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Warm Bodies Audiobook

Warm Bodies: A Novel

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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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    Romney Houston, TX, United States 03-02-13
    Romney Houston, TX, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!!!!"
    What did you love best about Warm Bodies?

    The whole premise behind the story was different. Really enjoyed it. There were some way off tangents to some memories which got a little slow at times though.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Definitely "R"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many


    Who was the most memorable character of Warm Bodies and why?

    "R".....well and "M" of course


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator did a great job.

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    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 03-01-13
    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 03-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Better than the Movie"

    Charming story, however, like the Tinman in the Wizard of Oz, the main character assumes he has little brain capacity, yet is able to narrate the entire tale. Once you suspend disbelief of that, the story is very charming. I thought the "Bonies" were going to be something different explaining the affliction.

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    Jennifer K. Petersen Ohio 02-26-13 Member Since 2004

    AnitaMerrySookieRachelMercyKittyfan

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    "love this book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure. It's a great book and the narration is good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Warm Bodies?

    I love the prose and the depth of the story, but some of the most memorable moments happen in the airport with R and Julie.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    R playing "living" was fun.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Great experience, wish the narrator had a slightly less resonate voice. It made it hard to understand him sometimes.

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    Kevin Waterloo, IL, United States 02-25-13
    Kevin Waterloo, IL, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Left me wanting."
    If you could sum up Warm Bodies in three words, what would they be?

    In three words: Interesting, entertaining, unfinished.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    That would have to be the main characters best buddy. A bit raunchy, honest to a fault, and he has a determined loyalty. I like those attributes in people.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kevin Kenerly?

    Probably, but it depends on which kind of story it would be. Needs a bit of work on character development.


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

    Julie. If she's worth coming back from the dead for there has to be something there right?


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I thought it was a good story, I just wish there had been a bit more explanation as to how the world, and the main character got the way they were- two very important points that left it feeling a bit unfinished, at least to me.

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    Jules 02-15-13
    Jules 02-15-13
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    "Dark, Silly & Touching"

    I found this story to be surprisingly bittersweet and endearing. It is a truly unique take on the zombie novel in that it is written from the zombie's point of view.

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    Michelle Windermere, FL, United States 02-07-13
    Michelle Windermere, FL, United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Refreshing take on Zombie craze"
    What does Kevin Kenerly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    There were parts where Kevin was switching characters, but I didn't catch it due to the characters voice being too similar. Not many, but it did stand out to me. Otherwise, very well done.


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

    R for sure...I would love M to be there for comic relief as well.


    Any additional comments?

    Really enjoyed the book and finished it in less than three days. Very unique perspective and liked the thought of a cure. Would highly recommend for entertainment. Now off to see the movie.

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    Musetta Milwaukee, WI, United States 01-30-13
    Musetta Milwaukee, WI, United States 01-30-13
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    "Warm Bodies"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes if they like books like Twilight then I think the like it.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    how he was becoming human agin.


    Did Warm Bodies inspire you to do anything?

    yes to go and enjoy the world we have


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    dayna MONTPELIER, OHIO, United States 01-30-13
    dayna MONTPELIER, OHIO, United States 01-30-13
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    "Good enough story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a good, easy listen and has some entertaining parts. I didn't love it, but I don't feel like I wasted my time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way the author illustrated the mental and emotional struggle of R.


    Did Kevin Kenerly do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narrator did a decent job differentiating the characters, but he kind of whistles his 'S's and sometimes it gets pretty annoying. I'm not sure what makes someone who does that decide to narrate an audio book or who in their right mind hired him, but it was a little distracting and I had to stop listening a couple of times.


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    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 01-25-13
    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2012

    Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.

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    "A romantic Night of the Living Dead"
    Where does Warm Bodies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5, for sure. It was funny and entertaining.


    What about Kevin Kenerly’s performance did you like?

    He's a great narrator and played the parts very well.


    Any additional comments?

    I just saw a free pre-screening of the movie tonight and LOVED it! They pretty much stuck to the book. Def a must read book and must see movie!

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    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 01-24-13
    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2008

    I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.

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    "What a great story!"

    What an interesting take on Zombies. I am so glad I listened before the movie came out... my imagination about what the characters look like, really make the story come alive for me. I don't want to say too much, so just buy this book for the humor, unusual premise, good story line, and interesting characters.

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