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World War Z: The Complete Edition

An Oral History of the Zombie War
Autor: Max Brooks
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 9 Min.
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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

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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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.