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Zombie River Run

Still Alive, Book 5
Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
Series: Still Alive Series, Book 5
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
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Mo Collins survived the beginning of the zombie apocalypse by doing nothing but staying on the replica pirate ship the Viva Ancora. But after what he thought was a chance meeting of another survivor, Smokes, everything changed.

Mo has become the hero in a story seemingly channeled by Smokes. Following what sounds like a prewritten script, Mo and Smokes gathered a motley crew of typical zombie apocalypse survivors. Well, typical, except the zombies in this screenplay are called peevies, and are not dead but blue, naked, shit spewing infected humans who are rapidly evolving into sadistic monsters that will rip you apart and eat you slowly.

With the help of the expert, the tech, the old friend, and the oracle, they have defended their new island home from zombie hordes, betrayers, and villainous dictators. Oh, and they survived a plane crash while rescuing Mo’s brother. Who said being the hero would be easy.

But now this group of protagonists have set sail on a quest to find a supposed cure for the infection. What new adventures will they encounter? What new dangers will they find? Will they find new friends? New foes? Will Smokes find more Newport’s?

Follow Mo and his crew on their continuing adventures as they try to tempt fate and chart their way down the river.

In waters where the fish bite, the Zombies bite...and sometimes life bites.

Welcome aboard, friend, to Zombie River Run!

©2018 Javan Bonds (P)2019 If I Only Had A Monkey

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Zombies and pirates together at last!

This series has become one of my favorites, especially in audiobook form. Mr. Javan Bonds has created a LOL funny group of characters that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.

Mo Collins, the main protagonist, is on his way to find a possible cure for the zombie invasion that has overrun the world. His motley crew aboard the replica pirate ship, the Viva Ancora, includes all of the main characters I have come to love. My favorite character, Smokes, doesn't figure into this book as much as in some of the previous ones, but his presence is still felt in a huge way.

On the way to find the cure, Mo and his crew have to stop at the numerous locks and dams along the rivers in order to navigate. Mo's new sister-in-law is the only person who can handle the technology and Mo seems to be destined to be one of her bodyguards at each lock. Of course, with Mo along, there are plenty of peevie encounters at each stop.

Mo's brother, Easy, insists that they make a detour to Tuscaloosa to pick up the Alabama football teams' National Championship trophy. We all know that this is super important in a world being overrun by blue infected people trying to eat everyone who isn't blue, right?

Mr. Bonds continues to throw in plenty of references to sci-fi, comic books, and other geeky things, which is one of the things that makes this series unique and enjoyable. He also describes each and every battle scene and individual death in a unique way and these scenes are never boring. You never know what gruesome detail you will hear next.

I have been waiting for the appearance of pirates in this series and this time around, I finally got my wish! The encounter between our beloved protagonists and a horde of pirates was a highlight of this book.

S.W. Salzman has become the voice of this series and even when I am reading a physical book set in this series, his voices for each of the characters is what I hear in my head. I can't imagine these books without his narration! It makes a great series even better, if that's possible!

If you are easily offended by gore, blood, brutal descriptions of body parts, political incorrectness or the f-bomb, don't read this series. But, if you are looking for something different in the growing zombie genre, give it a try. Just be prepared to be laughing or sometimes cringing throughout the book!

I was given the chance to listen to this book by the author and narrator and chose to review it.

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Another great book

This book doesn’t disappoint! Another great book in the series. The saga continues and the the plot thickens.

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good series

I am very much enjoying this series. 2 books in one day. now on to but ok six

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keeps getting better

love fact that the books all take place in the southeast USA great characters also I've meet few just like the ones in the books

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Zombie River Run

Mo Collins and the crew of the Viva Ancora are back and there is talk of a doctor down the Mississippi with a cure for the blunatics, so what else is a pirate ship for but to go pillage for things like cures for the zombie apocalypse. So with the crew and a few other carefully chosen people to accompany them on this mission the Viva Ancora sets off.

This is another winner of a book/audio by Javon Bonds. What seems like a comedy of errors to most is all in a days work for this group and somehow Bonds brings it all together and makes it work like a charm. Narrator S W Salzman works his magic on the audio side recording the book with nary a laughter heard in the background, how, I will never know, as I laugh all through it, Mo is funnier than anything. I really hope this team of Bonds and Salzman don't stop anytime soon, because I need more.

