World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
by Max Brooks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The premise of this book is that there was a Zombie War that nearly wiped out the planet and the narrator is a Studs Terkel-type writer who is interviewing people from around the world about their experiences in the war which is now (mostly) over. Through the stories the interviewees tell you learn what happened during the war. The thing that made this book really interesting though was that in large part it was about how people see themselves as part (or not) of their countries and how that makes them different from each other--especially how they are or are not Americans. The audio performance here was fabulous. There was a different person for each interviewee which gave each an additional layer of distinct personality beyond the words. I highly recommend this audiobook. My only complaint is that the part Nathan Fillion narrated was pretty short.