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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

    Commentaires

    "What happens after the end of the world as we know it? Humanity rebuilds, and Kirby Impoinvil (Max Brooks) is there to help survivors make sense of what happened the day the zombies came. Helping author Brooks is a host of family friends, including Alan Alda, Nathan Fillion, Paul Sorvino, Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner, Simon Pegg, John Turturro, and many others. This audio production was released to coincide with the movie of the same name. That it’s a real drama is not surprising given the stellar cast. They don't just read the book, they act it out. And don’t think this is a teen thriller. The zombies serve as a backdrop to the larger story of how humankind reacts to such an unexpected and catastrophic invasion and the inevitable conclusion that millions must be sacrificed to save the rest. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2014. Audies Finalist." (AudioFile magazine)

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    • Douglas G Mercer
    • 13/10/2017

    Listed as unabridged when I ordered it: Not really

    What you get from this book is wonderful. However, you still aren't getting everything. When I ordered the first version (orange cover) it was missing a significant part of the first eyewitness report, and missing other reports entirely. Then they introduced 2 new audiobooks, one with all the witness reports, and the other, the "Lost Tales", with just the new eyewitness reports.

    However, there are still some gaps. For example, with Sinclair's testimony in the book he discusses dirigibles and a failed "Silicon Valley" method to kill the zombles. This is missing from the audiobook.

    The following link explains this and other omissions. Bottom line: in the original version they left out some witnesses, and for consistency removed references to the missing witnesses' testimony from the witnesses testimonies they retained. When they made the above edition, they kept the previous recordings and added recordings for the new witnesses, but didn't put back the references they had initially removed in the "old" witness reports.
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    https://www.reddit.com/r/audiobooks/comments/4nb5uo/what_exactly_is_missing_from_the_complete_edition/

    Someday it would be nice if they went back and fixed the witness recordings from the first version of the audiobook, and finally have something that matches.

    All this being said, this is one of my favourite audiobooks.

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    • Ron P
    • 05/03/2018

    Not really a Zombie fan, but ... simply brilliant!

    I'm not really a fan of the horror genre, although there was a time when "Night of the Living Dead" made Zombie flicks the exception for me. But it's so played out. Add to that the movie version of this (which basically shares the title only) was so awful, I didn't listen to my friends who recommended the audiobook.

    My mistake. This audiobook version, with it’s all-star cast, is spectacular.

    The premise of the book is unique -- you know from the get-go that it’s a look back from the perspective of those who survived the zombie war, which is now more or less over. Rather than diminishing the story, knowing that every character is telling his/her story in flashback somehow manages to *increase* the intensity. There are sections that are poignant, cynical, gripping and terrifying. The underwater sequences, for example, are nutso intense.

    But the thing that truly makes this audiobook one of the best I’ve heard is the cast. The voice actors are spectacular. *Spectacular*.

    This review is in some ways pointless, insofar as most people inclined to listen to it already have. However, if you’ve stumbled on this review as someone who stays away from horror in general and zombies in particular, do yourself a favor – it’s the audiobook equivalent of a summer blockbuster that manages to *exceed* the hype. It’s everything audio dramatizations try to achieve.

    It's simply that good.

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    • Shawn Malone
    • 18/12/2019

    Boring

    Extremely boring. Nothing like the movie. Very slow and not at all what I thought it was going to be. Definitely regret wasting money on this.

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    • Kaz
    • 11/04/2020

    The full book

    Ok this book is not really related to the movie at all. Zombies don’t run is a key point of the book.

    The book is entertaining with a great full cast audio. I have listened to this book well over 20 times.

    This is a retelling of wwz or wwz1 as the narrator says is a bad title since it implys a wwz2. (Mind you I wish the author would do a sequel book) We are left with so many questions about the fall of humanity and I wish they would do more.

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    • Kim Venatries
    • 22/05/2013

    A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED

    First off, I have to say I was “duped” into thinking this was finally the unabridged version of the book. I have a strong aversion to abridged books and probably would not have purchased this had I known it was not the complete work. Having said that, it was still a good listen despite the missing parts. If you never read the print version you probably won’t notice because the story is told in the style of firsthand accounts that are choppy by nature. Think Ken Burns doing a documentary on a worldwide zombie war. All-in-all it is a moving story that is less about zombies than the human spirit, good and bad.

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    • Ignatz
    • 18/05/2013

    Will never pre-order again

    Would you listen to World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition) again? Why?

    I love this book. I mostly love the audio book. I know I will listen again and again, simply because it is so moving and powerful. However, when I pre-ordered this book it was advertised as "unabridged", which is not quite the truth.

    1 week later I now get an email stating "... This is an Abridged book, but when you made your purchase, it may have been listed as "Unabridged" on our site, which was in error. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused." Also, chapter 3 has a fairly huge gap in it that readers have picked up on but no one who put the book out seems to be addressing.

    Had I known this was still an abridged version of the book, would I still have bought it? Maybe, depending on what had been written about it. I mean, I love this book, so yes, I probably still would have bought it knowing that more of it had been recorded. I just hate being lied to.

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    • Doug
    • 17/05/2013

    With missing section restored, Now it's great

    After restoring the missing section in Chapter 3, now it's a coherent whole. Thanks for working with the publisher to fix a 4 minute gap, which while obviously an easy thing to do, had me worried for a while that it wouldn't be done in the short term. This relatively rapid response is much appreciated.

    I think Studs Terkel would be proud. The various performers' interpretation of the text made the messages from the witnesses much more varied, both in voice and in the message. This makes it feel more like independent witnesses than in the original texts, and the emotion in some of the performances was much more moving. Some of the standouts for me included the K9 trainer, the feral young lady being treated and acting out the incident that orphaned her around age 4, Sinclair as acted by Alan Aldo, the performance of Redecker, and the Chinese submariner.

