Welcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have two audios from the urban fantasy series White Trash Zombies by Diana Rowland. This series is delightful on audio….enjoy and stick around for a cup of mocha coffee!
I am so excited to be bringing back my Coffee Pot Reviews. I stopped doing them when I installed UBB and now that the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin has been upgraded they are back. This is the plugin that creates my review posts, handles my archives and creates all those cool sidebar widgets. If you are on WordPress.org you should check out Ashley @ Nose Graze and the UBB Plugin
by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #2
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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Narration: 4.5 cups
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.
The more time I spend with Angel the more I love this southern zombie chic. The girl is bright, doesn’t take any shit and her Nancy Drew skills at solving mysteries made me giddy. Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues mystery thread ties into Ed and the beheaded zombies in book one. This book has it all- a secret lab testing zombies, hunters and boyfriend problems. Rowland added more depth, new characters and more complication for our girl. Rowland creates a tight tale and the more time I spend in this world the happier I am. The flow is wonderful and I am able to slip right into the story. This is an audio series where I look for excuses to listen and find myself listening to “just another chapter” late into the night. Romance, parental involvement, and problems at the job keep our girl busy and I loved every dang moment of it. Allison McLemore truly brings Angel to life from the accent to her subtle snark.
by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #3
Length: 9 hours and 54 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Narration: 4.5 cups
Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up.
But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.
Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.
In White Trash Zombie Apocalypse, Angel Crawford is knee deep in problems from dealing with her Dad to trying to deciding how she feels about her “not-quite” boyfriend. You think that would be enough to keep our curious little zombie out of trouble, but nope..she is asking questions. Her little Nancy Drew hat is constantly on and she picks up on things. She soon discovers the secret lab is still open for business. Things get seriously complicated when a zombie movie comes to town and the labs’ involvement will have you cringing. I thought Rowland’s ingenious idea to weave this thread into the ongoing story arc to be well done and quite clever. Again, I barreled through this listening during every free moment. Rowland weaves snark, suspense, and mystery into this installment. Before I even finished I ordered How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back the next audio in this series.
I seriously need to read this series. Actually, I was intrigued but the first cover both interested me more and turned me off at the same time! I love the sound of Angel!
Thus series is hilarious 🙂
Sharon - Obsession with Books
I am not a huge fan of zombies and I’ve had book 1 sitting on my shelf forever! After reading your praise I really should give this series a go.
I love the covers! great reviews Kimba – Sharon – Obsession with Books
Sharon throw away all preconceived ideas you have,about zombies. .this is so different and omg it’s so hilarious
I got the first on of these on audio but haven’t had the chance to listen to it-not sure but it probably was because you reviewed it? Probably-anyway I am glad you are enjoying these so much!
Regardless of how I am so excited you are going to listen to it 🙂
I need to find a copy of the first book, it sounds like such a fun series. I’m getting back into audios and urban fantasy novels, so hopefully I can find a copy before my mood switches again.
This series is epic on audio..perhaps the library has them.
Coffee Pot Reviews is a great idea! I must confess I prefer to read short reviews. I had never heard of these books before, but they seem quite interesting.
I did these often especially for novellas and series, so I am glad they are back.
I recently picked up this series during a reading slump and BAM I was emotionally invested again! How awesome is Angel, I love her evolution over the series.
Lord she makes me laugh so hard. I am listening to book 4 now and the line I am carrying death in my butt..just about killed me. I laughed so hard it caused a coughing fit of epic proportions but lord she makes me smile.
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues sounds like totally my thing.. I read a zombie book, Journal Of The Undead and I didn’t found it amazing! I hope this book will be amazing especially after reading your review!
This isn’t horror, and filled with humor I hope you try at least the first book.
Tyler H Jolley
The second title in the series kills me! Hilarious!
The whole series is hilarious, and the mysteries are fantastic.
I’m so intrigued by this series! Jeann (at Happy Indulgence) loved it, too. It doesn’t seem like my kinda style, but I feel like I need to check it out! Glad it was awesome for you!
Throw away everything you think you know about zombies, and try it…snark, mystery and tons of humor will have you addicted!
Braine Talk Supe
Yyupp… another fantastic series I haven’t tried. I need to move to Mars and slum it up with The Martian. Longer days, more books I can read.
Not a bad idea..I feel that way some days.
I need to jump on the band wagon with this series. I love the idea of a fun zombie heroine who solves mysteries.
Oh, and the coffeepot reviews are great. I’ve been curious ever since you mentioned that you were going to do them, again.
