For all you zombie fans, I've just been listening to the excellent talking book adaptation of Max Brooks World War Z. It tells the story by means of individual interviews with a variety of survivors of the aftermath of a global undead epidemic and is truly superb. The cast includes Alan Alda, Jurgen Prochnow, Mark Hamill and Henry Rollins and each gives a convicing account of their involvement. The US infantryman recounting his experience of the battle of Yonkers, the 'Little big horn' of the zombie war is particularly convincing and sounds familiar on a number of levels and the interview with the Englishman who lived out the war in Windsor Castle after the Queen opens all royal residences as sanctuaries as long as those seeking refuge contribute to their defence is fantastic, drawing comparisons with the queen refusing to abandon her people by fleeing to safety on the Isle of Man and remaining as a figurehead on the front line to that of her mother doing the same in the Blitz. I've also seen concept art of the Battle of Yonkers for the planned film adaptation of WWZ and it looks incredible so hopefully they'll continue in the same vein and not make a total balls of it and yet again ruin something I love. If you're into talking books, or just need something to fill a bit of time (for me me weekly journies to Aldershot from Cornwall and back again, the A303 has never seemed to pass so pleasantly), give this a go, even if you're not a fan of the zombie/horror genre you won't be disappointed.