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Mountain Man, book 1: Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. 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 suppliesMountain Man, book 1: Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. 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 after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into 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 wildest nightmares, even more relentless and terrifying than the roaming tides of dead flesh. And it's preparing to hunt. Contains graphic language and scenes of violence.Safari, book 2: A new mystery has risen for Gus - 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.Hellifax, book 3: A serial killer stalks the ice-glazed streets. Half-frozen deadheads choke the avenues. Infected vermin rise from the labyrinth of sewer systems, hungry for warm flesh. And a handful of survivors struggle to escape and find someplace safe. In his hunt for Tenner, Scott discovers he must contend with all of this before things truly get worse. Welcome to Hellifax.©2011 Keith C. Blackmore (P)2015 Podium Publishing...

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the mountain man omnibus books 1 3 Reviews

  • Astrid
    2019-03-05 15:33

    I stumbled across this gem while searching for more books read by my current favorite narrator, R. C. Bray. On Audible the first short story in The Mountain Man series, titled 'The Hospital' is free. While you don't have to read that in order to enjoy the omnibus there are references to it and as a fan of short fiction I would recommend, if you are not an audiobook person, that you hunt this short story down because this is a tight piece of writing all on it's own and a credit to the author's talent. I think in many ways short fiction is much more challenging because (paraphrasing H. Ellison here) you have to take an instant in time and with that instant infer all that has passed before and all that will come after, not, IMO, and easy trick for any author. I have to say that although I am a horror fan I typically avoid zombie books like the plague, ranking them as a genre in my mind in a pile with the same old same old vampire and werewolf stories that have been rehashed ad nauseam.However, and it's a big however, The Mountain Man series by Keith C. Blackmore is not only different but a breathe of fresh air. As much as I loved Cormack McCarthy's 'The Road' for it's grit and reality there is only so much 'we are all dying and there is no hope but we just slog on anyway because that's what humans do *sigh*' I can take. Blackmore comes along with a main character that says, "Yeah, it's messed up. Let me pick up a pint of Jack and this aluminum bat and see what I can do about that." I found myself mentally shouting 'LET'S DO THIS!' *bang head on wall*.The main character is flawed on many levels but in spite of that, and perhaps because of that, he is a survivor. I think perhaps that is the biggest draw in the series for me. The author has taken this person with his excesses and problems and shown that, no matter what it is that is, let's say, a little off or completely messed up about a person who is a survivor they have a core of grit and determination that will persevere while what society considers healthy people are ground to dust in the first days of an apocalypse. Having my own considerable dose of being off the rails and a non-conformist I like to think this is how it would go down. Such a nice change from "Here comes the apocalypse! I hope you've been an uptight upright gun loving citizen that's spent 4 hours at the gym for the last 15 years or you're gonna die!" Pick this up if you like zombies but especially pick this up if you like a great anti-hero. I promise you Gus will deliver.

