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Publisher's Summary

The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.

Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack:
1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don't need reloading.
5. Ideal protection: tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.

Don't be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset: life. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead. It is an audiobook that can save your life.

©2003 Max Brooks; (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"One would expect the son of Mel Brooks to have a genetic predisposition to humor, and indeed, he does, and he exhibits it relentlessly here." (Publishers Weekly)

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Not great

WWZ was the first audio book I tried. Really enjoyed it so I thought I'd check out the survival guide. I thought this was lame. Perhaps it just didn't translate well into audio from print. It did have some comical value in that the narrator spent a great deal of time describing some weapon or vehicle or hiding place or fortress in great detail only to tell you that each is unsuitable for anything except ensuring your personal doom. While I highly recommend World War Z (still the best audio book I've listened to) I think I'd take a pass on the survival guide. I feel no better prepared to defend myself from zombies. There I said it.

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  • 06-19-15

Like listening to a catalog

I should have done a little more research into this before I purchased it as an audio book.

Don't waste you time.

I expected something humorous like the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy where the "Guide" is incorporated into a story or narrative. It isn't.

The poor narrator does a valiant job at reading lists and dry text. But this is in no way entertaining our even interesting in audio form.

Perhaps in print form the book is more engaging. But in audio form it's as interesting as listening to someone read washing instructions.

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I own the flashcard version and its just as cool!

LOVED IT AND CANT WAIT FOR IT TO HAPPEN!!! IVE ALREADY GOT MY LIST ON WHOS 1ST TO GO!!! LOL!!!

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mix of fact and fiction

easy to get into with a mix of truths and stories, most weapon descriptions are fairly accurate as is the siege survival and stationary survival. on the run is plausible while the sea survival is iffy . overall a good listen, needs better tactics but very good nonetheless

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Best ever must read

Or listen not before bed though great ride. Be prepared for when it the end comes

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Great for a prepper looking for ideas

For all those who have asked what if? This is a great stop on that train as it takes a thorough trip through it all.

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Weirdly fantastic!

It's kinda weird reading such an elaborate description of a fictional creature and how to fight it. Max Brooks hits it out of the park.

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A wonderful Read

What did you love best about The Zombie Survival Guide?

All the Historical research that went into making this book.And the well thought-out platforme.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It wasn't that kind of a book.

What does Marc Cashman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did an excellent job.

Any additional comments?

If you believe in Zombies or not you should listen or read this book.It was well researched and presented in such a way that opens your eyes to it may not be as far fetched as you once thought.

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Great for any undead fan

If you could sum up The Zombie Survival Guide in three words, what would they be?

Just plain awesome

What other book might you compare The Zombie Survival Guide to and why?

Maybe world war z because the subject matter is the same.

Which scene was your favorite?

weapon selection and leaving on the run

If you could take any character from The Zombie Survival Guide out to dinner, who would it be and why?

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Any additional comments?

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Loved it :)

What made the experience of listening to The Zombie Survival Guide the most enjoyable?

I love the seriousness with which Marc Cashman reads Max Brooks book. I don't think the experience would be the same, if the narrator did not read it with some seriousness. Seriously love it. So calm and evenly paced, but with a gravity that behooves the line of story.

What about Marc Cashman’s performance did you like?

The way he reads it lends itself to the fact that, when your reading it , you want to lose yourself in it. You want to believe that this is something we have to seriously be concerned about RIGHT NOW, and not in an abstract, sort of "haha, oh this author" sort of way.
Marc Cashman reads it as though he were preparing a group of people for this eventuality. It works.

Any additional comments?

I originally got this to listen on the bus and train ( fantastic for it, makes trips go quickly) but then one night, I was working late, and plugged it in to the speaker system. It was an interesting experience where I would actually stop doing anything and just listen, like I was in a lecture hall, just taking it in. Awesome.
Granted, it also made me mildly paranoid about that fact that my store would not be terribly defendable with its 180 degree giant picture windows. Hahaha.

Great reading by Marc Cashman. I highly recommend it. :)