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Make Me King

Mountain Man, Book 5
Narrated by: R. C. Bray
Series: Mountain Man, Book 5
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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Summary

After the apocalypse, the world’s most valuable resource is the people that remain. And the knowledge and skills they possess.

On the island of Big Tancook, Collie Jones is making plans. She informs the islanders that it’s time to resume her original mission - to find other survivors, screen them, and return them to the island. Every survivor she brings back is one more valuable addition to the skill and gene pool.

But first, she must return to the place whence she came.

She must secure the elaborate government bunker called Whitecap and its vast stores of munitions within.

With a small group accompanying her - including Gus Berry, the Mountain Man - the islanders will once again return to the mainland and confront a new enemy.

An enemy who has the very same goal of locating survivors, but for a different purpose.

To build an empire.

Contains coarse language and violence.

©2019 Keith C. Blackmore (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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Welcome Back Old Friend!

Ah of all the post apocalyptic characters you've ever wanted to spend more time with surely Gus, The Mountain Man has to be right up there among the very best. And he's back! But of course this isn't quite the same Gus that we first fell in love with, he's sober for a start. Who knew as those brilliant people at the AA set up their programs and their meetings that all you really needed to do was to survive a few years of a zombie apocalypse? That's as designed by Keith C Blackmore of course, ordinary zombie apocalypses need not apply! He's also a slightly more banged up Gus but the brilliant news is that while he has changed a bit he's still that flawed mound of human being that we've come to love.

Being out walking, driving, running and falling over with The Mountain Man again has been a real highlight of my listening year so far. This book takes the series in a whole new direction, with added weirdness. Yes, I know a series that has brought us playpens full of gnashing heads and even that maternity ward nightmare has found new ways to be weird, you have been warned! Most of the time it's been very much about how the day to day is transformed with ordinary people in extreme situations but the series took on a gradually grander scale as the enemies became increasingly human. This one propels us even further along that line with more sci-fi elements tagging into it and after a reasonably Gus-paced opening the action starts coming thick and fast with a feeling more akin to something like the Arisen series than The Mountain Man by the end.

But never fear there is plenty of that special brand of humanity that only Gus can bring and when he's teamed up with Collie Jones, a woman as scary as the apocalypse itself, his heart is just as much at risk as his miserable skin. Blackmore is a clever writer and while the story behind the apocalypse is explored a little more he finds ever new inventive ways to torture his long-suffering hero and drag at his heartstrings. You really are going to want to sit poor Gus down and pour some of the Captain's remedy down him on more than one occasion during this one.

The performance, I really don't need to say anything other than it would have been a crime if Podium had chosen anyone else and I would have done a Collie Jones on them if they had!

So, a bit different in character, a bit more Sci-fi in nature but it's still Gus and Blackmore is still throwing every kind of viscera at him that you can imagine with Gus actually ending up smellier than he has ever been before at times as hard as that is to believe.

Just wonderful.

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Mixed emotions

Was good, if I read it right, Could be left open for one last book, don't want the series to end as such, but not as good as the other books.

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Another great chapter in the Mountain Man saga

Absolutely love this series, also excellently read by R.C.Bray.. Gus is such a great character

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Just wish It was longer

Make me king has definitely lived up to the standard set in the previous books

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Gus is back!

So excited to have another instalment of this series. Definitely lives up to the high bar set by the earlier books, can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Tj
  • 22-02-20

Another great listen

Was fantastic to catch up with the crew again, and hear the backstories of some of them, fast paced, good action, good humour and tied in nicely with the previous books, only 1 small thing was wrong, too short , however, now knowing from a kindle reader it will be continued... 😄 yesssss!!! Bring it on!

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Another

Another grand performance by Mr Bray ,another book caused thoughts to Sway,
Another Gus his price seemed paid, it seems the guy just can't get laid,
Another credit the price I paid Mr Blackmore thankyou, for 11 hrs it made half my day,
Another number to 6 I see, when a dog Is neutered by the ruthless Collie.
Another please .

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Have enjoyed this series so much

Story and narrative are both good, Gus is a great character, can't recommend enough

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Gus is back, so cool

I was surprised, but very happy to hear that the mountain man series was continuing. I have just one question "when is this awesome book series going to be made into a film or series?".

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  • Jeffrey and Melissa
  • 19-02-20

FAN-FRACKING-TASTIC!!!!

Blackmore just opened up a whole new can of whoopass, expanded the Mountain man universe with this incredible story. RC Bray bright back old friends, and introduced us to New ones, and of course new ball-breaking bad guys, peppered with monsters. this series is my favorite in the genre, and podium audio is a top notch outfit, never disappoints me. Kieth is a genius at stringing words together and Bob brings it all to life, I can't recommend this series enough. at the end of this story, Bray asks the reader to visit them in social media, so come join the fan group 50 shades of Bray on Facebook, a group of fans who Geek out on all of these great stories in the Bray universe!!

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  • Shae
  • 21-02-20

best yet <br />

Blackmore's best writing yet. When you combine this with R.C. Bray's narration you get an instant classic. Most series get watered down over time but the mountain man series continue to just get better. Highly recommend this series.

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  • pistolannie
  • 21-02-20

Mountain Man is never a disappointment!

I was disappointed when the book ended. I need to hear more of the story. Hopefully Mountain Man 6 will come out soon. I absolutely love this series!

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  • timothy
  • 18-02-20

Better

No more clipping in the audio.
Much better now that they fixed the issue.
I'm happy with my purchase.

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  • bob
  • 25-02-20

Another smashing success by Blackmore!!

This series is truly one of my favorites of all time . The characters are amazing,the story well developed,and the narration is top notch.

Couldn't have asked for a better addition to the story.

My only gripe is that I have to wait for an undetermined period of time for book 6....but I'm sure it will be worth it!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-02-20

The Best So Far

The best so far in the series! I am eagerly waiting for the next book!!

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  • Nicole Whitney
  • 24-02-20

Best series!!

I love, love, love this series! would all be great as movies!! Love R.C. Bray!

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  • Vida T. Yancy
  • 24-02-20

Yeaaa Gus!

One of the best! Great plot that worried me until the end! A shout out to R.C. Bray! Terrific multiple voices narration!

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  • Jamie Pock
  • 24-02-20

Another perfect addition to the saga

Keith knocks it outta the park once again. keeping things fresh even when it comes to zombies. I won't spoil it. a master piece

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  • Bill
  • 24-02-20

Makes me want to listen to the whole series again<br />

Best book of the series! Listened in a day, that's how gripping and action packed and yes at times very comical. Hope there is a 6.