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
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.
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.
fine young upstanding Gent
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!
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.
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.
The Kid in the Hat
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.
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.
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.
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!
Who can sit for that long?
First audiobook - definitely not my last!
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