by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #5
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Length: 11 hours and 18 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 4.5 cups
Angel Crawford has buried her loser past and is cruising along in undead high gear—that is, until a murder-by-decapitation sends her on a hazardous detour. As Angel hunts for the killer, she uncovers a scheme that would expose zombies to the public and destroy the life she’s built, and she’s determined not to rest until she finds out who’s behind it. Soon she’s neck-deep in lies, redneck intrigue, zombie hunters, and rot-sniffing cadaver dogs. It’s up to her to unravel the truth and snuff out the conspiracy before the existence of zombies makes headline news and she’s outed as a monster. But Angel hasn’t quite escaped the pill-popping ghosts of her past—not with an illicit zombie pharmaceutical at her fingertips. Good thing she’s absolutely sure she can handle the drug’s unpredictable side effects and still take down the bad guys…or maybe she’s only one bad choice away from being dead meat—for real this time. Angel knows a thing or two about kicking ass, but now the ass she needs to kick might be her own
White Trash Zombie Gone Wild by Diana Rowland is the fifth book in the White Trash Zombie series. Hilarious, Intense, and filled with both crazy and heartfelt moments we once again witness Angel Crawford lose her shit and save the day. I absolutely love listening to this series. Allison McLemore narrates and just brings Angel and the other characters to life.
We are back from New York, and Angel has a problem thanks to a zombie pharmaceutical. She is sneaking some of this drug without the others knowing and it’s causing some problems. Like increasing her, need for BRAIIIIINS! However, none of this stops her from uncovering a conspiracy to out zombies.
Rowland’s descriptions particularly the action scenes had me sitting motionless as the story unraveled in three-D. Punches of humor that only Angel could deliver helped keep the darker moments light and it was one heck of a ride.
Angel is a character you cannot help but root for. She is kick-ass, a little unpolished, and smart as a whip. When she opens her mouth, you never know what will pop out. If she cares about you then you are one of the lucky ones because she will and does move heaven and earth to protect you.
Conspiracies, zombie hunters, exposure, and danger continue in White Trash Zombie Gone Wild. Some interesting things happen at the morgue where Angela works some very interesting things. Saberton Industries are still in the picture but they took a backseat in this edition.
Allison McLemore is the voice of Angel and the crew. I could not imagine the series without her. If you are looking for a unique Urban Fantasy, I cannot recommend the audio version of White Trash Zombies enough.
Now before you say, Kim, this looks hilarious and action-packed but I do not do zombies. Rowland has created zombies that live among us, look like us but just have to snack on brains occasionally to avoid decomposing. It is like me without coffee. I would totally decompose without it! COFFEE! I NEED MORE COFFFFFEEEEE!!!!
White Trash Zombie Gone Wild delivered all the action, humor and snark I have come to love in this series.
Tyler H. Jolley
I gave it a chance and while this series isn’t for me, I am thoroughly enjoying your reviews. This seems like such a fun series.
“It’s like me without coffee.” <– That's funny! I've always wanted to give this series a try, because I like Rowland's Kara Gilliand series, but I've stayed away because zombies. Thanks for noting that these zombies aren't your average zombies. I'm glad you're continuing to enjoy the series, Kimberly!
I love this series. It is one of my favorite on audio. I started off reading it when it first came out, but once I started reading it, I was hooked and never read it again, only listen. I have loved Angel from the beginning. Like you said, you just can’t help but root for her. I was worried with the ending of the previous book with her hanging out with her deadbeat ex-boyfriend. I’m glad she came to her senses in this book.
I love the idea of this series! I have the first one but I still need to read it! soon!
This series is so much fun and the narration is killer. I like the Angel did so much on her own is this book. She kicked some butt!
She seriously did!
The Bibliophile Babe
The title cracks me up! May have to try it!
Hilarious right..and honestly the whole series is laced in humor and snark.
It’s on the list and driving me nuts each time I read your reviews. Haha! Just a couple more series to finish up and get off the shelf and I’m on to Diana’s zombie heroine. I can’t believe I’m saying that because zombies are generally not my thing. 🙂 Nice review, Kimberly!
