My Life as a White Trash Zombie
It has been a while since my last compulsion to listen to zombie audiobooks has consumed me. I have to give in to my need for zombies every now and again. I found the synopsis interesting because how does one come to terms with being a zombie, are you not just transformed into a lifeless, thoughtless, hulk with nothing driving you other than the constant seeking of more brains? I wonder if My Life as a White Trash Zombie will bring something new, something that I have not listened to before in a zombie novel.
My Life as a White Trash Zombie made me do a double take. I am going to try to not give too much away, and hopefully this will help spark your interest. Take everything that you know about zombies and throw it in the trashcan, because none of that applies here. Imagine this, zombies are not mindless but instead look just like everyone else until they start to starve from not having enough brains, that is when they take the role of the classic zombie. My Life as a White Trash Zombie is the story of Angel, a loser/drug addict that has been given the “gift” of zombieism without her knowledge. Her life gets better, except for the overwhelming urge to eat human brains. Now there is somebody seeming to be hunting zombies. This is the first book in a series and I will be getting the next books very soon, as I need to know what happens.
Allison McLemore’s narration was perfect, the story taking place in a parish of Louisiana, I thought, the accent was spot on. McLemore was perfectly able to capture the confusion, bewilderment and terror that one would expect from a story like this. The recording though left a bit to be desired at first, maybe it was intentional, very tinny, like a vintage recording, just didn’t sound quite right. Until, that is, when I stopped caring about that and was wrapped up in the story that I didn’t care about anything other than listening to more.
Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She’s a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she’s made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay “alive”.
©2011 Diana Rowland (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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