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"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice... until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before. A short story o"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice... until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before. A short story of approximately 9500 words, or 29 pages. The first story of the "Mountain Man" series. Contains language and graphic violence. This short story also appears in the horror fiction novella "Cauldron Gristle."If you enjoy this, check out the novels "Mountain Man" and "Safari," the next books in the series.Series order:The Hospital (short story)Mountain ManSafari (Coming in time for Christmas) Hellifax...

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the hospital the first mountain man story mountain man 0 5 Reviews

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    2019-03-22 01:32

    The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man StoryBy: Keith C. BlackmoreNarrated by: R. C. BraySeries: Mountain Man, Book 1.5This is just a short story but boy it had me glued to my tablet! It was suspense-filled and terrifying! A great short horror story! To make it even better, it had RC Bray narrating!!! He is my favorite narrator and he masters the horror book as well as the comedy I am accustom to listening to. Wow, great combo. Great short and great narrator.This is also FREE!!!

  • Hayat
    2019-03-28 20:34

    2.5 starsThis audiobook is an introduction to the Mountain Man series and it's still free on Audible. The plot is fast, tense, disturbing and perfect for a short horror story. The narrative and characters are just too raw and uncomfortable for me, I don't like reading about characters who shit or piss on themselves or to be confronted with the reality of lack of hygiene in such a blatant way. The Hospital: The First Mountain Man Story is a thrilling read but I don't think this series is for me and so I'm giving it a miss.

  • Farith
    2019-04-17 19:39

    I don't remember much from this audiobook. They only thing still fresh in my mind is that I fell asleep while listening to it. Yes, it was that bad.The audiobook was pretty bad, I didn't like the narrator. The story was poor and had potential, but the author turned it into a boring How to get outta here story. Honestly I had some expectations for this, now I don't see myself reading the rest books of the series. I don't recommend it but if you want to give it a try you can get it for FREE here.

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2019-03-31 18:43

    I loved this sick little story. I guess I needed a quick zombie fix.

  • Zoeytron
    2019-03-31 22:23

    More zombie fare here. A short story that gives one pause to consider - do the dead sleep? Augustus (think Mad Max gone to fat), intent on pilfering supplies from an abandoned hospital, is delighted to find a sizeable stash of toilet paper. Just like gold these days, yes, it is. His joy is short-lived when he runs into Nurse Alice, who has stayed behind to take care of the little ones. Crazy Nurse Alice makes Nurse Ratched seem positively angelic. And she has a nursery full of hungry mouths to feed.

  • Bark
    2019-04-01 21:32

    I downloaded this a million years ago but finally got around to listening to it today. It was terrifying, so disturbingly good and is still Free on Audible. It’s only an hour and ½ long so you’ll get through it in no time at all. Go get it.Apparently this story is a prequel to a series of books set in this same zombie apocalypse stricken world. Or maybe it’s just set in the same world. I don’t really know. What I do know is that you don’t have to read the others before listening to The Hospital. It completely stands alone and is completely creepy.Gus is the protagonist. He is just a regular guy trying to stay alive and avoid becoming dinner for the walking corpses. He was a big guy when things went bad and even now, half starved, he’s still got a good bit of meat on him. He’s bald, he spits, he drinks too much booze and he has stinky accidents in his pants like any normal scared-out-of his-wits person would in this situation. What’s not to like?Anyway, this story follows Gus as he loots a hospital. He’s rather surprised by how much good stuff is just lying about but he doesn’t think too hard on it. He’s just thankful he’s found it. He’ll regret this later, after he loses a little of his meat . . .This story was short but it packed a gruesome punch. Gus ends up finding more than he bargained for and what happens next is extremely horrifying and kind of funny, if you're strange like me. I won’t forget this one anytime soon. The narrator was perfect for the part and did a fabulous job with Gus and the one other character. This is good gory stuff and I hope to revisit this author and Gus again.And if’n you are one of those who must know the spoiler and decide to click below don’t be blaming me if you never sleep again.(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Char
    2019-03-20 20:27

    3.5 stars, rounded up!This was a free audiobook that I downloaded some time ago, due to a friend's review. (B & B, I'm looking at you!)This was a quick listen, gruesome and lots of fun! It did make me interested in checking out more of Mr. Blackmore's work.Recommended to fans of short stories, as long as you're okay with lots of gore!

