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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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    Pa Pritchard. 11/11/2015
    Pa Pritchard. 11/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not put it down."

    Highly recommend audio book , really enjoyed this one. I found the narrative engaging. Overall a very enjoyable zombie tale.
    Good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    danny 04/01/2017
    danny 04/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "The best zombie book ever "

    good action, good story, the main character is pretty bad ass.
    Captain Morgan told me it was he's favorite book to listened too

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S 02/03/2016
    S 02/03/2016
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    "Quite enjoyable but left me somewhat unsatisfied"
    Any additional comments?

    It's a very entertaining book, specially with the performance of R.C. Bray, however it suffers from what I feel is the "mainstream" zombie theme; zombies in the story are the type that are so slow, dumb, exploitable and easy to kill that it makes it really hard to believe how it all became an "apocalypse".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Blue Star 14/08/2015
    Blue Star 14/08/2015

    From the deep blue south where the stars shine bright.

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    "Didn't get much work done this week"

    Loved it, finished it in a week. Good flow to story, usually read a book and pick holes in the story, but not with this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 05/08/2015
    Steve 05/08/2015
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    "Awesome,had me from the jump."

    Hey everyone, I'd just like to say I'm so glad I listened to the hospital first then straight into this the mountain men 1-3 .
    I loved how it was so well written & you fell in love with sertant carictors ,& hate certain ones as it was a great story & I must get book 4 to finish the set

    but yes top stars for overall package.. great vision & perspective.

    Cheers smitty.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    15/08/2017
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    "I'm so happy I downloaded this!"

    This trilogy was amazing, kept me drawn in for the entire time and I want more! The narrator is the only narrator so far I enjoy listening to as well!

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    michael 05/07/2017
    michael 05/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "my first zombie book"

    I'm glad the first book on zombies was good .
    As always R.C. Bray was outstanding in his performance and the story top notch....full stars for all...

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    leigh Denham 06/06/2017
    leigh Denham 06/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Gruesome Zombie Apocalypse"

    R.C.Bray captures the feel of Mountain Man. Engaging story telling .
    The author created some interesting characters and gruesome visuals of the Zombie apocalypse. Exciting, easy to follow and I'll definitely be purchasing more.

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    Jet 15/02/2017
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    "Great exciting and unpredictable story line."

    The reader is perfect for this role. Amazing books that are lucky to be available in an Omnibus. Start with the Hospital a free short story that leads into this trilogy and you can't go wrong.

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    Robert Canberra 30/11/2016
    Robert Canberra 30/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Mountain Omnibus Edition"

    R C Bray at his best. Loved it. Even had a soft spot for the Norsemen and Tenner. Book 4 here I come hoping Scott and Gus paths cross again and they ""reunite" with the Captain and his marines "Uh yer!!!!".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    6/10/15
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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.

    110 of 112 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.

    19 of 21 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.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    Peekskill, NY, United States
    7/09/15
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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.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen Mitchell
    Newhall, Ca USA
    26/08/15
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    "Apocoliptic Omnibus"
    What did you love best about The Mountain Man Omnibus?

    Mountain Man was a great addition to the genre because of the detail and full realization of the story. A lot of novels in the zombie biz have to short some areas to fit within the confines of a quick read. the Mountain Man series gets away from this by having a long view of the story. There are just as many descriptions of boring, do nothing days, as there are of quick intense action! I love that balance and full enjoy the series.


    7 of 8 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.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • scott
    1/08/15
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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!!

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Bob
    20/06/17
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    "Never finished book 3"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is a tired version of the Walking Dead without the pretty girls.


    What could Keith C. Blackmore have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The story was just not credible and it was getting boring.


    Do you think The Mountain Man Omnibus needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I stopped the book at the beginning of book 3 - it got too dumb


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry I am in a minority here.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    Ooltewah, Tn, United States
    5/09/15
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    "Great Zombie book even it that's not your genre!"

