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Zombie Oasis

Still Alive, Book 4
Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
Series: Still Alive Series, Book 4
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
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Mo Collins is surviving the zombie apocalypse, but it hasn’t been easy. So far he has gathered himself a group of misfits, and one monkey, to help carve out an island paradise in the middle of a world turned blue and ravenous by an unknown plague. 

Mo’s home, the Viva Ancora, a replica pirate ship, is filling up with a list of characters that would make George Romero proud. Along with the guidance of Smokes, his personal Oracle and direct link to what seems to be a scripted reality, he has saved his parents, broken his perfect brother and future sister-in-law out of prison, fought off a crazed military wannabe dictator and survived a plane crash. All in the same day! 

So now that things seem under control on Guntersville Island you would think maybe life could begin to take on some sense of normalcy and he could settle down with his girl and live out his life on this island oasis. Guess again. Life just isn’t meant to be easy when you seem to be the hero of a predestined movie script. 

So hang on! The ride is about to get wilder and travel into uncharted territory. Next plot point of this movie: A cure? (Saw that one coming didn’t you?) New faces? New adventures? New villains? Does it ever end? Mo the reluctant hero can’t help being just that, The Hero. 

So here we are again on that same Alabama lake, where the fish bite, the zombies bite...and sometimes life bites. 

Welcome ashore, friend, to Zombie Oasis.

©2017 Javan C Bonds (P)2019 If I Only Had a Monkey Publishing

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Zombie Oasis

This is a building book, it builds the characters, adds some new ones, builds some of the story parts the writer hasn't been able to tell you before, so it might not be like the other books but still very important and yes it still has some very funny parts. One of the new characters you will meet is Mo's cousin Benji, a Naval flight officer (NFO), and his crew who have been out looking for survivors across the southeastern US. But now that the crew of the Viva Ancora are getting ready to go down river to look for this doctor that is said to have a cure for the peevies, Benji and his eye in the sky will be more helpful than ever.

This was another great book/audio by Bonds who can turn the littlest thing into big bad Mo killing, peevie pooping thing, that will have you laughing so hard that you won't be able to go to sleep, so best not to read these books at night. If you have the audio than its even better because you can hear Mo complain about it all in a Mo voice that narrator S W Salzman does so well along with all the other characters. It is so worth it! Bond and Salzman are a awesome team and I hope they are together for many many more.

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Read it!!

Another great book and continuation of survival against the Bluenatics!!! Hilarious and quite a hoot!

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Awesome

Really enjoying this series Javan has a unique way of seeing how if there was a zombie apocalypse it's not just like all they others must shoot in head is the only way of killing a zombie and it's pretty funny.

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Don't Think just buy this book series!

Another great installment from an amazing author. I highly recommend everyone give this book a listen!

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another amazing story

another amazing story from an amazing author I find myself binging this series til the early am

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Javan did it again!

More ways to die, more laughs and more of wanting more lol. If you haven't checked this series out, you need to. Love the characters and their personalities.

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Gotta love MO

Another amazing book by the master of comedy and horror. Javan does an amazing job keeping you hooked with suspense and down right comedy. I am loving this book series and can not wait to continue to listen. If you like horror, gore and comedy these books are for you.

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The island continues on....

Bit by bit the island evolves, conforms and everyone is finding their niche. But the screenwriter has different things in mind.

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  • FREDERICKSBURG, VA
  • 09-19-19

Crazy ride

Love the. Character development from book to book. I love how each character is following Mo as the leader with all the answers. I can’t wait to see what’s next for the team. I absolutely love Javan Bonds for the kind soul he is. It’s amazing how the mind works. Keep up the good work.

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Still Alive book 4

Another awesome book in the Still Alive series. Javan Bonds is too funny. The naked blue zombies that poop everywhere are great. It is a crazy spin on zombies and a nice change from your everyday run of the mill zombies. I absolutely love the Oracle (Smokes) and how he foresees things. Brad and his monkey are my favorite characters. Elmo is a great "hero" that is funny with his sarcastic attitude. And the pirate ship is an awesome setting heck it makes me want one if an apocalypse happens. If your looking for a gory yet funny book I highly recommend this series. Also Salzman is great at the voices. He has a strong clear voice that is easy on the ears. So can't wait to get to book 5.

