Audio Review: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland

Posted January 1, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 7 Comments

Audio Review: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana RowlandWhite Trash Zombies Apocalypse by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #3
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Published by Audible on 07-02-13
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
Source: Purchased
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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.

First Impression:

While White Trash Zombie  Apocalypse was not my favorite of the series it’s always fun listening to Angel.

The Narration:

Angel is on my auto-buy audio book list and it’s all due to Allison McLemore. I LOVE Allison’s narration of this series. It is one of the best southern accents I’ve heard. And being from the south I’m very peaky about the “fake” ones. I was surprised when I looked up Allison to find that her NOLA accent might be put on it’s not that far of a stretch for her because she is a native of my very home state, Arkansas.  I enjoy Allison’s narration so much that I plan to check out other books she narrates.

What I liked:

Even though Angel’s body is stuck in time (as long as she continues to fuel it with b-r-a-i-n-s) she is not the same person as in the first book. She continues to grow as a character and person. She might see herself as white trash but she is working hard to get her GED, she continues to hold down a job she loves and is proud of and she is earning the respect of people all around her.

What I didn’t like:

The series arc is moving a little slow but I think it will pay off in the end. I’m just impatient and Apocalypse seemed a little slower to me than the other books. Don’t get me wrong it was full of action, blood and gore that I’ve come to love in the series. There was just something missing this time around for me.

Will I continue this series:

Yes! I’m ready for the next book, How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back

Similar Book/Series:

Rachel Caine’s Revivalist Trilogy

About Diana Rowland

Diana Rowland worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she’s seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can’t rollerblade to save her life.

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7 responses to “Audio Review: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland

  1. I LOVED book 1 while as 2 was only so-so. Now after reading your review I’m not so sure I’ll be continuing with this series much longer. I like the narrator and the concept but the main story arc leaves something to be desired.

    • TheBookNympho

      I LOVED both 1 & 2. I liked this one but there was something missing. I’ll continue the series.

    • TheBookNympho

      I bought books 1 & 2 at AAD in 2012 but I ended up listening to them on audio and now I will only do the series on audio. The narrator is so good.

      I hope you enjoy book 1 when you get to it.