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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead | [Max Brooks]

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.
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Publisher's Summary

The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.

Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack:
1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don't need reloading.
5. Ideal protection: tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.

Don't be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset: life. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead. It is an audiobook that can save your life.

©2003 Max Brooks; (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"One would expect the son of Mel Brooks to have a genetic predisposition to humor, and indeed, he does, and he exhibits it relentlessly here." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Bev Alton, IL, USA 09-26-07
    Bev Alton, IL, USA 09-26-07 Member Since 2010
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    "I am now Zombie Proof"

    Written much like a survival guide, this book gives instruction for eveything from a Zombie attack to Zombie's underwater, the best way to stop a Zombie, and how to avoid Zombie's altogether. I listened to this book on a very drive at night, I found myself really listening as if a Zombie were going to try to attack me at a rest stop! Never losing its seriousness, this book is an odd one. I liked it and still think of Zombie's showing up on the beach.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    David Los Angeles, CA, United States 05-06-09
    David Los Angeles, CA, United States 05-06-09
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    "Amusing, but still terrifying"


    This is a pretty good book to listen to you if you want some fictional info-tainment on zombies. The content is humorous, but it still inspires a feeling of panic and terror if such a thing were to actually happen. The first hour was lackluster, when it's describing the origins and physiology of zombies. However, it suprisingly gains momentum when it gets to the section on weapons, defense, terrain, etc... Though it's meant to be purely fictional, the ideas presented can still be used in other massive-disaster scenarios. The information is still useful even though it's centered around a zombie outbreak.

    I'd definately recommend this if you enjoyed World War Z. In addition, a good half of the book is similar to World War Z, as it tells the stories of survivors, but not as gripping and with as much detail as said book. It's done in a historical-drama, following zombie outbreaks from the 50,000 BC, ancient Rome, imperial China, all the way to the present, and how people in those time era and places thought of the zombies and how they fought them.

    It's ripe with intelligent, though fictional, tips and strategies. Not anyone could have just written this book. I really enjoyed it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Bai 05-03-08
    Bill Bai 05-03-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Interesting topic, but not a good audiobook."

    I'm a big fan of anything zombie/zombie survival, so I really enjoyed the content of the book, but the whole 'guide' genre doesn't really lend itself to audiobook format.

    Skip this one and get World War Z by Max Brooks instead.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    M. Lyczak KC, MO United States 01-09-10
    M. Lyczak KC, MO United States 01-09-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Maybe a bit long"

    This was my first pick from Audible, and I did enjoy it. I am a zombie fan, but over eight hours of audio on this topic in this manner is a little much. That could be because the narrator sounds like he is just reading a manual, not much inflection in his voice, causing me to drift at times. While getting lost in this book, I did start to feel that I may actually be in a zombie attack. Jam packed of entertaining info on a zombie invasion. A good one time listen, and it will be a great tool to help me get to sleep ensuring interesting dreams.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    charles korn 12-22-09 Member Since 2012
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    "The Zombie survival Guide"

    Great book for a list person. Well thought out. Fairly accurate facts. Fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley puyallup, WA, USA 01-11-09
    Ashley puyallup, WA, USA 01-11-09
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    "Great book but"

    the narrator was not that great. He wasn't terrible but there wasn't much life or variation in his voice and it seemed to be slightly off in pitch. Granted this is what it says it is a manual, sure its about surviving a hypothetical and wholly fictional zombie apocalypse but the narrator is still quite dry. Nonetheless if you're a zombie fan its right up your ally and I highly recommend it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    A. E. Tucker 03-19-08
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    "Fun, Fun, Fun"

    Loads of fun; I'm sure the skills I learned listening to this book will server me well, when the inevitable Zombie war comes about

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    R. Porter Superior, CO United States 06-19-15
    R. Porter Superior, CO United States 06-19-15
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    "Like listening to a catalog"

    I should have done a little more research into this before I purchased it as an audio book.

    Don't waste you time.

    I expected something humorous like the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy where the "Guide" is incorporated into a story or narrative. It isn't.

    The poor narrator does a valiant job at reading lists and dry text. But this is in no way entertaining our even interesting in audio form.

    Perhaps in print form the book is more engaging. But in audio form it's as interesting as listening to someone read washing instructions.

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    David Carl Burhenn 06-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I own the flashcard version and its just as cool!"

    LOVED IT AND CANT WAIT FOR IT TO HAPPEN!!! IVE ALREADY GOT MY LIST ON WHOS 1ST TO GO!!! LOL!!!

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    "mix of fact and fiction"

    easy to get into with a mix of truths and stories, most weapon descriptions are fairly accurate as is the siege survival and stationary survival. on the run is plausible while the sea survival is iffy . overall a good listen, needs better tactics but very good nonetheless

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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