Yes, I use to do them all the time..but with the UBB archive system I stopped..so glad to be able to do them again. They work well with series books and novellas..so as to avoid spoilers.
Like this new concept. Thanks for the post!
I need to try this series..so curious but at the same time not sure..lol. I can’t wait till I get this new upgrade on UBB figured out..lol.
Are you still having issues? Email me I will try and help if I can
I hadn’t heard of this series, but will definitely check it out, it sounds really good!
Glad I could introduce you to Angel
Melissa (Books and Things)
Oh I’m glad you enjoyed this one so much. I’ve been wanting to do my catch up on audio. I’m so happy it works in that format. Might have to reread the first one though… 🙂
They are, and she recaps fairly well so you would probably be ok..read a few reviews of one.
I love that audio snippet. These books sound like so much fun! I’ll be adding them to my tbr list/wish list. 🙂
Squee..enjoy and yes the audio version is addictive and hilarious
I know there are so many fans of the audiobooks of this series! These are definitely on my audio TBR! I love your short and sweet coffee pot reviews. 🙂
These were made for audio.
I use to read Nancy Drew as a kid and loved the mysteries! This series sounds entertaining with the way Angel Crawford solves mysteries and I like that you compare her to Nancy Drew. Snark and suspense always add to a great plot! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I did too that and the Hardy Boys and Agatha Christy.
I still need to go back and read the third and fourth books in this series. I am thinking I need them on audio. I am glad you are loving this series, it was a favorite of mine when it debuted.
The audios are so good Heidi!
Lol, Southern Zombie chick, with a mohawk and a pouty face! Too funny, glad you enjoyed them– certainly is different. I don’t “do” zombies but for those who do, it looks like fun.
These aren’t your typical zombies, and I love that these aren’t horror but mystery/suspense with a heavy infusion of humor.
I didn’t manage to read the first book yet, but I know I will. Certainly a lot of people seem to like them. The mix of humor and mystery in a zombie book is just too intriguing to pass up, lol 🙂
When you try I hope you become addicted like the rest of us!
Bahaha! I have to try this series out especially since everyone has been talking about them so much. I’ve been seeing them everywhere! So your review just sealed the deal for me. ♡
Yes…you will become addicted to like the rest of us..so darn good Keionda!
OMG great review but sorry can’t do zombie novels, no.
I think you could do this series…not horror and not at all like any zombie book you can imagine.
I love this series!!! And the narration is great. I get so caught up in everything Angel is trying to manage. Such an awesome series.
Exactly, this audio series is addictive. I am over 50% done with book 4 and I’m already eyeing up audio 5.
Very addictive. I can’t wait for the next book. I always feel like I’m right there in the middle of the crazy.
I clearly need to read this series Kim! It sounds like such a wonderful blend of so many things – humor, mystery, paranormal – and that makes it a winner to me. Looking forward to meeting Angel!
Yes Jenny..they are so good!
I have these books and have been meaning to read them for a while now! They sound like a lot of fun! I like that they have snark and suspense, quite the perfect combo in my opinion.
Great review as always, Kim!
Once you try them you will be addicted Nick!!
LOL! Lanie over at Lanies Blogspot knows that I’m definitely no fan of zombies, but I love your reviews! Hugs…Ro
These truly rock and these zombies are so different then what you imagine.
I know these books because I’ve been hearing a lot about them from a few bloggers I follow who are really into this series. Personally, I’m not a zombie fan and I always try to avoid those kind of stories as much as possible, but it’s good to hear this series is working great for you! 🙂
Forget the word zombie…this is so different and not horror at all.
I so love this series. I love Angel and her gang. I love the narrator, Allison McLemore. I love the covers. I can’t wait to see where we go next. I wasn’t real happy with Angel at the end of book three, so I’m very excited for book four to come out later this year. Great reviews.
Allison truly rocks the audio…and yes I love every dang thing about this series. I am 50% done book 4 and want more, more, more!
Wheee! I have the 3rd one all ready to listen to as soon as I finish my current book. I freaking love Angel!
I am listening to book 4..they are my crack!
Lover Of Romance
These sound pretty fantastic. Never read a zombie themed book before though.
this may be zombie themed..but it is so different and not really horror more suspense laced in humor.
Aye, she is fun 🙂
She makes me smile 🙂
I’m sooooooooo late in this series but I have book 1 at home to read (for years), I need to get into it!!!! really!!!!
Do it..read it..this is such an awesome series. I am listening to audio 4 now and totally loving it as well.
Christy really likes this series as well, I’m going to have to break down and get the first book I see. 😉
Lovely reviews and yay for them being back!
These are so awesome on audio Ali.