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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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  • Alia
  • Rochester, MI, United States
  • 07-24-15

The fantasy for people who hate fantasy

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.

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  • Bryan
  • Indiana, United States
  • 08-12-14

Monster Mash

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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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I liked it!

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. :-)

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  • Matt
  • Danville, CA, United States
  • 12-15-13

Pretty good!

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

The story was well written and the characters were all likable

Any additional comments?

The automatic detective , by the same author, is excellent

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Very good Characters, fine Story

Would you listen to Gil's All Fright Diner again? Why?

The characters are nicely drawn -- most are, at least. I would have fun getting to know them better.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

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.

Which character – as performed by Fred Berman – was your favorite?

Duke. He es a a bit "the Dude" :-)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The voice performance is really great. It makes me laugh, yes.

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Did it again.

Would you consider the audio edition of Gil's All Fright Diner to be better than the print version?

Did not read the print edition but t he audio edition was pretty fantastic!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Duke. The Werewolf. He just was. Noble, fierce, passive, powerful, discerning, smart and yet just a country bumpkin (if I can use that word).

Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. Just finished Divine Misfortune! Fred is one of the greatest!<br/>

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Just "Duke and Earl."

Any additional comments?

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.<br/><br/>

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  • joshua
  • cypress, TX, United States
  • 02-20-13

Fun fun fun

What did you love best about Gil's All Fright Diner?

red neck monsters

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

I love the zombie cows

What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

good voice characterizations

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

we got zombie cows

Any additional comments?

we need more A. Lee Martinez on audible

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  • Ijw
  • Cochise, AZ, United States
  • 12-19-12

The best in comic horror. Period.

This is the standard that all audiobooks should aspire to. Clever story telling and a great performance. The most enjoyable audiobook I have ever heard. Period.

If you are familiar with A. Lee Martinez then you know that I can not do justice to the story by recapping it. Suffice to say it is one of the author's best books.

If you are not familiar with the author but know you enjoy horror with an irreverent twist, and total off-the-wall bizarreness, then listen to the clip, and then buy the book.

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  • Lueder
  • Los Alamos, NM, United States
  • 07-01-12

Fun Romp

Definitely a different type of story. It's not gut bustingly funny by any means but it is a fun read. You end up with a Vampire, a Ghost, and a Werewolf. Sounds like Being Human but it's more Hitchhiker's Guide to the Paranormal.

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Great Characters

Would you listen to Gil's All Fright Diner again? Why?

Not for a while, I am a one listen girl

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

Zombie Cows, great idea

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I thought the narrator was really good

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No, there were a couple of uncomfortable bits but thats just because I dont like to think about other peoples intimate struggles.