Working Stiff: The Cases of Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.: Volume 5 (Unabridged)
Author: Kevin J. Anderson Date: 2015 Narrator: Michael Gilboe Provider: WordFire Press Running Time: 6 h 17 min Audible Enhanced Audio Back from the dead – and back on the case! Even being murdered doesn’t keep a good detective down, and in the Unnatural Quarter – inhabited by ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, and all sorts of creatures that go bump (or thud!) in the night – a zombie PI fits right in. Dan Chambeaux, aka “Shamble”, solves a string of madcap cases with his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, and his firebrand lawyer partner Robin Deyer.
Since I discovered Sookie Stackhouse some years ago, I have come to very much enjoy the lighter touch authors are using to deal with the interaction of unnatural (or “othernaturals?) and humanity in the modern world. In this collection of short stories, we see all sorts of different um, species (for lack of a better description) interacting with humanity as nearly a normal part of everyday life, and the whole subject is treated with humor. The cases are sometimes laugh out loud funny, as are most of the characters, and, while this book doesn’t have a serious bone in its body, it is grand, well written fun.
Mr. Gilboe provides his usual excellent narration. He uses expression and character voicing to good effect, and his style enhances both the quality and the humor of this lighthearted romp through the world of legends that have come to life, and can now be found at the nearest gourmet coffee shop or mall.
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