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World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition) Audiobook

World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2014

World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War is a new version of Max Brooks' episodic zombie novel. The abridged versions of the original stories are now joined with new, unabridged recordings of the episodes that were not included in the original (abridged) version of the audiobook. These additional episodes feature a star-studded cast of narrators to coincide with the upcoming release of the film.

New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more! Max Brooks will be reprising his role as The Interviewer.

The original abridged edition, released in 2006, won an Audie Award for Best Multi-Voiced Performance. Original cast members include Alan Alda, Mark Hamill, Carl & Rob Reiner, and John Turturro.

In this new classic of apocalyptic fiction that feels all too real, the Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. The documentary-style oral history records 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.

Featuring five more hours of previously unrecorded content, this full-cast recording is read by F. Murray Abraham, Alan Alda, René Auberjonois, Becky Ann Baker, Dennis Boutsikaris, Bruce Boxleitner, Max Brooks, Nicki Clyne, Common, Denise Crosby, Frank Darabont, Dean Edwards, Mark Hamill, Nathan Fillion, Maz Jobrani, Frank Kamai, Michelle Kholos, John McElroy, Ade M’Cormack, Alfred Molina, Parminder Nagra, Ajay Naidu, Masi Oka, Steve Park, Kal Penn, Simon Pegg, Jürgen Prochnow, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Henry Rollins, Jeri Ryan, Jay O. Sanders, Martin Scorsese, Paul Sorvino, David Ogden Stiers, Brian Tee, John Turturro, Eamonn Walker, Ric Young, and Waleed Zuaiter.

©2006 Max Brooks (P)2012 Random House

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    A. O'Brien 12-31-16
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    I've listened to this book at least 5 times. It's so well done. Love it.

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    JJ 12-27-16
    JJ 12-27-16 Member Since 2014

    Long car rides have rekindled my love for 'reading' I like a good history book, thriller and - most importantly - zombie fiction.

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    "A Must Read for Zombie Fans"

    If you're looking for the a zombie book with everything in it, you've found it. Unlike the movie, It's more like an anthology of short stories that combine together to form a large look backward at a zombie apocalypse. There's so much good in this book. Multiple powerful performances, gripping stories, and a well-thought-out storyline/world.

    It is professionally written and performed. I've already re-listened multiple times.

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    Hecksport 12-27-16
    Hecksport 12-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Believable Alternative History"
    What did you love best about World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition)?

    The outbreak and various strategies to combat it were pretty believable. The author must have put in a good amount of research to accomplish this.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition)?

    The fact that you're fighting an enemy that you can never scare or dishearten was something that I've never thought of before, and on a full scale war would be a big disadvantage.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time with any of these narrators and I thought they all did a good job. The only downside was my speakers aren't that great, so it made some of them difficult to hear at times. That's not the fault of the audio book though, just something to be aware of if you have bad speakers.


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

    Remember Philly!


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    Robert A. Beck II 12-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story. Great voices."

    World War Z is riveting. Keeps you wanting to hear the next little story. Brooks can't help but let a little left political bent bleed in, but his writing is addictive. Some of the actors were a little too wooden, but most did a great job.

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    Benjamin vestal 12-14-16
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    Loved this book. Great story and well performed. Read from multiple points of view to give you the whole story.

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    Marco Aurélio Lima do Nascimento Junior 12-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding!!"

    Maybe the best experience I've had listening to a book. The book itself is a transcription of the interviews, so the audio book fits perfectly to the story. All good actor with accents from around the world made it very imersive. Excellent plot, creative solutions for what would happen in various parts of the globe with totally different societies.

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    Meng 12-05-16
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    "Amazing, wish they would make episodes."

    each story was so amazing and independent of his own but connected in some way. if someone was to make tv episodes of this book someone be a billion!

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    John 12-03-16
    John 12-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great human story with depth"

    This creates a entire world with expansive views on politics and human stories very cohesive and the voice work is amazing!

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    myles sebago, ME, United States 11-30-16
    myles sebago, ME, United States 11-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it"

    Loved reading the story so much in print I figured I would get the audiobook to listen it again at work. They assembled an amazing cast that made it even better.

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    Ben Chang 11-29-16
    Ben Chang 11-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Unexpected for the genere"

    I love this audio book. I've listened to it three times now over the past two years. The cast is amazing and the story is nothing like the ridiculous movie that was made. You will not be disappointed.

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    "Brilliant!"

    New version of my favourite audio book with much more content and a great cast. Harrowing but uplifting

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  • R,J,Jervis
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    "Best audio book ever!"

    I've lost count of how many times I've listened to it! Equally as good is the Zombie Survival Guide also by Max Brooks. Encore!!

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