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The Essential Max Brooks: World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide By Max Brooks,

  • Title: The Essential Max Brooks: World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide
  • Author: Max Brooks
  • ISBN: 9780739343081
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Audio
  • World War Z 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 upwarWorld War Z 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.Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war I found Patient Zero behind the locked door of an abandoned apartment across town His wrists and feet were bound with plastic packing twine Although he d rubbed off the skin around his bonds, there was no blood There was also no blood on his other wounds He was writhing like an animal a gag muffled his growls At first the villagers tried to hold me back They warned me not to touch him, that he was cursed I shrugged them off and reached for my mask and gloves The boy s skin was cold and gray I could find neither his heartbeat nor his pulse Dr Kwang Jingshu, Greater Chongqing, United Federation of China Shock and Awe Perfect name But what if the enemy can t be shocked and awed Not just won t, but biologically can t That s what happened that day outside New York City, that s the failure that almost lost us the whole damn war The fact that we couldn t shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us They re not afraid No matter what we do, no matter how many we kill, they will never, ever be afraid Todd Wainio, former U.S Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of Yonkers Two hundred million zombies Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it For the first time in history, we faced an enemy that was actively waging total war They had no limits of endurance They would never negotiate, never surrender They would fight until the very end because, unlike us, every single one of them, every second of every day, was devoted to consuming all life on Earth General Travis D Ambrosia, Supreme Allied Commander, EuropeThe Zombie Survival GuideThe Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now Fully illustrated and 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.Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack 1 Organize before they rise 2 They feel no fear, why should you 3 Use your head cut off theirs.4 Blades don t need reloading.5 Ideal protection tight clothes, short hair.6 Get up the staircase, then destroy it 7 Get out of the car, get onto the bike.8 Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert 9 No place is safe, only safer 10 The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on Don t be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset life This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead It is a book that can save your life.
    The Essential Max Brooks World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide World War Z 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 experien

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    1. This book is really a character study, of people, societies and how government behaves It utilizes the zombie doomsday threat, but any threat a virus, space aliens, marauding apes could be substituted for the impossible plot of zombies taking over the world It s entertaining and serious, but tongue in cheek as well Great concept, great book.

    2. This was definitely not my type of book in the end I like action, but the mass repetitiveness of this dang book had me reeling I would rather have been eaten by a zombie than to read a cliche novel about somewhere, on the earth a mysterious plague is here Woah they re super grotesque and are feasting on human flesh I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THAT Max Brooks, that is just so original of you _ Really though I didn t like it and kept picking it up, I even decided to listen to a good 2 4 of the book but [...]

    3. World War Z net uitgelezen Zo Wat een goed boek Dat een verhaal dat bestaat uit heel veel verschillende interviews, tien jaar na de oorlog, zo sterk en zelfs emotioneel rakend kan zijn, echt heel goed gedaan Alle aspecten op misschien n na van de Zombie apocalyps zijn uitgedacht en tot het uiterste doorgevoerd een perfect voorbeeld van interne logica n van de cruciale elementen van worldbuilding en een goed genre verhaal en de uitwerking daarvan Absoluut een aanrader, niet alleen als leeservarin [...]

    4. I really liked this book definitely a fun, interesting read I thought that the book was very well researched and serious for something so impossible I especially appreciated a worldwide perspective, and I think this book offers very good social commentary for a lot of topics pretty deep in some respects I recommend I heard the audio version because I m not sure I would have read through that many pages about this topic.

    5. I recommend to the zombie fan and they survivalist Entertaining and thought provoking to say the least I spent the next few days assessing my house and neighborhood for vulnerabilities and possible escape routes,lol I suggest you read The Zombie Survival Guide first, then transition to World War Z right away You will see the connection Also, World War Z is nothing like the movie currently in theaters I saw the movie first, and actually enjoyed the book .

    6. Listened to this one on Audible and loved it The story unfolds like a documentary and each performance was superb I found myself asking questions about zombies that I would have never thought to ask.

