WWZ was the first audio book I tried. Really enjoyed it so I thought I'd check out the survival guide. I thought this was lame. Perhaps it just didn't translate well into audio from print. It did have some comical value in that the narrator spent a great deal of time describing some weapon or vehicle or hiding place or fortress in great detail only to tell you that each is unsuitable for anything except ensuring your personal doom. While I highly recommend World War Z (still the best audio book I've listened to) I think I'd take a pass on the survival guide. I feel no better prepared to defend myself from zombies. There I said it.
I should have done a little more research into this before I purchased it as an audio book.
Don't waste you time.
I expected something humorous like the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy where the "Guide" is incorporated into a story or narrative. It isn't.
The poor narrator does a valiant job at reading lists and dry text. But this is in no way entertaining our even interesting in audio form.
Perhaps in print form the book is more engaging. But in audio form it's as interesting as listening to someone read washing instructions.
LOVED IT AND CANT WAIT FOR IT TO HAPPEN!!! IVE ALREADY GOT MY LIST ON WHOS 1ST TO GO!!! LOL!!!
easy to get into with a mix of truths and stories, most weapon descriptions are fairly accurate as is the siege survival and stationary survival. on the run is plausible while the sea survival is iffy . overall a good listen, needs better tactics but very good nonetheless
All the Historical research that went into making this book.And the well thought-out platforme.
It wasn't that kind of a book.
He did an excellent job.
If you believe in Zombies or not you should listen or read this book.It was well researched and presented in such a way that opens your eyes to it may not be as far fetched as you once thought.
Just plain awesome
Maybe world war z because the subject matter is the same.
weapon selection and leaving on the run
I love the seriousness with which Marc Cashman reads Max Brooks book. I don't think the experience would be the same, if the narrator did not read it with some seriousness. Seriously love it. So calm and evenly paced, but with a gravity that behooves the line of story.
The way he reads it lends itself to the fact that, when your reading it , you want to lose yourself in it. You want to believe that this is something we have to seriously be concerned about RIGHT NOW, and not in an abstract, sort of "haha, oh this author" sort of way.
Marc Cashman reads it as though he were preparing a group of people for this eventuality. It works.
I originally got this to listen on the bus and train ( fantastic for it, makes trips go quickly) but then one night, I was working late, and plugged it in to the speaker system. It was an interesting experience where I would actually stop doing anything and just listen, like I was in a lecture hall, just taking it in. Awesome.
Granted, it also made me mildly paranoid about that fact that my store would not be terribly defendable with its 180 degree giant picture windows. Hahaha.
Great reading by Marc Cashman. I highly recommend it. :)