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Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped: A Zombie Novel - Madeleine Roux

Published by Macmillan on 2011-01-18
Narrator: Piper Goodeve
Genres: Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Horror
Size: 352
Format: Audiobook
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PJV Rating: 4 of 5

PJV Quickie: I was intrigued with this novel from the moment I read the synopsis. A blog about the zombie apocalypse. Nice! Wait do they have internet still? Suspension of disbelief aside, the book was rocking and kept me happy through the whole narrative.


Review: When the zombies come, I want Allison Hewitt by my side. Allison is a great character that just jumps off the page and becomes real as she narrates this violently real zombie horror show. The novel starts out with Allison at work, stuck in the break room as the world decomposes. Allison is not alone, she is joined by five other people, each with their own fun additions to the story that kept things real.


The entire story is a narration by Allison as she shares her story on a blog that gets updated intermittently. I wouldn’t have thought that this was very easy way to share the story, at some point the infrastructure was going to break down. How will she charge her laptop, much less find internet to upload her stories and interact? But, the author manages to keep the narrative going as believable as that became in the later part of the novel.


With Allison as the voice of the whole story, she brings this tale to life and infuses it with passion and emotion as each story means something personal to her. It isn’t your usual zombie novel, I was skeptical at first…but this one did it for me. I’m a fan of Allison Hewitt.


Piper Goodeve was the narrator of this novel and she hit a home-run. She conveyed the perfect emotion of Allison Hewitt. I’ll be looking for more from Goodeve.


Recommendations: This is a PG13 zombie novel, adult oriented but this isn’t a Romance, even though it is hinted at and discussed. Of course, it is about zombies, so there is violence and mature themes.