The Mountain and The City

  • by Brian Martinez
  • Narrated by Victoria Smart
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An epidemic has killed off most humans, turning the rest into beasts with sharp nails, keen senses and an insatiable hunger. Now, years later, a solitary survivor hides in a trailer above a dead city. This is life with the door and windows taped shut, where survival comes down to two, simple rules: stay quiet, and protect the air.
One day, a visitor comes up the mountain. It's a meeting that leads to a fateful decision, and a sacrifice that will change everything.
Collected here for the first time, The Mountain and The City is a post-apocalyptic serial that has kept its faithful listeners on the edge of their seats time and time again.

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A Touching Single Book Post-Apocalypse Novel

The Mountain and the City is dreamy, poignant novel of a young lady in a post apocalypse world. she has lived in isolation for a number of years, since the collapse, but leaves her isolation for an unexpected reason, to readers and I expect the character.

The world itself described was unique. We aren't talking standard template slow zombies, fast zombies, etc, but a world of new ideas. It was a touching story of humanity. When being an uninfected human doesn't make you human, nor an infected inhuman.

I liked how the book wrapped up with part zero, which covered the collapse and the girl.

Both endings (the main story, and part zero) were on the sad side, I do admit.

On a technical note, I found the audio volume level a bit low. It was OK on headphones, but when using my phone speaker I was unable to listen to the book, as opposed to most other books I listen to. The narrator speed was a little slow as well, but the audiobook speed adjustments handle that.
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- Michael Oberhardt

Wasn't sure at first

A story of survival, regret, and redemption in a virus ridden apocalypse. The minimalistic​ nature of the writing threw me at first, but I quickly realized how integral to the story it was. Loved it.
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- Tim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2013
  • Publisher: Brian Martinez