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    2019-03-25 21:23

    The Hospital is a prequel to Mountain Man series. I rarely listen to books, but picked this one because it was short and free. The narrator is great and thanks to him I enjoyed it.Gus Berry is on his own in a zombie infested world. Occasionally, he comes to the city to get anything he can find. He finds a lot more than he expected in the hospital. He is not unarmed, he is aware of the danger, but what he finds is pretty bad.This story is both disturbing and occasionally funny. I am not sure if I want to read about someone like Gus. No particular reason except I find him kind of repulsive. I might check the first book in the series just to see.

  • Ryan Nims
    2019-03-31 20:28

    Not good. Pretty average post zombie apocalypse story with few actual zombies. Any tension that could have been built up through story was cancelled out by the unnecessarily graphic imagery (a naked overweight alcoholic biker defecating himself while being swarmed by infant zombies?) This story was basically a series of cheap horrors with little to no actual substance.

  • 11811 (Eleven)
    2019-04-14 20:37

    Nice intro to his work and probably a good zombie series. If I'm ever interested in another zombie series, I would probably check out his Mountain Man books.

  • SheriC (PM)
    2019-04-04 01:32

    Zombies are my least favorite horror sub-genre. Ridiculous as this sounds, I just can’t suspend disbelief with all the biological impossibilities. But this short story was really good in spite of that, mostly for its unusual twist, and for the little flash of post-apocalyptic humor when the protagonist comes across a supply room full of toilet paper. Audiobook, which I picked up as a freebie on Audible ages ago and am just now getting around to. RC Bray’s performance was okay, using a sort of classic noir deadpan approach.

  • Kady Monroe
    2019-03-27 18:33

    I really enjoyed listening to this short book. It was shorter than expected, approx 1 hour for the actual story and then you have a preview chapter from another book in the series.This is a tense and gory read/listen, set in a hospital where the dead lurk. The main character goes there to scavenge for supplies and gets more than he bargained for. An edge of your seat listen, well narrated. Recommended.

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-25 01:36

    Short story that starts out the MOUNTAIN MAN seriesThis short story was originally published in Blackmore's book of short stories "Cauldron Gristle." I am rereading the story and will be rereading "Mountain Man" and "Safari (Mountain Man Book 2)" so I can go on to books three and four in the Mountain Man series - "Hellifax (Mountain Man Book 3)" and "Well Fed (Mountain Man Book 4)."I liked the books the first time I read them and this short story answers a couple of questions that pop up in MOUNTAIN MAN so I would suggest reading this story before you start the rest of the series.If you have a weak stomach, you probably should find another genre of books to read. This little gem is full of blood and guts and profanity.

  • Erika
    2019-04-18 22:33

    So I downloaded this sometime last year and just never got around to listening to it. However, I had a 6 mile run today and thought this would be perfect since it was only an hour long. As for a review, lets just say that I ran my fastest 6 miles ever and I was seriously glad it was an early evening run. Those babies. God. =\

  • Drew
    2019-04-19 21:37

    A short story not for the faint of heart. This prequel helps set up the mountain man stories so I figured I’d give it a shot to see if I want to read on. While the plot is short and simple it delivers on everything that a zombie lover would like. If you’re a blood and guts zombie lover get this books ASAP!

  • Bill
    2019-04-19 21:37

    I listened to this one a while back and forgot to leave a review. This one is short trip to the hospital for Gus as he tries to find supplies in a post apocalyptic zombie landscape. What he found was interesting indeed. 3.5 Stars.

  • C.J. Mugleston
    2019-04-07 01:43

    Wonderfully disgusting. I think Jorge would enjoy this one .

  • Lorraine
    2019-04-10 18:44

    Really enjoyed this story I will be getting the next one but not listening at night as it gave me nightmares.Alice was scary, the main character was likeable and the story draws you in.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-20 23:26

    This was a freebie from audible and now I know why.

