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World War Z Audiobook

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

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Publisher's Summary

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the 12-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.

Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission.

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

What the Critics Say

  • Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Multi-Voiced Performance
  • Audie Award Finalist, Audiobook of the Year, 2007

"Hard to put down." (Publishers Weekly)
"A literate, ironic, strangely tasty treat." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Horror fans won't be disappointed: like George Romero's Dead trilogy, World War Z is another milestone in the zombie mythos." (Booklist)

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    Ezequiel 10-07-17
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    "Kinda disappointed "

    *sigh* c'mon now you guys took out vitals interviews from the story like the feral child, Russia's internal problem, the japanese kid barely noticed that a zombie invasion happened. other than that amazing work. Just disappointed that this isn't the whole book

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    Claytor 09-27-17
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    why is it that even after reviewing a goddamn book, I'm constantly asked review it again?

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    P. Kucinski Jackson, NJ 09-21-17
    P. Kucinski Jackson, NJ 09-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Love this book but wish the audio was unabridged "

    Great performance but wish it was unabridged Missing out on key stories from book. Otherwise I would recommend

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    Anonymous 09-20-17
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    "Decent listen "

    I enjoyed listening to the book. although I feel as though I should have bought the unabridged version.

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    Anonymous 09-16-17
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    "outstanding "

    the book, is amazing. makes me wish they did the movie more like it. wow

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    Shia 09-08-17
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    "Don't believe the hype "

    I really don't understand why people think this book is so good. It's different, I will give it that, but for some reason it's all over people's top ten apocalyptic fiction list.....I guess I just don't get it?

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    Maggie N 08-15-17
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    "Unique"

    As a friend said - the only similarity to the movie is that there are zombies in it. I loved the telling of this story.

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    Matthew Sokol 07-22-17
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    "Like listening to a play."

    I love how every character has there own actor not just one person pretending to be different people.

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    xaemama 07-22-17
    xaemama 07-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story"

    I loved this especially with the full cast. However, I was completely disappointed that it was abridged.

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    Damian Etcitty 06-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it to pieces!!"

    Was skeptical since so many horror books fail to horrify but the good tell brings to life the great stories. Credit well spent!!

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