Just plain fun. Looking for a fun Sci-fi/comedy? this is it!
The corner dinner that stood on the brink
"I'll be a story in your head, but that's OK. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? The Doctor
One of the best decisions I have made in my “reading” life is when I started following another member in the listener page section. She never steers me wrong!
This book was no exception. Gil’s All Fright Diner was short but packed full of so much fun it was hard to get out of the car. Don’t let the name scare you off. I wouldn’t put this is the horror section; more of the comedy (see zombie cows). The “scary” characters are not the stereotypical vampires and such. The little world that Martinez paints, where Vampires, Werewolves, Ghost and Ghouls are just hanging out with the rest of us, is so intriguing that my only regret is that this is not a series. I would love to follow Earl and Duke around for a few more stories. I like the new supernatural rules the author puts in the stories, like ghost not being able to leave the cemetery, and ghouls. I would like more of this world.
The narrator brings the story alive with his character voices. I look forward to finding more of his narrations.
The story was well written and the characters were all likable
The automatic detective , by the same author, is excellent
The characters are nicely drawn -- most are, at least. I would have fun getting to know them better.
The main adversary is a bit mono-dimensional. She could be improved. There are a few hyper-bombasic things in it that could be dialed down.
Duke. He es a a bit "the Dude" :-)
The voice performance is really great. It makes me laugh, yes.
Did not read the print edition but t he audio edition was pretty fantastic!
Duke. The Werewolf. He just was. Noble, fierce, passive, powerful, discerning, smart and yet just a country bumpkin (if I can use that word).
Yes. Just finished Divine Misfortune! Fred is one of the greatest!
Just "Duke and Earl."
A lot of cursing, but I do understand the nature of the setting of the novel. I wanted to listen to this with my children but too much cursing.
red neck monsters
I love the zombie cows
good voice characterizations
we got zombie cows
we need more A. Lee Martinez on audible
This is the standard that all audiobooks should aspire to. Clever story telling and a great performance. The most enjoyable audiobook I have ever heard. Period.
If you are familiar with A. Lee Martinez then you know that I can not do justice to the story by recapping it. Suffice to say it is one of the author's best books.
If you are not familiar with the author but know you enjoy horror with an irreverent twist, and total off-the-wall bizarreness, then listen to the clip, and then buy the book.
Definitely a different type of story. It's not gut bustingly funny by any means but it is a fun read. You end up with a Vampire, a Ghost, and a Werewolf. Sounds like Being Human but it's more Hitchhiker's Guide to the Paranormal.
Not for a while, I am a one listen girl
Zombie Cows, great idea
I thought the narrator was really good
No, there were a couple of uncomfortable bits but thats just because I dont like to think about other peoples intimate struggles.
This is a fun listen with great characters.Its the kind of book you can listen too when you just want to be entertained and have a laugh. Quirky but really fun.