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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Prepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies.”—Entertainment Weekly
We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the pandemic.
The 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, 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.


“Will spook you for real.”The New York Times Book Review
“Possesses more creativity and zip than entire crates of other new fiction titles. Think Mad Max meets The Hot Zone. . . . It’s Apocalypse Now, pandemic-style. Creepy but fascinating.”USA Today
“Will grab you as tightly as a dead man’s fist. A.”Entertainment Weekly, EW Pick 
“Probably the most topical and literate scare since Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds radio broadcast . . . This is action-packed social-political satire with a global view.”Dallas Morning News

Mysteries & Thrillers
Various Narrators
hr min
September 12
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

TimBurns82 ,

In-depth and leaves you feeling as if this really could happen.

Amazingly in-depth for any zombie culture fan that has asked questions that go beyond one city or a few survivors, but to the impact on humanity, nations and the globe! Will make you think about the world not only during & after a fictional zombie epidemic but the world we live in today, in reality. Excellent voice acting by excellent actors, a definite purchase.

Armed&Dangerous ,

World War Z

The best ever zombie story, only complaint is the complete book is not included in this adaption.

Link238 ,

Love it

Its long, some parts are a bit borish, but this is a without a doubt one of the best books out there. its so awesome, they got the actor who plays luke skywalker to take part in it. 5/5

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