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
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 18 cm


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AL_SUMMER 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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

Jun 30, 2017

Loved this book. Finished it in two days. It's a whirlwind of adventure and emotion that completely swept me away. The flashbacks and the segments where the main character recited into the recorder felt a little jarring which is why I didn't give it the full five stars, but I'm definitely looking forward to the movie coming out this summer.

Apr 13, 2017

Just finished this book and am sorry that it's over. The surprise at the end really got me, even though I had started to suspect something. I loved the fact that it was a wilderness survival story and enjoyed the bond that developed between the two main characters. I'll definitely be checking out this author's other books. Great read!

Mar 30, 2017

This was a great book. For a survival story where the ending is usually predictable, this one caught me totally off guard. Once I reached the end of the book I wanted to pick it up and start it over knowing what I now knew.

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