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.
“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)
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.
I liked the way the author illustrated the mental and emotional struggle of R.
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.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
Top 5, for sure. It was funny and entertaining.
He's a great narrator and played the parts very well.
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!
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
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.
I love the point of view the story is well done
all of it
Who says zombie can't think?
i hope the movies is as good
Warm bodies is a wonderful book to listen to and the performance is great. Engaging the entire time.
I am a big zombie enthusiast/survivalist and this is the first hopeful story I have read about the zombie apocalypse. It clearly identifies the inner struggle that many zombies face but also shows that even their greatest trials can be overcome with the right weapon...in this case a brain that infects the main character R with love and questions.
He helps evoke the emotions felt by R and the tone of this book
With love comes life. Even for the undead.
This book was really fun and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.
I found it hard to follow. I am thinking there wasn't enough pause time to indicate changes of thoughts.
No, I wouldn't. It wasn't that great.
I have not listened to Kevin Kenerly before. I would definitely listen to him again. Very good.
I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.
I'm not a zombie book reader. Many of my friends are and several mocked this book without even reading it. I on the other hand vehemently defended this novel as great fun. Because not all of us have read World War Z or... whatever the other titles of zombie books are, and this book is great for just that reason.
I'll admit I got the book because I saw the trailer for the upcoming movie and was amused. Seems different. Seems funny. And it is. I like this book. The main character has these wonderfully literate thoughts yet can't seem to speak more than a few syllables. We never know why he starts healing other than (and if you have seen the trailers this isn't a spoiler) he falls for a girl because he eats the girl's boyfriend's brains. Why this hasn't happened sooner, who knows, but I enjoyed the ride.
The narrator did a great job. I got the feeling he was a little too old for the part but it didn't bother me too much. All in all it was a wonderful trip into a future where the undead are not appearing, they're disappearing.
Ever wonder what it's like to be a zombie? Isaac Marion did, and did a great job getting into the zombie mind. At first it's a bit like you would imagine it might be for someone who's had a stroke and still has an actively functioning mind but can't express herself. I greatly appreciated the fresh take on an extremely overexposed genre. The idea is well executed at the start and really draws you in. But .... sadly the story deteriorates about halfway through into a sappy moralistic love/rebel/save the world mess. What would have made a clever and thought provoking short story or novella deteriorates into a kind of zombie version of "Twilight".(Sorry Twilight fans - but this book isn't billed as YA fiction). The narrator executes well especially at the start where he conveys the confusion and frustration of a being who is so much more than he appears on the outside. Mr. Kenerly soldiers on through to the end but he begins to sound as though his heart isn't in this any more. If you're in the mood for zombies, listen to a classic like "I Am Legend" instead.
I'm a long-time book lover who just recently discovered the audio book on her Ipad and it was love at first listen.
Yes, I enjoyed the narration immensely and the writing was descriptive and you felt like you were right there with the characters. I loved the character development seen throughout the novel.
I have never read a Zombie book with a romantic twist, other than lovers being devoured by zombies. This story was truly original. At first I was skeptical about a human and a zombie in any sort of relationship except predator vs. prey normally seen in apocalyptic novels. I loved the book but the only suggestion for improvement would be include more romance/passion between the main characters. Maybe I'm biased as I just finished the 50 shades trilogy. LOL
R and Perry were my favorites!
I can't wait for the movie Feb. 2013!
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