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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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    DEBBIE DEVILLE, LOUISIANA, United States 12-30-10
    DEBBIE DEVILLE, LOUISIANA, United States 12-30-10

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    "Could NOT put this down!!!!"

    From the very 1st line of this book to the last, I was captivated. Pulled in, hooked, engrossed. " Totally exciting and on the edge of your seat" reading. I had read some reviews on this book and had seen it in a couple of my magazines as a "must read". Now I understand why!!! I was so engrossed in this book that I could not put it down.....I had to know what was going to happen next! I am not a fast reader because I have problems with my eyes. But, I read this book in 1 1/2 days!!! For me, that is WAAAY fast. I would read till things were blurry and stop and rest my eyes and then read again. I loved the book so much that I bought the Audible version because this is one I will read/listen to again!!! I cannot imagine going through all these 2 people go through......you think "it can't get any worse" and then,..... there it is, something worse!!! I loved the way he wrote this book and the charactors are so real that you instantly fall in love with them. I laughed and I cried, I got mad and sad, a mark of a great book for me!!! You will not be sorry you got this book. It is a must have for any library, whether book library or audible library. I have it in both places!!! This book is full of intrigue, it's fast paced, and emotional. Imagine you,1 other person and a dog, alone, crashed on the side of a mountain in the wilderness with no one around, injured and hungry, scared and alone, lost in a vast wilderness refuge and and no one even knows you are gone.......No One Knows You ARE Gone........an awesome book of determination, grit and survival. Hope you don't miss this one!!!

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    Cynthia 05-24-17
    Cynthia 05-24-17 Member Since 2016

    Retired teacher. I listen to audiobooks while driving. Sometimes they're so good, I continue listening while I'm cleaning or sewing.

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    "This book held my attention from beginning to end!"
    Would you listen to The Mountain Between Us again? Why?

    No, because I have too many other books to listen to and don't listen a second time. I am going to see the movie though!


    What other book might you compare The Mountain Between Us to and why?

    The Boys in the Boat....real people accomplishing great feats beyond expectations.


    What about George Newbern’s performance did you like?

    He was extremely easy to listen to, speaking as if he was your best friend.


    If you could take any character from The Mountain Between Us out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Ben! He was honest, loving, and sincere despite his upbringing.


    Any additional comments?

    This was one of my very favorite audiobooks! I could see the situation they were in, imagine their pain, and I had tears at the end of the book. I love a book that tells a complete story.

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    Nancy anderson 04-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "felt pretty juvenile at times"
    What disappointed you about The Mountain Between Us?

    The story line started out good, but then a little way into it, the dialogue between the two main characters began to feel contrived. The author lost sight of the personality of the hero in the story and changed it mid-way through. He went from being amazingly strong emotionally to juvenile.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Charles Martin again?

    Probably not


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Mountain Between Us?

    The dialogue portions where she was flirting with him and he was playing the emotional bumbler


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    Mom CPX 03-28-17
    Mom CPX 03-28-17

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    "feel like you are in the middle of no where"

    Very well written, riviting story about love and survival....makes your heart ache...and thump lots. A happy book.

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    Scl 03-21-17
    Scl 03-21-17
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    "Book is ok."

    story seems ok. at times unreal but it can happen. not worth a movie though.

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    Sunshine 36 03-19-17
    Sunshine 36 03-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Won't disappoint"

    An absolutely amazing story and the narration is awesome!!! LOVED it! You won't be disappointed.

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    Damitta 03-15-17
    Damitta 03-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!!"

    I can't wait to watch the movie!! This is a really good romance novel! Loved it!

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    Jeffrey 03-15-17
    Jeffrey 03-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "love!"

    Best book I've read in a while! The narrator is nice to hear as well!

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    Lisa H 03-06-17
    Lisa H 03-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book, Great Author!"
    What did you love best about The Mountain Between Us?

    The emotions that Charles Martin brings out of his characters are deeply moving. The way he captures Ben's thoughts and feeling in the voice recorder is unique. Ashely's use of humor during the tough times made me laugh. I even fell in love with Napoleon.

    The depth of the story, both Ben's story and the survival story and the way it was interwoven was masterful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved Ben's strength and fortitude both as he was growing up and as he was fighting to survive.


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

    Loved Ashley's way of dealing with the intense pain she suffered.


    Any additional comments?

    The mountain setting was vividly described. From the freezing Utah mountains to the snow covered birch and evergreen trees, you can't help but feel you are there.

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    Lyn Jones 02-24-17
    Lyn Jones 02-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent book!!"

    I absolutely loved this book! The author did a wonderful job of character and plot development! This is my first Charles Martin novel, and cannot wait to read the next one.

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