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The Mountain Between Us

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  8,418 Ratings  ·  1,304 Reviews
From the author of Where the River Ends, comes this page-turning story of love and survival.

On a stormy winter night, two strangers wait for a flight at the Salt Lake City airport.  Ashley Knox is an attractive, successful writer, who is flying East for her much anticipated wedding.  Dr. Ben Payne has just wrapped up a medical conference and is also eager to get back East
ebook, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Broadway Books
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The Mountain Between Us is one of those cheesy, sticky-sweet, and formulaic novels. Dr. Ben Payne and Ashley Knox, two strangers, crash in the wilderness. She is a soon-to-be-married writer and Ben is a married, orthopedic surgeon, who is mountain climber and an Eagle Scout.

The chapters are divaded beween flashbacks about Ben's marriage with Rachel and the adventure side of story where Ben and Ashley have to survive in the snowy mountains of Utah. For me, the flashbacks to Ben's family life were
Aug 09, 2010 Carol rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I guess i don't get it. I could not finish reading this book so i skimmed it. Survival stories are one of my favorites but this was just too much to be believed. Everything goes too well for a male doctor and a female writer, both nearly at death's door after a small airplane crash into a mountain. How incredible that they have many of their survival tools at hand. Thank goodness we have a doctor as well. Isn't it great that this duo is dialoguing their wit to beat the band and throwing snowball ...more
Dec 18, 2010 Miki rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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In what may be the longest synopsis in the history of the universe, nearly the entire storyline for The Mountain Between Us is presented so I’ll spare you all the excessive details. Basically, the tale here is of Ashley and Ben, strangers who meet at the airport while trying to get to their respective homes. When an epic snowstorm shuts things down, the two hop a puddle jumper in hopes of beating the weather and continuing on to their
Jan 29, 2017 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Mountain Between Us came across my feed a couple weeks ago (Thanks, Lisa!). I was quite intrigued, as this is a plane-crash-survival story AND it is going to be a movie (coming out in October per imbd)...I was sold!! I absolutely love survival stories...and books that are turned into movies!

I really enjoyed this book and even though there were times I had to suspended disbelief (which is common with fictional survival stories) I was hooked and couldn't read fast enough to reach the ending.

I loved this book. It had many of the things I love. First of all it is a plane crash survival story. I eat that stuff up. Then it had humor and pathos, a strong heroine and a very strong and morally upright hero. The writing was well done. I could feel the cold and ice an snow along with the characters. The author avoided using deus ex machine to get his characters out of their very tight spot. The story was told in the first person from the hero's POV interspersed with diary entries which he w ...more
Jan 11, 2013 JQ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
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Dale Harcombe
Three and a half stars.
Adventure/ survival stories don’t usually impinge on my radar but I after having read another Charles Martin book and enjoying it and recommendations from others about this one, I decided to give it a go. The story concerns surgeon Ben Payne and Ashley Knox, a young magazine writer, who is flying back home to get married. When the plane crashes they are plunged into an unenviable situation, trying to keep themselves alive in mountainous snow covered terrain. To add to the
Célia Loureiro
Apr 22, 2013 Célia Loureiro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Há imensos livros com histórias de sobrevivência. Ultimamente recordo-me de dois: “A Vida de Pi” e “Sozinhos na Ilha”. O primeiro vale por não ser um mote para o enredo romântico, pelo contrário: é sobre o ser humano e o seu lado animal. Daí que seja, de longe, o meu favorito. Depois temos o livro da Tracy Garvis-Garves, em que um rapaz jovem e a suposta explicadora de verão se perdem numa ilha paradisíaca. Tem o seu quê de sexualidade e muito pouco de condições inóspitas, pelo que não conseg
Oct 13, 2010 Kwoomac rated it it was ok
Schmaltzy romance, a Lifetime movie can't be far behind. Dr Ben Payne and journalist Ashley Kno are thrown together after their small chartered plane crashes in the mountains in the High Uintas Wilderness,in Utah, killing their pilot. The setting is described as one of the most remote places in the US. Ashley has a broken leg, Ben just some broken ribs, so it's up to him to get them out of there. Fortunately, both are athletes in superb condition. In addition, Ben's hobby is mountain climbing an ...more
Judy Collins
Jul 26, 2012 Judy Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hollywood Movie News Congrats, Charles!

Awesome Book! Full of drama and suspense with a twist of romance! Could not put it down- finished in 2 nights. Having lived in Ponte Vedra could relate...have read all his books (all 5 stars) If you have not read this author, you are missing out.

Cannot wait for the movie!!
Dri K.K.
Oct 29, 2016 Dri K.K. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Que livro maravilhoso!! Que história incrível!! E principalmente, que personagem foi o Ben, que exemplo de ser humano excepcional! Impossível não se apaixonar por ele!
Uma história cativante, angustiante e inspiradora!
EU AMEIIIIII e recomendo muito, muiiiiiiito mesmo!!!!! ❤❤❤❤
...Agora, como lidar com essa ressaca!??
Feb 06, 2016 Fortunr rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A pretty good survival story - pity it is a bit too saccharine in the end.
Sep 12, 2012 Lindsay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went into this book with some doubts. I got wind that this was "Christian fiction" before I started it and I prepared myself for very heavy-handed God this, God that. Oh, how WRONG I was! This was completely unlike any Christian fiction that I have read before it. You weren't pounded over the head with the Bible every other line. This was so subtle and pure. Despite the harsh environment Ben and Ashley were trying to survive in, this was a soft and gentle story about love and loss, hope and de ...more
Molly's  Blog
Aug 28, 2013 Molly's Blog rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 12, 2010 Glenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Mountain Between Us is an adventure story, a story of survivial, but above all a love story. It's the story of two strangers who charter a plane because the regular flights have been cancelled due to oncoming snowstorms. Ashley needs to make it home to her wedding and Ben is a surgeon with a lot of work ahead of him. The plane goes down in the middle of a snowy wilderness, in the High Uintas in Utah. It's a grueling journey out of the danger, cold and isolation of their predicament but we le ...more
Ler com Lobos
Dec 18, 2016 Ler com Lobos rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Talvez a maior desilusão de 2016.
Manuela Santos
Jul 31, 2015 Manuela Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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“Estou de volta… Terei estado inconsciente muito tempo? Está aqui um cão. Debaixo do meu casaco, aninhado debaixo do meu braço.
Já te falei nele? Não me consigo lembrar do nome dele.
Está a tremer e parece estar a sonhar. De cada vez que o vento assobia, ele tem um sobressalto e rosna.”

