I'd recommend this book to a friend because it has a very documentary feel to it. The performance by the voice actors was also very, very good.
I'd compare this book to "Killer Angels" because both books had the historical feel that these major events had transpired. In Killer Angels it was based on actuality while World War Z was based on fictional accounts.
The narrators give the book more of a movie feel to it rather than my inner voice.
I forgot her name but the Pilot that was trapped was the most memorable character. Her story was very compelling. That and the little twist at the end was great!.
Patient Zero, although where patient zero is an action movie over short period of time, World War Z is a story of survival told 20 years after the outbreak.
The different readers really add to the atmosphere and make it feel like you're there listening to them. Probably the best example of narrators really adding to the ambiance of a book.
I would definitely reccomend this book to anyone who is a fan of zombies or even just the science fiction genre.
All the different stories and characters! This book contains a lot of different stories about the z-war, told by different people from different views and different roles in the war. It's easy to get dragged in to, and too keep listening to.
I don't remember the name of the characters, but the blind man with the cane and a death wish, and the women soldier who has to get trough the swamp after crashing the plane, is two of my favorites. I also like the other threats which came with the zombies war you really don't think about.
There are alot of different narrators in this book, and it surprised me at first. I was kind of expecting one man making a lot of voices. So this book took me by surprise, the only narrator performing the same role through whole book is the interviewer. This is one one the main reasons you should hear (and not read) this book. I'ts a 10-star performance!
The tales from World War Z.
Don't read this book, then you are missing out! I hope they make and movie out of this book.
My best audiobook so far. The well crafted story, cleverly told, and, above all, the excellent dramatization of the different characters, their accents and expressions, which made the whole book seem so real. I also appreciated the sense of irony when looking at our current world, and in this respect (social/geopolitical subtle critique) is a great sci-fi book. It made me think about countries, organizations, survival, etc. almost as much as my previous listen, the economics best seller 'Why nations fail'
I used to entertain myself during the long runs needed to train for my 14th marathon, and they have never been so enjoyable!
In short, I reccommend it warmly to everyone.
was great to listen to. loved that there were different narrators. was deff too short left me wanting to hear more.
yes I would
nothing. would have added the rest of the book in
would have made it unabridge.d
Eerily almost non-fiction
The layout of the chapters and how they progressed the story.
The Wacko was brilliantly executed. Great use of tone, inflection and emotion.
The mercenary. I think he would have some of the most interesting real life stories.
I would recommend this book to all readers, especially those that are leary of sci-fi or zombie stories because, the way it is written makes it so much more.
It has an awesome story, great cast of narrators, and will hopefully soon be a movie!
The story of the commando's fighting off the mass waves of zombies as a last stand. Like the opposite of the allied assault of Normandy.
Alan Alda really breathed voice into the character and gave a feel of age and wisdom.
Gave me goosebumps at certain times and makes me wonder what is to come...
CHECK THIS BOOK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, I would recommend this if my friend was a zombi or war book fan.
I would like to try an unabridged book that would allow for less fragmentation.
They did a great job of making me feel like I was there.
Maybe, it depends on who's in it.
The book was Fantastic. The audio version was short, later to my knowledge Abridged. Still a great listen worth the credit. I love the fact that WWZ used different narrators, It really helped me connect with the different characters and their stories. Overall four stars saving the fifth for the Unabridged version.