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 was so upset when i finished this trash. It is the worst audio book I have ever listened to. I kept waiting for the action to start. Guess what it never did. There is no action. It is about a bunch of stupid inteviews, and I mean stupid. Dont waste your money or a credit on this garbage. Zombie book are suppose to scare you at least a little, this one put me to sleep. The should call it world war sleep. What a DUD. Don't get it or you will regret it. Trust me you will. I am going to cancel my membership. This is to much. You get a tiny sample to test. Then you find out it's your to keep. That's how much I hated it. I love zombie books . I'm just reading the fourth book in a zombie book by D. J. Molles. Now that is zombie.
Yes this audio book suck. I want my credit back . As a matter of fact I am canceling my membership. I can't get a refund for this crap. what the point of paying for audio books. This is the last straw. That's how much I hated it.
Narrator was good. Story sucked zombie ass.
They all sucked
DON'T BUY THIS CRAP. DON'T DO IT. THIS IS MY FIRST REVIEW EVER. THAT'S HOW MUCH I HATED IT.
This would have been a much better book it had lived up to the advertised title of "complete". It is NOT complete! Do not believe that only four minutes are missing. There are deletions throughout the stories. I like unabridged books, and was suckered in by the title. Another reviewer said the problems were fixed, so I bought the book. Nope. Not fixed. Love the story. Love the performances. Hate the abridgement!
I'd like that. I was not fond of the story
Not really that much, but ok.
Say something about yourself!
would never happen
The Chinese Doctor, the first character
The first scene, with the Chinese Doctor
Not the Zombie story you've heard before
I am in no-way for Zombie stories. Someone whose opinion I value a great deal recommended World War Z to me VERY STRONGLY. She too is not into Zombie story-type stuff. I gave it a shot believing it would be a realistic vision of how a Zombie could really happen. Anyway, I could not, and still cannot, believe the outbreak would get to be pandemic given the traditional characteristics of the "disease" - that it is not airborne, that the Zombies have no ability to reason, and that the Zombies can "live" against the rules of physics and chemistry. That said, I did enjoy listening to it very much - much more than I thought I would.
I have NO idea why this book is so popular! The author does a great job at character development, but just when you start to get interested in a story it ends, never to be revisited. When I realized that it was pointless to invest any time in any of the characters, as I would never learn any more of their story, I shut off the book. One of the few I never finished, and the only book that I can honestly say "The movie was SO much better than the book!"
Boring, slow made up history of zombies. Yawn.
Just not what I was expecting. Now don't even want to see the movie.
M. E. Bowles
Someone in need of fire starter or outhouse supplies.
If looking for something better than this book maybe billboards.
So what is the refund policy?
Possibly. I just couldn't get into any of the tales. I thought most were disjointed and boring.
It's certainly a unique way to look at the zombie apocalypse, but most of the stories just didn't hold my interest. I didn't make it half way through the book. Perhaps I will try again someday....
More action, present the various stories in the present tense or at least less passive way. How many different times did I have to listen to some actor say something like, "how could we have missed the signs."
The way the story was told was so disjointed that it wasn't really even a story or a usable "history" of the Z war, it felt like a collection of very lame short stories about what certain cultures/political groups might do if confronted with zombies. The treatment of every political group was at maximum cynicism.
No. No more Max Brooks
Deep disappointment. Especially in light of the reporting around the movie where the author was concerned about his vision being maintained. No one could make an interesting movie out of this.
An oral history of a fictitious event. Every time you get invested in a character, they disappear. Disjointed. I just hated it. Waste of money. No real story here.
Don't waste your money.
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