Audiobook Review: Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux

Posted January 20, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 3.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 18 Comments

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

Format: Audiobook

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux
Narrator: Piper Goodeve
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins

Date Read: 2013

Genre: Horror, Zombie

"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.

More Information:
Publisher: Macmillan
Series: Zombie #1


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!


FTC Disclosure


Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
3.5 / 5
Felicia S
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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.

    • It wasn’t as good as it could have been. The humor is there, the story is there, but there was something not quite delivered. It still was a good read but not as good as The White Trash Zombie books.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 πŸ˜€

  4. 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.

  5. 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.