I'm an avid reader/listener, a disabled Navy veteran, an MBA student at University of Phoenix, and a wife & mother of 4 children.
The characters are very interesting and quite funny. It is a great new take on the Zombie scene. Beware if you are sensitive to profanity because Angel swears like a sailor, however, I felt it did not detract from the story at all and actually added to it.
The narrator is actually very good and her accent lends a realistic voice to the characters in the story.
I like mysteries (particularly British ones, historical fiction and nonfiction, science fiction and fantasy.
I bought this book because it sounded like it might be fun. The author manages to distance the reader/listener from the grosser bits of zombie lore by her use of the first person POV and a touch of humor. If you are looking for more gross descriptions of the shambling undead then this isn't the book for you.
One minute Angel is a drug addicted, high school dropout felon, on probation, with a good for nothing boyfriend, an alcoholic father, and a mother who killed herself in prison. The next thing she knows she still has most of the above problems and a few others, including a new addiction to human brains. Fortunately, she also has a new job as a coroner's van driver.
But what happened? And how? And who?
As Angel works her way through her past and her present, she is snarky and plucky and rather fun. She also discovers that she has more problems than bodily decay.
This is a new coherent twist on zombies, told in first person mode from the zombie herself. The story is fun, exciting, serious and somewhat believable. This first book is a story of a redneck girl with a looser boyfriend and a redneck father, coping with newly acquired lifestyle, pulling herself out from looser-hood.
She speaks the parts with a true southern accent, not the exaggerated TV version of southern. So the language worked without sounding silly.
"My Life as a White Trash Zombie" is a complete story without the need for more books, but it also leaves the desire to read/hear more about the characters. so, of course, I'm on the second book of the series. Nice job Diana Rowland! Nice read Allison McLemore.
We have all read the same old zombie book by now. This isn't what you are used to. The brilliance of this series is that it a completely new take on the zombie genre. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes gross, and sometimes just plain interesting. I absolutely love how the author makes you care about all of the charecters and makes them oh so believable.
Even the science and explaination is great! Kudos to the author!
The narrator is awesome. I love her southern accent and the enthusiasm she reads these stories with.
Yes, Great storyline, excellently narrated by Allison McLemore. Loving this series.
Angel is great. Reminds me of an ex girlfriend... except for the brain eating.
She reads the part very well. Her southern twang really brings the series to life.
My main reaction is.... I hope there is more to this series =)
Fabulously written. There is quite a bit of cussing, but that is needed to bring this character to life. If you have ever known a person like "Angel" this is how they sound.
I like memoirs and zombies; funny and scary stories... I smell a book!
The writing is brilliant and how all things are tied together is fascinating!
The discovery of becoming and being a zombie!
After listening to the "white trash accent" I start talking like that lol. Allison McLemore is great at keeping ALL of the characters recognizable with her voice.
Angel of course... but I wouldn't want to give anything away by naming others!
Definitely wish I would've started with this book and listened in order. Although nothing was ruined for me a lot of the references in recent books are explained/detailed in earlier ones. Not a deal breaker! Love all of these books! So far How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back is my fave :)
Plot went no where, characters were not that interesting, there was no tension up to the climax of the book, the climax falls flat, and ending felt like it was contrived.
Allison McLemore does a fantastic job narrating, even if the story is poor.
Do not read.
If I were good enough to change books to make them better, I would be wrighting books and not reviewing the ones I have read
Yes, I find female voices battle to get the timber of a males character roles, but here I was happy to listen, and thought it was a good job.
Only because I have "read' it
i couldn't get through it fast enough love it.
i don't know
i don't like reading she makes it easy to follow and keep me interested can't wait to find more of the books she narrates
nothing name helps draw ppl in
i couldn't get through it fast enough love it.