I must admit I only bought this book because I liked Correia's Grimnoir series, and I mostly liked those because of Bronson Pinchot's narration. This book is similar in style, but the main character is way more chatty than Heavy Jake Sullivan. There have been times when I'm driving along laughing out loud at the dialog. This book's characters are more 3 dimensional than the Grimnoir series. More like real people, less like Marvel superheroes.
I'm finding myself eager to get into the car to continue the book, and that is always a good sign. The story is fast paced, there's attention paid to the little details we know people think about but authors seem to leave out of the internal dialog, and the mystery of what is happening gets doled out in nice, reasonably spaced out chunks. There have been times I knew what a character was going to say before he/she said it, but that just shows how good the characterization is.
For the narration, Oliver Wyman does a good job. There could be a bit more distinction between his character voices, but it's easy enough to follow dialog when multiple people are talking. His voice and pacing are easy to listen to for hours at a time, and he has definitely captured the wry, self-deprecating wit of the main character.
All in all this was an unexpected gem, and it is easily worth your time and a credit. I fully intend to buy the rest of the books in the series.
If you're a gun nut (or even just a fan of military tactics) this book is for you! It's not your standard monster story at all either.
Absolutely LOVED the reader Oliver Wyman, he kept my attention from the first sentence.
Of Course I loved our hero, Mr.Owen Pitt he seemed so naive and innocent and yet so deserving.
I really enjoyed the "Old Man" character, he is so real and yet frustrating at the same time. I just want to tell him to get to the point all ready.
Wish I could have listened all in one setting, My life was on hold for most of the story.
I have never been a Sy-fi reader or lover. I don't care much for para normal either. But this story took away the idea of "made-up" or "couldn't possibly" and turned it into "Oh my gosh" and " they really do exist" I was so surprised I liked it so much and can't wait to start the next story in the series, but first, back to a little real life for a few days. Thanks Larry!
This book was absolutely amazing! Starts off sounding a little like a comedy but it gets really serious really fast! If you like action packed supernatural adventures then YOU MUST GET THIS BOOK!!
I was hesitant based on the title, but thoroughly enjoyed the listen. Wyman always does a great job with voices and giving the characters life. Men in Black meets Indiana Jones, with a little love story to boot.
I've told you once.
Good old enjoyment
it is a different point of view on the genre
consistency in diction and reading ability
First entry into the MHI universe and a great lighthearted story of monsters and gunplay. If you like realistic weapons minutia and stories of rampaging monsters getting blown up with said high tech weapons, this is for you.