The accounts of many, many different characters presented as interviews made World War Z a perfect option for an audiobook. It is fantastic that so much effort was made to bring together all these fantastic actors to give different personalities to the characters.
Like many Audible users, I'm sure, I frequently enjoy audiobooks because I like to hear the story rather than just read it. I often feel like that's a more natural way to experience it. But few other books have made the transition to audio as flawlessly as this one. Other than a few instances when the interviewer notes something about the way the character is speaking, listening to this feels like real survivor accounts. I highly recommend it.
I did not want this book to end! The different stories are so well told and grab you from the word go. It's a human experience that transplants you to a different place and time and just won't let go. I wish the movie were about these stories. Such a great read/listen!
Read this book.
The plethora of voice actors and their skill at the various accents. It really felt like I was Max Brooks and was listening to the interview.
I'd say the Israeli Intelligence guy was my favorite.
Oh yes. I listened to it during a 5 hour drive and when I got to my destination I wanted to drive around more so I could listen more!
Ephraim Mallery, Modern Hedonist
I mainly listen to audiobooks driving around town. Listening to world war z, I wished for long drives and traffic standstill. I talked about it to people that don't even listen to books. Or care about zombies. Because they still needed to know how awesome this production was.
Don't hesitate. Get this now.
Perhaps the smartest fictional study of warfare in 21st-century literature. The use of the framework provided by a fictional oral history leads to many strong stories and insights. Probably our best zombie novel and one of our best works of science fiction.