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Warm Bodies Audiobook

Warm Bodies: A Novel

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.
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Audible Editor Reviews

"Narrator Kevin Kenerly helps, too, especially since a large part of the narrative takes place inside R’s head, detailing his thoughts and feelings in an articulate, lyrical way that he’s unable to express via his extremely limited zombie vocabulary. Kenerly’s somewhat hushed tones draw the listener in right away, when R has yet to meet Julie and is instead just one more anonymous member of the undead, shuffling around an abandoned airport and occasionally venturing into the nearest city to feast on the flesh of the living. R’s musings about the end of the world and what it means to be a zombie have a stark and beautiful immediacy, and Kenerly gives them all the power and reverence they deserve." (Josh Bell)

Publisher's Summary

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His choice to protect her will transform not only R but his fellow Dead and perhaps their whole lifeless world. Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies explores what happens when the cold heart of a zombie is tempted by the warmth of human love.

©2011 Isaac Marion (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“I never thought I could care so passionately for a zombie. This story stayed with me long after I was done reading it.” (Stephenie Meyer, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Twilight series)

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    -shanah- United States 12-22-12
    -shanah- United States 12-22-12 Member Since 2015

    I can't imagine life without earbuds playing an Audible book in my head.

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    "The 1st book I immediately re-read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Warm Bodies to be better than the print version?

    Yes. This is one I would say I liked more BECAUSE of the Narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. I loved the prose, the way R's thoughts were articulated through verse, the angsty refreshing vibrancy of Julie's character, the plot, and storyline, the humor (laugh out loud, chuckle, snort, giggle, etc.) and the relaxing narration by Kevin Kenerly. He nailed it.This book is hard to describe. It is complex for sure. Surprisingly.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I actually cried during the scene where John Lennon's lyrics "Nothing's going to change my world..." were playing in the background while both main characters had realized that EVERYTHING about their world had changed.


    If you could take any character from Warm Bodies out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Definitely Perry...I would ask if he would change anything knowing how everything turned out.


    Any additional comments?

    I REALLY got "into" this book. It is definitely not just some superficial teen zombie romance book. It is very emotional & a book lover's FEAST. More like a buffet. It has a little bit of everything. And of course, the humor, the youthful hope for a better world, the internal monologue of "R", and love "M"'s character too.MORE PLEASE, MR. Isaac Marion.

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    Derek Cottonwood, AZ, United States 03-05-12
    Derek Cottonwood, AZ, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "My favorite book of 2012"

    What Anne Rice did for vampires, I predict Isaac Marion will do for zombies. This book goes far beyond just zombie mayhem, but actually makes you take a deeper look at society and the end-of-the-world literature boom. I found myself hitting the 30-second repeat button on my iPod more times than I could count to re-listen to Marion's prose that border on the poetic mixed in with a smart, hopeful and nihilistic critique of current affairs of the world. This is one book I will probably listen to once year for the rest of my life (or until the world ends in zombie plague). I predict, if we survive to 2050, this book will emerge as a classic that have captured our 2012 ennui better than any novel written to date. Bravo Marion!

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    Nicole Brooklyn Park, MN, United States 08-07-11
    Nicole Brooklyn Park, MN, United States 08-07-11
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    A whole new look at zombies!! You can't help but fall for R and his desire to be alive.

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    Sandie Elk Grove, CA, United States 11-06-12
    Sandie Elk Grove, CA, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2012

    I'm married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Love to read books, and love to listen to audio books. Genre's UF/Sci-Fi/ dystopian/ fiction and mystery/thrillers

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    "OH MY GOODNESS!!!!"

    I loved this book :) One of my favorite reads so far, I loved R's mind and thinking process. A must read for all Zombie fans and non Zombie fans. Sooooo good. :) The narrator did a excellent job. I listened to it in 2 days, I couldn't put it down.

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    Michelle SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, United States 02-01-16
    Michelle SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, United States 02-01-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Nontraditional take on zombie apocalypse."

