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Minecraft: The Mountain Audiobook

Minecraft: The Mountain

Author: Max Brooks Narrator: Sean Astin Release Date: March 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. In the new official Minecraft novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft: The Island, a stranded hero stumbles upon another castaway-and discovers that teamwork might just be the secret to survival. Wandering a vast, icy tundra, the explorer has never felt more alone. Is there anything out here? Did I do the right thing by leaving the safety of my island? Should I give up and go back? So many questions, and no time to ponder-not when dark is falling and dangerous mobs are on the horizon. Gurgling zombies and snarling wolves lurk in the night, and they're closing in. With nowhere to hide, the lone traveler flees up a mountain, trapped and out of options . . . until a mysterious figure arrives, fighting off the horde singlehandedly. The unexpected savior is Summer, a fellow castaway and master of survival in these frozen wastes. Excited to find another person in this strange, blocky world, the explorer teams up with Summer, whose impressive mountain fortress as a safe haven . . . for now. But teamwork is a new skill for two people used to working alone. If they want to make it home, they will have to learn to work together-or risk losing everything. © Max Brooks 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Involución Audiobook

Involución

MÁS DE 150.000 LECTORES ESPERAN LA NUEVA NOVELA DEL AUTOR DE GUERRA MUNDIAL Z Greenloop fue, hasta la inesperada erupción del Rainier, una selecta comunidad ecológica. Ubicada en los bosques del estado de Washington, a poca distancia de Seattle, ofrecía una vida idílica a sus habitantes, gracias a unos avances tecnológicos que estaban en comunión con la naturaleza. Ahora, de entre los escombros y los rastros de sangre de la urbanización, han podido recuperarse los diarios de Kate Holland. En ellos se relata una historia demasiado espantosa para ser olvidada, tan horrenda que podría romper nuestras convicciones. Incluso las más firmes, como la solidez de nuestra civilización. En las páginas de Involución, Max Brooks no solo hace público por primera vez el extraordinario testimonio de Kate, sino que también expone los resultados de su propia investigación sobre la masacre de Greenloop y sobre las letales criaturas que la llevaron a cabo, seres con un aura legendaria pero que se han revelado como terroríficamente reales. ¿DE QUÉ SOMOS CAPACES CUANDO QUEDAMOS AISLADOS DE LA SOCIEDAD? La crítica ha dicho... «Una magistral novela sobre el caos, tan adictiva como bien escrita.» Juan Gómez-Jurado «El retrato que hace Brooks de las comunidades ecológicas tiene toda la carga de sátira de un DeLillo. Leída a la luz de la actualidad, sin embargo, se convierte en una novela desasosegante, sobre todo porque el terror no solo está donde se le espera [...] sino también en una dura verdad: nuestra apariencia de civilización y predominio tecnológico se deshace como un azucarillo ante un gran descalabro social.» Neil McRobert, The Guardian «Una historia visceral de supervivencia y terror.» Financial Times «A ratos mordaz, a ratos terrorífica, puede entendersecomo una severa advertencia sobre nuestra excesiva confianza en la tecnología, cuando puede ser lo primero en fallar en una situación crítica.» Ismael Marinero, El Mundo «Max Brooks solo sabe escribir de aquello que le fascina y, sobre todo, le aterroriza. [...] Bajo su apariencia de divertimento, los libros de Brooks son ensayos útiles para nuestra continuidad como especie.» Juan Manuel Freire, El Periódico «Después de atraerte con un arsenal de veracidad, Brooks rompe en pedazos tu inocencia, como un simio gigante machacando un cráneo con la única ayuda de sus manos. Involución hará que te lo pienses dos veces antes de reservar un fin de semana en un lugar remoto en plena naturaleza.» SciFiNow «Una mezcla magistral de sátira social y terror extremo.» David Sedaris, autor de Calypso «Tiene una ambientación magnífica, una atmósfera claustrofóbica, un reparto diverso y fascinante, y sobre todo mucha acción. Una historia completamente original que mantendrá altísimo el pulso de los lectores.» Library Journal «¡Otra novela triunfal de Max Brooks! Primero, los zombis. Ahora, Bigfoot. No puedo más que esperar a que convierta a cada uno de los monstruos de la infancia en una novela adictiva, inteligente y entretenida.» Stephen Chbosky, autor de Amigo imaginario y Las ventajas de ser un marginado «Brooks siempre mete en sus tramas acción, información y atmósfera, y sabe destacar tanto el heroísmo como las debilidades de sus personajes. Esta novela de combustión continua gustará a los fans acérrimos de Brooks y a los lectores de ficción especulativa a los que les gustan las historias de monstruos.» Publishers Weekly «Involución es una de las mayores novelas de terror que he leído. Los personajes son redondos, el trasfondo de la novela es genial y todo lo demás te va a asustar como jamás imaginaste.» Blake Crouch, autor de Dark Matter y Recursion «Formidable ... Una historia de furia sobrenatural que hará las delicias de los seguidores de Stephen King y Michael Crichton.» Kirkus Reviews

