I love this book and I think the audio version is wonderful. I just wish that there was an unabridged version out. If you are a fan of the book, this will be a fun diversion for sure. I've listened to it many times and because of the format, it's easy to listen to a section or two and put down for a while. Just remember that you won't get the full story. A real bummer, true. But what they have put forth here is really well done and excellent. Great voice acting with a full cast that only enhances the stories that are highlighted in this abridged version.
The audio edition adds a professionally acted layer to the book. A professionals interpretation adds something special.
The voice acting is spot-on and the story well composed.
The pilot caught in the bayou-crazy or lucky?
If it wasn't during my daily commute, absolutely.
World War Z in audiobook form is GREAT! The performance really made the text come alive. I was having trouble getting through the book (not a huge zombie fan) until I downloaded the audio. The accents for each country really gave life to the story and made it much more interesting and entertaining.
The story could have been much richer and detailed. It was not at all well-done as an audiobook
Yep. Won't buy anything like this again.
Could have been more descriptive in the lead-ins. Narration wasn't too bad overall but the stories are too shallow and weak despite the excellent cast of actors playing the various roles.
There were a few stories that were interesting because the book cuts across several characters and several of the stories are interesting, but they tend to end before enough has been discussed, they aren't at all deep or descriptive and there are many, many battles, skirmishes, conflicts, etc. which are referenced but are never touched on or explained further. Perhaps because this was abridged the actual book is better, but I can't imagine that it would have been abridged that much.
Based on the title and background, I had a lot of preconceived notions of what the book would be like. It surpassed those.
Some of the cast are great, but some just seem like they had little direction. Overall, I was very happy, but I expected something more dramatized than it really was.
There were a number of points in the book where it showed the author thought a lot of this through in trying to make decisions believable by governments, people, and even the zombies. I really enjoyed those moments.
I've been listening to long epic fantasy lately, and World War Z was a good break from that format for me. Zombie books are not my typical choice, so I think the 6 hour format was perfect for me.
This was a great fast paced zombie book with an interesting plot line and in depth characters.
A friend of mine is a doctor in the military, and after coming home from his first tour in Afghanistan insisted that I read this book. His suggestions are usually great, and he hyped me up by elaborating that while in Afghanistan a group of young Marines stayed up until 3am arguing about the best way to fight the zombie apocalypse. There was a white board involved, and the night ended in a fist fight. Sold, bought the book.
If you have ever called yourself an amateur writer, or an avid reader, you will quickly become aware that this book could have been written by anyone. There is maybe 10% dialogue at best. The story is told through a series of monologues, which often become cliche or boring; however, there is one specific monologue about a female pilot that could have been a interesting book on it's own.
The production is well done, and one of the main reasons I kept listening. If you are mildly interested in the concept of the zombie apocalypse, this story will bore you, but interest you just enough to listen until the end due to probable accuracy of how such a scenario would play out on a global scale.
I give it 3 stars overall, because the production value is great, the story is a good idea that has been well developed, but the fact that the novel is written almost totally devoid of dialogue is a huge turn off and creates a lack of overall interest.
I like Sci-Fi, Dramatizations, Fantasy, etc...
It has some flaws with performance, but overall I enjoyed it thoroughly....Definitely have listened to it repeatedly
Mark Hamil was the jewel in this recording
Great story with even greater narrators!
The Narration and the Story was epic! It leaves you wanting more.
Great narrators and interesting story. I purchased it because I was curious as to why they were making a movie about it. Very enjoyable and I plan on buying the actual book since the unabridged version won't be out soon. In the meantime, I started the Zombie Fallout series and I like it better since it follows tradition storytelling as oppose to Word War Z with its compilation of interviews format. Again, highly recommended but with there was more.