Black Mountain: Alex Hunter, Book 4 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Alex Hunter, code named Arcadian, wakes up with no knowledge of who he is, in the care of a woman he doesn't recognize, in a country not his own. But there is a calling deep within him, to return home to Black Mountain. Formed a billion years ago, the Appalachian's Black Mountain hosts a terrible legend. Only one elder remains to guard its long-forgotten, deadly secret and there is a fear that there is evil lurking again. Some hikers have gone missing, and the rescue team sent to search for them has not returned.
Meanwhile, in nearby Asheville, Professor Matt Kearns is drawn into the mystery of an ancient artifact recovered from the mountainside, and an image too grotesque to be real. A survivor is then found half-alive, covered in blood - blood revealed to be not quite human. Alex must confront an age-old enemy of man and discover the truth about his past, and confront the horror that stalks the frozen mountain, and also the one haunting his very soul.
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|Listening Length||12 hours and 51 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||14 December 2012|
|Publisher||Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 18,886 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
312 in Action Thriller & Suspense Fiction
1,057 in Crime Action & Adventure
1,420 in Suspense
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Alex Hunter wakes up with no memory of who he is. He is in Israel with Mossad. But something calls to him and he feels that he must answer that call. It brings him back to the US and to his (unknown to him) home town.
The locals on Black Mountain are being terrorised by something. People are disappearing including someone close to Alex. A convergence of Mossad agents, Alex, and his old Hawc teammates leads to an exciting read and another win for this author.
It flows well from the other books in the Arcadian series and I do feel that they need to be read in sequence for the nuances of the characters and their interactions to be appreciated.
Like the other books in the series I would suggest that the reader not analyse the plot too much but simply read for the fun of it but there was one point where I must admit that I did linger. The non-human characters in this book are based on the legends of a large primate creature which is of course known by different names in different parts of the world - could they have a basis in reality? I find that I keep hoping they just might and so like novels, such as this one, that weave this theme into their plot lines.
Good action; but the Alex out of control, out of his mind and essentially being more wild animal than reasoning human got a little tiresome.
Not the strongest in the series but I will read more.