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My Life as a White Trash Zombie Audiobook

My Life as a White Trash Zombie

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Publisher's Summary

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".

©2011 Diana Rowland (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 09-22-13
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "It's Not F**king Rocket Science"

    A BRAIN A DAY KEEPS THE ROTTING AWAY
    I thought I was tired of zombies. Rowland writes an intelligent Zombie novel with much different about it. Rowland knows or has been White Trash, as she portrays trailer park life as it really is. Yet, like Walter Mosley, she finds complex personalities, where you would not expect to find it.

    JUST BECAUSE I WAS INSANE DON'T MEAN I HAVE TO ACT ALL CRAZY.
    SH*T DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN, SOMEONE HAS TO MAKE A BONEHEAD DECISION FIRST.
    Angel, the main character may have a pity party from time to time, but she always comes to her senses and talks herself into doing the right thing. Her parents suck and society puts her down, put she does not let that be an excuse for failure. By chapter nine, you will be in love with Angel.

    MY REFLEXES WERE PEGGED AT F**K YEA.
    HOLY SH*T I'D ATE BRAINS FOR TWO WEEKS AND LOVING IT.
    GOD F**KING DAMN IF HE WASN'T SERIOUSLY GOOD LOOKING.
    This is most definately an adult book. The language is what you would hear from white trash and the subject matter is adult.
    UNLESS YOUR F**KING ME, DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS ON ME.

    I thought the narrator was very convincing and made the audible better then reading the book.

    WHAT DID THE ZOMBIE TELL THE WAITER?
    KEEP THE TIP.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    rsbooks 01-27-16
    rsbooks 01-27-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm a big fan of Whispersync! My favorite genre is fantasy, YA and adult, but I'll occasionally listen to/read NA romance or space opera.

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    "Gross but Excellent!!"

    I loved this book but it was gross! Gross! Gross! Expected that though lol. On to the next in the series ;)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 02-21-15
    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 02-21-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Enjoyable"

    Great unique twist on zombies and it's definitely an unique perspective on diet. If you try to describe what these books and characters are like, it sounds so weird, but when you read/hear it, it becomes totally rational!
    It works in part to the really good writing and also the excellent work by the narrator, Allison McLemore.
    Definitely on to the next book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Moire Linden, VA, United States 11-25-13
    Moire Linden, VA, United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2002

    Life long fan of the mystery story. I like books where something actually happens, so history and biography are favorites of mine also. I also think that even good books are improved tremendously when an actor performs the narration.

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    "More of a Mystery than Zombie Horror"

    Allison McLemore's narration was so charming that I couldn't resist using a credit and I was so pleasently surprised. Yes, there are zombies in the book, but mostly they're pretty nice folks. This is really more of a "cosy" mystery -- who's doing what to whom in small town Louisiana.

    Don't know whether readers looking for zombie horror will like this, but those who want a southern style mystery will be delighted.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marla Independence, MO, United States 11-04-13
    Marla Independence, MO, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2014

    I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.

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    "Best Darn Zombie Chick Book"
    What made the experience of listening to My Life as a White Trash Zombie the most enjoyable?

    Having never read a story about a zombie before, I didn't know what to expect. I have read books like the World War Z, but this wasn't a typical apocalyptic zombie eating brains story. This was about a cool redneck chick, who just happens to be dead and has to eat brains to keep alive and falling apart. Her life began after she died. I found her funny and smart. Plus her story made you feel uplifted at the end. It's okay to be this type of zombie, just as long as you have a pipe line of brains you didn't have to kill to get. I've enjoyed zombie movies my whole life. I love 48 days, Night of the Living Dead and Shaun of the Dead. If I awoke and found myself craving brains, I would think I was crazy too, just as Angel did in the book. She didn't know she had been turned or that zombies were real. I think this made buying into a living dead person who was aware of themselves.


    What did you like best about this story?

    In the beginning she didn't know she was a zombie. This was a cool way to develop her story, plus it made you like her and than to love her. You were rooting for the zombie to win. What a twist of a tale.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked how she settled things with her father and started a new beginning. This felt real and gave everything a sense of closer.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Nothing better than a brain smoothie to give you a brain freeze" or "Angel's life starts after her death."


    Any additional comments?

    This would make a good zombie movie along the same lines as Shaun of the Dead.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Aryn 07-11-13
    Aryn 07-11-13
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    "Entertaining"

    What an unusual, and entertaining, book! The addiction stuff rang true; the characters act like human beings, and the story stays true to the characters as presented--no plot driven people here. Different. The cover makes it look pretty grim, but it isn't overly graphic or nasty.

    And the narrator is PERFECT. The accent sounded spot on, and she made the characters sound true to themselves. Pacing is good, and no weird quirks that narrators sometimes have.

    Altogether, absolutely worth the time and money. And for me, it wouldn't have been nearly as entertaining in print form. Brava to author and narrator, on this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer USA 07-07-13
    Amazon Customer USA 07-07-13 Member Since 2011

    Mother of 8, grandmother of 12, RN and book nerd

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    "WOW!!!"

    I can't say exactly what my expectations were when I started this book, but before I was even half way through this first one, I was scrambling to download the other 2! All I can say is fun, fun fun! This book was fast paced, funny and a GREAT surprise. I listened to all 3 books in two days. This series is one of my purchases that I know I will listen to several times over. I'm just sorry I didn't listen sooner, but SO glad I finally did :)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    harry PLEASANTON, CA, United States 06-25-13
    harry PLEASANTON, CA, United States 06-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I Loved It!"

    I was getting pretty tired of the whole Zombie Apocalypse thing, and then comes along my new favorite anti hero, Angel Crawford.

    Here's a new take on zombie life told form a first person perspective with humor, insight and a great cast of characters.

    Allison McLemore's absolutely pitch perfect narration elevates this book above just a summer beach read. Plan on using a second credit for the sequel as the two books really belong together.

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    Readers Confession Deltona, FL, United States 06-03-13
    Readers Confession Deltona, FL, United States 06-03-13
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    "Awesome zombie audio with some laughs"

    Within the first few minutes of listening to this audiobook I was cracking up. I love the narrator, I thought she did an awesome job! Angel Crawford is from Louisiana and the narrator had a great southern, country accent. This is also my first Diana Rowland book that I've read. I really did enjoy her writing style. My favorite is her one liners that just cracked me up.

    I'm not a huge zombie book or movie fan, but I'm not opposed to them either. From what I know of zombies from other movies and books, Angel is not your typical zombie. She is almost normal. Well as normal as Angel can be, but with a different diet.

    Throughout the book Angel is scrambling around trying to learn more about what's going on with her body and these cravings. Her "maker" is nowhere to be seen. But Angel has backbone. She knows who she is and who she's not. She's aware that she's a drug addicted high school drop out with a sh*tty boyfriend and an alcoholic father. That being said, she's learning that she deserves better and is definitely building herself esteem back.

    I truly enjoyed this audio. So much that I'm already halfway through the next audiobook. The narrator literally has a country twangy accent that sounds perfect with Angel.

    Here two of the catchy one liners I loved.

    "A brain a day keeps the rot away."

    Zombie joke- "What did the zombie say to the whore? Keep the tip!"

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 02-19-13
    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2015

    Parks Horseshoeing

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    "A Great Adult Book"
    If you could sum up My Life as a White Trash Zombie in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Blunt, and Graphic!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously the main character and because she was funny.


    What does Allison McLemore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great voice and ability to read out loud.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    This book was great and kinda had the feel like the TV show True Blood, but with zombies!

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful

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