Professional puppeteer, audio book narrator, author.
Diana Rowland is really good at first person narrative. She's created a fairly intimate story about someone getting their act together, while weaving in a mystery and the horrors of a terminal illness. Somehow, she makes all that funny. When you add Allison McLemore's narration, this is a really compelling listen.
Angel, the main character, is wonderful because she's smart -- way smarter than she thinks in fact. At one point she tells someone off by saying, "I'm ignorant, not stupid." And she works hard to stop being ignorant. I also loved Derrel, the death investigator, and his sense of humor
That would involve a spoiler, but it was one between Angel and Dr. Leblanc. When you get a little misty-eyed listening, you'll know you've hit it.
I've enjoyed Diana's other fiction, but had shied away from this because I'm not keen on zombies usually. I am so glad I gave this a try. It is not horror. It's a coming of age, comic mystery in which the main character happens to be a zombie.
Yes. It was extremely well written and well read. Great story that keeps you engaged from start to finish.
This is one of my first zombie books so I really have nothing to compare it to. I usually don't like zombie stories but a friend recommended this and it was fantastic.
She really captured the emotion of the story and the main character, Angel. Her voice was just perfect for this story.
It did make me laugh in some spots, and it made me really feel sorry for Angel. I was hooked on this story from the opening paragraph.
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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!
This is a very interesting take on zombies. While I love zombie movies, I haven't read or listened to a zombie book. This is a very good addition to the genre.
I like the way the discovery of what the main character was is described. Very well done.
I love her sweet gentle voice with just a hint of accent. It makes a nice counter-point to some of the more gruesome and graphic details. Plus she just sounds hot :-).
My original expectations for this book was not high, but after a reading I found the author and the book very charming. This series is a must listen for a light escape.
This was my first audible experience and I was so pleased. The story was fun, drew you in, and made you laugh. I really enjoyed the whole thing,
Can not wait to hear the next one!
Book addict since 1978.
Have been holding off listening to this series cuz I figured was going to be a boring read. I was wrong. The combo of the author and narrator made this a fun read. Thank you!