Interesting take on a zombie apocalypse. Spooky, engaging, and filled with excellent audio performances. Nathan Fillion as a haunted Canadian soldier was particularly noteworthy. Throughout, I heard so many familiar voices that I finally looked up a cast list so I would stop trying to figure out who that was and just listen to the story. Some of the vignettes haunted me for weeks after I listened to them, (puppy store, space station, San Diego invasion) and the overall story keeps you listening. One warning though: I wouldn't recommend listening to it while walking your dog through fog-shrouded streets at one a.m. Just a bad idea, really. Listen during daylight hours when it's a little harder to imagine this reality coming to pass....
The voice acting is phenomenal but snippets of the full story are missing sadly. Nothing too critical but a few clarifying passages and a few stories people who read the full book might miss.
I saw the movie. It was standard Hollywood crap. I read the reviews for this and thought it sounded worth a listen. The performances are terrific. The bits of narrative are pretty good as well, but I'm left with the impression that, overall, there is no actual story. That may be because of the abridged version (always a terrible idea). Anyway, any high school kid that had seen one episode of The Walking Dead or Night of The Living Dead could give you the whole plot is a paragraph.
I've decided to listen to books I've enjoyed reading in the past and this was the first I purchased with that idea in mind.
I enjoyed the cast reading so much! It was like listening to a radio show! What struck me about this book was how much thought Max Brooks gave to a zombie apocalypse. He covered so many angles of what such a thing would look like. It's relatively tame as far as gore goes but it's big on scope.
One thing that I didn't quite enjoy so much with the story was the constant reference to Americans being individualists. I felt like I was getting hit over the head with it and I don't understand why it had to be repeated so often. That is my one minor quibble.
I have read the book twice but I think this audio recording is better. The different voice got u more into the story. The people who voiced the different people conveyed such emotion. Awesome
THIS long story got me through some tough times by keeping me entertained. Very imaginative. I love that the characters from different backgrounds often had dynamic personalities, jobs and histories. the author didn't create charicatures or stereotypical versions of people all over the world. Each person felt unique and interesting. I was engaged. the mix of unfamiliar and familiar voices was fun too.
Really well written book about a supposed zombie war. Books describes event from the perspective of a man interviewing other people throughout the events of the wars after it's end. Detailed enough to make it seem plausible and well thought but not so much as though bore you with unnecessary jargon. Voicing is well done with every character coming to life as though they are real. Overall must buy if you are into the genre.
The ensemble cast of celebrities delivers in every way. The detail in which the world collapsed under the weight of the Zombie apocalypse is amazing.