White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
Written by: Diana Rowland
Narrated by: Allison McLemore
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
Series: White Trash Zombie, Book 3
Release Date: 07-02-13
Publisher: Audible Studios
The third installment of the story about Angel titled White Trash Zombie Apocalypse audiobook is as much fun as the previous ones. Our favorite undead heroine is just trying to get something that resembles an average life regardless of the fact that she is a zombie (she’s gotten quite used to it) but life just isn’t going to let that happen yet.
The fact there is a zombie flick being shot in town is simply a side effect of the things that will happen. Add the fact that it rains almost through the entire book and you’ve got a whole new level of stress and the overall “life sucks and you die” style of atmosphere in this audiobook.
The book starts with a description of the preceding story about how Angel got to become a zombie which is good if this is the first book of the series you have read although you have missed some excellent and fun audiobooks if you haven’t read them all.
Before we know it Angel finds herself in trouble again (you know, the usual stuff – people trying to catch and kill her) and of course there’s the “zombie mafia”, corporate and business intrigue, a science fiction flavor and last but not least, there seems to be the beginning of a few love interests. I was intrigued to see how that’s going to turn out – Marcus, the previously number one love interest now has to compete for Angel’s attention.
As with previous books from the White Trash Zombie series the mystery/thriller ellement is the main thing that keeps the novel moving forward and it’s also done quite nicely, a little bit multi-layered but not overdone and confusing at all.
If I have any complaint concerning this book it could be that my hunger for revenge was not satisfied, since I am usually rooting for the hero/heroine to kill and destroy all the baddies! There are definitely a few violent encounters within this story although I felt like I was cheated because revenge in the form I imagined it did not come at any point and sadly I don’t see how the plot could allow it.
I do prefer to be surprised and I got that, along with some bonus interaction with her father which I bet you’ll like a lot. I won’t go into further detail so, don’t worry – no spoilers.
Many folks (including me) actually do not like the cover art since it doesn’t reflect the actual story or the character of Angel and only serves to attract your attention at the bookstore and to correspond to the title. I know, I know, authors working with big name publishers don’t control these things but still it’s kind of disappointing.
I loved every word of White Trash Zombie Apocalypse, it kept me interested and somewhere around half of the book I realized I can’t stop listening! As with the previous audiobooks from the series Allison McLemore did an excellent job. I really like her southern accent and how she does all the voices. In conclusion, if you’ve read the previous books, you’ll definitely want to get this one too. If you haven’t you’ll still get a very well done and enjoyable story without the feeling you’re missing out something.
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