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Nights of the Living Dead Audiobook

Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology

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Publisher's Summary

In 1968 the world experienced a brand-new kind of terror with the debut of George A. Romero's landmark film Night of the Living Dead. This was something new...and terrifying. Since then, zombies have invaded every aspect of popular culture.

But it all started on that dreadful night in a remote farmhouse.

Nights of the Living Dead returns to that night, to the outbreak, to where it all began. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry teams up with the godfather of the living dead himself, George A. Romero, to present a collection of all-new tales set during the 48 hours of that legendary outbreak.

Nights of the Living Dead includes stories by some of today's most important writers: Brian Keene, Carrie Ryan, Chuck Wendig, Craig Engler, David J. Schow, David Wellington, Isaac Marion, Jay Bonansinga, Joe R. Lansdale, Joe McKinney, John Russo, John Skipp, Keith RA DeCandido, Max Brallier, Mike Carey, Mira Grant, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Sandra and Ryan Brown, plus original stories by Romero and Maberry.

Narrators include: Ray Porter, Stefan Rudnicki, Jonathan Maberry, Kasey Lansdale, Kristoffer Tabori, Rex Linn, Gabrielle de Cuir, Adenrele Ojo, Richard Gilliland, and Nicholas Guy Smith.

©2017 Jonathan Maberry and George A. Romero (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Liv 07-16-17
    Liv 07-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Best book of 2017"

    I normally hate story collections because it's always a 50/50 of if you get a good story or not. But this one was simply amazing.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 10-18-17
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    "if you love Romero you'll love this."

    the stories have been provocative thought-provoking enjoyable and overall wonderful addition to the Living Dead series it's a shame about Mr Romero. May he orchestrate the rise of the Living Dead from the great beyond.

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    Amazon Customer 10-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome stories!"

    They did a wonderful job on bridging literature into movies. Also that story with the ghost??? Come on! Amazing!

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    Gustavo Munoz Jr. 10-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A great, big nod to the great Romero!"

    If you like anthologies, you'll love this book. Kept me engaged throughout the book! A+

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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 09-29-17
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 09-29-17 Member Since 2011
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    "just incredible to listen to"

    ABR Reviewer's Choice Award Winner

    Nights of the Living Dead was an enjoyable anthology. George A. Romero contributed only one story but his influence is apparent in every story. This was a nice anthology and very even. The good stories greatly outnumbered the meh stories. I have included my thoughts on a few of the stories including the two introductions. The introduction by Romero is almost a class in cinema history, just incredible to listen to.

    Night of the Living Dead: An Introduction by George A. Romero
    Wonderful history of the zombie genre by its godfather and he prefers “ghoul” to “zombie” but gave up arguing the point years ago.

    Reflections of a Weird Little Kid in a Condemned Movie House: An Introduction by Jonathan Maberry
    This was fun to listen to. Imagine growing up to collaborate with your childhood hero. Wow.

    Dead Man’s Curve by Joe R. Lansdale
    A great opening to the anthology. A Wonderful female protagonist and unpredictable but satisfying story.

    In That Quiet Earth by Mike Carey
    An incredible love story. The lengths a man goes to in order to spend eternity with his beloved wife. Touching, poetic and, ironically, life affirming.

    Jimmy Jay Baxter’s Last, Best Day on Earth by John Skipp
    This was disturbing on many levels. The main character is one of the most detestable individuals I have ever encountered in literature. I really did not enjoy this story because I was so repulsed by it.

    The Burning Days by Carrie Ryan
    A cabin in the woods. Two couples and two single friends. A planned vacation that skids to a halt when the dead show up uninvited. Who survives and more importantly whose relationships survive?

    The Day After by John A. Russo
    The immediate aftermath of the dead uprising has monsters who are very much alive.

    The Girl on the Table by Isaac Marion
    The zombie apocalypse through the eyes of a young teen girl who has been bitten. It is very complex and excellent writing.

