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World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War | [Max Brooks]

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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    Matthew Ortiz Texas 05-29-13
    Matthew Ortiz Texas 05-29-13

    Dental hygienist, runner, avid reader, and best of all....a lover of music :)

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    "For those who week an engaging story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very much! World War Z not only has a strong stroyline, but the audiobook is a lengthy one - roughly 12 hours or so to keep its listeners plenty entertained. It can be quite difficult to simply review the audiobook without remnants of the story popping up in my review. But I must say, it was not easy to simply put this one down....not even for 5 minutes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator. As many fans of the book know, this story revolves around the narrator's encounter with various survivors of the post-apocalyptic zombie war. The survivors recount their experience with the undead and what measures were taken in order to survive. I very much enjoyed the narrator's interjections with questions I myself may have asked.


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

    I have not had the privilege to listen to Max Brooks in other stories.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. It was difficult to put this story down. As mentioned earlier, the story was not only engaging, but the voice performances were quite exceptional (although some accents seemed to be forced).


    Any additional comments?

    This edition of World War Z is one that I would not pass up. Audible recently updated this version to its entirety. I thank Audible for listening to its members! I don't want to discuss too much about the story...just experience it for yourself!

    A great addition to any zombie literature fan!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Weinberg Austin, TX, United States 05-22-13
    Weinberg Austin, TX, United States 05-22-13 Member Since 2015

    thg

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    "I've Spoken with Random House"
    What did you love best about World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition)?

    Here are the facts:

    1. Audible made a mistake and put "unabridged" next to the book's title. They admitted their mistake and offered me a refund (via email), which I declined. I'm sure they'll honor a refund to you as well.

    2. This edition is A) the first release (which did have some "in-chapter" edits) and B) a bunch of new stuff. That's why chapter 3, for example, is missing some passages: because they were missing in the first edition.

    3. Your complaints or requests for an unabridged version should go to Random House, for they are the producers of the audio book.

    4. Despite the (yes, very annoying) omissions, this new edition is simply excellent.

    5. #4 is an opinion. Not a fact.

    -- @scottEweinberg


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Sykesville, MD, United States 05-14-13
    Timothy Sykesville, MD, United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great book. It is a must have"
    What made the experience of listening to World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition) the most enjoyable?

    I can now enjoy the book in the car ride to work


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a new way of telling a zombie story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes it was


    Any additional comments?

    There seems to be a few tracks missing. Most notable the first story with the Chinese doctor between the doctors arrival at the village and him first seeming the young boy.

    16 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Roger h 02-25-15
    Roger h 02-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book"

    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

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    DeVon 02-23-15
    DeVon 02-23-15 Member Since 2014

    And so my Watch begins...

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    "Awesome book! Awesome Audible!"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer 02-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Solid!"

    Very well performed, engaging story, star studded cast, very enjoyable. I didn't want to stop listening.

    Thank you

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    Ben Dryden 02-21-15
    Ben Dryden 02-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic!"

    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!!!!!!!

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    Elliot 02-19-15
    Elliot 02-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic!"

    This was so much more satisfying than the movie. The voice acting was outstanding and the story telling was moving. I'm looking forward to listening to this again.

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    Aquilo1066 02-19-15
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    "Amazing performances!"

    Incredible voice performances from A list stars bring this amazing story to life. Get this version!

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    Scarpenter Woodland, CA, United States 02-17-15
    Scarpenter Woodland, CA, United States 02-17-15 Member Since 2011

    Prize-winning Poet, Composer and Lyricist.

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    "True Genius"

    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.

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