Hope and Undead Elvis

  • by Ian Thomas Healy
  • Narrated by Kathy Garner
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hope was playing five-card draw with undead Elvis when the world ended.
Before the world ended, Hope was a down-and-out virgin stripper. Now she's pregnant with a baby prophesied to be the world's salvation. Undead Elvis promises her that Graceland is the only safe place left even though the rest of the world has become sand and ash. Hope must undertake the perilous journey across a broken, unfamiliar landscape to reach it.
Although she finds precious few allies and friends on her path, the black moments never seem to stop and somehow, she must find the resolve she needs in order to birth her child and ultimately heal the world that seems far beyond redemption.


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Hope and Undead Elvis deal with the apocalypse

If the phrase 'undead elvis' gets on your nerves then you will not enjoy this book as it is said so often and I wish the author had switched to calling him Elvis after the point had been firmly established early on.

Despite this minor irritation, I did enjoy this post-apocalyptic road trip of a novel told from the perspective of the titular heroine, Hope, as she journeyed to Graceland meeting and surviving many strange characters along the way.

At few times the religious stylings of this book were a little too heavy-handed, but on the whole, the initially whacky premise of a stripper (pregnant by immaculate conception) travelling to find Graceland with an undead version of Elvis after a vague disaster caused most of the word's population to vanish did actually work well.

I thought the performance of the narrator gave a good impression of the kind of jaded, world-weary character that Hope was in this book and she also gave suitably distinctive performances for the supporting cast of characters too.

Overall, I wouldn't say that this was my favourite post-apocalyptic book, but it was a fun and enjoyable one that had more depth than you might expect from the basic premise at the start.

[I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]
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- C. Rowlands

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2017
  • Publisher: Local Hero Press, LLC