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Zombie Island

Still Alive, Book Two
Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
Series: Still Alive Series, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

Being the hero of a zombie apocalypse ain’t easy. People expect you to defeat lunatics, save survivors, and recover treasure when you would rather just make time with your girl. Mo Collins can’t avoid his scripted destiny; his personal oracle, Smokes, won’t let him. He can still bitch about it, though.

The crew of the replica pirate ship, the Viva Ancora, is growing, and the characters of this cast are fulfilling their roles toward destiny. As the group swells, the need to clear the town of the infected and secure Guntersville Island becomes paramount. Isolation from the world will protect them from the naked, blue, undead cannibals - or will it?

Something’s not right with these “zombies”; the script is verging into the unwritten. The more contact the team has with their predatory enemies, the less certain they are of their actions. Are they wiping out a plague...or murdering a new order?

Follow Mo and his crew as they try to skew fate and carve out their own society on an Alabama lake where the fish bite, the Zombies bite...and sometimes life bites. Welcome ashore, friend, to Zombie Island!

©2017 Javan C Bonds (P)2018 If I Only Had A Monkey Publishing

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Not your average zombie book

I highly recommend this audio book to anyone who loves zombies with a twist :D . They are blue and they STINK!

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My guilty pleasure!

Having listened to the first book in this series, I felt my only option was to listen to book 2. The story is filled with dark humour and SW Salzman really brings it to life with his eclectic range of Southern accents.
Thoroughly enjoyable

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Great listen!

Really enjoyed the second installment, I love how the series just flows from one book to the next.

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They keep getting better!

The second novel in this series did not disappoint. It had several laugh-out-loud moments and more than a few giggle-to-myself ones.

In Zombie Island we still follow Mo, but we also get to see a couple of other's perspective. This only added to the story, and made it even better. Mo still continues writing his journal, but not every chapter. It has more action than the previous one, which was an added bonus!

S.W. Salzman did an outstanding job with the voices, all of which are easily distinguishable.

I'll be moving on to the next novel in this series, and I'm confident mr. Bonds will continue to amaze and amuse me!

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I am addicted

The book is genius....even better than the last and the narrator really has done a stellar job of making the characters come to life. He is the best narrator that I have ever heard.

The storyline is original, hilarious and entertaining. I love the relationship between Smokes and Moe....they have given me some truly laugh out loud moments. Moe reminds me a little of “Forest Gump” at times....just mor intelligent.

I’m diving straight into book 3 and eagerly waiting for book 4 to be on Audible because I will no doubt finish it really quickly.

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Javan bonds and s w Salman work well to giver i have book 1 as well and 2 i have to give it 10 out of 10 s w Salman has audio book out as well give there books a try

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 22-09-18

Hey Mo, is that a burning bridge I smell?

Mo and the gang are finally making some headway. They have their island home, and are systematically burning or explodifying everything that connects them to dry land. The crew is back, although I have to say yhat I wonder about Smokes, because there seems to be more him than we are being let in on. We'll just have to see about him. Anyway, the gang finds themselves in the typical troubles of trying to survive a zompocalypse. They look for other survivors, hunt for supplies, an deal with crazy people and the dead, what could be more fun?

Bonds knows how to pen a story that is both funny and full of emotion, and while it may come off as a silly book set in the desolation of a dying world there are moments that will really impact you. He is that good with his characters. The plot is solid, and it contains a good balance of humor, action, drama, and zombies. This ain't the Walking Dead where zombies only show up once a show, or only appear when the story calls for it. You always know what the gang is facing, and you know that at some point we are going to lose some people.

Salzman revs up his narration engine and keeps the fun alive. I think he instinctively knows how to add some funny into a scene, or how to play it for laughs where other narrators would utterly fail. He provides some great voices, and is crisp and clean in his narration. I never noticed a problem with the audio/sound or his story telling. He hits every zombie in the head until it is a bloody mess. He is really fun to listen to, and I doubt another narrator could pull off such a balancing act as well as he does here.

Bonds keeps the story and the characters going, and makes you think that if there was ever a zombie apocalyse then this would be the gang you'd want to hang out with as you tried to survive. I, for one, will keep coming back to this series quite happily, and I have no doubt that you will too. Give this book a try if you like humor, apocalypses, or zombies. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. Getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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  • Amberly Depue
  • 04-12-18

He did it again

Well, Javan has written another great story. This book is so entertaining and well written. S. W. Salzman performed this book very well also. A definite must read. You will be laughing and very entertained the whole time!!

