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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’s 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 willWar pigs. Road savages. And the crumbling asphalt of the open highway. After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus’s 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. ...

Title : well fed mountain man 4
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ISBN : 23600553
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Number of Pages : 545 Pages
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well fed mountain man 4 Reviews

  • Hudson
    2019-03-24 23:49

    Well it's official, I have a new favorite horror author and his name is Keith C Blackmore.This fourth and final (?) installment of the Mountain Man series was just as good as the first three. The story rotates back to Gus the alcoholic zombie slaying madman as he struggles to survive in a world where the zombies are slowing down (plus 5-6 years maybe?) and the real threat are the human monsters. Lots of cool stuff along the way such as:- a three story high dump truck from a big drilling operation that has been reinforced with steel plates and armaments. How awesome would that be?- a sentient zombie soldier- a boobie trapped mansion in the spirit of Saw loaded with traps and zombiesAnd of course the usual hodgepodge of moaning undead, marauding bands of evil men, and ass kicking violent good times!Is this the end? I know there is at least another short out there, a prequel called the Hospital. The way it ended was somewhat loose and could either be final or ongoing.I will most definitely be checking out other books by the author in the meantime. Always great to find a new author (new to me anyway)!

  • Pamellia
    2019-04-13 00:58

    Great ending to an excellent seriesOnce again we find Gus in more trouble than he needs to be, but hey, that's Gus for ya! Another enjoyable read. Love the real live military heroes. This author has some talent, people! Give this series or any of his book a try. Don't think you will be disappointed.

  • Timothy Ward
    2019-04-13 02:08

    I'm glad I gave this book a second chance because by the end I'm thrilled to think of how it might go on. I can't say why exactly without spoiling anything, but the reason I first put this down was because the beginning felt ordinary for the zombie genre. Blackmore's prose is excellent, but his characters are where he stands above the rest, and the first 20-30% didn't really have enough to separate it from ordinary zombie bad guys and travel scenarios. Our main character Gus meets some people that really helped lift the story up and adding that to the standard zombie tyrant plotline helped me care about the action and scares to come. R.C. Bray does an outstanding job on the narration, and Podium Publishing maintains their reputation as my favorite audiobook producers. I like when the audiobooks end with a hint of a song to add to the resonance of the ending, but there was none on this, and after getting used to that extra touch, it felt like a slight miss on a solid ending.This is an epic book, and to think it is book four in the series. For anyone who loves epic post apocalyptic fiction, this one will be a great buy.

  • Cheryl
    2019-04-17 00:49

     'Too bad a person couldn't pick whom they shared the apocalypse with.'I hated to finish this book. It is, by far, the longest and the best of the MOUNTAIN MAN series and I savored each page and I believe this is the end of the series.Gus is back - and I am so glad about that. House painter by trade four years ago when TEOTWAWKI hit, Gus is an average guy who just happens to be a great zombie killer (zombie, Moe, meatbag or whatever you might want to call the shuffling undead).The meatbags are wearing down - literally - and Gus thinks his life is pretty idyllic on the little community farm where he's living now, where the highlight of his day is to scratch his nether regions. But Gus finds out that zombies aren't necessarily the worst thing this old world now offers - too many of the humans that are left are looney tunes and dangerous beyond imagination.A mansion full of deadly surprises, road bandits, Ollie and Collie (two characters that are GREAT), Whitecap, Sick and Shovel, and author Blackmore has some interesting surprises in this last book of a stellar series.Gus matured as a person and as a fighter in WELL FED and all of the characters are well drawn and sometimes too believable. I loved the storyline and I liked how the book ended, with all the loose ends tied up with a big, black, odoriferous bow.If you are just chancing upon this series, do yourself a favor and start reading it from the beginning.1/2. "The Hospital" - the short story that starts out this series; also included in "Cauldron Gristle."1. "Mountain Man"2. "Safari"3. "Hellifax"4. "Well Fed"Be warned that this isn't a children's series. There is profanity, blood, guts and gore galore.Thank you, Keith Blackmore for giving me many hours of zombie entertainment in one of the best zombie/post-apocalyptic series out there.

