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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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    August LA VERGNE, TN, United States 02-07-15
    August LA VERGNE, TN, United States 02-07-15
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    "Awesome, even if you don't like zombies (I don't)"
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    For someone who doesn't like zombies, I sure have been reading a lot of zombie stuff lately. Huh... Honestly, I couldn't care less if it were zombies we were up against or some other creature. Zombies just seem so overdone to me. I guess it's pretty clear why the zombie factor isn't why I picked up World War Z. Honestly, I picked it up because of the format of it. The recounting of events by different people with different perspectives, backgrounds, and geographical locations.

    I was not disappointed. And I was even rewarded with a believable-- VERY believable-- account of what a world war against the zombies could be like. This was a thorough, thought-provoking recounting of a fictional war that had me from the onset. It can be very easy to sink into this story and wonder if this really happened... somewhere else, just outside of your own little world.

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    Jim 02-02-15
    Jim 02-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wish it was the FULL unabridged story"
    Where does World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of my favorites


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I very much enjoy the ending


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Since most of the Narrators are professional screen actors this novel comes alive. Each character is detailed and unique.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are parts that are happy and very sad.


    Any additional comments?

    I just wish the audio version had all of the stories and was completely unabridged. that is the only reason for 4 star rating in story. The whole story is a 5 star story but the audio version has pieces missing. Max Brooks is an amazing author and I feel that it is sad that his work is abridged.

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    Karen Lynn Butler Eagan, MN USA 02-02-15
    Karen Lynn Butler Eagan, MN USA 02-02-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Something to think about."

    The performance was wonderful. Not your ordinary zombie book. I felt like I had learned more about how our world works.

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    Tiff 01-21-15
    Tiff 01-21-15
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    "Great"

    Great story. Much better than movie.
    A collection of personal experiences spoken by a great cast of voices. You will probably recognize some of them.

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    Alan Flores 01-21-15
    Alan Flores 01-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved the book, loved the audiobook more"

    I read the book when it first came out and I was hooked. When I saw the cast for the audio book I couldn't resist.

    the book is set up in an interview format. so to have amazing actors bring life and emotion to each role takes this book to another level.

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    Randy Diamond Bar, CA, United States 01-13-15
    Randy Diamond Bar, CA, United States 01-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Exactly as expected."

    Choices for voice talent made the journey that much more compelling. So many different currents of meaning as well. Bravo.

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    Darrell Oakland, CA, United States 01-12-15
    Darrell Oakland, CA, United States 01-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great! Love the cast!"

    Call it a little petty Its missing the movie tie-in. Otherwise, it's a fun story and as realistic as a zombie book could be.

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    Jackie M Missouri, USA 01-12-15
    Jackie M Missouri, USA 01-12-15
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    "fantastic"

    Such wonderful narrators and a realistic portrayal of a zombie apocalypse from a global perspective

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    William 01-07-15
    William 01-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Great Listen"

    Good for any Walking Dead fan to listen to. Multiple readers help make it seem like a real interview process.

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    Lee 01-06-15
    Lee 01-06-15
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    "Awesome"

    I love the movie, I love the book more now that I listened to it. It was a great performance by the people reading it.

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