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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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    IwinNotYou 09-07-16
    IwinNotYou 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Like an Audio Movie"

    Fantastic cast. I could break away from it. the use of so many voices gave it all the best characteristics of a move while maintaining the mystery and detail of a book. very well done.

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    N.Jay 09-07-16
    N.Jay 09-07-16
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    "Nothing like the movie, WAY better than the movie"
    What did you love best about World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition)?

    The way it was written like a documentary and the research behind it. Brooks really went all out to find the solutions mankind would have to zombies as well as mankind's reluctance to battle a fictional disease. I don't want to give it all away, but he writes it in a way that you can see it happening in real life.


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

    The Phalanx guy. He's such an a-hole, but I love his reasoning to why he did what he did.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You really felt the emotion. One particular chapter that was much better was the regressed woman that spoke like a child. My jaw was on the floor when I first heard it. It's nothing like reading it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Spoiler Alert!!!

    When the general dies after almost killing his son and then having to nuke his own country. I love that it wasn't gratuitous with violence and that it was subtle. He just sits in his chair and dies; that's it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you buy this book thinking "it's like the movie" you are wrong. The book was created with hopes of being based on the book, but it ended being an original story. The zombies don't move the same way, the characters are different, the locations are different, the solutions are different, the entire story is 100% different.

    THIS IS NOT THE MOVIE!
    Gerry Lane does not exist!

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    Charles Wells Toronto, Canada 09-03-16
    Charles Wells Toronto, Canada 09-03-16 Member Since 2014

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    "One of the best audiobook experiences I have ever experienced."

    This audiobook, both in quality and content, is one of the best I have ever listened to. The voice actors, all of whom are fantastic, imbue their characters with emotional depth and a humanity that is real and touching. Excellent.

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    Roger Glenn Duncan 09-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow!"

    This was an amazing listen...the story structure makes it extremely well suited to the audio book format.

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    Jonathan Coogan 08-31-16
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    "Awesome!"

    You won't be disappointed. Amazing performances and story, i plan on listening to it again or marked favorite sections. Just download it now!!!

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    Kristin 08-22-16
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    "Good road trip listening!"

    I love listening to audio books and when I go on road trips with the family I try to find something entertaining. This one was a road trip with my husband and we really had fun with the various stories.

    Made it fun to drive and come up with zombie scenarios.

    Came home from trip and watched the movie, that was horribly stupid!

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    bearbear 08-20-16
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    "a star studded cast really pulled me in"

    a star studded cast that pulled me in and really kept me entertained my hole work shift

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    daniel 08-15-16
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    this is one of my favorite books.
    its like a stephen king book just in my taste

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    Ryan 08-14-16
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    "The way this book was meant to be experienced"

    As it is billed as an oral history, this book was a fantastic audiobook! The boom is set up as vignettes and the format works perfectly. The voice actors are phenomenal and it makes you feel like you are with them in the room.

    I read this book years ago but I'm so glad I revisited it as an audiobook!

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    andrew 08-05-16
    andrew 08-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "great voice actors"

    Mark freaking hamil? Simon Pegg? so many more. it's great. honestly. I don't really see how it ties in with the movie but whatever lol its great

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