    Williamson’s Folly by David J. Schow
    “Fidget-pickle” what an incredible word! I have no idea what it means (neither does Google) but there is a character in this story described as a fidget-pickle (I guess it is a hyphenated word).

    You Can Stay All Day by Mira Grant
    A fun day at the zoo? Not so much.

    Pages from a Notebook Found Inside a House in the Woods by Brian Keene
    In rural Central Pennsylvania, a group of robbers knocks off a Comic-Con. As they escape the robbery scene they run out of gas and luck. Out of gas and finding their first zombie, they flee into the woods. They find a cabin and make themselves secure. What happens when you are safe from the zombies outside but not the vengeful ghost inside?

    Lone Gunman by Jonathan Maberry
    “Mostly dead but not entirely” starts with a soldier waking up under a pile of large pile of dead. He must find his sanity and his purpose before he can survive.

    Live and On the Scene by Keith R. A. DeCandido
    This one starts like a real newscast. Harvey, the on the spot TV reporter, is reporting on a rash of multiple murders in the rural areas outside of Pittsburgh. Witness report seeing strangely acting people which police immediately discount as hysteria. The story alternates between the newscasts and reporter’s life as the events happen. It reminded me of Orson Well’s War of the Worlds broadcast.

    Other stories included:
    Deadliner by Neal and Brendan Shusterman
    A Dead Girl Named Sue by Craig E. Engler
    Fast Entry by Jay Bonansinga
    John Doe by George A. Romero
    Mercy Kill by Ryan Brown
    Orbital Decay by David Wellington
    Snaggletooth by Max Brallier
    Dead Run by Chuck Wendig

    My two favorite stories were In That Quiet Earth and Pages from a Notebook Found Inside a House in the Woods. What the two stories had in common, besides zombies, was an unexpected conclusion that left me very pleased, both as an adult and as the 7-year-old who loved Christopher Lee as Dracula. These two stories are horror gold for fans of all ages.

    The narration by Ray Porter, Stefan Rudnicki, Jonathan Maberry, Kasey Lansdale, Kristoffer Tabori, Rex Linn, Gabrielle de Cuir, Adenrele Ojo, Richard Gilliland, and Nicholas Guy Smith (as listed on the Audible description) was first rate. All of the stories, even the ones that did not especially set me on fire, were still narrated well.

    If you love zombies (it is cool to admit to loving zombies in the new millennium) and if you have a fondness for the history of the genre, treat yourself to this wonderful audiobook anthology. Let me know which stories you like the best. Enjoy and remember aim for the head.

    Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

    Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog

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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gregg Anderson Grand Forks, BC Canada 08-24-17
    Gregg Anderson Grand Forks, BC Canada 08-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic stories based on the Romero Zombiverse!"

    As with all anthologies some are better than others... But if you live the films of George A. Romero you NEED THIS!

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    "Very good wig one or two exceptions."

    Overall, great stuff! Some very talented writers and narrators! One or two stories were preachy and that was disappointing; 2D characters are dull.

    But still, well worth it.

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    Jordan 08-24-17
    Jordan 08-24-17
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    "Great work"

    Even the best short story anthology has stories you don't like. Then there is this book. I loved every single story.

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    EfrenR Los Fresnos, TX 08-22-17
    EfrenR Los Fresnos, TX 08-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome Audiobook!"

    Loved this Audiobook! Great selection stories and narrators. Will definitely listen to this again :-)

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    Kash DALLAS, TX, United States 08-16-17
    Kash DALLAS, TX, United States 08-16-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent narration of pretty good stories."

    Definitely worth the time for NOTLD fans.

    As with most anthologies, it was a mixed bag.

    Some of the stories seemed far too short (because you just wanted more!) And some far too long (because you just wondered where they were going).

    Overall entertaining and easy to break into multiple short listens.

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    "brilliant tribute to Night."

    Perfect bridge between Night and Dawn and excellent homage to the late Godfather of Ghouls George A Romero.

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