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Most diverse yet!

Loved this one. It had all of the keys to make a great book. Definitely reccomend this series!

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Great Book

It was a great book. It was very funny and I can not wait to read another one.

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Great Series

Javan Bonds is really funny and imaginative his take on zombies is hilarious and a little dark what a great read.

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  • FREDERICKSBURG, VA
  • 09-25-19

A favorite

Javan Bonds raw sense of humor fit my inner dialogue if I was in the middle of a zombie apocalypses.

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I've binged the firet 5 books and it just leaves me wanting more and more

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  • Michelle Sewell
  • 07-12-19

Outstanding

As my headline says.....outstanding. Outstandingly book and narration. I forgot to mention this on my review for book 4.....I love the narrator’s voice for the Medicine Man when he’s wearing the Darth Vadar mask.....absolute genius! I love all the science fiction mentions....this is one of the reasons this series appeals to me, I am a proud nerd! Plus Javan gives mentions to other Indie authors which is really lovely.

I am eagerly awaiting book 6.....you guys cannot produce it fast enough for me lol. Thank you. My favourite audible series.

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  • M. J. Harper
  • 11-10-19

Hilarious& Entertaining!

The zombie genre at its best ,- humorous, horiffic & gross! With the best use of comicon costumes & hard was weapons!

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  • deafmick
  • 09-16-19

As all ways this audio book 100% it's will make you late for work I give it 4 out of 5

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  • Maly C
  • 09-15-19

That went quick

Another great book added to the series! Most and E.Z. are bad to the bone and ready for almost everything. How about killing sone serious zombie butt and then tac on a little human butt and done with some serious humor! love Mo! He keeps evolving and has become better with each book can't wait to see what he does next! The narrator does an amazing job with every book and this one is as exceptional as the rest. This book is well worth the time energy and money. You will love it!

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  • Mindyg123 (Romance Authors That Rock )
  • 09-14-19

Alive and kicking blue zombie ass

This series just keeps getting better and better. Mo and the other main protagonists have taken the Viva Ancora toward the ocean to try to rescue a doctor who might have a "cure". While they're gone someone is taking the island's children, who and why is the question. The peevees are evolving again and now they're becoming even more dangerous. Benji and Devin are using their piloting abilities to search the area for more survivors while destroying as many peevees as possible. The ending is in a place that will have you cussing at the author and impatiently waiting for the next book in this amazing series. The narrator nails the voices spot on and kept me enthralled the entire book.

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  • Nat 87
  • 07-24-19

Graphic, cringeworthy - but utterly unputdownable!

Well what can I say - book 5 follows on from the previous books with gusto - there are blue naked PV's - there is action from page one to the end and a Power Rangers pun, which I have to admit getting before it was fully revealed - a completely different zompoc - give it a try!

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  • DabOfDarkness
  • 07-15-19

Pirate ship on a river & blue naked zombies!

Another great addition to the series! Mo and crew are sailing their pirate ship off to the coast in the hopes of finding a crazy smart scientist who supposedly has a cure for this blue zombie epidemic. I loved that we started with Mo and crew and then had small snapshots of some of the new people we met in the previous book. Mo is the character I care about the most and the previous book didn’t give us enough Mo time.

And things are shaking up with the blunatics! Perhaps they are more than mindless nudist cannibals. But Mo and crew have no clue. I really look forward to seeing where things go with this little plot twist.

Back home, Mo’s parents are facing a serious issue. Kids keep going missing! The reader knows who is responsible, but the folks back home having figured it out. So I hope they can discover the villain before the crowd turns on them, blaming them for weak leadership, etc.

I do want a little more from the ladies. They do plenty, action wise except for Mo’s girlfriend, but they rarely have lines. The guys talk and talk and talk, and not just Mo. But the ladies rarely get to say anything.

Overall, this zombiedy series is still my favorite in this subgenre. 4.75/5 stars.

The Narration: S. W. Salzman continues to impress. I love his deep Alabama voice for Mo. He also gives us a great Rorschach (from The Watchmen) voice for a minor character. His female voices are believable and all characters have a distinct voice. There were no tech issues with the recording. 5/5 stars.

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