Audie Award Nominee, Paranormal, 2013
Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".
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"Allison McLemore's delicate voice and Southern accent give Angel's first-person narration a humorous kick. McLemore excels at bringing Angel's self-deprecating and sarcastic comments to life. Her brisk pacing suits Angel's personality and draws listeners in from the first chapter, keeping them glued to their earphones as she plays up the book's 'gross factor' with drawling descriptions of gooey brains and crunchy skull cavities. She's also good at giving unique voices and mannerisms to secondary characters." (AudioFile)
I loved that Angel, as a zombie, still retains her human personality and proves to be sweet, smart, and has the ability to grow and improve herself despite being a newly turned zombie. She is not a mindless killing machine as in most zombie themed novels. A refreshing new angle for this subject.
Angel is my favorite character.
This is my first listen to Allison McLemore's work. She was a great choice for this book, I will be looking to find more of her readings in the future.
Yes, I did not want to stop listening to it. The negative to this is that I went through the first and second book so quickly that Ill have to wait for the third and it feels as if time is dragging until it is released.
I would suggest this for anyone looking for a fun, smart and entertaining read. And I agree with a review Ive read here that compares this to a Sookie Stackhouse feel, if you enjoyed S.S. then Im sure you'll be happy with this one, too.
This book is a little farfetched, but it is a really fun book. The reader is great at getting the characters feelings down. I cannot wait to start the next book.
Angel is great, sassy and fresh.
Angel-Allison gets the white trash attitude down pat. She also conveys all the other characters different ways so there is never any confusion as to who is talking.
I would have if I had the time.
Haven't read the print version.
If I had to compare to another book it would be Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but the characters in this book are able to live among us!
No. But she did a fine job.
The name is perfect and "made me look"...
I have already added the sequel to my wish list.
Enjoyable, easy listen. If you love Molly Harper's Vampire series you'll like this too. Hoping for sequels! Full marks to the narrator too.
The plot line.
Mo I avent, I think her voice is perfect for the story.
Lol some parts made me laugh
I would reccomend this book to anyone looking for a good read. This book isn't for someone looking for a profound read, it's more of a "hey why not" read. I actually downloaded the second book to this series and hopefully it's a long the same lines. The author is imaginative.
As a rule I don't like Zombie stories. However this story was fun. The author re imagined the genre. The narrator became the character, she nailed the southern accent and brought the story alive.
The narrator did an excellent job of becoming the the viewpoint character through whose eyes the story is told. This narrator needs to be hired for more fiction narration.
The main character.
Don't be ridiculous, this is a piece of fiction.
Funny. Different. Brains.
A similar flavor to The Sookie Stackhouse books but a more solid story.
Only the second book in this series which I enjoyed as well.
The story and the telling was fun and solid enough. Good to listen to while I am working on projects. I liked the reader, though I really didn't care for her foreign accents which were thankfully few and far between. I recommend this for sure.
Entertaining, lighthearted, funny
Angel is the obvious choice. She is just plain funny!
The narrator did a wonderful job! She portrayed Angel's colloquialisms which just made the listening so enjoyable. I don't think I would have enjoyed reading the book as much as I have listening to the book.
Forget the vampires, this little zombie rocks!
I like post apocalyptic novels, zombie novels, fantasy, memoirs about war, novels about hiking and paranormal romcoms
I've listened, read and watched different plots of the zombie apocalypse. I thought this would be a nice change of pace. First of all this in no zom-apocalyse book. More like the old vampire novels where they hide in the plain sight of the public going on with their daily lives feeding in secret. Only think zombie instead of vampire and brains instead of blood. This book kept me listening and not wanting to stop. The main character, Angel Crawford, is well developed. The 21 year old is a drug abusing highschool drop out after an OD she gets a second chance at life as a zombie. lol I really enjoyed the mystery part of the book keeps you guessing right to the end.
Angel's colorful vocabulary is one thing. And "Zombie Super Powers, Activate!" lol
I have not listened to any of Allison McLemore's other performances, but I think her voice suits the character.
I laughed a lot through out the novel. But there's parts through out the book that had me angry at the situation and characters in the book. Like a drunk abusive father or useless druggy boyfriend.
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