Months ago, the world ended when an unknown virus spread throughout North America and then the world, killing millions of people. However, that is where the horror only started. The dead began to rise, and when they rose, they had an insatiable appetite for the living. A new hell had been unleashed on earth and the fight for survival had just begun.
Sadie Walker is one of the survivors in this new world. Living in north Seattle behind barriers that keep the living in and the dead out, she trying to get back to a normal life, while raising her eight-year-old nephew - if anyone even knows what “normal” is anymore. Then everything goes sideways when Shane is kidnapped by a group of black-market thieves; they bring down a crucial barrier in the city while trying to escape and flood the city with the walking dead.
After rescuing her nephew, Sadie and Shane escape Seattle on the last remaining boat, along with other survivors. However, now they must face the complete chaos of a world filled with flesh-eating zombies and humans who are playing with a whole new rule book when it comes to survival in their journey to find a new place that they can call home.
Apocalypse now: listen to another Zombie Novel.
©2012 Madeleine Roux (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Yes, liked the first book, but not this one
I was disappointed in this follow-up to a solid first book. The story didn't really have the same feel as the first and went downhill fast. Lots of cliches and impossible coincidences. Didn't care for the overly perky narration.
Teens who are looking for 'cute' books
Just the author and reader
A big cringe and sorrow over wasted money
When I think of Zombies, I'm looking for horror and action
I enjoyed the first book in this series and was very eager to read this second installment. The story was fine until Sadie started getting so paranoid that she did not trust anyone and started accusing everyone of things they didn't do.
It could have been a good zombie/mystery book, but the main character was just not very likable at all. She kept proclaiming that she wanted to think the best of everyone and trust everyone, but she didn't trust anyone at all. I can't believe anyone had anything to do with her during the last couple of hours of the book.
I don't know. I've listened to other books she has narrated and did not really like her narration of those either.
The story started out fine and the general idea of a murder mystery and zombie apocalypse is pretty interesting, but this one just fell short.
This book definitely has a lot of references to sex (because apparently if you aren't getting attacked by zombies that's all you think of- or talk about). And a ton of f-bombs that make listening to it- unpleasant to say the least. The story could have been chopped in half and left out all the gritty details of wondering minds and would have been much better for it. I prefer less swearing and more story.
If you want a zombie story that doesn't have a bunch a swearing and sick mental pictures…. don't listen to this story. Just don't.
I like it because it follows a theme starting with Allison Hewitt is Trapped. It's by the same author that wrote that book. I am certainly looking forward to Madeleine's next book, if she should decide to write one.
Allison Hewitt is Trapped. Sadie Walker is stranded ties itself into the Allison Hewitt book.
Why Sadie Walker, of course.
Yes, I could have.
I liked the narrator of this book, but not as much as I did Allison Hewitt. Still, once you listen for a while, her voice kind of grows on you.
Yes, but letting them know it does a whole lot of back story and setting things up before it gets to the real zombie action
Yes I could see that. Sadie should be played by someone like Rachel Bilson, or Erica Durrance of Smallville fame.
Its really hard to hear a 12/13 year old talk about adult things. I couldn't get into the book because of the valley girl cheerleader reading this. the b's and p's are killing me!
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