Immortality’s Touchstone (Lycan Fallout Book 4) by Mark Tufo

Posted January 17, 2017 by Paul (Audiobook Reviewer) in Reviews / 0 Comments

Immortality’s Touchstone (Lycan Fallout Book 4) by Mark TufoImmortality's Touchstone by Mark Tufo
Narrator: Sean Runnette
Series: Lycan Fallout #4
Published by Audible Studios on 29 November 2016
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
Genres: Horror, Paranormal
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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Can Mike battle back from the final outcome? Now the world needs him the most. New and old threats emerge to claim a war-ravaged world on the verge of collapse. Lana, Bailey, and Azile the Red Witch have assembled all that remains of man in one final battle that could determine the fate of mankind forever. And it just might not be enough.

©2016 Mark Tufo (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Mark Tufo continues the saga of Michael Talbot, the Old One. Yes, one might think Talbot died in the last book but oh, the twisted mind of Tufo skillfully created a way back to life for Talbot. One that is shocking and clever!

Talbot’s fight with the Lycan has just been increased to include a Mage and demons. Tufo treats his listeners with a side of Talbot that is not seen – a stronger than strong Talbot who endures torture and being mind-screwed by both Lycan and Mage. The enemy bent on human destruction is a formidable opponent.

We get to see Azile in true action and we have to say goodbye to a Talbot favorite character. In this book, Talbot may take the fight to the enemy but he is merely an observer this time – from a spit, an anthill and …
We are entertained by the witty and sarcastic nature of Talbot and the patient yet stern Azile. AND we get a few moments with Tommy!
Tufo is an entertaining writer who has the unique ability to write a masterful “side conversation” that Talbot is well known to have with himself and provides his listeners with well thought out story lines and character development. Tufo’s sardonic humor and wit is accomplished and is Talbot.

Mark Tufo has come a long way in his writing. I have read each of his books finding each one to be better than the last. If the world has to have an apocalypse – I hope I have a “Talbot” nearby!

Toss in Sean Runnette as the narrator and you have a pair made in heaven! Runnette has the talent to communicate the sardonic wit and humor in a way that is purely Talbot. Runnette has become Talbot and the two are inseparable!

Runnette is a delight to listen to as he rambles in Talbot fashion and injects the right amount of fear, humor, and emotion into the narration.

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About Sean Runnette

ABR interviewed Sean here

Sean Runnette has earned two Audie nominations and five Earphones Awards for his narration. He has also directed and produced more than 200 audiobooks including several Audie Award winners. He has toured the US and internationally with The American Repertory Theater and Mabou Mines, as well as appearing in Two if by Sea, Copland, Sex and the City, Law and Order and 3rd Watch. He lives, unapologetically, in New Jersey.

The stuff that fits in between the lines:
I’ve been married for 13 years to the girl I first fell in love with when I was 19 years old. Which should make me 32, but somehow I’m closing in on 50. Go figure. We have a dog and a cat, live in a witness protection program style townhouse on the edge of farmland in NJ and don’t miss living in NYC.
I was raised mostly in California. Initially in Mill Valley and finally in LA. I went to Los Angeles Community College, realized I enjoyed acting, moved to SF (where I met my future wife) then moved again to Cambridge for more schoolin’. Then it was off to NY, where I did many, many plays in small rooms with and for swell folks. After a while the rooms got bigger and the people less fun. After a while hearing 100 no’s to every yes got to be too much, so I opted for sanity. Which is audiobooks. Still nutty, but much more civil.
I record in our basement, make holes in sheetrock and call it home repair, and train.

About Mark Tufo

Mark Tufo is the creator of the Zombie Fallout series, which feature everyman hero Mike Talbot.

Mark Tufo was born in Boston Massachusetts. He attended UMASS Amherst where he obtained a BA and later joined the US Marine Corp. He was stationed at Parris Island SC, Twenty Nine Palms CA, and Kaneohe Bay HI.

After his tour of duty, he went into the Human Resources field with a worldwide financial institution and has since gone back to college at CTU to complete his Masters.

He wrote the first installment of the Indian Hill Trilogy whilst in college. This manuscript was stored in his garage until July 2009, when he published it on Kindle at his wife’s insistence.

At the time of this writing, Mark has since written the extremely popular Zombie Fallout series comprised of six serial novels, one prequel novella (Dr. Hugh Mann), and a related side story following the plague from the point of view of a zombie retaining human sentience (Timothy); two additional installments of the popular Indian Hill series; a metaphysical horror novel (The Spirit Clearing); two books following the trials of domesticated pets in the time of a zombie plague (The Book of Riley 1 & 2); a young adult version of Indian Hill entitled The Ravin (with a YA version of Indian Hill 2 scheduled for release in 2013); and a contribution to a compilation of zombie short stories (Undead Tales).

Mark’s books are generally written in a first person narrative style and crossover into several genres including horror, science fiction, and comedy. All of his books make some reference to the recurring semi-autobiographical character Michael Talbot and usually include some interesting insights into the real history of this unique author.

Mark Tufo lives in Maine with his wife, three kids and two English bulldogs.

As of September 2012, Mark’s first film, Zombie Fallout is in pre-production with Illuminandi Media.

About Paul (Audiobook Reviewer)

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