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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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    Stephanie 07-28-11
    Stephanie 07-28-11
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    "This is a real snoozer, even if you like zombies."

    World War Z was so good that I went ahead and bought this even though the reviews were iffy. I can't even finish it because it is so boring. It is like listening to someone read a dictionary. Maybe this is interesting reading in book form, but it is a stinker of an audiobook.

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    Evil_Asch 04-27-11
    Evil_Asch 04-27-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Solid"

    Nothing to write home about the narrator does a decent job but seeing as this is quite literally a survival guide there isn't much to work with or to challenge the narrator. An entertaining and surprisingly in depth survey of how to survive before during and after a zombie apocalypse, if you're a horror fan there's a lot to like here but be aware that it's somewhat dry material.

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    Lindsay 01-28-11
    Lindsay 01-28-11
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    "Refuge for People Tired of Teenage Vampires"

    There need to be many, many more books like this one. I am so happy that the Zombie genre has belatedly started gaining on the teen vampire genre. My wife watched Buffy, reads Twilight and enjoys True Blood. Vampires are complicated, emotional and there is all that sex and teenaged angst mixed in.

    Zombies are simple; they like brains. They want to eat yours. There is no Edward, no Sookie no Angel, just brains. If you like apocalyptic fiction, this is a great use of an Audible Credit.

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    rick 11-12-10
    rick 11-12-10 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    Very well though out and put together in a fun way. Got a little dry at times, but if you are a zombie story fan, it is a must.

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    William 08-03-10
    William 08-03-10 Member Since 2012

    On level 5 of Robot Hell

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    "A Decent Audio book"

    I love Max Brook and his work. That being said, the Zombie Guide while good just doesn't lend itself to audiobook form in my opinion. The material is stellar, the narration excellent but it just doesn't feel right. Buy World War Z, its one of the best audiobooks on Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hunter 07-26-10
    Hunter 07-26-10
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    "Zombie Fans should get this"

    max brooks is one of the best zombie explanitors (I think I just made up a word) That I have ever read from. He really goes in depth on this; although his impression of zombies are not the resident evil type monsters under bed looking zombies, nor are they the I am legend type. It brings me back to the dawn of the dead seres from the 70's; the slow moving zombies puts fear into anyone, and forces you to come up with a new strategy to survive.

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    Denis G. Dimick 03-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Sometimes printed books should just stay printed."

    I'd read a bit of this book in paperback. Some Audio books should stay paperback, this is one of them. It's like listening to someone read a chemistry book to you.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jonas 10-07-13
    Jonas 10-07-13

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    "It's no WWZ"
    Any additional comments?

    If I had read this prior to World War Z I would never have read WWZ. Sorry Marc Cashman, but in this one, you come off as barely more alive than the "zombies".

    Max Brooks... Dude what were you really going for here? As entertainment, this is abject failure. As informative guide disguised as zombie lit it's... not good. It would almost be better if it was all crap. Some of the tips are good, well thought out, probably well researched (e.g. .22LR is an excellent survival weapon - regardless of zombies). However other things were outright dangerous (even if zombies as described were real and the only threat) or contradictory (e.g. "Urban apartments are good places to survive" then later "Avoid urban areas". ) (More: "Zombies can't climb", "Zombies may climb your anchor chain/rope")

    I was very disappointed. WWZ=good, ZSG=not good.

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    Arttist Mouthapong 05-04-12
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    "A perfect Detailed account of how to prepare"
    If you could sum up The Zombie Survival Guide in three words, what would they be?

    observe, Adapt, Survive


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

    The collection of stories of first hand accounts toward the end of the book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chapter the list supplies and weapons in detail that should be stock piled


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    Charles 01-16-12
    Charles 01-16-12
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    "zombies Rule"
    What did you love best about The Zombie Survival Guide?

    I think this book is very good it give you alot of good info on zombies


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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