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Would give it 6 stars if I could,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Audio CD)
I believe it, all of it. Somehow I fell asleep and missed all the events described in this book. That is how real this feels.
Max Brooks (in this book) doesn't write about horror and blood and guts, this is a history book. People relate how they experienced wartime. There are precious little actual zombies about, even the word itself is seldom used, since it is deemed inaccurate.
Like any good history book it has clearly divided thematic chapters like "Warnings" and "Blame". The conclusion is very satisfactorily executed with an outlook into the future.
The different, international what-if-situations are very believeably and intelligently spun out from the political and cultural situation today.
If some of the so called journalists nowadays would employ half as much drive for serious fact finding and well balanced representation that this quasi history does, reading the papers or watching the news would be a joy instead of a chore.
Audio book format:
5 CDs, each with about 17 tracks, each essay consisting of several tracks makes for hasslefree listening. There are no audio FX, except for an appropiately creepy sounding "jingle" in between chapters.
The voices are well known: Jürgen Prochnow, Mark Hamill and John Turturro to name but a few. The accents are a joy to listen to.
Kudos especially to Mark Hamill who plays a US-Marine very well and with gusto.
The only qualm I have with this is that it leaves me ravenous for more. I want to know how the Palestine/Israel question was solved. What happened to all those who hoped to escape to the North, because the living dead would freeze only to face starvation and freezing themselves? How did those countries fare that didn't subscribe to the solution proposed at the Honolulu Conference?
Maybe Mr Brooks can be compelled to write more. I sure hope he does.