If you liked the first of this series then all you need to know is this one is better. The story is more action packed, the zombies are still zombies and Owen is still a badass meathead. There are dark forces at work and you can tell this is just the tip of the iceberg. The narration is as good as the first of the series. Can't wait to start the next to see what the old ones are going to try to throw at Owen next.
A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.
I loved every minute of it. Its great to read about a big ugly guy who vanquishes evil and gets the beautiful girl to see that he's worth loving.
Probably have nightmares giving this five stars. This is a very long pure low rent pulp fiction novel filled with corny cliches that make you cringe. Why five stars? For me it did exactly what, I hope, the author intended, It entertained me. I loved the listen and even came to expect and enjoy the cheesy cliches and over the top story line. Not sure how Correia found a publisher with enough foresite (and guts?) to publish these novels but I am glad he did.
I'm a professional driver so I have a lot of time on my hands, and I love Sci-fi and Fantasy
One of the best. Tons of action and dead monsters.
The lead "Z" is still my fav, but not by much, because I really liked all the characters.
I almost did, but I have to eat and sleep sometime.
If they had read/listened to the first book I wouldn't need to - it's more of the same fantastic story.
Love Agent Franks in this book. I know we are meant to hate him but the more we find out about him the more we understand.
If you enjoyed the first book, then you'll love the second. Further character development, more background to the story and more information on the characters past and the secrets they didn't share in the first book.
Another win for both the author and the narrator. Both are awesome! Can't wait for the next book in this series. The narrator is such a perfect fit and brings this 2nd book in the series to life like the first one never ended. Overall, this is my favourite series to listen to currently and have bought them all! You won't be disappointed!
Well Owen Z Pitt of course! Although, I have to say Oliver's voice portrayal of Skippy in both this and the first book had me laughing out loud,during my workout no less, making people steer a wide berth around me while giving me odd looks...
Oh, he absolutely brings the story to life, and does so for all of the Monster Hunter series. This voice actor was a perfect fit. I have downloaded other books based just on the fact that he is narrating. He has an amazing ability to not only alter voices so much you forget it's the same person, but to pitch the humorous sarcasm so perfectly...it's simply a work of art.
Yes. I usually limit my listening to housework and gym but I couldn't with this one. I listened to and from work, while making dinner, and any other time I could get away with it. My daughter got so used to my laughing at, well, let's face it, nothing anyone else could figure out, she often just pointed to my ears, shook her head and walked away.
Definitly start with book 1, "Monster Hunters International" in order to understand many of the references in this book.
Larry Correia has an amazing imagination and comes up with some of the craziest creatures. I think that in almost any other story I would have thought that some of them were just silly, but somehow, in the context of the story, they seemed perfectly plausible.
Fifty something, small business owner, married, no children. Love travel, beaches, tropical isles, classic cars and listening!
I've enjoyed this second in the series as much as the first. Flows smoothly, fast paced and fun. Great narration, easy listen, and a break from my normal inclination towards epic fantasy. I'm looking forward to books 3 and 4!
I still can't get over the fact that this series hooked me like it did, I took a chance and was rewarded, you can too!
Retired RN High end of middle age or short end of old age! Adore Christian fiction, sci-fi fantasy, and mysteries.
yes, it is a fun, well-written sci-fi, that is frequently hilarious.
He was a wonderful choice for the book. Clear voice and and nuances to characters.
I don't listen to any book in one sitting. My attention span isn't that long!
I would not recommend listening to this with children in ear-shot. There is not a lot of cursing, but enough that I wouldn't want families or neighbors to over hear.
Folks, for audiobooks it's not just about the writer, it's also about the narrator...
Monster Hunter Vendetta is the second book in the Monster Hunter Series and much like the first it's filled with monsters, guns, violence, bloodshed, more guns, creepy creatures, heroes, more guns, villains, weird supernatural phenomena...and did I mention guns? Seriously though, I am officially hooked on this series. Correia does a great job of taking the monster genre to a whole new level. Although the second book in the series is not as riveting as the first - it was still a good story and I'm looking forward to listening to the third installment.
What I'm most impressed with is the narrator, Oliver Wyman. I am his new fan. Mr. Wyman in my opinion is by far the best narrator in the audible stable. He has a wide-range of voices - I'm not sure I've heard him repeat one from another story yet - it's quite amazing. He does a great job of not only reading the story - but as a good narrator should - acting it out. (The guy must have had some thespian training along the way.)
Overall Vendetta is good - it gets bogged down in the middle but then picks back up - and of course I was kept interested along the way with Mr. Wyman's expert narration.