This is a must have survival guide. It's main premise is based on the zombie apocalypse, but can be adapted to almost any situation.
It increases your awareness to the overall world around you. You cannot just live for that day, but must think ahead. When others think of an apocalypse, they think of the day after, not the months or years after.
It is not the narrator's fault about his performance, just it is hard to narrate a survival guide.
I loved his matter of fact tone
Huge fan of zombies and this book is easily one of my favorites. I have listened to this book several times. It never gets old. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys zombie literature ;)
It would be interesting to listen to again to see what I missed the first time. There was a lot of information that was given and it does tend to get a little bogged down in the details
There was a story?
Was expecting a humorous guide to zombie apocalypses, but what I got was a mixture of conspiracy book (zombies are all around us) and a thing done with a mouth between a guys legs to the American military. He also contradicts himself repeatedly with things like zombies will pile over fences but not over a broken staircase. Also gives terrible advise, no one should actually prepare like it says in this book because if you have that much weaponry in your apartment that you rent because this book tells you apartments are better then houses, nothing good will come of it. Also only applicable to Americans living in big cities.
Looking for complex, believable characters, an engaging storyline, and good narration! Fan of sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, and horror.
This book does read like a non-fiction survival guide with lists of information that sometimes droned on for me. It tended to be a little dry. I enjoyed it, but zoned out for portions of the book. Parts that I found the most interesting involved descriptions of the safest buildings to hole up in during a zombie siege. I do find myself looking at buildings and comparing their safety value now. I also liked the descriptions of "real" zombie attacks throughout history. I am glad I listened and I know that every time I watch a zombie movie now, I will be thinking things like, "That chainsaw is not a very practical weapon, considering its weight...."
Audiobooks makes my 10+hour commutes every week alot more bearable. :)
The detail put into pretty much everything, survivaltech, gear, backstory, etc.
World war z, another book by max brooks
Some contradictions in the book, ex, a zombie cant climb a ladder but an anchorchain.. And in one chapter animals have no problem eating dead zombies as in all the other chapters they avoid necrotic flesh.. But, small things in the whole!
This book is an excellent listen.
The reader is great, but I wish it would hav been read by max brooks instead, he was good in WWZ
The idea is somewhat funny. But in reality the detailed descriptions of how to evade/survive a zombie conflict is like listening to...well...a guide. I also had issues with some of the writers logic. Zombies can't climb, but they can climb hand over hand up an anchor line...
Definite must read! Great book, and great narrator! So much useful information, great listen for a long car ride, will keep you on your toes the entire trip!
World War Z was so good that I went ahead and bought this even though the reviews were iffy. I can't even finish it because it is so boring. It is like listening to someone read a dictionary. Maybe this is interesting reading in book form, but it is a stinker of an audiobook.
Nothing to write home about the narrator does a decent job but seeing as this is quite literally a survival guide there isn't much to work with or to challenge the narrator. An entertaining and surprisingly in depth survey of how to survive before during and after a zombie apocalypse, if you're a horror fan there's a lot to like here but be aware that it's somewhat dry material.