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My mother-in-law's a zombie. And she has anger-management issues.

My mother-in-law, Diane Newby, zombified by accident. She still volunteers at her church bake sales and cooks pot roast for her daughter and son-in-law, Ron Yardley. What ticks her off is when people don't treat her like a normal human being - with glowing red eyes and super strength and speed. And if she doesn't get her own way, look out. She explodes and leaves broken plaster and body parts in her wake. Nothing stops her: not brick walls, the federal government, or middle-aged spread.

But the world's most powerful criminal plans to control zombies. His only problem with zombies is that they have way too much free will. He has a solution for that. But will it work with Diane Newby?

The world divides into pro-zombie and anti-zombie factions. Battles break out everywhere. Which side will you take? Who will live and who will die?

You might not survive this audiobook. But at least you'll die laughing.

©2017 Jeffry Smith (P)2018 Jeffry Smith

What listeners say about My Undead Mother-in-Law: The Family Zombie with Anger Management Issues

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Outlandish Fun

Andy Zach continues his unrelenting attack on the horror/zombie genre with outlandish humor. What will society do with the new human zombies after the havoc caused by The Turkey Zombies?!? That was a rhetorical question...so just laugh! ;-)

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Most adorable mother-in-law ever

Note: While this is Book 2 in the series, it works pretty well as a stand alone story.

Set several months after the zombie turkey outbreak of Book 1, the contagion continues to pop up in other species. Now that several zombie humans have been created, the government can no longer hide it. In fact, most zombie humans continue to work, play, cook, attend church, and have family get-togethers.

Diane is such a fun mother-in-law! She’s a bit overbearing but ferociously protective of her family. I love her dedication to zombie acceptance and beating down zombie stereotypes. Also, she’s a great brawler. I would not want to be on any team opposing Diane!

The zombie critters were great too! I love that the contaminated corn (the suspected source of the zombie outbreaks) is still the main suspected source of these new zombie species – like snakes and chipmunks. That scene with the rat and the snake hijacking the plane – haha! This story had me chuckling often.

I did miss Sam and Lisa from Book 1 but they do have minor roles in this book. In fact, seeing what this book does to them, I really hope we see more of them in Book 3. While there isn’t nearly as many zombie turkeys, we do get a few zombie turkey gobbles in this tale (which makes me laugh like a maniacal little kid).

Overall, this was a fun story though I did enjoy Book 1 a smidge more. This story had a few slow moments, but Diane would usually rescue us and bring life back to the tale. The end of the story leaves us having a lengthy ceremony and dinner with a political figure and I found that to be a little off-putting. While Book 1 had a different political figure, he was caught up in the action and we didn’t get long speeches from him. In this book, we get a few long speeches from this political figure and I found it a little boring. Plus I read to escape today’s politics and having those politics invade my books is a little grating. Despite that, I look forward to Book 3. 4.5/5 stars.

The Narration: Phil Blechman and Raven Perez continue to do a great job with this series. I love Blechman’s zombie turkey calls – makes me laugh every time no matter how gruesome the scene. Perez was spectacular as Diane – loud, proud, boisterous, hilarious. The technical recording quality is also top notch. Blechman and Perez sound like they are in the same room for the recording. It’s seamless when they trade off or even back and forth in the same conversation. Excellent all around! 5/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Andy Zach. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Great Book! Fun Twist to Zombie Story!

Not your usual zombie story. This one is fun and funny. I laughed several times throughout the story. I’m looking forward to the next installment of the series.

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Gotta love these books.

Andy Zach has done it again for me, I love the Audiobooks. The Performances by Raven Perez, and Phil Blechman, are outrageously Great. Not too many turkey gobbling sounds in this story, but I can live with that. Read the first book and you'll understand. All in all, I'd double the number of stars for the first book, and this one if I could.

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Very entertaining. Didn't know what to expect other than I thought it would be amusing. It was! I played some for my husband and laughed tears at one point just as I had.

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Perhaps Andy could titled this Supers' Origins

it a super story about a super mother in law. father in law, brother and sister in law and a bunch of "Sidekicks" real impressive side kicks. Good triumph over evil through pain and persistence and a real bad villan is finally defeated; or is he? The Narration is outrageously hilarious and so "Camp" that I smile when I think about this listen. I am becoming a lover of Zombisim, in fact long live Zombies, no perhaps live isn't quite the right word. Any way If a great listen is what you need these days first listen to Andy's first book Zombie Turkeys "gooble gooble" and than for a continuous great listen meet the mother in law

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One of the most funny books about zombies

One of the most funny books about zombies, where the zombies are not the monster or the bad guy, actually being zombified, cures all sorts of health problems, from being overweight to the death doors, and you feel much more energetic and strong, and what can I say that wont give spoilers, but it will explain in details what I did enjoy about this audiobook, both voice actors, you had a male and a female, they seemed to enjoy themselves while they were reading it, so it was so much more fun, it was also very nice the way they interact with the other, great fun, the story was also fun, and with lots of action and violence, but in a way that you will find yourself laughing out loud while listening to the violence, yeah the first dinner in the parents-in-law in the first few minutes of the book set what I was sure I would find during the book and it didn’t disappoint.

Just try it out, keep in mind that this it’s not your usual zombie story ;) it was really a good fun, and I highly recommend, I started by this volume, I understand this is the second in the series, but unlike many other stories I didn’t find myself lost or in need to go back and read or listen the first book in the series, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to go back (sure I want) but if like me you start by this one, I don’t think you’ll find yourself lost in anyway.

Thank you StoryOrigin by the free Audible and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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I'm disappointed.

I was hoping for better. Having so thoroughly enjoyed the previous book I expected something on the same level. This book doesn't have the great laughs that had me gasping for breath with a stitch in my side like that. The narrators did a good job with what they had, but I don't feel that's enough to save this one.

I received a free review copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest opinion.