Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Audiobook Review - White Trash Zombie Unchained by Diana Rowland

White Trash Zombie Unchained by Diana Rowland
Narrated by: Allison McLemore
Series: White Trash Zombie #6
Publisher: DAW / Audible Studios
Publication Date: September 4, 2017
Date Read: April 3, 2018
Length: 14 hours 22 minutes
Source: Purchased - Audible
★★★★☆
Angel Crawford has finally pulled herself together (literally!) after her disastrous dismemberment on Mardi Gras. She’s putting the pieces of her life back in order and is ready to tackle whatever the future holds.

Too bad the future is a nasty bitch. There’s a new kind of zombie in town: mindless shamblers, infectious and ravenous.

With the threat of a full-blown shambler pandemic looming, and a loved one stricken, Angel and the “real” zombies scramble to find a cure. Yet when Angel uncovers the true reason the plague is spreading so quickly, she adds “no-holds-barred revenge” to her to-do list.

Angel is busting her ass dealing with shambling hordes, zombie gators, government jerks, and way too many mosquitos, but this white trash chick ain’t giving up.

Good thing, since the fate of the world is resting on her undead shoulders.

My Review

I had such a good time with this book!  I am so glad that I happened upon this series because I have really grown to love Angel and the rest of the gang over the course of the series.  I have been looking forward to listening to this book ever since it was released and it turned out to be just as good as I had hoped it would be. 

This is the sixth book in the White Trash Zombie series which should really be read in order since each installment builds on the previous books.  This book picks up shortly after the events of the last book.  Angel is healed and working on getting her life back together.  Unfortunately, some of the events from the past are still causing some problems.  Big problems.  It seems that the town is dealing with an epidemic outbreak of shamblers and the problem is quickly getting worse.

I love Angel.  Her character has really grown over the course of the series and it has been a lot of fun to watch her figure out how she wants to live her life.  Angel is incredibly smart and resourceful.  She also cares deeply for her friends and the population in general and feels a responsibly to protect others.  She even does really well when dealing with characters that are trying to be difficult because she is able to keep a focus on what is really important.  I really enjoy being in her head as she tries to figure things out as much as I enjoy the action packed scenes. 

Allison McLemore does a fantastic job with this whole series.  I know that I liked this entire series a bit more because I decided to go the audio route.  The narrator really takes this story to a new level.  Angel really comes to life through the narration and I thought she did an equally good job with all of the other character voices.  I think that the narrator was able to put a lot of emotion into the story and made things more exciting overall. 

I would highly recommend this series to others.  The entire series is just a whole lot of fun.  I did feel like this book's ending felt a little more final than the previous installments but I have my fingers crossed that we will see more of Angel very soon.

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 - My Review
Book #4 - How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back - My Review
Book #5 - White Trash Zombie Gone Wild - My Review
Book #6 - White Trash Zombie Unchained
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

28 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh that cover kills me! I love that one. Glad it was as fun as it looks. :)

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    1. I do love that cover and it actually ties into the story.

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  2. You seem to be really enjoying this series! Maybe I do need to take a look at it as I love these covers...

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    1. It is a totally different take on zombies. The audio is so good, Chuckles!

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  3. Gotta love zombie gators. And do the mosquitoes become zombies after biting one? LOL That would be a disaster! Thanks for reminding me to dive back into this series. I really liked the first book. And I love the covers for the series!

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    1. It would be a disaster! It was fun seeing how the gators tied into the story.

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  4. I did a crazy thing and picked this one up out of order for an audio review. I loved it to death. All the things you say about it, same. :)

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    1. Sophia Rose, you have to go back and listen to the earlier books! They are so good and really set this story up!

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  5. It is sitting on my shelf, waiting, poor thing

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  6. I'm so late with this series! I have book 1 for years but I haven't tried it yet

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you do get the chance to read it, Melliane!

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  7. I chuckle every time I see these covers. Glad you're still enjoying them!

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  8. I'm glad you're still loving this series. It's one of those series I started so long ago (and never finished) that now I'll have to start again from the beginning. I hate it when I do that.

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    1. I have so many series that I need to start back over at the beginning. It is hard to keep up!

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  9. That's great you are still loving this series. I own the first one, and I hope to read it soon. It sounds great.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. The series has really been a lot of fun. I am kind of sad that I am all caught up now.

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  10. people have rec the audiobook for this series for me a lot as well and it looks like it's fantastic on audio, this seriously looks fun

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    1. Yes! Audio is definitely the way to go with this series.

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  11. In general I dislike the whole zombie thing but this series looks like so much fun! Definitely one I want to try and the audiobook may be the version for me.

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    1. The audio is so good, Katherine. This really is a completely different kind of zombie book.

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  12. I read the first book but the brain eating just disturbed me so. :/ I was queasy for days after.

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    1. That kind of surprises me. I haven't found any of the books in the series to be disturbing. I guess that proves that everyone is affected differently. Sorry this series didn't work out for you.

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  13. I love this series so much. I started off reading and while I enjoyed the stories (I think I read the first two before switching to audio), but I agree that Alison McLemore does bring the story to its best.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Audio is definitely the way to go if at all possible :)

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  14. I really need to get a start on this series! It sounds like such a fun.

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