Excellent story and great performance. I want more. I think there is a zed head living in the dashboard of my car. I wish the movie was more like the book. This is kind of ridiculous to make me write twenty words. When will this be over. Please let me hit the submit button.
fine young upstanding Gent
A full cast bring this fantastic book to life. If you've seen the silly movie, I need to tell you the book is very different and extremely well done!
This is a fantastic story, great cast and I couldn't stop listening. I was hoping to make it last 5 days. Ended up only lasting 1.5.
Will listen again in a few months for sure.
Audible Editor. Book lover. Would-be writer and musician. Fun uncle.
While last year's film adaption of World War Z had a few thrilling moments, it was still a pale, hollywoodized interpretation compared to Max Brooks' original vision of a world brought to the brink of total collapse. Inspired as much by the work of Studs Terkel as the zombie flicks of George A. Romero, the fact that the book is, as the subtitle notes, "An Oral History" cannot be emphasized enough. And it is this format, personal accounts as told to an interviewer, which makes World War Z a perfect story to tell in audiobook form. With military destruction and social upheaval occurring at a global level, a full cast (including Alan Alda, John Turturro, Simon Pegg and Martin Scorsese) allows listeners to hear the voices affected by the zombie apocalypse; to sit with their stories and reflect on the fragility of our own political and societal institutions.
Particularly the Asian and Russian voice were read by actors of this ethnicity but combined with the writing made it a wincing stereotype. Still a great read it I would recommend it.
The Kid in the Hat
I've read WWZ multiple times. This audiobook made it fresh and new all over again, in no small part due to what should be considered the platinum standard for audiobook casts.
Definitely - it's an engrossing listen and does a terrific job of giving a very real human account of something ultimately unreal but with dark parallels (undertones?) to humanity's experiences.
I wasn't expecting the documentary/commentary approach to work but reading what other people thought, and how much they enjoyed the book, made me want to try this out. It was my first "real" audiobook (aside from serialized podcasts) and I loved it.
Multiple voices and more humanity.
Most of the narrators did a good job, some were excellent. But the French/French Canadian accent of one character was absolutely horrible and actually threw me out of the story. How hard would it have been to get a competent French accent - it's not as if it's a dead language!
Who can sit for that long?
First audiobook - definitely not my last!
Amazingly interesting story. Written like it really happened. Engrossing and super detailed. And the performance of the cast I superb. Hands down best audio book experience I've had. Love it.