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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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Not bad. wouldn't listen to it again.

I can take this or leave it. if you're really into zombies it might be enjoyable.

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one of my favorite books!

Max Brooks is an amazing storyteller...what a unique perspective he brings to the zombie craze.

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Great

Fantasric story and narration. Really phenomenal. Best audiobooks yet, I highly recommend for all audiences.

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Not the movie - much better!

I almost didn't purchase the audio book because I had already watched the movie. This book is so different! Loved it!!

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must hear audio book!

amazing voice acting from iconic actors from around the world. a must for any collection.

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It was awesome

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This does not seem to be the full book

Where does World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

On the Lower end

What was most disappointing about Max Brooks’s story?

The story itself is briliant. It is the missing sections that bothered me.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I liked that there were many characters played by many skilled voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I was looking for the "real" version. I don't need the book version of a movie from a book.

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Not just an audiobook; an experience

5 stars for everything, this coming from a lover the original book. The characters are engaging, the recounts are emotional and gritty giving a glimpse into not just a Zombie Apocalypse but the realities of war, any war.

I’d recommend this audiobook to anyone, albeit with a PG-13 rating of course. If you’ve not read the book before, this is a tremendous way to learn the story. And if you’ve read it already, get ready to meet the characters.

Truly nothing like it.

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Well read and great pacing

Excellent book, perfect cast, great for walks and road-trips, my go-to for filling the silence.

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best book ever

I love this book. I borrowed the style to do an interview for a school project