The Zombie Survival Guide

  • by Max Brooks
  • Narrated by Stephen Hogan
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Drawing from reams of historical data, laboratory experiments, field research, and eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide is the only book you'll need to face the greatest challenge mankind has ever encountered. Granted, you probably already know that skills such as wilderness survival, leadership, and basic first aid are important when fighting off hordes of the undead.
But The Zombie Survival Guide doesn't stop there, teaching you how to: Identify cases of infection by the zombie virus, Solanum, and recognize the hourly progression of symptoms: 'Hour 8: Numbing of Extremities and Infected Area, Increased Fever [103-106 Degrees], Increased Dementia, Loss of Muscular Coordination'; choose the right weapon: 'A Section of Lead Pipe Will Work for a Single Encounter but Is Too Heavy for Those on the Move'; defend your home: 'A Ten-Foot Cinder-Block Wall, Reinforced with Steel Rods and Filled with Concrete, Is the Safest Barrier in Both Class 1 and Class 2 Outbreaks'; and much more.
The Zombie Survival Guide is the only guide you will need to survive a most certain pandemic.
"Ignorance is the undead's strongest ally, knowledge their deadliest enemy," Brooks writes. "Personal choice, the will to live, must be paramount when the dead begin to rise. The choice is up to you."

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Customer Reviews

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Was The Zombie Survival Guide worth the listening time?

That depends on if the zombie apocalypse actually happens. I'm sure that if zombies begin to take over my town then I will be really glad that I spent several hours listening to the book.


Any additional comments?

This is a comprehensive guide, it leaves nothing out. If you read this then you will be fully equipped to deal with the zombie apocalypse, saying that, you may not be able to finish it in time. The book is long, or at least it seems that way because it isn’t very engaging. I read it right to the end but I struggled to keep my attention on the words. The information within is brilliant but extracting it, not so great.

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- I OFarrell

Interesting but outlasts its welcome.

Would you try another book written by Max Brooks or narrated by Stephen Hogan?

I do not think there was any problem with the narration, it is just that the book is more like reading an instruction manual and can be very dry going at points.


What could Max Brooks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Inter spliced some of the 'after action reports' within the instruction section of the book.


What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

No problem with the performance, it was more likely the nature of the book that does not work as well as a traditional work of fiction when it comes to enjoying an audiobook.


If this book were a film would you go see it?

I can't imagine how this would work, but if they did I would see it out of interest.


Any additional comments?

Interesting and has many 'wow I didn't think of that' moments. However, the entire book is just a little dry and emotionless to be a truly enjoyable listen.

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- mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-11-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios