April 25, 2014

Audiobook Review: Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux

Audiobook Review: Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine RouxSource: Audiobook Purchase, Physical Book Purchase

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux
Publisher: Macmillan
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Horror, Zombie
Number of Pages: 352
Narrator: Piper Goodeve
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Series: Zombie #1
Read: 2013

Links to: Goodreads, Library Thing , and Author Website

Reading Challenges: 2014 Seriously Series
"One woman's story as she blogs - and fights back - the zombie apocalypse"

Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison's blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.


Listened/Read for Fun (Audible/Paper Copy)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Allison Hewitt is Trapped was a fun listen that finally made it off my TBR stack!

Overall Thoughts: This book has been on my TBR for quite awhile so I broke down and bought the audio version so that I could get to it. It was so fun! I thought Madeleine did a fantastic job at building the world and making it something that I could actually see happening. Allison was a great leading character that made root for her all the way. The thing I loved the most is that these characters were real. There was no big burly superheroes that busted in and saved the day. There were real people fighting to stay alive. There were lives lost, loves started, hardships dealt with, and quests to find loved ones. It was just a great read!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Piper Goodeve / Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins

Piper did a good job with the voice for Allison but I thought the pacing was a little off in the beginning. Whether that was the story or the narration, it was something that I noticed. I haven’t listened to Piper before but I would listen to her again.

Final Thought: Yeah for knocking one off the TBR Shelf and it being worth the money spent!


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Felicia S

Felicia S

Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her favorite genres: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, and the occasional Historical Fiction. You may also find her reading on her kindle when a book hasn't been released in audio form yet! In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix (Farm Rescue), Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup). She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children both named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix.She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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18 Responses to Audiobook Review: Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux

  1. Knocking a title off your TBR pile is always such a good feeling! After being wowed by Roland’s zombie series, I’m on the look-out for another one to read but I don’t think it’ll be this one. There’s nothing overly negative in your review but the 3.5 rating is giving me pause.
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  2. Chene Sterckx

    A story about zombies and a blogger.. Brilliant!! Well done for knocking a book off your TBR list :)
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  3. Hah, this sounds pretty cool and the cover made me smile for some reason. :) I love a good zombie survival book. This one seems like a short and sweet, fun zombie adventure.
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  4. This sounds like it would be a nice, funny, light listen and the cover is too cute.
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  5. Debbie

    I started listening to this one on audio back in August and then life got in the way. Restarted it this month and am thoroughly enjoying it so far.
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  6. Karen

    I’ve read a few good reviews for this one. It sounds like something I would enjoy.
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  7. Heidi says:

    Looks like a fun an interesting zombie book. I like that the characters keep it real! I will have to check this out.
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  8. It’s kind of funny how satisfying it is to kill TBR, huh??? And then you’re like, “oh, yeah, and I read a story!” I think it’s kind of cute that she used a blog to reach out to people. I’m glad it was a fun read – winter is not a time to read deep, dreary zombie books (IMHO)! Men keep us warmer :D
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  9. I’ve been curious about this one. Glad you enjoyed it. Hm… going to have to see if I can get this one on audio. Would be a good one to listen to! :)
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  10. Aurian

    I am not a fan of zombies, but occasionally I surprise myself by liking a zombie book. But you also use the word horror as genre, and no, that is not for me.
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  11. This one has been on my virtual tbr list for awhile, but I’m not sure I own it. I’ll get to it someday, but like you I’m focused on knocking down my tbr stacks!
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  12. Mary

    As much as I do appreciate a big, hunky guy to save the day, I definitely like when it’s just regular folks, fighting it out.
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  13. Amy

    Glad it was a solid start to new series & WOOT for getting books off the pile.
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