"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before. A short story of approximately 9,500 words. The first story of the "Mountain Man" series. Contains language and graphic violence. If you enjoy this, check out the rest of the series.
©2012 Keith C. Blackmore (P)2014 Podium Publishing
I'd rewrite it to better suit the tone of book 2. As a standalone story it rates about an 'ok'. It's typical horror and seems to be written primarily for shock-value. Book 2 is almost the opposite of this.
He's fast becoming my favourite narrator. Manages to avoid the 'tough guy with gravelly' voice cliche whilst still making everyone distinct. He also does female voices very well.
I bought book 2.
I'm complaining about something that's free, but I just think book 1 might put some people off reading book 2 which would be a shame.
Definitely a great short story.
It is explained in detail. I was pleasantly surprised and sad when it ended so soon.
No, I haven't.
Keep up the great work. I loved it.
Probably. It was a little different from typical end of the world zombies.
The guy having to scrounge around for supplies.
Very clear pronunciations and very easy to understand.
I would NOT take any of them out.
It was ok. It kept me interested to see how it ended.
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My only complaint about The Hospital is that its too short. Blackmore introduces us to a world that has been ravaged by some sort of plague, thank you for not getting into it, the type of world that I have become accustomed to. The Mountain Man Augustus Berry, star of the series, reminds me of a character that I know of but cannot for the life of me remember who, there is a reason he is a survivor, let me leave it at that. This is a short account of one of his scavenging run where he decided to scour a hospital for supplies. Here he encounters a demented crazy woman and finds that there are many thing much more frightening that the undead. If you are like me and want another zombie series to listen to, please join me and check out the rest of the series in the very near future.
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I was very lonely as a teen and books were my escape. Thanks to my father who introduced me to the love of reading.
I am sure "The Walking Dead" series came to most peoples mind.
I love it when I get a taste of a book especially just a sample of one like "The Hospital" makes me more inclined to spend my credits or buy it. The narrator R. C. Bray set the tone for the book he keep me mesmerized to the storyline. I like the fact that that the main character of the book is not no super hero but just an ordinary man without any training in weapons or combat just a "plain Joe" that everyone can relate so far. I will get the next in the series after enjoying this sample.
Avid Zombie fan who's starting to listen to more and more Fantasy and Sci-Fi stories. So, my description is apt to change. Dog lover who's known to have cats. LOL C# coder, part-time prepper, B movie fan, AMC watcher, recovering but successful day trader, perpetual student, overjoyed uncle, former adrenaline junkie with a flare for cooking, and lots more. LOL
yup, i'd be messed up too if what happened to gus happened to me in this short story.
the hospital is a 60 minute story about the horrors of a hospital after a zombie apocylapse. gus stops by a hospital to scavenge for supplies when he runs into more than he expected.
if you read mountain man, then this will tell you why gus is the drunk he is. it fills in a little more of his story.
if i had listened to this before i listened to mountain man, then i may not have liked it as much.
as a short story, it's filled with violence and horror, and you don't get a sense of gus, except that he's the wrong person in the wrong place at the wrong time.the scenes are quite graphic!
the last 45 minutes is a preview of the mountain. it turned out to be a pretty good story.
There are few things better than a good story well told!
I got this after listening to the Mountain Man and I get why the reviews for The Hospital are on the average side. In the Hospital you get a taste of who Gus is but just a taste. Do yourself a favor and get The Mountain Man. You'll get to know Gus better and enjoy Mr. Blackmore's fine story telling skills. I really liked that story and I am looking forward to more of the Mountain Man.
The story line seems to be good and the narrator is astounding but there is too much swearing in places that make no sense. It's "F" this and that and too much "S" to wade through. It ruins what might have been a good story.
His voice and inflections are superb with just enough dramatization to draw you in.
Couldn't get past the obligatory swearing to finish the story. I bailed early.
the world's fastest fat man
Yes, because it is a nice short and sharp story. With excellent narration and it will leave the listener wanting more!
I like how the main character does a roving commentary of his plans and habits
Another one of Bray's excellent works. I buy books now sorely because of his narration
Attack of the blood sucking babies
Just download it! And you may as well download the followup book. I just wish the author would write the next one!
Nerve wracking and disturbing
Yes. I've listened to several of his performances. He makes all of these books come to life.
This book was good...good enough to get me to buy the 1st in the series. It was also disturbing...this could be because I'm a new mother. I'm not bothered by gore (which this book has) but shows zombies in a way I've never seen. Definitely worth the read though. Lots of adventure and suspense. And I can't say enough about R.C. Bray.
This is a great freebie, with also a free chapter to his book topped on the end... a little gory, but a very gripping short story. Hoped to see more from this chappie, but only 1 other listed :( I shall; be getting that next book shortly!
I thought it was very descriptive, and held my interest even though I wasn't sure what to expect next. It is not a book I should have listened to driving home on my own on a dark wet night. But saying that I then sat up in bed listening to the end because I needed to know what happened.
Can honestly say it was as scarey as Dean Coombes Watchers. They are not my normal read.
It made me hold my breathe in suspense. Makes your heart beat fast. Not good when driving
I needed to Finnish the book but won't be listening to it again, that is just me just not in my comfort zone.
"Excellent - have already download Mountain Man!"
A very gripping intro to the series introducing the main character and environment. I have already bought Mountain Man before my credits rolled over as I couldn't wait to get stuck in.
"Gory and unpleasant"
The title gave no clue as to genre, so I was unprepared for the nasty content. I would have preferred not to have started the book.
More plot, less gore.
Still wondering what was the point of the story?
"A good prequel to the main Mountain Man stories"
Story and the voiceover
the rest of the Mountain man books
It was just spot on
No but I did as I was driving
Buy the kindle books
"A Gory Thriller."
I really enjoyed this book. Listening to this even inspired me to listen to more books by this author.
I like the gritty approach to the way the character sees the new world and the fight for survival.
Gus was great and gritty but Alice was awesome and my favourite.
A gritty zombie horror at its best.
Hooked from the first few words.
The author and the narrator grab you and immerse you in a very atmospheric story from the off, so much so that I bought the next book immediately and i have not been disappointed.
I love the genre anyway but there is so much c**p out there that this short story is a breath of fresh air.
Incredibly it's free! so do yourself a favour and grab is straight away.
"B-Movie kid's stuff"
Written something better. This is standard B-movie zombie rubbish.
He does well despite the poor story-line, poor english and poor characterisation. He could have narrated a good book.
Good job it was free.
"Too much blood....."
No it was too graphic for me
Loopholes... For instance he had diesel for the truck but no toilet rolls??
The narration was good and clear.
A good book if you like blood and violence! Not a taxing storyline.
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