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After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain.
But as Gus and his fellow painters soon discover, the much-anticipated zombie apocalypse doesn’t start with a bang. It starts on a Monday. And barricading themselves inside a megastore isn’t the end.
It’s just the beginning.
©2017 Keith C. Blackmore (P)2018 Podium Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By ben seymore on 24-05-2018

Gus is back!

great prequal to a great series with an amazing narrator! only wish there were more

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-07-2018

No sleep

I loved this book and could not wait for more. Downloaded the next 3 books strait away and started listening. While listening to these books it feels like your watching a movie in your mind. Love love love

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy S. Thomson on 19-04-2018

Confessions of a zombie apocalypse painter

The perfect beginning to a awesome zombie apocalypse story. I got to know who Gus was in the books before this one but I always wanted to know how he survived the outbrake, what happened to his girlfriend and how he came across some of his, what I would call, his signature 'tools'.

This book is the ribbon on top of the pile of Corpses you've been waiting for. Viva La Gus!

Oh, and RC Bray is still awesome- Duh!

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Brian on 20-04-2018

Thank you!!!

I loved the Mountain Man series, have listened to it a few times now. The story and narrator are great and it is easy to relate to Gus and the challenges he faces.
When I read online that there would be no more books in the Mountain Man series I was quite disappointed. Then I saw this book was released and I quickly bought it and listened to it in one day. it didn't let me down, it closed the loop on a lot of back stories and provided the zombie fighting action that I enjoy.

Thank you for writing this book! Please think about writing another Mountain Man book in the future.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 17-04-2018

Another Chance to Walk With the Mountain Man!

When I reached the end of the Mountain Man series it was a bittersweet moment. I'd reached the end of the story of one of the most real-feeling characters of this rather crowded genre. I'd walked with the Mountain Man and his companions through many adventures and like most I felt like I had a friend in Gus. For the most part he was just an ordinary guy doing his kind of best to cope with his world being torn apart and infested with zombies with all the horror that brings.

The slightly odd thing about the original series was that by the time we start with Gus the zombie apocalypse has done its worst and we meet a character who is already through the shock phase and is well into the longer term mental and physical effects of being one of the few survivors.

This new book gives us a chance to walk with Gus again. A slightly younger and less jaundiced Gus but still very much Gus! We get a healthy helping of great Gusisms and lots of Blackmore's trademark zombie horror and pointed dialogue. Gus treats us frequently to his own brand of the coarse male crudeness that we all love him for and naturally with the voice of RC Bray (who else?) bringing it to us all feels right in Gus's dystopian world.

It's a chance to walk with the Mountain Man once more and fill in some of the blanks from the original series. Thanks Mr Blackmore!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Gilly on 18-04-2018

Great Addition To The Series!

Any additional comments?

I loved the Mountain Man book series and this is certainly not a let down.

Once i had finished the original books i was guttered that it had finished so had to buy the prequel straight away. It is a great insight into life before the mountain man and how it all started going wrong for gus. The story line wasn't as great as the original but if your a fan, it really wont matter.

RC bray is also a phenomenal audio book narrator, top draw!

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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