    I usually stay in the mystery/espionage genre, but decided to try something different. This was a really good series and the narrator was spot on!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Josh
    4/09/15
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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.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    31/08/16
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    "Laid-back Zombie Horror"

    This really is good value, three books for one credit and the best part of thirty hours audio. Mountain Man takes a fairly laid back approach to the zombie genre and pitches you straight into the post-apocalypse. No creepy prologue, no building of the tension, no panic as the zombies gradually take over the world. Instead we join Gus, the Mountain Man, who has managed a life of relative luxury for himself by post-apocalyptic standards thanks to finding a fortunate location to hole up in. He spends most of his time drunk and isn’t exactly the sophisticated socialite around town . . . so naturally I loved him! There’s very little new here for fans of the genre except perhaps the often more laid back approach to the whole situation.

    Don’t be fooled though, these books don’t exactly hold back many punches when it comes to the horror sides of either zombies or the residual humanity. The genuinely evil Tenner will put paid to any doubts about that. You can if you want do a check on horror levels and some of the style of the books by listening to “The Hospital” which is a free, short prequel which goes rather further than I had imagined it would in the maternity ward. If you are okay with that then you should be okay with the rest but note it is as gruesome as most books of this kind. Gus’s attempts at self-dentistry at one point did have me genuinely wincing . . .

    The series gets criticised a lot for being repetitive and I can see that. There’s a lot of fight zombies, get drunk, wake up with a hangover in the first couple of books and when a new undead terror emerges it almost seems like the groups of characters take turns to have the same battle against them. That said, the three books included here have very distinctive characters. The first introduces the two main protagonists in Gus and Scott as well as the evil Tenner. The second sees Gus alone doing his “Castaway” thing trying to survive alone and it gets pretty claustrophobic at times in that addled mind of his. The third and longest follows Scott’s story on his mission of revenge. It’s much more a standard post-apocalyptic zombie story with one or two human and added undead horrors thrown in.

    The narration, the great RC Bray, possibly not quite as at home with these as say the Arisen series but still excellent nonetheless. In all, three books in one, check out the free short in The Hospital if you have doubts and if you like that these three books for one credit represent a high value proposition. It’s a mix of black humour and plenty of horror / violence. If that’s your thing, these are worth checking out.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • tammy
    9/05/16
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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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Revey
    rhondda, mid glam, United Kingdom
    20/03/16
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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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • terry
    23/07/16
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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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel Beedham
    5/07/16
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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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jamie
    Belfast, NI
    11/10/15
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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!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Ireland
    21/01/17
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    "You Can't Put it Down"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The writing is brilliant and is reinforced by excellent narration. There is a very strong story with great 3-dimensional characters immersed in a very believable world.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gus. He was funny and endearing.


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

    All of it. The man was born to narrate audio books. Having been a member of audible on and off for several years I was about to cancel my membership As I'd run out of non-fiction books to listen to. As I had 1 credit left I bought a fiction book to give it a try. The narration by R.C. Bray blew me away as I expected the same monotone type of narration you get in non-fiction titles - I had no idea fiction narration was so immersive and characterised. R.C. Bray is responsible for keeping me an audible member and I expect to stay a member for life.


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

    When Scott left Gus and the mountain "retreat", I was thinking "are you mad man? You've got it made here."


    Any additional comments?

    I have only 2 problems with the Mountain Man books:<br/><br/>1. Firstly the author can tend to repeat himself sometimes. For example, I only need to know that zombies walking with their arms outstretched look like the want a hug once and with so few characters in an apocalyptic world I'm surprised that there is more than one with a chiselled chin - I won't even get into my surprise at the number of characters who defecate themselves. <br/><br/>2. The book ended.<br/><br/>Apart from the minor annoyance of some repeated descriptive writing the Mountain Man is an exceptionally well written piece of fiction this is superbly narrated. Even if you don't usually listen to the genre give the free sample (The Hospital) a try and I bet you will want to get the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J.E
    12/06/16
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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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • adrienne w.
    12/04/16
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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
  • The lone voice
    2/03/16
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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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