  • AudioBookReviewer
    2019-03-02 17:27

    ABR's original The Mountain Man Omnibus audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.This is a compelation of the reviews we did for the books contained in the Mountain Man Omnibus collection.Mountain ManI have been having a difficult time lately. People have been getting on my nerves easier than usual, and it’s creating anger at the forefront, as opposed to my usual happy-go-lucky attitude.I’m not sure what it is. Maybe all the horror and zombie stories are taking their toll on me? I highly doubt that — they are my refuge and only escape from reality – a reality I’d rather not deal with currently.So, I am counting on Podium Publishing’s R.C Bray and Keith C. Blackmore to scoop me up and take me away, much like Calgon.All of the euphemisms for toilet paper in this audiobook stuck out to me: Crap Wrap, Ass Wipe, TP, Apocalypse Gold and Anal Gold. These names I’ve never heard of had me rolling around laughing in my work chair and almost made my Asian noodles shoot out my nose.Augustus “Gus” Berry is back for a full-length adventure. Remember, we first met him in The Hospital, and some time has passed since this debauch. For a moment early on, I thought this was going to be a story of one man’s quest, in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, to find all the remaining pillowy softness a guy could want. Now we get to really know what Gus is all about.When you break this story down, it’s really all about survival. One man’s struggle to be comfortable while at home. Yes, this does take a considerable amount of work for Gus to keep the food, water, crap wrap, oh and don’t forget his booze supplies, to their maximum.We get to follow Gus on several of these supply runs and experience the close calls, the elation and the terror as he does. Then the inevitable day comes when he encounters actual living people, something that hasn’t happened for a while. Now there are two.The secondary story of the Mountain Man is one of love, and not romance, but rather the kind of wordless brotherly love that I have only seen between two men. Until a third person enters the story.Blackmore wasn’t able to fool me with his plot twists, as I saw most of them coming, but that did not take away at all from the great survival story with zombies. This was not about, mainly anyways, how cruel and brutal humans can be in a zombie apocalypse, like most in this genre.I was sucked in almost immediately and couldn’t stop listening. I want more Mountain Man!R.C. Bray is as much Gus Berry as Ray Porter is Joe Ledger. While characterizations and dialog may not be Bray’s strongest points, his solid delivery, great pacing, and embodiment of the main character are definitely off the charts.There is not much to say that I haven’t already in other reviews of Bray’s work. I will say this, if you have not had the pleasure to listen to one of his performances, please do yourself a favor and listen to one now. I have yet to be disappointed.Also, if you have been shying away from any audiobook because you have not heard of the narrator, do everyone a favor and listen to it anyway. As you may have just found an undiscovered, diamond in the rough like Bray that will make you smile or bring you to tears.SafariGus 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.HellifaxIn this installment we start with a caravan of vans on the trans-Canadian highway. The men inside were rough, dirty, mean, and wore a variety of protective gear. Calling themselves “Norsemen” with a leader named Fist. He had been sent from the West coast to check out the east coast for supplies, survivors, and zombies. Their goal was to get information, procure everything they could, and kill zombies. They were headed to Hellifax.Scott had finally made it to the city. He arrived during a vicious blizzard. When the snow finally stopped it was very deep with high drifts. He left his SUV parked at an empty house and headed toward town. It was there that he met Amy and her friends. One of them was named Tanner. A lot of grizzly things happen after this.Tanner arrived in Hellifax and started doing his thing. He had decided to take out the members of Amy’s group one at a time. It didn’t work out that way.As Scott and Amy’s group head out for his SUV Tanner discovers why all the zombies are leaving town. That is when he decided to leave also.Toward the end of town the Norsemen, Scott’s group and Tanner will engage. Who do you think will live?Extremely well developed story lines. Full of fast paced action. This series just keeps getting better and better.Mr. Bray did his usual splendid job of bringing this book to life. I didn’t have a problem with his voices and he really got into at times. Everything was clear and easy to understand. Audio production was without fault. I really liked the book cover too. It is perfect for this story.Audiobook provided for review by the publisher.

  • Josh Levine
    2019-03-16 18:40

    This book is worth its weight in toilet paper!Don't let the review title fool you, once you read the book you will understand the meaning behind it. This was one of my favorite series to listen to and kept me hooked throughout the various plot twists. From the start of this excellent adventure that is Mr. Augustus Gray (Gus), Mr. Blackmore does a fantastic job of highlighting the various items that we, as modern day humans, take for granted in our world. What is life like when all the niceties we are so used to are now sought after by everyone and have become highly coveted? Not just by your average day-to-day person just trying to survive, but by groups of survivors trying to band together to make the best of the apocalypse or to those who would kill those who prevent others from enjoying what is left. Mr. Blackmore dives into various aspects of the human psyche in the first three novels of this series. Looking at items such as what is considered acceptable murder when it comes to a zombie invasion? What are considered your priorities when it comes to supplies (Hence the title of my review)? How much trust can you place in your fellow humans knowing that some, in the absence of law and order, will turn to evil? This is a very deep series that has a large amount of humor to help keep the mood light. From Scott to Roxanne to the Norsemen and various other folks, there are plenty of plot twists that seem very realistic and likely to occur at the end of the world. With so many evils thrown in throughout the story, I will say that I was able to predict when certain plots were going to end. That said, this did not detract, in any way, from the overall story. RC Bray is who originally brought me to this series and I initially dove in with “The Hospital” prequel. Bray did a fantastic job narrating the series (as he always does) and has once again shown himself to be Gus, just like he has other characters. All of that said, give this series a go if you are looking for a fresh entry into the apocalyptic genre. You will find yourself valuing toilet paper that much more and I guarantee you will have a great time with the read/listen.

