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Publisher's Summary

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.

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Poor Follow-Up

Would you ever listen to anything by Madeleine Roux again?

Yes, liked the first book, but not this one

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jessica Almasy?

No

Any additional comments?

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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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12 year old maybe 13

What did you like best about Sadie Walker Is Stranded? What did you like least?

reader

Any additional comments?

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!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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PERKY MUCH??

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Teens who are looking for 'cute' books

Has Sadie Walker Is Stranded turned you off from other books in this genre?

Just the author and reader

Would you be willing to try another one of Jessica Almasy’s performances?

Nope.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

A big cringe and sorrow over wasted money

Any additional comments?

When I think of Zombies, I'm looking for horror and action

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Disappointment

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

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.

What was most disappointing about Madeleine Roux’s story?

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.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jessica Almasy?

I don't know. I've listened to other books she has narrated and did not really like her narration of those either.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

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.

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Language language everywhere

What did you like best about Sadie Walker Is Stranded? What did you like least?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Another interesting zombie novel by Madeleine Roux

What did you love best about Sadie Walker Is Stranded?

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.

What other book might you compare Sadie Walker Is Stranded to and why?

Allison Hewitt is Trapped. Sadie Walker is stranded ties itself into the Allison Hewitt book.

Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

Why Sadie Walker, of course.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I could have.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Pretty good

Would you try another book from Madeleine Roux and/or Jessica Almasy?

Yes

Would you recommend Sadie Walker Is Stranded to your friends? Why or why not?

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

Could you see Sadie Walker Is Stranded being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes I could see that. Sadie should be played by someone like Rachel Bilson, or Erica Durrance of Smallville fame.

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  • Margaret
  • wurtsboro, NY, United States
  • 07-09-12

hmmm

this book is like a harlequin zombie romance - not for me - cute story line

2 of 5 people found this review helpful