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 ..Show More »a very similar way. Definitely take a break between each book otherwise it's a struggle!
There’s no messing about building up the tension of the zombie apocalypse here, no creepy beginnings, no stories of panic spreading across the globe. ..Show More » Some of that presumably occurs in the free prequel “The Hospital” which I shall read soon. Mountain Man drops you straight into Gus’s world, a decent enough bloke that just happens to still be surviving, in relative comfort, two years after the dead have made a mess of civilisation. As a result this probably isn’t the best book to choose if you haven’t read a book of this genre before.
For those who have followed the genre this gets straight in there to follow Gus through his drink haze as he tries to maintain what by post apocalypse standards is a pretty impressive lifestyle. As usual the living pose as much of a threat as the dead and both types of danger feature heavily. There are some quite funny moments, this isn’t entirely serious and that’s probably a good thing to prepare the reader for what is a quite spectacular ending where Gus suddenly produces an elite special forces like performance.
The narration. R.C Bray. I think the guy would have my pulse quickening if he read me a railway timetable. Somehow he manages to put a level of authority and meaning into even the most mundane of sentences. I’m not sure if this story with its less serious nature suits him quite as much as say the Arisen series but he is still a supreme narrator for this kind of fiction.
Mountain Man sets us up nicely for the rest of the series with some engaging characters both good and bad. It leans heavily on standard zombie lore and doesn’t pretend to be anything that it’s not. The only reason that I wouldn’t recommend this edition of the book to a fan of the genre is that you can now get an Omnibus of this plus the next two books all in one for a single credit!
Well, i really love R.C. Brays reading so i liked this book alot more than if i had read it physically.
The first book was rather great. Ther..Show More »e was human interaction and believable action. This one however features Gus as Tom Hanks in "Cast Away" with his very own Wilson to talk to.
I found it rather boring at times and my mind driftet off elsewhere while R.C. Bray so excellently read the words out loud.
The ending was abit confusing as well. Did Gus die, since book 3 does not involve him, or do we get more Gus in book 4? I really didnt like the Scott character so i dont feel like listening to book 3 either. Currently busy with the Survival series from A. American, and was very pleased with "The Second After" amongst other good listens.
After book 2 which I found to be pretty poor I was undecided if I should go for Halifax. In the end Im glad I did. Its not that book 2 did not have it..Show More »s good parts, but it was the constant repitition that at times made it unbearable. Some editing would make it a much better book. This book, Halifax,, thankfully suffered less from repitition but could have still done with some more editing to cut out some of the dead wood. Having said that its a good story that rolls along at a pace, with some very good characterisation.