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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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Publisher's 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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I thought by book 5 it would be flagging...

but I was so wrong. I bought it purely because I loved the other 4 and was hoping it wouldn't ruin the series; where book 4 left off felt like a bit of an ending and I wasn't sure it could pick up from there. I really loved this one and I'm actually excited for the next one to come out. Narration was awesome as usual. If you liked the previous 4, I can't imagine how you would not like this one. As usual, I wish it were longer :)

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Keeps getting better

Got the first three books on special, didn't know anything about the story or the author, been hooked ever since!

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Blackmore, Bray and Berry ...

... you could build a sky-scraper on this trio they're that solid. Gus introduced me to the ZA world in Audible and I hope he stays with me for a long time to come. More Mountain Man please, gentlemen, We'll tell you when to stop! :)

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Another great book

only took me a few days to finish this one. Now i'll have to wait for the next one.

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Mountain Man book 5

Loved it. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all 5 audible books in this series. Can’t wait for No. 6

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RC Bray - New Fave Narrator

I loved this series. Great character and RC Bray is my new favourite. The Captain - right up there with Wilson - you turned him into an awesome character. And dont get me started on the bad guys - they'd leave Neegan shaking in his boots. Certainly won't be disappointed if the series continues. Loved the prequels.

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love it!

love it. please don't stop. poor Gus but what a legend. I'm a painter myself so very entertaining

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Mountain Man 5!!! What a brilliant series!!!!!

Our Favorite Hero Gus! What a brilliant Author! You Must read all the series, It will keep you up at night, in total suspense! We got very little sleep reading this series!! Bring on number 6!!!!! Our lives are incomplete without the Mountain man and Colly! Move over and make way King and Koonts!! a New Horror writer is passing you by!!

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Freaking Awesome!

Not really a gun fighting girl... but damn I am loving this.The story just keeps reeling you in.... when you know your near then end and there is so much action you don't want it to end... Well done! Can not wait to see Collie go kick some Dog Tongue butt and the Tankooniens take over the bunker.....

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Another Winner

Riveting from start to finish. Leaves us with more to come, So the story continues. I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Claudia
  • 06-03-2020

Gus gets Woke

Is this Mountain Man aka Gus or Mountain Woman Collie???? Just like the zombie apocalypse, Wokeness has taken over all media. Gus is just along for the ride while the sassy Collie is always smarter, stronger and tougher than our main character. Give Collie her own series and give us back the old Gus!!!

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  • Brutis
  • 12-03-2020

Disappointing

This started as a good series but now is just a disappointment. The hereo is second fiddle now. An the crazy plot holes They start from the get go from shooting the guys with the slaves. Only they didn't know they had slaves or anything about them. So we are left with the idea our heroes were killing people for kicks. Crossbows that reach people using snipper rifles and on and on.

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  • les
  • 20-02-2020

Emotional walking dead

Going sound sexist but in a apocalyptic book where the book is based on zombies, manuel labor and shooting the men can't be punks while the female is the alpha. There no place for those type of men this is Sparta! Or wondering if a women likes you lol

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  • Jeffrey and Melissa
  • 19-02-2020

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
  • 21-02-2020

best yet

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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  • Aj
  • 02-03-2020

A struggle - so far

The series has been really good so far, but for some reason this one is really hard to get into. I honestly feel - 4 hours into the book - the series could have ended with the last book. I’ll update the review when I can get to the end of the book...sorry.

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  • Wargolem
  • 26-02-2020

One of my favorite storylines.

Not your normal zombie faire. It is a good storyline with some serious twists and turns.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-02-2020

awesome

Loved the characters, writing, development, narration. Was gripping my seat at some points, sobbing at one point, laughing, cheering, just an awesome ride.

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  • Vida T. Yancy
  • 24-02-2020

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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  • pistolannie
  • 21-02-2020

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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  • Simon
  • 20-02-2020

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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  • Dawn M C
  • 16-06-2020

Need the next one.

Completely captivating, can't wait for the next book. I have enjoyed everyone so far.

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  • Ka Livingstone
  • 10-04-2020

make me king

Just a great book, fast paced. KC Blackmore. please hurry and write the next one!!!

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  • Karl Oneill
  • 13-10-2020

Outstanding

Love this series such a great adventure with a few twists that keep you feeling sorry for poor Gus.

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  • Leon
  • 02-10-2020

love the wit

I absolutely love the mountain man book collection I love the wit the sarcasm the story I'm engulfed with them every step of the way and Guss is a great character I thought book 4 was the end this just took it to another level I'm already in anticipation of the next one.

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  • Kiki
  • 27-09-2020

Blackmore and bray back at it

this is hands down one of the best series going.however I do hope they finish it on a high rather than dragging it along like some well known tv series. Blackmore and bray are a match mate in heaven, and this book delivers as do the rest.

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  • Quirkyjay
  • 14-09-2020

Another good one

Loved this latest Mountain Man as much as all the others. Great to be back in the company of Gus and Collie. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-2020

Twisted

A really enjoyable twisted take on the usual mountain man series Great story Great narration loved it

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  • Monkey Monkton
  • 04-09-2020

loved it

Great book great series great writer I loved every minute of this mountain man collection I just hope there is a number 6

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  • Tracey
  • 01-09-2020

FANTASTIC

I absolutely LOVED the further adventures of an ordinary guy, Gus, trying to stay alive, and do the right thing. Keith C Blackmore doesn't waste a single sentence, and R C Bray ratchets up the pace with excellent narration. So looking forward to the next book. keep up the superb work Keith.