Após ter acabado de ler “Até Que o Rio Nos Separe “ do mesmo autor, peguei de seguida neste livro e ainda estou a digerir as últimas páginas, se queria muito chegar ao fim, agora só posso dizer que já estou com Saud
Nov 02, 2010 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Darn the stars...Yes, I really liked this book but the stars always give me problems. I just want to tell you why I liked the book and not have to rate it. One day I feel one way and the next, perhaps, differently.

I have been racking my brain this week, trying to remember how Charles Martin first showed up on my radar. I know that I purchased a few of his books for our library based on reviews. They sounded like pleasant reads that might appeal to our members who like inspirational or gentle rea
Caroline Gurgel
Não gosto quando isso acontece. Tento sempre fazer com que isso não aconteça! Detesto quando todo mundo ama o livro e eu o acho… ok. Boa história, personagens cativantes e um lindo final, mas ainda assim, ok.

Depois daquela montanha conta a luta de Dr. Ben, um médico ortopedista, e de Ashley, uma jornalista, pela sobrevivência em condições extremas após um acidente de avião. Eles tentaram fugir de uma nevasca fretando um pequeno avião, na esperança de chegar a tempo para seus compromissos, mas se
Tawni Williams
Jul 27, 2013 Tawni Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading my second novel from Charles Martin, I think he is my new favorite author! He is able to 'teach' you real things about life in the context of an intriguing story. This one is about love. Not the hot, sweaty, I'm-in-love-because-he's-a-vampire type love (though don't get me wrong, there is a place for that type of entertainment), but it's the type of love that perseveres hardship, trials, and roots itself in selflessness. It would be really boring to just say that - but you BETTER l ...more
May 25, 2012 Melanie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Halfway through the book I literally stopped reading and thought to myself: "This book was only published because Charles Martin had a previous book that did really well and the publishers knew people would buy it just from that." I don't even think his publisher read this book- either that or people's standards are way too low.

This story has been told before, the writing style was HORRIBLE, the dialogue was painful, the characters were undeveloped, and the ending was predictable.

I always try to
Leonor Lopes
Dec 27, 2016 Leonor Lopes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mais uma estreia. Primeiro contacto com Charles Martin!
De facto, a história tem algumas semelhanças com o 'sozinhos na ilha' no entanto, ao contrário deste, o casal vê-se isolado nas montanhas cobertas de neve e com temperaturas negativas, durante 28 dias...

Entrei dentro de uma história de sobrevivência e resistência, e acredite-se que também eu, senti o frio, o medo e até a fome dos personagens, tão bem descritos pelo autor!

Raquel Bernardes
Sep 02, 2014 Raquel Bernardes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vemos a história de Ben e de Ashley que acabam por se cruzar numa viagem e o inesperado acontece. Na viagem de avião particular, acabam por ter um acidente de avião e ficam numa zona isolada em que nada os rodeia. Lutam pela sobrevivência, mas nesta mesma luta acabam por descobrir sentimentos do qual levam a questionar o rumo das suas vidas... Será que Ben fica com Ashley ou volta para a sua vida sem Ashley? História de sobrevivência e de amor que nos leva a imaginar para além da história.

Feb 22, 2016 Mariazita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
É o primeiro livro que li deste autor, e gostei bastante.
Ben e Ashley, encontraram-se no aeroporto num dia de tempestade, quando a viagem é cancelada decidem alugar um avião particular, mas a meio da viagem o avião cai numa zona isolada e gelada.
Ninguém sabia que os dois estavam nesse avião e assim seria impossível o seu resgate.
Sozinhos e feridos eles vão lutar pela sobrevivência,juntos em condições extremas eles irão repensar as suas vidas e os sentimentos entre dois irão mudar.
Um romance de s
Ana Gomes
Gostei, mas estava a espera de gostar mais. Suponho que a escrita de ritmo lento e de algum modo repetitiva tenha influenciado esta classificação.
Liliana Rio
Sep 15, 2013 Liliana Rio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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....Transmite-nos uma avalanche de emoções tão intensa que é difícil não largar umas lágrimas.
É um livro magnífico!!! 5.0*
Nov 05, 2013 Darlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US is a beautiful survival story by Charles Martin. In response to the question of where he got the idea for this story, Charles Martin responds:

“A friend and I were climbing the Woody Ridge Trail in the eastern U.S. It gains 3400 vertical feet in 2.2 miles. The conditions were horrible. My friend—who’d made some poor clothing choices—dehydrated a few hundred feet from the top. Started having decision-making trouble and losing fine motor skills. The temp dropped to about ze
Jan 08, 2012 Wendy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 28, 2012 Janell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The writing style of this author is really poetic and he certainly has a gift for writing. This time, though, it felt as if I had read parts of it before. It really had many of the same elements as When Crickets Cry. In fact, the main characters from both books were so similar there were times it felt like reading the same story. If I had read this one first, however, it would have gotten 4 stars.

As far as the story itself, even though they were supposedly in this dire survival situation, it ne
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