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Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when “they” will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain since the demise of civilization, Gus knows that his next visit to undead suburbia could be his lasAugustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when “they” will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain since the demise of civilization, Gus knows that his next visit to undead suburbia could be his last.Not only does he face a corpse-infested urban hell, human scavengers, and unending loneliness, but now a new mystery has risen…The undead are disappearing from the streets.A force is gathering, beyond the mountain man’s darkest nightmares, even more relentless and terrifying than the roaming tides of dead flesh.And it’s preparing to hunt.Book two of the Mountain Man series (don't read until you've read "Mountain Man"). Contains graphic language and scenes of violence....

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safari mountain man 2 Reviews

  • Glinda Harrison
    2019-03-21 01:26

    I have been waiting for months to read the rest of Gus' story. Mountain Man: Safari was worth the wait!One of the most refreshing things about reading Blackmore's work is the fact that he really goes "all in." As a writer, he is not afraid to take his characters to some very dark places. The story that he tells in Safari because of that is nothing short of amazing.The solution to Gus' mystery of the disappearing zombie dead was terrifying and, literally, gave me nightmares.Blackmore's apocalypse is neither neat nor formulaic. Unlike most zombie stories, the answer doesn't lie in guns and military training. There's a darkness that is only hinted at in Mountain Man, but which is fully explored in Safari. The world that is left after a zombie apocalypse is an insane one. Sometimes, even the good guy has to choose between insanity and the dark side.... This is not your typical zombie story, believe me! This book is thought-provoking and stays with you long after you have read the final page.

  • Hudson
    2019-03-21 22:39

    **Actual rating 4.5**This sequel was almost as fun to read as the first book, I enjoyed the hell out if it.At this point in the post apoc zombie world the Mountain Man is starting to go insane and goes all "winston from castaway" with a bottle of Captain Morgans. The fact that he is drunk all day probably helps with this and it actually kind of makes sense that his sole companion is a pirate on a bottle. This book had some really gruesome scenes including but not limited to: home dental surgery, tidal waves of rats and as always, flesh eating zombie hoards. At this point I am absolutely consumed by this series and will probably end up reading them one after another. On to book three I go Hellifax.

  • 11811 (Eleven)
    2019-03-20 18:26

    Recommended to those who didn't think there were any more zombie novels out there worth reading.

  • chucklesthescot
    2019-03-25 23:46

    This is the second book in the series and from the start of this review, there are spoilers about the end of book one so read with caution!Gus is still reeling from the recent events and waiting for his injuries to heal. He is worried about when he will be able to get his home repaired, and that becomes critical when he realises that the zombies have been attracted by all the gunfire and are trying to break down his gate. Gus is facing total disaster unless he can kill all the zombies and repair the damage, and then he needs a plan for new supplies and surviving the winter alone again.Oh dear. The stupid decisions that Gus made in the last book have really put him in a bad spot and threaten his safe mountain hideout. I did try to warm him but he just wouldn't listen! Now thanks to his obsession with Roxanne, he has lost his only friend, his safe house, a pile of supplies and his health. The zombies have located him and he has to do something to stop more zombies coming up to him. He devises a plan to dispose of all the bodies and that is when he notices that his previous kills have vanished. Are they still alive and reanimated again or has something taken them?The current situation and going back to being alone really messes Gus up and he starts doing very stupid things. He comes up with the insane plan of going out before winter to kill as many zombies as he can to reduce their numbers. A nice plan in theory but other people in town are not very happy with what Gus is planning to do as it brings the zombies out into the open and threatens them. Now Gus is in conflict with other survivors which gives him a whole new set of problems. And of course his actions cause him more trouble when he fails to think through the plan and it is then that he finds out to his horror what has happened to the zombie bodies. Now his plans evolve into something really drastic!Gus never makes life easy for himself but he is fun to read about! I plan to continue on with books three and four hopefully this winter, to see what happens to him next. This book does finish on a bit of a surprise so it will be interesting to see where it goes from here.

