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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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    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 2016
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    "Love it"

    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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    Elizabeth Marie Wake 12-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love 💙💙💙"

    This book is amazing! Much better than the movie! I Gotta watch the movie again.

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    Wesley Saunders 12-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A joy."

    An absolute joy to read. I was at first captured by the performance of the reader and the quality of the writing. Though I am not anyone notable, I am not easily won. This reads as so many classics I have delved.

    The zombie story is just a fake storefront for an absolutely wonderful book I will now buy and read while listening to my own voice reading it.

    (Hope I didn't over do it),
    Wes

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    Christina L Keith 12-03-15
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    "Narrator put me to sleep."

    Good story with a new take on the zombie genre. The narrator was very mono tone and put me to sleep twice. Had to stick with it just to finish. I did enjoy the book but even the few action scenes were meh cause of the flat tone of the reader.

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    R. Dickson Atlanta 05-04-15
    R. Dickson Atlanta 05-04-15 Member Since 2014

    the man with a plan

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    "Good book great Movie"

    The book dragged in spots. Overall it was very enjoyable. I would recommend this book to people that like zombie stories.

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    Amazon Customer United States 03-23-15
    Amazon Customer United States 03-23-15 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "cute"

    thought this was a cute sporty of Romeo and Juliette. I like a zombie story coming from the zombies view.

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    Amazon Customer Memphis, TN, US 02-23-15
    Amazon Customer Memphis, TN, US 02-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Wordy Zombie"

    It was as I expected, save the zombie R was very verbose and repetitive. Other than that a fairly common zombie storyline, at least in these days of 'sympathetic' zombies.

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    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 01-02-15
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 01-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Surprisingly enjoyable after having seen the movie"

    I enjoyed the movie (very cute, heartwarming), so I did not expect to enjoy the book (the surprise element being gone). I was wrong. Even though the two are nearly identical, the novel was still a fun listen. The narrator is excellent. The story is still endearing the second time around.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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