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Publisher's Summary

Drawing from reams of historical data, laboratory experiments, field research, and eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide is the only book you'll need to face the greatest challenge mankind has ever encountered. Granted, you probably already know that skills such as wilderness survival, leadership, and basic first aid are important when fighting off hordes of the undead.

But The Zombie Survival Guide doesn't stop there, teaching you how to: Identify cases of infection by the zombie virus, Solanum, and recognize the hourly progression of symptoms: 'Hour 8: Numbing of Extremities and Infected Area, Increased Fever [103-106 Degrees], Increased Dementia, Loss of Muscular Coordination'; choose the right weapon: 'A Section of Lead Pipe Will Work for a Single Encounter but Is Too Heavy for Those on the Move'; defend your home: 'A Ten-Foot Cinder-Block Wall, Reinforced with Steel Rods and Filled with Concrete, Is the Safest Barrier in Both Class 1 and Class 2 Outbreaks'; and much more.

The Zombie Survival Guide is the only guide you will need to survive a most certain pandemic.

"Ignorance is the undead's strongest ally, knowledge their deadliest enemy," Brooks writes. "Personal choice, the will to live, must be paramount when the dead begin to rise. The choice is up to you."

©2012 Max Brooks (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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Fantastic

This has to be one of the best audio books I have ever heard. Amazing listen.

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Zombie guide repeats

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

Could it happen?

Would you recommend The Zombie Survival Guide to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes. The "documented cases" at the end is the best part.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Hogan – was your favorite?

His reading is very good.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

When you need to run from walkers.

Any additional comments?

Although I enjoyed this book I found parts of it repetitive. Throughout the novel the author says things such as... "As previously discussed earlier..." Still... It's a fun ride.

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  • I OFarrell
  • 04-19-16

Detailed and extensive

Was The Zombie Survival Guide worth the listening time?

That depends on if the zombie apocalypse actually happens. I'm sure that if zombies begin to take over my town then I will be really glad that I spent several hours listening to the book.

Any additional comments?

This is a comprehensive guide, it leaves nothing out. If you read this then you will be fully equipped to deal with the zombie apocalypse, saying that, you may not be able to finish it in time. The book is long, or at least it seems that way because it isn’t very engaging. I read it right to the end but I struggled to keep my attention on the words. The information within is brilliant but extracting it, not so great.

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  • mr
  • 11-18-13

Interesting but outlasts its welcome.

Would you try another book written by Max Brooks or narrated by Stephen Hogan?

I do not think there was any problem with the narration, it is just that the book is more like reading an instruction manual and can be very dry going at points.

What could Max Brooks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Inter spliced some of the 'after action reports' within the instruction section of the book.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

No problem with the performance, it was more likely the nature of the book that does not work as well as a traditional work of fiction when it comes to enjoying an audiobook.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

I can't imagine how this would work, but if they did I would see it out of interest.

Any additional comments?

Interesting and has many 'wow I didn't think of that' moments. However, the entire book is just a little dry and emotionless to be a truly enjoyable listen.

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  • Chris
  • 11-20-17

Great companion to world war z

I was a bit put off by some other reviews but i greatly enjoyed the book.
The narrator pulled of the dry wit and authoritative manner of an instructional manual.
There isnt a plot to be found but if you've ever daydreamed about having a zombie plan then this might be a fit for you, it goes into great detail about pros and cons of certain approaches and feels authentic.
Maybe too dry for some but i geeked out the whole time and now im ready to take on the undead and survive.

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  • sophie
  • 10-01-16

brilliant and funny

extremely enjoyable. almost seems as if it could of really happened! max brooks is an amazing author

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  • Karl
  • 09-08-16

all you need to know on how to kill zombies

good listen and entertaining. bit works well in conjunction with world war z, wish it was longer.

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  • Mark Snowdon
  • 06-01-15

5 stars

It's a good book and very well written and performed. I have in joyed this book and world war z.

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  • Daniel
  • 04-12-15

Ok

What did you like best about The Zombie Survival Guide? What did you like least?

I liked that it's believable but it dragged.

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

None. It more of an instruction manual.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I didn't get on with the narrators voice at all.

Did The Zombie Survival Guide inspire you to do anything?

Prepare.

Any additional comments?

Not as good as the print version as in my opinion the narration spoilt it. But don't let that put you off.

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  • Darren - UK
  • 12-13-14

Good, but overhyped.

I enjoyed this book its an interesting read, but not work the buzz that has surrounded it. Still if you're a fan of zombie books its a must read.

Narration good.

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  • Buda
  • 07-01-14

Second of my audiobook collection! Great book!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Zombie Survival Guide to be better than the print version?

The topic is dry but Max Books was able to write a great piece of zombie story.

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  • Megan
  • 02-15-14

Its an amazing book

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

amazing, logical, interesting

What did you like best about this story?

It is a book you can read in public with out looking like a conspiracist but secretly helps you build you zombie survival plan!

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Stephen Hogan?

Anyone... i personally don't like his voice. I do think Stephen Fry would sound great reading this book!!!

Any additional comments?

i really recommend reading it and anyone how thinks it might be scary its not because it give you all the weaknesses and strengths you need to know if this did ever happen. its just really fun to read.

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  • Ricky pattinson
  • 01-14-18

great reading

I really enjoyed this in-depth of what you should and shouldn't do book on survival. Brilliantly read also.

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  • Connor
  • 09-05-15

voice acting is amazing

Stephen Hogan does a great job narrating this novel. feels like a real survival guide