• Mountain Man: 2nd Prequel

  • Them Early Days
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,090 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Food. Booze. Weapons. Armor. And any toilet paper he can find.

It’s been a rough time for Gus Berry. He barely survived the city of Annapolis as its population underwent a violent transformation, leaving everyone he knew or loved either dead or undead.

Things aren’t much better now, though. In fact, things might have become much worse. Living off the land, foraging for food, water, even medicine, and being able to adapt to a changing environment...it all takes a special individual, with an exceptional skill set and determination to survive.

Gus Berry is not that individual. He needs food. Booze. Weapons. Armor. He needs clothing that fits, and, above all...he needs toilet paper. Preferably two-ply. To get any of that requires him to do the one thing he can’t face doing, and that’s leaving his modern mountain fortress and returning to Annapolis, to the horrors that roam the streets, searching for the living.

To make matters worse, winter looms, and he must get those much-needed supplies before the snow piles high and blocks the roads. Gus’ only concern, then, will be maintaining his sanity.

A second prequel novel to the Mountain Man survival horror zombie series. Contains violence and coarse language. 

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

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Gus takes a Dump

Loved all the other books in the series. However, if not for RC Bray I wouldn’t have made it as far as I did. Title should have been Gus takes a dump. Just bad. Don’t waste your credit.

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A big letdown

This book almost has to be a joke? Enjoyed the previous books but this one spends an inordinate amount of time graphically explaining bowel movements. I’m no prude but this book and it’s content mirrors what the author strains so hard to describe. All puns intended.

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Awful

I have loved the Mountain Man series but this book was just plain awful. We all know Gus is an alcoholic. But this book was nothing but drinking, hangovers, and voiding bowels. Period. Save your money. This book may turn you off the series as a whole.

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loved it

So glad you wrote this. Mountain Man is one of my top three listens. R C Bray was outstanding as usual. He is also the narrator of my top three.

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Story? What Story?

Nothing happened. Just a lotta scrapping, lotta bowel movements. No story. Just survival. Blackmore has run out of ideas and phoned this one in. Very disappointing. I've enjoyed all the other stories.

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Love this series but this was boring!

Extremely boring story line that never really grasped my attention. There were times when I'd listen for a full hour and have to rewind because it was difficult to pay attention to what was going on (due to how flat it was). RC Bray did an excellent job as always but the storyline just wasn't great. At the end, I couldn't believe it was over. I thought to myself, "Wow that's it?" I waited on this release for months and I'm sad to say that I'm very dissatisfied with the end result.

Gus has bad dreams then drinks and then goes to scavenge for food/supplies. That was the story, on repeat, over and over again.

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Gus Baby!!

If you're a Gus fan, don't pay attention to any negative reviews about this book. It is probably the best book in the whole series (IMO). It's all Gus from them early days. The author really fleshes him out in this one and fills in his back story on why Gus was drinking so much when we first met him in book 1.

This book had me laughing out load, a little scared in some parts (a first for this series), a feeling that I could relate to Gus just like an old friend.

Amazing job Keith and R.C.! I'm just sorry it ended so soon. I guess now would be a good time to read the free short story "The Hospital". It feels like after book 0 and book 0.5 is where the Hospital fits.

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Great!

I've always found Blackmore's writing to be captivating and Bray really brings it home with his amazing voice talents. This book was a great bridge. I enjoyed having a few questions answered from the first prequel; it has also let a few linger, while creating a new character for me to wonder over. Now I want to listen to rest of the books, again!

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great book. bridged the gap perfectly.

I loved it, and now the story is complete. great job and very entertaining

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Zombie Apocalypse meets Leaving Las Vegas

I preface this by saying I’ve listened to the entire series and really enjoyed it. 75% of the story just reminded me of Nick Cage drinking in the shower…

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  • Dave M
  • 02-10-22

disappointed

there comes a time when an author decides to just cash in on a successful series and this is it - I love the mountain man series but this 2nd prequel is just rubbish - no story - quite frankly it's boring - the series of other books is funny and edgey but belive me this does not live up - if it wasn't for the always brilliant r c bray I would have binned off listening to it - read and love the rest of the series and don't poison the experience by listening to this.

