I've been an audible member for years and this is the first review I've done - that's how much I liked this book. I keep raving about it to friends, and almost every time they say, "I'm just not that into zombies." But the thing is, while the book is, yes, about zombies, it's really just a phenomenally good story - well plotted and well narrated. It is at times chilling, but mostly it's just riveting. So who cares if you're not into zombies - if you're into good stories, you'll like it.
This book is pretty interesting. You get a chance to witness firsthand accounts of how the Zombies came to be and the perils with it, from many different perspectives. Each person interviewed has a story to tell and it's quite refreshing to hear about each persons struggles during the dark days of WWZ.
I listened to this audiobook at least once a day for three weeks. It was the most impressive audiobook that I have ever heard. The different characters will draw you into the story and your imagination will propel you into another world. I would recommend this story to any "zombie" fan. It is true to form and I hope that someday it is a full length movie. I would buy the DVD.
Very entertaining, but why abridged? I didn't catch on until about a couple of hours in, I kept feeling like I was "missing" something. Bits of information here or there, or that I just wasn't getting the whole story with each narrator. Looked up the reviews and found out why.
First, let me say that my issue with this book may be the fact that it is the abridged version. It seems like a collection of stories loosely collected with large gaps taking place between the chapters. Second, the hype I read before purchasing this book created expectations in my mind that the book did not live up to. Third, the premise of the book is an intriguing one, and the not so subtle analogies to today's politics are the best part of this story. Interesting concept, could have been a much better listen if regular narrators were used so that the unabridged version could have been created.
The reviews are by Mike.
This is a wonderful piece! The writing is great, the narration is fantastic. I could barely turn it off.
I'm a fantasy/SF audio book fan. Although this one is a Zombie/horror book, it aims more toward a general audience than the typical genre piece. Doesn't go for cheap gross-out or suspense, which I wouldn't like.
An Avid Reader of Mystery, Zombies, History, Science and good stories. I live in Miami, FL and love every minute of it!
This was a sleeper hit, I didn't expect it to be this good.
From 'Breathers' I went to this one, and was pleasantly suprised. The storyline kept me going till the end! Very well done.
Who needs Vampires, Zombies you can kill guilt free !
I was fairly gripped by the book. Although by no means great writing and too long, there were enough good ideas on the page to carry through a clever premise. This audio production however is very poor. The style of writing cannot withstand being read out, and the cast taken as a whole, including great actors, come across as flat, overly cynical, bored and uncompelling... which is a great shame.
I did love the first couple hours before it got too political. I liked some of the story and Mr. Brooks style of writing. This book was obviously meant for an international audience. The book leans left while having a random splattering of class warfare and a veneration of the "collective". I really wish there was more philosophical balance. A good zombie book for anyone who agrees with or can ignore the liberal philosophy of the author.