Audiobook Review: Them: Gabby’s Run: MD Massey

Gabby's Run

Narrated By Laurie Catherine Winkel

The fourth volume in M.D. Massey’s THEM Paranormal Apocalypse Series!

Gabby Mendoza just wants to be a normal teenage girl. Unfortunately, she’s facing some serious obstacles in the “normal” department. For one, she’s living out the zombie apocalypse in an underground bunker. Second, she’s been raised by her crazy ex-CIA uncle to be a petite zombie-killing machine.

And third – she’s not entirely human.

Now Gabby has to help her borderline sociopathic uncle track down the one person who might be able to save the world from the paranormal apocalypse, before a werewolf or some other undead nightmare finds him first.

It’s a good thing Gabby packed plenty of ammo, because she’s gonna need it.

Gabby’s Run is an adrenaline-fueled romp through a post-apocalyptic Western world terrorized by zombies, vampires, werewolves, and violent supernatural creatures that would make H. P. Lovecraft check under the bed.

If you’re a fan of paranormal fantasy, zombie apocalypse end-of-the-world novels, or post-apocalyptic werewolves and vampires, you’ll love spending time with Gabby Mendoza while she cuts her teeth as a zombie hunter.

Elsie’s Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

16-year-old Gabby Mendoza is a hybrid human trying to traverse a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies. If all she had to deal with were the slow shuffling zombies’ life would be sweet! But no… There’s a zombie hierarchy and the ones at the top are fast and intelligent.

There are all kinds of monsters roaming around in Gabby’s world and she only has her tough but loving Uncle Tony to train and help guide her. But Tio Tony won’t always be around and some of the scariest monsters are human.

This young adult sci-fi is such a great listen on so many levels. It’s a story with a strong young female lead who also happens to be Hispanic and that’s a rare treat in this genre. I also like the fact that even though this audiobook is geared towards young adults, the book in no way sugarcoats the harsh life in a dystopian society.

This four-hour audiobook is narrated by Laurie Catherine Winkel and I enjoyed her style of narrating. Her voicing of Gabby’s character is appropriate for Gabby’s age. I’m so glad she didn’t make her sound too young. Laurie made Gabby sound youthful but also world-weary and I thought that was the perfect touch.

Gabby’s Run is part of a series but can be read as a standalone, but beware, there is a cliffhanger. This audiobook is definitely for older kids because there are violent scenes and some sexual references. I appreciate the realism and I’m sure mature teenagers will as well.

This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an unbiased review!

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