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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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Amazing Voice Acting

Makes me almost feel like WWZ was an actual war, in depth and scaring but before my time.

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so good

I've listened to this book more than once and it's still as good as the first time.

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Best Version

This is the absolute best version of this book. It reminds me of the All Star Cast movies of the 1970s.

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Zack

Well done.

This audio production was supremely well done and I am so glad I bought it.

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Better than ever

I had been the happy owner of the first version of this audio production for years. When I saw this new, extended version I jumped on it. I'm so glad I did. The cast is phenomenal. The "new" stories are just as great as my old favorites. This book remains one of my favorite pieces of literature of all time. It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, it makes me think about what it means to be human. Max Brooks is a wonderful writer and, in my opinion, the World War Z movie is a travesty compared to his literature. Decent zombie movie? Yes. Accurate representation of the book? Not at all.

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Outstanding!

I've read the book dozens of times. I'm so glad they released as unabridged version of the audio book.

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One of my favorite audio books ever!!!

Also my favorite book to read. The thought and research Max Brooks put into this book is what makes it a not to re-read numerous times. The voice actors really give a voice to the characters, and Max's narration gives you the feeling that you're in the room while he's interviewing. Great audiobook!!!

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Not what I expected

I thought the more I listened maybe it would get better. It didn't the accents were cool tho

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full cast!

I avoided the book like the plague (pun intended) because of the way it was written. an interview? That's not going to make a read. I read the book and it wasn't so bad. I was looking for a refresher book when I opened my audible account and close this book. it wasn't until after I had started listening that I realized what was glaringly obvious! It's a book written like an interview, an audio version just makes good sense. And it was! Best book I've listened to yet.

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This is more of a Radio Play

Do yourself a favor, carry a list of the actors while you listen, so that when the inevitable "Oh God, I know that voice" happens, you'll have a reference. For me, it was Bruce Boxleitner... I'm now re-watching Babylon 5. ;)

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