    When you have read as many zombie apocalypse books as I have,you start looking for something different in the genre. This is different for 3 reasons. First, you get to hear about the zombie apocalypse from the zombie's point of view. Second, it takes place after the apocalypse, not during it. Third, the zombies are capable of being rehabilitated, and there are people who are interested in doing that, rather than simply shooting them. I like this line of thinking much better. This is one of the best zombie books I have ever read.

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    C Reese 01-30-16
    C Reese 01-30-16
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    "Warm Bodies"

    Wow! I didn't think I would like this book so I put off buying it for a long time, then one day I felt like trying something different and I'm so glad I did. This book was excellent. Well written, great performance by the narrator, and a great story, although it's a little hard to swallow at first. It quickly becomes addicting. So dark, yet so light hearted at the same time. I'm very impressed, well worth a credit.

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    Sarah Pittman 01-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable"

    There was a small moment where I had to stop listening because there was a scene that goes against the hypothesis of memory recording.
    But after I got past that point it was enjoyable.

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    L. Lamb 01-21-16
    L. Lamb 01-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "New take on the Zombie horror stories."

    I had seen the movie before listening to the audio book. I found the movie enjoyable but was curious about the novel itself. There was definitely more meat to the story line. I highly recommend this audio book.

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    L. Martinez USA 01-21-16
    L. Martinez USA 01-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    Great narration and story. Couldn't stop listening. Overall I'm very happy I bought his book.

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    thischic 12-22-15
    thischic 12-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Narrator, Decent story but slow."
    What did you love best about Warm Bodies?

    Isaac Marion is a killer voice actor.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Less introspection?


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Kenerly – was your favorite?

    Whatever the black chic's name was and M.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing reviewers really should post is their love and hate list so you know who to listen to.

    Love:Author Robert Cormier, Author David Sedaris, Author Augusten Bourroughs,Laura Hillenbrand. Book The Gargoyle, The posionwood bible, memoirs of a geisha, the help, water for elephants, The five people you meet in heaven, Ghost boy, The great book of amber, UNBROKEN (all time fav), A midnight clear...you get the idea.

    Books I hate: A million Little pieces (or tiny or whatever). Here is my impression of that book, are you ready? This and that and this and this and he and she and and and and. Dear God the whole thing is one giant run-on sentence. 50 shades of sad horny housewife. The "author" could have been a 13 year old boy. Wicked. I bought this excited to read it, it is covered in dust after I couldn't force myself to read any more.I think I left off on the witch going down on the scarecrow or something.

    Audible Books I love: World war Z (Alan Alda is in it!) Girl at the end of the world (best audible book i've heard and I wish it was a series) The body of Christopher Creed (Even though the narrator doesn't get teenage colloquialisms) Ghost boy, Warm Bodies (GREAT narrator but almost boring plot. No buyer's remorse though)

    Audible Books I HATE: Following Christopher Creed. The narrator is horrible, just horrible. No segway from one character to another, all voiced the same without so much as a change in inflection. Can't follow along. The curious incident of the dead dog. Good narrator, horrible overkill of tangents designed to create empathy for the main character's disability.The entire plot, if written without the gaps of pages long tangents would be maybe 3 pages. Bad Games. Here is a QUOTE from this 5 star best seller "There was one undeniable truth (they) couldn't deny..." Need I say more? If that doesn't make you want to call the editor then ignore everything I have said, you and I have no business.

    Lastly, my guilty pleasures audible books: The cat who series by Lillian whatever whatever. The books are stupid, the author tried too hard to show versatility in her writing and ends up being transparent in her overuse of a thesaurus, the narrator does a good job with different voices but rushed dialogue and the cat worship makes me roll my eyes BUT these are like meatloaf with gravy or macaroni and cheese. You know they are bad but they are so comforting and cozy you don't care. These are great insomnia listens. I hope that helps

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