Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Audiobook Review - White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland @dianarowland

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland
Narrated by: Allison McLemore
Series: White Trash Zombie #3
DAW / Audible Studios
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Date Read: October 3, 2016
Source: Purchased - Audible
Length: 9 hours 30 minutes

Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.

But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she's in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces - and body parts - together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.


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

This audiobook was just a lot of fun! Over the past few months, I have kept circling back to this book wanting to buy it. I have so many audiobooks in my personal library that I still haven't read so I tried really hard to resist adding any more to the pile. But I kept coming back to it. I finally caved in and bought the book and am really happy that I did. This series has been a lot of fun so far and is the perfect choice when I am looking for a fun and light-hearted story.

I am pretty sure that I don't want to ever be a zombie. Ok...I am completely sure. But if I had to be a zombie then I would want to be like Angel. She is smart, resourceful, and just pretty much kick ass. She does what she feels is right even if it it isn't easy. I like how easy it is to relate to and like this character even though she has an imperfect background.

I really enjoy the underlying sense of humor in this book. There is a zombie movie filming in Angel's town during this book which I thought was unexpected. I can't help but find myself smiling during many of the scenes because being in Angel's head is just funny at times. The book does have its more tender moments. Angel's feeling towards her dad and the effort she goes to in order to protect him were impressive. Angel also spends some time during the book really working to find out who she really is and stands up to Marcus when she needs to do so.

I absolutely love the narrator. This is a story that I feel like I enjoyed a lot more because I picked up the audio version. Allison McLemore brings Angel to life wonderfully and really displays a wide range of emotions. I love her accent and the voices that she uses for other characters work well. The pacing of the story was perfectly done and this turned out to be one of those audiobooks that I just didn't want to turn off.

I would highly recommend this book to others. This is the third book in the series and I do feel that it would be best read in order since the relationships between the characters build from previous books. I can't wait to start the next book in the series!

The Series

Book #1 - My Life as a White Trash Zombie - My Review
Book #2 - Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues - My Review
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

5 comments:

  1. Normally just the word zombie in the blurb makes me want to go the other way but this series has been catching my attention. I love the sound of this and just how fun it sounds. I may have to break my no zombie rule and try the first one!

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  2. I've been interested in this series as a whole. I've had it on my radar for years now. Some day, I'm going to binge read the heck out of this series. Some day.
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  3. Enjoyed the first book, but I get nauseated whenever they feed. Blech.

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  4. Perfect for this time of the year, too. I've got this series on my list to try and it's good to know that the audio edition adds a bit of something extra to the experience.

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  5. Ahh I love this series so much! I have to listen to it because Allison IS Angel to me.

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