Summary

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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Critic reviews

"McLemore's delicate voice and Southern accent give Angel's first-person narration a humorous kick. McLemore excels at bringing Angel's self-deprecating and sarcastic comments to life. Her brisk pacing suits Angel's personality and draws listeners in from the first chapter, keeping them glued to their earphones as she plays up the book's "gross factor" with drawling descriptions of gooey brains and crunchy skull cavities. She's also good at giving unique voices and mannerisms to secondary characters." (AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mike on 10-05-14

Becoiming a zombie helps Angel get a life

I don’t read zombie books.

Well, not unless they’re original, funny, well written, and make you fall in love with the main character, not because she’s zombie but because she’s doing her best to be a good person who just happens to need to eat brains, in which case, I’m reading “My Life As A White Trash Zombie.”

This book is pretty close to perfect (except for the cover art, which is cool but not remotely related to the character of Angel Crawford in the book) the story is fast-paced enough to keep you turning the pages (or listening in my case), the language is vivid, fun and unconventional and the “voice” of Angel Crawford is authentic and compelling. I strongly recommend the audiobook version of this novel because Allison McLemore’s narration makes good text even better. Her accent, timing and emotional range are a perfect fit for the story. She helped make Angel Crawford real for me.

This is a relatively short book but not a page is wasted. You’ll read it with a smile and perhaps the occasional tear and you’ll be glad you did and then go looking for more.

Fortunately there is more to be had. “Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues” is in my reading queue, mentally tagged as “reward yourself with this one”.

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4 out of 5 stars
By George on 08-04-13

Surprisingly good

I bought this on a whim - because there was a sale on and the title amused me.



When I first heard the narration, I thought I was going to hate it, but it turned out to be very appropriate for the story.



The premise - telling the story from the zombie's point of view - is well-executed and the author has come up with a new take and some new ideas on the old formula to make it work. Without spoilers, one or two things that I thought she had got "wrong" turned out to be perfectly in-line after all.



It's quite a short listen at only 8 hours, but I liked it enough to buy the sequel.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 22-09-13

It's Not F**king Rocket Science

A BRAIN A DAY KEEPS THE ROTTING AWAY
I thought I was tired of zombies. Rowland writes an intelligent Zombie novel with much different about it. Rowland knows or has been White Trash, as she portrays trailer park life as it really is. Yet, like Walter Mosley, she finds complex personalities, where you would not expect to find it.

JUST BECAUSE I WAS INSANE DON'T MEAN I HAVE TO ACT ALL CRAZY.
SH*T DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN, SOMEONE HAS TO MAKE A BONEHEAD DECISION FIRST.
Angel, the main character may have a pity party from time to time, but she always comes to her senses and talks herself into doing the right thing. Her parents suck and society puts her down, put she does not let that be an excuse for failure. By chapter nine, you will be in love with Angel.

MY REFLEXES WERE PEGGED AT F**K YEA.
HOLY SH*T I'D ATE BRAINS FOR TWO WEEKS AND LOVING IT.
GOD F**KING DAMN IF HE WASN'T SERIOUSLY GOOD LOOKING.
This is most definately an adult book. The language is what you would hear from white trash and the subject matter is adult.
UNLESS YOUR F**KING ME, DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS ON ME.

I thought the narrator was very convincing and made the audible better then reading the book.

WHAT DID THE ZOMBIE TELL THE WAITER?
KEEP THE TIP.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 06-07-12

GET A "LIFE"! Become a Zombie...

I enjoyed this book. The narration was good and the story was lite, while still keeping my interest throughout the entire audio performance.
My favorite character was Angel. She is a bit of an underdog. And I loved the way she pulled herself up and made the best of a bad situation.

I keep saying that I am done with ZOMBIE BOOKS, but this book had the coolest cover art, and what could one little zombie fix hurt?!!!!??

You know where I'm going with this...
YES. I have already purchased the next book in this series. And as soon as I am done writing this stupid review, I plan on listening to it. Darn it all.

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