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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
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“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie WarThe Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and... show more
“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie WarThe Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded 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. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War. Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, “By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ‘the living dead’?”Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B000JMKQX0
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Audio Much Better Than the Trying to Read the Book
I have to say that a lot of people suggested that I listen to this book and what a great idea. I have to say that some of the voices sound a bit too stereotypical to my ears, but I really did enjoy listening to the so-called Zombie wars. I will say that you really do have to listen to this book. ...
JLee22
JLee22 rated it
4.0 World War Z: The Complete Edition
This is the extended version audiobook - the original abridged audiobook with the "lost files" added in. I am not 100% sure that it includes every last word from the original book without a hard copy to reference, but it includes the chapters that I thought were important to fleshing out the in-stor...
JLee22
JLee22 rated it
4.5 World War Z: eBook vs. Audiobook
This is what happened: I wanted to read the book, having seen the movie version with Brad Pitt and hearing (rather, reading via TVTropes and Wikipedia - solid sources of information, those sites) that the original was vastly different. Then, while clicking around here and there, I discovered that th...
JLee22
JLee22 rated it
4.5 World War Z: eBook vs. Audiobook
This is what happened: I wanted to read the book, having seen the movie version with Brad Pitt and hearing (rather, reading via TVTropes and Wikipedia - solid sources of information, those sites) that the original was vastly different. Then, while clicking around here and there, I discovered that th...
Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it
3.0 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
In the wake of what came to be known as World War Z, following the apocolyptic zombie infestation, Max Brooks was driven to record the first hand experiences of those on the front-lines. He traveled across the decimated world to record their stories, from New Dachang, China where it all began to Yon...
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