Today’s Welcome to the Apocalypse post, I continue with my favorite Post Apocalyptic audiobooks of 2011. Today’s focus is on those pesky, cannibalistic undead hordes that just make it so hard for civilization to remain, well, civilized. 2011 was a boon for Zombie Apocalypse novels, especially with the Audible.com/Permuted Press deal which brought many of their popular zombie novels to audiobook form.
Now, a few notes before you get too upset if you find your favorite zombie audiobook left off the list. First off, I am focusing on Zombie Apocalypse novels, as opposed to Zombie outbreak novels. Zombie outbreak novels usually follow a few characters as they attempt to deal with the initial outbreak. Some examples would be Jonathon Maberry’s Dead of Night or Joe McKinney’s Dead City. Now, while the event may eventually lead to an apocalyptic breakdown of society, the books do not specifically deal with the aftermath of the breakdown. Secondly, I am ranking these books not solely on their overall quality, but for their place as Post Apocalyptic Fiction. For example, I love Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies, and it definitely fits within he Post Apocalyptic subgenre, but as an example of Post Apocalyptic fiction I may not rate it as high as some others that focus more on apocalyptic survival and dealing with the zombie hordes.
So, without much more rambling, my Ten Favorite Zombie Apocalypse audiobooks of 2011.