I enjoyed this novel, the way it was developed from perspectives throughout the emergence and the ultimate defeat of the zombie hordes. The different people, their jobs, impact and observations, added a quality to the story, rather than one individual stitched all the way through (other than the recorder/narrator who did not really inject himself much into the telling as it unfolded). A tricky thing to pull off.
Some of the narrators were superb, others, not so much. Most were at least B+ or better with a few C- performances.
I love a great story.
I LOVE this book! War is hell? HA! War World Z is kick-the-head FUN! The narration was stellar. This is the best audible book I have ever listened to and I can't recommend it enough.
This is a fantastic re-issue of the original, abridged, full cast edition. If you've previously purchased that edition (predominantly orange cover) skip this and go for the World War Z: The Lost Files: A Companion to the Abridged Edition.
This was re-released as a package with the previously removed sections around the time the controversial film 'adaptation' was released but don't let that stop you. The only similarities between the film and the book are a few bits of dialogue, character names, and one location. (personally I enjoyed the movie as a standalone story, though the ending was problematic).
This is a rich and detailed retelling of the Zombie War as testified to by survivors and a fascinating, deliberately enigmatic, interviewer. It covers cultural, logistical, political and more aspects of such an event. This is not a thoughtless cash grab or action packed military spectacle, it is presented as a thoughtful analysis of a series of tragedies and triumphs.
I love this book. Love, love, love it, and I've always wanted to hear it read aloud, ever since that disappointing movie. This audiobook was excellent, though there were a few notable disappointments, particularly in Sharon's interview. I wish they'd replicated her sound effects, as well as those of other characters, such as Wainio's tapping. Her moan was also a bit disappoint, seeing as how it was hyped up as terrifyingly realistic. I don't know, maybe zombies just sound kinda dumb. There were some great high points, though. I ADORED the voices of the Whacko and Wainio, as well as Joe and Dr. Jingshu. Other than the lack of sound effects and poor moan, Sharon was excellent as well, and everyone did a great job of capturing the character and how they felt. I'd give this a 4.5 in performance if I could, probably a five if I didn't feel the need to point out my one major qualm