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I don't like zombies because I don't like gross, but I liked this book anyway. Allison McLemore's narration was great, and maybe it was the Southern accent, but it reminded me a little bit of the Sookie Stackhouse series. This was a fun book to listen to, and although there were definitely gross parts, it wasn't too terribly gory.
I loved this book, thoughy it didn't have as much romance as I'd hoped. (I read this for Felicia Day's Vaginal Fantasy Book Club, yes that's the name. Lol)
They way they treat the Zombie condition is really fascinating in this book. But what I enjoyed most about this book is the evolution of the main character and how she learns to adapt to her new life. The book explores some dark themes, but it is hopeful and inspiring.
Don't listen while you are eating or drinking though. Ewwww.
Funny, Blunt, and Graphic!
Obviously the main character and because she was funny.
Great voice and ability to read out loud.
Ya one part reminded me of my step dad, how he collect every jar when it gets empty. So one day he can can fruits or whatever. In the book a similar scene comes into play!
This book was great and kinda had the feel like the TV show True Blood, but with zombies!
i laughed so hard i just loved this fast funny easy take your mind off life and go with it. ready for the next one and the next one. my daughter loved it also. girls got the nack.
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
The fantastic narration the true drawled southern dialect which even with a slow drawling made the dialouge sharper than a darling trigger-happy Texan. Angela is the perfect anti-heroine wise Wiser wisest in an Oh-so sassy way. She might be sixteen on paper but she is much cooler than I was back when I was a boring teen.
The story took a few atempts. When the last two hours begun it went from being "another "teen-triology to become a kick of a smart thriller amazing. smart and just long enough.
This was the first book by this author.
She is so charmingly unique: She did not read Angela's story, she lived it.
Nick: Because I think he might be what Angela need.
The language IS not work/child or young-teen friendly. A perfect book for adults who feel too old for the typical vampire/zombie/Hunger games inspired series. I do not know if I am buying the second book,however our sixteen year old heroine falls in love with an adult. Hence why her age seems wrong because in real-life the man would be put away for life. An age upgrade on our zombie-heroine please?
Ok being that I am new to listening to audiobooks I am so glad this was one of the first ones that I listened too. I loved everything about this book and it was amazing. I loved the character of Angel. She was my kind of girl because she could take care of herself and was tough as nails. Angel took nothing from anyone and made sure that you knew it. I loved that about her. I have to say this was such a different kind of Zombie tale and that was something else I loved about it.
The author drew me in from the beginning just from the world building of the town. I could just picture poor Angel living in this small town and the small town living. It was a town full of old ways and one that every one knows everyone. Angel had enough to tell with already with dealing with her dad then having to deal with learning she is a Zombie. I have to say I loved the author's take on how Zombies were created this time around and how they had to eat to take care of themselves. I loved that Angel was given a second chance and started to work on turning her life around because of it.
Overall this was a quick read for me and I found myself trying to find reasons to keep listening to it because I was so enthralled with it. I loved the author's writing style and loved the characters too. This book was fast paced and there weren't all dull moments to be found. I was sucked into this world and didn't want to leave. I highly recommend this book to Zombie lovers for sure and others that just want a really good read.
Yes, I would listen to this book again. I loved the concept of this book and it had a ton of funny bits to it. Very clever.
I enjoy mysteries, wrapped with violence and sprinkled with romance.
I like how the author mixes hick lifestyle with interesting police procedural details.
Angel of course. Her character is so complex and is constantly changing in a logical manner.
This was my first time. She did a fantastic job with the different voices and mastering the "local color".
I found the overall language and one-liners to be hilarious.
If you want a fun departure from the everyday urban fantasy, this book and this author would be an EXCELLENT choice.
This is one of the best I've listened to so far.
Angel, though it's hard for her not to be since it's all told from her POV, and the narrator is reading with her voice. She's very easy to relate to, and it's easy to feel sympathy for her as she tries to piece together what's happened to her, why she's changed, and tries to start to make something of herself.
Her accents are great, and you really feel like you're listening to Angel talk, and through her, listening to the others around her. The voice for each character is distinct, though she doesn't try to do the males with a falsely gruff "male" voice, but rather, she does them as though it were Angel mimicing how they talk. It's very entertaining, and really brings the story to life.
Again, Angel is probably the most memorable, because you hear her the most. Others such as Zeke, Kang, and Marcus deserve honorable mention as well though.
This book is definitely worth listening to, especially if you like urban fantasy. I think the narrator brings this book to life and lets you experience dimensions of it you might not get just reading it.
I have an eclectic taste in books. I move from Jodi Picoult to Gillian Flynn. From Ken Kesey to Janet Evanovich. If it is good, I'll read it
I love how the Diana Rowland eases the main character into her life as a zombie. The real life issues the main character has coping with an alcoholic loser father and a stoner boyfriend makes the plot believable enough to immerse you. In a world where zombies are totally cliche, bravo, Diana!
This is my first experience with Allison McLemore. She totally nails the characters! Impressive performance turned in by the narrator.