As it is billed as an oral history, this book was a fantastic audiobook! The boom is set up as vignettes and the format works perfectly. The voice actors are phenomenal and it makes you feel like you are with them in the room.
I read this book years ago but I'm so glad I revisited it as an audiobook!
The cast does and amazing job and the book structure really makes it easy to pick up and poot down (I listen over a 30 minute commute which is about perfect for most chapters in the book). The series really focuses on the human element and response to such a surprising situation as a zombie apocalypse. It also really focuses on the logistics of how a war with the undead would play out. The only nitpick that I have is the ending left me feeling a little wanting. Not a bad ending, just not one that I felt gave much finality.
This was my first purchase on Audible and it was AMAZING. I had read it before but hearing it read aloud with the whole cast was terrifying and I couldn't stop listening. My only wish was that there was a cast list breakdown by chapter. I ended up looking it up online to see who read what.
Having a full cast for the book was fantastic! Because the books was done in an interview style, the different voices really made it. Surprisingly, there were quite a few big names among the cast as well.
I enjoyed the boom when I read it, and I may have ever enjoyed it even more listening to it this way.
Interesting take on a zombie apocalypse. Spooky, engaging, and filled with excellent audio performances. Nathan Fillion as a haunted Canadian soldier was particularly noteworthy. Throughout, I heard so many familiar voices that I finally looked up a cast list so I would stop trying to figure out who that was and just listen to the story. Some of the vignettes haunted me for weeks after I listened to them, (puppy store, space station, San Diego invasion) and the overall story keeps you listening. One warning though: I wouldn't recommend listening to it while walking your dog through fog-shrouded streets at one a.m. Just a bad idea, really. Listen during daylight hours when it's a little harder to imagine this reality coming to pass....
The voice acting is phenomenal but snippets of the full story are missing sadly. Nothing too critical but a few clarifying passages and a few stories people who read the full book might miss.