  • C.J. Mugleston
    2019-03-24 20:33

    I really liked this book.Right up until the last 20 pages. The author should've done many things different within those closing scenes.I mean, sure. We all knew Gus was sliding into psychosis but that ending just destroyed any suspension of disbelief. Really doused it in gas, lit it on fire and slammed it into the side of a mountain fourty feet below.He should've killed Gus there. Ain't nobody walkin' away from that. I don't care if you are covered in nomex.Or, he should've written it differently with the rat horde; had Gus jump in the beast and escape upon seeing how bad it was.But do not force me to eat the shit sandwich of disbelief that is a character surviving events that should've killed them; then changing them so much in the space of two pages that a lewd, guilt ridden, alcoholic, suicidal , homicidal antihero suffering from a severe case of psychosis basically becomes a good natured Amish.That is not the Gus we all grew to love.And you expect me to believe--in the Zombie apocalypse, no less-- that the people Gus royally screwed over by burning all the remaining supplies in Annapolis and unleashing an undead horde of rats on the countryside--where they live-- are going to take him in?Especially after he indiscriminately opened fire on one of them.Lets face it: though we may love him, Gus is incredibly unhinged and dangerous.Any sane person in that area would shoot him for being a psychopathic menace.

  • Alexis Winning
    2019-03-22 19:50

    I missed Gus over the last few months, so I was very pleased to grab a copy of Mountain Man 2. Whereas the first book focused a lot on the everyday external life and survival in the zombapocalypse, the second part focuses on the internal aspects of daily life. Particularly with our friend Gus-it gets dark. Keith Blackmore has an underlying humor to his writing style; mix this with zombies and a few other surprises, and we have the Mountain Man series. Someone mentioned that this was one of the best character studies in the genre (Hi Glinda!), and I think she nailed it on the head. My mantra is that a good zombie story is NEVER about zombies, and nothing could be more true for Mountain Man 2. Blackmore gives us an in depth look at Gus' mental and emotional downfall within the context of the zombie apocalypse(although sometimes amusing). There are some new twists, and questions from the first book are (mostly) answered in part 2. Gus is such a likeable character, even though he's a grump. What makes him so likeable is that he is just an ordinary guy thrown into extraordinary circumstances. He is no superhero but he can take care of himself, regardless of his mental state. As with many books in this genre, we get to study human behaviour in the most terrifying of contexts.I absolutely recommend the Mountain Man series!

  • Jason
    2019-03-23 00:40

    A great zombie book. You'll obviously find parallels and similiarities to other books/stories about zombies and such, but you have to keep in mind, there's only so many ways of telling these kinds of stories that will keep them interesting to the reader. Common sense really, that a secluded house or farm will be safer than staying in an actual city full of zombies. Kind of a spoiler-The author did go on an interesting tangent about how the local wildlife might be effected by it. I can see it being difficult to incorporate into the story line though, going along that tangent might make the future for the characters much more difficult if the wildlife and plant life become zombified. Regardless, I'll be keeping an eye out for the third book in this series to come out.

  • Tremont G
    2019-04-13 22:45

    BORINGI was BORED with this book. It is ONLY Gus. He is disgusting! The whole blowing up things and rat stand off was soon drawn out I just skipped through the last 40%-50% of the book. I do want to see what's going on with Scott though, so I'll probably be reading Hellifax. Even though this one SUCKED.

  • Cheryl
    2019-04-12 21:45

    The undead (of all kinds) had better watch out for GusUPDATE: January 5, 2015I just finished rereading MOUNTAIN MAN and SAFARI because I wanted to refresh my memory before I started on - Hellifax (Mountain Man Book 3) and Well Fed (Mountain Man Book 4). There are parts of both books I had forgotten so I'm glad I took the time to reread. This is one great zombie series.I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series "Mountain Man" and was hoping for more of the same in SAFARI. I was NOT disappointed.Great character development on Gus, who is not a ex-Seal or paramilitary survivalist like in a lot of zombie or post apocalyptic novels. He is a man with all-too-human foibles, the main being that Gus can put away more liquor than a salesmen's convention with an open bar. His drinking is what gets him through all the terrible happenings after the zombie infection hits the world (not without consequences). Oh, and taking a baseball bat or weapons after the undead to reduce their population.I liked how Blackmore handled the disappearing bodies question - surprise to me and very creepy. And I liked how the book ended.Only problem now is waiting until book three of the series. At the end of SAFARI, Blackmore says we will learn more about Scott and his adventures with Tenner, probably in the late summer. Well, Keith, it is the first part of September and I'm ready to start reading. He also mentioned that there was a "Mountain Man" short story in "Cauldron Gristle." I am hoping it helps shed some light on the crazy nurse Alice mentioned in "Mountain Man."If you like well edited zombie stories by an indie author, I am sure you will enjoy "Safari." Oh, reminder to self - get Nomex suit and motorcycle helmet so I'll be ready to fight the undead.NOTE: I heard from the author and book three of the MOUNTAIN MAN series is going to be out hopefully in December 2012 - a good Christmas gift to myself. Also, I did read "Cauldron Gristle" and the fourth short story in the book "The Hospital" does tell the story of Gus and deadly nurse Alice, as mentioned in "Mountain Man." My recommendation (although not totally necessary) is read "The Hospital" before starting the MOUNTAIN MAN series.

