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Electric wheels. Axes and leather. And the long road into madness.

After securing the vast government bunker of Whitecap and learning of her affliction, Collie decides to head west to challenge the sinister road clan known as the Leather and kill its leader, the Dog Tongue.

Along for the ride is Gus Berry, who knows full well the very thing that is killing Collie is also keeping her alive. His growing affection for the operator is only matched by his dislike of the one called Milo, the very man who shot her, who Collie insists on bringing along on their mission. Gus won’t allow her to venture alone into the Leather-ruled westlands, yet he also knows that to go with her means to die inside.

Together, the special operator, the reluctant survivalist, and the unleashed prisoner will have to depend on each other as they tread into the unknown. There, they will face an ominous new order. An order bent on creating a medieval empire upon the broken wills and spines of their minions, all the while weaponizing the very thing that destroyed civilization in the first place.

Behind Collie and Gus is a pocket of humanity struggling to survive. Ahead of them, an insane army. And to save their people, Collie and Gus will have to kill the one called the Dog Tongue.

What they intend to do is dangerous. Hopeless. Mindless.

©2021 Keith C. Blackmore (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Weak Entry in Best Series in the Genre

Don't believe me that it's the best? Download the free episode "The Hospital" and give it a listen. Heart-pounding tension, genuinely harrowing scenarios, vividly described battles, and gut-wrenching gore are accompanied by relatable expletive-laced dialogue, thought-provoking philosophical questions, and laugh-out-loud commentary. Keith C. Blackmore clearly understands just how ludicrous this apocalyptic premise is and revels in it. You could legitimately picture Graham Chapman (of Monty Python) walking in at some point: "STOP THAT! STOP THAT!  - TOO SILLY!!"
..but that doesn't happen. Instead - if you can suspend disbelief - you can immerse yourself in genuine entertainment. Blackmore's violent but rollercoaster-fun approach makes that effortless.
(Note: This is still an immature offering.. don't expect "literature". Besides being purely adrenaline-fuelled, some of the writing is pretty weak. Blackmore's imagination of children in particular - constantly farting, scratching and sniffing bums, picking their noses - is laughably bad.)

This episode is more a quest-oriented human v human story than other entries, but survival is still the focus. This *is* a zombie book, after all. Masses of single-minded rotting cannibals exist but are nearly all rotted away. Psychopathic humans are the main challenge in Blackmore's evolving post-apocalyptic Canada. But the undead make a gloriously violent appearance.

R.C. Bray is simply the best narrator in the business (*NB: unless forced to do accents).
I have purchased a number of audiobooks merely because his name was attached to the project. Bray's tone is easy to listen to for hours. His instinct for emphasis and sense of cadence/pacing is unparalleled. And there are no accents here. Bray is masterful.

This isn't close to the best installment in the series (not enough zombies), but it’s still worthy of 3.5 stars. Yes, it's cringeworthy silliness.. but buy it, stow your reservations, and enjoy!

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Amazing Keith and RC have done it again

I sometimes get worried around book 6 in a series because the original ideas go away and the author loses the flow of a series, Well that has not happened here. I enjoyed this book so much I was sad it was over. Some would have pieced this book in to multiple books to make more but this was not done here and makes you feel like you get your money worth. If this isn't my favorite in the mountain Man series then it is in the top three for sure.
The Narrator, RC Bray has nailed it once again, when he is reading Gus it makes me feel like Gus is telling me the story and I love that. Mountain Man is the series that introduced me to Bob and he has ruined pretty much every other book not performed by him, thanks a lot lol
Keith and Bob you guys do amazing work together and please keep it up for many years to come

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I love The Mountain Man!

Thank you Mr.Blackmore!
I discovered your mountain man series in late 2020 and have been hooked on you writing ever since.
I especially loved the setting in my home town of Winnipeg. Thank you for that too.
I’m into the 131 Days books now, and it’s amazing how different they are. Great books as well.

Keep up the great work!

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One of the BEST series ever!!!

Started with the Mountain Man series and have pretty much listened to every other book written by Keith Blackmore. Any book written by him has become a top favourite.

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I love this series!

just finished this latest book in the series.. sad that I burned thru it so fast, now what?! lol

..and you really cant go wrong with R.C Bray as the narrator, top notch!

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Blackmore Needs a New Editor or a Break

I have bought and listened to every Mountain Man book to date, but this one really falls short. I have enjoyed 'Gus' world' but it's no longer engaging and all the little issues that bothered me in every book culminated as a massive annoyance in this edition.