    7. I NEVER read books like this and really only read it because my SO begged me to I hate zombies and am not really a fan of the genre Outside of that, the book was alright I feel like I would ve enjoyed it if I liked this kind of genre

    8. The ulitmate in zombie books The guide describes how to survive and dispatch a zombie apocalypse World war Z takes you around the world to witness a near future global outbreak many years later through the eyes of survivors.

    9. it was a good read After seeing the previews for the movie I know it won t be nothing like the book because how the book was written I liked how wrote it to seem like interviews.

    10. I highly recommend the audio version from 2013 Amazing cast.Leaving the undead apart, this is one of the most plausible and cohesive scenarios for a worldwide crisis caused by a pandemic I ve read so far.

    11. Number one of ten Organize before they rise Max Brooks World war z survival guide discussed many ways and tactics the reader could use in order to potentially survive the zombie apocalypse Personally I enjoyed reading this book and found the knowledge within the book to be very helpful, and addressed many key points about how to survive This book was written to teach the audience the basic guidelines for a means of survival in the case of a zombie invasion, with the theme mainly being always be [...]

    12. World War Z I am a little embarrassed to admit that I actually liked this book Although I do like a good sci fi novel now and then, I have never been much of a zombie fan However, I found this book and it s post apocalyptic viewpoint gave me a lot to think about Government, disease transmission, world history, wilderness survival, our dependence on technology and comforts , living in a digital world, having a physical skillset All things that are very relevant in today s age After all was said a [...]

    13. World War Z is not your typical zombie apocalypse tale but rather a book that focuses on the political, military social factors aftermath of zombie outbreak I realize this review sounds ridiculous but it is a zombie book so merits a ridiculous sounding review The narrator is a United Nations staff member who is writing a report on the human factors surrounding the zombie outbreak The story is told from personal interviews of a range of characters including politicians, military men women, docto [...]

    14. I really enjoyed both books very much Max Brooks clearly did his research and the scenarios were absolutely realisticwith the exception of the existence zombies, of course Frankly, I do find zombies pretty terrifying as their relentless pursuit of eating and difficulty in dispatching is the stuff of nightmares ever since I saw Night of the Living Dead at the tender and impressionable age of eight Vampires Benign during daylight hours Werewolves Avoid going out during the full moon Mummies Stay o [...]

    15. I think this book is great for people who think zombies will eventually will start rising from the graves This book will tell you how to survive a zombie apocalypse, if it ever happens But if i does happen you will be prepared This book will tell you over 100 ways and tips to survive a zombie apocalypse It will tell you from what to wear in a zombie uprising, all the way to the best places and worst places to be during a zombie apocalypse I would give this book 3 stars because it will help you s [...]

    16. Great story told after the fact as if through taped interviews from different people all around the world who had to deal with zombies From commoner to war hero Some eerie parts, some scary, all fascinating Having to deal with underwater zombies was the worst part, I think Though the catacombs of Paris would be scary as hell, too

    17. I wish there was a picture but, this boxed set is really nice I had every intention of just getting WWZ from the library, but when I saw this set on the shelf, I had to buy it I m glad I did too I think these editions are done really well, the illustrations on the box are super cool and so far I m a huge fan of both books

    18. The Zombie Survival Guide would literally do you a great service in any natural disaster or wartime invasion It covers the basics of survival and combat with the premise being, of course, that you are doing all this in order to survive the cold, dead appetites of the living dead It wouldn t be a bad idea to have the book around You know Just.

    19. This is a must read for anyone who loves the zombie genre FYI, nothing like the dumb movie The story is so very immersive that at times I had to look around to remember where I was The barking of dogs made me jump and I couldn t go out side after dark while reading it.

    20. A great book completely researched and thought through I found myself on occasions wanting to find the nearest store to grab a machete and crowbar, just in case, and to keep a list of most remote places in the world and the two realistic routes to get to each Any sci fi nerd s idea of fun

    21. I would really only give this book a 2.5 if I could figure out how It was interesting different, but not compelling since each page or two was a different story.

    22. Genuinely feel prepared for a zombie outbreak after reading this book Highly enjoyed it, would recommend.

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