I've decided to listen to books I've enjoyed reading in the past and this was the first I purchased with that idea in mind.
I enjoyed the cast reading so much! It was like listening to a radio show! What struck me about this book was how much thought Max Brooks gave to a zombie apocalypse. He covered so many angles of what such a thing would look like. It's relatively tame as far as gore goes but it's big on scope.
One thing that I didn't quite enjoy so much with the story was the constant reference to Americans being individualists. I felt like I was getting hit over the head with it and I don't understand why it had to be repeated so often. That is my one minor quibble.
I have read the book twice but I think this audio recording is better. The different voice got u more into the story. The people who voiced the different people conveyed such emotion. Awesome
THIS long story got me through some tough times by keeping me entertained. Very imaginative. I love that the characters from different backgrounds often had dynamic personalities, jobs and histories. the author didn't create charicatures or stereotypical versions of people all over the world. Each person felt unique and interesting. I was engaged. the mix of unfamiliar and familiar voices was fun too.
Really well written book about a supposed zombie war. Books describes event from the perspective of a man interviewing other people throughout the events of the wars after it's end. Detailed enough to make it seem plausible and well thought but not so much as though bore you with unnecessary jargon. Voicing is well done with every character coming to life as though they are real. Overall must buy if you are into the genre.
The ensemble cast of celebrities delivers in every way. The detail in which the world collapsed under the weight of the Zombie apocalypse is amazing.
World War Z is almost a misnomer for such a brilliantly conceived and executed book. The Zombie Plague is only a backdrop for some wonderfully well written characterizations of Human Experience under a blanket of shared duress and fear. I would recommend it to schools for purposes of studying the impact of crisis on people and bringing up discussions about ethics, heroism, and nationalism versus globalism. The acting is superlative. One of my favorite books of all time.
Have already read this book twice, and listening to it with a star studded cast was a lot of fun. Presented the short stories in a different tone.