Nights of the Living Dead

  • by Jonathan Maberry - editor, George A. Romero – editor, Gabrielle de Cuir - director
  • Narrated by full cast
  • 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1968 the world experienced a brand-new kind of terror with the debut of George A. Romero's landmark film Night of the Living Dead. This was something new...and terrifying. Since then, zombies have invaded every aspect of popular culture.
But it all started on that dreadful night in a remote farmhouse.
Nights of the Living Dead returns to that night, to the outbreak, to where it all began. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry teams up with the godfather of the living dead himself, George A. Romero, to present a collection of all-new tales set during the 48 hours of that legendary outbreak.
Nights of the Living Dead includes stories by some of today's most important writers: Brian Keene, Carrie Ryan, Chuck Wendig, Craig Engler, David J. Schow, David Wellington, Isaac Marion, Jay Bonansinga, Joe R. Lansdale, Joe McKinney, John Russo, John Skipp, Keith RA DeCandido, Max Brallier, Mike Carey, Mira Grant, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Sandra and Ryan Brown, plus original stories by Romero and Maberry.
Narrators include: Ray Porter, Stefan Rudnicki, Jonathan Maberry, Kasey Lansdale, Kristoffer Tabori, Rex Linn, Gabrielle de Cuir, Adenrele Ojo, Richard Gilliland, and Nicholas Guy Smith.


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Best book of 2017

I normally hate story collections because it's always a 50/50 of if you get a good story or not. But this one was simply amazing.
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- Liv

I'm sorry but this is just horrible

as a kid, after exhausting the mom and pop video stores supplies of every Romero movie and all the super shitty Italian zombie movies I could find, I stumbled across "The book of the Dead" by Craig Spector, John Skipp. a great collection of short stories set in the Romero zombie universe. I read that book cover to cover so many times it literally fell apart. then through the years I tried a few zombie books/audio books but nothing really grabbed me(and most just felt like fan fiction to me).

fast forward to now and I was super excited to see this collection of stories endorsed by GAR himself and acknowledging "The book of the Dead" that I read so long ago.

....but....after two great introductions everything just falls apart. the stories are dull, boring and laughably bad. let me give a spoiler example...john russo's story, which is set the day after the original NOTLD, features a zombie Barbara, who's a zombie because her zombie brother stopped the other zombies from eating all of her so she could be a zombie too. no I'm not making that up. then two guys take a bunch of school kids as "ransom" because they are "tired" of taking adults hostages to use as ransom. "tired" of taking adults hostages...24 hours after barbara and her brother stopped at the cemetery. so in 24 hours these couple of guys went from normal people to starting a lucrative business in hostage taking, and were so successful at it that they were getting tired of it and wanted to branch out to kids. how the hostage taking business actually operates during a zombie outbreak is still lost on me.

"story" after "story", it's just "what do you mean that dead person isn't there any more? the dead can't walk. that's impossible!" with as many shoehorned references to the 1968 movie as possible. oh, and occasional knee slappers like a sheriff pulling a "glock" on a vet who just returned from a tour in vietnam. about a decade before glocks were made. I know that sounds like a nitpick but there is just so much sloppy hack writing like that throughout the book. oh! how about a space ship with dead astronauts in it that crashes into a space station, and the zombie astronauts somehow manage to use their jetpacks or something, to get out of their wrecked ship, float over to the space station and start banging on the doors.see what I mean?

absolutely NOTHING like the original movies or what made them great. no one reacting to the outbreak, trying to work together and failing. attempting to figure out how to survive. none of that.

The one story that I did enjoy, about a murder for insurance money, could have easily made a couple of minor changes and not had a zombie in it at all.

this book can be summed up in one word. "forgettable". not one story will stick with you the way, say, "Home Delivery" or "Jerry's Kids Meet Wormboy" have stuck with me since 1989 when I read "the book of the dead".

ok, maybe the book can be summed up in two words. "forgettable" and "disappointing".
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- karlhungusjr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2017
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.