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.
The cast of characters
Guns, Guns, Guns
All the voices bring the characters to life.
Really looking forward to the next in the series.
This book series is quickly becoming my guilty pleasure. After wondering if I should even continue with Book one, I stuck with it and become more and more enjoyable. I immediately downloaded this book and now the third as well.
It's cringingly corny at times, but the overall plot and the awesome bad guys makes up for it. In fact, I'm starting to feel the cheesy-ness adds to the whole charm.
If you are looking for a simple adventure to escape into, with comic books style action, the world of Monster Hunter International is a great place.
The voice performance is very consistent and very well done. It really adds to the quality of this title.
NONE IT HAS ITS OWN STYLE
I CAN'T IMAGINE ANYONE DOING A BETTER JOB. HIS VOICES ARE VERY IMAGINATIVE ESPECIALLY OF THE MONSTERS
SOMETIMES LAUGH, SOMETIMES CRINGE
PLAN TO LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE SERIES
This book just kept right on going from the first. Just as entertaining and the reader really fits the characters. Great book.
I like the story line but the author is a bit of a windbag and tends to drag a lot of the fight scenes on forever. Narrator does a decent job but reads slowly, this book could easily have been a 17 hour audio book if the narrator spoke at a normal rate.
Sure. It's a fun book that's doesn't take much attention to listen too.
It was a little over the top at times. I know it's fantasy, but still.....
I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) This series is entertaining, just think about the scene as in an alternate reality. If you're interested about more of my thinking, read my review of "Monster Hunters International". Thank you.
By all rights, this is not a book I should enjoy. It's basically chaos and mayhem, one outrageous brawl after another. But the core story is fascinating and the narrator is absolutely terrific. You just get sucked right in to the entire experience. Definitely McDonalds for the brain, but totally enjoyable!