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Editorial Reviews

Was tun im Zombie-Ernstfall? Ein bahnbrechender Roman klärt auf

Max Brooks ist gelungen, was niemand für möglich hielt: In "World War Z. Operation Zombie" berichtet er eindringlich und doch besonnen, wie die Welt nach der Zombie-Apokalypse aussehen könnte. Auch im ungekürzten Hörbuch - gesprochen von David Nathan und Michael Pan - steht in diesem Was-Wäre-Wenn-Spiel die Erzähltechnik der Oral History im Vordergrund.

Die Sprecher bleiben bei der unkommentierten Aneinanderreihung von Augenzeugenberichten angemessen nüchtern. Der Inhalt erhält damit umso mehr Durchschlagskraft: Der Horror einer möglichen Zombie-Katastrophe wird von vielen Seiten und aus vielen Mündern beleuchtet. Damit hat Brooks eine Mischung zwischen Survival-Guide, Thriller, Horror und einen einmaligen Genrebastard geschaffen.

Dieses Hörbuch wird an Ihrem Glauben an die Unmöglichkeit von Zombies rütteln. Und selbst Skeptiker in Zombie-Fans verwandeln. Nehmen Sie sich schon einmal 14 Stunden am Stück Zeit. Denn den Pausenknopf werden Sie ignorieren.

Publisher's Summary

In seiner erschütternden Berichterstattung beschreibt der renommierte Zombie-Experte Max Brooks die größte Katastrophe der Menschheit seit den beiden Weltkriegen: den Krieg der Zombies gegen die Menschheit. Ergebnis ist dieses umfassende Standardwerk. In zahlreichen Berichten, Tonbandmitschnitten von Überlebenden und Interviews mit Experten geht er den Ursachen auf den Grund, lässt Augenzeugen zu Wort kommen und gibt wertvolle Tipps zur Prävention und Verteidigung.
©2007 Goldmann (P)2011 Random House Audio

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how is a book in German on my recommend

What disappointed you about World War Z?

its in German.

What was most disappointing about Max Brooks’s story?

nothing

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Nathan and Michael Pan ?

.....

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

....

Any additional comments?

I don't speak or understand German so that's what is holding this book back. I have the paper copy and just wanted to have the Audible in a language I understand.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Not as advertised as a German Audiobook

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Those who understand German

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

Nothing.

How could the performance have been better?

That is was advertised as a German audiobook.

Any additional comments?

This needs to be advertised clearly stating that this is a German spoken audio book.

26 of 35 people found this review helpful

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interesting, bizarre, confronting but nonsense

The German performance is great, the problem is the story: a lot of thought went into this but there are logical inconsistencies which occasionally grate, and some reinterpretation about how slow zombies 'work', which is interesting but ... doesn't make sense and fine this is about zombies but ... the zombies need a brain, only die if their brain is destroyed but their muscles don't need fuel, have no liquid blood, but breathe, and don't digest food but it moves through their intestines ...

the book is about a lot of issues, and that's an interesting take on this subject but it's also frustrating because it takes attributes to the extreme. And that's done for a reason but also makes the situations unrealistic (and again ... zombies, but) which in turn makes it unpleasant to listen to.

it also completely differs from the movie which is bizarre having watched the movie previously, but that's more about the movie than this source material.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Downloads in German

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who speaks German would enjoy it more. It shows up in the shop in English, downloads in German with a German cover.

What was most disappointing about Max Brooks’s story?

It is done in German.

How could the performance have been better?

Having the performance in English like the cover would help.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from World War Z?

The slamming the baby into the wall scene which is too much like the pivotal scene from Beloved.

Any additional comments?

Fix the download. It's sold as a book in English but downloads in German with a German cover on the device.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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NOT IN ENGLISH

Can't say anything about the story...because it is in German and I don't speak GERMAN!

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it's not label as a German title

it's entirely my fault but it's frustrating now I'm stuck with this version until I learn some German

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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German really could you of said something

German really could you of said something like this is in German and abridged. Who would only want half the story and in German

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Stephen
  • Sherwood, AR, United States
  • 09-08-15

it not in english

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

if it was in english

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

Not his fault

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Nathan and Michael Pan ?

No reply

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

nope

Any additional comments?

Why is this title even available to purchase on the English speaking site.

13 of 21 people found this review helpful

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It's in German.

Wtf? The book is in German. Which it doesn't say anywhere. Not cool audible. Not cool.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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READ IN GERMAN!

Would you try another book from Max Brooks and/or David Nathan and Michael Pan ?

There was nothing to indicate that this title was read in German.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

There was nothing to indicate that this title was read in German.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful