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Read for Fun (Kindle)/Listened for Armchair Audies(Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.5 (August 2011)/5.0 (March 2013 ReRead)
Character Rating: 4.5 (August 2011)/5.0 (March 2013 ReRead)
Story Rating: 4.5 (August 2011)/5.0 (March 2013 ReRead)
Ending: 5++++ (Loved it)
Audio Rating: 4.5 (Not Part of the overall Rating)(March 2013)
Updated Review March 2013
I actually pretty much agree with my original thoughts. Though I loved this story even more on the reread. There is just something fantastically magical about Angel and her journey that shines even more on the reread.
I did the reread for Armchair Audies! I originally read this story so I wasn't sure what I would think listening to it on audio. However......
Narrated by Allison McLemore / LENGTH 8 hrs and 44 mins
Freaking Awesome Y'all! Seriously Allison knocked it out of the park. It wasn't quite what I pictured Angel sounding like but I think it was better than I imagined. Plus, you know all those laugh out loud moments? They were made better by the narration! I think the only drawback was a few of the other characters took a bit to get used too. That was fine because overall this was one wicked fun audio. Now I am going to be on the fence about whether to read or listen to the third one (I have already read the 2nd). Decisions! Decisions!
Original Review August 2011
NOTE: I am going to forgo my normal review and divide this one down a little different. This was a fantastic Zombie read that I would recommend to anyone.
Mystery: Yes Y'all, My Life as a White Trash Zombie has a little mystery in it. Take it from a person who reads Mysteries/Thrillers that this one was really well done. I honestly didn't figure it out until she did. Also, the secondary mystery of who turned her was fantastically done also. The whole darn thing was just so well planned out.
Zombies: Gotta love them! I mean these aren't the typical rotting zombies and I liked it. Lets just say that Zombies are monsters with sometimes mushy hearts (that was a semi-quote from the book). Oh but don't worry there are still BRAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIINNNNNNNNS involved.
Characters: I think most of the characters in this story were so well flushed out that you felt like part of the world. Made for a very enjoyable reading experience.
Why I gave it a 4.5: It was Zombie-rrific and a very good summer read!
Many books written by women get all caught up in who is kissing who and the emotional boyfriend drama the main characters are feeling. This is NOT the case in this book. It is a wonderful fantasy that is not a boring teen melodrama.
What a surprise!
Definitely the lead character, Angel. She is spunky, strong, smart, flawed, vulnerable and determined. I should note that anyone who has a problem with excessive profanity should probably skip this series. While it didn't bother me, the lead character talks like a trucker raised in a bordello.
Hmmm....I wouldn't want to describe it and give away any spoilers.
That's a tough question. While the title may turn some potential buyers away, I've got to admit that it gets one's attention.
I purchased this one by accident and considered returning it without listening to it but decided to at least give it a chance first. I'm so glad I did! It's entertaining and funny with a very likable main character.
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.
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.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Maybe, if I was in the mood, its funny in a totally white trash kind of way...I liked it...I am going to listen to book 2!
Idk...this was my first Zombie book, the humor is similar to a Molly Harper book...dry and Ironic...
The end...where she eats a bunch of brains and saves Marcus...I loved it when she said Zombie super powers activate!!! Hilarious!!!
Hmmm...probably none, I wouldnt want to be "The Dinner" lol
funny short book....was worth reading...Angel is a great character...I am going to read book 2....but if your looking for a serious deep read this is not it...She swears like a sailor and is a crazy young girl...but this was a fun light hearted book and worth the time!
I don't like zombies. They're gross. Angel Crawford feels the same way, which is what makes her story so funny. After waking in the hospital with memories of a car accident, she's told she was found roadside after overdosing. Naked. An anonymous letter leaves her with an offer she can't refuse - a job at the morgue - and she takes it, determined to get her life back on track. But something isn't right, and that's before she starts craving brains.
My Life As a White Trash Zombie follows Angel as she tries to puzzle out what's happened to her and why the morgue is filling with headless (and thereby brainless) corpses, all the while struggling just to get through each day without f*ing up too bad. The story is far from gory, but if it was a movie, I'll admit I might have turned away once or twice. Or at least peeked through my fingers. Above all, it was fascinatingly original and utterly fun.
The performance was top notch, I can't think of the last time the character fit so perfectly and story rolled so smooth. Kudos to the narrator.
Absolutely. Compared to the usual zombie books I read it was soooo different. Great storyline, quite humorous but with a few twists & turns.
Definitely Angel. She'd had such a tough life and this was one more thing being thrown at her, yet she copes.
This was my first Allison McLemore performance, but I found it quite enjoyable.
This is not your typical zombie story. I laughed most of the way through it and it caught my attention from the beginning.
I do not recall ever having heard Allison McLemore prior to this audiobook. For this book, she is one of those narrators who nails the southern accent and the listener is drawn in with no distractions.
I really liked this book, it's light and funny and keeps your attention throughout. I got tired of the zombie genre pretty quick, but this one is a keeper and I plan to buy the next book in this series.