by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #1
Published by: Audible
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".
I have read Diana Rowland’s books before and enjoyed them, so I have no idea why I waited so long to begin the White Trash Zombie series. I finally decided enough was enough and snagged the audio version of My Life as a White Trash Zombie. At just under nine hours, this was hilarious on audio. Rowland weaves humor and a little mystery as our protagonist discovers she is a zombie. BRAINS!!!!
Five reasons to grab your earbuds and listen to My Life as a White Trash Zombie
- Angela Crawford- She is a twenty-something high school dropout and druggie from the wrong side of the tracks and completely hilarious and lovable. Yep, even as a zombie you cannot help loving this chick. She is snarky, smart and doing this zombie thing by the seat of her pants.
- Southern Louisiana. The setting is perfect for this zombie tale, and Rowland takes advantage of the redneck stereotype to add humor as we discover what it takes to survive being a zombie. From the morgue to life at home, Rowland shares it all.
- Zombies- Rowland adds a twist to zombies. Unlike the mindless brain, eating zombies we usually encounter Rowland’s zombies are smart, heal fast and unless they have been without food for a couple of days and have begun to decay you would never know that the woman in the booth next to you is a brain-loving zombie.
- Mystery- Angel has no idea how she became a zombie and it was fun tagging along with her as she discovered things. We also have an unusual amount of bodies showing up at the morgue beheaded or missing important parts. Angel is inquisitive and worried about her own hide and begins to investigate. I love that despite being a dropout and former junkie Angel is quite smart. Seeing her gain confidence, make decisions and form new friendships all while juggling her new “zombie” status was a hoot to observe.
- Narrator- Allison McLemore rocked this narration from Angel’s redneck accent to capturing her snark I loved listening. Each character had a distinctive voice and she helped capture the author’s intended tone only enhancing the overall story. I cannot wait to listen to the rest of the series.
My Life as a White Trash Zombie was delightful, suspenseful and humorous from beginning to end. I have a feeling I am in for one heck of a ride with Angel Crawford.
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