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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

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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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    James Wagner 09-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A must listen"

    Zombie fan or not, it's a great listen. I wish more audiobooks were set up like this book. All star cast and great story!

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    conor 09-20-15
    conor 09-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wasn't expecting that"

    was coming in expecting a nomad post apocalypse world, got a tale of humanity instead. wasn't dissapointed

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    TW Ervin II Ohio, USA 09-13-15
    TW Ervin II Ohio, USA 09-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Story, variable Narration Quality"

    I enjoyed this novel, the way it was developed from perspectives throughout the emergence and the ultimate defeat of the zombie hordes. The different people, their jobs, impact and observations, added a quality to the story, rather than one individual stitched all the way through (other than the recorder/narrator who did not really inject himself much into the telling as it unfolded). A tricky thing to pull off.

    Some of the narrators were superb, others, not so much. Most were at least B+ or better with a few C- performances.

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    Cathleen Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-13-15
    Cathleen Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-13-15 Member Since 2011

    I love a great story.

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    "Max Brooks is a genius!!"

    I LOVE this book! War is hell? HA! War World Z is kick-the-head FUN! The narration was stellar. This is the best audible book I have ever listened to and I can't recommend it enough.

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    Evil_Asch 09-12-15
    Evil_Asch 09-12-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Ignore the Tie-In monicker"

    This is a fantastic re-issue of the original, abridged, full cast edition. If you've previously purchased that edition (predominantly orange cover) skip this and go for the World War Z: The Lost Files: A Companion to the Abridged Edition.

    This was re-released as a package with the previously removed sections around the time the controversial film 'adaptation' was released but don't let that stop you. The only similarities between the film and the book are a few bits of dialogue, character names, and one location. (personally I enjoyed the movie as a standalone story, though the ending was problematic).

    This is a rich and detailed retelling of the Zombie War as testified to by survivors and a fascinating, deliberately enigmatic, interviewer. It covers cultural, logistical, political and more aspects of such an event. This is not a thoughtless cash grab or action packed military spectacle, it is presented as a thoughtful analysis of a series of tragedies and triumphs.

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    Jesse Santtila 09-12-15
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    "Loved it"

    Loved the format, the thoroughness and the acting. A bit focused on US at the latter parts. The end didn't do a great job at tying it all up though.

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    Sergio 09-08-15
    Sergio 09-08-15
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    "really amazed"

    I already knew this was an outstanding book but it was an even better audiobook

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    Jacob 09-06-15
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    "Excellent book, excellent reading, a couple of disappointments"

    I love this book. Love, love, love it, and I've always wanted to hear it read aloud, ever since that disappointing movie. This audiobook was excellent, though there were a few notable disappointments, particularly in Sharon's interview. I wish they'd replicated her sound effects, as well as those of other characters, such as Wainio's tapping. Her moan was also a bit disappoint, seeing as how it was hyped up as terrifyingly realistic. I don't know, maybe zombies just sound kinda dumb. There were some great high points, though. I ADORED the voices of the Whacko and Wainio, as well as Joe and Dr. Jingshu. Other than the lack of sound effects and poor moan, Sharon was excellent as well, and everyone did a great job of capturing the character and how they felt. I'd give this a 4.5 in performance if I could, probably a five if I didn't feel the need to point out my one major qualm

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    "so much better than the movie."

    awesome very entertaining. great production so many good voices, the way all audio books dhould be.

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    Adam 09-05-15
    Adam 09-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "So good!"

    I have nothing negative to say about it. The performance was Fantastic. So was just "Wow!"

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