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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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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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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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Just as good and funny as book 1

Such a fun and funny ride. I love this series. Mo has coasted through life and now he coasts through the zombie apocalypse.
This is now one of my favorite zombie book series. If you can read this without laughing out loud several times then there is something wrong with you.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.

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Zombie Island

I love this book and was shocked and saddened when it ended so suddenly!I am looking forward to a 3rd book!Keep them coming! S W Salzman was a terrific narrator.He can do sophisticated to Red Neck in a flash!
I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Comedy Excellence!

The only negative thing I can say about this book is that I wish it were longer! Selfishly, I try to understand the needs of a fulltime author, and review accordingly. I laughed out loud at some of the ridiculous visions this book caused me to see in my head! Seriously, I freaking love this series so far! There is humor, nerd-humor, awkward tropes, and all-around fuc$ery! This is going in the random win column, and recommendations will abound! My dad and older brother are getting an email tonight. p.s. if you're wondering why I wasn't quite so effusive in my review of volume one, just knowing been burned, before.

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Genre-savvy Rednecks; PT 2

Book 2 sees our merry band of rednecks still surviving, still rebuilding. Our closet-nerd hero, Mo, still follows the gospel of the Oracle, alongside the ever-growing cast of living tropes.

Salzman's narration is great.

**I was provided with a free copy, and have voluntarily left and fair and honest review**

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Blue Peevies!

First let me say that I am a late comer to the zombie apocalypse mania so prevalent today. So, when I read the first book in this series, I was surprised to be instantly hooked and begging for Mo!

Our reluctant hero, Mo Collins, continues as the narrator for most of this book in the form of journal entries. In addition, other chapters of the book are told from the third person perspective. I actually liked this way of writing since it broke up the book in a good way.

Mo and his crew, including the Expert, the Tech, his parents, the Love Interest, the Medicine Man, the Old Friend and the Oracle (Smokes!) have decided to make their compound a true island by blowing up all bridges that connect it to the mainland. With the addition of a construction worker named Danny Daniels (I know a guy with that name BTW), they accomplish this and add a drawbridge in order to have a way to go back on the mainland without a boat.

This book continues the fun that began in Book One and adds in lots of action, some tears, and loads of peevies. I love the way that the author, Javan Bonds, has incorporated so many references to pop culture. The Tech, Gene, who is a true geek, is great fun and I need to reread the book in order to catch all of the sci-fi movie and TV references.

Mo is definitely a reluctant hero, but the Oracle assures him at every turn that he will survive and his true place is at the helm of heroism. As Smokes says, "You was always at the place you was always posed to be".

Mr. Bonds' zombies are unique in that they are naked, blue and have a bowel control problem. These facts make for many hilarious scenes in the book when these infected people are encountered. I laughed so much at times that I was literally crying! But, there is plenty of blood, gore, exploding heads, etc. for those who like that sort of thing.

Be warned: this book is not politically correct and if you are easily offended, just keep walking. Mr. Bonds is fair in his uncorrectness, though. Every race, gender, sexual orientation and handicap are equally degraded and I love that he has done this. But, in my opinion, if you love reading about zombies, political correctness and lack of cursing is probably not a big deal for you!

Once again, S.W. Salzman adds so much to this book with his narration! His voices for the different characters are wonderful and his rendition adds a lot of humor that I don't think I would have noticed with another narrator. Mo's southern hillbilly accent is just perfect and Smokes.....I can't say enough about his voice! I truly have a picture in my mind of these characters and Mr. Salzman's voice has a lot to do with that. I hope that this pair continue in their collaboration for a long time!

I can't wait to continue this series and I know that I will continue reading these books as long as Mr. Bonds continues writing them. I threatened Mr. Bonds until he let me have a copy of this audiobook and I am glad that he gave in to these threats. This in no way influences my opinion of the writing or the narration.

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  • Reading, PA USA
  • 11-06-18

More, more, more

I just cannot get enough of these audio books. Mr Bonds and Mr Salzman are the perfect Duo. part of me wants to read the books to continue the story sooner but a bigger part of me will be patient and wait until I can listen to these in audio

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The Oracle is a Jukebox!

You is always at the place you is always pose to be... Smoke
How true! Javan Bonds has written a tale of the Zombie apocalypse from the perspective of an everyday dude. This series is hysterical! His zombies are naked and blue dubbed Carnivorous Smurfs. Looking forward to the next book.
S.W.Salzman you is spot on bro!

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Narrator is a fucking genius!

I've never laughed this much at a zombie story... Salzman is great... Story is pretty funny..

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  • Michelle Sewell
  • 12-25-18

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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  • deafmick
  • 08-31-18

10 out of 10

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