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Absolutely love this series. The characters are well written, whole beings. The series starts well and follows through to the end.
You really get a feel for family in MHI. The characters have connections and you begin to care for them and root for them.
Oliver does a great job delineating characters. One of my biggest pet peeves with audiobooks are readers who can't distinguish individual characters. Oliver Wyman does a great job.
And the narrator rocks! Don't know if I will read the others or not. I would recommend this book
The scene when time shifts back, saving Owen's life.
Never even heard of Oliver Wyman. I picked this book up during the last $4.95 sale.
Noah writes and daydreams for the pure joy of transposing his thoughts to the written word. His adventures & dog Dusty are his escape!
This was a great book! The characters were fun and believable and even though it was a book about monster hunting, you really believed it could happen. The development of the plot was excellent. Can't wait for the next book!
Sci-fi/Fantasy fan with a library-worth of reading behind him
It's a good story. It's good writing. It can be corny and even stupid, but obviously (looking at my scores), I genuinely enjoyed it. And when it comes down to it, that's what really matters. I wanted to keep listening, I ran through it in two or three days.
The narrator sucks at doing women's voices. He can do two tones: angry, and meek. And they all sound too similar to some of the less-masculine males, like Trip.
The author/protagonist is a gun nut. If you aren't it can get boring and sorta freaky hearing him describing guns forever and as better than porn, etc. (not exaggerating either)
The author is also a right-wing libertarian who hates the government and it is a constant throughout the book. He also worships the South.
Also, for me at least, when I found out that the protagonist was basically just the author, except in better shape and fighting monsters, a lot of scenes just came off as some sort of odd ego-stroking fantasy.
Now for my biggest pet peeve which showed up consistently for the second half of the book: the "professional" monster hunters are ridiculously bad at fighting (master) vampires. The shoot them endlessly, despite shooting (with non-extreme guns) having absolutely no effect and it being utterly apparent (in the description we get). It drove me nuts after a while. Even for the newbies who hadn't fought them before which gave them an excuse, after a while they had been fighting them, and they should be figuring this s--t out. They repeatedly talk about how important staking is, yet they only stake ONE vampire. What? And they constantly unload heavy weaponry, putting the vampires down for a few seconds, and then just stop and watch them heal. RUN UP AND STAKE IT OR CUT ITS HEAD OFF D=
Anyway, lotsa minor issues, and a few rather major ones, but for a first book I was very impressed. If like monsters, action, explosions, and some laughs, put down the credit and grab it.
Good book. I enjoyed it throughly. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the books in this series. The narrator was a pleasure to listen to.
Say something about yourself!
Picked this book out of the blue, figuring I would try something different than the Charlaine Harris, Molly Harper and Mary Janice Davidson books I normally buy. I was so impressed, I listened to all of the ones in this series and then downloaded the two in Correia's other series. I'm really looking forward to the next one in this series though. Loved all of the fight scenes, the descriptions of the action make it feel like you can actually see what is going on, I found myself sitting in my car twice, just to finish a chapter (I probably looked like a brainless moron, staring off into space listening.) I'm a serious fan now.
I liked the trips to the other world and to ancient Mexico. I didn't really like the main character. I just couldn't relate to him in a positive way. He seemed like a stupid tough guy. The other characters also did not hook me. I can't put my finger on it, but it seemed like the characters weren't developed fully.
Ancient Mexico tribes and religion and supernatural beings. The main character's love interests.
It moved quickly. I didn't care at some points.
Needed better writing, and less cheese.
Very very Energetic
All the parental drama was almost useless.
Too easy for the characters, no fun in finding the end of the story.
The reader's performance is great, adding depth to Owen that wouldn't be there in the text alone.
The gargoyle attack was pretty awesome.
Oliver brings life to Larry Correia's words in much the same way that a skilled actor brings his script to life.
I wasn't particularly moved by any point in this book; it was like a roller coaster or an action/horror movie. It was exciting and a lot of fun.
This series reminded me of the Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries. It's nowhere near as sexually charged as that series, but it has the same sense of pulpy fun. This book isn't putting on airs and trying to be great literature, instead it is great at being a fun book to listen to. Many times through the story I found myself laughing out loud, exclaiming in surprised fear at the situation or cheering on the characters as they battle forward. All in all, it was a good read.
I was shocked by how bad this was with all the high marks. This would be a good action MOVIE, not a book. My goodness it was boring and filled with silly try-to-be-funny pokes at various politics. It started off OK, even though a little lame in the funny, but just proceeded to be way too long-winded. Mr Wyman is an excellent narrator, but the substance kind of stinks compared to David Weber's books, so he doesn't really help the story much.