  • AudioBookReviewer
    2019-04-02 21:43

    ABR's full Well Fed audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.SPOILER ALERT. If you have not read “Mountain Man book 1” and “Safari (Mountain Man Book 2)“and “Hellifax (Mountain Man Book 3)” best read them before this one. They are all well worth the time and give you a base for what happens in the following books.Gus is still at the farm. It has been a year and 8 months sense he burned Annapolis. The burns he suffered have healed but left terrible scars. Now he is content to keep watch over the farm for any zombies or rats. They don’t see very many anymore. That doesn’t mean they don’t have to search for necessary things, like toilet paper. Four men go out to see about a mansion that might yield some goods. They don’t come back. Gus is asked to check up on them. So begins the fourth book. Maybe the best of all.This was a long one but well worth the time. I had the audio version and was hard put to stop for the night. The characters in this series are so well developed you just have to cheer for them. Gus a lonely man doing his best to survive in a deadly new world. He drinks too much and maybe if he were sober he would not get into so much trouble. He had survived for two years on his lonely mountain. Scavaging from empty houses in the nearby towns. He fought zombies, his favorite weapon is a silver bat. During one foray he saves a man, Scott, from the zombies and nurses him back to health. He meets a woman, falls for her, and ends up killing her. This was after she betrayed him and beat the S____ out of him. He killed a mob of zombies and then an invasion of zombie rats, big ones. He blew up his home and was severly burned. Why is this man not dead?During the telling of this tale we get a vivid, graphic, bloody look at what very well might happen if we suddenly lost all technology and survivel was a matter of kill or be killed. Blackmore delves into the basic downfall of humanity and how some of the worst make it to the top. Only to fall, hard. He follows the dregs as they happily bring more death to the few survivors. Serial killers flourish, megalomaniacs rise and fall, and some just like to torture for the fun of it.Mr. Bray did a splended 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. Audio production was without fault. I sure hope there is another book coming but the ending of this one was excellent.Audiobook purchased for review by ABR.

  • Patricia Wilson
    2019-03-29 23:09

    Mountain Man fans. A great follow-up.I am by no means a book reviewers any kind of writer but I am an avid reader of mystery, adventure, and a hair core zombie fan. Having revealed that little tid-bit about my reading habits I will say that I have read enough books in my 72 years to know a good storyteller and writer when I meet the writer between the pages of a good book. Or, in this case, on my Kindle. Blackmore can describe scenes so vividly the reader will feel every emotion of the characters. Mountain Man fans will be very happy with this installment of the series as Gus tangles with and survives pure evil. Someone who Gus knows well, (or thought he did,) becomes a major force of destruction as another, "old friend," that Gus had long ago relied on to bolster his floundering nerves comes back into the story. You will be surprised how this renewed friendship turns out. At the end of this edition we see Scott, whom we have wondered about, come back into the story. I can imagine Scott being reintroduced to play a major role in the next book as Gus backtracked to the farm to bury the remains of those he respected and loved.

  • Darren Dilnott
    2019-03-22 21:04

    The fourth instalment of the incredible Mountain Man series seems like it was the end. It's been a hell of a ride. Keith has written what i truly believe, is one of the finest ZA series i have ever read. This final episode is epic, and i don't mean that lightly. It is a phenomenal read, with absolutely everything you could ask from a post apocalyptic story, and more.The characters are rock solid, and the action full on.Simply brilliant.

  • Loretta
    2019-04-13 21:05

    Such a fantastic ending to a most amazing series. I can't believe that this series is over but I absolutely enjoyed my time following along with Gus, Collie and Wallace. Reread 2nd time- One of my favourite series to date!

  • Ines
    2019-04-10 18:06

    una delle piu' belle Zombie Saga mai lette.... da non perdersela!!

