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.
Jackie Faber, the main character, thinks that she isn't very brave, but she very much is.
She has an amazing voice and makes each character distinct, not just in sound but in emotional range. This is beautifully acted.
I usually listen while I'm driving or doing work with my hands. I found myself doing extra cleaning so as to not stop listening.
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