• Tastes Like Chicken

  • Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Don Abad
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dan Shamble, zombie P.I. faces his most fowl case yet, when a flock of murderous feral chickens terrorizes the Unnatural Quarter. Also in the caseload, Dan deals with the sinister spokesman for Monster Chow Industries, a spreading contamination that drives vampires berserk, a serial-killer demon from the Fifth Pit of Hell, a black-market blood gang led by the nefarious Ma Hemoglobin, a ghost fighting a hostile takeover of his blood bars...and a cute little vampire girl who may, or may not, be his daughter.

With his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his bleeding-heart lawyer partner Robin, and his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, Dan Shamble is back from the dead and back on the case. The feathers will fly as he goes face-to-beak with the evil peckers. Includes bonus story "Road Kill."

©2016 WordFire Press LLC (P)2018 WordFire Press LLC

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Narrator not as skilled as Phil Gigante

Narrator was technically sound, but merely read the story. Phil Gigante, in previous books in the series, brought PI Shamble to life as a living (non breathing) character. I could tell which character Phil was being by his characterization of each character not just conrext.

Narrator also used some non-standard pronunciations that came out of nowhere. Cacophony, was stressed on unique syllables, Chia Pet, became Kia Pet, for example. Not a serious issue but my WTF circuit was triggered and it interrupted my hearing the story. I wasnt sure when he was saying Shamble versus "Shambeau".


Not as enjoyable as the previous novels in series.

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I still miss Phil

I still like the stories, and Don Abad isn't terrible, but he doesn't tell the story with nearly the same level of skill as Phil Gigante. The end result just is not as enjoyable.

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Horrible narration!

I really enjoy the Dan Shamble series but this book was ruined by the narration. It felt more like I was listening to a text to speech kindle book rather than an audible performance.

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Terrible reader

The book was decent, reader doesn't know how to pronounce hemoglobin, which in a book about vampires, comes up a LOT. There were other mispronounced words as well, though none that I can remember after the frustration of hearing hemoglobin over and over and over. Multiple times wasn't sure what he was saying because his pronunciation was so unusual. LITERALLY didn't realize he was even saying hemoglobin until 75% of the way through the book until it dawned on me. Reader has a near monotone for a majority of the book as well, just reading the lines somewhat flat, not giving many lines and deliveries differentiation that would have been easy, with even just an additional pause between statement A and Statement B.

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great story, bad narration

I love Dan Shamble, but the narrator seemed to be rushing through the book. In addition, he mispronounced several words, which is distracting. But the story is great.

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Mechanical Narration

This was another fun Dan Shamble story. Unfortunately, the narration was really "off". It sounded like it was done by an AI program and not a real narrator. There were many mispronunciations of common words and the other parts of the narration were flat... no emotion, no inflections. Nothing. Listening closely, the words seem clipped and cut off, re-emphasizing the thought that this was done by computer and not a live person.

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Good story ruined by narrator

It's like listening to Stephen Hawking - without Dr. Hawking's excuse. Monotone, mechanical narration, with NO attempt at separate character voices and some VERY odd pronunciations. I'd rather listen to my computer read to me than listen to another audiobook by Abad.

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Excellent

Although I didn't love the narration, the story was brilliant. Loved the macabre humor found throughout.

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Worst Narrator… ever

I would guess based on the quality of the recording and performance that this was recorded in a single take in multiple locations—like restrooms, car interiors, and truck stop hallways.

Aside from the dramatically changing dramatization, the author seems to be contractually obligated to mispronounce at least one word per page. He struggled with “algae,” “hemoglobin,” “mobile,” as just a smattering… even when the pronunciation of the word IS an in-narrative joke. Low effort work done on contract. Sad

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Awful narrator

I could not listen to this. The narrator has no idea how to read a story like this.

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  • 02-28-22

Fun feel good story

Cheerful and gross, this book is apparently read by a man who has only ever seen English written.

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  • 10-21-20

Good story - narrator could be better

I enjoyed the story as with previous instalments but the narrator is really hard to listen to. It took a while to get used to them as there really wasn't any voice differentiation between the characters to start and it was sometimes a bit confusing regarding who was saying what. There were also a number of words that were pronounced incorrectly which was irritating. Please bring back Phil Gigante