  • Ayeasha LovesBooks
    2019-03-01 13:50

    I really love the serise so far, I recommend to listen to this on auible as the narrtor is brillant and also listen to The Hospital as it gives a little more information on the charatcer Gus and how he feels about hospital's.

  • Linda
    2019-03-18 16:41

    Really enjoyed these books, I'm a fan of the post apocolyptic genre, so this was right up my alley. Easy to read, good story flow and good antagonists throughout. Might have gotten irritated one or twice, but overall solid books.

  • Sunny
    2019-02-26 11:43

    Great book series!!!

  • Adam Mincher
    2019-03-23 17:30

    Excellent Listen. Underrated author and excellent job selling the character and story by R.C. Bray

  • Toad Oliver
    2019-03-10 11:25

    This is one of the best post apocalyptic stories I've listened to. The author did an amazing job with the story and the narrator was perfect! The characters Gus and Scott were very relatable. I'm looking forward to book 4!

  • Wit
    2019-02-22 13:44

    Even though this is an omnibus and contains three books they really blend together so it seemed like there was only one story. I really enjoyed the fact that the first book is about the two main characters and then each main character gets a single book to themselves that follows their paths after they split up. I have a few specific thoughts about the books though, so, spoilersI liked the idea of a serial killer in the zombie apocalypse, but I thought the idea of a group of cannibalistic humans on top of this killer and zombies was stretching it. I also question why the rats became effected by the zombie virus but there was on evidence given about it jumping to other animal species. And why was it only the rats that were in large cities that were zombified? Wouldn't the rats that were outside the cities also be effected considering the way the zombies went everywhere?

  • Jd
    2019-03-13 14:38

    I never again need to know how many times a man scratches himself. By the time it got to the end of book one I was so done with the main character. I couldn't believe that self destructive behavior hadn't gotten him out of the picture. By the time book three started I wanted him dead. I was rooting for zombies. I liked book three much better because he wasn't in it much. The characters in Book 3 seemed to want to live and acted accordingly. All in all I couldn't wait to finish not because it was good but because you know your mom won't let you have desert until you finish your okra (insert grody vegetable of choice here) and you just kind of muscle it down as quickly as possible so you don't have to taste it much.

  • Ryan Rauber
    2019-03-06 12:25

    Very good zombie apocalypse read about a loner living on the side of the mountain above a small city in Canada. Gus is a character who fights the zombies with his boomstick, shotgun, beast-van on one hand and alcohol on the other. In fact, his alcoholism is sometimes hard to read at times, the author does a good job in the details of how Gus tries to forget about the world he lives in. This collection contains 3 books in one, with the third my personal favorite. I liked the bleak setting, the characters, and the terror and suspense of a world filled with zombies. And since I listened to the audible version, also really enjoyed the narration. If you enjoy zombie fiction or just looking for something a little different, check out this collection.

  • Jordan Steinhoff
    2019-03-05 12:32

    This could of been a 4 but the 3rd book didn't do much for me.The zompoc comes to the Maritimes.I've not read a zompoc set in Nova Scotia before and I found it quite novel. (ha ha) The setting didn't bring anything particularly unique to the story but the main for the first 2 books, Gus, is a great character who, though alone for most of the books, has great interactions with other characters and alcohol.It's standard zompoc stuff but it's got a great balance of action, drama and humour. The first two books are very good but, the third changes POV and carries on a secondary story that didn't really interest me. If you like zompoc stuff, check this out.

  • Megan
    2019-03-04 12:36

    If you are into the zombies, the apocalypse, or end of the world genres, this series is worth a read. I preferred to listen to the audible version of this one because I especially like the narrator's body of audio work. Warning: lots of language, violence, survival, brutality, and cannibalism.

  • Aaron
    2019-02-25 12:36

    Very well thought out story. This is what the zombie apocalypse would be like.

  • Bert
    2019-03-05 18:36

    A survival story of zombies (the slow kind) and extreme freakiness. I enjoyed every bit of it.

  • Toffeechu
    2019-03-23 12:36

    I came for the zombies, wasn't disappointed. If you're looking for a side of character development, order something else.

  • Cam
    2019-03-09 18:47

    Not a romance. About Zombie apocalyptic. Great narrator.

  • Joseph Baksha
    2019-03-11 16:41

    See Mountain Man Book 1 review.