I truly enjoyed this novel. It was an intriguing take on the zombie apocalypse genre. Written of course by zombie great Max Brooks. The story is compelling. The narration is over the top with stars galore like John Turturo and Alan Alda. You will not be dissappointed.
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Max Brooks clearly did his research when preparing to write this book. I found the entire work to be not only entertaining but the accounts of each character to be plausible and truly realistic. If a zombie outbreak actually occurred, I found World War Zs account of how the situation would be dealt with by the government and people alike to be extremely accurate (within the confines of my own imagination) which made this book a joy to read. I enjoy "zombie apocalypse" fiction immensely provided the story is not too “hokey” or riddled with extensive humor (with the exception of the Zombie Fallout series, very funny yet unique and intense enough to keep me wanting more – Mark Tufo has become a favorite of mine).
All of the readers did a GREAT job portraying each diverse character and their accounts of the disaster. It was a wonderful surprise to hear the voice of Allan Alda reading one such account but, in all honesty, there was not a single reader who fell short of providing a five star performance!!!
I recommend this book to all readers interested in a realistic account of a war sever enough to cause a complete collapse of world government and life as we know it today as well as the concepts Max presents surrounding what the first steps of rebuilding might look like. Overall this book is entertaining, action packed and will most definitely force the reader to contemplate the ideas presented in this work of fiction for weeks after the book is finished and put away.
I would recommend the book due to the great presentation of its content by the voice talents and the documentary style which makes the entire story feel very real indeed.
Yes, I am interested to see his style on other subjects of fiction.
Outstanding! Tone, speech style, word choice and even accent for the various characters is spot on an feels real.
I would take all of them out for their team contribution to this book.
I would segment the stops of the audio book a little finer such that it is easier to pic up the book. Jumping by chapters is a little too wide a margin for listening in and finding where you left the book prior. The discount to this rating on the story is made because the Zombie subject has been around for a while and there may have been other ideas to create the "living dead". But, hey, I am not an author...
The multiple narrators were a great boost to the overall book
It’s an untold look at how we survive a zombie war
Alan Alda naration of rebuilding and reorigination of the west cost
The old Chinese doctor’s phone call to his old friend in the Chinese government health department that tells him everything going to be ok
I love how in depth the story reached, touching on topics that most people would have never suspected to have thought in a world of zombies.
I don't recall her name, but the fighter pilot lost in the woods was incredible!
Each actor bought their own unique spin to each character and an intensity to their performance.
The ending to the Redeka story shocked me entirely.
If you're debating whether or not to listen to this one stop worrying and just do! Even if you've already read the novel listing to the voice crew adds a whole new effect!
well read edge of your seat story line.if you like "walking dead" this book is for you
end of the world....as we know it!
This is the only zombie story everyone needs to hear.
It is a tight and entertaining traipse through today's social condition with enough brain candy for everyone regardless of their love or hate for the zombie genre.
This incredibly fresh take on an otherwise stale storyline is made even fresher with the addition of a horde of accomplished narrators.
If this doesn't get you thinking about the world you live in, you might be a zombie.
exciting engaging intelligent
It's documentary style
Seemed like a real character, not just reading but actual "audio acting"
Alan Alda's character added an extra sense of realism
While like many I'm waiting for the movie, I don't see how it could be any better than the audible version of this book -- Just fantastic
It was very impressive to hear about a similar event told from different perspectives around the world.
It was very unusual to hear about a realistic account from different points of view. Having had some travel experience hearing about different parts of the world was interesting. The author has done his research to make short stories from all parts of the globe sound authentic and plausible.
There were many guest or celebrity narrators. They were well done with regional accents when appropriate.
The downed fighter pilot was very good......with a twist.