The collection of different readers made the experience more enjoyable.
The audio book was very well done, but it is abridged. I did actually read the book before listening to it. It would have been a much more enjoyable experience if the entire book was read. Many good stories were left out so I gave the story only 3 stars.
Zombies are not the focus of the book but rather a way to use a fantastical idea that everyone knows to conceptualize what would happen civically should such a "virus" occur. How would governments and populations cope. What strategies would need to be reimagined to deal with such a situation. My major criticism with the audio book was that it was abridged. I wish it hadn't been as the situations were compelling. Like many stories, developing an ending is always difficult and this was the case here as well. I would have liked a better resolution than what was given, but then again perhaps in the unabridged version that was the case. Recommended for people who like to think strategically.
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.