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Devolution Audiobook

Devolution

Brought to you by Penguin. FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WORLD WAR Z As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing – and too earth-shattering in its implications – to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate’s extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the beasts behind it, once thought legendary but now known to be terrifyingly real. Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and inevitably, of savagery and death. Yet it is also far more than that. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us – and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity. Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it – and like none you’ve ever read before. 'Devolution is one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read. The characters soar, the ideas sing, and it’s all going to scare the living daylights out of you.' Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion 'Devolution is spell binding. It is a horror story about how anyone, especially those who think they are above it, can slowly devolve into primal, instinctual behaviour. I was gripped from the first page to the last!' Les Stroud, creator of Survivorman 'Brooks packs his plot with action, information, and atmosphere, and captures both the foibles and the heroism of his characters. This slow-burning page-turner will appeal to Brooks’ devoted fans and speculative fiction readers who enjoy tales of monsters.’ Publishers Weekly 'Devolution is by Max Brooks, who wrote the stone cold classic that is World War Z, so I will follow him pretty much anywhere. Few things are pleasanter to read when cosy in bed than utterly dreadful dystopian things happening to somebody else.' Jenny Colgan © Max Brooks 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Minecraft: The Island (Narrated by Jack Black) Audiobook

Minecraft: The Island (Narrated by Jack Black)

Author: Max Brooks Narrator: Jack Black Release Date: July 2017

Two editions, two narrators, one thrilling story. Enjoy this version read by Jack Black, and then be sure to check out the other available version, narrated by Samira Wiley. The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe's Treasure Island, the New York Times bestselling author of World War Z tells the story of a hero - stranded in the world of Minecraft - who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. 'Where am I?' 'Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks?' But there isn't much time to soak up the sun. It's getting dark, and there's a strange new world to explore! The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . . like the horde of zombies that appear after night falls. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow. In this world, the rules don't always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.

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Minecraft: The Island (Narrated by Samira Wiley) Audiobook

Minecraft: The Island (Narrated by Samira Wiley)

Author: Max Brooks Narrator: Samira Wiley Release Date: July 2017

Two editions, two narrators, one thrilling story. Enjoy this version read by Samira Wiley, and then be sure to check out the other available version, narrated by Jack Black. The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z tells the story of a hero-stranded in the world of Minecraft-who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn't much time to soak up the sun. It's getting dark, and there's a strange new world to explore! The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . . like the horde of zombies that appear after night falls. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow. In this world, the rules don't always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.

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Minecraft: The Island: An Official Minecraft Novel Audiobook

Minecraft: The Island: An Official Minecraft Novel

Author: Max Brooks Narrator: Samira Wiley Release Date: July 2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks. Two editions, two narrators, one thrilling story. Enjoy this version read by Samira Wiley, and then be sure to check out the other available version narrated by Jack Black. The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of World War Z tells the story of a hero - stranded in the world of Minecraft - who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn't much time to soak up the sun. It's getting dark, and there's a strange new world to explore! The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island...like the horde of zombies that appear after night falls. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow. In this world, the rules don't always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.

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Minecraft: The Island: An Official Minecraft Novel Audiobook

Minecraft: The Island: An Official Minecraft Novel

Author: Max Brooks Narrator: Jack Black Release Date: July 2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks. Two editions, two narrators, one thrilling story. Enjoy this version read by Jack Black, and then be sure to check out the other available version narrated by Samira Wiley. The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z tells the story of a hero-stranded in the world of Minecraft-who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn't much time to soak up the sun. It's getting dark, and there's a strange new world to explore! The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . . like the horde of zombies that appear after night falls. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow. In this world, the rules don't always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.

