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World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ bestselling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring twenty-one additional Hollywood actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award–winning director, Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, and more! Max Brooks will be reprising his role as “The Interviewer.”

The original abridged edition, released in 2006, won an Audie Award for Best Multi-Voiced Performance. Original cast members include Alan Alda, Mark Hamill, Carl and Rob Reiner, and John Turturro.

In this new classic of apocalyptic fiction that feels all too real, the zombie war came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. The documentary-style oral history records 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.

Featuring five more hours of previously unrecorded content, this full-cast recording is read by F. Murray Abraham, Alan Alda, René Auberjonois, Becky Ann Baker, Dennis Boutsikaris, Bruce Boxleitner, Max Brooks, Mel Brooks, Nicki Clyne, Common, Denise Crosby, Frank Darabont, Dean Edwards, Mark Hamill, Nathan Fillion, Maz Jobrani, Frank Kamai, Michelle Kholos, John McElroy, Ade M’Cormack, Alfred Molina, Parminder Nagra, Ajay Naidu, Masi Oka, Steve Park, Kal Penn, Simon Pegg, Jürgen Prochnow, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Henry Rollins, Jeri Ryan, Jay O. Sanders, Martin Scorsese, Paul Sorvino, David Ogden Stiers, Brian Tee, John Turturro, Eamonn Walker, Ric Young, Waleed F. Zuaiter.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Possesses more creativity and zip than entire crates of other new fiction titles…Creepy but fascinating.”

    USA Today

  • “Prepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies…Will grab you as tightly as a dead man’s fist.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Probably the most topical and literate scare since Orson Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast…This is action-packed social-political satire with a global view.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Brooks [is] America’s most prominent maven on the living dead…ChillingIt is gripping reading and a scathing indictment of weak responses to crises real and over-hyped.”

    Hartford Courant

  • “A sober, frequently horrifying and even moving account…Brooks has delivered a full-blown horror novel, laced with sharp social and political observations and loads of macabre, gruesome imagery…The real horror of World War Z comes from the all-too-plausible responses of human beings and governments to the menace.”


  • “The best science fiction has traditionally been steeped in social commentary. World War Z continues that legacy…We haven’t been this excited about a book without pictures since—well, since ever.”


  • “Each story locks together perfectly to create a wonderful, giddy suspense. Brooks also has the political savvy to take advantage of any paranoia a modern reader might feel…The perfect book for all us zombie junkies.”


  • “This infectious and compelling book will have nervous readers watching the streets for zombies.”

    Library Journal

  • “A horror fan’s version of Studs Terkel’s The Good War…Like George Romero’s Dead trilogy, World War Z is another milestone in the zombie mythology.”


  • “[Brooks’] iron-jaw narrative is studded with practical advice on what to do when the zombies come, as they surely will. A literate, ironic, strangely tasty treat.” 

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • World War Z provides us with a starting point, at least, a basic blueprint from which to build a popular understanding of how, when, and why such a disaster came to be, and how small groups and individuals survived.” 

    Jeb Weisman, PhD,director of strategic technologies at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Nominated for the 2012 Abraham Lincoln Award
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of a 2007 Audie Award
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
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