It is a shame more stories aren't written as well and with the variety of voices that max brooks used. It's likewise a shame that so few readings use the caliber of voices as the author was able to. I loved the book and have been blown away by the performances on this rendition.
Fantastic cast. I could break away from it. the use of so many voices gave it all the best characteristics of a move while maintaining the mystery and detail of a book. very well done.
The way it was written like a documentary and the research behind it. Brooks really went all out to find the solutions mankind would have to zombies as well as mankind's reluctance to battle a fictional disease. I don't want to give it all away, but he writes it in a way that you can see it happening in real life.
The Phalanx guy. He's such an a-hole, but I love his reasoning to why he did what he did.
You really felt the emotion. One particular chapter that was much better was the regressed woman that spoke like a child. My jaw was on the floor when I first heard it. It's nothing like reading it.
When the general dies after almost killing his son and then having to nuke his own country. I love that it wasn't gratuitous with violence and that it was subtle. He just sits in his chair and dies; that's it.
If you buy this book thinking "it's like the movie" you are wrong. The book was created with hopes of being based on the book, but it ended being an original story. The zombies don't move the same way, the characters are different, the locations are different, the solutions are different, the entire story is 100% different.
THIS IS NOT THE MOVIE!
Gerry Lane does not exist!
This audiobook, both in quality and content, is one of the best I have ever listened to. The voice actors, all of whom are fantastic, imbue their characters with emotional depth and a humanity that is real and touching. Excellent.
I love listening to audio books and when I go on road trips with the family I try to find something entertaining. This one was a road trip with my husband and we really had fun with the various stories.
Made it fun to drive and come up with zombie scenarios.
Came home from trip and watched the movie, that was horribly stupid!