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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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If u love zombies, u already love this book

I wish the World War Z movie was more like this book. When I finished the audio I just wanted to hear more.

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simply amazing.

voice acting is spot on and the story is great. I absolutely loved it. I'd recommend it to anyone

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well preformed and easy listen

love the cast, good book, good pacing easy read was it the same story as the movie but was a good story none the less

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just amazing!

Between the well-written story and the performance of the all-star cast, this delivers thrills and excitement right up to the end.

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Excellent story

Several narrators sound flat, but it's a good story that surprised me in its depth.

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did not disappoint

I liked how it had many different narrators. it made it seem like they were real interviews. max Brooks is awesome.

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near perfect

I couldn't ask for anything else. So so so much better than Brad Pitt movie

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Zombies, War, and Very well done story telling

You may be sick of zombies or you can't get enough of them. This is an amazing book (or audio book) that most people will enjoy.

I heard about this book when I was in high school, which was more then 7 years ago now. And you may think that this is exactly like the movie that came out with Brad Pitt, but you would be very much wrong in believing that. To sum up the books concept: It's a series of interviews with different people, from different parts of the world that experienced and survived the Zombie epidemic or like the title implies "War". Each with their own accounts on how events unfolded for them and how it changed the world they live in but also changed their views on humanity as a whole.

This book may have zombies in it, but the interviews are very well "conducted" that your convinced these characters are real people and can really relate to them. This book is inspired by another book called "The Good War" which is similar in concept, but it is with real people during WW2. The book is a good read, but this audio book is so well acted that I recommend just getting this instead of the paper back if you haven't read it. An all star cast voicing most of the characters, with very convincing dialogue that it's hard not to recommend this audio book. So use your credit on this!

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One of my all-time favorites.

Probably the most extravagant production on Audible. Not only an amazing story cleverly told but also a full cast of amazing voice actors.

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Amazing listen

I heard about this edition from a podcast and it intrigued me how it's star-studded cast would perform in an audiobook, (I had recently heard a book narrated by James Franco and hated it), but this one is acted phenomenally and it's an interesting story who calls for a large cast, so it's a match made in heaven, really enjoyable, not a very convoluted story which made it perfect for listening at work.

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