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The crew of the USCG Buoy Tender Sassafras, out of Honolulu, has embodied the Coast Guard’s motto: Always ready, in every mission, every circumstance, every crazy thing mother nature and the US government has seen fit to dump in their laps. They’ve been doing so much, with so little, for so long, they feel ready to face anything. But then, they’ve never had to face a zombie apocalypse.

©2018 Jeffrey S. Thomson (P)2020 Jeffrey S. Thomson

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Zombies ahoy!

An entertaining read with a good concept, I really enjoyed most of the characters, a couple I 'loved to hate'! Molly and Jonesy were a blast, but Uncle John was way too soft on his kids, they needed a reality check. I was totaly absorbed, and so disapointed when I'd finished I can't wait for book 2, and another chance to enjoy Matthew Crow's toe curling voice. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Zombie in the sun

I know I like it a lot because normally I only listen to my audiobooks while walking to or from work and on break this one I’m listening to rather than watching TV. This audiobook kept me guessing and wounding what was going to happen next the whole time and the characters were great and the setting felt very real to me I can’t wait to get book 2.

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A Really good dose of Zombie 🧟‍♂️

I really enjoyed this story was a great listen had it all Zombie / humor / violence. Nobody seems safe. Can't wait for the next installment. The narration was great seamless and fit the story. A++ 👍

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-20

frustrated at times

the performance was excellent. The story takes a while to get going and even when it does the actions taken during a zombie outbreak can be seriously frustrating. The sexual tension is kind of forced also adding to the annoyance. the real kicker though is as all leftist authors, he just had to froth at the mouth about trump, Christians, Republicans, etc. He at very least waited to do it towards the end of the book. It's a zombie apocalypse, I dont want to hear about politics at all when I'm reading horror. This is why I have given a negative review, because that is after all what the authors rhetoric is meant to do, piss half the audience off.

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  • Sara B
  • 11-09-20

Excellent addition to the genre

The title is aptly named. You're Never Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse, it's well-plotted, well-written, witty, humorous, exciting, and entertaining. Definitely, an excellent start to the series. The storyline follows various characters, and you get insight as to who they are and their roles in the overall plot. Jeff Thomson has done an exceptional job with the cast; they were well-developed, realistic, diverse, and some quite interesting. Furthermore, Thomson created realism by incorporating his expertise and personal knowledge of the Coast Guard culture into the story. A stellar performance by Matthew Crow, he captured the narrative and the characters flawlessly. He is a talented narrator with the ability to use a wide range of tones to depict the distinct personalities. You're Never Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse is an excellent addition to the genre, one I highly recommend to the zompoc enthusiasts.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-11-20

awesome story

I just can't wait for the next book in the series. Jeff Thomson has a winner with this book.

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  • Shantelle Hazelton
  • 10-11-20

Gripping audio book

I’ve never listened to or read a book where the end of the world is portrayed on the water. I have to say the difference in location was refreshing. I loved how the book is told from a couple different parties and at every twist and turn you really do t know who will survive or what will happen. Can’t wait to listen to the next. The narrator did a wonderful job bringing this book to life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-10-20

loved it

laughed from beginning to end :) I need to write more it says. happy listening

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  • jay
  • 11-10-20

Wow! I need more

This title was AMAZING! Not only was it a great listen as it is very well preformed, it’s a great story to boot a different perspective on the whole zombie apocalypse, not the same old, same old. Can not wait for a book 2!!!!!

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  • Hepcat89
  • 08-09-20

Disturbing and Funny

This is by far one of the BEST new Zombie Apocalypse books I have listened to. The characters and their backstories are very well developed and great to get to know. Matthew Crow MADE these characters come to life and I would recommend him to do the rest of the series! Mr. Crow is one of the BEST narrators that I currently listen too! I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher. I voluntarily left this review.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 05-12-20

Zombies!!!

This is not your typical zombie tale. It is much much more. Excellent writing and narration makes this one very enjoyable.