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
I had a hard time hitting pause. This was an exceptional performance by all cast members. I felt I was living through or fight in the crisis alongside the characters. I would highly recommend this.
The story is told through the eyes, ears and memories of people from dramatically different circumstances, cultures and perspectives. It is told masterfully by the all-star cast of narrators, who bring the characters to life. The dialog is kept truthful to each character, and remains diverse and unique throughout each story. One great story, out of many. Tremendous listen!
This book was awesome and the narration was very immersive. My personal favorite story is the soldier that trained with dogs, it was very emotional and heartfelt. I would highly recommend this book to anyone
And so my Watch begins...
This is by far the best audible book I have ever listened to. Excellent narration, all-star cast, and a great storyline. It's not about zombies, it about humanity, life, living through the worst of history. Great story and insight into the best (and worst) in all of us.
I went into this after having seen the movie already. I had heard that it was pretty different and didn't really know what to expect.
I was really impressed! The voice acting was amazing and really drew you into the story. Much better than the movie!!!!!!!
Prize-winning Poet, Composer and Lyricist.
Being a fan of dark, apocalyptic fiction, this book awed me. The realism captured in the way Max Brooks uses uninterrupted interviews after the fact lends outstandingly good form fora nearly all star cast. It is riveting and fascinating. Worth more than a single read. We're this in my home library it would be bound in leather. I would want my grandchild to read this in his mid teens.
The cast is incredible, the way each reader makes you feel for them, their pains, fears joys. I got misty eyed more than a few times-Commons part as a dog lover hit me hard. I've listened to this 3 times already and will do so again many times over. I think what I mostly came back with from this reading is the power of the Human Spirit on how even with fucking hell on earth some of us -I'm hoping most of us-wouldn't give up. A triumph!
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