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Warm bodies
OverDrive Inc.  Eaudiobook
2011
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Alienated from his fellow zombies because of his dislike of having to kill humans and his enjoyment of Sinatra music, "R" meets a living girl who sharply contrasts with his cold and dreary world and who he resolves to protect in spite of her delicious appearance. A first novel. Simultaneous. Book available. - (Baker & Taylor)

R is a young man with an existential crisis-he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend, Julie.Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His choice to protect her will transform not only R but his fellow Dead and perhaps their whole lifeless world. Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies explores what happens when the cold heart of a zombie is tempted by the warmth of human love. - (Blackstone Audio Inc)

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend, Julie.Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His choice to protect her will transform not only R but his fellow Dead and perhaps their whole lifeless world. Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies explores what happens when the cold heart of a zombie is tempted by the warmth of human love. - (Findaway World Llc)

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The post-apocalyptic world is plagued with the walking dead, and the living must scavenge and fight to survive. Told from the perspective of a zombie named R—who can remember nothing about the life he lost—Marion's novel describes R's growing sentience and his decision to save the life of teenage Julie and take her under his protection. Despite their differences, R and Julie learn to communicate, and their daily interactions bring life and color into R's world. This unusual relationship sparks changes in everyone—dead or alive—around them. As zombies aren't prone to wildly emotional episodes, narrator Kevin Kenerly's restrained delivery is perfect for R's thoughtful reflections and discoveries. With his smooth, rich voice, he is a joy to listen to and keeps the audience enthralled as the story slowly unfolds. Curious and intriguing, this gripping audiobook is both a horror and love story. An Atria Books hardcover. (May)

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