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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (560 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Ma Narrator: Kris Koscheski Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781452676890
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Statistics reveal that during a zombie outbreak, most individuals will have to destroy their undead opponent without the aid of a firearm. To prepare you for the inevitability of hand-to-hand combat with the living dead, The Zombie Combat Manual demonstrates how anyone, from the seasoned fighter to the untrained citizen, can become an effective warrior against the undead.

With firsthand accounts from zombie-combat veterans, this book provides you with the information you’ll need to emerge victorious from close encounters with walking corpses. The Zombie Combat Manual is the go-to guide for anyone who wants to prepare for the unavoidable zombie epidemic. Now is the time to learn how to defend against an advancing army of the undead, lest you fall victim to their growing ranks.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Zombie Combat Manual kicks undead ass! Roger Ma saves the day with this smart, funny, and thoroughly practical book on fighting the living dead. Now we have a chance!”

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

  • “One of the things you can never be sure of in a zombie apocalypse is which weapons you’ll be able to lay your hands on when the dead come for you. Now that I’ve studied The Zombie Combat Manual I’ll always be prepared with whatever is nearby, even if my trusty Zombieville Slugger is out of reach.”

    John Joseph Adams, editor of the bestselling anthologies The Living Dead and Wastelands

  • “As a practitioner of martial arts, and a former US Army Ranger, I cannot stress enough how important empty-hand fighting is. Weapons can be lost, weapons can run out of bullets, weapons can be taken away and used on you. You must make yourself a weapon…Roger Ma’s book should be on the short list of handy manuals to take with you to the zombie apocalypse.”

    Don Roff, author of Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inger | 2/17/2014

    " Couldn't get through the weapon part, but enjoyed everything else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bvzm | 2/11/2014

    " Discreto, ma davvero troppo debitore ai bellissimi libri di Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide e World War Z) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 2/3/2014

    " I was bored. I skipped the interviews. The combat stuff was great. I think I shall be properly prepared in case of a Zombie attack. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordan713 | 1/26/2014

    " I think that this book wasn't really for me. I think that the context was a bit dull and not entertaining from time to time. I liked my other zombie fighting books better than this one and I wish that the author would include more than just fighting methods if he ever writes another zombie themed book. However I do like how the author describes the different recorded combat situations in between articles and chapters. In conclusion I believe that people should read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/18/2014

    " I just completed the section on weapon selection and was rather disappointed. This books chooses to focus purely on the combat aspects leaving other details of zombie survival (transportation, fortification, etc) to other texts. As such, it would be expected that the weapon section would be rather expansive. The author states upfront that he is going to avoid range weapons such as firearms and bows, which is fine, but he still does a mediocre job covering weapons. He breaks the weapons down into several classes and for each class, evaluates several weapons. However, his weapon selections are incomplete and random. While he repeatedly mentions katana blades, there is no evaluation of them in the edged weapon section. There is only one sword, a random German design, included whereas others such as samurai, long, or shorts swords are neglected. Additionally, there is no mention of axes but tomahawks are included. For a book purely about zombie combat, I expected there to be more detail and analysis of weapons compared to a more general book like the zombie survival guide. However, there is better analysis and details of weapons in the survival guide compared to the combat manual. Overall the book was decent but it didn't add much not already covered in books like the zombie survival guide other than some specific hand to hand techniques for fighting zombies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 1/15/2014

    " I gave this book to my dad to read he read it in 4 days. So if it got him reading more I knew I was going to have to read it. So funny but I couldn't help thinking if we do have some zombie attack I'm going to be a bit prepared. LOL "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissy | 11/26/2013

    " Definetly the book to have for a zombie outbreak! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 11/24/2013

    " A fun little book. A surprisingly researched out piece of mental floss. A must for any zombie apocalypse fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Broodingferret | 11/17/2013

    " If you need me to explain why this is amazing, you're loser and I hate you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 10/30/2013

    " Pretty thorough coverage of the topic of battling the undead. I love that the only background of the zombie apocalypse is in the context of the field reports. Clever, subtle, and refreshing for the genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 10/28/2013

    " Enjoyed it thoroughly! Lots of good solid defensive info for civilian use. Including offensive data on weapons & tactics. I do think there should have been a section for firearms, but oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 10/4/2013

    " I was glad that this had some fluff to it instead of just being straight up combat techniques and physical training. The interviews were very reminiscent of the World War Z type of fiction which is not a bad thing. Fun, quick little read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 9/25/2013

    " Fun read!!! Wether you are an out of shape desk jocky, a mother with childern, or a fashion designer, this book is eveything you need to know to survive the zombie apocalypse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 5/28/2013

    " A great book. I didn't think that I would like this sort of subject. But this was a well thought and entertaining book. I would recomend it to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides | 4/21/2013

    " Ma is no Max Brooks, but really, who else is? This has its moments. At times the "combat manual" material on handling zombies is really good. The interviews are not as awesome, for the most part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah | 3/2/2013

    " I enjoyed this just about as much as anyone can enjoy any good book. It is a must read for any existing zombie fan! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derrick | 2/25/2013

    " May be the most important book you'll ever read!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki Rae | 2/22/2013

    " Awesome, funny, and there are a lot of real-life techniques you can use for self-defense. Also, the author, Roger Ma, came to my college and he was just as awesome and funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 11/14/2012

    " Possible my favorite Zombie manual/ guide. It gets into detail and also offers some short stories about zombie attacks and other related things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alpha | 5/31/2012

    " 3.5/5 - An enjoyable read. Short and to the point. "

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About the Author

Roger Ma is a writer and the founder of the Zombie Combat Club, a civilian organization dedicated to providing accurate training and information on how to fight the living dead without a firearm—and survive. He is also a team chief for one of New York City’s Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), which assists first responders in the event of a city emergency—including a zombie attack. Ma lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About the Narrator

Kris Koscheski has produced and directed many titles that have earned AudioFile Earphones Awards, Audie Awards, and Grammy nominations. Also an independent voice artist, he narrates for commercials, books, and cutting-edge Web media productions.