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  • Maly C
  • 09-13-19

Entertaining!

As usual.. this book did not disappoint! The characters were entertaining and kept me totally engrossed and waiting expectantly to see what other hilarious thing was going to happen or be said. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters to life and making it even more entertaining. If you have listened to the other book's then you know it's a great series. This is a great addition to thrre series.

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  • Nat 87
  • 07-05-19

A zompoc like no other

If you are looking for a zombie book full of dark (black) humour, naked blue zombies who attack en masse, then this is the book for you.

Some terrific laugh out loud moments - action from the first minute to the last and characters you just can't help liking

Highly recommend (but not for the faint hearted...LOL)

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  • Michelle Sewell
  • 06-19-19

Worth the wait

I have been waiting for months and months for this title to be released. It has lived up to my expectations and more.

The narrator has made this book and the characters to come to life. He is very skilled at the different character’s voices. I was so happy to hear Smokes again-there are plenty of laugh out loud moments including the term “Whitebread”, a white settee in the store, having an allergy to pork and many more.

There is a shocking “oh my gosh” moment as well.....an unexpected villain coming back to revenge. This time the author has introduced tales from other characters which is a welcomed addition. I’m really looking forward to book 5. Enjoy

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  • DabOfDarkness
  • 06-14-19

Giggle Snort Worthy

Note: This is Book 4 in the series and it really does work best if you’ve read the first 3.

It was fun and had me snort laughing at inappropriate moments. It wasn’t my favorite of the series so far though. I think that is because the first half of the book spends time kind of recapping what other people are doing and also brings in some new characters that I think will be important later in the series. The second half returns us to Mo’s fumbling hands where I felt comfortable just being myself and laughing at his commentary on life.

These stories are full of juvenile humor, true, but also humor that pokes fun at life’s ‘isms’ (racism, sexism, ageism, teratophobia, homophobia, etc.). That makes me laugh because we all know people with hangups and these books show just how silly those hangups are in the face of cannibalistic nudists. Sometimes the grundge talk (how gooey those zombies really are) goes a little far for me so I don’t recommend eating while listening to this book.

Mo’s little Zombie Island (really Guntersville Island) is coming along well and the residents are in such a good place that they want to bring in more survivors. Mo must assemble a crew to take the pirate ship Viva Ancora out on a hunt. The story does leave us on a cliff hanger with the crew selected and the ship ready to sail. The crew includes Mo’s older brother, Easy, who makes me laugh because he’s such a studly dunce. Smokes and the best prepared guy in the wheelchair (with his monkey Mary) will be going as well. Hammer and Crow will also be joining them. Turns out Crow can cook far more than boring fish, proving Mo’s theory that she makes such a disappointing dish just to irritate him.

The ladies get a little more page time, but pretty much they are mothers, wives, and romantic interests. And the story pokes fun at that over used trope too. Still, I think the ladies have more to contribute. Aka (the engineer) and Easy do get married (and Crow made a scrumptious cake for the wedding). Mo gets some time with his love, even if she’s upset that he plans to go out into danger on this new mission. Mo’s mom puts in several appearances, all being motherly (especially about grammar and swearing).

All around, it was a fun addition to the series even if it wasn’t the best. 4/5 stars.

The Narration: S. W. Salzman was a lot of fun as the narrator for this book. I feel like he enjoys giving this series a voice. His voice for Mo is still my favorite, being a heavy Alabama accent. He also does well with all the female voices. I liked his version of the serial killer from Silence of the Lambs, who kinda gets a cameo in this story. The pacing was perfect and there were no tech issues with the recording. 5/5 stars.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own.

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  • deafmick
  • 06-13-19

Every one of your audio books just keeps getting better i give it 10 out of 10