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  • You're Never Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse

  • Guardians of the Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Thomson
  • Narrated by: Matthew Crow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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You're Never Ready for a Zombie Apocalypse

By: Jeff Thomson
Narrated by: Matthew Crow
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Summary

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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Decent Enough

This audiobook was a decent take on zombie apocalypse as being on lifeboats and the main characters are coastguards. I didn’t know how this would work into a full length book but it worked.

There’s quite a few boats mentioned and as always one bad guy/guys in a boat. The apocalypse happens roughly 1/4 of the way through the book once you’re introduced to the characters which carries on throughout the story which carries on at a decent pace.

The narration was good enough and helped the story.

Recommended if you’re into the zombie apocalypse genre as it’s different in a good way.

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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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amazing

everything about this is superb.
could not put it down.
a absolute must listen.
excellent.

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Very Exciting Zombie Apocalypse Adventure

I really enjoyed the first book in the Guardians of the Apocalypse series by Jeff Thomson, the plot was exciting and the action was almost non-stop from beginning to the end. The narration by the excellent Matthew Crow was really superb.
I am just about to start the second in the series and I hope that it is as exciting as the first.

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really surprised

I didn't know what to expect going into this book. I was pleasantly surprised and have already got the next book in the series.

Really enjoyed the plot and pace of the story, well narrated as well.

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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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