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It's time for the annual Recipe Days bake-off in Lubbock, Texas. Soccer moms and grandmothers gather to show off their family recipes, learn new secrets for the perfect shortcake, and perhaps earn a chance to be on the famous cooking show, How Would You Cook It, Then? When the bake-off is crashed by a federation of pro wrestlers - including American Badass, Jersey Devil Jill, Tiny Giant, The Village Person, Jonah the Whale, the Hellbillies, and the fan favorite Xombie - all hell is set to break loose. Your heart beats faster as you anticipate who will come out on top in the ultimate showdown of the century: soccer moms or pro wrestlers. Anything can happen. An infected batch of donuts has transformed most of the wrestlers into mindless brain-eaters and the doors of the convention center have been chained shut, leaving the survivors locked inside, forced to fend for themselves against the hungry dead. Possessing the intensity of a shotgun to the face, Zombie Bake-Off is a stripped-down masterpiece of blood and doughnuts from celebrated author Stephen Graham Jones.

©2012 Stephen Graham Jones (P)2013 Recorded Books

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Nice diversion with great characters

Jones explores the Zombie motif, comes up with his own twist on it, creates great characters, philosophizes, and tells an unpredictable story. Some days a zombie story is so much better than the real world.
Narrator nails the voice of wrestling, as well.

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I so wanted this to be a good listen.

I wanted this to be an entertaining listen with some zombie fun. I was sadly disappointed. The narration isn’t bad exactly, but it isn’t good enough to overcome the stunted editing which emphasizes every extra breath and skipped beat of the narrator rather than smoothing out the rough edges. The story itself staggers around with confused plot hooks and languishing dialogue runs that go nowhere and drive down the pacing of the story to a crawl. This is nowhere near the quality I expect from Stephen Graham Jones, but everyone can have a miss once in a while.

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Awesomely twisted zombie tale

This was such a fascinating twist upon the typical zombie tale. Just imagine a group of wrestlers in full on costume & character invading the arena earlier than expected where a womens home show is currently going on. The poor site manager is caught between the catty woman in charge of the show & the smarmy wrestling manager who has one of his men put chained locks on all the doors. Then the wrestlers find the room with the boxes of doughnuts meant for the cops working security for the wrestling match later that evening. The doughnuts that just happen to be kind of contaminated. What follows is a twisted zombie tale like none you've ever experienced before & it leaves you wanting more. This author has a truly unique writing style that creates stories that don't just grab your interest, but pulls you in & makes you think. Highly recommend. I'm super excited about his upcoming release that is coming out on my birthday in May called The Only Good Indians.