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The Mountain Man Omnibus Audiobook

The Mountain Man Omnibus: Books 1-3

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Mountain Man, book 1: Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

Not only does he face a corpse-infested urban hell, human scavengers, and unending loneliness, but now a new mystery has risen.... The undead are disappearing from the streets. A force is gathering, beyond the mountain man's wildest nightmares, even more relentless and terrifying than the roaming tides of dead flesh. And it's preparing to hunt. Contains graphic language and scenes of violence.

Safari, book 2: A new mystery has risen for Gus - the undead are disappearing from the streets. A force is gathering, beyond the mountain man's darkest nightmares, even more relentless and terrifying than the roaming tides of dead flesh. And it's preparing to hunt.

Hellifax, book 3: A serial killer stalks the ice-glazed streets. Half-frozen deadheads choke the avenues. Infected vermin rise from the labyrinth of sewer systems, hungry for warm flesh. And a handful of survivors struggle to escape and find someplace safe. In his hunt for Tenner, Scott discovers he must contend with all of this, before things truly get worse. Welcome to Hellifax.

©2011 Keith C. Blackmore (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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    Jamie Belfast, NI 11/10/2015
    Jamie Belfast, NI 11/10/2015 Member Since 2016

    Jamie

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    "Good, but take a break between each!"

    The mountain man is a good zombie story but doesn't really offer anything new. The narration is OK, although the characters were all delivered in a very similar way. Definitely take a break between each book otherwise it's a struggle!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 14/12/2015
    Mrs 14/12/2015

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    "Only so far you can go with a zombie story"

    This book is repetitive to say the least. Fella gets drunk, trapped by zombies, gets away, repeat with slight variation.

    If it was shorter it would have been ok. But it is easy writing and not the most interesting listening.

    R C Bray did the best he could with this story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    terry 23/07/2016
    terry 23/07/2016
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    "Getting drunk and killing dead heads"

    Great reads really enjoyed that last book with tenor... Will say no more good books

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    Rachel Beedham 05/07/2016
    Rachel Beedham 05/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Love these books"
    Where does The Mountain Man Omnibus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I think this is the best I've listened to so far.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mountain Man Omnibus?

    The captain.


    What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He brings it to life, great narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J.E 12/06/2016
    J.E 12/06/2016

    I drive a lot and a good book can help the miles fly by!

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    "Absolutely loved this series!"
    If you could sum up The Mountain Man Omnibus in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, funny, scary


    What did you like best about this story?

    It really pulled me in. Well written and well narrated, however there was something more. Something intangible. Wish I could start again!


    Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favourite?

    It had to be Gus - Tenner was a great character too.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The overall feeling of isolation at times


    Any additional comments?

    Can't say enough good things. Loved the whole series. Highly recommend! Fantastic author and RC Bray is great too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tammy 09/05/2016
    tammy 09/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "mountain man"

    loved every second of this book. R.C.Bray is awesome read brilliantly can't wait to read more

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    adrienne w. 12/04/2016
    adrienne w. 12/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Kept me going from start to finish"

    Great characters and good angle on the threat from other survivors in apocalypse really gives it a thriller edge

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Revey rhondda, mid glam, United Kingdom 20/03/2016
    Revey rhondda, mid glam, United Kingdom 20/03/2016 Member Since 2009

    Ex NHS manager,always had something to read, which was usually a form of fiction. Loved to be told stories when a child, so keep listening

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    "Canadian takeaway"

    There are many, Zombie survival story's out at the present. This is up there as one of the best. New heroes evolve as does the story, it would be interesting to see if there's a forth book in the series to catch up with Gus!
    A really interesting read, with the twist of serial killers and canables thrown into the mix!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    The lone voice 02/03/2016
    The lone voice 02/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping Zombie Story"

    I loved this omnibus edition of the first 3 Mountain Man stories.

    Great narration and a gripping, suspense filled story meant I listed daily until finished.

    Author does a great job of describing (sometimes too great!) Gus and Scott's quest for survival.

    First audiobook that I could describe as "can't switch off"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mr gb clarke rossendale, lancs United Kingdom 12/02/2016
    mr gb clarke rossendale, lancs United Kingdom 12/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Anyone who likes zombie stories would enjoy this story, as it's told from a single viewpoint. You get in close with the characters, their thoughts and worries and almost feel like your're in the room with them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gus, is your average bloke, but you warm to him straight away. He makes the mistakes we would all make, even though there are a number of times your screaming at him not to take the risk. The first book covers his isolation and the problems he encounters in his local town. He makes some bad judgements, based on drinking too much. I love Gus though, he always pulls through.


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    RC Bray is perfect for this story, he is the Mountain man. His gruff voice portrays the character well and puts you in Gus' mind. I would listen to stories read by him again.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Finding Scott and their time together, also when the two parted suddenly, i didn't want that to happen.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a brilliant story told from the more personal viewpoint. Gus is alone and isolated, but still has to travel to town and search everywhere for stores for the winter, i loved it and i've listened to alot of zombie stories ! I think the story description doesn't do it justice, it's more than a man with a baseball bat and motorcycle helmet, he's the man, the Mountain man. One of the best stories i've listened to.Get the Hospital for free .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    06/10/15
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    "Got Ominbus?"

