Where I Got It: A review copy from the publisher via Audiobook Jukebox (thanks!).
Who I Recommend This To: Need a zombie mystery lunch break? Check this out.
Narrator: William Dufris
Publisher: Mind Wings Audio (2012)
Length: 1 hour 26 minutes
Sam sweeps, does dishes, and puts furniture away. He works nights at a New Orleans bar. And he is a thrall, one of the undead. His eccentric mistress, Janet, gives him simple commands and keeps him safe from the public. Then Luther, a man with a questionable purpose and a shady past, comes calling asking for info on current thralls in the area. Sam is kidnapped and his memory from his old life is brought to forefront.
This was a fun, fast-paced mystery that happened to have a zombie at the center of the story. While Sam doesn’t really get to say much, we do get to ride around in his head. From that point of view, we clearly see how the various characters view him: servant, employee, slave, puzzle-piece holder. I liked this point of view quite a bit because it made Sam easy to get attached to.
Even though Luther was a shady character out to make an easy buck, I enjoyed the caper he involved Sam and Janet in. And then there was the zombie boar. Yep. Zombie Boar! Everyone needs a pet zombie boar.
For a light fun read, this hit all the marks. I look forward to any sequels that may come from this, especially if Sam is the center of the story, and we get to see the zombie boar again.
Narration: William Dufris did an excellent job. I have had the pleasure of hearing him narrate other works (such as Erian’s Lair by Troy Lee Henderson) and I have to say this was quite different for him. He had to do New Orleans accents and while they may have been a tad exaggerated, the listener definitely experienced the New Orleans atmosphere.
What I Liked: Zombie point of view; the mystery Sam and Janet are drawn into; talking zombie boar!
What I Disliked: No dislikes on this one.