Love the detail and the actors doing the characters!
Start to finish the details all meshed together
This is one the best zombie books iv read, the story's are very realistic and are told so well by the actors it felt like a great movie was in the making. The story and performance by the actors are top notch and the narrator being Max Brooks gives it a awesome touch, knowing that the actual author is the one narrating is just pretty awesome! And should be done for all books, I mean who else knows the material better and can make their material be what they are meant to be?. The best part is hearing the different story's being told thro different people races and genders was awesome! Instead of one person doing different accents and having a man do a woman's voice, once that happens it really kills the vibe and the flow, this audible did it right and perfect! Truly a must have!
First of all, I was shocked at how this has virtually nothing to do with the movie, which I had seen before this. I enjoyed the movie but the book is a completely different animal. The way it's put together with the individual tales was just so compelling to me. I've seen several movies that are almost nothing like the book (I Am Legend for example) so I don't know why I am still surprised that the movie and book have so little in common but both can still be good.
The way the author presents the content combined with the performance of the readers was so refreshing in an audiobook!
I love listening to books after I have watched the movie. The story is always great and the differences...what was left out and what was added in...are fascinating to discover.
This is a well-narrated book that is completely different from the movie. Just about the only thing the two have in common is the title.
If you like zombies, and who doesn't, you cannot pass this one up!!!
This one is very well acted out by a huge cast of prominent actors. Very well done. Nothing like the movie. A must listen for sure!
I like Doctor Who.
Before you read any further, you should know two things. One: I have never seen the movie. Two: I hate zombie stories. So it's surprising that I not only picked up "World War Z," but that I absolutely loved it.
This story is told through a series of interviews conducted after the Zombie War. It was this format that I found so appealing. It gave human faces to the events in the book. This isn't a book about a guy saving the world. This is a book about people coping with the horror of a seemingly unstoppable pandemic and threat of annihilation. Even though you only get to spend a small amount of time with each character (there is no hero's journey here), they're all realistic and you care about what happens to them. Max Brooks was incredibly ambitious with this project and I was thoroughly impressed with his grasp of international history, culture, and politics.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention the cast in this review. The talent they got for this project is amazing and each reader gives an excellent performance. This is the most impeccably performed book I've ever purchased on Audible.
I see a lot of criticism from people who would have preferred not to know the outcome of the war as they began the story, and their complaints are valid. However, I found that the point of the book wasn't the survival of human beings. The point of the book was discovering how the world's cultures (histories, governments, economies, militaries, technologies) would help or hinder us against an enemy like the zombie plague. The exploration of this question is what makes this book so fascinating, so horrifying, and so satisfying.