War pigs. Road savages. And the crumbling asphalt of the open highway.
After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.
When Gus is asked to search for a group of missing scavengers, he reluctantly agrees. What he finds is a new predator unleashed upon the land, one determined to harvest every last mortal life.... And feed it to a ravenous machine.
©2014 Keith C. Blackmore (P)2015 Podium Publishing
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I can thank Keith Blackmore’s “The Hospital” his first book in this series, for really get me hooked on the zombie genre. And hooked I have become! Dam you Mr Blackmore! But as what happens over time, your taste changes, or at the very least you sample a larger variety on offer and you discover that there is so much more on offer. This addiction has cost me hundreds of dollars. However, the first two in this series have always held a special place in my memory. I found the main character Gus to be so endearing.
Out of the legion of other zombie stories I have listened to since those early days. I have always liked a story in which the main character reminded me of Gus. The dry sense of humour, the matter of fact way in which he deals with situations.
I like it when the author does not try to make the zombie story as serious one. I like it when it is a bit tongue in cheek. Gus fits this role extremely well.
I was not a big fan of the last one in the series ‘Hellifax’ probably largely because Gus was largely absent from it.
I am so pleased to report Gus is back! But, there is something about him which is different! He and the Captian don’t talk much anymore (well to begin with). However the thing which took me most by surprise is at times Gus no longer is the drunken superman that I had pictured him to be from the earlier titles in the series. He is now a much more worn out old bloke who wet’s himself when he is scared by other alpha males. He has lost his mojo!
There is so much to tell about this story, but I won’t because it will spoil the surprise of it all. But what I will say is that this one has really gone up a level!
There seems to be a level of maturity about it. The way in which the characters and storyline comes together over the previous book is huge improvement. This one was so good I wished the story wouldn’t come to a close. New developments in this one took me by complete surprise. Even though Gus may have lost his mojo, he is still the same old Gus!
The narration of Bray was once again excellent. He really is an excellent narrator for this type of story. The speed was a little slow and was best sped up a tad. So the story itself was shortened a little bit as a result. Might be important if you are watching your credit to hour value like me.
I don’t think anyone would purchase this title in the series without listening to the earlier books. So there is not much point in me saying ‘buy this one’. But if you are reading this review and you think you would like to give this series a go. My advice would be grab the free short story ‘The Hospital’ to test the waters. If like me you didn’t like the previous one in the series and you were a little wary about purchasing this one. Well don’t stress, this one is good, very good.
TWO THUMBS UP FROM THE FAST FAT MAN!
Say something about yourself!
You bet but you have to start from the beginning.
I like the way the undead progressed in this series. I also liked the addition of the " undead plague" that follows the zombies.
R.C. Bray one of my favorites. He is so good.
Loved Ollie, his thoughts on his situation and how he handled himself.
I will miss Gus. I wish there were more. Well Done!
Not even finished reading Well Fed and I am ready to rave about it. Gus is back and kicking butt as usual (yeah!) but the other characters from zombies, bad guys, and women that kick butt...Let me just say the author out did himself. I didn't know things could get any worse at the end of the world but they can! From humor, horror, and tears, everything I look for in a story Keith Blackmore gave it and more. The narrator handles every character's voice very well whether male or female (how does he do that?) This series is at the top of my list with The Remaining, and the Joe Ledger series. I went though a lot of bad reads before I finally discovered this one. Let me just say it was more than worth it.
I don't have a bunker and I would starve in 2 1/2 days, but I like to listen to people who do and wouldn't.
This story is an excellent, believable and extremely well written and narrated finish to the Mountain Man Series. I was dissapointed with the rats in an earlier story line, no dissapointment in book four, NONE at all. Very creative and believable cast of characters, each easily identified via OUTSTANDING narration.
Excellent way to finish a series. Rc Bray does a terrific job narrating this very well written book. This is much more than just a zombie book. There's like 3 stories that all blend together throughout the story and Keith Blackmore wrote it all flawlessly. I didn't hear a dull minute. BRAVO!!!
Zombies Books in order: 1. We're Alive 2. Day By Day Armageddon 3. Roads Less Traveled Series 4. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse 5. World War Z 6. The Walking Dead 7. Rise Again 8. As the World Dies 9. Zombie Fallout
I don't recall the last time I gave 5 stars for everything and if I could give more for this book, I would. 16 hours of incredible, can't-put-down, gripping and brutal story telling.
