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3.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 5 3.31 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Goldsher Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464977
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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to really meet the Beatles. This is a delightfully gory retelling of the Beatles’ US tour that reimagines the Liverpool foursome as bloodthirsty zombies who take over the world … literally!

For John Lennon, a young, idealistic zombie guitarist with dreams of global domination, Liverpool seems the ideal place to form a band that could take over the world. In an inspired act, Lennon kills and reanimates local rocker Paul McCartney, kicking off an unstoppable partnership. With the addition of newly zombified guitarist George Harrison and drummer/Seventh Level Ninja Lord Ringo Starr, the Beatles soon cut a swath of bloody good music and bloody violent mayhem across Europe, America, and the entire planet.

In this searing oral history, discover how the Fab Four climbed to the Toppermost of the Poppermost while stealing the hearts, ears, and brains of smitten teenage girls. Learn the tale behind a spiritual journey that resulted in the dismemberment of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Marvel at the seemingly indestructible quartet’s survival of a fierce attack by Eighth Level Ninja Lord Yoko Ono. And find out how the boys escaped eternal death at the hands of England’s greatest zombie hunter, Mick Jagger.

Through all this, one mystery remains: Can the Beatles sublimate their hunger for gray matter, remain on top of the charts, and stay together for all eternity? After all, three of the Fab Four are zombies, and zombies live forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliant and hilarious. Two decaying thumbs up.”

    Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Patient Zero

  • Paul Is Undead caused this reviewer to laugh hard enough to pull a muscle. Which muscle exactly will never be revealed, but Goldsher could go on a quest similar to the one chronicled in this book and find out how many others have injured themselves from reading this hilarious work.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “Roughly paralleling the real-world career of the Beatles, this alternate history reimagines successes, failures, and rivalries with over-the-top bizarro charm.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Goldsher turns in a classic rags-to-riches tale of aspiration and success that would do Horatio Alger proud, punctuated by no end of gore.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Paul Is Undead may be the most lively Beatles book to come down the long and winding road in years. It’s bloody brilliant!”

    Examiner.com

  • “This is one of my favorite reviews because, for the first time, I was able to include not only clips from the audiobook, but comments from both the author and the narrator. The story is a hilarious mashup offering an ingenious take on the Beatles legend. Narrator Simon Vance brings it to life (or death, depending on your perspective) with an incredible audio performance.”

    AudiobookDJ.com

  • “A postmodern gothic classic.”

    Mick Wall, author of When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

  • “Hilarious.”

    Michael Ian Black, comedian and author of Clappy As a Ham

  • A Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book of 2010
  • A Audie Award FinalistAudie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne | 1/18/2014

    " One of my kids at school recommended this one to me, so I picked it up. The title and premise are great - however, the writing style did not appeal to me and apparently I am not a big fan of zombies either... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Fox | 12/28/2013

    " Very funny! Not just for Beatle fans "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reena | 12/2/2013

    " as a beatles enthusiast, i found this book compelling and funny. i appreciated how goldscher kept the formation of the band as true to life. the whole chronology was extremely accurate and almost exact with the exception of them being zombies. it was hard to put down and a pretty fast read. the only thing i had to work on is the slang and spelling of various words with the liverpudlian accent. but other than that, i enjoyed it immensely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire E. | 11/14/2013

    " This book had me laughing out loud many times throughout the day! Though I put an extreme WARNING on this book: if you cannot handle bad language and gory/sexual content, do not read this. If you can look past all of that, it's hilarious! :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boyd | 11/7/2013

    " Hard to keep the concept going even for a short book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark Sinnott | 8/16/2013

    " Ugh...this was a tough one. Even hardcore fans of wither the Beatles or of zombies will have trouble getting through this one. I should have realized the obvious gimmick from the beginning and should have just said, "no". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Leigh | 7/18/2013

    " So imagine the British invasion if Paul, John, and George were all zombies (Ringo is a ninja) and they ate there way through England and the states... Complete carnage! Love the Beatles, love zombie, loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 6/8/2013

    " A new explaination to the history. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jack | 1/18/2013

    " sorry to say it grossed me out early and I stopped. Not squeamishness, but distaste on my part. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 11/21/2012

    " This book made me chuckle, but if you aren't big into the Beatles, don't bother. What makes it enjoyable is knowing the minute details that the author is playing off of. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meghann | 11/7/2012

    " Funny and entertaining book. Hard to get through at times and at parts could be quite dull. Started with great potential then felt like was just random thoughts. Overall the book was ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 10/13/2012

    " A humorous history of the Beatles with John Lennon as a zombie and the hilarious whacky and horrifying results that occur. One of the best zombie + pop culture novels that I've read out of the current genre that appears to be popular nowadays. Well-written. Reminds me of World War Z by Max Brooks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Di | 2/3/2012

    " This book was an entertaining account of the Beatles' lives and their career! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 11/28/2011

    " An amusing conceit, which holds up for several chapters before becoming boring. I'm approaching this as a Beatles fan, though. Zombie fans (such as those who enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies might like it better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 11/24/2011

    " Great fun for any beatles fan "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max Brallier | 11/23/2011

    " f'ing brilliant - that's all there is to say "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 7/27/2011

    " Zombie Beatles.....eh "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tatiana | 7/11/2011

    " Fun Rock and Zombie! Clever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 6/3/2011

    " I'm not going to look at The Beatles the same. This was funny and original. The book took the basic ideas of what and who The Beatles were and turned it on their head. I love the use of real life events interwoven into the crazy mixed up world of Zombies. I'm not going to get over purple toots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 5/9/2011

    " It was kinda cute, an interesting take on the Beatles and their rise to stardom ! I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone a fan of the style for a nice light fun read ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 4/21/2011

    " A book about zombies.....how could I resist. :P Let's just say I will never look at the Beatles the same way again after reading this book, though Ringo is super awesome in this book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joy | 3/1/2011

    " Probably the worst book I ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicolas | 1/16/2011

    " Really funny, Especially for beatle fans who understand the twists given to History "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Di | 1/11/2011

    " This book was an entertaining account of the Beatles' lives and their career! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire E. | 1/10/2011

    " This book had me laughing out loud many times throughout the day! Though I put an extreme WARNING on this book: if you cannot handle bad language and gory/sexual content, do not read this. If you can look past all of that, it's hilarious! :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 1/1/2011

    " If you like zombies and you like the Beatles this one's for you. "

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About the Author
Author Alan Goldsher

Alan Goldsher has contributed to such music magazines as Bass Player and Drum. He is the author of the music-themed novels Jam and The Record Haüs, as well as a history of the jazz legend Art Blakey. As a ghostwriter, he has collaborated on projects with Bernie Mac, as well as other actors and comedians, and he has also contributed to ESPN and NBA.com as a sportswriter.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.