Thursday, March 17, 2016

Audiobook Review - Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland @dianarowland

Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland
Narrated by: Allison McLemore
Series: White Trash Zombie #2
DAW / Audible Frontiers
Publication Date: July 1, 2012 (print) & July 3, 2012 (audible version)
Date Read: February 24, 2016
Source: Purchased - Audible
Length: 8 hours 45 minutes

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.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her



My Review

I didn't like this book quite as much as the first book in the series but I still really enjoyed it.  I really think that I enjoyed this one a little more by going the audio route.  The narrator is absolutely perfect for this series and really makes the story incredibly entertaining.  This was a story that I really looked forward to listening to and proceeded to do so every chance that I could.

One of the things that I loved about the first book in the series was being with Angel as she discovered what she was and learning to live with it.  In this book, Angel knows exactly who she is and not only accepts it but has embraced her new reality.  I still really like Angel a lot.  She wants to be a better person and tries really hard to be the absolute best that she can at her job.  She even seems to accept the fact that people will judge her based on her prior actions and doesn't hold it against them.

When a body under her care is stolen from her at gunpoint, Angel becomes the focus of suspicion at the job that she loves.  To clear her name, she does a little investigating and is eventually pulled into a much more sinister organization.  She finds herself in a very dangerous situation and is forced to make horrible decisions.
There is a pretty interesting mystery at the center of this story.   During the course of the story, we also get to learn a little more about the science behind zombies in this world.  I liked that Angel really stood up for herself in this story and simply refused to be accept being treated poorly in any way.  She really doesn't take a lot of crap from anyone in this story but she still shows that she has a softer side and cares about others.

Allison McLemore does a fabulous job with the narration of this story.  In my mind, her voice is Angel's.  I love her southern accent and the way she delivers the story.  It was always clear to me who was speaking and I just found myself being carried away by the story.  I felt like I was right there with Angel at times and really felt her range of emotions.  I definitely plan to listen to more work from this narrator.

I would highly recommend this book.  This is the second book in the series and is really best read in order since there are some parts of the story that are brought from the first book.  I can't wait to start the next book in this fun series!

The Series

Book #1 - My Life as a White Trash Zombie - My Review
Book #2 - Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues
Book #3 - White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
Book #4 - How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back
Book #5 - White Trash Zombie Gone Wild
About the Author

Diana Rowland has lived her entire life below the Mason-Dixon line, uses "y'all" for second-person-plural, and otherwise has no southern accent (in her opinion.) She attended college at Georgia Tech where she earned a BS in Applied Mathematics, and after graduation forgot everything about higher math as quickly as possible.

She has worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen more than her share of what humans can do to each other and to themselves. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can't rollerblade to save her life.

She presently lives in south Louisiana with her husband and her daughter where she is deeply grateful for the existence of air conditioning.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

8 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this series. It sounds interesting to say the least! ;)

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    1. I am having so much fun listening to this series, Miranda!

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  2. Everything I've heard about this series sounds absolutely hilarious and I'm so not a zombie fan. I'll have to look for the audio for the first book because while it's not something I'd usually pick up I think it would be a fantastic listen! Maybe the book to convert me to a zombie lover?

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    1. I would definitely recommend the audio, Katherine. This is really zombies without the horror. I hope you do get a chance to listen to this one.

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  3. I have been wanting to try this series ever since I saw the first book. I love the covers!

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    1. I think the covers are great and the titles are fun as well. I hope you get a chance to read this series, Lekeisha!

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  4. Yup, the audio is definitely the way to go for this series. Allison does an AMAZING job with all the characters.

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    1. I couldn't imagine experiencing this story any other way now. I would miss the narration if I tried to read one of the stories in print.

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