  • Tish Lott
    2019-04-07 17:44

    Read all four books sincerely enjoyed it Very good four books , will re read , enjoyed it, just enough gore and common sense to make a good survival story

  • Josh Levine
    2019-03-29 20:57

    Does a man not have a right to scratch his balls?WOW! What a finale. I can say that, without a doubt, this was easily the best entry in the series. After the trials and tribulations of Scott/Amy in book 3, we are now brought back to Gus and his trials on the farm. More evil awaits as Gus has become an integrated part of his new community. As one would expect, the folks at the end of the world who seek to enshrine evil on the planet based on their world view continue to find ways to do so. Gus is brought into partnership one family (led by Adam) and moved to another after a massive tragedy hits his new home. At that point, we are introduced to what I can only describe as a perfect couple for Gus (Colly and Wallace). The title of this review is my favorite quote from the series and it is part of the lead-in for this final entry. There were so many plot twists I did not expect (although I sort of did as my wife was kind enough to spoil some of them with her over-eagerness to share her knowledge of the story). Gus shows what it truly means to be a hero, a good person, and a leader at several points throughout this story. While the evil folks which always seem to find him continue to showcase the loss of their humanity, Gus continually demonstrates his ability to maintain his own during these trying times. The ending for this story ties up many other storylines and really brings the series to a great closure. I would still like to see what happens with the rest of the Moes out there. Do they eventually die off? Does their hunger know any limits before the eventually succumb to their final rest? Either way, the ending was very satisfying and lived up to the standards I have come to expect from Mr. Blackmore. As I said in my last review, this is a great series made even better by the fantastic narration of R.C. Bray. Go grab book one and dive in (or give it a listen on Audible as I did), you will quickly become enamored with Gus and his adventures during a zombie apocalypse.

  • Geoff Taylor
    2019-04-16 20:45

    2.5/5 ———- Very tough book to review. I enjoyed the first few hours of the book and I think the last quarter. In the middle of the book there was a bit too much cruelty, and implied cruelty, from people to other people for my liking. I actually stopped reading the book at one point and vowed never to finish it. In the end I went back to the book after reading another disappointing book in place of this one. The ending of this book was nice.

  • Ayeasha LovesBooks
    2019-03-26 19:55

    I really loved this audible book as it shows how a person or people can change when the zombie apocalypse either to survive or to kill other people and I thought a few times Gus was going to die, which was lucky for him becuase Gus was in his 80's and had injuires that was dangours for him as he could die at any moment

  • Miroslav Kormoš
    2019-03-22 01:41

    Full disclosure: zombie apocalypse is my guilty pleasure. Mountain man was one of the most entertaining books in this genre I've ever read and as for the "Well Fed" finale of the series - absolutely stunning! Loved every part of it, nothing more to say :)

  • Jake Bechtel
    2019-04-12 22:57


  • Erol Baykal
    2019-04-19 00:00

    DNFWhat a spectacular low for an otherwise great series.

  • Crystal
    2019-04-04 17:51

    I really enjoyed the book, this whole series was a great reading experience. I will definitely be looking for more books by Keith C. Blackmore.

  • Toad Oliver
    2019-03-25 17:49

    I loved the whole series! Excellent job by the author and narrator! I highly recommend this series for anyone that enjoys post apocalyptic stories or zombie stories. One hell of a twist in this book though. I hope to see more by this author and narrator again!

  • Clifford
    2019-03-21 17:45

    I enjoyed this series and think he ended it at the right time.

  • Gar
    2019-04-10 17:46

    See #1.

  • Sarah Lozano
    2019-04-04 18:03

    Great Ending to an excellent seriesIn this final installment to the Mountain Man series, Gus goes through several ordeals where he loses almost everything and has to fight for what's left. Along the way, he meets Collie and Ollie. These two really moved me. They deserve an entire book detailing their story. That would be something I'd pay to read. Mr. Blackmore really brought these characters alive for me and I've enjoyed spending time with them. I won't spoil the story for you. I'll just encourage you to read the series. The first book was OK (I read it because it was free) but it was the second book that hooked me. I hope you give these characters a chance to tell you their story.

