I loved the idea of this story. I did not love the story itself. I felt the author let too many things go unanswered, and did not develop the characters as well as he could have. The story was good though, just not as good as I had hoped. The Romeo and Juliet feel was fun though, and I loved how he uses music as language. There were a lot of good parts to this book, it just left me wanting and feeling flat overall. Worth a read, but only if you have some time on your hands and want a different take on the zombies theme.
I did not care for the ending. I think the movie ending was a little better honestly, although I liked the book much more than the movie.
I spend a large amount of my income on books. I mean, a lot. Seriously. It's a problem.
No. I generally like zombie books. I'm a fan of the genre, and I was excited about this new twist on the typical storyline. It was a little too juvenile for me. The teen romance parts undermined the philosophical moments R has throughout. The scene with zombie "sex" was also pretty weird.
The voice was a little whispery, which sometimes enhanced the work, but it also made it slow and it conveyed a tone that didn't always seem to fit. The voice shift for Julie was particularly difficult to enjoy.
I think R has a lot of thoughts about what it means to live as a human. These moments are pretty deep, and I enjoyed them.
There's not really much I can say about this one. You pretty much get what you're expecting. There are not any twists or turns, and the ending is pretty predictable. For fans of zombie flicks, books and tv shows this is a nice addition. It's a fun take on the inner workings of the walking dead. It's a quick listen, entertaining, and the narrator does a great job.
Yes, it was entertaining.
Yes, because we all like zombie stories.
Warm Bodies: Beauty and the Braaaaiiinnnsss
Be a little more realistic about the resolution.
Sure. It was a fun read with a different view of the zombie apocalypse. I just wish the end wasn't resolved with a magical solution.
I believe he did a real good job playing the zombies and "human" characters.
Now I need to see the movie.
I'd say it's in the top ten.
I cannot compare it to anything I've read, It's unique.
I loved all the little differences with each character's voice and a the fact that each one was believable.
Well, a couple of tears fell, yeah and I smiled quite a few times at the conversations. Nothing extreme, but it was a very pleasant experience.
I would have liked the book to last longer, though. Is there another?
I've never read the print version, but the audio was great.
This is the first of his performances, but I can't wait to hear more!
There were incredibly sweet and poignant moments. And incredibly hilarious ones!
Such a wonderful, different, fresh story. This book takes common themes and turns them on their head, just a little. R becomes such an endearing character! And Nora is my favorite! Kevin Kenerly performed with nuance and he gave a separate voice to each character. He performed in such a "gentle" way, that the story really comes to life!!! He didn't have to force any importance or drama into the story; he let the story do that. Much of the book is R's internal monologue and Kenerly made it perfect!!!
I would re-listen to Warm Bodies with a notebook and pen just to write down awesomely crafted phrases.
“I want to change my punctuation. I long for exclamation marks, but I'm drowning in ellipses.”
I went into this book thinking that it would be another YA book converted to a movie for a mass audience. I intentionally read the book first and was amazed at the elegance of the writing. This and "The Secret Life of Bees" are the only two audio books I can say that I would re-listen to just to capture some of the sentences.
This page contains spoilers, but go to it after you listen to recapture some of the best moments.
The unlikely love of a girl and a zombie....
When she was teaching him to drive the car and the kids came along.