The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

Book - 2010
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Stranded in a frigid mountain wilderness after a plane crash, a gifted surgeon and a young magazine writer are forced to rely on each other for survival while confronting painful truths about their personal lives.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767927000
0767927001
Characteristics: 329 p. ; 22 cm.

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julie_18
Jun 19, 2019

Absolutely loved this book!

bibliosara Apr 10, 2019

Wow! Martin is an incredible author. I read this book after watching the movie (starring Kate Winslet and Idris Alba) thinking that the book would be very similar to the movie. I should know better, really, but everyone is naïve now and then! The Mountain Between Us – book version – is perhaps even more intense than the movie. The characters spring to life and are well-developed. In fact, the plot has two parallel conflicts: one is the conflict the characters experience with the natural world, while the other conflict is entirely internal. Both have issues they are running from, especially our hero. He has a mysterious past that is only revealed about 2/3 of the way through the book. There is a subtle Christian element to the book, but it is very much in the background. This book is a powerful testament to love, to the value of life, and to the perseverance we must demonstrate in order to overcome the impossible.

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rooby2s
Feb 06, 2019

I felt cheated. I was lured into reading an interesting book with awkward situations, and ended up reading a romance novel. Not for me.

ArapahoeMaryA Feb 03, 2019

The Mountain Between Us is an interesting blend of survival story/clean romance. It’s a bit schmaltzy, but the quick pace and well-developed characters make it an engaging read.

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momoffive1
Aug 12, 2018

I saw the movie first then read the book.
As usual the two are quite different.
The book was well written, a little slow at first then picks up towards the middle.
Very Enjoyable.

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firefly5
Jul 26, 2018

I watched the movie and that prompted me to read the book. The book is so much better than the movie. The descriptions of the wilderness where the plane crashed were wonderful. The events that took place were completely believable. I became very fond of the characters in the book and so sad near the end. If you read the book you will know why. This is the first book by Charles Martin that I have read and I have requested another.

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JILLYJELLY
Apr 09, 2018

Really a good book. Looking forward to seeing the movie, but I bet the book's gonna be better! I couldn't put it down and read it over a rainy weekend.

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stinkerbelle2004
Apr 06, 2018

Recently saw the movie and decided to read the book. The movie is "based upon" the book but so much of it is different. They took the general story and changed most of it! Book was amazing and I'll be looking into others by this author now.

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marggis
Mar 26, 2018

I totally enjoyed this book, could not put it down, read it within 24 hours. However, I hated the movie, because it trivialized the book.

This is not just a survival book, although living in the mountains of Colorado, I could really picture what was being described. I felt the author treated the setting fairly and was realistic about it and the flora and fauna. And yes, a whole part of the story is the problem-solving of surviving. But Mr. Martin has the two main characters explore and discuss what is married love. There is a bit of a mystery around the male character's relationship with his wife, which surprised me in the end. I thought it was beautifully handled. And I liked the way Martin handled the relationship between the two main characters.

Perfect for a long plane ride, or a vacation! But don't watch the movie...

ArapahoeSummer Jan 30, 2018

After watching the movie, I found the book much more engaging and emotional. Ben and Ashley's struggles are gripping, and Ben's recorded messages to his wife kept me turning the pages.

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ArapahoeMaryA Feb 03, 2019

I had to let her go. She's not coming back. The distance is too great. The mountain between us is the one mountain I cannot climb.

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kira24
Jun 11, 2014

"It may sound cliche-ish, but I married a woman who fits me. I'm one half of a two-piece puzzle."

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