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Fans of Max Brooks' original abridged recording of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War will be thrilled to add this companion piece to their audio library. Offering listeners five hours of previously unrecorded content, World War Z: The Lost Files features 21 Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original abridged edition.

Narrators of World War Z: The Lost Files are 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, F. Murray Abraham, René Auberjonois, Bruce Boxleitner, Nicki Clyne, Denise Crosby, Ade M'Cormack, Parminder Nagra, Masi Oka, Kal Penn, Jürgen Prochnow, Jeri Ryan, Paul Sorvino, David Ogden Stiers, Brian Tee, and Ric Young. Max Brooks reprises his role as The Interviewer.

PLEASE NOTE: World War Z: The Lost Files offers five hours of stories from characters not included in the original abridged recording, published as World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Also available from Random House Audio is World War Z: The Complete Edition, which offers these five extra hours of stories integrated with the original abridged recording.

©2013 Max Brooks (P)2013 Random House

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The performers were just reading.

The readers were a little bland. not how I had read it in my head.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Amazing

So much better than "Walking Dead" as you get a planetary perspective of stories taking place all over the Earth and Space above it.

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It's the same book

There's little or no new stories. It's just world war z in an odd order missing certain stories. No 20$ worth of material

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • kates2424
  • Athens, OH United States
  • 09-28-16

SO MAD - This is not new stories

If you already have the newest version of World War Z, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. It is a selection of stories that I guess were added to the new version. So basically I bought a collection of short stories that were already included in the version of World War Z that I had, not new "lost files". I feel ripped off.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Repeat stories from the full version

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Had I known this was just a repeat of several stories from the full version of World War Z, I wouldn't have bought it. I would only give it 5 stars had I not bought it!

If you’ve listened to books by Max Brooks before, how does this one compare?

Repeat stories from the full version.

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The story synopsis should have told us that this was the same stories - Nothing new here folks, move along -

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Really great acting and story.

I liked the book and I love the audio version. It's basically an all star cast and this book deserves it. I was disappointed that the original audio book didn't have all the stories in it and I was pleased to find this add on. I highly recommend both parts of the World war z series.

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I always enjoy this because of the readers.

Celeb readers all awesome! Kal Penn, Bruce Boxlightner and the rest. All Gild pure gold.

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  • leo
  • DTX
  • 11-01-17

a great audio book for first time listener.

I was curious and cautious about audio books, I was concerned about buying an audio book and it turning out to be a bad read.
well not this book! I thoroughly enjoyed the many actors who voice acted, many to my surprise that they worked in audiobooks!
I've never experienced any other audio book nor the world war z books. I enjoy how they brought the reading to an almost real experience! it's what got me to read in the first place!!
again a great intro into audio books!! give it a listen!!

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Loved this addition to the abridged version!

I listened to the Abridged audio months before I finally read the book. As I read, I was disappointed to see how many stories had been left out. I am very happy to have found this addition to the abridged version.

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  • G. Martin
  • Southern California, USA
  • 08-01-17

Great Companion to the original novel

Loved the narration and voice performances! Definitely kept me engaged and looking forward to next chapter...