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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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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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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.]