Make Me King

Mountain Man, Book 5
Narrated by: R. C. Bray
Series: Mountain Man, Book 5
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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After the apocalypse, the world’s most valuable resource is the people that remain. And the knowledge and skills they possess.

On the island of Big Tancook, Collie Jones is making plans. She informs the islanders that it’s time to resume her original mission - to find other survivors, screen them, and return them to the island. Every survivor she brings back is one more valuable addition to the skill and gene pool.

But first, she must return to the place whence she came.

She must secure the elaborate government bunker called Whitecap and its vast stores of munitions within.

With a small group accompanying her - including Gus Berry, the Mountain Man - the islanders will once again return to the mainland and confront a new enemy.

An enemy who has the very same goal of locating survivors, but for a different purpose.

To build an empire.

Contains coarse language and violence.

©2019 Keith C. Blackmore (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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FAN-FRACKING-TASTIC!!!!

Blackmore just opened up a whole new can of whoopass, expanded the Mountain man universe with this incredible story. RC Bray bright back old friends, and introduced us to New ones, and of course new ball-breaking bad guys, peppered with monsters. this series is my favorite in the genre, and podium audio is a top notch outfit, never disappoints me. Kieth is a genius at stringing words together and Bob brings it all to life, I can't recommend this series enough. at the end of this story, Bray asks the reader to visit them in social media, so come join the fan group 50 shades of Bray on Facebook, a group of fans who Geek out on all of these great stories in the Bray universe!!

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best yet <br />

Blackmore's best writing yet. When you combine this with R.C. Bray's narration you get an instant classic. Most series get watered down over time but the mountain man series continue to just get better. Highly recommend this series.

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One of my favorite storylines.

Not your normal zombie faire. It is a good storyline with some serious twists and turns.

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awesome

Loved the characters, writing, development, narration.
Was gripping my seat at some points, sobbing at one point, laughing, cheering, just an awesome ride.

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Yeaaa Gus!

One of the best! Great plot that worried me until the end! A shout out to R.C. Bray! Terrific multiple voices narration!

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Mountain Man is never a disappointment!

I was disappointed when the book ended. I need to hear more of the story. Hopefully Mountain Man 6 will come out soon. I absolutely love this series!

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Gus is Back ! long live the King

One of my all-time favorite series
and the Author delivered ! Gus is back With Collie and they are fighting the mad Max hordes this time , great story with great characters ,you won't be disappointed

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Love Gus

I really missed spending time with Gus! So glad this series has been continued. Bray gives a great performance as usual. I felt that Gus was a little more passive in this story than we’ve ever seen before but overall, the story was great. Nice to have some new characters thrown into the mix. This guy deserves to catch a break. Gus is the guy I love to root for. I can’t wait to see what’s next. Enjoy!

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must listen

performance is top notch , story is great. you will not regret listening to this amazing story. If you like the mountain man series, you'll love this and pray for more

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Gus can really swing a bat!

Who knew Gus was such a slugger. Enjoy this latest installment of the mountain man and be prepared for a great ride!

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  • Simon
  • 02-20-20

Welcome Back Old Friend!

Ah of all the post apocalyptic characters you've ever wanted to spend more time with surely Gus, The Mountain Man has to be right up there among the very best. And he's back! But of course this isn't quite the same Gus that we first fell in love with, he's sober for a start. Who knew as those brilliant people at the AA set up their programs and their meetings that all you really needed to do was to survive a few years of a zombie apocalypse? That's as designed by Keith C Blackmore of course, ordinary zombie apocalypses need not apply! He's also a slightly more banged up Gus but the brilliant news is that while he has changed a bit he's still that flawed mound of human being that we've come to love.

Being out walking, driving, running and falling over with The Mountain Man again has been a real highlight of my listening year so far. This book takes the series in a whole new direction, with added weirdness. Yes, I know a series that has brought us playpens full of gnashing heads and even that maternity ward nightmare has found new ways to be weird, you have been warned! Most of the time it's been very much about how the day to day is transformed with ordinary people in extreme situations but the series took on a gradually grander scale as the enemies became increasingly human. This one propels us even further along that line with more sci-fi elements tagging into it and after a reasonably Gus-paced opening the action starts coming thick and fast with a feeling more akin to something like the Arisen series than The Mountain Man by the end.