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World War Z: The Complete Edition Audiobook

World War Z: The Complete Edition

Author: Max Brooks Narrator: Various Readers, Various Readers Release Date: May 2013

World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War is a new version of Max Brooks' episodic zombie novel. The abridged versions of the original stories are now joined with new, unabridged recordings of the episodes that were not included in the original (abridged) version of the audiobook. These additional episodes feature a star-studded cast of narrators to coincide with the upcoming release of the film. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more! Max Brooks will be reprising his role as The Interviewer. The original abridged edition, released in 2006, won an Audie Award for Best Multi-Voiced Performance. Original cast members include Alan Alda, Mark Hamill, Carl & Rob Reiner, and John Turturro. In this new classic of apocalyptic fiction that feels all too real, the Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. The documentary-style oral history records the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. Featuring five more hours of previously unrecorded content, this full-cast recording is read by F. Murray Abraham, Alan Alda, René Auberjonois, Becky Ann Baker, Dennis Boutsikaris, Bruce Boxleitner, Max Brooks, Nicki Clyne, Common, Denise Crosby, Frank Darabont, Dean Edwards, Mark Hamill, Nathan Fillion, Maz Jobrani, Frank Kamai, Michelle Kholos, John McElroy, Ade M'Cormack, Alfred Molina, Parminder Nagra, Ajay Naidu, Masi Oka, Steve Park, Kal Penn, Simon Pegg, Jürgen Prochnow, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Henry Rollins, Jeri Ryan, Jay O. Sanders, Martin Scorsese, Paul Sorvino, David Ogden Stiers, Brian Tee, John Turturro, Eamonn Walker, Ric Young, and Waleed Zuaiter. ©2006 Max Brooks (P)2012 Random House

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World War Z: The Lost Files Audiobook

World War Z: The Lost Files

Fans of Max Brooks’ original abridged recording of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War will be thrilled to add this companion piece to their audio library. Offering listeners five hours of previously unrecorded content, World War Z: The Lost Files features 21 Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original abridged edition. Narrators of World War Z: The Lost Files are Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, F. Murray Abraham, René Auberjonois, Bruce Boxleitner, Nicki Clyne, Denise Crosby, Ade M’Cormack, Parminder Nagra, Masi Oka, Kal Penn, Jürgen Prochnow, Jeri Ryan, Paul Sorvino, David Ogden Stiers, Brian Tee, and Ric Young. Max Brooks reprises his role as The Interviewer. PLEASE NOTE: World War Z: The Lost Files offers the five hours of stories from characters not included in the original abridged recording, published as World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Also available from Random House Audio is World War Z: The Complete Edition which offers these five extra hours of stories integrated with the original abridged recording.

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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead Audiobook

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

Author: Max Brooks Narrator: Marc Cashman Release Date: September 2006

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, World War Z, 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.

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World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide Audiobook

World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide

Author: Max Brooks Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: September 2006

World War Z "The end was near." -Voices from the Zombie War The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War. Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, "By excluding the human factor, aren't we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn't the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as 'the living dead'?" Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission. Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war "I found 'Patient Zero' behind the locked door of an abandoned apartment across town. . . . His wrists and feet were bound with plastic packing twine. Although he'd rubbed off the skin around his bonds, there was no blood. There was also no blood on his other wounds. . . . He was writhing like an animal; a gag muffled his growls. At first the villagers tried to hold me back. They warned me not to touch him, that he was 'cursed.' I shrugged them off and reached for my mask and gloves. The boy's skin was . . . cold and gray . . . I could find neither his heartbeat nor his pulse." -Dr. Kwang Jingshu, Greater Chongqing, United Federation of China "'Shock and Awe'? Perfect name. . . . But what if the enemy can't be shocked and awed? Not just won't, but biologically can't! That's what happened that day outside New York City, that's the failure that almost lost us the whole damn war. The fact that we couldn't shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us! They're not afraid! No matter what we do, no matter how many we kill, they will never, ever be afraid!" -Todd Wainio, former U.S. Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of Yonkers "Two hundred million zombies. Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it? . . . For the first time in history, we faced an enemy that was actively waging total war. They had no limits of endurance. They would never negotiate, never surrender. They would fight until the very end because, unlike us, every single one of them, every second of every day, was devoted to consuming all life on Earth." -General Travis D'Ambrosia, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe The Zombie Survival Guide 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.

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