Audio Review ~ White Trash Zombie Apocalypse ~ Diana Rowland

Posted 15 March, 2024 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments

Audio Review ~ White Trash Zombie Apocalypse ~ Diana RowlandWhite Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Series: White Trash Zombie #3
Published by Audible Studios on July 2, 2013
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hrs 54 min
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Purchase
5 Stars

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.

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And the plot thickens…(suspenseful music playing)…White Trash Zombie Apocalypse finds our plucky heroine, Angel, up to her frizzy, only partially bleached hair in the nefarious goings-on within the zombie underworld. Will she be able to determine why real zombies and fake zombies are roaming the streets of her town? Will she and her boyfriend(?) Marcus find themselves on the same page regarding their relationship? Will Angel figure out the reason behind a coworker’s intense hatred of her? And will she pass that dreaded GED exam?

Okay! So I’m enjoying the heck out of this series. Angel is such a pleasure with her foul mouth, smartass and whip-smart personality. She’s matured so much since becoming a zombie and is living…er zombie-fied proof of what you can become when you find yourself a tribe of people who love, support, and believe in you.

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse, of course, has a mystery to solve which plays into the over-arching plot. Watching as Angel, who always believed she was, well, white trash, puts all the pieces of the puzzle together, was fun. Seeing her kick ass with her brain and brawn is even more so.

The supporting cast is well crafted and adds so much richness to the story. I was happy to see her and Marcus making strides as well as maybe better understanding some of problem causing behavior. Angel’s dad has also come a long way since his drunken actions in the first book. Nick, a friendly co-worker of Angel’s and her GED coach, is a doll. I’m still not sold on Uncle Pietro being a good guy but innocent until proven guilty and all that. There are so many other characters, both those we’ve met previously and some new faces, that add depth and texture to this story and the series overall.

Allison McLemore narrates this series and does a fantastic job! She perfectly embodies Angel’s personality and does well with maintaining voices for familiar characters. I’m thrilled to be listening to this series.

I feel badly that I avoided this series because…zombies, but I’m ever so grateful it was chosen as one of the readalongs for COYER. I’m equally grateful to be buddy listening to the series with Anne and Berls. This is a series I highly recommend. It has action, mystery, deals with some weighty issues like classism and prejudice with aplomb, a little romance, and lots of humor. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse was an absolute delight!

 

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • COYER Readalong 2024
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Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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