Title: Zombie Exterminators: Case of the Zombie Omelet | Series: The Zee Brothers #1 | Author: Grivante | Pub. Date: 6-2017 | Pages: 97 | ISBN13: 9781626760073 | Genre: Horror Comedy | Rating: 5 out of 5 | Source: I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Grivante. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Zombie Exterminators: Case of the Zombie Omelet
Orgasms, Chocolate & Zombies? Just an average day for Jonah, Judas & JJ.
The Zee Brothers have a strange and dangerous vocation. While some hunt rodents or pests in the dark, Jonah and Judas tackle much larger prey… Zombies. Equipped with a well-loved artillery gun, DeeDee, and a much used and somewhat abused pickup truck called Sasha, the duo clear the night of undead pests, keeping the ever present threat of a Zombie Apocalypse at bay.
When the slap happy pair receives an after hours call for extermination that ends in a gurgle, they head out, guns locked and catch pole loaded. It seems that an incredibly foolish developer built a high cost, gated community atop an old indian Reservation – a Reservation that soon became a graveyard and home to magic much older than the flimsy walled homes that tried to take over. Lost in this sea of new houses, an ancient artifact lay buried till the obnoxious Home Owners Association President disturbed it – and awakened the Zombies from their slumber to retrieve it.
Now it’s up to the Brothers to find it and lay the walking dead to rest. Along the way they meet the woman of their dreams, JJ, her magical and disco imbued dog, Xanadu, a denture wearing Zombie and a High Priest that offers a bit more danger than DeeDee can handle.
Filled with pop culture nods and heroes that just don’t know when to quit, it’s a slap happy, blood filled adventure, as the trio fights off zombies and the brothers fight each other for JJ’s affection.
If you like Ash Vs Evil Dead, Army of Darkness and Scooby Doo, you’ll want to buy this action packed romp and dive into The Zee Brother’s adventures today!
Zombie Exterminators: Curse of the Zombie Omelet Review
Oh, dear sweet Cthulhu, Zombie Exterminators: Curse of the Zombie Omelet was ridiculous. And I mean that in the best possible way. I listened to the audio version, narrated by Ian McEuen and his narration was perfect. His accents and tones were as over the top as the story was. This is a short story that translates to about 2 hours of listening time. I would definitely recommend picking up the audio version if possible. While I imagine the story itself is entertaining, McEuen just makes it perfect.
Within minutes, I was reminded strongly of one of my favorite horror comedy movies. Like Tucker and Dale, Jonah and Judas have a certain do-gooder redneck charm and a fascination with the woman that enters the story early on. And J.J., the lady they’re both admiring, seems perfectly suited to become a part of this Zombie Exterminator gang. Grivante makes sure Zombie Exterminators: Curse of the Zombie Omelet hits the ground running and only slows down a few times to let you catch your breath. I loved every second of it.
There are definitely some pop culture references that certain readers are going to enjoy in this book. I cackled at the “Should we chop their arms off” line referring to Michonne. There’s everything from magic 8-Balls to popular movies, but they’re worked into the story in ways that seem appropriate, rather than Ready Player One “Must. Have. Lists.” Style.
Probably the oddest part of the whole story was the dog. (I won’t say more about him for fear of spoiling anything.) I would definitely like to see a little bit more of his story explored in any further books.
I feel the need to inform you though, that even though this is a hilarious read/listen, it is not a kid friendly one. There’s a scene involving a gearshift, a bad transmission on a not-a-three-buck truck, and women riding in the middle that would leave you with some explaining to do if you let your kiddos listen along with you.
Overall, Zombie Exterminators: Curse of the Zombie Omelet, as narrated by Ian McEuen, was absolutely perfect. I highly recommend you get your hands on it as soon as possible if you’re a fan of over the top horror-comedy books and movies. I can’t believe I almost didn’t sign up for this book tour!
Grivante writes sci-fi, fantasy, horror and post-apocalyptic fiction with a writing style that bounces between comedy and action-packed horror, most often mixing together to create things like Zombie Omelets and Spleen Soup.
He is best known for his Zee Brothers: Zombie Exterminator series, a comedic horror series that both celebrates and pokes fun at everything that makes zombie pop culture cool.
His publishing company Grivante Press focuses on publishing page-turning speculative fiction.
He loves things like George Romero’s “Of The Dead” movies and Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” and feels there are many authors telling those types of stories well. He’ll leave that type of story telling to them and keep focused on the weird gonzo-action filled tales he likes to write and his readers like to read!