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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

Critic Reviews

"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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Fun comedy

Someone found an abridged version of the necronomicon. A Duke of werewolves and an Earl of vampires traveling around in a pickup. That and true love. It found a nice balance between stupid and serious that i liked.

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A Vampire and a Werewolf Walk into a Diner...

Earl's a vampire and Duke is a truck driver turned werewolf who happen to have a knack for weird stuff happening around them.

The diner they stopped at for a bite to eat turns out to have a zombie problem and they are the only two that can help the owner of the place stop the attacks.

This book was a lot of fun. It is not for anyone who is offended by language or dislikes violence but for everyone else - teenager and older, this book is a lot of fun.

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Good book

I enjoyed this book and narrator. The story had a good mix of comedy and fantasy. Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry.

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It grows on you

Skip this if it’s your first Martinez book. Otherwise once you know what you’re in for it’s okay but not great.

The world is surprisingly well thought out. The plot is tight. The voices were distinct and appropriate.

But I’m not a big fan of redneck characters, I prefer intellectual characters, which is why the book wasn’t great for me.

The book includes some very very light sex scenes so probably not appropriate for very young listeners.

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  • John E
  • Baldwin, NY USA
  • 08-12-17

Great for What It Is

This is a fun romp through a redneck apocalypse! A werewolf who's a former trucker and a vampire buddy with a ghost girlfriend make for an imaginative trip through the supernatural world.

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Pretty Good

I am impressed. Listened to one of Martinez's other stories and found I liked it. Do enjoy the humorous turn to the story telling. Found the same level of humor to this story. Good job.

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Really entertaining!

Listened on my way to work and back. Kept my mind off traffic. Im sure other commuters wondered why I was laughing so hard.
It was really entertaining and fun!

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Martinez has too much fun, sometimes.

What made the experience of listening to Gil's All Fright Diner the most enjoyable?

Narration was great. Characters were all distinct and believable when heard through the narrator's voice.

What did you like best about this story?

It was humorous without being heartless. It managed to hit all the right chords when it came to characters, places, and action. This is a story that is just plain fun, with just enough pathos to remind you that life isn't all jokes and tropes.

Any additional comments?

What a a fun book. Martinez loves to make quirky, flawed characters that all seem to feel like they are the protagonist. The two heroes of this story are just plain ridiculous, and it works.

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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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Very enjoyable.

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