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World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition) Audiobook

World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2014

World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War is a new version of Max Brooks' episodic zombie novel. The abridged versions of the original stories are now joined with new, unabridged recordings of the episodes that were not included in the original (abridged) version of the audiobook. These additional episodes feature a star-studded cast of narrators to coincide with the upcoming release of the film.

New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more! Max Brooks will be reprising his role as The Interviewer.

The original abridged edition, released in 2006, won an Audie Award for Best Multi-Voiced Performance. Original cast members include Alan Alda, Mark Hamill, Carl & Rob Reiner, and John Turturro.

In this new classic of apocalyptic fiction that feels all too real, the Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. The documentary-style oral history records the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time.

Featuring five more hours of previously unrecorded content, this full-cast recording is read by F. Murray Abraham, Alan Alda, René Auberjonois, Becky Ann Baker, Dennis Boutsikaris, Bruce Boxleitner, Max Brooks, Nicki Clyne, Common, Denise Crosby, Frank Darabont, Dean Edwards, Mark Hamill, Nathan Fillion, Maz Jobrani, Frank Kamai, Michelle Kholos, John McElroy, Ade M’Cormack, Alfred Molina, Parminder Nagra, Ajay Naidu, Masi Oka, Steve Park, Kal Penn, Simon Pegg, Jürgen Prochnow, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Henry Rollins, Jeri Ryan, Jay O. Sanders, Martin Scorsese, Paul Sorvino, David Ogden Stiers, Brian Tee, John Turturro, Eamonn Walker, Ric Young, and Waleed Zuaiter.

©2006 Max Brooks (P)2012 Random House

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    Troy 04-19-15
    Troy 04-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "overall very solid"

    The entire cast performed well and the plot was very good. I only wish there was more!

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    Brian Tapia TACOMA, WASHINGTON, US 04-14-15
    Brian Tapia TACOMA, WASHINGTON, US 04-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome"

    This was amazing!!! Great performances by all!! Can't wait till the next World War Z movie. This book gives a realism to the zombie lore.

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    AnthonyGene Jones 04-10-15
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    "best so far"

    loved all of it , expect there is still missing parts from the actual book.

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    HHMgr 04-05-15
    HHMgr 04-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I wanna lobo"

    Excellent story and great performance. I want more. I think there is a zed head living in the dashboard of my car. I wish the movie was more like the book. This is kind of ridiculous to make me write twenty words. When will this be over. Please let me hit the submit button.



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    J. White BOSTON! 04-02-15
    J. White BOSTON! 04-02-15 Member Since 2014

    fine young upstanding Gent

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    "Spectacular"

    A full cast bring this fantastic book to life. If you've seen the silly movie, I need to tell you the book is very different and extremely well done!
    Enjoy

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    TRM 04-01-15
    TRM 04-01-15
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    "To believe that a movie as the same title...!?"

    This is a fantastic story, great cast and I couldn't stop listening. I was hoping to make it last 5 days. Ended up only lasting 1.5.
    Will listen again in a few months for sure.

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    Rodrigo Montoya 03-30-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen but some actors over did it"

    Particularly the Asian and Russian voice were read by actors of this ethnicity but combined with the writing made it a wincing stereotype. Still a great read it I would recommend it.

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    Zach Wilson Van Nuys, CA 03-27-15
    Zach Wilson Van Nuys, CA 03-27-15 Member Since 2014

    The Kid in the Hat

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    "Insane Cast to Put it Mildly"

    I've read WWZ multiple times. This audiobook made it fresh and new all over again, in no small part due to what should be considered the platinum standard for audiobook casts.

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    Gray Ottawa, ON 03-26-15
    Gray Ottawa, ON 03-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than I thought it would be."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely - it's an engrossing listen and does a terrific job of giving a very real human account of something ultimately unreal but with dark parallels (undertones?) to humanity's experiences.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I wasn't expecting the documentary/commentary approach to work but reading what other people thought, and how much they enjoyed the book, made me want to try this out. It was my first "real" audiobook (aside from serialized podcasts) and I loved it.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Multiple voices and more humanity.

    Most of the narrators did a good job, some were excellent. But the French/French Canadian accent of one character was absolutely horrible and actually threw me out of the story. How hard would it have been to get a competent French accent - it's not as if it's a dead language!


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

    Who can sit for that long?


    Any additional comments?

    First audiobook - definitely not my last!

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    glenn heggie 03-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Totally engrossing !!"

    Finished the entire book in just 2 days. Frighteningly realistic & totally engrossing story. excellent narration.

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