Putting books on the back burner.
After listening to "World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition)", the film missed the boat entirely. The audiobook is so much better than the movie and I liked the movie when I first watched it. I've been talking to my friends about World War Z and we all came to an agreement there should be a miniseries, like Band of Brothers on HBO. Each episode would tell us the pandemic throughout the world, as the interviews goes on. In the meantime, this audiobook is almost perfect. It's a little eerie listening to the zombie pandemic because we are not sure what is going on with the outbreak of Ebola Sorry for the bad analogy.
This book is narrated better than any other book I have heard. The various narrators make the story line very believable and draw you in.
Working Joe with a penchant for good stories.
Highly recommended! The different approach to the narrative is what really sets it apart from other zombie stories. It's funny, heartbreaking and terrifying all in one.
Can't recall any at the moment.
It makes it very personal from the accounts and suspends disbelief.
I was so excited to see this! I have owned the abridged version for years and it is remarkable but being a compleatest I felt it was necessary to get this version as well. I mulled over just getting The Lost Files but I thought it would be better to have this version as it had everything in sequential order. It was worth every penny to hear this tale the way it should have been done from the beginning.
There are so many moments that are memorable, this cast was amazing and the performances were excellent.
Hearing each episode in the "voice" of the character makes this compelling and hard to stop listening to. Missing sleep to finish this, my rational mind says...it will still be where I left it when I get up. However, its just too good to stop listening.
Well, it actually took me several sittings due to the length but I missed quite a bit of sleep to get it listened to as soon as possible.
Many thanks to Mr. Brooks and all the cast and crew for making available this remarkable production.
The story is so complete. Max Brooks thought of everything, from every angle, and does a brilliant job bringing the story to life through the various (well defined) characters.
I'm sure everyone says Todd Wainio, and I might have to agree, if only because his recurrence allows for a very complete divulgence of the American campaign. We get to know him as a character, and through him get a really good idea of the wartime American experience. I am also quite partial to Christina Eliopolis' story, as well as Henry Rollins' version of T.Sean Cullins and admiral Xu Zhicai.
It's the author. There's a fantastic element of authenticity in that.
It made me think. And then listen again. That, I think, is invaluable.
There were a few casting decisions I think could have been stronger. All the voice actors do great, but too often you can tell when an accent is being faked.
All of the different voice actors! I loved the variety of readers. All were amazing.
Every chapter was a new story. And the majority of the chapters were a new thrill.
So much. I can't put it into words as I'm not a writer, but a reader, but I felt as if I were sitting in on the individual interviews.
A few. The woman who parachuted out of her crashing plane . . . the doctor and the transplant patient . . . the chapter about the dogs . . . so many excellent stories that kept me listening! They hit all over the planet so that just about everyone can relate to one of the situations and instill just enough fear of familiarity.
The book is 100x better than the movie. Your own imagination can terrify you much more than what Hollywood wants you to see.
Thaddeus--"While I breathe, I hope
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and voice acting, but the playback was riddled with pockets of no audio(like a damaged CD).
My husband and I listened to this book on a long drive before we saw the movie. We might have spent a little extra time driving just to listen a little bit more. The story is intriguing. It is really nice how it is broken up into smaller "accounts". It is AMAZING that each of these accounts is read by another narrator. We hadn't looked at the list of narrators when we purchased it. We just wanted to listen to World War Z. We got so much more! We're listening in the car, and we're going... "Is that Mark Hamill? Is that..." It was really cool. And then when we went to see the movie, I think it was just BETTER after the book. It really is a great tie-in.
If you have seen the movie, read the original book, or none of the above, you are still going to enjoy this book. I've already recommended it to my friends. Now I'm recommending it to you. Enjoy!
I listened to the abridged version previously released and really enjoyed it, so I was excited to find this longer version available.
There were so many of them: the Chinese Doctor and his patient zero, the Canadian solder and his experience in a cave, the Israeli spy and his discovery, I could go on...
This audio book has a large cast of narrators-brilliant idea!
I did well up a couple of times, the story is so plausible.
I admit I love zombies, what can I say? This book is among the best I have read. Max Brooks had to do extensive research here and it shows. It is so realistic. I found myself wanting to go to the sporting goods store to begin stocking up-just in case. In addition, some of the stories are truly moving. I really felt for these people and wanted to know more. What better accolade can you give a novel?
It's to bad the Movie used this books title because it is not the book and the book is leaps and bounds better.
Let alone the story being engaging the full cast of characters preformed by different individual brings this book not just to life but in your lap.