"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
Double Major in Criminal Justice/Crime Scene Investigation With A Minor in Psychology and Early Childhood Education
Pretty good short story. Great for a quick read. This story was well written and kind of creepy I would recommend.
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.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
If my headline bothers you, stop now, you will hate this book. Augustus Berry is not the most cultured of men. He is fat, balding and loves to drink himself to a stupor. He has no military experience (how unique is that for a Zombie book.), he survives, because he has watched enough horror movies to know the correct way to behave in an apocalypse.
This is gory, scary and smelly. Yea, you will smell things you don't want to smell. It is not just bloody and gory, it is very scary. Watch out for the Stephen King's "Misery" scene, but mostly watch out for the babies!!
At the time I am writing, this is free. Get this in your library before someone changes their mind. This is the best short story I have listened to, Paid for, or otherwise in a long time.
R.C. Bray is one of those narrators that is the tipping point for a book, when you are trying to decide if you should purchase.
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.
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.
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!
I liked this book it had my attention from beginning to end couldn't stop listening to it.
Loving books :) Quick and honest reviews.
It was good.I did not read the summary of the book before listening so I didn't expect a zombie book but it was well written and disturbing.
The narration of this books is awesome, disturbing and well done. Really enjoyed 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.
Movie loving Brit living Down Under. Anything 'end of the world' themed usually gets my attention, but The Stand has yet to be beat.
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.
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!
If you just want something to while the hours away then this will do you fine.... It lacks the elegance of others in its genre but the basics are there and it's very easy to get into the main character..
"Dark zombie short story"
This is quite a dark, gory zombie tale.
Darker than the Walking Dead, In my opinion. Some of the aspects of the story seem to be in there just for shock value. Not really my taste, I won't bother with any more in the series.
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.
"An engrossing listen with dark moments"
An enjoyable listen. The hospital is a great title, not representing what's within. Quite a creepy story with some shocks included. I liked the narration. No nonsense with a pace that kept your attention. Will be looking for more from this author.
"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.
Take a ride with Gus into his world of the undead.
Like a point of view camera into hell.
I was lost in this story from start to end and left looking for the next in the saga.
Zombie classic that is in line to be a movie.
"An Ok Short Story"
I love apocalyptic literature and zombies stories. This was a decent short story but felt like it could have been beefed up a bit more. I don't understand how the babies were able to bite anyone though, generally speaking, babies don't have teeth - could have done with a better explanation there, or even changed them to toddlers, that would make more sense.
Not at all, this is a genre I love.
Narrator was ok when speaking in his normal voice, but his attempt to impersonate a woman's voice was atrocious. The woman's voice was quite off-putting and spoiled the flow of the story. Would have worked best if he hadn't changed his own voice at all as he does have a lovely speaking voice generally.
As a short story, there isn't really enough content to make it into a film, unless it was a film short. I would watch it if it was adapted.
"If you love the end of the world. ...."
An introduction to the Mountain Man series, of which there are now four books. Good.
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