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4.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 5 4.08 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: A. Lee Martinez, Lee Martinez Narrator: Fred Berman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781427209382
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Bloodier than Fried Green Tomatoes!
Funnier than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre!

Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer. . .

Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley.

But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg. Seems someone's out to drive Loretta from the Diner, and more than willing to raise a little Hell on Earth if that's what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the Diner's troubles, they'll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig-latin. And maybe--just maybe--the End of the World, too.

Gory, sexy, and flat-out hilarious, Gil's All Fright Diner will tickle your funnybone--before ripping it out of its socket!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Can a vampire find true love with a ghost? Can a teenage witch open the gates of Hell? Anything can happen in A. Lee Martinez's horribly wacky debut. Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of Dead to the World

  • Gil's All Fright Diner is a hoot of a novel. Fast-paced, Texas-wit-funny, sharply written, sharply observed. Pure blood-sweet entertainment from Martinez, a writer whose future books I look forward to. Joe R. Lansdale, author Sunset and Sawdust
  • On the strength of this hilarious book, I'll follow Martinez anywhere he feels like going. Not since Christopher Moore has anyone managed to make The Damned so damned funny. Spider Robinson, bestselling author of Callahan's Con
  • A rippingly wonderful novel, funny enough to wake the dead and gripping enough to captivate the living. David Lubar

  • Among longlisted titles for ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
  • Winner of ALA Alex Awards Winner (Adult for Young Adults), 2006

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 6/17/2011

    " Excellent. Light-hearted but completely enthralling with humor and heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niki | 6/13/2011

    " Two words.... Zombie Cows. 'Nuff said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 6/4/2011

    " this is the first book ive read by this author - id never even heard of him before, but i am so glad i did. its the best book ive read in ages.....loved it and will definately be hunting down other books by A.Lee Martinez. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandie | 6/3/2011

    " This is a funny read. Totally irreverent, but fun brain candy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " In this very funny look at vampires, werewolves and various other forms of the not quite dead A. Lee Martinez gives us Texas style fantasy with big, fun characters and a nice plot. I love the way that ordinary people react as if it's perfectly normal to have zombie cows. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Józef | 4/23/2011

    " Silly and enjoyable as always. A few rough edges but totally forgivable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D. | 4/20/2011

    " A. Lee Martinez' Debut novel was astounding! After reading a couple of his other ones first I could tell it was his first published work but only in that he didn't have the exact flow he developed later. I would reccomend this to anyone, not just Sci-Fi/Fantasy folks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 4/19/2011

    " Cute, Enjoyable, and wonderfully simplistic. I will never look at a Magic 8-ball the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mintedmoxie | 3/13/2011

    " Excellent read, quite funny. I really enjoy this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaila | 3/1/2011

    " Very fun book. A. Lee Martinez has a great sense of humor and is still able to create an interesting story and a bunch of characters that you really care about. I love the idea of a pissy, unattractive vampire who finally finds someone to love him. Earl and Duke's friendship was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/27/2011

    " This was an accidental library find. (I like to wander the shelves and pick random things that catch my eye.) I thought it was pretty hilarious. Definitely worth picking up at your local library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/24/2011

    " Funny book. I've read a few by this author, so far this one is my favorite. "

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About the Author

A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil’s All Fright Diner was published. Since then, he has published or is about to publish five additional novels, including the forthcoming Divine Misfortune. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he’s in the car by himself.

About the Narrator

Fred Berman has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He is a theater, film, and television actor, whose credits include Broadway’s The Lion King, Law & Order, and Directing Eddie, among others. He was featured in Entertainment Weekly for his work on the Walking Dead audiobook series.