Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.
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In the first novel, we got introduced to the high school dropout, Angel Crawford; a self loading, pill popping-looser; daughter of an alcoholic deadbeat, living in the swamps of Louisiana. I don’t think I need to draw you a picture, just look at the fabulous cover. But all that comes to an abrupt end when she wakes up in the morgue craving brains and wondering what that hell happened to her. Who knew that becoming a zombie will put Angel on the right path, and the reader/listener in the path to discovering a fantastic, creepy, gross (better have a strong stomach) mysterious, funny, suspenseful, and downright entertaining world. I love Angel; I think you will too, she’s smart and funny. Her sarcastic personality with her self deprecating-down to earth tone make a terrific, but most importantly, a genuine character. So, If you haven’t read/listened to the first novel, stop right here. You need to get properly introduced to Ms. Rowland’s zombies, with the first entry, My Life As A White trash Zombie. Angel is coping with her new reality; she has learned most of how her new world works, and what she needs to do to survive. Everything seems to be going fine for Angel, but things start to get complicated, and now, besides making sure she has a jar of brain’s smoothie at hand - she also has to deal with new dangers; zombie hunters, conspiracies, her unsavory past catching up to her, not to mention her boyfriend's attitude. The twist and turns, the mystery, the small dab of romance, and a great ending, make this entry a must read or listen. I’m seriously hoping we don’t have to wait a whole year for the following novel, White Trash Zombie Apocalypse.
Narration: This is my first experience with Alison McLemore, and I thought she did a very good job bringing this novel and its characters to life. I have to warn you, I’m not an expert in southern accents, but Ms. McLemore approach definitely worked for me, even though, at first I thought it might have been a little bit over the top, I settled down within the first chapter, and just began to enjoy the story. She does a fantastic job communicating Angel’s emotions, as well as the rest of the character’s. The mood and feel of the novel are skillfully captured, and nicely transmitted to the listener. One thing I’m not so sure about though, that is, the sense of humor. I did find the first novel (which I read) a lot funnier than this one - I’m not sure if my inner voice for Angel was funnier, or maybe this novel was a little bit more serious. I’m planning a re-visit on audio to find out. I didn’t have problems distinguishing the different voices, except for Angel’s father, sometimes they sounded too much alike, but it's such small portion of the novel that it does not really make that much of the difference. I was fine with her male voices; this is not a romance ( the center anyway) so I’m a lot more lenient in these cases, and did I find them quite adequate. All in all, this was a great listen, and I recommend this series to any UF fan in search of something new, engrossing, original and fresh, if the word "fresh" can be use when speaking about Zombies :)
- Lupdilup "A mom, a wife, a friend, a happy ending addict, an audiobook junkie, a wine lover and geek wanna -be.
I'm constantly looking to be blown awa"
I CARE ABOUT MY LOSERNESS
DUDE, YOU READ WAY TO MANY ROMANCE NOVELS Angel does care about her loserness and she is trying hard to become a better person or Zombie. As another reviewer has said, it is her self deprecating down to earth personality that draws you in. If you don't fall in love with this flat chested, barely 100 pound Zombie, then you need to go to surgery and have a heart put in your chest. OH SH#T, SORRY. Angel is also one tough lady, don't expect her to lay down and give up. I would like to see Rowland and Maberry do a book together, Angel just might kick Joe Ledger's butt. CARGO PANTS AND A MID DRIFT THAT SAYS REDNECK PRINCESS, ANGEL'S SIGNATURE LOOK.
JESUS, F##KING CHRIST, IT WAS A ZOMBIE SOAP OPERA. This is book two and like most series that depend upon originality, the newness has warn off a little. This is not as good as book one and the plot is a little thin, but it is a good book, cause of Angel Crawford. I am hoping that the plot is better in the next two books, cause I know I will be listening. YOU NEED TO ACCEPT I'M RIGHT A LOT QUICKER IN THE FUTURE.
UNIVERSITY HELL, I JUST WANTED TO KEEP FROM GOING BACK TO JAIL. Another reason, I like the book is its intelligent look at what we in America call White Trash. It is commonly accepted that this group of people are unintelligent and beneath the rest of society. This gives us a group of people we look down on, thus making us feel better, with out being called a racist. It is my feeling, just like any other group that is isolated, White Trash is a whole different society. I society that was formed by a group of people who fell between the cracks, who did not have the connections others had and who mostly lost hope in making it in the corporate world. In America, it is often not what you know, but who you know. I have had three main jobs in my adult life and I got my foot in the door at all three places, because I knew someone. I am middle class, I grew up middle class and my friends are middle class, it is what I know.
The narrator is excellent and makes the book better to listen to then to read.
WHEN YOU GOING TO PUT SOME MEAT ON YOUR BONES? WHEN YOU MAKE ME A SANDWICH, B**CH.