I totally get it. I am working my way through back wishlists as well..this was one of them and now I am current on this and Kate Daniels.
Sounds fantastic…I love the name of the book 🙂
*hugs* I have missed you..of course I should have visited you as well. This is such a fun series Paij.
I’ve picked up the first book and have gotten a few chapters in! Glad to see that it’s still going strong after 5 books and that the narrator is the perfect Angel! Awesome review, Kim!
Yay…I look forward to your thoughts Cyn.
Gahh, Kim I know you love this series. Sorry just can’t do it, I mean I’ll follow you almost anywhere but not here. 😉
LOL, I do think you would be surprised.
And you just reminded me of why I need to listen to book 2 that I have had waiting for me for months now. Such a fun series 🙂
Love your review. Had to come over and check it out with that title…and then the cover? LOL Great looking book.
This is such a fun, snarky sometimes intense series that always leaves me smiling Sherry.
This is a series I’ve been curious about since I saw that freaky cover for the first book. I may have to give it a go, once I’ve caught up on other series I’m reading.
LOL, ignore the cover and just read or listen to it..such a fun series!
I am catching up on this series. I finally got around to listening to the third book this fall, but I still need to read four before this one. I am happy to hear that Angel is back to her snarky self. Love this series.
Yay, have fun catching up. Now I have to sit around and hope we get more!!
Thank you for turning me on to this AWESOME series!! YES, I’m a non-zombie reader and I even love this audiobook!!! No one should be allowed to read these – ONLY LISTEN to Allison’s narration because she IS Angel!!!
I love the covers but I sort of wish they were subtler to gain more readers but at the same time, Angel does have a mouth on her 😉
I’m glad you loved this one!!
Right. She really rocks the narration bringing Angel and this world to life!
I can’t remember if it is you or Felicia at another blog that first brought these books to my attention and made me immediately add them to my wish list. They’re added, and you’re making me want to get to them a little sooner than planned.
Sweet! I cannot wait to hear your thoughts. I know Felicia, Linda, and Christy all love them too.
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I had a lot of fun with this too 🙂 I feel like Angel has grown so much 🙂
She really has, and I love how she protects others even at risk of her own peril.
Yeah…. this might be a series I’d enjoy on audio. I like the sample with the slight accent. Once I finish some of the series I’ve started I may add this one to the TBR.
Wahoo…I cannot wait to hear your thoughts Candace
This sounds like a fun series! I like snarky novels. Fab review! 🙂
Me too..give me snark, banter and humor!
Yes! That’s always a good recipe for a great book. 🙂
Lisa (Lost in Lit)
This sounds SO FUN!! Definitely a great audio listen that I’ll be adding to my wish list. 🙂
Ooo I hope you do listen Lisa, these are a blast!
I so need to grab the first book in the series, I know Christy loves it too.
She does and yes..you need to try at least book one!!!
Angel definitely sounds like my kind of girl Kim, you know I love a character with a smart mouth and some serious snark:) Probably best that I start at the beginning though, I haven’t read any of the books in this series yet!
Yes Jenny, this builds on each book and of course Angel grows throughout.
I’ve never heard of this series before but I do like the sound of it! 🙂 I’ll be sure to check it out when I’m in the mood for something like this!
I hope you try them Bieke, I have such fun with Angel.
Despite my issue with Audiobooks and zombies (although the ones in here are different from what I have in mind), the more I read about this series the more I get curious . . . It’s seriously great to know you’re having such a fantastic time with each instalment 🙂
I really am loving them, and I am sure the books are delightful as well.
That’s really awesome that this series is going so wonderfully for you, Kim! I love it when a series is so consistently great. It’s on my list of books to try, so hopefully I can get to it soon even though I’m not a fan of zombies!
Beautiful review! 🙂
I hope you do…I think this book will have you seeing zombies in a whole new light
I can’t wait for more 🙂
Ooo I so agree my friend!