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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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    Matthew Signal Hill, CA, United States 03-01-13
    Matthew Signal Hill, CA, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2013

    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"


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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


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    David Melroy 01-23-13 Member Since 2015

    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 2014
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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 2012

    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 06-22-12
    Tony 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 2013
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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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    Dawn Carty 06-05-12
    Dawn Carty 06-05-12
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    "The book takes itself a little too seriously"
    Would you listen to The Zombie Survival Guide again? Why?

    It would be interesting to listen to again to see what I missed the first time. There was a lot of information that was given and it does tend to get a little bogged down in the details


    What did you like best about this story?

    There was a story?


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Marc Cashman?

    No


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

    No


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    bobby hamilton, ON, Canada 05-30-12
    bobby hamilton, ON, Canada 05-30-12
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    "Very Very dissapointed"

    Was expecting a humorous guide to zombie apocalypses, but what I got was a mixture of conspiracy book (zombies are all around us) and a thing done with a mouth between a guys legs to the American military. He also contradicts himself repeatedly with things like zombies will pile over fences but not over a broken staircase. Also gives terrible advise, no one should actually prepare like it says in this book because if you have that much weaponry in your apartment that you rent because this book tells you apartments are better then houses, nothing good will come of it. Also only applicable to Americans living in big cities.

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    Michale Baltimore, MD, United States 03-31-12
    Michale Baltimore, MD, United States 03-31-12 Member Since 2012

    Looking for complex, believable characters, an engaging storyline, and good narration! Fan of sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, and horror.

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    "Interesting but not Captivating...."

    This book does read like a non-fiction survival guide with lists of information that sometimes droned on for me. It tended to be a little dry. I enjoyed it, but zoned out for portions of the book. Parts that I found the most interesting involved descriptions of the safest buildings to hole up in during a zombie siege. I do find myself looking at buildings and comparing their safety value now. I also liked the descriptions of "real" zombie attacks throughout history. I am glad I listened and I know that every time I watch a zombie movie now, I will be thinking things like, "That chainsaw is not a very practical weapon, considering its weight...."

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