Yes, the writing was excellent.
It depends on how the screenplay was written. If it were simply all interview scenes, then no, I think that would be very boring, but if it also had scenes depicting what the interviewed people were talking about, then yes.
Realy makes you think about the political and social repercutions of a world epidemic and how each country would handle it. The zombies just add an element of wierd horror. Great narritors, just wish it was unabridged. I read the book first, and its worth having all the chapters.
Before Max Brooks I had no interest in Zombie books.
Max Brooks is a genius and I love both the story and the very nice performances by the cast, acting out the characters in this novel. I recommend it to both the average book reader and zombie fans.
His style of writing, the way he captures different peoples personality, is what I miss in many good novels. I'v read so many novels with great stories and great ideas but terrible character presentation. Don't discard this book because of the Z, embrace it because of the characters.
Yes, but be warned it is ABRIDGED!!!
I read reviews that stated the book was too political, and at first i thought so as well, I have to admit I lean more so towards the right. However I am also worldly and understood that the books political views are from those of their country of origin, Max Brooks (son of Mel Brooks) does an awesome job in writing this story and keeping it interesting. I was very disappointed that the audio book was ABRIDGED. That it the only reason I did not give it 5 stars.
I am a voice over artist, actor and film producer....I could not stomach the horrible acting and affected, forced accents...i was really looking forward to a great audio-book experience and prep for the Brad Pitt film in the works...wanted my money back less than 90 seconds into listening.... would have preferred to have 1 actor with a great voice reading to me...this was just unbearable. I had to turn it off...going to try to get a refund...save your money.
The idea of a new take on Zombie genre...I didn't get through the audiobook so it remains in my imagination.
Those with accents were just poorly directed.
Yeah the movie is coming out so...
sorry for bad review...it really gave me a stomach ache listening to the accents.
from the first character to the last the author gives them a realistic vibe and uniqueness. i was very entertained by this
The collection of different readers made the experience more enjoyable.
The audio book was very well done, but it is abridged. I did actually read the book before listening to it. It would have been a much more enjoyable experience if the entire book was read. Many good stories were left out so I gave the story only 3 stars.
Zombies are not the focus of the book but rather a way to use a fantastical idea that everyone knows to conceptualize what would happen civically should such a "virus" occur. How would governments and populations cope. What strategies would need to be reimagined to deal with such a situation. My major criticism with the audio book was that it was abridged. I wish it hadn't been as the situations were compelling. Like many stories, developing an ending is always difficult and this was the case here as well. I would have liked a better resolution than what was given, but then again perhaps in the unabridged version that was the case. Recommended for people who like to think strategically.