the abridged version was the first audio book I ever listened to and it started an obsession. I always go back and listen again this book. story tellers paint their war like your watching it all going on in your head. I highly recommend this book and have recommended it to a lot of people, none were disappointed!
Started Audible to listen while I did work in my 5.5 acre yard. Now, I listen all the time. My TV is now only on when company is at my home.
The full cast reading is incredible. You'll recognize at least have the voices, if not: you're too young. The story isn't Shakespeare, but its also not the World War Z movie, either. Great fun. I re-listen to, often, when I want a nice fun ride without a lot of mental investment.
I loved the unique written form of "history from recent memory" style where it plays out as a historical(fiction) of events that unfolded, from origin of the Zed Head catastrophe, when it was noticed by major governing powers and their failure to act preemptively, Stories of events that happened around the world, how each culture banded to fight the skurge. to then help the listener find closure as the world begins a new, new found patriotism and sense of belonging. the book was definitely a stand out due to the full cast and range of personalities completely made me feel like i was watching a dramatic history channel documentary in my head!
due to the nature that this book is, i still haven't found a comparative style or book that would be comfortable recommend, this book stands out from the rest.
the fact that it wasnt just one Narrator, it was several, i really enjoyed listening to the author play his part, and how the supporting cast took to their part!
well, they already did! but i would recommend the listener go into the movie expecting the Universe that this book is based on, and to not expect events to unfold like they did in the book.
I really like this book. it's novel approach to a zombie apocalypse really pulled me in.. The only problem I have is with the vulgarity of language that Brooks uses on occasion. But if you can stand a couple of f bombs then you really should listen to this. The performance is great and the language is the only thing that keeps me from giving this a five star rating.
I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but I can understand the popularity based on the subject material.
This story is very well written. It addresses some very interesting (and concerning) aspects of our current society, including lack of self-reliance. To my knowledge, the author did an excellent job of researching his subject material.
The performances by each of the different characters were top notch.
I highly recommend this Audible.
This has become one of my go to audiobooks. All of the voice actors and actresses do a wonderful job. I didn't find the book scary or frightening in anyway and I don't mean that as a negative. Some stuff was creepy to be sure and it felt like listening a history of real events not like what you think a horror story should be. I would recommend this book to anyone.
what a crappy book. it really makes me wonder how books become best sellers. maybe there should be a new ranking that counts for copies sold and quality of content. the boom is initially interesting but then just becomes so repetitive with the same accounts of zombies with just different countries and new characters. it gets boring fast as you wait for a climax and some sort of real storyline. you will wait till you die because it doesn't exist. this book, like the zombies in it has no pulse.
Although I enjoy action, this work primarily concerns individual responses to action. I enjoyed each character's personal journey.
Kondo Tatsumi: He is a Hikikomori who's forced into life by the crises.
Each character is separately narrated. This adds to the life of the story.
Thoughtful and entertaining.