  • Carlos Jaramillo
    2019-04-11 00:20

    que puedes esperar de una historia de 25 paginas?

  • Darchelle
    2019-03-25 23:32

    This started out promising, then got kind of weird... I love a good zombie book or movie but this one was a little odd. But I will say the narrator was great! It sounded a lot like the guy that narrated 'The Martian'.Update: it IS the same narrator as The Martian! :)

  • Ted Tayler
    2019-04-08 21:39

    "Average horror story"Your average version of a horror story. Too much bad language for me. It wasn't necessary, or appropriate. Lots of emphasis on gory deaths, but no redeeming features such as well-drawn characters, or well-observed descriptive passages.

  • Guy Riessen
    2019-04-15 21:29

    A clever zombie storyPoor Gus really gets it in this one. Standard zombie fare with a lone survivor, but the setting and particular zombies are quite clever and interesting. Worth the read!

  • chucklesthescot
    2019-04-18 02:49

    Gus lives in the mountains, away from the 'gimps' seeking to shred the flesh of the living, but needs to come down on supply runs. Today he is seeking medical supplies and needs to take the risk of looking at the hospital just in case it hasn't been looted. It looks deserted but you never know what might be lurking in the dark...This was a good introduction to Gus, learning about his habits and personality while he creeps around the dark corridors, looking for anything that can be used. We know he likes a drink to help him sleep, we know he has the worst zombie nightwares and we know that he is a guy who is doing everything he can to protect himself and survive. That does not mean that he cannot make mistakes. There are blood trails leading into the dark and Gus is unsure exactly where the medicines might be. Leaving too soon means losing the chance at hitting gold. Staying too long means danger has a chance to creep up on you. And then he hears the strange noise...I liked the tension and the action in this short story. It certainly makes you want to find out what happens to Gus in future adventures. He comes across as a normal guy who learns the zombie rules from watching crap films. He is no superhero but tries to prepare the best he can when he goes out to salvage supplies.The one thing that was a slight niggle was that in the first half of the story, the author overdosed a bit on fancy descriptions that just weren't needed. The vending machines were raped and punished. The squeaky wheel on a hamper was 'whistling its tune the whole way, like a high dwarf going home to see Snow White'. It was a bit over the top for me and didn't add to the story. When the author concentrated on just describing what happens to Gus, the writing is transformed into something so much better, and we get caught up in his story. It becomes tense and gritty and entertaining! Sometimes keeping it simple and putting the author right beside Gus in the story is a better idea.Does this prequel make me want to read the full novels? Hell yes! I think Gus is going to be an interesting guy to go on an adventure with. The writer also adds enough realism with the setting of the hospital to show good attention to detail that bodes well for a novel. I look forward to reading more.3.5 stars!

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-21 23:20

    This is a short prequel story to Blackmore's Mountain Man series. I downloaded both the kindle version and the audible audio versions free via amazon. This review focuses more on the audible version, though I did use the Immersion Reading feature which combines both the ebook and audio versions.Now, if you've followed me for any length of time, you'd know that I'd been having a hard time finding good (free) zombie fiction on kindle. The tide, fortunately, seems to be turning for me. I'm cautiously optimistic after starting the Green Fields series and now this one.Back to this book, though. Augustus Berry, survivor of the zombie apocalypse, leaves his mountain hideaway to forage for supplies in a nearby hospital. Things go horribly, horribly wrong. That's all the synopsis you'll get from me for fear of spoiling.I liked the fact that Augustus (or Gus) is just a normal guy. A guy who's survived as long as he has by learning from the new reality he's living in, yet doesn't come off as an unkillable superman. He drops f-bombs like crazy, he gets scared, he makes (most of the time) smart, well thought out decisions to keep himself safe, instead of charging into places half-cocked to advance the plot.The book is plenty gory, plenty scary, yet also features humor. Gus' joy over finding a cache of toilet paper had me laughing out loud. The whole thing really worked for me in a short story. Whether it still does in a full length novel remains to be seen.The audiobook version contains this short story, which clocks in at an hour or so, and also the first two chapters of the first full book in the series, Mountain Man. R.C. Bray is the narrator, and I absolutely adored him while listening to The Martian, so I was thrilled when I found out he narrated this story. He does a fantastic job, and while he only has two voices to perform in this one, well...let me just say that the voice he did for one character thoroughly creeped me out.I will likely give the first book a go sometime in the near future.