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    • Grammar Geek
    • 22/05/2013

    Excellent, but I pre-ordered Unabridged...

    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Of course! This is one of the best multiple-cast audiobooks I've heard. There were too many fine performances to count, and it was less an audiobook than a picture-less movie. Along with others, however, I too eagerly pre-ordered as soon as the option became available and am angered by the same issues already raised.

    How could Audible.com, an Amazon company, release an audiobook with an obvious omission of over four minutes? Even more shocking, the missing portion of the recording had already been completed for the (first) abridged version.

    What bothers me much more than that, though, is the misrepresentation that this is an unabridged version. Is "Complete" a new pseudonym for "Abridged, but not as abridged as before"? Perhaps this was rushed to market to take advantage of the "Movie Tie-in," prominently featured on the book image. From all reports, this sounds like a great summer action movie featuring Brad Pitt, but far removed from the moving, chilling, thought-provoking novel on which it is based.

    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Max Brooks gave an excellent performance, perfectly portraying the reporter--always in the background, but providing a consistency throughout the many stories of "survivors."

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    • Kaarlo
    • 25/05/2013

    Great add-ons, but not 'unabridged'

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

    This ranks on my top 5 best audiobooks, the different actors/actresses really make this a great listen.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The realism.

    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Haven't heard any others, unfortunately.

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

    Very much so.

    Any additional comments?

    The description states this is an 'unabridged' reading, which I took to mean all the people who did the original reading, had come back to fill in the dialogue that got cut from the original. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. All that was done was new actors were brought in to read the chapters not included. Hopefully the site will change the wording.

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    • Paytonmb
    • 08/01/2020

    Not what I expected, I didn't finish jt

    Obviously this book has great reviews so it must be liked my a majority of listeners. It has a great cast of narrators which I really appreciate but this book just wasn't my cup of tea. I expected it to be similar to the movie or at least have some of the same plot points but the only similarity is that they are both about zombies. I wanted suspense and horror and the sadness when my favorite character dies but none of that came.

    This book is a bunch of short stories from different people around the world based on their experience to different phases of the epidemic. It was had for me to care about these characters because there was no development or depth to them and there was no suspense because you know they survived because they are telling their recollection of events.

    I quickly got over the fact that it wasn't like the movie, that didn't bother me. I decided I was going to give the book a chance but I lost interest pretty quickly. I stopped listening with over 8 hours still left. Please don't let this singular review stop you from listening/reading this book just know what to expect. I think I might be better suited actually reading this book at my own leisure instead of listening.

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    • Philipp H
    • 15/06/2018

    Astonishing story and performance

    What can I say... As a historian I would say that it is on of the most profound books about fictional zombie history.

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    • Cathy
    • 11/12/2020

    Mark Hamill! Voice acting raises the bar!

    Amazing work from the voice cast. Absolutely blown away. Mark Hamill's parts are incredible! I look forward to more of his performances.

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    • Daniel Ernesto Leyva Cabrera
    • 02/11/2020

    Scary relevant nowadays

    Great cast and the story is as fun as it is scary relevant to today’s world situation. Fully recommendable.

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    • JWKing
    • 01/09/2020

    Good book, bad voice acting

    The voice acting is cringey as hell, which I didn't expect considering the cast. I would refund if I could.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 28/05/2020

    Spannende Geschichte! Sehr viele hintergründe!

    Was nen Starcast! Macht spaß bis zum ende. Man erfährt viele Hintergründe und due Geschichten verschiedener Menschen in verschiedenen Lagen ihres Lebens innerhalb dieser Apokalypse. Von Marines über Uboot Fahrer bis zu den einfachen Menschen, aber auch Celebrities und Tauchern. Spitze!

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    • F555
    • 07/05/2020

    Written to be an audiobook!

    The ideal audiobook as the short, independent stories are told by different actors with suitable accents. Really enjoyed listening to them and following the development of the war.

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    • Tiago
    • 07/12/2019

    A fresh perspective

    This is a great fictional report of the semi-realistic situation after a war with a global zombie outbreak. This covers many questions: from how the outbreak started, to how defense failed, even to the economical and social situation post and during the war.
    The narrator does a great job conveying the significance of each interview.
    Highly recommended.

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    • ueber
    • 05/01/2017

    Great adaptation of a great book

    After having read the book and being blown away by the amount of thought, heart and attention to detail that went into it I am happy to say that the audio book more than does it justice.
    Ther is a huge cast for all the different characters, all doing an excellent job at conveying the gloomy feelof a real post-war documentary.
    If you are even remotely interested in catastrophic what-if scenarios - do yourself a favor and buy this.

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    • Tim der Heimwerkerking
    • 03/04/2018

    Keine Spannungsbogen

    Was genau hat Sie an World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition) enttäuscht?

    Es handelt sich um eine Ansammlung an einzelnen kleinen Stories. Es wird kein Spanungsbogen aufgebaut. Es gibt keine Charaktere mit denen man „mitfiebern“ kann. Ich war froh als es vorbei war.

    Was hat Sie am meisten an Max Brookss Geschichte enttäuscht?

    Keine Charaktere. keine Zusammenhängende Handlung.

    Welche Figur hat the narrators Ihrer Meinung nach am besten interpretiert?

    Ich kann man ich keinen besonders erinnern,

    Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

    Es ist wie es in der Beschriebung steht eine Sammlung fiktiver Interviews. keine Handlung.

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