  • David Dalton
    2019-04-05 19:46

    Thanks to VFloyd for letting me borrow this thriller. This is my 2nd Mountain Man book. This one is even more creepy than the 1st. Poor old Gus is going way over the edge being by himself: drinking way too much and talking to Captain Morgan (yes, that Captain Morgan). Besides a couple of epic fights with zombies, Gus had to kill a few humans to stay alive. A bit of a guilt trip there, and maybe more than once he went a bit too far. But I was not in his shoes. I might have done worse.And the author introduces a new threat besides the zombies and other humans. We find out where all the zombie bodies go AFTER Gus kills them. Creepy, very creepy even for a zombie story! Hey, poor Gus can only do so much. Go Gus Go!This story is not a rehash of the first Mountain Man story. Rather, we get to see Gus as he slowly descends into madness. Being all alone for so long has finally taken its' toll on him.Looking forward to readingandas well (Mountain Man #3 and #4).

  • Brian Jarrett
    2019-03-30 21:38

    I already reviewed the first book, so I'll keep this brief. Blackmore does a terrific job in completing Gus' character arc. I don't want to give anything away, but I was sure I knew how this thing was going to end, only to be pleasantly surprised. Gus' descent into insanity and depression (not to mention serious alcohol abuse) is believable and necessary. After all, without pain and suffering how do any of us grow?The disappearing bodies...when the reveal came I wasn't sure what to think. But then when the true nature of the cause was revealed I was blown away by how scary it was. Not what I expected at all (in a good way).With Gus' story complete I can't wait to read part three. Scott versus Tenner should be quite a show. Did I mention I can't wait?As with the first book, "Safari" is well-written and well-edited. The cover looks great and the story is complete and satisfying. This is a quality release all around. Blackmore is a gifted writer.So if you enjoyed "Mountain Man" I see no reason at all why you won't also enjoy "Safari".

  • Timothy Ward
    2019-03-21 19:41

    Very solid second book and overall great zombie story. It didn't get five stars like the first book did because there just wasn't enough character interaction. It's mostly one character, with some humorous dialogue between him and his alcohol bottle. While I really enjoyed the twist on traditional zombie conflict, and the action and climax are intense, overall the story didn't match my enjoyment from the first book because the two friends weren't together. Great conclusion, however, and really enjoyed the next book as well. Outstanding series so far.Reviewed Mountain Man Omnibus edition (Books 1-3) at

  • Jorge Lopez
    2019-04-17 22:26

    Second book in the Mountain Man series, slightly superior to the previous one of this zombie series.The books starts exactly at the same point where the last one ended and keeps telling the adventures and misfortunes of Gus. Once again, without adding anything new to the genre, this is a very fun and entertaining book that delivers exactly what you expect.After the events of the last book, we can see here a drastic change in the main character's ways and behavior and how Gus evolves (or devolves) into a different kind of survivor.Another great climatic final battle, this time against a different kind of enemy.

  • W. Lawrence
    2019-04-05 21:24

    A fun, weird sequel to Mountain Man that will not be good to read out of sequence. So, if you haven't read Mountain Man, stop, and go get it.Done? Cool. I liked it too. Now as far as Safari goes, I didn't like it as much as Mountain Man, but I still liked it enough to give it 4 stars and buy book 3. NOTE: there is an Omnibus, so you may want to consider buying that to save some money. It has some weird things that I didn't think I was going to like, but those elements ended up working surprisingly well. The main character is a weird dude, but he is definitely believable and I have already purchased book 3.

  • Sharon
    2019-03-20 00:50

    Very enjoyable read. Read the first 'Mountain Man' and immediately downloaded book 2.Book 2 pretty much continues in the same vein as book 1, but Gus really goes to town on his destruction of himself and everything around him, I guess due to loneliness and betrayal.A very credible account of a despairing individual descending into madness and alcoholism. With the added problems of zombies, and rats ... Looking forward to book 3One little snipe ... The rats went on a little in the last bit but it still didn't take too much enjoyment of reading away.

