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Undead Drive-Thru

4.41  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
When Kyndra, Colleen, and Jose apply for jobs at a diner that has seen better days and is undergoing renovations, they have no idea what they're in for. Aunt-B and John have a horrible secret, and when it's unleashed on the unsuspecting employees of the diner, things get . . . complicated. Bloodthirsty and dangerous, a zombie awaits the opportunity to feast on them all. Wh ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Living Dead Press (first published March 27th 2011)
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Flint Macwood
Jul 05, 2012 Flint Macwood rated it it was amazing
This was meant to be posted here back in February, I just now saw that I hadn't posted the review here. Yes, shame on me, I deserve to be fed to the zombie!

Recently I read Rebecca's book, Undead Drive-Thru, and I have to say I was drawn in from the very first line.

For the first time since Return of the Living Dead remade zombie lore, a story with it's own edge in the genre has found life in the pages of Undead Drive-Thru. Rebecca has an original take on the zombie experience that stands on its
Mark Taylor
Jun 25, 2015 Mark Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Take a zombie story, and make it different. It's what Besser does.

Undead Drive-Thru is about a Drive-Thru (*coughs*, obviously) with a horrible secret, a secret that endangers the lives of all involved. I don't do spoilers here, but lest to say that getting a summer job here might mean more than a paycheck.

The work emotes a fear, and an intrepid-ness in the reader. When I read the title, I thought I could see what was coming. Boy, was I wrong. My expectation was wrong, the story didn't go where
Heather Faville
Jan 26, 2012 Heather Faville rated it it was amazing
Technically 4.5, but deserves a round up rather than rounding down.

As if a summer job wasn't a big enough pain for young adults who are wanting to gain fundage in order to explore their new found freedom from the confines of their parent's world. Now there are zombies to have to deal with? Well, in Rebecca Besser's Undead Drive-Thru there is definitely the threat of becoming a zombie's takeout meal. What ensues as the story develops is a mixture of suspense, budding romance, gore and, personally
Patrick D'Orazio
Dec 24, 2011 Patrick D'Orazio rated it really liked it
Undead Drive-Thru is a novella that tells the tale of Betty Jones, whose husband Sam comes stumbling home one night after having apparently been abducted and experimented on, or so it seems. Before she can even help him, he is dead on the floor. Moments later, he is back on his feet, lunging at her, possessed by the desire to feed on her flesh. Betty understands immediately what must be done…and no, it’s not what you think.

A year later and Betty, now known as Aunt-B, is opening up an old diner
Jamie Hall
Apr 18, 2013 Jamie Hall rated it really liked it
Plot: “When Kyndra, Colleen, and Jose apply for jobs at a diner that has seen better days and is undergoing renovations, they have no idea what they’re in for. Aunt-B and John have a horrible secret, and when it’s unleashed on the unsuspecting employees of the diner, things get . . . complicated. Bloodthirsty and dangerous, a zombie awaits the opportunity to feast on them all. Who will be served first? Can any of them make it out of the Undead Drive-Thru alive?”

I must say I was surprised while I
Courtney Rene
Dec 12, 2011 Courtney Rene rated it really liked it
Undead Drive Thru is the story of Betty, or Aunt B. as you come to know her. Her husband is turned into a Zombie by nefarious deeds and instead of having her husband turned into a science project or killed, she decides that she will just take care of him herself. She decides to open up a diner. Hey we all have to make a living right? Enter John, Aunt B.’s her nephew, that knows of the big zombie secret and Jose, Colleen, and Ky that don’t. What you get is chaos at its best, blood, guts, and even ...more
Ted Wenskus
May 28, 2013 Ted Wenskus rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. This novella is a quick-paced, character-driven, entertaining read from start to finish. As others have pointed out, the thing that takes this a step above the volumes and volumes of zombie fiction out there is that it really focuses on the characters and their interactions with each other. Yes, every story should do this, but we all know that some do that better than others. This story is definitely one of those good ones.

For those looking for a little gore in your zombie fiction, yo
Jeffrey Kosh
Mar 02, 2012 Jeffrey Kosh rated it it was amazing
I must admit not being a fan of `zombie stories', yet Rebecca Besser was able to get me in.
Her characters have depth and personality, and this adds believability to the unbelievable. It surely is an innovative and original story, full of twists and dramatic scenes.
And yes, it's a page-turner, hardly you can put it down, because you're curious to know what's going to happen next.

Well-written, funny, and with interesting role-reversals that should appeal to finicky readers like me.
More, for the fa
Craig Saunders
Dec 16, 2011 Craig Saunders rated it it was amazing
Zombies with heart

Well, you can read that in so many ways, but Rebecca Besser’s got it – she writes kick ass zombie stories with a splatter of blood and lovin’.

The story, set largely around the drive thru of the title, revolves around five people’s lives and, well, at the risk of spoilers (haha) there’s also a zombie in it. This story doesn’t go where you expect it to go, from start to finish. It really keeps you on your toes, keeping you guessing, keeping you turning the page. It’s a short rea
Mar 01, 2015 Aliyah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was great!!! I liked it so much! It could have used a little more details at some parts. But other then that it was really great
Rusty Fischer
Feb 19, 2012 Rusty Fischer rated it it was amazing
Another reviewer called this book a dark comedy; I love that, it's perfect because even as she's scaring your pants off, author Rebecca Besser is kind of plaing with you. The image of Aunt-B growing more and more sinister is both chilling and delightful; I wish this EBook was like one of those cards you can give where when you open it up, music plays. I was pretty much hearing the "Andy Griffith" theme throughout this book, even during the goriest parts. The illustrations by Justin T. Coons -- e ...more
Shawn Riddle
Nov 01, 2011 Shawn Riddle rated it it was amazing
This book has it all, dark comedy, blood and gore, and a hell of a good story. I don't give spoiler or teasers in my reviews other than to say Rebecca Besser is a rising star to keep your eye on in the horror genre. Excellent book. Looking forward to alot more from her.
Amy Flowers
Apr 26, 2013 Amy Flowers rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies
I loved this book!! Aunt B was someone you want to hate, but then you think what would you do for someone you loved. Clearly she lost her mind, but it was a fabulous read!!!!!!!!! The story flowed together and I was sad to see it end. Awesome!!!!!!
Daniel Russell
Jun 10, 2011 Daniel Russell rated it really liked it
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Charles Day
Jan 29, 2012 Charles Day rated it it was amazing
Great read!! Really enjoyed this book!!
Jan 31, 2012 Scott rated it it was ok
I was given this book by a friend who bought it at Texas Frightmare last year. She said since I like scary stories she thought I would like it. Well, not exactly.

I want to be careful here - as I am not sure how to phrase my comments without sounding too mean. I guess the word that comes to mind is "amateur".

The first thing people notice about the book is the cover. This cover looks like a middle school art project gone awry. To be fair, most of the interior illustrations are much better. But t
Amy Mcnea
Sep 05, 2015 Amy Mcnea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good read. I was entertained. A different type of zombie story. I will definitely be reading more from this author.
Christy Stewart
It's a pretty generic zombie story for both good and bad. Fun and charming but at the same time just a genre piece; good for fans but nothing to win over someone who can take or leave cannibalism.
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Rebecca Besser resides in Ohio with her wonderful husband and amazing son. They've come to accept her quirks as normal while she writes anything and everything that makes her inner demons squeal with delight. She's best known for her work in adult horror, but has been published in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a variety of age groups and genres. She's entirely too cute to be scary in person, ...more
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