The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

Version: Unabridged
Author: Max Brooks
Narrator: Marc Cashman
Genres: Satire & Parody
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: September 2006
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 30 minutes
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The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.
Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack
1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don't need reloading.
5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.
Don't be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset--life. This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead. It is a book that can save your life.

Reviews (4)

A little boring

Written by RHALE27 on October 10th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I'm a life-long zombie fan, but I am having all kinds of trouble getting into this book. I think it's a little boring; or maybe a lot boring. I can't really remember because I kept falling to sleep.

must read

Written by Anonymous on February 14th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great book. Starts off strong and gets a little repetitive towards the end, but a must read for zombie fans. the last two dic's are only about actual zombie incidents. which i skipped through because that i don't really care about...only surviving!

Boring and Inaccurate

Written by Anonymous on February 25th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I'd strongly recommend skipping this book and just listen to World War Z. It really is about as riveting as having someone reading a wilderness guide to you. Combine that will some of the glaring inaccuracies and it was painful for me to get through this. What bugged me the most is the author commenting again and again about not trusting zombie knowledge and protection methods gained from movies yet it is obvious a lot of his weapon "knowledge" is what he learned from movies. It was obvious he had no clue that silencers usually only reduce weapon noise about 30 db (Rock Concert down to Train level). That a silencer doesn't really help at all unless you are using subsonic ammo so you don't get the loud crack from the bullet breaking the sound barrier. Also add to the fact that a silencer needs to be serviced/replaced after so many shots depending on the suppression method. The book is more annoying than entertaining.

Fun Home protection

Written by Gerald Keyser on August 14th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Oh... this is fun. It gives both realistic and common sense approaches on a how to deal with a shambling horde of the un-dead. Very fun. This book sucks you in. (oh... sorry... that is vampires).

Author Details

Author Details

Brooks, Max

Max Brooks's previous book, "The Zombie Survival Guide," formed the core of the world's civilian survival manuals during the Zombie War. Mr. Brooks subsequently spent years traveling to every part of the globe in order to conduct the face-to-face interviews that have been incorporated into this present publication.