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Warm Bodies Audiobook

Warm Bodies: A Novel

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Audible Editor Reviews

"Narrator Kevin Kenerly helps, too, especially since a large part of the narrative takes place inside R’s head, detailing his thoughts and feelings in an articulate, lyrical way that he’s unable to express via his extremely limited zombie vocabulary. Kenerly’s somewhat hushed tones draw the listener in right away, when R has yet to meet Julie and is instead just one more anonymous member of the undead, shuffling around an abandoned airport and occasionally venturing into the nearest city to feast on the flesh of the living. R’s musings about the end of the world and what it means to be a zombie have a stark and beautiful immediacy, and Kenerly gives them all the power and reverence they deserve." (Josh Bell)

Publisher's Summary

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His choice to protect her will transform not only R but his fellow Dead and perhaps their whole lifeless world. Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies explores what happens when the cold heart of a zombie is tempted by the warmth of human love.

©2011 Isaac Marion (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“I never thought I could care so passionately for a zombie. This story stayed with me long after I was done reading it.” (Stephenie Meyer, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Twilight series)

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    Julie 10-30-16
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    "One of my favorite!"

    I love it. to see the world through a Zombie's eyes. And the character developpement is brilliant.

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    Sabrina 10-25-16
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    "An original."

    This zombie book was like poetry. If you want to enjoy something different than your average zombie tale, this one is full of life and hope. Just wonderful.

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    Meredith Mishawaka, Indiana, USA 07-05-16
    Meredith Mishawaka, Indiana, USA 07-05-16
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    "Standout story and exceptional narration"
    Where does Warm Bodies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to about 40 audiobooks at this point, and Warm Bodies is among my favorites, if not #1.


    What other book might you compare Warm Bodies to and why?

    Unfortunately, none I've found. I will read anything I find that might have the same tone and imaginative story.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Kenerly – was your favorite?

    Perry, narrated in his memories was my favorite performance, but Julie was my favorite character.


    Any additional comments?

    This was by far my favorite narration of any audiobook. I had read the book before listening to it (as I have many of the books I listen to), and liked it, but I was missing out before the narration. Kevin Kenerly brings an understated, steady angst out in the writing that highlighted interpretations and tones that I had not read from the text alone. The book itself is great—imaginative, odd, melancholy yet hopeful—all of which is multiplied by the narration. I've now listened to this book 3 times since purchasing, and I'm eager to go back in for fourths.

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    kate.strauch 05-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Add to the list of favorites"

    Loved Loved Loved this book!!! This might be my new favorite zombie story. When we lose our humanity, we seize to live.

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    Tyler Kitchener, ON, Canada 04-28-16
    Tyler Kitchener, ON, Canada 04-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "B&B with zombies"

    beauty and the beast with zombies. not bad but far from original. good for what it is.

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    Dana Springdale, AR, United States 04-17-16
    Dana Springdale, AR, United States 04-17-16 Member Since 2011

    Indie writer (Dana Reynolds - Wardenclyffe Trilogy, Rides Eyes of Ghost).

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    "Surprisingly meaningful"

    This is not the movie. Not by a long shot. Humor, yes. Romance, yes. Gross zombies, of course. But so much more. Read it.
    The narration was top notch, too.

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    Phillexi 04-05-16
    Phillexi 04-05-16 Member Since 2013

    Loves a good book on a long drive.

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    "*Giggles*"

    I love the creativity and fun perspective. The way that your always hearing what R. Is thinking is so humorous. Some people might not get the humor. It's not funny because of awesome punch lines.

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    Michelle SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, United States 02-01-16
    Michelle SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, United States 02-01-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Nontraditional take on zombie apocalypse."

    When you have read as many zombie apocalypse books as I have,you start looking for something different in the genre. This is different for 3 reasons. First, you get to hear about the zombie apocalypse from the zombie's point of view. Second, it takes place after the apocalypse, not during it. Third, the zombies are capable of being rehabilitated, and there are people who are interested in doing that, rather than simply shooting them. I like this line of thinking much better. This is one of the best zombie books I have ever read.

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    CR 01-30-16
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    "Warm Bodies"

    Wow! I didn't think I would like this book so I put off buying it for a long time, then one day I felt like trying something different and I'm so glad I did. This book was excellent. Well written, great performance by the narrator, and a great story, although it's a little hard to swallow at first. It quickly becomes addicting. So dark, yet so light hearted at the same time. I'm very impressed, well worth a credit.

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    Sarah Pittman 01-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    There was a small moment where I had to stop listening because there was a scene that goes against the hypothesis of memory recording.
    But after I got past that point it was enjoyable.

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