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Publisher's Summary

You can't kill the dead! Like any good monster, the zombie has proven to be ever-evolving, monumentally mutable, and open to seemingly endless imaginative interpretations: the thralls of voodoo sorcerers, George Romero's living dead, societal symbols, dancing thrillers, viral victims, reanimated ramblers, video-gaming targets, post-apocalyptic permutations, shuffling sidekicks, literary mash-ups, the comedic, and, yes, even the romantic.
Evidently, we have an enduring hunger for this infinite onslaught of the ever-hungry dead. Hoards of readers and listeners are now devouring zombie fiction faster than armies of the undead could chow down their brains. It's a sick job, but somebody had to do it: explore the innumerable necrotic nightmares of the latest, greatest, most fervent devotion in the history of humankind and ferret out the best of new millenial zombie stories: Zombies: The Recent Dead.
Full author list: Kevin Veale, Michael Marshall Smith, Tim Lebbon, David Prill, Steve Duffy, Max Brooks, Nik Houser, Andy Duncan, David J. Schow, Joe R. Lansdale, Neil Gaiman, Alice Sola Kim, Gary A. Braunbeck, Francesca Lia Block, Tobias S. Buckell, David Wellington, Tim Waggoner, Kit Reed, Brian Keene, Kelly Link, Gary McMahon, and Scott Edelman.
Full narrator list: Jonathan Davis, LJ Ganser, Victor Villar-Hauser, Marc Vietor, Josh Hurley, Bahni Turpin, Jeff Woodman, Elisabeth Rodgers, Edoardo Ballerini, Suzanne Toren, Kevin Pariseau, Khristine Hvam, Josh Hurley, and Jeff Woodman.
©2010 Paula Guran (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 10-17-11

Multiple zombie genres - weak storytelling

For those who get bored of the constant Romero-Esq story lines this is probably the audiobook for you. The performance and narration was well done as much as the story line would allow for it (assuming read in scarey zombie voice was in their scripts). There were a multitude of zombie type plots - Haitian Zombies, Beautiful Zombies, Zombie High School drama, Zombie love stories etc. This however did not fulfill my Zombie fiction craving.

"Twisted" by Kevin Veale, the first story in the collection did offer an interesting twist without sacrificing the story. I liked the idea that Zombies hunted us via our brain waves and one could allude detection by remaining incredibly intoxicated. The forced intoxication of others made this story all the more unsettling. I'll be looking for more work by this author.

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1 out of 5 stars
By James on 10-23-11

Not your typical Zombies

The first story is about everyone having to take massive amounts of drugs to keep the zombies from attaching you. The harder the drug the better, meth is better than pot. Tommy Lee and Ozzy Osborn are the President of the US. While the idea for the story may have sounded good in between bong hits the author was unable to pull it off. It is not that I am against drugs or I have it in for Ozzy, (Black Sabbath is my favorite band) it’s that the story was boring and made no sense.

The sad part is the stories get worst as the book goes on. At least the first story was about “zombies”. Many of the stories I do not even consider to be zombie stories. If you like stories about Zombies dating each other, how it is hard being a teenage zombie, falling in love with and having sex with a high school Zombie girl, then this may be a book for you. If it wasn’t for the hard “R” sex parts I would say this would be a good book for teens.

Even a World War Z story by Max Brookes couldn’t save this book.

The narrators read the stories in one voice. While not bad I am spoiled by the range of voices many narrators have.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Andre on 10-31-11

Not quite what I would have liked

I was quite pleased to see such a compendium on Audible and at a good price for 20 hours or so of listening. Especially looking forward to a good scare when out walking the dogs at night time, or driving during the darker hours - both times where I do my audio book listening.

The stories aren't bad, and they are well narrated. However the problem is that 90% of the authors seem so desperate to take an original twist on the whole zombie genre that it becomes a bit dull, and hardly ever, really, hardly ever scary. All I wanted was some proper horror stories based on the zombie genre.

I've since bought Domain of the Dead and the Walking Dead audio books - they seem much more my cup of tea.

By all means give it a crack, just don't expect any scares :(.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Kai on 03-09-12

A fun read

Worth your time but I would save the first story to last as its the most fun in my opinion

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5 out of 5 stars
By Johnathan on 09-08-16


Lots of different types of zombie universe's. .... pretty mean ! awsome stuff from all the writes and narrative performance

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 12-07-17

Ghoulish Anthology of fun

While I am a bit of zombiefile naturally I enjoyed this, but those around me that caught a story or 2 also enjoyed the experiance

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