  • Donna
    2019-04-03 18:58

    I truly loved reading this book from start to finish. I was sad to have finished the series. Thank you to the writer to have written this!!

  • Melissa Levine
    2019-04-15 01:53

    I loved this entire series!! Great author and great narrator!

  • Adam Ellison
    2019-03-20 22:49

    Solid ending to the mountain man series of books.

  • Astrid
    2019-03-20 23:53

    The Mountain Man series continues and book #4 does not disappoint. Since my first review on this series (The Mountain Man Omnibus) was lengthy I'll err on the side of brevity here. Again, I listened to this on Audible and the narrator is the incomparable R.C. Bray.I enjoyed this book as much as I did the previous three in the omnibus. All the threads of the story are brought together and the conclusion is satisfying. In fact, my only regret is that there wasn't more as I had become really fond of Gus, the main character.There are extrapolations in this book that I really enjoyed. What are the results of a zombie apocalypse and it's ramifications several years down the line? What have the changes been for society (such as it is) overall and for the main character specifically? How do world changing events and trauma shape a single person and humanity in general? What sorts of people have survived? What becomes valuable and what becomes worthless after catastrophe on a massive scale?The author addresses all these questions and, IMO, does it well. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and will certainly be seeking out more of Keith C. Blackmore's work.

  • Aaron
    2019-03-26 18:51

    "Welcome home, brother."What an amazing end to one of my all time favorite series of books. I've read a few zombie books here and there but I'm not a huge fan of the genre as it tends to be repetitive. However, this series focuses more on a few well drawn, fascinating characters than on the zombie apocalypse (although there is plenty of zombie fighting action going on). Gus is an incredible character, full of faults and quirks but also so much heart and resilience. This really is a study in survival and by the end, I really just wanted him to find peace because he'd earned it. Collie, Ollie, Maggie, Scott and others round out the book and the series along with some of the worst baddies ever. Great characters.I listened to this series on audiobook and once again, R.C. Bray kills it. He's amazing in his character voice creation and is oh so consistent. An amazing talent paired with a great story is unbeatable. Thank you Keith C. Blackmore for your efforts, they were much appreciated.

  • RJ
    2019-04-08 17:49

    Skip forward a few years after book three. Gus has mellowed out, left his drinking behind, and found some peace & quiet in a farming community. A group of scroungers from the community have not returned and Gus is asked to assist in the search mission. They had talked about looting a large house belonging to a retired businessman. What Gus finds is more trouble than he knows what to do with. Things continue to go downhill upon returning to his home and then he's off on another dangerous search mission. Not good, not good at all. Gus considers going back to drinking; it's been that kind of day. Later, Gus runs into Collie & Wallace a couple freelance SF operators who volunteer to help Gus on his search mission. These two characters bring a whole new twist to the game and provide plenty of action and new material. It gets better & better.

  • Daniel McFarlane
    2019-04-06 00:41

    Good ending to the series.

  • Lorre
    2019-04-06 23:01

    Augustus Berry went through a hell of a lot during this whole series and in Well Fed he sure isn't spared either!The zombies are starting to decay so much that they aren't really a problem anymore... the ones that can still move crawl slowly around and are easy kills. It's all the voilent scavenging gangs you have to watch out for now cause they stop at nothing to take what you have and if you're unlucky they don't kill you right away but keep you for their own amusement.When Gus leaves the farm for a rescue mission things go from bad to worse... but as always Gus doesn't give up, no matter what happens! And luckily he meets Collie and Wallace to help him.I'm really sad to say goodbye to Gus cause this is an amazing series!

  • John
    2019-04-05 19:00

    I'm glad to see Gus is back and scratching his nuts like always. If you liked the other books in the mountain man series you will enjoy this book. I think these books are average at best but better than most of the zombie crap out there. There aren't too many good ones. I will say that I think Keith C. Blackmore does a great job at character development. I also think he needs to come out with a dictionary with a list of all his adjectives and how to use them correctly. His use of adjectives and hilarious and original. I even incorporated many of them into my vocabulary. Not sure that's a good thing.