  • Mike
    2019-03-30 23:52

    Bravo. A+. I absolutely loved this book. There were so many awesome scenes that will forever haunt me.

  • Sarah Ferguson
    2019-04-01 00:38

    I hate, hate, hate zombie books, so I would never have picked the first book in this series up, except that R.C. Bray narrates the audiobook versions of these books. And R.C. Bray would make the phone book worth listening to. While I likely would have given up after the first book in the series without R.C. Bray, with him, I'm willing to give it another chance (plus, I got an omnibus edition with the first three books, and I didn't have anything else waiting in the queue for listening).

  • David Veith
    2019-03-28 22:25

    4.0 Fun overall read. 2nd part to the Mountain Man book. Trust nobody and stay away from rats! Editor of this book should double check their work though. Lots of spelling/wrong words issues, but still easy to read, follow and keeps you interested.

  • Geoff Taylor
    2019-03-26 23:42

    I enjoyed this book but not quite as much as I did book 1. I would still recommend this book to anyone who read and enjoyed book 1.

  • Steve O'neill
    2019-04-15 21:28

    It was decent but not great.

  • Sunny
    2019-03-20 19:49

    nice story, but didn't captivate me.

  • Harry
    2019-03-24 19:47

    This part of the series didn't hold my attention as much as the former two but at its heart it was still Gus. Still fun. Still dismally, doomedly lovable. I missed Scott adding conversation so much that it hampered my enjoyment quite a bit, as I'm more of a dialogue person. I thought the ending was abrupt for sure but I'm confident we'll get context in the next book. All in all not as good as the first two but still my most favourite apocalypse.

  • AudioBookReviewer
    2019-03-31 22:51

    ABR's full Safari audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.SPOILER ALERT. If you have not read “Mountain Man book 1″ better read it before this one. Otherwise you will not know how everything went down.Gus was badly hurt, between Roxann and the bikers he has sustained broken teeth, cracked ribs and other injuries. To ease his pain he found his best friend, Captain Morgan, and had a drink, or two, or three.At the start of a cold winter Gus is hurt and alone, again. This is how book 2 starts as we continue to follow Gus’s will to survive. Through the coming months he slowly heals. During this time he drops down the well of despair and loneliness. He has long conversations with a bottle of Captain Morgan rum. Still needing supplies he makes trips to town in the truck the bikers left at his gate.Except for Scott, every “normal” human he meets has tried to kill him. Now he doesn’t think twice about killing in self-defense. As his sanity spirals down he makes plans to get rid of all the zombies in Annapolis.To his horror it is not only the zombies that are a threat, a new, even more deadly terror has risen.I listened to this book straight through. Well, almost, straight through. The pace was fairly fast and the action was vicious. More problems and plot twists. The characters in this part of the story were what we could expect when the basic rules of humanity are gone. I found this part very believable and well developed.Mr. Bray did a splendid job of bringing this book to life. I didn’t have a problem with his voices and liked the tone of his telling. Everything was clear and easy to understand. The book cover gives you the jist of this book. Audio production was without fault. Very well done. Book 3 here I come.Audiobook purchased for review by ABR.

  • Stunatra
    2019-04-11 23:49

    Excellent sequel! Maybe even better than the first book. It's been awhile since I've been excited about a series, where I just couldn't wait to read the next book and I bought it as soon as I finished the first one (which was an Amazon freebie!) and continued the journey. This one picks right up where the last one left off and it's a great edge-of-your-seat ride! Love Gus!Why are you still reading this crappy review? Read the book, already! Writing reviews was never one of my strengths and I'm cutting this short so I can read the next book in the series. Here's a teaser for SAFARI! (aptly named, by the way)The last zombie smacked his lips. The thing had no nose, just two holes delving deep into its sinus cavity, below eyes that were bulbous and staring. “Didn’t like that, did ya? Huh? Well, too fuckin bad.” He aimed at the forehead of the creature. Its hands came up, clenching eagerly. Gus fired. Twang! The metallic sizzle of a ricochet startled him for a second, and he stood there, gaping at the old hunter twenty feet away. “The fuck?” Gus aimed again, licking his lips. The sound of the silenced bullet pinging off the old geezer’s head woke Gus up, and he stood there, blinking at the zombie closing the distance. The hunter’s hat had fallen off on the second shot and flaps of dead scalp skin hung off a forehead that gleamed. “Well, fuck me.” The dead fucker had a steel plate in his head. Ten feet away, the hunter’s arms came up. His blackened jaw opened, and dark grayish fluid spilled over his lips. Gus took aim and squeezed. Nothing happened. The zombie closed in.