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  • Catrina P
  • 21-06-19

Give me Mo!

The cast of survivors grows, and shrinks, and grows (what do you expect with a zombie apocalypse!) in this tale of survival. Our reluctant hero is just as comical in this second book, as he leads (?) his quirky crew in securing their island.

Equal opportunity political incorrectness... Javan Bonds is a comedic genius!

I can’t imagine a better narrator for this series than S. W. Salzman!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Steffi
  • 21-06-19

Great continuation of the story!

I really came to love the books by Javan Bonds. They are well written, and the charakters just rock. And come on, naked, blue zombies, pardon, PVs. What else do you want?
But seriously, The narration by S.W. Salzman just is the topping of the cake here. At first I thought it's going to need some getting used to. But after a couple of sentences I got used to the narration, and it always cracks me up when he's narrating Smokes passages. The Still Alive Books are the first ones I actually solely listen to. I am a real bad listener, getting distracted way too often, and I felt akwards listening. Not the case here. So from an avid reader that couldn't get into audiobooks: the audiobooks are great! Story- and narration-wise.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-06-19

So much fun.

Honestly unless your dead (or undead) inside, I don't think you can help but smile while listening to this audiobook. Zombie Island is the second book in the Still Alive series by Javan Bonds, a crazy meta satire of the zombie genre. Mr. Bonds has taken the well worn tropes of the genre and embraced them to the nth degree. In fact he openly mocks the genre, in such a delightful way. The zombies, which honestly aren't nearly as plentiful as you'd expect, are not your typical zombies. The infected turn blue, strip off their clothes, and tend to poop often and everywhere, For some strange reason they can often be found hiding in wait in restrooms. And while they are dangerous, no one ever seems all that terrified of them. The cast of characters --for that's really what they are a cast (often times the characters are not called by their names but rather the role they've been cast as: the hero, the oracle, etc) and they are characters, as in wacky individuals--are made up major stereotypes (intentionally and lovingly). The story itself is almost not important. Sure there are goals and whatnot (not going to go into any story spoilers), but it's also about the crazy day to day happenings of our main character, as much as his working to improve his community as it is about his pathetic attempt to get up the courage to have a love life.

The book is performed by S.W. Salzman. And I say performed rather than narrated because it really is more of a performance. As I mentioned many of these characters are stereotyped, intentionally, and Salzman embraces that, giving us over the top voices that perfectly match each stereotype. Now I suppose if you have no sense of humor, are uptight, and don't get that all of this stuff is done intentionally, then you might be offended. But then again if you are an uptight person with no sense of humor I doubt you'd have ever picked up this book. But as I said, Salzman does a great job. As much fun as reading this book might be, Salzman's voices and his delivery totally enhance the experience.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • N.W.Wisniewski
  • 13-06-19

Great Listen

I love Javan's take on the zombie plague! If you like any zombie stories you will love this one.

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  • CaseyS
  • 10-06-19

Just Keeps Getting Better.

JavanBonds has written an incredible story with some pretty awesome characters and with the voice talent of S.W. Salzman the book is brought to life. This is a series that you could listen to over and over again.

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  • audra dryer
  • 25-05-19

fabulous & funny zombie apocalypse series

Book 2 in a fabulous and funny zombie apocalypse series! I loved book 2. This is the continuing story of funny characters that I really began to cheer for in book 1. Great cast of characters, interesting story line, and a skilled narrator makes for pure entertainment. I received this for free for an honest review.

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  • Michael
  • 20-05-19

Great!

This book was really was funny and a very good book to listen too! I highly recommend this book for someone who could use a new book.

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  • Victoria A Haugen
  • 12-05-19

AWESOME BAD ASS ZOMBIES!! GREAT 2ND INSTALLMENT

Javan Bonds really has a gift for writing these stories in a great relatable way. Darkness, humor, zombie gore, it's a perfect recipe for a WHOLE lotta fun.

Original series, super interesting and fun, and tons of action.
I'd HIGHLY suggest/recommend this series!
If you're into this genre.. and even if you're not... this is a MUST READ/LISTEN SERIES!!

Do yourself a favor. Listen :)

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