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
"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)
The narrator has done a fantastic job in bringing all the characters to life, can't express by words :) would like recommend this novel to anyone looking for fun. am sure you will not be disappointed. ;)
I laughed out loud several times. The characters were brought to life by the fantastic narration. Even the dead ones. I'll be doing several more A Lee Martinez books. Immediately.
A.Lee Martinez writes a very witty horror story, but Fred Berman brings it to life.
The characters have personality because Mr. Berman gives a range of voices that is pretty amazing, yet his narrator's voice is great.
Compare to Too Many Curses in the way that a very good story is made better by great but not over the top voicing of characters.
This is my first book with Fred Berman as Narrator.
It's pretty funny throughout.
I enjoy A Lee Martinez writing, and appreciate the voicing of characters by Fred Berman.
I have already purchased more of A Lee Martinez audio books and expect those to be just as entertaining.
If I had to sum up this book in a sentence, it would be: "Two rednecks save the world in a Poe-dunk town where vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and black-magic welding cult leaders are so commonplace that they barely serve mentioning." Literally. You are going to love this book.
I didn't love it, but I liked it. It was very easy to listen to and the narrator was AWESOME!! It's quirky and fun and not completely predictable. I would recommend it. :-)
The story was well written and the characters were all likable
The automatic detective , by the same author, is excellent
The characters are nicely drawn -- most are, at least. I would have fun getting to know them better.
The main adversary is a bit mono-dimensional. She could be improved. There are a few hyper-bombasic things in it that could be dialed down.
Duke. He es a a bit "the Dude" :-)
The voice performance is really great. It makes me laugh, yes.
Did not read the print edition but t he audio edition was pretty fantastic!
Duke. The Werewolf. He just was. Noble, fierce, passive, powerful, discerning, smart and yet just a country bumpkin (if I can use that word).
Yes. Just finished Divine Misfortune! Fred is one of the greatest!
Just "Duke and Earl."
A lot of cursing, but I do understand the nature of the setting of the novel. I wanted to listen to this with my children but too much cursing.
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