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Alive In A Dead World (Zombie Fallout #5)

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Eliza turned to Tomas
"This is the end...he is no longer alive in a dead world."
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
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May 07, 2012 added it
Before I started this book I had read many mixed reviews of it. Many people were on the fence as to their opinions of it. After reading it I have to say to those reviewers,"ARE YOU PEOPLE NUTS,DID YOU READ THE SAME BOOK I READ?"

I loved the book and even found it incredibly frustrating at times. The story aroused many strong emotions with every turn of the page. I found myself cheering for the characters victories and filled with dismay at their defeats. Some of the characters
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
ok, have read all the other reviews and anyone who knows me will tell you I am a zombienut! plus I think Mark Tufo is fantastic!
I can see the positives and negatives on all reviews.
It is a fab book and a real fan pleaser as no constant refs or repeats of passed books, always fresh stuff! which is great for us constant fans.... not so good if you pick the book up from fresh, but hopefully the no.5 on the cover gives that away!!
Yes it does have a lot of pre zombie flashbacks but I feel that just b
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I cannot believe I have not written a review of any of the Zombie Fallout books yet. These books are just fantastic and along with the White Flag of the Dead books I have lost plenty of sleep staying up late reading these books. Warning this review is a little spoilerish.

Where do we even start the writing is superb why because Mike and company are not just characters they are real people well with the exception of Eliza and Tommy/Tomas that you could meet anywhere. Yet these people are unique b
Todd Menesses
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Not the best in the series so far but still worthy of picking up and continuing. Too many flashbacks in this one for me. That seemed to make it feel a little disjointed. Narration as always was spot on by Sean.
Nathan Tullis
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nathan by: AudioBookReviewer
*I received a free copy of this audio book for review from*

Having listened to the previous Zombie Fallout books, I’ve grown to really enjoy this series. There is dark humor, witty dialogue, zombie action, mind controlling vampires, and a fair share of heart. This was pretty much the same.

Zombie Fallout 5 opens with Talbot & Co. looking for revenge. They plan to attack a caravan towing Eliza, Tommy, and a lot of zombies in hopes of crippling them enough to keep her off the
Mar 09, 2012 rated it liked it
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Sakinah Jonas-mawji
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves a good zombie novel and is a survival horror fan.
Recommended to Sakinah by: I found Zombie Fallout 1 completely by accident while looking for something to read and have been hooked on the series ever since.
The Zombie Fallout series of books is right up there in my top favorite zombie horror fiction novels. I'm a totally devoted zombie horror reader, video-gamer and movie buff, and this particular series was impossible to put down. I hope there will be another book soon! It's hard to find a balance between humor, suspense, action and horror without crossing a line into unnecessary graphic morbidity that would have definitely put me off reading them, and I have read other books by authors that could ...more
Claire Riley
This isn't your typical zombie book which is actually very fitting as Mark isn't your typical author- (or man for that matter, not that I've met him but seriously how can anyone be considered typical after writing such gross devastation??)
My favourite thing about Mark Tufos books is he isn't afraid of his characters. In that sense i mean that, a lot of writers fall so much for their characters lead or non lead that they are afraid to harm them or kill them off. Mark isnt & i frequently foun
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, zombie


Albert Yates
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies
The series keeps getting better and better with every book. While the series started off with a whimper for me, the first book was a little slow and monotonous most of the time, this book made up for it with violence, gore and unnecessary death.

While on his way to find Eliza and she her reign of terror once and for all Mike naturally is able to find some enemies and ends up causing some trouble as he passes through town.

Mark Tufo is capable of breathing life into some rather boring and under us
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-read-faves
Even thought this is the least fave of the was well worth my time and credit...I am continuing..on to book 6...I love this series so much and am happy I found it...and am sooooo curious to see what happens next...I really hope Mike and his family are going to be ok!! I recommend this series very much!! 2 thumbs up!!

Lots of hard losses in this book...very sad....I enjoyed my listen again...and am moving on to book 6...which is my fave of this series!!!

3rd time it was still great!!
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just finished ZF4 & 5. I would not start it until I reread the series again. (That made 4 times for zf1-zf3) I loved it!!! The pacing, the horror, and the humor… it was all spot-on!
Start this series from the beginning and get to know some really wonderful characters. Mark brings them to life for you! So much so, that even a dog named Henry, who I have fallen in love with, I worry about.
I highly recommend Mr. Tufo’s Zombie Fallout series as one of the best Zombie apocalypse books around.
Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book thoroughly, that being said it was a little disappointing. There was very little progression in this book. Lots of back story and flashbacks. It was all entertaining and like I said I enjoyed it but I got this book to read a zombie book and see what's going to happen next to my favorite characters that I'm invested in and what I got was funny stories of pranks and mushrooms and very little zombies. I just hope this wasn't a gimmick to make a little more money and squeeze anot ...more
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Sadly, Zombie Fallout 5 feels more like a connected series of short stories rather than a continuation of the series. Mark Tufo seems to be dragging this series out too much. Most of this book didn't even increase the storyline. I know he has stated it is because his main character is just too long winded...but this is just wrong. It has made me wonder if I really want to read any future books in the series.

Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mark does it again in this nail biter. I think my only complaint I would have is that I got to the end of the book and thought "what the...?" It's going to be hard to wait for book 6 as this was cliff hanger. My gut instinct tells me that Mike survives this latest catastrophe that he's gotten himself into, but I find myself questioning even that. It's hard to be sure when the author throws in curve balls by killing off characters that you learn to love.
Matt Disney
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Due to the nature of this story (Zombie Apocalypse) it could go on forever. I have read other series of books that tend to get boring, playing out the same old things just slightly repackaged.
HOWEVER, this series is always new with unexpected events. If you are a fan of anything apocalyptic, this series is for you.
10 out of 10 yet again.
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
I was ready to give up on this series with this book. I was tired of the Eliza/Tommy storyline. But then I read the scene with the ferral cats and my faith in Mark Tufo has been restored. I will have nightmares for years over that scene.
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Another great book in the series. This one is wonderful, Mark Tufo does go on alot of sidelines and tangents in this one more than the previous novels But it is part of the fun of the ride.
A. Hunt
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is one of the absolute BEST!
Review to come.
Gretchen Haraldson
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Pat Christiansen
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I love Mark's books. I've read this entire series and am on my second go round. But this particular one is not my favorite. He switches POV with every chapter which is jarring and takes the reader out of the story. I'm all for flashbacks and some reverie if it draws you closer to knowing and understanding the character. But this book has long, long flashbacks that don't serve to advance the story. Instead, it's like the author is delaying you, or putting obstacles in your way to keep you from fi ...more
...Cats man. That scene with the cats I will never forget. I'm 100% a dog person and Tufo's scene completely cemented that hahaha:D.

What to say about this book? I switched back and forth between Kindle and audio (while at work, while shopping, while working out). I busted out laughing over and over and earned a few "is she crazy stares". Tufo's characters are so great, BT is amazing, Gary reminds me of someone I know, and Mike Talbot, I wish I had that man in my life. I wish I had them all in m
Alissa Thorne
This was the end of my little zombie/horror reading jaunt. This book didn't forward the plot that had been developing in the previous four books at all and had HUGE chunks of long, drawn out, horrible and yet tedious death scenes. I gave up on this series when (view spoiler)

This whole series still makes me angry to when I think about it because, in spite of myself, I got invested in the characters and pl
Deb O rah
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
book 5. the flashback "in the day" stories are amusing at first but with the accompaniment of a constant barrage of "mancard" commentary they quickly become tiresome, all the while the main story line sluggishly inches forward. I'm not sure if I will make it through the last 5 books in the series.
Shirley Shaffer
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it
too Many Fillers

This book actually ends at page 285. From that page to 342 it is all prologue and xxx-sodes. at $4.99 a book it is a rip off that 1/3 of the book is just fillers and fluff. This 10 book series could have easily been a 5 book series. That's why I marked it only 3 stars.
Ruth Fabiano
May 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Eh. A lot of pointless stories. Yeah cause...the whole college RA thing had a lot to do with the zombie apocalypse. A pointless trip leaving sanctuary that got a lot of people killed. Also I wish there would stop being random expendables added to the story when clearly they are going to die.
Jamie Jowers
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book!!!

Hate that it ended like it did! Can't wait to get the next book now!!! I was hooked to Michael Talbot's story from book one! Great read!!!!
Rashie Claiborne
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I still enjoy the series but I think I've grown bored with the Eliza arc and am ready for the group to find new nemeses.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
This one went a little too far. Too gory. (What does this author have against cats anyways?!)
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, zombies
Mark TufoZombie Fallout 5: Alive in a Dead World
This set of books has it all, the humour shines through to lighten the darker parts of the book, the psychological terror of the situation drags you into the story making you feel a part of the family, Mike Talbot is the hero of the piece protecting his family and loved ones to the best of his ability from the growing Zombie threat, the zombies are not all slow and lumbering as in the majority of Zombie films neither are they as fast as in 28 days
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“We had an understanding, you and me, Talbot. I would hang with you, if and only if, you didn’t get any fucking nuttier,” 3 likes
“Mike, as the only black member of this dysfunctional group, I’m truly amazed that I’m still alive. I mean I’ve watched almost every horror movie ever made, and without fail, if a man of color is in the movie, he dies first. In recent years, however, it has gotten somewhat better. Now, we sometimes make it to second killed, after the ditzy blonde, but I’ve got to imagine that a brother’s life expectancy in any horror setting is generally a couple of hours, at most.” 2 likes
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