Wednesday 31 October 2018

Audio: Anna and the apocalypse - Katherine Turner

Audio CD, 5 h 40 min
Published October 23rd 2018 by Macmillian audio
Horror Comedy
For review

My Thoughts
This novel is inspired by the coming movie,  and I do say, I am sure this is loads better because the movie is a musical, which just sounds weird. This was so much better.

Anna is bored with her little Scottish town. She is bored with high school. Just the same people, the same idiotic teachers, but hey at least she had her pun loving best friend.

Christmas is coming, and zombies.

Suddenly there is a zombie apocalypse!  And then it started to feel very Shaun of the Dead. There was humour, witty remarks and for me it worked splendidly. I like dark humour. I like that they had time to joke in the face of danger and death. It made me think I would have really liked the movie (except it is a musical, so random, but will still watch it.)

Fun, and an apocalypse to die for. Pun intended.

Fiona Hardingham is a great narrator. She brought life to the characters and their snark. She kept up the danger, the wisecracks and the ugliness of it all.

Anna and the Apocalypse is a horror comedy about a teenager who faces down a zombie apocalypse with a little help from her friends.

Anna Shepherd is a straight-A student with a lot going on under the surface: she’s struggling with her mom’s death, total friend drama, and the fallout from wasting her time on a very attractive boy. She’s looking forward to skipping town after graduation—but then a zombie apocalypse majorly disrupts the holidays season. It’s going to be very hard to graduate high school without a brain.

To save the day, Anna, her friends, and her frenemies will have to journey straight to the heart of one of the most dangerous places ever known, a place famous for its horror, terror, and pain…high school.

This novel is inspired by the musical feature film, Anna and the Apocalypse. 


  1. Nooo! Not a musical! I was all excited because I am a fan of Shaun of the Dead...but not the musical version. Good thing there's the book!

  2. It's been a while since I haven't read a book like that

  3. Christmas and zombies, two great tastes that taste grea... wait...

  4. The movie was supposed to come out last year but I guess it got bought by another studio or something and they're obviously trying to make a big thing out if it with the tie in book.

    I can't wait to see the movie though. It looks funny.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. I had heard nothing about the movie before this

  5. Dude. I'm down. I love zombies.

  6. I think its the ultimate to be witty in the throat of difficult danger.

  7. I liked this but I wish that it had gotten going earlier, the first third of the book was boring. A musical is being made??

    1. i was worried after your review, but I enjoyed it :)
      The book came after the movie, but yes that one is still in production

  8. This sounds like my kind of book! I am adding to my wish list!

  9. This is the first I've heard of this book and the movie, but knowing what it's about now, I must read it and watch it! Christmas and zombies, I want!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. Right! It sure goes hand in hand. With a bloody splat!

  10. I feel like zombies and humor can go well together at times? :)

  11. Loved Shaun of the Dead! I've not heard of this one, but a zombie musical... I'll have to wait and see.

  12. I have this marked as a good one for #HoHoHoRAT. Nothing says Christmas like zombies!

  13. An apocalypse musical movie? That sounds horrible. I'm glad you liked the book. I do love Shaun of the Dead, so that makes me want to give it a try.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart



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