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)
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.
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.
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.
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
IT'S A SHITTY WORLD AND SHIT HAPPENS,BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BATH IN SHIT.
The first three hours of this book is some of the best listening I have done this year. The story is from the respective of a Zombie. It is cool to hear how a Zombie thinks and what his life is like. The narrator speaks in a kind of a hush whisper which adds to the ambiance of the story. The prose is pretty cool, such as describing the spray of blood from a man's throat as citrus spray.
After about three hours Marion runs out of new things to say and new perspectives, so he takes a lesson from Edgar Rice Burroughs and has this huge chase scene. The prose starts to sound a lot like the teenage rambling in Shatter Me. HE HAD A VOICE LIKE STEEL MELTING. Really, how actually does that sound. The narrator continues to talk in a hushed whisper and I am starting to get irritated with him, I would put him on fast play, but then I can't make out what he is saying as I tool down the highway in my big truck. As the book goes on, I am getting more and more annoyed with the lack of story and the monotone narration. You can not make as much money on a short story as you can a novel, so Marion writes on. He self published this in 2010 and he is still working on the sequel, that should tell you something about his creative skills.
ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD, IT HARDLY MATTERS WHAT ROUTE TOOK YOU THERE.
The narrator should be locked in a room and made to listen to his own low whispering monotone voice for eight hours and then taken to the funny farm.
I am not even sure how I finished this book. The story is ridiculous and stupid. The narration was fine, but that was the only good thing about the book. The majority of the reviews were good, so I wasn't expecting something so horrible. Stay away from this book.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
The concept of the story being from a zombie point of view was new and original. I bought this on sale and thought it would be interesting and then I watched the movie, which was funny. So I figured that if I like the movie the book has got to be better. The characters seem to be older in the book than the movie, not teenagers. It had some odd parts in the book that weren't that appealing to me. The book has its moments but I think I enjoyed the movie better, R just has more charm in the movie. I know not to judge a book by the movie, but I didn't have a huge desire to finish this book quickly and in fact listened to a few books in between. I am not a huge zombie fan so I may be a little bias with this genre. Overall not a bad book I would rate it more 3.5.
The entire thing. I can't believe they made a movie about it. I accidentally pushed a wrong button in my car and changed the track instead of the volume. I normally am so into the book I'm listening to, I pull over and find my place. Instead I listened to another book that I'd already heard until I got home and found another book I hadn't heard yet.
Disappointment and anger that I spent a credit on this.
He didn't follow any of the normal "Zombie" guidelines. Zombies don't have feelings. Zombies can't talk. Zombies don't fall in love. The story was just ridiculous!
If you are a true lover of "Zombies", this is not the book for you! This was horrible, just terrible. I can't even put into words how awful this book was. I couldn't even finish it, my husband finished it though. He kept thinking maybe it would get better. But it didn't. I can't believe they made a movie out of this book. I will definitely not see the movie!
Only if they were into zombies.
I bought this title on the strength of an Audible email and its recommendations. I should have thought more before I did. Zombies and their stories, no matter how well told, are just not my thing...
I should probably hold off on writing this review; as I haven't finished listening to the book.
However at this point, I'm not completely certain that I will.
I made the BIG MISTAKE of seeing a movie and liking it very much and finding the book after. I should know better by now.
The movie is great. The book is different, and why I'm surprised I'm unclear. It's not a bad book, it's just not the movie.
The main character is so different that I had a hard time investing in him. The voice is good, the descriptions clean and articulate.
it's just..NOT THE MOVIE ;)
So fair warning. Don't compare and you'll probably enjoy it.
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