I have 67 other titles and this is the only book I have failed to finish!
"Don't expect it to be anything like the film."
So I can say that if you're looking to read this book as a companion to the film you might be as confused as I was. It looks like the only similarities between the two are the name! However this was still a good read in itself and I enjoyed the many different viewpoints given in the book. I did find it to be a bit disjointed with no real conclusion which is quite frustrating.
"The best zombie story I've ever read"
You may think zombie stories are a tired genre, but this book is something different. A collection of stories told by survivors throughout the world. This novel is told on a scale you never see in zombie fiction.
While stories such as The Walking Dead usually focus on a group of characters who are ignorant of what is happening outside of their small isolated area in the world, World War Z combines the personal stories of over a dozen survivors with plausible and well-researched descriptions of how many of the countries in the world would react to such an infection.
There are a wide range of stories here that will take you through the war from beginning to end. There are a lot of twists, upsetting, terrifying, and even a few relieving moments, and plenty of imaginative scenarios where people and countries deal with the apocalypse in their own ways, with varying degrees of success.
You don't need to like zombies to enjoy World War Z. There are very little words given to describe zombie kills or gore as you may find in other zombie novels. It's about the people and nations of the world coming together as a species to fight against the greatest threat they have ever faced.
I wholeheartedly recommend the audiobook version of this story. In my opinion, this unabridged audiobook is the best way to experience World War Z. The voice actors are excellent and the different accents really add to the multinational theme of the book.
A friend told me to ignore any preconceptions based on movie trailers etc, and that was the best audiobook tip ever. The movie tells a tiny piece of this whole picture which is cleverly presented.
Be warned, it vividly brings you face to face with a ghoulish foe but if you can stomach that and love rest story telling, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Loved every minute! Have listened to it a couple of times now and will listen to a few more times!
This was my first audio book and it has really wanted me to listen to more.
Fantastic way to tell a story that has so many similar to it. Love that it uses many actors in the story telling.
Much better than the film........sorry Brad
"so much better than the film, could listen 2 again"
quality listen, so much more interesting than the film. more detail telling of the story
"Awesome, great imagery and originality."
I would have to recommend this book, fabulous concept and the amount of detail in describing the chaos was unbelievabley good.
Well done Mac brooks i wish the movie was more like the book.
"Great boon through and through. "
Well read and educated zombie novel. Could of been a series. Enjoyed having different readers throughout.
"Much better than the film"
The book is much better than the film adaptation, so if this has put you off, then don't let it.
The documentary feel was good. Some of the voices were slightly jarring.