in danger and try to save the day, in a world were most good will has disappeared following the desolation of the Zombie Fallout, the new danger rises and Mike reluctantly, flawed, brilliant and heroically, still plunges in to help again and try to save the very unworthy mankind.

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

Sean Runnette's performance is outstanding, I could not listen to the series or any Mark Tufo book without him now, the perfect blend of story telling brings out the best audio story telling I have heard, and I have well over 100 audio books from here now, he just sucks you into the story and masterfully immerses you into it and makes you fall in love with the main characters.

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

Without a doubt wanted to listen to this in one go, was so annoyed I had to go to work after a long trek up the motorway listening to this, just could not wait to get out of my meeting so I could begin listening again !

Any additional comments?

Mark Tufo and Sean Runnette are the Audio book equivalent of Nirvana for a man that has listened to far to many distinctly average offerings from other authors and orators !! Classic and so under praised.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Conquest

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

And so the end begins.... Mike joins forces with an unlikely alliance in a desperate attempt to head off humanity's mass extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good yarn

  • By Johnny on 18-04-16

Mark Tufo is certainly one of the best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Fantastic Story that you easily fall into

What did you like best about this story?

The Story line is fantastic, Mark Tufo is an amazing story teller and Sean Runnette is Mike Talbot, amazing naration

Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances? How does this one compare?

As Always Sean is fantastic as the narrator, without a doubt the best audio combination I have listened to

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

Without a doubt if I had the time I would have listened to any of Mark Tufo/Sean Runnette combo in one sitting, as it is I listen in my car and love every journey I go on

  • World War Z

  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,928

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned gory fun

  • By monkey-puzzle on 21-11-12

Simply Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

This book is simply the most clever and thought out zombie book ever written. The research into the social economics and politics of each country mentioned within is simply sublime. It throws a whole new spin on the zombie apocalypse and is written with brilliance and consideration.



You feel and empathise with each of the characters interviewed and you are genuinely sad when the book comes to an end. Best zombie read ever

4 of 4 people found this review helpful