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The Mountain Between Us Audiobook
The Mountain Between Us
Written by: 
Charles Martin
Narrated by: 
George Newbern
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The Mountain Between Us Audiobook

The Mountain Between Us: A Novel

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On a stormy winter night, two strangers wait for a flight at the Salt Lake City airport. Ashley Knox is an attractive, successful writer, who is flying East for her much anticipated wedding. Dr. Ben Payne has just wrapped up a medical conference and is also eager to get back East for a slate of surgeries he has scheduled for the following day. When the last outgoing flight is cancelled due to a broken de-icer and a forthcoming storm, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get back just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack mid-flight, and the plane crashes into the High Uintas Wilderness - one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.

Ben, who has broken ribs and Ashley, who suffers a terrible leg fracture, along with the pilot's dog, are faced with an incredibly harrowing battle to survive. Fortunately, Ben is a medical professional and avid climber. With little hope for rescue, he must nurse Ashley back to health and figure out how they are going to get off the mountain, where the temperature hovers in the teens.

Meanwhile, Ashley soon realizes that the very private Ben has some serious emotional wounds to heal as well. He explains to Ashley that he is separated from his beloved wife, but in a long standing tradition, he faithfully records messages for her on his voice recorder, reflecting on their love affair. As Ashley eavesdrops on Ben's tender words to his estranged wife she comes to fear that when it comes to her own love story, she's just settling. And what's more: she begins to realize that the man she is really attracted to, the man she may love, is Ben.

©2010 Charles Martin (P)2010 Random House

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    jannie saint cloud, FL, United States 08-21-12
    jannie saint cloud, FL, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "CHARLES MARTIN IS ONE OF BEST STORY-TELLERS"
    What made the experience of listening to The Mountain Between Us the most enjoyable?

    The not knowing where the author was going and from whence he came.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mountain Between Us?

    Realizing why Mr. Martin wrote story.


    What about George Newbern’s performance did you like?

    Believable narrative.


    Any additional comments?

    Will purchase more of this author's works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura United States 08-17-12
    Laura United States 08-17-12
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    "LOVE ALL MARTIN BOOKS!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a great story. I loved it and loved the ending.. I can't believe that I did not see it coming.I would recommend this and any Charles Martin books. The story lines are all creative, the characters are always those you would like to continue to know more about even when the story ends.. I always love the themes of overcoming suffering, the love of father, tragedy, true character, real friendship that crosses cultural barriers, true love that transcends worldliness, selflessness, I could go on and on.. Oh, and suffering loss of a loved one, too.. I started reading when crickets cry just after the death of my 21 yo. sister.. Listening to Charles Martin's books has lifted my spirits and made me want to be a better mother, wife, friend.. made me want to be more true and authentic.. helped remind me of the beauty in the outdoors.. cherishing things you cannot put a price on. I would read this one and any others.. chasing fireflies, when crickets cry, Thunder and Rain, The dead don't dance and Maggie.. Sadly, i think I only have one left to read.. then Ill have to find another author's work to devour!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mountain Between Us?

    When he spoke into his recorder at the rehearsal dinner.... when they saw the A frame from afar..


    Which character – as performed by George Newbern – was your favorite?

    Ben Payne


    If you could rename The Mountain Between Us, what would you call it?

    Pieces of Me? But I like the current title just fine :)


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    Scotty 08-10-12
    Scotty 08-10-12

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    "Wow, Great, Surprising!"

    So enjoyed this audio. Couldn't put it down! George Newbern was perfect for it. Wow, again! What a surprise ending. This is a book you have to listen to. Once again, Charles Martin has done it. Another great book. It's a must listen.

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    aj Collegedale, TN, United States 04-23-12
    aj Collegedale, TN, United States 04-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "FANTASTIC! AWESOME!"
    If you could sum up The Mountain Between Us in three words, what would they be?

    MOST BEAUTIFUL STORY


    What did you like best about this story?

    IT IS CLEAN, UPLIFTING, ENTERTAINING, ENTHRALLING, SUSPENSEFUL, AND A BEAUTIFUL STORY.


    Any additional comments?

    A VERY WORTHWHILE LISTEN

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Jackson, GA, United States 03-23-11
    Cindy Jackson, GA, United States 03-23-11
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    "Narrator :("

    I have just begun listening to this book and know I won't be disappointed with the story because Charles Martin is a gifted and talented writer whom I thoroughly enjoy; however, I am having a hard time wanting to continue listening because of the narration......it is monotone and boring at best. I teach second graders who can read more enthusiasm and expression! This is my first Martin audiobook purchase and will probably be my last if this is the narrator for all of his books.

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    11-24-10
    11-24-10
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    "The Mountain Between Us"

    Charles Martin has again written a wonderful story - with a surprising ending. I would recommend this latest book of Charles.

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    Sherry East Texas, United States 11-20-10
    Sherry East Texas, United States 11-20-10 Member Since 2015

    Member since 2008, not 2015, as shown below.

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    "Kept My Attention"

    This was a very good book. It told a great story with some surprising twists and turns. I would buy this author's books again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Mt Pleasant, SC, United States 11-08-10
    Margaret Mt Pleasant, SC, United States 11-08-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved It"

    I enjoyed every minute of this listen. Hats off to George Newbern- I never tired of your voice. The story was such an inspiration to all who have love and strength in our lives. Makes you realize that love and the ability to love never dies. Its a simple read with a beautiful surprise ending.

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    Joanna Juneau, AK, United States 09-27-10
    Joanna Juneau, AK, United States 09-27-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Elasticman Plot"

    While there were some tender and touching moments in this book, and the narrator was good, in general the characters and plot were very unbelievable - really? ++Plot spoiler++ An orthopedic surgeon who climbs mountains in his spare time is also stupid enough to get on a small plane in the middle of a storm with a pilot who has a bad heart. And as we find out near the end, all this rush was so he could get back to his dead wife...who he hasn't minded being apart from during his work/mountain climbing trip. Please. Also, if the author was hoping to convince anyone that abortion when facing imminent maternal death from placental abruption is immoral, he has failed miserably.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    S. Thurman 06-17-12
    S. Thurman 06-17-12

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    "not my favorite Martin"
    Would you try another book from Charles Martin and/or George Newbern?

    yes


    Has The Mountain Between Us turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Which scene was your favorite?

    toward the end....when the house with the marble floors (where his wife and twins lived) turned out to be a mausoleum...their graves.


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

    Probably


    Any additional comments?

    It was disppointing, because so many other people seemed to like this book; but, it was simply too tedious for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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