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Warm Bodies

Isaac Marion, read by Kevin Kenerly. Blackstone Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 8 hrs., $29.95 ISBN 978-1-4417-8877-1

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)