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Hope was playing five-card draw with undead Elvis when the world ended.

Before the world ended, Hope was a down-and-out virgin stripper. Now she's pregnant with a baby prophesied to be the world's salvation. Undead Elvis promises her that Graceland is the only safe place left even though the rest of the world has become sand and ash. Hope must undertake the perilous journey across a broken, unfamiliar landscape to reach it.

Although she finds precious few allies and friends on her path, the black moments never seem to stop and somehow, she must find the resolve she needs in order to birth her child and ultimately heal the world that seems far beyond redemption.

©2011 Ian Thomas Healy (P)2017 Ian Thomas Healy

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  • James
  • Powderly, KY, United States
  • 10-28-17

Good Listen, thank you, thank you very much

Entertaining listen. The story is silly at times and deadly serious at others. I believe the author had a lot of fun writing this and I had fun listening. Narration is good, especially for a female trying to do an Elvis character.

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Not Sure About This One

I got this ARC via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This one started out strange and got stranger by the minute. Undead Elvis, world turning into a desert wasteland, Memphis and Graceland are one of the few havens for what is left of humanity. Learning to live off of the land and the few plants that will grow all combined to create an interestingly strange story. There was no real cliffhanger but enough of a teaser at the end to let you know there will be another book. The narration was good.The narration kept me listening until the end.

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What A Hoot!

The title alone should be an indication that you're in for a fun ride. Silly, quirky and downright absurd, yet oh so can't-stop-listening-able! Yikes, now I'm even making up words. Who cares, it fits! Hope's crazy adventure was so entertaining, with moments of gravity and lots of hilarity. I absolutely loved this! Kathy Garner as narrator was terrific and I loved the deadpan delivery. Hope And Undead Elvis was a great listening experience and I would highly recommend it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

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Really good story. Fun and different

I really enjoyed the pacing and flow of this story. Sort of a mini-epic journey. I liked the whole premise. The narration overall was solid and I appreciated the efforts in singing. But I was amused at some of the mispronounced words. I definitely recommend the book overall though.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great!

I've honestly never listened to another book like this and I really enjoyed it! Unique story that was funny at times but also a really interesting and entertaining story. Highly recommend!


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • TU
  • 11-13-17

Entertaining story, meh narrator

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Loved the book, couldn't stand the narrator. The story was weird and oddly engaging. After a while, I think I got used to the narrator's bland tone and poor audio quality. It had almost an echoing tone which grated on me. After reading some other people's reviews, it seems like the bored tone was intentional, but it didn't work for me. In spite of that, I did like the story.

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An amazing mix of absurd and mesmerizing!

This book tickled me the whole way through. The title alone is a great summary of the book. Zombie Elvis. A stripper named Hope, who somehow is a virgin. Immaculate conception. This book has everything you need for a zany adventure! One of the things I loved about this book was the narrator. She delivers a deadpan southern drawl that makes it all the more hilarious. Trust me, it works for the story. This book is way outside my normal genre choice but was well worth the listen!

I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review. If I don't like something, you'll know! This book is great.

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Hope and Undead Elvis

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed this story! It's quirky and exciting and sweet and funny... and yes I know that's a lot of ands! The narration was excellent, and I found absolutely nothing to not like about this book. It's worth every penny and well worth the listen!

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Great read!

I must say that I had a funny/not so good feeling about this book the first 1-2 chapters. Then, boy did it take off! How good is it? I really have to say that it stands on it’s own alongside Steven Kings “The Stand”. I can not give it higher praise than that. I sure hope their is a sequel! I received this door for free, and can recommend it to everyone. Oh, btw, it was in audio format and the narrator was excellent.

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A solid story with very good narration

You should probably take my review with a grain of salt since this was pretty far outside of my preferred reading (listening) genres. The title and premise was just too good to pass up though and, honestly, the title reminded me of Joe Lansdale's "Bubba Ho-Tep"

A post apocalyptic road trip with a stripper and undead Elvis. Sounds like a heel of a trip to me. Well written with a couple hiccups here and there and well narrated made this one a pretty good one.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 11-18-17

Hope and Undead Elvis deal with the apocalypse

If the phrase 'undead elvis' gets on your nerves then you will not enjoy this book as it is said so often and I wish the author had switched to calling him Elvis after the point had been firmly established early on.

Despite this minor irritation, I did enjoy this post-apocalyptic road trip of a novel told from the perspective of the titular heroine, Hope, as she journeyed to Graceland meeting and surviving many strange characters along the way.

At few times the religious stylings of this book were a little too heavy-handed, but on the whole, the initially whacky premise of a stripper (pregnant by immaculate conception) travelling to find Graceland with an undead version of Elvis after a vague disaster caused most of the word's population to vanish did actually work well.

I thought the performance of the narrator gave a good impression of the kind of jaded, world-weary character that Hope was in this book and she also gave suitably distinctive performances for the supporting cast of characters too.

Overall, I wouldn't say that this was my favourite post-apocalyptic book, but it was a fun and enjoyable one that had more depth than you might expect from the basic premise at the start.

[I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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