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The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story Audiobook

The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

"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.
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"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

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    Slim Richmond, Virginia 09-26-15
    Slim Richmond, Virginia 09-26-15

    Double Major in Criminal Justice/Crime Scene Investigation With A Minor in Psychology and Early Childhood Education

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    "Good book"

    Pretty good short story. Great for a quick read. This story was well written and kind of creepy I would recommend.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Yuvett Parkville, MO, United States 05-20-14
    Yuvett Parkville, MO, United States 05-20-14

    I was very lonely as a teen and books were my escape. Thanks to my father who introduced me to the love of reading.

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    "Not Your Usual Last Action Hero"
    What other book might you compare The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story to and why?

    I am sure "The Walking Dead" series came to most peoples mind.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 04-25-15
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 04-25-15 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "40 ROLLS OF ASS CLEANING GOODNESS"

    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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Venatries 05-14-14 Member Since 2013

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    "Not Sure About This Series?"

    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.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-16-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great surprise"
    Where does The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely a great short story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is explained in detail. I was pleasantly surprised and sad when it ended so soon.


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the great work. I loved it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    The Zombie Specialist Secret Fortress 06-11-14
    The Zombie Specialist Secret Fortress 06-11-14 Member Since 2014

    the world's fastest fat man

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    "Your worse fears about hospitals and then some!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it is a nice short and sharp story. With excellent narration and it will leave the listener wanting more!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story?

    I like how the main character does a roving commentary of his plans and habits


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Another one of Bray's excellent works. I buy books now sorely because of his narration


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Attack of the blood sucking babies


    Any additional comments?

    Just download it! And you may as well download the followup book. I just wish the author would write the next one!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Landon B. Front Royal, Virginia 03-23-16
    Landon B. Front Royal, Virginia 03-23-16
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    "Good Book"
    If you could sum up The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story in three words, what would they be?

    I liked this book it had my attention from beginning to end couldn't stop listening to it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything


    Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

    all


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leon 01-14-15
    Leon 01-14-15 Member Since 2015

    Loving books :) Quick and honest reviews.

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    "Zombie surprise"
    Where does The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story?

    The narration of this books is awesome, disturbing and well done. Really enjoyed it.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah J. Richardson AUSTIN, TEXAS, US 04-11-14
    Deborah J. Richardson AUSTIN, TEXAS, US 04-11-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Probably. It was a little different from typical end of the world zombies.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The guy having to scrounge around for supplies.


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

    Very clear pronunciations and very easy to understand.


    If you could take any character from The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would NOT take any of them out.


    Any additional comments?

    It was ok. It kept me interested to see how it ended.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Frankston South, Australia 05-08-14
    Ian Frankston South, Australia 05-08-14 Member Since 2010

    Movie loving Brit living Down Under. Anything 'end of the world' themed usually gets my attention, but The Stand has yet to be beat.

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    "Kind of Undersells Book 2"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Meeting Gus.


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Did The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story inspire you to do anything?

    I bought book 2.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Horley, United Kingdom
    4/8/14
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    "Lovely freebie!"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • mr j w whiting
    3/29/15
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    "Easy reading"

    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..

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Leanne
    2/12/15
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cuckoosuzie
    Uk
    5/26/14
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    "Very discriptive"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain man Story the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain man Story to, and why?

    Can honestly say it was as scarey as Dean Coombes Watchers. They are not my normal read.


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

    Excellent performance


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me hold my breathe in suspense. Makes your heart beat fast. Not good when driving


    Any additional comments?

    I needed to Finnish the book but won't be listening to it again, that is just me just not in my comfort zone.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. A. J. H. Jackson
    London, UK.
    5/7/14
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    "Excellent - have already download Mountain Man!"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rsh
    11/5/15
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona R
    5/5/14
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    "Too much blood....."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No it was too graphic for me


    What was most disappointing about Keith C. Blackmore’s story?

    Loopholes... For instance he had diesel for the truck but no toilet rolls??


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration was good and clear.


    Was The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain man Story worth the listening time?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A good book if you like blood and violence! Not a taxing storyline.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    4/28/16
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    "Hits you"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    4/22/16
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    "An Ok Short Story"
    What did you like best about The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain man Story? What did you like least?

    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.


    Has The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain man Story put you off other books in this genre?

    Not at all, this is a genre I love.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    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.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    United Kingdom
    4/21/16
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    "If you love the end of the world. ...."

    An introduction to the Mountain Man series, of which there are now four books. Good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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