We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Zombies Audiobook

Zombies: The Recent Dead

Regular Price:$34.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

You can't kill the dead! Like any good monster, the zombie has proven to be ever-evolving, monumentally mutable, and open to seemingly endless imaginative interpretations: the thralls of voodoo sorcerers, George Romero's living dead, societal symbols, dancing thrillers, viral victims, reanimated ramblers, video-gaming targets, post-apocalyptic permutations, shuffling sidekicks, literary mash-ups, the comedic, and, yes, even the romantic.

Evidently, we have an enduring hunger for this infinite onslaught of the ever-hungry dead. Hoards of readers and listeners are now devouring zombie fiction faster than armies of the undead could chow down their brains. It's a sick job, but somebody had to do it: explore the innumerable necrotic nightmares of the latest, greatest, most fervent devotion in the history of humankind and ferret out the best of new millenial zombie stories: Zombies: The Recent Dead.

Full author list: Kevin Veale, Michael Marshall Smith, Tim Lebbon, David Prill, Steve Duffy, Max Brooks, Nik Houser, Andy Duncan, David J. Schow, Joe R. Lansdale, Neil Gaiman, Alice Sola Kim, Gary A. Braunbeck, Francesca Lia Block, Tobias S. Buckell, David Wellington, Tim Waggoner, Kit Reed, Brian Keene, Kelly Link, Gary McMahon, and Scott Edelman.

Full narrator list: Jonathan Davis, LJ Ganser, Victor Villar-Hauser, Marc Vietor, Josh Hurley, Bahni Turpin, Jeff Woodman, Elisabeth Rodgers, Edoardo Ballerini, Suzanne Toren, Kevin Pariseau, Khristine Hvam, Josh Hurley, and Jeff Woodman.

©2010 Paula Guran (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.2 (160 )
5 star
 (30)
4 star
 (47)
3 star
 (35)
2 star
 (25)
1 star
 (23)
Overall
3.2 (145 )
5 star
 (25)
4 star
 (40)
3 star
 (38)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (23)
Story
3.7 (145 )
5 star
 (45)
4 star
 (49)
3 star
 (30)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (10)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Derek 01-29-15
    Derek 01-29-15

    thedlb

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It was good, but could have been better"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have taken out some of the stories as to me they didn't seem to mesh well with the zombie setting. I would have added in some more gory stories. Some of the stories just weren't very "scary" or gut-wrenching enough to be called a "Zombie tale."


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have made sure my zombie anthology had the grittiest and darkest stories possible. More gore, more things that make sense in a zombie setting.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked it somewhat, but I felt bored during a few of them. Some of the stories had no real action and some were just bizarre. I think in a zombie anthology we should be sticking to what zombies are about: meat and brains. Yes that might seem cookie cutter, but you have to have the proper elements of that type of zombie fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Country Bookworm 01-27-15 Member Since 2014

    I love nice Voices!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    35
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    82
    66
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It just ended."

    This book was not for because, I don't like when stories just end, without actually endin. All the stories in this book where like that. A few ended enough that it wasn't so bad.
    I now own this book and it's one that I'll never listen to again; I try not to read reviews because some people don't know how to add SPOILER ALERT to them, and in this case I wish I would've.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kindle Customer 06-04-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    35
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I love Zombies most stories A=+ 4 failed completly"
    What made the experience of listening to Zombies the most enjoyable?

    I am a zombie lover for most of my life. The stories with different readers make a personal narrative of the feelings and emotions one would attribute to a horrifying, unbelievable and extremely dangerous nightmare scenario. Even the dark comedy of some tales are believable if the dead truly rose and humanity had to except this as fact. I am also a what next kind of guy. I want to know about everything, the stories have ended but the what next remains. I like WWZ because it covers it all and then I yearn for more. I am just that way who do they, what happens if, what next reader. The Walking Dead series is one of my favorite Graphic Novels because this question is answered. what makes this enjoyable to me is that I can find authors who have continued their work into full developed stories that open new lines of possibilities for the answers I always find on the last page :-)


    If you’ve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare?

    some compared very well. some I had never heard of, some stories like thinking talking sexually frustrated Zombies make me cringe.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    couldn't tell ya but the first 2 guys and their Idea that they could dope the zombies away was very enjoyable


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the moment in max brooks when they discussed the last tank on the rebuilt wall of china


    Any additional comments?

    I think more full cast series of books similar to the WWZ book but done on a real time bases the rumors, the out breaks the panic the survival the failures, the re-org, the offensive. a series that was "were alive" podcast with the max brooks WWZ book that made a series over the entire war. use several characters, maybe a group, a loner a family, even a criminal or some such person that does declare himself king. and use the worlds stories. you could release a couple hour audio book every month and as long as you kept the characters interesting, struggling, and rotated from one or two story lines every episode or so you would have a fan base. that's what I was looking for when i bought this. I was pleased with this book, just wanted more from it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Daniel O. Buchholz Arlington, VA USA 05-18-12
    Daniel O. Buchholz Arlington, VA USA 05-18-12 Member Since 2004

    Computer Geek

    HELPFUL VOTES
    82
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    241
    58
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Challenge to finish"
    Any additional comments?

    I like Zombies. I like Short Stories. Zombie short stories? Sure, why not? Yeah, I picked this book up because I love zombie/post apocalyptic novels and feel that sometimes all you need is a short concise story. I wanted to like it, but......

    This book lurked in my list for a long time. I would read a story (I really only found one I tolerated) and then put it off to the side, coming back every so often to bite a small chunk off, get bored and then put it aside again. So I would say I slogged through this book. And this is short story compilation, it shouldn't be like this, where every bite was just not satisfying, but it was. But I rarely give up (from determination or hope, but I rarely quit anything once I started it, be it real life or reading) so I finally finished it (3 months later!).

    I will say that the last story was one of the best, so it didn't finish on a truly sour note. But the best thing about this book? That I don't feel compelled to read it any more.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mark Mc Southlake, TX, United States 03-09-12
    Mark Mc Southlake, TX, United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2014

    Tell us about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    65
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    71
    31
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Bad listen"

    I bought this after seeing some pretty good authors had written stories. Overall I was extremely disappointed. You would expect stories in a zombie anthology to be about zombies, but in most nothing happens.

    I think the authors were saving any good ideas they had for other works. After purchasing almost every zombie title on audible I can honestly say this is the worst one here. I could not finish it. My advice is to pass on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Manchester-by-the-sea, MA, UUSA 02-26-12
    Amazon Customer Manchester-by-the-sea, MA, UUSA 02-26-12 Member Since 2014

    Tell us about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    42
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not Realy Zombie storys"

    The storys were ok.... some of them... but some of them weren't realy Zombie storys they had very little to do with zombies my advice get world war Z with your credit it is much better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Matthew Athens, GA, United States 12-11-11
    Matthew Athens, GA, United States 12-11-11 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just OK"
    What disappointed you about Zombies?

    Many of the stories are not about zombies, they are zombie-ish.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Mostly apathy, I drive alot so I just sat through most of the stories.


    Any additional comments?

    There were a few good stories and a few good narrators but they never seemed to come together.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Adaku Southfield, MI, United States 01-06-12
    Adaku Southfield, MI, United States 01-06-12 Member Since 2014

    Kumensah

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    155
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not Happy"

    I don't like short stories. Short stories made to look like a novel. Someone different reading each story.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.