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  • max
  • 02-23-22

What Happened?

The other prequel was blooming fantastic but this…..?

It’s just a cash££ in story. Can’t believe I was looking forward to another ‘MM’

PS….Still love you Mr Blackmore….just not sharing my pizza with you….not after this.

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  • Ed B
  • 02-10-22

good book

I read this book when it came out back on the kindle, I thoroughly enjoyed reading, I also thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook, Bray as usual does a great job conveying Gus's mental struggle, The story picks up a few days after the ending of the first prequel, with Gus wallowing in guilt and self loaving and having to deal with it the only way he can think of... Drinking. very enjoyable, also the plot error at the end of the prequel is amended in this book.
strongly recommend for any mountain man fans and fans of apocalyptic zombie horror too

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  • Lewis Tod
  • 02-14-22

Enjoyable

I'm a fan of the mountain man series and Mr Blackmore, so I'm probably biased. That being said it's a great story giving us some background into Gus' early plight in the zombie mayhem. Now I'll be going back through the series again.

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  • Tracey
  • 02-11-22

Loved it.

Once again Keith C Blackmore ♥ has kept me on the edge of my seat with the antics of Augustus Berry, better known to his fans as Gus.
plenty of action to retain the listeners attention, makes me want to start this amazing series again.

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  • Tjm
  • 02-18-22

Ahhhh never say no to more Mountain Man!

Another great story of our beloved Gus, great to hear more of how he got through the early days , I will never get bored of listening to these books. Whilst it may not be as action packed as the other books, it still gives you insight into how he became the way he was . Thanks again Mr K.C. Blackmore and Mr R.C.Bray. Look forward to more =)

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  • nicky bardsley
  • 02-13-22

Absolute class. 5 stars

Without doubt the best series of books I’ve read. Ive been hooked since the first.

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  • Bex
  • 02-12-22

Poor!

First prequal was pretty good, encouraged me to get the second book. Unfortunately it degrades into chapter after chapter of self pity & someone eagerly drinking themselves to death. Oh boohoo, poor me, I've survived an Apocolypse! Sucks chunks!

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  • S B.
  • 05-31-22

The author makes you care

The author makes you care about his lead character.
Gus is just an ordinary guy trying to survive, not an expert or a hero, just a bloke dumped into an apocalypse.

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  • GavLH
  • 04-09-22

Great addition to the series

This helps fill in the gaps that fans of the series want to hear. We get the events from the just after the outbreak to the end of the first winter on the mountain. Really hoping for another prequel as this series is one of the best out there

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  • Troy
  • 02-14-22

Too much drinking

I’ve enjoyed this whole series, but I think Gus’s drinking problem was covered adequately in the main series. This was just a detailed description of him trying to slowly drink himself to death, with little in the way of interaction or conflict. The scene with Ray Ray was probably the most interesting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-22

king of the zombie scene say iiiiiiiiii

funny,gritty,boozy and witty,if you enjoy a good gore fest,with lashings of rum,buck shot and nerve frying isolation,then youl love Gus's berry,and the undead f*#ks

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  • ninky nonk
  • 05-25-22

Thirsty

Nailed it again with this one. Every one of these books makes my want to smash back a Rum or any bottle of booze. Such a great series. If you haven't read Mountain Man than do it now. R.C Bray your the man.

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  • Simon
  • 03-01-22

Please keep going With this series

I love Gus Berry - this entire series is absolutely perfect. Thank you Keith C Blackmore

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  • David B.
  • 02-18-22

Welcome Back Gus

Eagerly awaited this title when I saw it was coming and I was not disappointed.
Great performance by RC Bray.

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  • Brrmsh
  • 02-15-22

Pointless Cash Grab

Good narration as always by R.C. ray but very little happens so can't recommend buying it.

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  • Luke
  • 02-14-22

This series is just epic. Enough said.

Gus is a boozy, farting, overweight slob with a Zombie problem. He survives the apocalypse like a true tradesman. Legend.

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