  • Netanella
    2019-03-29 21:50

    First paragraph: The sun was directly overhead, but blotted out by low storm clouds as depressing as suicide. Underneath this, a single Chevy van pulled off the main road and approached the low expanse of the hospital. The van had no windows in its sides, and all of the lights had been smashed. The rear windows were also shattered, with heavy planks of wood patching the gaps. It pulled into the parking lot, did a quick u-turn, and backed itself up to the main doors with a huff of gas. The vehicle idled for a few moments, wary, ready to bolt if anything seemed dangerous. A small freight carrier in the old days, it was now war on wheels with enough scratches and dents in its hide to give any carjacker pause. It had a “Don’t fuck with me” menace about its battered bulk and might have been the inspiration for many a poster in the late ‘80s.A short story prequel to The Mountain Man series, this one took me back to good ol' Augustus, an everyman trying to survive the ZA. Gus is living solo on his mountain, years after the outbreak. To survive, he scavenges the local town for supplies. In this story, Gus decides to shop the local hospital for medical supplies. Not a smart choice when he meets up with Alice, another survivor. And her babies in the maternity ward. Recommended for its genre. Not for the feint of heart.

  • AudioBookReviewer
    2019-03-27 19:49

    My full The Hospital: The First Mountain Man Story audiobook review can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.My only complaint about The Hospital is that its too short. Blackmore introduces us to a world that has been ravaged by some sort of plague, thank you for not getting into it, the type of world that I have become accustomed to. The Mountain Man Augustus Berry, star of the series, reminds me of a character that I know of but cannot for the life of me remember who, there is a reason he is a survivor, let me leave it at that. This is a short account of one of his scavenging run where he decided to scour a hospital for supplies. Here he encounters a demented crazy woman and finds that there are many thing much more frightening that the undead. If you are like me and want another zombie series to listen to, please join me and check out the rest of the series in the very near future.Audiobook purchased by me.

  • Mary
    2019-04-16 20:28

    I'm not the typical horror book reader. Occasionally, a story or audiobook that I'm least likely to read catches my attention. While perusing titles on Audible, I happened upon The Hospital. FREE was the first catch and then I began to read the reviews. SHORT STORY was the clincher. I needed quick reads for Dewey's Read-a-thon and this sounded perfect. Surprisingly, I liked it. It's a total gore, creep fest but it's so well narrated. R.C. Bray adds the right tones of fear and disgust to roll this one along. Not for everyone. If you're easily offended, you probably want to steer clear. Me? I think I'm going to stick to the audio version of the Mountain Man series and soldier on. I'm in the mood for a frightfest.

  • ✟Roxanne✟(Death by Book Avalanche) ☠
    2019-03-26 20:20

    I really enjoyed this short horror story filled with Zombies, tension and gore, it's just a shame that it was so short as I wanted to keep reading. I haven't read any other part of the series so I can't compare it to the rest of the author's work but if it's of a similar standard to this book then I am very much interested in reading the rest of them. I liked this because it was different...Zombie Babies! I don't think I have read any other book containing Zombie babies. A little gross in places but I honestly don't mind that, I have pretty sick tastes in what I read. Overall, I really enjoyed this.

  • David Dalton
    2019-04-02 02:32

    A nice short story (novella) that features Gus from the Mountain Man series. Keith can keep the story short because the character of Gus was already developed in the 1st couple of Mountain Man books. This is really just an extended chapter, call it Mountain Man 1.5. The crazy ole nurse was one sick puppy. Gus keeps getting in these situations where he has to fight for life just to survive. I would not mind a few more of this type of story....tide us over until we get Mountain Man IV......