• by Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by Phil Gigante
  • 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who'd run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst. Three nights on a small, deserted island off of Michigan's upper peninsula. A time to bond, to learn, to heal.
Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods.
But Martin didn't come back. And neither did Sara when she went in search of him.
Then the laughter stopped.
The group soon began to realize that this deserted island wasn't so deserted after all. And perhaps Martin's ridiculous story had more truth to it than anyone thought.
What's the most horrifying thing you can imagine?
This is a hundred times worse...
TRAPPED by Jack Kilborn
It starts where other horror ends
A Word of Warning
This is the long-awaited follow-up to AFRAID, one of the most horrifying books ever written.Originally scheduled to be released in paperback in 2010, the publisher read the first version of the manuscript and refused to release it. The author made extensive changes, rewriting much of the story. The publisher still refused.
This is a disturbing, terrifying book. You may think you're brave enough to handle it. But you're probably not...


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Customer Reviews

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Well, I can't say I wasn't warned by the other reviewers! This book has it all: people stranded on a scary island, sociopaths, sadists, a mad scientist, and a bunch of lobotomized cannibals. The first half of the book is effectively spooky; the second half is just gross, with vivid descriptions of people being roasted, eaten, tortured, degraded, mutilated, and so on. But I'm not complaining. Most of the story is entertaining, and the narration is solid.

There is one thing that's bothering me about the story and prevents me from giving it a higher rating. A big revelation in the second half changed the complexion of the whole novel. It made me go back to listen to key passages again to see if it was possible to predict it. Were there signs buried in the story? Was the author cleverly leading us in one direction only to shock us with the truth? Or were we outright tricked? Like a lot of readers/listeners, I don't like to be fooled by cheap tricks. And this one felt pretty cheap.

Still, I liked the book overall, and I recommend it to horror and gore fans.
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- Annie


One of my favorite Kilborn books. One of the other reviewers used the word "twisted". This describes the story, characters, and Kilborn. Loved it!!! Thanks Jack!!!
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- Amanda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio