I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
This one was like an action flick that just has little too much action, to the point where you get tired of seeing it. It's rare for that to happen, but that's what this book does. And the hero is a bit too "tough" guy, being pissed at people that he really doesn't need to be pissed at. But overall it's till a fun read and I hear the next one is better.
YEP. I mean this stuff is cheesy but like in the way the show Arrow is bad but good. It's so action moviey and filled with tropes and cliches but FUN. You can't tell if the author aware of how bad is it but I hope not because that's kinda what makes it good. I went from the 1st book immediately to the second, the third one lost me a bit because it shifts main characters from the big dumb hero to the cheesy southern accent father figure but I might be sucked back in if the mood strikes.
This is a great series. There's definitely some language in this book (though, it seemed less than the first one).
Pitt and MHI find themselves facing the past in order to save the future. Pitt goes through hell and back again to save the world from the old ones again. We learn more about some of the other characters in the cast in this book, and it makes us want to spend even more time with them.
I caught myself laughing quite a bit with this one. I loved the "Troll" character, and how he spoke. I listened to the audible version, and that probably helped. The jokes were awesome.
All in all, a great book if you like supernatural (the show) type scenes/banter. Great stuff!
There were some great characters and fabulous moments. I really liked the "Troll."
Everything about the "Troll..." The Gnome scene was probably the best. I loved it.
The "Monster Hunter" series is something that your sane voice is telling you to hate, but the sheer ridiculousness of the story coupled with the over-the-top machismo and cheesiness somehow overrides that voice. In the end, you find yourself thoroughly enjoying the ride and groaning as required.
This book is like a comic book sans art work. What is fun is how the author has liberally pulled upon other references (think H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, etc.) and brought them along for the ride. The second book in the series, it did a good job of continuing the story from the first book. Although this book could stand on it's own, you'll be much better situated if you start with book one.
In summary. if you have a good sense of humour and can tolerate ridiculous situations and dialogue, you will enjoy this book. If this isn't your cup of tea, then avoid this series. I'm just crazy enough to have found it very enjoyable.
Fun, energetic and full of detail. A little long for my taste but a quirky fun story overall.
Finally! While books 1, 3, and 4 in the series have been available with Whispersync for some time, this title was strangely absent until early in December. Weighing in at 23 hours, the heftiest of any of the Correia novels so far, Whispersync was a must.
I tend to do a lot of research before starting a new series, and Correia's books were no different. Thanks to the many helpful Audible listener reviews, I knew that some listeners and readers had complained about the verbosity of Correia's early writing, and that's one of my pet peeves in reading or listening. I was in the middle of listening to the Hyperion books at the time, and the excessive attention to mundane details was growing highly annoying.
Because of that, I opted to start with the first Grimnoir book of Correia's, rather than the slightly-earlier-in-his-career Monster Hunter. It's still no slouch at 16 hours, but Correia (or perhaps his editor) was learning to tighten up the writing to achieve the right balance between detail and velocity. Because it was such an incredible listen, I decided to give the Monster Hunter series a try. But to soften the blow of a 21 hour book, I went with the Kindle Edition + Audible Whispersync combination. This was almost perfect, and I'll be hard-pressed to ever do another 15-hour or more Audible book unless I can Whispersync to the Kindle version. I listened to the excellent narration in the car, but moved forward at a faster pace when I was at home or lunch reading the ebook.
When I finished the first Monster Hunter, I was all set to buy the rest of the series, because I knew I would be going all the way to the end. But alas! The second book (and second book only) wasn't available with Whispersync! I cried; I wept. I considered going forward with just the Audible version; I considered going forward with just the Kindle version; I considered buying both at full price/credit and manually jumping back and forth. But at the end of the day, the lack of Whispersync just caused me to move on and enjoy a number of other excellent books (and some not-so-excellent) from my Audible library.
If it's not obvious by now, I'm a Whispersync junky. I'm almost always willing to pay a slight premium to have both text and audio versions available to jump back and forth. Not as much of a premium as they want, for instance, for the Star Wars books, but the $3-4 adder for Correia's books is just right.
So when I found that Vendetta with Whispersync was available in early December, I was elated and purchased both versions immediately.
If I was reviewing just the Audible version alone, I'd give it:
* 5 stars for story
* 5 stars for narration
* 3 stars overall
As you might expect, the points off would be for the slow pacing and verbosity. There are certainly areas where the attention to detail becomes overwhelming, especially for the audio version. I don't consider this nearly as much of an issue for a print or ebook version since I can read so rapidly. But when I'm bottlenecked by the narration, I become impatient.
With Whispersync, I'm much happier, and I'll add back in a star. I'm still going to dock it slightly for the verbosity, but I'm thankful that Correia has improved this aspect in later novels.
Story? Amazing as always, although I must confess that I felt slightly cheated by the conclusion.
Narration - Perfect. No complaints there.
Finally finding time to enjoy my first love... "reading" ... in a whole new way that fits into my busy schedule.
Vendetta, the second in the Monster Hunter series is very good, action packed...easily keeping my interest. The narrator was exceptional. The plot and character development was done well. I liked that you got to know and understand Myers and Franks a little better in this installment. As I have others by Larry Correia, I would highly recommend this book. The only complaint I have is that there was QUITE a bit more heavy hitting cursing in this novel than his previous ones. I am an adult, so normally I can over look it, but for me, it seemed a bit too gratuitous.
It almost made me cry, Damn good book.
This series is the best I ever read.
Audio book fan girl
The last scene with the tree was pretty cool.
The narrator does a great job with voicing the characters and keeping their voices constant throughout the story. He also doesn't overdo it. It's just right and fits the story type.
There's lots of stuff about guns. Lots. No, seriously....lots. I don't know anything about guns. But thankfully, I've learned the skill of 'skimming' audio books. I didn't mind because I like following the adventures of MHI.