Just a fun loving family guy! Obviously I am a zombie genre fan as well as post apocolyptic genre.
I had a very hard time getting into this book which is odd because the narration was excellent and it was a different take on the same old zombie tale. I can't quite put my finger on why it didn't work well for me.
I loved the narration and voice acting.
The voices and accents were excellent.
So many people loved this, so I gave it a try. It was not quite my cup of tea apparently. I would still give it a listen as I am but one person who didn't love it in a sea of those who did.
World War Z is an excellent read even for people who aren't very into Zombies. The style and skill with which it is written makes it both engaging and entertaining. The performances are phenomenal.
And ends with you wanting more. The all star cast reading for this makes you really want the movie adaptation to be amazing. My wife and I listened to it end to end, then bought the book and read it again. You cannot get the readers voices out of your head the second time through. Amazing.
The best thing was using different actors for the different characters. The fact that it was abridged was very disappointing!
Very different than any other book that I can think of.
Having different voices really brought the characters to life
Yes and no. I had to go out and immediately buy the book to read it unabridged.
Bring out an unabridged version!
The Way it tells multiple stories in detail
The soldier from yonkers
Both accounts from the soldier from yonkers
the soldier from yonkers
Was an interesting read but, it was really a collection of stories so there is no central character that you bond through or experience things through or go through an end of story climax. Some of the short stories were good and there were some interesting new ideas as well.
This is a must listen. The cast of performers is wonderful...I think I even heard Jurgen Prochnow in there as the Tank Commander. The story itself is well written and the humanity in them is both painful and touching at times. This is not standard Zombie fare.
Exploring the world one book at a time.
I would like to say that the book is good, although the abridged version was a problem. There were parts of the book that were really well thought out and others where I felt something was missing-because it was.
entertaining, thoughtful, mockumentary
I read a few different reviews before picking this one up. All of the listeners, both good and bad, had great points to make. I only want to add -- if you don't care for the diary/mockumentary format -- this isn't the story for you. If you have enjoyed books like Dracula, then this book will also hold your attention. Max was able to give realistic voices to his characters. They were people witnessing their experience. The readers were very much their characters and set the tone for each of their pieces very well. The hyper tension in Mark Hamel's voice, the confidence and 'now let me tell YOU' voice of Rob Reiner, John Tuturo as the brash and proud Cuban. The voice actors made this story excellent.