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Gil's All Fright Diner Audiobook

Gil's All Fright Diner

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer....

Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley. But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg.

Seems someone's out to drive Loretta from the Diner, and more than willing to raise a little Hell on Earth if that's what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the Diner's troubles, they'll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig-latin. And maybe - just maybe - the End of the World, too.

Gory, sexy, and flat-out hilarious, Gil's All Fright Diner will tickle your funnybone - before ripping it out of its socket!

©2009 A. Lee Martinez (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Fans of Douglas Adams and Joe R. Lansdale...will happily sink their teeth into this combo platter of raunchy laughs and ectoplasmic ecstasy." (Publishers Weekly)

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    "Very funny!"

    Zombies, werewolves, vampires, and a lonely ghost in the deep South. What's not to love?

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    Bryan Indiana, United States 08-12-14
    Bryan Indiana, United States 08-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    A fun and light-hearted take on some usually dark and menacing characters. This was an enjoyable listen. Here lately I've been enjoying stories that are a bit off-kilter and not too serious, so this one was a pleasant surprise. I took another chance on an author I've never read or listened to and it paid off.

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    Donk murfreesboro tn 12-27-13
    Donk murfreesboro tn 12-27-13 Member Since 2006

    "I'll be a story in your head, but that's OK. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? The Doctor

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    "I want more of Earl and Duke!"

    One of the best decisions I have made in my “reading” life is when I started following another member in the listener page section. She never steers me wrong!

    This book was no exception. Gil’s All Fright Diner was short but packed full of so much fun it was hard to get out of the car. Don’t let the name scare you off. I wouldn’t put this is the horror section; more of the comedy (see zombie cows). The “scary” characters are not the stereotypical vampires and such. The little world that Martinez paints, where Vampires, Werewolves, Ghost and Ghouls are just hanging out with the rest of us, is so intriguing that my only regret is that this is not a series. I would love to follow Earl and Duke around for a few more stories. I like the new supernatural rules the author puts in the stories, like ghost not being able to leave the cemetery, and ghouls. I would like more of this world.

    The narrator brings the story alive with his character voices. I look forward to finding more of his narrations.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy 02-01-10
    Kathy 02-01-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, better read it"

    While I enjoyed listening to the audiobook, the narrator was trying way too hard, and the hysterical subtleties of the characters were often reduced to hayseed slapstick. A pity, because Martinez created some great characters here, Duke and Earl, the zombie cows, Mistress Lillith the teenage hellraiser . . . Do yourself a favor and read the novel before you listen to the audio version.

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    "Fun romp!"

    This was a fun romp, having irreverent play with vampire, werewolf, ghost and dark magic lore. My favorite book from this author is Emperor Mollusk vs the Giant Brain....non stop action and comedy!

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    Kimberly 06-16-16
    Kimberly 06-16-16 Member Since 2016

    Have loved books and reading all my life.

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    "Very enjoyable."

    Good story. Lots of good characters. I found myself laughing often. Well worth the read.

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    Eric Kimball 06-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Silly fun with likable mosters"
    What made the experience of listening to Gil's All Fright Diner the most enjoyable?

    The main character Earl and Duke, a redneck vampire and a trucker


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's a tough choice but I would go with Duke


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    Definitely captures the voice of the main characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This book will not change your life or open up new vistas of understand to you but it is a lot of fun. There is a bit of a buffy/supernatural flare to this that has monsters with a very human personalities. They bicker, joke, just hang out and wandering through a weird town with a very weird diner. I could best describe this book as that filler episode on an action adventure TV show that turn out much better that it had any right to be because the writer was given free reign to just have fun. If you are looking for a light read this you can do a lot worse than this book.

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    Shad Youngblood 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A new take on the supernatural"
    If you could sum up Gil's All Fright Diner in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, exciting and different


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gil's All Fright Diner?

    The first meeting of Earl and Duke was great!


    Any additional comments?

    I've read a lot of vampire and werewolf novels, this one was very different than the norm. It had a great sense of humor and managed to show different takes on standard tropes.
    If Anne Rice writes about white collar vampires and Charlene Harris writes about blue collar ones, then A. Lee Martinez is writing about redneck ones. It sounds odd, but it works.

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    Lisa 04-08-16
    Lisa 04-08-16
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    "campy, supernatural fun"

    Think Buffy, but with two best friends, a ghost dog, a teenahed girl looking for godhood, an her horny boyfriend. Not my usual, but campy fun.

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    B. Robinson Texas 04-08-16
    B. Robinson Texas 04-08-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Fun Read"

    I liked the all the Characters including the culprit of Gil's Diner' trouble. This is the 3rd Martinez book I've bought and enjoyed listening to all three. I like his sense of humor. I'd rank this book just below Emperor Mollusk Vs The Sinister Brain ( https://mobile.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Emperor-Mollusk-Versus-the-Sinister-Brain-Audiobook/B0078U4P7O ) and just ahead of the Automatic Detective. https://mobile.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Automatic-Detective-Audiobook/B004RR3WWK

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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