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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,522 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Martin Narrator: George Newbern Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9780739383629
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba

When their plane crashes in frigid, remote mountain wilderness, Dr. Ben Payne, a gifted surgeon facing a painful separation from his wife, and Ashley Knox, a young magazine writer en route to her wedding, are thrust together in this life-and-death situation. As the days turn into weeks, their physical wounds begin to heal while they are forced to confront surprising and painful truths about their lives. The intimate conversations and their reliance on each other for survival spark a quick and extraordinary connection. As desperate as they are to be saved, they wonder what will happen when they return to their lives. Both a tender and page-turning read, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/10/2014

    " This book seemed like a very slow read for me. It felt very methodical but it had to be to explain how Ben was thinking, getting them off the mountain after the crash. I liked the chapters going back and forth with him talking in his recorder and with him trying to help both he and Ashley. If I ever got stuck somewhere like this, I'd hope it would be with someone who could keep his head together and a doctor too! I was not expecting the ending, which had me in tears. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cielle | 2/8/2014

    " Looking for a good clean romance with a little adventure? Here's your book. The only thing I didn't like was feeling guilty for eating anything while reading, since the main characters are practically starving :). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Storm | 2/6/2014

    " I really enjoyed this story, and was in suspense from beginning 'till end. About mid-way through I was thinking it was a little too cheezy, and Ben Payne's recordings to his wife were almost unrealistically loving...but at the end when it all came together I realized why much better. Very suspenseful and interesting, and I loved seeing how they survived in such harsh circumstances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/2/2014

    " Wow -- I wasn't expecting much from this book -- just a regular boy meets girl novel. It was so much more than that -- adventure and an unexpected twist at the end. Really liked it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malina | 1/27/2014

    " I enjoyed this story. The twist at the end surprised me. The survival tale against harrowing odds and refusing to leave the girl behind made it interesting. A love story really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patsy Matthews | 1/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. I like survival stories (along with a little romance)! I was also surprised by the ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denice | 1/7/2014

    " Best book I've read in a long time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sallie | 1/6/2014

    " When two people are stranded in the snowy mountains of Utah following a plane crash, the story of their survival is laced with too many coincidences. I was most bothered by the dialogue, which was extensive and full of wit. Hard to believe anyone would feel so chatty when suffering broken bones and starvation. The twist at the end explained some of the forced plot choices in the novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 1/2/2014

    " An amazing book! Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsie | 12/14/2013

    " Really liked this book. The end will surprise you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/30/2013

    " Predictable and a little mushy, gushy at time but all in all, a satisfying and entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 11/11/2013

    " If you like Nicholas Sparks, Charles Martin is for you! Please give him a try; you won't be disappointed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/1/2013

    " Survival story. Little unrealistic but enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannene Simonton | 10/29/2013

    " I so enjoyed everything up until the ending. So disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 10/29/2013

    " Another winner by Charles Martin. Beautiful ending. Im not one to cry while reading, but his last few books have sucked me in, and found me teary eyed at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LeAnn | 10/23/2013

    " Better than I expected it to be. The character development was great and you became friends with the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 10/19/2013

    " So good, warm and fuzzy! 4.5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica Finley | 5/13/2013

    " OMG, THIS was the most fantastic book! It was a survival story (plane crash in the frozen mountains), adventurous and had a surprising twist at the end that I was not expecting that made me cry TWICE at the end. I LOVED this book and highly recommend it . . . it was definitely a page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/12/2013

    " LOVED it! Kept me up late and made me cry. Thank you Readers Digest for including this selection in the last book I got before canceling my subscription after getting my Kindle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Bartz | 10/8/2012

    " Two stranded after plane crashes in snowy mountain. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 10/1/2012

    " This was a real page-turner for me. The author used realistic descriptions and details that had me feeling I was there with them, surviving the plane crash and digging my way down the mountain in that landscape where "hell had indeed frozen over." I loved the plot twist and the ending. A great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 7/20/2012

    " Liked this most at first but felt it became a little predictable by the end. Still, will seek more by this author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay Huck | 7/13/2012

    " Our book club loved this book. Surprised by the ending. Looking forward to reading more of Charles Martin's books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lawanda Day | 7/10/2012

    " This was my first Charles Martin book, and I am definitely a fan. This book will leave you wanting more. Wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Matlock | 5/5/2012

    " Great, heartwarming story! I read this book in one day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura G | 2/22/2012

    " Charles Martin has written a beautiful story about forgiveness and redemption. The characters were easy to fall in love with. I was drawn to the characters and their lives. I wanted to read more just to keep in touch with them. I look forward to reading more by Martin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/6/2012

    " Good summer read - kept me entertained. Had planned to read it on a flight from Oregon to Atlanta, but changed my mind when I realized the book started with a plane crash! Kinda slow at some points, but kept my interest. Great twist at the end that I definitely didn't see coming! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/31/2011

    " Faith based book that was very engaging. A very enjoyable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 10/27/2011

    " I couldn't put this book down. The end had a morbid twist. But it was still a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Hoy | 8/24/2011

    " A very emotionally difficult book to read but what a story! And, you truly get drawn in to the truly horrific situation of the characters, finding yourself flipping to the last pages just to see if anyone survives. Very well written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Madeline | 6/25/2011

    " A mediocre book by an author whom I really like.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 6/21/2011

    " Charles Martin writes amazing love stories and this one is no different. It is a grown up version of Hatchet by Gary Paulson. His descriptions of what it took to endure in the cold wilderness and rough terrain had me cringing. I can't wait for his next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/20/2011

    " I loved this. From the first sentence, I was drawn in, and couldn't put it down. Until . . . and then I was so let down. Even though I should have seen it coming. I really liked the writing style of Charles Martin and found this to be an easy, enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taryn | 6/19/2011

    " It takes a lot for me to say a book was "amazing" but this was just that. Great story and one of the better books I've read in some time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lila | 6/18/2011

    " Great adventure, suspense novel and love story in one with an interesting twist. I mostly figure out these things, but only had a hint at the end. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 6/12/2011

    " I hesitated to read this book thinking it was another predictable romance. I'm glad I changed my mind. I enjoyed the survival aspects of the book and kind of skimmed through the romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimi | 6/7/2011

    " An excellent book about determination and survival. It is our Book Club book this month. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moyra | 5/28/2011

    " A beautiful read revealing some aspects of the inside world of a man's heart ... and a great twist "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlene | 5/17/2011

    " I agree with some of the reviewers that this story did require some "suspension of disbelief" at times, but otherwise, haunting and beautiful. I look forward to reading more from Charles Martin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 5/16/2011

    " LOVED this book. Great story about mountains and love....seriously, how could it get better? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 5/15/2011

    " This book is a quick read and I liked it a lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 5/13/2011

    " Really liked this book. It was well written and had a twist at the end I hadn't expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/10/2011

    " I wasn't super impressed with his book Wrapped in Rain, but this one was really good. Knocked it out in one day and loved that an ending actually surprised me. Worth the time to read! "

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About the Author
Author Charles Martin

Charles Martin is the author of several novels. When not writing, his hobbies include bow hunting, working out, and Tae Kwon Do, in which he currently has a black belt, though he notes he is “the least flexible person you’ve ever met.” He lives with his wife, Christy, and their three sons in Jacksonville, Florida.

About the Narrator

George Newbern is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a television and film actor best known for his roles as Brian MacKenzie in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, as well as Danny in Friends. As a voice actor, he is notable for his role as Superman on the Cartoon Newtork series Static Shock, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. He holds a BA in theater arts from Northwestern University.