There was nothing predictable in this book. Many times I thought of a plot event that would be a very satisfying sense of justice and revenge, but nope, not too many things work out for Gus. You thought he took a beating in the other stories? This book is just gruesome.
I was a bit worried in the beginning because the zombies and rats were dying out and being hunted in a zombie filled house wasn't really what I was interested in reading about. But that was just the warm up.
This book is more about human raiders than zombies, which I usually don't like, but the story is just incredible, as is the narration, absolutely perfect.
Once again I was kept entertained throughout the entirety of the book, as I was with the first 3.5 in the series.
I couldn't wait to finish but I didn't want it to end... Home again, home again jiggity jig.
I have to say I don't like Zombie novels. I only read the mountain man books because I happened to download The Hospital for free out of boredom waiting for my next credit to kick in on Audible. WOW.....after that I had to read\listen to mountain man book one, I was addicted! How can such a simple concept keep me so entertained. I felt I was with Gus during his adventures, and I was terrified! When the next two books were released to audible I nearly jumped for joy. When the fourth book was released I felt like it was Christmas and I was four years old getting that one gift I truly wanted. Thank you Brad for becoming one of my absolute favorites and surprising me by making me fall in love with Zombies. Love every book of the mountain man series, just can't get enough. Wish you would write 100 of them! I love GUS!
Gus of course, he is so simple yet heroic. Gus reminds me of an every day Joe that somehow becomes a hero of sorts.
Great distinct voice of all the different characters, great reading. just love this guy, he is the voice of GUS!
Love them, keep them coming please!
"Best in the series"
I love the mountain man books and this book in my opinion the best of the lot.
If you liked the others in the series you'll love this.
The usual high quality narration. Bray is Gus.
Laugh yes. Brays performance and quality writing let to some smiles.
If your thinking about getting any of the books in this series stop thinking and start at the beginning. You'll be hooked.
"yet another a++ story, made even better by mr bray"
this series is simply fantastic. I've listened to all 4.5 books back to back. i simply love r c bray's narraration. i truly hope another book gets added.
with out a doubt that was the best of the zombie book series iv read and great value for money. The constant twists and turns in Gus's survival kept me have to force myself to ration myself for fear of finishing it too soon, which I did anyway. lol
Thoroughly enjoyed this series of books & am sorry they have come to an end. Excellent story line with lots of memorable characters, along with plenty of zombies of course!
loved it! This feels like the conclusion of a great friendship... I am going to miss my mountain man!
"Too much torture and pain"
I really liked the first books of mountain man, and I am a sucker for this often bloody and gory genre, but in this book it just became too overwhelming even for me. The thrilling excitement of reading turned into nauseous intrepidation. Chapter after chapter of detailed description of horrible sadistic torture and mutilation of human beings and heroes that the reader has been following for hours.
Please mr Blackmore , don't write soooooooo much about the pain and suffering part in your next book.
"Every Bit As Good As The Others"
Anything read by RC Bray is better than the printed version; the narrator brings the characters to life and tells the story in ways that spark the imagination and pull it in different directions from that which the written word alone could do.
The most disappointing moment of the book was the end. Though the series could easily be concluded at this point I'm not quite ready to let go of the Mountain Man's story just yet.
R.C. Bray does an outstanding job as usual. I've listened to him narrate several different titles and he is by far my favourite narrator.
The entire book keeps up a high tempo pace and is difficult to put down.
The first 3 books of the Mountain Man saga are terrific and this one is no different. A combination of great story telling, fantastic writing and exceptional narration make this a very enjoyable book. If you have read/listened to the other Mountain Man books then you really need to get this one. If you have no experience with the Mountain Man and his escapades .... get some!
Really exciting story. Book 4 finishes the Mountain Man series. I can hardly believe just what Gus put up with physically and survived! If you haven't read the other books-then go get them now!
A great finish to an all round amazing series. Definitely worth adding to the download list.
"An excellent book, great twists and turns."
Loads of action, inventive and satisfying. brilliant performance by RCBray. I'd love to hear more about Gus but I also think that maybe he should be left where he is now. He deserves it.
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