Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Audible Studios
Released on September 5, 2017
Pages: 14 hours 22 min
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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