Zombie Apocalypse Round-Up
9 Undead Audiobooks for Your The Last of Us Obsession

Who would have thought the internet’s latest television obsession would be a based-on-a-video game drama about a man and a teenager navigating their way across a post-apocalyptic United States amidst zombies, pandemic-spreading fungi, and warring factions of government and rebels? I certainly wouldn’t have, but I’m so glad The Last of Us is here.

While you recover from episode three (whew) and wait for the next one to drop, put down any and all mushrooms and get your zombie fix from the world of audiobooks.

Author: Max Brooks
Read By: Marc Cashman

Exhaustively comprehensive, The Zombie Survival Guide 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, from the author of World War Z.

Author: Max Brooks
Read By: Various

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the first-hand experiences of the survivors, traveled from decimated cities that once teemed with 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 undead hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result.

In Zone One, a pandemic has devastated the planet and sorted humanity into two types: the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan. Mark Spitz is a member of one of the civilian teams work­ing in lower Manhattan. His story unfolds over three surreal days, as it depicts straggler removal, Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder, and the impossible job of coming to grips with the fallen world.

Author: Matt Simon
Read By: Holter Graham

Zombieism isn’t just the stuff of movies and TV shows. It’s real, and it’s happening in the world around us, from wasps and worms to dogs and moose—and even humans. In Plight of the Living Dead, science journalist Matt Simon documents that nothing Hollywood dreams up can match the brilliant, horrific zombies that natural selection has produced time and time again.

Author: S.G. Browne
Read By: Kirby Heyborne

Meet Andy Warner is a newly minted zombie. Resented by his parents, abandoned by his friends, and reviled by a society that no longer considers him human, Andy is having a bit of trouble adjusting to his new existence. But all that changes when he goes to an Undead Anonymous meeting and finds kindred souls. Darkly funny, surprisingly touching, and just gory enough, Breathers is a romantic zombie comedy (rom-zom-com, for short) that will leave you laughing, squirming, and clamoring for more.

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. For Nora Dearly, there could be no fate more horrible than high society…until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble…and dead. In Dearly, Departed, romance meets walking-dead thriller; Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the undead?

Teenage Wiccan Mila Flores, could not care less what you think about her, because she knows that, no matter what, her BFF Riley is right by her side. So when Riley and mean girls June Phelan-Park and Dayton Nesseth die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life; her very own Undead Girl Gang.

Vivian Ellenshaw is fat, but she knows she doesn’t need to lose weight, so she’s none too happy to find herself forced into a weight-loss camp. Vee barely has a chance to meet the other members of her pod when a camper goes missing. Then she spots something horrifying and…inhuman. It’s not long before Camp Featherlite’s bungalows are overrun with zombies. In Eat Your Heart Out, what starts out as a mission to unravel the camp’s secrets turns into a fight for survival–and not all of the Featherlite campers will make it out alive.

Author: Nick Eliopulos
Read By: Tara Sands

Minecraft: Zombies! is the second installment in an all-new zombie-themed trilogy of official Minecraft novels from Mojang and Random House Worlds.