But never fear there is plenty of that special brand of humanity that only Gus can bring and when he's teamed up with Collie Jones, a woman as scary as the apocalypse itself, his heart is just as much at risk as his miserable skin. Blackmore is a clever writer and while the story behind the apocalypse is explored a little more he finds ever new inventive ways to torture his long-suffering hero and drag at his heartstrings. You really are going to want to sit poor Gus down and pour some of the Captain's remedy down him on more than one occasion during this one.

The performance, I really don't need to say anything other than it would have been a crime if Podium had chosen anyone else and I would have done a Collie Jones on them if they had!

So, a bit different in character, a bit more Sci-fi in nature but it's still Gus and Blackmore is still throwing every kind of viscera at him that you can imagine with Gus actually ending up smellier than he has ever been before at times as hard as that is to believe.

Just wonderful.

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  • rustyb
  • 03-27-20

Brilliant

Brilliant series, fantastic book no. 5. Hope there's another soon. Exciting, original captivating and very funny.

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  • Christopher Brunning
  • 03-26-20

Great story.

Great story and characters would love to hear and have more. Hope for a sixth book.

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  • David
  • 03-25-20

excellent

I was so excited when I found out this had been released, I didnt want it to end. Gus is the man!

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  • Jason White
  • 03-20-20

brilliant

if you've list to the previous books then you wont be disappointed with this one.. poor old Gus never gets a break.. great story and characters, open ended for at least another book or two.. RC Bray is his usual amazing self.. highly recommend!.

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  • Chris
  • 03-17-20

Good solid performance

well yet again we go into the world of zombie and warlords. I love the mountain man series and I also enjoyed this once I would have a gave 4.5 but hey. The only criticism I have is why the writer has made Gus such a pussy. I know he's off the drink so we now see his true persona but we need him to take the bull by the horns so to say. All in all though I really enjoyed the book and look forward to the next.

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  • MR D M EDWARDS
  • 03-15-20

Another great book on this series

I really love this series of books and this the latest is a great addition. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Mrs K.
  • 03-13-20

omg

I get a full chubby just knowing that there will be more in this awesome series! by far my most favourite series of books.

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  • I
  • 03-10-20

Superb

as usual Blackmore delivers yet another gripping instalment and Bray provides an audio masterclass I simply winning combination of author and narrator

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  • Terry Newbould
  • 03-10-20

brilliant

loved this book, carnt wait for the next one , feel sorry for Gus poor guy carnt get a break

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-20

Best

This series and zombie fallout r my fav zombie books of all time and I am very over zombie books but this series was amazing x

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  • Deborah
  • 03-17-20

Make me king

Love the characters and content really good zombie apocalypse book make a great tv series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-15-20

I thought by book 5 it would be flagging...

but I was so wrong.

I bought it purely because I loved the other 4 and was hoping it wouldn't ruin the series; where book 4 left off felt like a bit of an ending and I wasn't sure it could pick up from there.

I really loved this one and I'm actually excited for the next one to come out.

Narration was awesome as usual.

If you liked the previous 4, I can't imagine how you would not like this one.

As usual, I wish it were longer :)

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  • kris
  • 03-12-20

awesome as usual

RC Bray is king.
Gus goes on is usual, enjoyable rampages and a nice little twist.
Looking forward to the next book.

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  • David
  • 03-05-20

The mountain man still rules

Great extension of this series. RC Bray is an excellent narrator. Gus is a very likable character. I hope there will be more books coming.

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  • Richard
  • 03-01-20

Fantastic series

Keep them coming Mr Blackmore and Mr Bray. You guys are a great team. I can’t wait!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-28-20

Missed ya Gus

God dam I love that man, Gus back living it large, excellent script and narrator 😁👍

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  • Comrade17
  • 02-24-20

Back with Mountains of awesome

Picks up from where things left and provides a big surge of adrenaline. New “baddies” some shocks and fast paced action. R.C Bray at his finest as the performer. Just disappointed it ended when it did. Hooked and want the next please!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-22-20

excellent series

can't get enough of the series plz keep them coming narration is also very well done.

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  • Jay
  • 02-21-20

Excellent!

Loved it, really happy in the continued series! More please....Gus is a great character, great humour great story....RC Bray could read me a cook book & I would hang on every word! except for his pronunciation of Maori lol! (another author & series)