    One Credit, Three Great Books
    First, let me say these are great Zombie books at regular price, the fact that two of them are basically free is a great deal. You can spend three credits or three times the money, for the price of this one omnibus. Even if you did not like the first book, you would only be out one credit. The even greater thing about this series, is that you can get, The Hospital, for free. Get that and if you don't love it, don't buy the omnibus. If you like The Hospital, you will like these three books.

    Gus is the star of the first two books. He is a regular guy, no solider, no special training, everything he knows he learned watching movies from the Seventies and Eighties. He scratches his junk, worries about his bowel movements and does a lot of drinking. A lot of drinking. EVERY MORNING I SQUEEZE PIPE. I enjoyed the second book, Safari the most. Gus is pretty much the only character. We kind of watch him go mad. He has lived alone for a long time and his best friend his a bottle of Captain Morgan. It is kind of like Tom Hanks in Castaway and his soccer ball. There is a lot of language and a lot of gore.

    The third book is great, but not as good as the first two. Scott is the main character and he is just not as interesting as Gus. There are some slow parts or some shoot-em up parts that bored me, but not many. This book is grosser then the first two and has some well written scenes. When Scott takes a walk with the Zombies and starts to panic, I almost had a panic attack with him. Very well written. The third book especially, you want to listen in as large as chunks as possible. The longer you listen the more you become part of the characters. Anytime you quit and come back, it takes a little while to get that involved again. I actually missed an exit once, I was so into the story.

    Bray is perfect, perfect, perfect.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • scott
    01/08/15
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    "Get it, read it and don't look back."

    One of the freshest takes on zpoc fiction without cheesy characters and mugging one liners. Can't wait to get into book 4!!

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    30/07/15
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    "Great read, keeps you engaged"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a great read if you're into zombie books. I found reasons to have alone time or take long drives because I wanted to hear how it turned out.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was interested in the characters and their development; made me root for certain characters and despise others (oh, and the action wasn't bad either!). It was like watching a great mini series where you really can't wait for the next episode to see what happens next.


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    As usual, amazing. I've started choosing books solely because he's the narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It's a zombie book...so no. :-)


    Any additional comments?

    Good read if you want to take a mental break and hear a great action story.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • clifford
    United States
    08/12/15
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    "3.5 stars"

    Reviewing all three books here.

    Book one: 4stars. Enjoyable read. Well written for a zombie genre book. Good characters. Not the most original story.

    Book two: 2 stars. Long tedious plod. I felt like what was written here could have been done in a couple of paragraphs.

    Book three: 4 stars. The developments here pick up again. Nice suspenseful stories.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Erin
    11/08/15
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    "A break from the same old zombie fiction."

    At first I found it hard to relate to Gus. After a few near death encounters, you really start to get the guy. Same with Scott. As you progress through the story, each character is developed nicely. Until you know the whole crowd pretty well. The good guys have it tough, but justice prevails...there are worse things than zombies in this book and they get what's coming to them.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Dee
    LA
    19/11/15
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    "Not a Zombie fan but LOVED this series!"
    Any additional comments?

    I, like many audiophiles, follow narrators just as much as authors. I discovered RC Bray after listening to The Martian and just fell in love with his voice. Enter the Mountain Man series. I'm not a fan of zombie science fiction but this book was a real treat. I loved how he made the day-to day struggle to survive so real. (I don't watch the Walking Dead often but I don't know if they've ever discussed the joy of finding TP.) The fact that I was able to get the full story with one credit was just icing on the cake.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Savinwraith
    Elsewhere
    12/11/15
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    "Impressed and surprised"

    I am not a big survivalist or zombie fan. My prefs usually run to sci-fi space opera.
    I listened to the free title and was not overly impressed. But wanted a long title for my commutes and took a chance that it wold be mildly entertaining based on the reviews.
    Turns out it's a good listen. The characters are generally the Everyman sort, no excessively over the top types.

    I would say that some of the characters live through things they probably shouldn't have, but I know some people in RL that lived through worse, so I didn't have to keep a perpetual state of disbeliefe going, though some part did stretch credulity a bit.

    If you can get into underdog against the odds type stories you might like this one.

    Voice acting fit the genera and was well performed

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    Peekskill, NY, United States
    07/09/15
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    "Excellent writer"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES. Great writing, gut-churning horror, awesome characters and just plain fun.


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    LOVE this guy. He was awesome in The Martian and just plain awesome in this series, too. He's good enough that I would buy a book simply because he's the narrator. You can't go wrong.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Despite its length, I think I really could sit through the entire thing.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Joshua
    04/09/15
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    "Great books"

    I'm new to audible but R. C. Bray is awesome. I find myself looking for other books he narrates.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • N. Kerr
    Missouri USA
    26/08/15
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    "Love A Good Zombie Romp!"

    After realizing this story was set in Canada, and not Maryland, I settled in for the ride. The story of a drunk, with a zombie problem, is entertaining, and thrilling enough, for a veteran reader, of the genre.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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