The novel is a collection of individual accounts narrated by an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission, following the devastating global conflict against the zombie plague. Other passages record a decade-long desperate struggle, as experienced by people of various nationalities. The personal accounts also describe the resulting social, political, religious, economic, and environmental changes. Romero — Brooks used World War Z to comment on government ineptitude and US isolationism , while also examining survivalism and uncertainty. The novel was a commercial hit and was praised by most critics. A film adaptation , directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt , was released in , and a video game of the same name , based on the film, was released in by Saber Interactive. It has been nearly twenty years since the start of the apocalyptic worldwide pandemic known as the Zombie War, and about ten years since the war has ended in humanity's victory. The framing device for the novel follows "Max Brooks", author of the Zombie Survival Guide referred to simply as "the civilian survival guide" in this book and agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission, as he travels the world interviewing survivors of this zombie plague. Although the exact origin and cause of the plague is unknown, a young boy from a village called Dachang in Chongqing , China is identified as the outbreak's official patient zero.
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Audible Premium Plus. Cancel anytime. By: Max Brooks. The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain. Offering listeners five hours of previously unrecorded content, World War Z: The Lost Files features 21 Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original abridged edition. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.
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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. Max Brooks will be reprising his role as The Interviewer.
Cancel anytime. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet.