And so my Watch begins...
This is by far the best audible book I have ever listened to. Excellent narration, all-star cast, and a great storyline. It's not about zombies, it about humanity, life, living through the worst of history. Great story and insight into the best (and worst) in all of us.
I went into this after having seen the movie already. I had heard that it was pretty different and didn't really know what to expect.
I was really impressed! The voice acting was amazing and really drew you into the story. Much better than the movie!!!!!!!
Prize-winning Poet, Composer and Lyricist.
Being a fan of dark, apocalyptic fiction, this book awed me. The realism captured in the way Max Brooks uses uninterrupted interviews after the fact lends outstandingly good form fora nearly all star cast. It is riveting and fascinating. Worth more than a single read. We're this in my home library it would be bound in leather. I would want my grandchild to read this in his mid teens.
The cast is incredible, the way each reader makes you feel for them, their pains, fears joys. I got misty eyed more than a few times-Commons part as a dog lover hit me hard. I've listened to this 3 times already and will do so again many times over. I think what I mostly came back with from this reading is the power of the Human Spirit on how even with fucking hell on earth some of us -I'm hoping most of us-wouldn't give up. A triumph!
For someone who doesn't like zombies, I sure have been reading a lot of zombie stuff lately. Huh... Honestly, I couldn't care less if it were zombies we were up against or some other creature. Zombies just seem so overdone to me. I guess it's pretty clear why the zombie factor isn't why I picked up World War Z. Honestly, I picked it up because of the format of it. The recounting of events by different people with different perspectives, backgrounds, and geographical locations.
I was not disappointed. And I was even rewarded with a believable-- VERY believable-- account of what a world war against the zombies could be like. This was a thorough, thought-provoking recounting of a fictional war that had me from the onset. It can be very easy to sink into this story and wonder if this really happened... somewhere else, just outside of your own little world.
It is one of my favorites
I very much enjoy the ending
Since most of the Narrators are professional screen actors this novel comes alive. Each character is detailed and unique.
There are parts that are happy and very sad.
I just wish the audio version had all of the stories and was completely unabridged. that is the only reason for 4 star rating in story. The whole story is a 5 star story but the audio version has pieces missing. Max Brooks is an amazing author and I feel that it is sad that his work is abridged.
The performance was wonderful. Not your ordinary zombie book. I felt like I had learned more about how our world works.