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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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    Eder DORAL, FLORIDA, United States 08-08-13
    Eder DORAL, FLORIDA, United States 08-08-13 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great guide for a Zombie apocalypse"

    In case that you love Zombies and want to be completely prepared, this is your guide. This is your best shot at survival. Great narration and works great with 1.5x narration speed.

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    Wesley ALBION, NY, United States 07-12-13
    Wesley ALBION, NY, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2013

    I began running last year and grew tired of listening to music. Audibles gives me a chance to hear the books I have always wanted to read.

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    "Its exactly what it says it is.... a guide."
    Would you try another book from Max Brooks and/or Marc Cashman?

    Yes. I would.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    My next listen is going to be '14' by Peter Clines.


    Did Marc Cashman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    N/A. The narrator only had to read this guide. There was no real story for him to tell.


    Could you see The Zombie Survival Guide being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No I couldn't. I could see someone in a movie or show pulling out the guide or referring to it as a joke.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an ok read, but overall very bland. If you are looking to hear an actual storyline, this is not for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kenya 05-29-13
    Kenya 05-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Just too funny"

    If you think you need the book for the one or two visuals don't bother. The visuals were very 'bla' so don't let that slow you down when deciding to getting this book. A great little listen and worth a credit you don't know what to do with.

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    Matthew Signal Hill, CA, United States 03-01-13
    Matthew Signal Hill, CA, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2012

    I love audio books! I love listening to stories and feeling myself float away to be apart of the adventure.

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    "Very entertaining...for when the DEAD walk again!"
    If you could sum up The Zombie Survival Guide in three words, what would they be?

    It would be "are you serious?" I love a good zombie game, movie or story; but, I can't tell if this guy is serious.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is not applicable, but I was imagining one while listening. I don't know if that counts.


    Have you listened to any of Marc Cashman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't, this book is just stating information, so I don't know if I was able to experience his full potential. He was a very good reader.


    If you could rename The Zombie Survival Guide, what would you call it?

    "Zombie-Proofing for Dummies"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey A Murray Ohio, USA 02-26-13
    Stacey A Murray Ohio, USA 02-26-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Not meant for Audio"
    What disappointed you about The Zombie Survival Guide?

    I had meant to pick this one up for a while now, but when I eventually got the audio version, I couldn't even finish it. Its dry and slow. I have to say that the print version is much better given that is is full of pictures and diagrams to explain whats going on. Audio versions is missing half the fun of the read. Really best delivered in a visual format.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Max Brooks again?

    Absolutely!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Marc Cashman’s performances?

    Sure would, it was not so much the narrators performance that got me turned off to the audio version of this book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Melroy 01-23-13

    SVA -- 2010*

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    "Fun. Entertaining... but gets kinda repetitive."
    What did you like best about The Zombie Survival Guide? What did you like least?

    + Very intriguing for the first half or so. Lots of good "advice" and info on the inevitable zombie threat.

    - Joke kinda gets old half way or so through...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Zombie Survival Guide?

    I didn't know that zombies walked normally under water as if it were not much of a problem...


    What three words best describe Marc Cashman’s performance?

    Scientific. Nerdy. Textbook.


    Did The Zombie Survival Guide inspire you to do anything?

    Prepare....


    Any additional comments?

    Fun for the first half, gets stale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael New Orleans, LA 10-09-12
    Michael New Orleans, LA 10-09-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Interesting, But Not A Good Listen."

    This is an INSTRUCTION manual. It's a weird listen. I just can't give a manual, especially a fictitious one, a good review.

    If you are a zombie genre lover, you may like this. But again, it's a MANUAL.

    Get the book, not the audiobook.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lory Fort Worth, TX 10-01-12
    Lory Fort Worth, TX 10-01-12 Member Since 2010

    Every day I'm listenin every day I'm listenin

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    "Best book I've ever read!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Zombie Survival Guide the most enjoyable?

    All of the voice actors are amazing!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Zombie Survival Guide?

    The part where the movie stars are being guarded was pretty funny, and when the people had to eat each other in the north.... ALL of the moments are memorable!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I have a few times!


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to this book so many time that I can mouth the words as they are saying them, but the thing that gets me is that this book gets better every time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Chester, NH, United States 06-22-12
    Tony Chester, NH, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2008
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    "It is what it says."
    What did you love best about The Zombie Survival Guide?

    This is a must have survival guide. It's main premise is based on the zombie apocalypse, but can be adapted to almost any situation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It increases your awareness to the overall world around you. You cannot just live for that day, but must think ahead. When others think of an apocalypse, they think of the day after, not the months or years after.


    Which character – as performed by Marc Cashman – was your favorite?

    It is not the narrator's fault about his performance, just it is hard to narrate a survival guide.


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    Nichole 06-15-12
    Nichole 06-15-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Zombie Survival Guide to be better than the print version?

    I would


    What does Marc Cashman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved his matter of fact tone


    Any additional comments?

    Huge fan of zombies and this book is easily one of my favorites. I have listened to this book several times. It never gets old. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys zombie literature ;)

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