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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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    Sara Napa, CA, United States 05-21-12
    Sara Napa, CA, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting...but not all that grabbing"
    Any additional comments?

    It's a very interesting concept and the writing is good. However, it's really though to suspend the disbelief. He has all of these thoughts and feelings like that of a very intelligent and introspective human; but he can't read or speak? I just never really was sold on the whole concept so wasn't all that into the story.

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    Amanda Waynesboro, TN, United States 05-01-12
    Amanda Waynesboro, TN, United States 05-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Absolutly Loved it!!!!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Warm Bodies the most enjoyable?

    It was completly origanal, it was very refreshing , at some parts your like oh i so hope this or that dont happen, it would be awful if it does, and then just when you think it will happen, it dont and i loved that, the good guy won so to speak. :)


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

    The ending, i was so happy that it ended the way it did.


    What about Kevin Kenerly’s performance did you like?

    yes i thought he did great, the only part is ,of course, the female voice he does but its that way with all books a man reads so no biggie, he did a wonderful job.


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

    I aboslutly loved R but what stood out to me was how great Julie took everything in, to him being diffrent and believed that he was and how she trusted him so completly soon after they met and i loved M he was a pig ofcourse :) but he was also and gret and trusting friend. he truseted R with out question and that to me is a true friend.


    Any additional comments?

    i would highly recommend this book and i cant wait to see the movie.

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    Susan 03-02-12
    Susan 03-02-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great new author!"

    I've listened to this book several times already. The language the author uses, the similies and metaphors and writing style is entrancing. He paints a vivid picture without being overly dramatic or loquacious. I hope to see many more novels from Isaac Marion in the future. Kevin Kenerly also does a wonderful job at narration. There is a lot of broken speech and I thought his interpretation voicing the characters was spot-on.

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    ReaderCT 10-23-11
    ReaderCT 10-23-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Original"

    definitely for the listeners who do not mind their books being a little silly. Still one of my favorite end of the world/zombie books. give it a try, you'll chuckle. This one also has a bit of existentialism thrown in. A good listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alice WATERFORD, MI, United States 11-22-11
    Alice WATERFORD, MI, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    A real waste of my money. Although this book was highly recommended and promoted by Stephanie Meyer, author of the Twilight Series, I have to say this books a sleeper. No real plot and boring. Put me to sleep so I put it down.

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    Melinda D. 07-10-14
    Melinda D. 07-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Guess I'm not a Zombie Fan..."
    What disappointed you about Warm Bodies?

    This was my FIRST zombie experience and wasn't at all what I expected. Honestly, I really don't know what I did expect...I saw the previews for the movie at the theater before it was released and it looked like it was going to be pretty good; maybe a little comical even. As with all movies, the books are always better so I thought I'd give it a try. I HAVE NOT seen the movie and knowing what I do now, I won't bother.


    Has Warm Bodies turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yep. I've learned I'm definitely not a zombie fan. I think without a doubt I'd be willing to donate some of my blood to a vampire, but my brain is off limits; unless it's to make improvements like turning me into another Einstein, Van Gogh, or Beethoven.


    What didn’t you like about Kevin Kenerly’s performance?

    Mr. Kenerly's voice didn't bother me, although audio books I usually listen to are read by women.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I don't think so, however I didn't get past chapter two. I just couldn't handle the brain eating; it made me queasy.


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    Terrie ANNAPOLIS, MD, United States 10-27-15
    Terrie ANNAPOLIS, MD, United States 10-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story!"

    I loved the movie therefore I thought I night gain a bit more from the book. The book and movie almost mirror each other thus 4 stars; not for an ill-conceived rendition. If you were a fan of the Showtime series Dexter, you'll enjoy this narrator's pace and cadence.

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    Tara Kent Colorado Springs, CO 10-05-15
    Tara Kent Colorado Springs, CO 10-05-15
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    "I hate zombies, but this book made me love them."

    A little like Romeo and Juliette, but lots of fun. Usually, I can't stand zombies, but the humor and perspective in this story really brought them to life (har har).

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    Austin Powers 09-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome book"

    this book was way better than I thought it would be at first I was hesitant because even though I thought the movie was good I didn't know how the book would be. I am so glad I took the time to listen to it it is a very good story full of mystery romance and the human condition if that's the right way to put it. the author did a fantastic job on the characters building up each one enough that you can get a clear picture of who they are and where they're coming from. every time I am done reading a book that spawned a movie I always find myself saying how much more I liked the book instead of the movie. and again I find myself saying that I love the book more than the movie. especially in this case I almost felt as if I was listening to a completely different story. a story that was spun together in a much better fashion then the other. when people ask me what I thought of a book I always have to add that no matter how much I liked it people are all different and we all have different tastes but besides that my personal preference on what I thought of this book. was that it was very good and well put together at the end of the book I found myself wishing that there was more to listen too. some stories you wish would never end this is one of those books that in my personal opinion I wish when on for a lot longer. so I will leave my review at this and say I thought it was a great book if you like this sort of thing definitely give it a try it is worth it!!!

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    Jovia FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, United States 08-16-15
    Jovia FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, United States 08-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up Warm Bodies in three words, what would they be?

    real, good, thoughtful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    R we get the most insight to his mind


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Kenerly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't but I enjoyed this one


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

    not at first but the further along I got, the more I would listen to


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