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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (45,654 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Brooks Narrator: Marc Cashman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9780739342732
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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.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A bloody-minded, strait-laced manual for evading the grasp of the undead.”

    Time Out

  • “So meticulous and well researched that it’s more scary than funny.”

    Esquire

  • “A tome you start reading for fun and then at page fifty you go out and buy a machete just to be on the safe side.”

    New York Post

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lilyfern | 2/11/2014

    " I read this on my Nook Color. I did not expect it to be so short (60 pg) but it was ok for what it was. I think the point of the book is more the illustrations than the text, and the illustrations are intense! I can't say that I really enjoyed them (not my kind of thing) but the artist is clearly very talented. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charity | 2/6/2014

    " Had to give up on this one - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrj314 | 2/4/2014

    " Loved the entire book except for the last part with the recorded attacks. I would have given the book 5 stars but i found the ending to be too boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil Maguire | 2/1/2014

    " Fantastically convincing guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 1/21/2014

    " Extremely realistic and practical - which can make for dry reading. The section on recorded zombie attacks is fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Cartlidge marvin | 1/15/2014

    " Love it! We've got our plan and all our friends have told us they're coming to us during the Zombie Apocalypse because we've got a plan. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faye | 1/15/2014

    " Every person needs to read this for the coming zombie apocalypse!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Uebel | 1/15/2014

    " I would say it's a bit of "light reading" for those who are veterans to the Zombie genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Ann | 1/15/2014

    " Very interesting! Enjoyed reading it very much. My son, who is 12 and read it before I did, enjoyed it as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 11/16/2013

    " SERIOUSLY SO SO SO GOOD. Not only did I learn about the history of past zombie encounters, I also learned how to survive in an inevitable Zombie outbreak! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Jones | 10/31/2013

    " the sort-of prequel to WWZ, though this isn't a novel. it actually is a zombie survival guide. protip: avoid cars, but dirt bikes work in a pinch "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 9/13/2013

    " This book felt like a some what clever joke that ran on too long. The Forrest Gumpy historical tales were better than the survival guide part but they too felt repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Plummer | 8/30/2013

    " A must read for any true Zombie fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle Goethe | 8/16/2013

    " Once Brooks gets going with this unusual manual, it gets better and better. The beginning, for any normal fan of zombie lore, will read much like common sense, but once he hits page 100, it is nonstop insanity up until the very end. Interesting read, and I hope the very same for World War Z. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Davis | 5/4/2013

    " I am so gonna die if the zombie apocalypse comes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Callum | 4/25/2013

    " Fun book to read if you take it with a pinch of salt. Some funny lines too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Mullenax | 12/19/2012

    " If you want to know how to survive a hypothetical zombie outbreak...this book is for you. Told in a serious way if such a thing were to happen. Let's hope it dosen't. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sadie | 11/22/2012

    " It was very informational and easy to remember. It had wonderful descriptions and I could really tell that the writer had put a lot of research and thought into this peace. It was a bit humorous and that made it all the more fun to read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stoyan Genov | 10/23/2012

    " Great Read, somehowa the WWZ didn't catch my interest as much as this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Henke | 6/8/2012

    " Quite educational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 4/26/2012

    " My favorite book to quote from to my zombie loving friends. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/18/2011

    " Clever and entertaining, but a little long for what it was. I lost interest partway in but made myself power through to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dillon Lee | 12/17/2011

    " I've read this book at least 7 times and I love it every time. I love Max Brooks so much for making this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/4/2011

    " I love this book! It will always be one of my favorites. I re-read this at least a few times every year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Federer | 8/14/2011

    " I'm ill-prepared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane Grier | 7/31/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I do believe that now, after this book I am prepared for the dead to reanimate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander | 5/22/2011

    " Not a true read like World War Z but still pretty fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Speedy | 5/19/2011

    " Es un manual... y quedas con la sensación de que DEBES ir a comprar ese machete... sólo por si acaso... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William | 5/19/2011

    " Most of the stuff in the book is common sense. The part where Max Brooks enumerated the weapons felt like he was just adding filler. I guess my expectations were unwarranted. It does say 'guide' on the cover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Comedian999 | 5/18/2011

    " I met Max Brooks, and he's a dick... but he puts a lot of thought into what would REALLY happen in a zombie apocalypse, and entertaining reading trumps dickitude almost every time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 5/18/2011

    " This is an indispensible guide to survival in the coming apocalypse. Read it, learn it, and be ready, or else you will be consumed like all the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danimau | 5/14/2011

    " Absolutely essential guide in these trying times. Don't face the next decade without it.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 5/7/2011

    " Great book! A must have for every person who yearns to learn more about the undead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/5/2011

    " Make sure you're prepared. This guide is a must read to survive the coming zombie horde. And waiting til you see a zombie just won't cut it. Prepare now. Entertaining read as you're instructed in all seriousness how to survive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 5/5/2011

    " Starts off really engaging and humorous. But, then quickly trails off and becomes mundane. Good book, however, I have found myself only reading to finish the book on principle. Already looking for something else to read........ "

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About the Author
Author Max Brooks

Max Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. Hailed as “the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism,” he lives in New York City but is ready to move to a more remote and defensible location at a moment’s notice. 

About the Narrator

Marc Cashman is a four-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audiobook narration. His voice has also been heard locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on radio, television, film, documentaries, radio plays, and video games.