  • Stacie Leppky
    2019-03-20 18:36

    I found A lot to skip over with the house to house checks that bored me senseless. Let get to some more interactions with real people, not empty bottles. Enough with the changing into and out of his kit. just bring some real characters in that can provide more intelligent conversation beyond how to kill rats. Bring back Scott, or someone else of equal intelligence. Until,then I'll just be skipping over pages and pages of useless drivel. Until I can't take it anymore and just give up,altogether.

  • Melissa Levine
    2019-03-25 23:34

    I'm really loving this series and I have no clue why. Although Book 2 was a little calmer from "The Hospital" and Book 1 it was still holding my attention. The majority or first 3/4 of the story was a little boring since Gus wasn't really doing much (hanging around the house, searching for supplies-alcohol). But then it picked up, sadly for Gus, and it left me questioning whether or not Gus was going to find someone to help him given all his injuries.Moving on to Book 3

  • Terry Tyler
    2019-03-31 20:28

    I loved the first book in this series, and this one was great, too - I read it all in one go. Aside from the odd brief guest appearance, the book features only one character, Gus, a chronic alcoholic survivor of the zombie apocalypse, in Canada. As far as I'm concerned, anyone who can write a book featuring only one character and make it a real page turner is a pretty smart writer. This was gripping, and gathered pace as Gus discovers the mystery of the missing zombies (see book one) ~ I wasn't expecting that! Keith Blackmore is one of those rare writers who manages to make intricate practical detail interesting to read, and he can do mounting terror and suspense with the best of them. I actually wasn't sure if the last invasion by the new foe at Gus's house on the hill was just the imagination of a drink addled and traumatised mind, or not ~ I've only just finished it, I think I need to go back and read the bit about 'what anyone would have seen if they'd been watching' again. But I liked the end very much... and am going to go straight on to read Hellifax, the third book in the series now.

  • Michael
    2019-04-04 18:32

    Gus has to deal with Scott leaving - which had a much bigger effect on him that he thought, turns out he really liked Scott, no matter how grumpy Gus sounded - and moreso has to deal with Gus's girlfriend kicking the ever-loving shit out of him. The loss of the only two people Gus had in the world takes its toll, as Gus falls into an ever-deepening whirlpool of depression and alcoholism. To say Gus is a flawed character is putting it mildly.Scott is basically absent for the entirety of this book, so we focus just on Gus and his travails. Gus's world falls apart around him, and we can only sit back and watch, feeling pity and a little disgust at the man. This is surprisingly well-written.However, one of the most unique ideas in Blackmore's series is also the most eye-rollingly ridiculous: a swarm of zombie-infected rats that are racing through Nova Scotia leaving nothing but destruction behind them. Yes, you read that right, rats. (sigh)

  • Donna
    2019-04-19 01:45

    I really liked this book. Poor gus gets taken by a woman and her buddies who are just bad people. He has lost his friend Scott because of the woman (he knew she was using him but didn't think Gus could hear it) and he is all alone again...with the Captain (Morgan, booze). Gus is a serious alcoholic and I am hoping something happens to wake him up enough to change that but I don't see it anytime soon. He loses everything and still is thirsty for the bottle. I am listening to this in Audible and the narrator just is Gus. I now can't imagine reading it instead, but I do have the digital copy as well. This was an exciting well written second book in the series. He meets up with some vermin, literally, and I don't want to spoil the fun so just read it already.

  • John
    2019-03-28 00:50

    If you liked the first book then you will probably enjoy this one. Personally, I didn't think it was as good as the first one. I thought it went a little too far out there with the rat thing. This is an average zombie book at best. Actually I haven't found many good ones out there. My personal favorite zombie book/series is Day by Day Armageddon by JL Bourne. Nothing has lived up to that. With that being said this series is better than most of the crap out there. I will say Gus's crab problem is getting better. He only scratched his nuts twice. A much big improvement from the first book.