No, but for only one reason - it's abridged. The book was almost made to be listened to - it's a great interview style that fits perfectly with the audible format and hearing different voices for each character truly added something. But the fact that parts of the book was missing meant I had to go back and read the print copy anyway (though I skimmed over places I have already heard).
The story itself is compelling and interesting. It allows you to piece together the whole picture using stories and examples from many characters and situations.
The large cast of voice actors made this truly a pleasure to listen to!
It is great to listen to - but beware! If you have listened to the book and your friend read the print copy be prepared when talking about the book with them to say 'I don't remember that' a lot!!! I still think it would be worth listening to - but I really wish they would have recorded it all!
Tinker, Nice Guy, Parent, Husband, Pet Lover
The audio version of the book comes alive in most sections thanks to the very well cast actors.
Although Mr. Turturro goes a bit over the top, as I couldn't shake the characterization being very similar to his mannerisms in
For me it was the story of the pilot downed in the Louisiana Bayou, the angst and conviction showed through most convincingly.
Max Brooks showed a deftness in writing the original and scripting the audio version that allows him to be the classic biographer interviewer.
Omnipresent yet invisible to the stories being told.
Rob Reiner nails the essence of a strong man thrust into life or death survival politics, only to be chewed up and spit out after the threat is overcome.
I would, as it wasn't merely narrated, but performed.
I was intrigued by many of the characters. Their accents were authentic, and their performances totally credible.
I would take Max to dinner, as he could discuss the plotline from a number of different perspectives.
I probably would not change anything
It was strange
Maybe, but maybe not; who knows?
No, it covered everything
Not right now
Max Brooks wrote an excellent story. The setting, perspective, and action beats are all amazing.
Several of the readers seemed to be performing poor caricatures of their parts. It wasn't offensive, but it wasn't what I wanted.
The audio style works very well for this title, and featured extremely good voice acting. I do wish it were the unabridged version, however.
The way it doesn't romanticize the idea of a zombie apocalypse as much as most other zombie media.
I really enjoyed them all, but the two female roles I particularly enjoyed, as well as the General and Vice President. They're all so good.
World War Z is a perfect title.
Max Brooks take the Zombie Apocalypse and turns it into fictional and educational research.
Yes...each character was a different acclaimed actor.
I wouldn't rename.
This is my first book I read because it was recommended to me by the podcast from Rooster Teeth.
The accents were really awesome and made the story much better than if I had just read the book alone.
I LOVED the book overall and the cast of characters really brought it to life! My only complaint is that I wished the book was the unabridged version instead of the shortened one.
When multiple narrators work on a novel it can improve an experience tremendously. But when you have the strength of great actors performing the narration, you are in for a treat. Max Brooks has the chops to write fiction, especially in this genre. The performances by the narrators draw you into this book further than most. The only reason I gave the story 4 stars, was due to it being the abridged version. I would buy this novel again, if Max were to release the unabridged version for sure. This is one of my top ten audio books of all time.