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World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-In Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Max Brooks

Narrated By: Various Readers

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2013

Duration: 12 hours 5 minutes


  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


  • Kyle J

    I dunno. It's an interesting listen from a apocalypse stand point. And it's easy fare to split over short road trips. And the cast of voices is very good -- sounds more like a radio play. Except that Mr Brooks I think could have done better by casting a professional narrator instead of himself. But bottom line -- it just wasn't scary. Now if the movie had in any shape or form followed the book at all, that coulda been scary.

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  • Gerald M.

    love this book, tho some of the narrators I find hard to understand at times.

  • Gabriel F

    Absolutely love the book and there is a full cast for the book. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good sci-fi listen (or read).

  • Kevin D

    absolutely fantastic. some of the best 12 hours of audio book I've heard.

  • Julie M

    Great book for first time listeners. Very entertaining

  • Nicole Perras

    This book was awesome. I really liked it. Narration was fantastic.

  • Colby Shear

    Great listen, and the narrators really made the book!

  • Basil Love

    Great book! Well read and star studded. I finished it in less than a week and I have a one year old. Wonderful story in classic Max Brooks style. What's not to like... zombie apocalypse story with great writing and good reading. This is my first experience with audio books and I'm totally hooked!

  • Charles Shackelford

    Some of the actors were to obviously actors. Professional readers should be doing this not actors.

  • Edwing Puente

    This audio book is very thorough in details. I wish they could make this into a tv show series. The movie has nothing relating to this great book. I recommend this greatly.

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