Just finished listening to World War Z and must say it is pretty awesome. The audiobook was abridged and while it kept a coherent story I still want to go back and read WWZ to flesh out some of the stories. The story about the resupply pilot who has to ditch her plane over infected territory was definitely the highlight for me. I won’t tell you what happens except to say that it pulled a few tears from these hardened eyes. As other reviews have stated, the interviewer’s narration is stilted and redundant with such excellent voiceacting, including John Turtoro and that guy from MASH, bringing the emotions to life. But don’t let this discourage you, he doesn’t talk that much. Another aspect that I liked is how Max Brooks has incorporated the real life zombie fighting tactics he discusses in his earlier work The Zombie Survival Guide. Apparently WWZ is coming to the big screen, Brad Pitt is starring and producing but we’ll have to wait until 2012 to see it.
For those readers who have anxiously been awaiting my Guide to Living with Zombies, I must bow down to those who have come before me and simply recommend Brooks aforementioned guide as it is vastly superior to anything I might come up with. Also you might want to peruse this article for some more info on surviving the first wave.
The armory is still in press though and will come out shortly after I review some of the more incendiary weapons. Stay Tuned.