Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues Audiobook (Review)

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in Reviews | 4 comments

Review of: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues Audiobook
Audiobook:
Diana Rowland

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Rating:
4
On July 8, 2012
Last modified:November 8, 2015

Summary:

Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues Audiobook

By: Diana Rowland

Narrated by: Allison McLemore

Published by: Audible Frontiers 07/2012
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Warm
8 hrs and 45 mins

 Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right–the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower–and maybe a brain smoothie as well–in order to get through it without falling apart.

Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues Audiobook Sample

 

My Thoughts

 

My Life As A White Trash Zombie was one of my favorite reads in 2011. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited and thrilled I was when I saw it among  the new releases and audible.com. This is the second entry to the series, and if you haven’t picked up the first novel, I urge you to do so (now, on audio). Ms. Rowland has cleverly created an interesting world, where forensics, police work, morgue procedures, and of course; zombies, will keep you entertained and glued to the pages, or your iPod, whatever the case may be.

In the first novel, we get introduced to the high school dropout, Angel Crawford; a self loading, pill popping-looser; daughter of an alcoholic deadbeat, living in the swamps of Louisiana. I don’t think I need to draw you a picture, just look at the fabulous cover. But all that comes to an abrupt end when she wakes up in the morgue craving brains and wondering what that hell happened to her.

Who knew that becoming a zombie will put Angel on the right path, and the reader/listener in the path to discovering a fantastic, creepy, gross (better have a strong stomach) mysterious, funny, suspenseful, and downright entertaining world.

I love Angel; I think you will too, she’s smart and funny. Her sarcastic personality with her self deprecating-down to earth tone make a terrific, but most importantly, a genuine character. So, If you haven’t read the first novel, stop right here. You need to get properly introduced to Ms. Rowland’s zombies, with the first entry, My Life As A White trash Zombie.

Angel is coping with her new reality; she has learned most of how her new world works, and what she needs to do to survive. Everything seems to be going fine for Angel, but things start to get complicated, and now, besides making sure she has a jar of brain’s smoothie at hand – she also has to deal with new dangers; zombie hunters, conspiracies, her unsavory past catching up to her, not to mention her boyfriend’s attitude.

We get to find out how the zobie-ism works with a very clever and believable explanation, the plot is cohesive, distinct and certainly credible. Ms. Roland does a terrific job continuing this series in a seamless manner. The character growth is superb, the secondary characters are nicely developed, and the series continues with the same energy and flavor of the first novel.

The twist and turns, the mystery, the small dab of romance, and a great ending, make this entry a must read or listen. I’m seriously hoping we don’t have to wait a whole year for the following novel, White Trash Zombie Apocalypse.

The Author

Diana Rowland

Narration

This is my first experience with Alison McLemore, and I thought she did a very good job bringing this novel and its characters to life.I have to warn you, I’m not an expert in southern accents, but Ms. McLemore approach definitely worked for me, even though, at first I thought it might have been a little bit over the top, I settled down within the first chapter, and just began to enjoy the story. She does a fantastic job communicating Angel’s emotions, as well as the rest of the character’s.

The mood and feel of the novel are skillfully captured, and nicely transmitted to the listener.

One thing I’m not so sure about though, that is, the sense of humor. I did find the first novel (which I read) a lot funnier than this one – I’m not sure if my inner voice for Angel was funnier, or maybe this novel was a little bit more serious. I’m planning a re-visit on audio to find out.

I didn’t have problems distinguishing the different voices, except for Angel’s father, sometimes they sounded too much alike, but it’s such small portion of the novel that it does not really make that much of the difference. I was fine with her male voices; this is not a romance ( the center anyway) so I’m a lot more lenient in these cases, and did I find them quite adequate.

All in all, this was a great listen, and I recommend this series to any UF fan in search of something new, engrossing, original and fresh.

 

 

Voices behind the books

Allison McLemore

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Loupe Duffy
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    4 Comments

    • Sorry for the late reply, I just saw your comment.
      I was pleasantly surprise when I saw the books on audio, I’m happy to say they did good job bringing the story to life.
      If you listen to it, I’d love to hear your opinion 🙂
      Thanks for your comment.

    • Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed it, great follow up to the series, I can’t wait for the next one, I hope it doesn’t take that long.

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