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World War Z: The Complete Edition

Abridged Audiobook

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Narrated By: Various Readers

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2013

Duration: 12 hours 12 minutes


WORLD WAR Z: THE COMPLETE EDITION is a new recording of Max Brooks' bestselling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. 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, Mel 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, Waleed Zuaiter.


  • Shana Simpson

    I haven\'t read the paper copy, but this was so entertaining! And such a star studded cast. It\'s a really interesting story and done in such a way that you really feel like it happened. Don\'t go into it thinking it\'s going to be like the movie though. The movie uses some of the ideas from the book, but otherwise isn\'t much like the book at all.

  • James Collins

    Great listen, especially the multiple narrators for all the different characters

  • Dan Brooke

    This book was amazing! The style of interviews and the slow unfolding of the plot kept me riveted. Best fiction book I've heard in a long time.

  • Amy Jorgensen

    Excellent book and extraordinary organization/performance of narrators.

  • Elizabeth Bosque

    Great book! I love zombie books so maybe I'm biased but I def recommend it!

  • Elisa Shafer

    The fact they got so many people to narrate this is just fantastic! It really brings the book to life, since it\'s a series of many people\'s accounts of their experiences. It makes it that much more believable with all these different voices telling the story. I am just thrilled with how well done it was. Definitely recommend this book for any zombie story fan, as this is a really accurate depiction of what a zombie outbreak would actually be like from a military, and civilian stand point, from all over the world. All different walks of life, in many different situations. This is one of my favorite books, and audiobooks did a great job bringing it to life.

  • Stephen Mulhern

    Great book. Brilliantly narrated by multiple actors for the multiple characters.

  • Lisa Richie

    This was a good listen....a little slow a times but overall a good listen...

  • Vittorio Deparasis

    This is so amazing at tell the stories in a believable way. Feel like I live there I would not be surprised if thought this really happen amazing book

  • Sammy Flores

    Amazing story and truly answers all the questions "what if..."