Review: White Trash Zombie Unchained by Diana Rowland

Posted October 7, 2017 by Sophia Rose in Audio Book, Reviews / 16 Comments

Review: White Trash Zombie Unchained by Diana Rowland
White Trash Zombie Unchained
Narrated by Allison McLemore

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Series: White Trash Zombie #6
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Audible Studios
Released on September 5, 2017
Pages: 14 hours 22 min
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible

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The Delight

Finally, yes finally, I had the opportunity to see what everyone was loving on.  A scrappy Louisiana local girl turned zombie and her adventures told by a well-matched narrator certainly lived up to its rep.  This was my kind of zombie story.


White Trash Zombie Unchained is book six in the White Trash Zombie urban fantasy series.  I read it out of order and did alright, but I can most definitely see that these books build on each other and are best read/listened to in order.

The story opens with the heroine, Angel Crawford, just recovered from her last (un)deadly adventure just in time for another one.  A new zombie strain has arrived affecting even the gators in the swamp and this brings an old nemesis back making a strange bedfellows situation.  The new strain’s epidemic must be stopped and the stakes are high to find a cure.  So much isn’t adding up and Angel and the other zombies have to figure it all out fast.

I took to Angel right from the beginning.  She has a wry, homey, country girl humor.  She’s an every-gal sort of heroine trying to live down her past mistakes and move on.  And, she is a scrappy one.  I enjoyed seeing her stand up to the big shots when she felt she was right and she got in a few jabs when people got condescending toward her.

Side characters are numerous as its six books into the series now.  I enjoyed all the camaraderie among the zombies and Angel’s various and colorful circle of acquaintance and friends.  It cracked me up that she works in the coroner’s office as a zombie where bodies with fresh brains are a plenty.

I worried that I’d get squeamish since this is a zombie story, but it wasn’t horrid at all.  It was fun and exciting.  There’s a dire situation and mystery to solve and inter-personal relationships to enjoy.  Its no more gruesome than the average urban fantasy.  Zombie gators!  What a hoot!

Allison McLemore narrated and whoa girl was she a fab fit.  She nailed the southern, the genders, and the tempo of this story so well.  I was riveted and well-settled with her narration from beginning to the end.  In just one book, she established herself as the voices of the White Trash Zombie series.

All in all, a fantastic outing that will not be my last with the series.  Like a good reader girl, I’ll be catching up the backlist and progressing forward as a new fan.  Urban Fantasy lovers, this ones a winner!

My thanks to Audible for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • I am glad to hear that you had such a great time with this book here!! I am not a fan of zombie themes, but I am tempted to reconsider this book after reading your review.

    • Oh, I am right there with you on not being a zombie lover, Renee. But, I think this will be one of my exceptions. 🙂

  • Karen

    I’ve only read the 1st book but the author has won the cover lottery. The titles and artwork always stand out.

    For What It’s Worth

    • LOL, yes, for sure, Karen. Love the covers and titles, too.

  • I so need to binge listen to this series. I’ve read book 1 but it was so long ago I forgot lol

    • Me, too, Lily. This was my first and now I need to go back for the whole series and then keep going. 🙂

  • I started to listen to the audio during a car ride, but only got through the first chapter before I had to deal with other things. Hopefully I can get back to it soon! I love this series!

    • Yes, you really have a treat waiting for you, Christy. 🙂

  • I really loved this series too. It is a favorite of mine. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • Yes, I saw several exciting reviews from the series like some of yours and it kick-started me into giving it a try finally. Thanks, Melanie!

  • This series is on my to be read list, so I am thrilled to see you liked this installment!

    • Definitely a treat in store for you, Angie. 🙂 I can’t wait to go back and get the earlier books.

      • Sophia – can you tell me if there is any romance in these at all?

        • I’ve only read this one, but there was a mild romance angle going on.

          • Excellent. Thanks! I need to update my series challenge, as my other series wasn’t working out for me. I’m going to dive into this one instead.

            • Oh, super. I had that happen a last year with my series challenge. I was never more happy when I switched to Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series Hope this one works out for you, Angie.