Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.
But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.
Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she's in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces - and body parts - together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.
©2013 Diana Rowland (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Yes, the audio edition is better than the print version. I love audiobooks. There is so much you can get done while listening to an audiobook unlike a regular book that you have to have time to sit down and read. The only thing that can ruin an audiobook is the voice and/or performance ability of the person reading the book. I like Allison McLemore, she does a very good job.
It's hilarious, gross, and good fun. There were parts of this book were I literally laughed out loud; got some funny looks let me tell you. Plenty of action, intrigue, and personal drama for those that like those aspects as well.
Allison McLemore has an enjoyable voice to listen to and does a decent job of distinguishing between different characters by making her voice sound different when each character is speaking. Those are two important skills that unfortunately not all audiobook performers have though you would think they would be the first thing you look for before hiring someone for that job. I have bought audiobooks in the past that I absolutely could not stand to listen to because the persons voice was just so annoying or I couldn't tell which character was speaking because they all sounded the same. My point is, that is not the case when Allison McLemore is narrating an audiobook. She's very good at her job.
The movie extras aren't the only Zombies wondering the streets.
Hope this is not the end of the series and there will be many more books to enjoy.
Having completely enjoyed the first two White Trash Zombie books I was delighted when I saw that a third book in the series was on its way.
I was a bit skeptical that Diana Rowland could continue the White Trash Zombie series with a third volume that would hold up the the level of entertainment of the first two. I needn't have worried.
Although the plot lines of Apocalypse are more complex than the first two books the entertainment value is absolutely first rate. If you're a fan of Angel and her motley band of friends / enemies / and co-workers you're going to enjoy Apocalypse. Excellent character development continues in Apocalypse, with wonderful insight into the human (and Zombie) condition as well as laugh out loud humor.
Rowland also does a very good job of back-tracking the events of books 1 and 2 for listeners who may not be familiar with Angel Crawford and the other primary cast of characters.
That said, if you're reading this review and have are considering buying this audiobook and have not listened to the earlier books in this series I really recommend you start with book 1 (My Life as a White Trash Zombie) as it sets up everything that follows.
Can't wait to see what Angel and the rest are going to be up to next.
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White Trash Zombie Apocalypse starts out slow, with a large review of what had already happened in the first two audiobooks, which is okay for those who have not listened to the other books yet, but for me could have contained more substance. Then we find Angel mixed up again with people she would rather not be mixed up with. The is a zombie movie being shot in her town, this makes it difficult to tell the "real" zombie from the movie ones. All that being said I did enjoy being back in Angel's head and loving the fact that she is a zombie fitting in with society and trying to continue living life as if she wasn't different at all.
Angel develops personally as well as in her zombie-hood. She’s come a long way from her drug addict “loser” origin, and it shows. Is she cultured and refined? Hell no! But she growing in all the ways that count. She’s determined to pass the GED and even has a fantasy of community college someday. It seems this book lays the groundwork for future books/stories, so there are some issues that go unresolved, but overall the story is satisfying. Not quite sure how I feel about part of the last scene in the story, but I'm sure more will open up on that in future.
This story is well-written and the audio performance rocks. It offers corporate intrigue, humor, a touch of romance, bullets, biting, baseball bats, natural disaster, violent retaliation, feeding frenzy, zombie labs, murder, mayhem, and yes, braaaaaiiiiiins. What’s not to love?! Can't wait for the next one.
I really like this series, but did not love this book as much as the first two. But, it was still really good. I love the narrator too. But, she sounded a bit congested in the second part. Did not take away from the book at all.
Totally worth a credit. I will continue with this series.
Character, humor, and drama witten with intelligence and heart, from fantasy to non-fiction is what I'm after in a great listen.
The third in the series, "White Trash Zombie Apocalypse" did not disappoint. Angel is a rich character with lots of room for growth in the storyline. The "silly" premise of zombies-hood falls away instantly because all of the characters are firmly grounded in real life. The writing is good, the plot moves forward and I very much look forward to #4.
Yes, because its funny, action packed, and for adults.
Married With Zombies By Jesse Peterson. Mostly for the adult feel to the stories. But I would say this White Trash Zombie Series is most similar to the TV show True Blood. But for zombies instead of Vampires.
I loved every scene from this book and the entire book series.
Yes and I pretty much did.
This 3rd book was well worth the money and I enjoyed it very much. Its as good as the first 2 books in the series. Adult humor and graphic content.
I was sad to see this great story come to an end, it was many hours of good entertainment, and i hope to see the narrator in a lot more books, she did great.
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
I,ve been following this series and think it's brilliant
It's different I haven't encountered any story like it.
She brings Angelkins to life, the story would just be another zombie story (although good) without her. Allison McLeamore does a fantastic job!
Once again, Diana Rowland does not disappoint. This book is tons of fun and I was hooked from the very beginning. I'm hoping that Angel Crawford comes back for more White Trash Zombie drama, the characters are so likeable and I'm always a little bummed out when the books end.
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