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  • The Hospital: The First Mountain Man Story

  • Written by: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (334 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"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 9,500 words. The first story of the "Mountain Man" series. Contains language and graphic violence. If you enjoy this, check out the rest of the series.

©2012 Keith C. Blackmore (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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rating 3.5

I enjoyed this audiobook due to its similarities to a podcast I frequently listen to. I may listen to the others in the series at a later date.

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Gus is an apocolyptic epitome!

as a Zombie Enthusiast I cannot give this series enough stars. The Hospital roped me in and held me hostage for an entire series! Stellar narration by RC Bray.
Consider me a fan for life. Hooked!

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loved it

can't wait to down load more of this series. of course, Mr. Bray make it even more outstanding.

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Zombie New Borns

I have been enjoying the Mountain Man series and was intrigued when he mentioned his experience at a hospital. I decided to take a break between book 2 and 3 to read this book. I wanted to know what happened at the hospital. This book is great but I could not get past the zombie baby plot. New borns have no teeth. they have no muscle mass to even roll over or lift their heads. How the fuck are these things crawling around doing anything? 😒 This was to ridiculous to get past. But other then that nonsense it is a great series.

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The Mountain is not a hero, just surviving barely

I listened to Mountain Man prequel, which I really enjoyed, The Hospital is a well written story, with excellent narration. I will be getting other books in this series.

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Good short story

The performance? It's RC that man could read a cereal box nutrition and it would sound amazing. The story was very good as a brief introduction to the story line. It went well enough that I am now interested in the actual stories.

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Worth the purchase

Real good short story. Catching, just like the rest of the series. Run Gus, run!

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The Hospital

Bone chilling. I'm probably going to have nightmares f for weeks. A whole previously (for me, anyway) element to the zombie apocalypse theme. One I won't soon forget.

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wear a cup

very violent and with some black humour its got a reasonably intelligent yet shallow main character, good shock value, and will be enjoyed by those who like the genre.

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Awesome!

Perfect for starting the series! It give you everything; laugh, cringe, panic and stress!
A perfect first story for a perfect serie!

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 2015-04-25

40 ROLLS OF ASS CLEANING GOODNESS

If my headline bothers you, stop now, you will hate this book. Augustus Berry is not the most cultured of men. He is fat, balding and loves to drink himself to a stupor. He has no military experience (how unique is that for a Zombie book.), he survives, because he has watched enough horror movies to know the correct way to behave in an apocalypse.

This is gory, scary and smelly. Yea, you will smell things you don't want to smell. It is not just bloody and gory, it is very scary. Watch out for the Stephen King's "Misery" scene, but mostly watch out for the babies!!

At the time I am writing, this is free. Get this in your library before someone changes their mind. This is the best short story I have listened to, Paid for, or otherwise in a long time.

R.C. Bray is one of those narrators that is the tipping point for a book, when you are trying to decide if you should purchase.

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  • Siva H.
  • 2019-12-02

Meh

I do agree with a previous reviewer that this story seems to be geared toward men, which is fine. More importantly, the writing is mediocre. I get bored with statements like, "he scratched his balls, then turned to the right" as if scratching balls has anything to do with his decision to turn a corner (maybe this is female ignorance -- perhaps balls help a great deal with directions, who knows?!) OR "he used his ass to open the door, then scratched his balls one last time before raising his gun." ... Ok...?? Story itself is ok, I think the situation w/ Alice was fun/entertaining but overall just meh with the whole thing.

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  • Tracy P.
  • 2018-06-30

The Hospital- What a Fun Short Story!

Thanks for my first taste of the Mountain Man and Gus's fight against “Gimps” and psycho humans alike! This story was crazy scary, funny, and a great new spin on fighting Zombies!

Also, enjoyed the preview of the Mountain Man Series! I’ll be back for more!

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  • Cassandra
  • 2015-09-26

Good book

Pretty good short story. Great for a quick read. This story was well written and kind of creepy I would recommend.

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  • Kim Venatries
  • 2014-05-14

Not Sure About This Series?

I got this after listening to the Mountain Man and I get why the reviews for The Hospital are on the average side. In the Hospital you get a taste of who Gus is but just a taste. Do yourself a favor and get The Mountain Man. You'll get to know Gus better and enjoy Mr. Blackmore's fine story telling skills. I really liked that story and I am looking forward to more of the Mountain Man.

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  • As happy as a monkey with two bananas in his hands
  • 2014-06-11

Your worse fears about hospitals and then some!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it is a nice short and sharp story. With excellent narration and it will leave the listener wanting more!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story?

I like how the main character does a roving commentary of his plans and habits

Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Another one of Bray's excellent works. I buy books now sorely because of his narration

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Attack of the blood sucking babies

Any additional comments?

Just download it! And you may as well download the followup book. I just wish the author would write the next one!

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  • Daidry Watson
  • 2019-07-25

The Hospital

Dislike the profanity. Not a fan of this genre of novel. Please do not recommend me any more of these

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  • Mark C. g.
  • 2019-11-18

Don't recommend

Really stupid, pointless story. Couldn't finish it. Would not recommend to others. Not worth the price - even though it's free.

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  • Yuvett
  • 2014-05-20

Not Your Usual Last Action Hero

What other book might you compare The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story to and why?

I am sure "The Walking Dead" series came to most peoples mind.

Any additional comments?

I love it when I get a taste of a book especially just a sample of one like "The Hospital" makes me more inclined to spend my credits or buy it. The narrator R. C. Bray set the tone for the book he keep me mesmerized to the storyline. I like the fact that that the main character of the book is not no super hero but just an ordinary man without any training in weapons or combat just a "plain Joe" that everyone can relate so far. I will get the next in the series after enjoying this sample.

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  • Midwestbonsai
  • 2014-04-02

I Need More Mountain Man

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-11

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-06-08

good

This is a great free listen that provides a good example of the Audible listening experience!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-21

Its a great story

This is a great short story.. The narrator is very professional and I recommend to other people to listen to this story.

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  • starlyte
  • 2019-06-08

Zombies here, zombies there...

OK, baby zombies, slightly different, but not enough for me. The guy who can torture but not kill? Entertaining though, enough for me to look for another by the same author.

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  • Michael
  • 2016-07-11

A good free book

This is a great free listen that provides a good example of the Audible listening experience!