The Mountain Between Us

The Mountain Between Us

Book - 2011
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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 Paperbacks, [2011]
Copyright Date: ℗♭2010
ISBN: 9780767927024
0767927028
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 18 cm

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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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darladoodles
Jan 03, 2018

This relatively short book was big on emotions and peril. The plane crash early in the book sets the stage for the struggle these two people endure to make their way back to civilization. The wilderness details were clearly well-researched and the book had me grabbing for a tissue more than once. Reminded me of Nicholas Sparks at times. Makes me want to read his other novel.

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singidunum_25
Nov 21, 2017

Fast read, just finished within 2 days! Loved it....adopted into the movie with Idris Elba and Kate Winslet in it.
“All my life, I’d struggled in the waves, tossed, turned, thrown about like a rag doll, forever trying to surface, screaming for air, but somewhere some unseen hand held me beneath the foam and froth. But in that moment, you held back the waves, lifted me above the surface, and filled me.”

DBRL_ANNEG Oct 13, 2017

The writing in this book created a very vivid picture of the mountains the two characters are trapped on and the perilous journey they must undertake to get home. It is quite fortunate that one of the characters is an orthopedic surgeon (and a skilled mountain hiker), but if you can overlook those things, I think it's a very compelling read. The characters are likable and I hated to put the book down most of the time; I always wanted to know what would happen next.

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Jeepers1981
Sep 17, 2017

This was an enjoyable read & well researched. After awhile you thought that it must be a non fiction story because it was so believeable. It's a story that is hard to put down. Can't wait for the movie!

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wendyheath
Aug 11, 2017

Two people survive a plane crash, but are badly injured. Stranded, they are forced to trust each other in order to find safety in the deserted wilderness. The Mountain Between Us is a story about survival, but it also becomes a love story

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KoolKym
Jul 05, 2017

Wonderful book, although it did drag a bit in the middle. Great twist at the end! Definitely recommend it, especially since the trailers for the upcoming movie look like they changed the story a fair bit.

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"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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