For the love of my sanity STOP with the similies! The gross overuse is mind numbing. Blackmore desperately needs to find a better editor/publisher who can expand his vocabulary and smack him with a rolled newspaper when he tries to add similies and analogies as prime content.

Gus as a character is turning into a pouty, man-baby making poor decisions again and again. The main protagonists all speak exactly the same. Cheesy one liners, out-dated references, and petty observations dominate the entirety of this story. I don't think I've rolled my eyes so many times while listening to an audio book.

The only thing that saved this mediocrity is the fantastic narrative ability of RC Bray. He is able to take almost any mess and morph it into something that could be in the running for a Pulitzer Prize... almost.

This Mountain Man fan is sorely disappointed.

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Best yet

This was by far my favourite of the series so far.
Who’d have thought I’d be so eager for the next instalment after the free sample they gave us years back
Cant wait to see where Gus goes next

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awsome book

loved every minute of not only book 6,but the entire series. wondering if there will be more? got to be more, book 7, 8......

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RAMFIST!

Wow what a ride.

Everything about this book is amazing. The ride, the characters, and the story.

Hope to see more Gus one day! Thanks Keith for this masterpiece.

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Gus for mayor of Regina

When this series is adapted to TV/Movie, please cast RC Bray as Gus, as a citizen of Regina who would have clearly been added to the mindless horde, we demand it!

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  • Jeremy Dorminy
  • 2021-03-09

Thank you Keith and R.C.!

I'm so excited about this book. I keep hitting the back button to make sure I hear every word. I love this series! I didn't think there would be another book but here we are!

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  • Jesse
  • 2021-03-11

We need book 7 and we need it now!

Keith and R.C. did it again! Guss has to be one of the best characters out there! This needs to be made into a tv series, screw the walking dead we want Guss!

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  • Shanon
  • 2021-03-12

ONE DESPERATE SITUATION TO THE NEXT, AGAIN & AGAIN!!!

OMG!!! What is with this author?? Ruining a perfectly good story with OVERLY DRAMATIC scenarios every other chapter! It is flat out annoying. I love this genre, the zombie, eotw fantasies and most supernatural styled worlds. What gets under the skin is good authors making beginners mistakes. Mistakes like trying to keep a full length run of suspense throughout the entire book. I have to skip chapters or jump to the end in order to make story worth listening too because it feels like it will never end for find a satisfactory conclusion. Also, mistakes like ignoring basic human psychology and disregarding common sense. This author tries but fails miserably. He also drops the ball when it comes to military tactics while writing in main characters that are supposed to former special forces or high speed low drag soldiers and Marines. They do things and perform ridiculous actions that NO trained military personnel would ever consider! It is highly frustrating. The only saving grace for this book is RC Bray. He is an excellent narrator and brings the book to life. This series is not worth the cost of the credits required to purchase it.

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  • melonie burton
  • 2021-03-10

loved it

Keith C. Blackmore is my new favorite author. I hope to get another installment of mountain man.

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  • Brutis
  • 2021-03-16

One To Far For The Series

I preordered this book because I have read the whole series. That made this a giant disappointment when I started reading it and there was not only anything new but the zombies had turned into friendly chums to have as pals. I gave it my best try to force through but only made four of sixteen-hour book.

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  • Matt White
  • 2021-03-20

More plz

I wish I could say I wasn’t saddened by the ending of Collie🥺 made me cry like a baby
But amazing story telling
I do hope they’res more to come

Looks like I need to actually buy the book books

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  • Mr Dangerous
  • 2021-03-16

Buddy cop movie...

There was too much action, not enough story. The actual story was pretty thin. The buddy cop relationship was obvious and nothing new. Very surface. All this being said, I still enjoyed it.

Bray always gives a good read. He's perfect for this series.

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  • joel whitaker
  • 2021-04-03

waiting for the next part

I like that these books come out every so often so you can get back to the story. I find I miss the mountain man saga then. this book perfectly sets up another book. I really liked that another bottle showed up that was perfect and unexpected!

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  • Upchurch
  • 2021-03-29

Timeless

R.C. Bray, truly embraces Blackburnes' character "Gus Berry". This series has been more than entertaining. The adventures Collie, Milo , and Gus take to search out the Wretched and defile "Dog Tongue", never bore!! An end to story that may or may not be over. God I hope Keith writes more to this story!!! You must listen or read this book, so very very well done. A MUST IN YOUR COLLECTION

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  • James G.
  • 2021-03-16

Amazing..

I don't know if there is a better combination of writer/narrator/book series out there...

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