Kinda reminds me of a Molly Harper story. Serious stuff is going on, but the narration makes it more of a lighthearted tale, than a new zombie struggling to get her niche in the world. I enjoyed the book and the narration, but I'll probably leave the series at this point. I just didn't get vested in these characters enough to continue on. The ending has a small loose end, but is primarily a wrap-up to the story.
I plan to listen to My Life as a White Trash Zombie many more times. I enjoyed the plot and the voice of the actor/narrator.
Angel is of course my favorite character. I like that she was an under dog. I wanted to see her win.
Her accent was spot on. I'm from New Orleans, La. Though it doesn't sound exactly like my friends and family it didn't seem forced. I enjoyed her tone and the way she cussed. It sounded natural.
I haven't checked, but I hope Allison McLemore will continue to narrate this series of books..
I have several "White trash zombie" e-books available on Kindle but I'm a sucker for The narrator, Great job
I'm normally not one for zombie books, movies, and the like. But I downloaded this for fun and I am so pumped to keep reading the series.
Allison McLemore's performance truly makes Angel, the main character, shine. Her southern accent really pushes the book to a place that I would have never have been able to take it just reading it alone. She very perfectly encapsulates Angel's range of emotions, and her pacing is perfect. I never felt the need to speed up the narration, as I have for other audiobooks.
The story itself is very unique, while holding true to typical zombie myths at the same time. Truth be told, this book starts out very similar to the graphic novel/TV series iZombie, but I don't think lesser of the book for it. Despite being full of fantasy, it still incorporates many elements of humanity -- struggling with abuse, trying to improve one's life, the realization that you're worth more than what you think -- and it led to a very well-rounded, well-written book that meshes real struggles with fictional ones.
Can't wait to continue the story!
This is definitely a good easy read for those that enjoy the softer side of zombie literature. If you want to turn off your brain and listen to a story about someone who eats them, I highly recommend this book!for those looking for something with substance, I would keep looking.
What a fun and charming book!! The narration was excellent and I loved getting to know Angel and her fun cast of characters. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
This book was amazing! After listening to the sample clip, I thought I might enjoy it. But I was still surprised by how great this book really is. Funny, uplifting, unpredictable and never boring. This is going on my favorites shelf.
A whimsical approach to a journey of personal growth. If you're looking for something you can chill out and listen to, something that will on occasion make you think, "whaaaat?" then this a nice fit. The plot and language aren't overly complex. The way she's forced to navigate her new life seems like a metaphor for many real life obstacles, all wrapped up in a silly package. A+ for being a book that's easy to consume ;) Bon appétit!
This is a fun book, one that had me laughing out loud regularly. An example is when the central character -- the white-trash gal of the title -- gives up trying to figure something out when she realizes that she'll have to do division in her head.
But for me, the highlight is the narration. Allison McLemore brings this book completely to life. She doesn't just read what is written, she lives it, she completely buys into the story and the character. Every aside, every emotion that the words imply, she is on it and expressing it and bringing the listener right inside the words. This is easily one of the best narrated books I've ever listened to.
If there is any drawback to this book, it is that the character isn't entirely believable as white trash. Yes, she has the loser's life, she dropped out of high school, she lives with her alcoholic father in a trailer, etc., etc. But she is also really sharp, and really self-possessed. You can't really imagine her as having been a loser. Showing the transition, showing her growth, would have enhanced this book immensely.
But what IS there, is enjoyable and fun, and a great way to spend 8-plus hours.
I would absolutely recommend this to a friend! "My Life as a White Trash Zombie" is fun and engrossing. There's very little preamble and you dive right into the story, learning right along with Angel and she discovers the ins and outs of her new life. The mystery portions are believable and it feels rewarding when you guess an outcome right before she states it.
Angel is easily my favorite character, which isn't surprising since the story is told from her perspective. She's funny and endearing and it was heartwarming to watch her discover that the things others are telling her - that she's smart and not a loser - are true.
This was my first listen to an Allison McLemore narration. I enjoyed most of her accents, save for Kang, the mortuary worker. I thought he was supposed to be British at first, but then I settled on some sort of Asian accent. I'm still not entirely sure.
I laughed several times throughout the book. I enjoyed Angel's sense of humor and relished whenever she got to tell someone to stop being a dick when they needed her help.
I thought this would the kind of book I read without expectation and that would be that, but it surprised me. I look forward to the next book in the series.