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 has become one of my go to audiobooks. All of the voice actors and actresses do a wonderful job. I didn't find the book scary or frightening in anyway and I don't mean that as a negative. Some stuff was creepy to be sure and it felt like listening a history of real events not like what you think a horror story should be. I would recommend this book to anyone.
what a crappy book. it really makes me wonder how books become best sellers. maybe there should be a new ranking that counts for copies sold and quality of content. the boom is initially interesting but then just becomes so repetitive with the same accounts of zombies with just different countries and new characters. it gets boring fast as you wait for a climax and some sort of real storyline. you will wait till you die because it doesn't exist. this book, like the zombies in it has no pulse.
Although I enjoy action, this work primarily concerns individual responses to action. I enjoyed each character's personal journey.
Kondo Tatsumi: He is a Hikikomori who's forced into life by the crises.
Each character is separately narrated. This adds to the life of the story.
Thoughtful and entertaining.
I gave into the hype and all the 5-star ratings and purchased this book. Definitely having buyer's remorse. 4 hours into it and I have no desire to finish it. So incredibly boring. The narration is great, I'll give them that. But the story.... ugh. Returning for credit.
the only thing I didn't like about this book is that it ended. it is an amazing book. I just couldn't stop listening to it. the narration is amazing I got chills constantly, and the narrations are amazing
First off: I don't like zombie entertainment, none of it. This is, hands down, the finest piece of spoken word entertainment available anywhere. Mark Hamill steals the show, with Common, Henry Rollins, Martin Scorsese, and pretty much everyone else in the cast making a pretty lasting impression too. If this was a cassette tape, you could count on wearing it out.
This has been the BEST audio book I've read (listened to) in quite awhile! The caat is phenomenal and many times I found myself going to back re-listen to certain people because they were THAT great.
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