The story was good, but didn't leave me wanting to get any more in the series. I didn't care for the narrator. His performance was pretty monotonous.
The story is OK. Raise it a star if you like listening to characters opine rapturously about detailed gun and ordinance specifications; Raise it two stars if you are a Southerner, Tea Party adherent, or ex military (particularly the portion of the military that fires guns often (e.g. not the Navy Nuke type I was)). Lower it a star if you are a Northerner or a New Englander; lower it two stars if you are a serious, granola-crunching liberal or, heaven-forbid, French.
I enjoy the Monster hunter books. But be Warned -Apparently The Author is some kind of right wing nut Job. He portrays The Feds(US Government) as Jack Booted Nazi Storm trooper who are Stupid/Corrupt and will do anything up to and including torture of Innocent and the Murder of Innocent people to keep the secret. If this just a minor part of the plot it would be one thing. But it is so prevalent in his writing even as a fictitious/fantasy /paranormal novel it is kind of disturbing.
The book started out a little silly, then the cussing started and I turned it off. Silly is okay but if I want to hear this kind of language, I'll go visit a public school.
I grew up with books....not television.
I have hestitated over purchasing this book because it seemed to have a little too much testosterone for my particular taste. I've come to learn from this site that the review ratings never lie.
Although nothing like the JR Ward or J Frost books I've come to love, this book was fantastic and highly entertaining. If you appreciate "Monster Fiction", add this to your collection. It may not have the romance aspect, but it's not needed. This will be enjoyed by men and women alike.
Just so much fun and the Narration was so far past amazing. I kept thinking to myself, this cannot be the same guy when he read the different voices. The accents, intonations, just everything was perfect. This Oliver Wyman guy is A-Maze-Ing and the first Narrator that I'll search for to see what other books he's done.
I even bought a team patch from the authors website. That is how much I liked these books. Great storys with realistic heroes who get their butts kicked alot. But the good guys pull it off in the end with grit and determination
Interesting premise, characters were pretty bland and a bit forced on "charm." Annoying heavy handed political views peppered through out. Narrator was a bit too dramatic and long on the pauses. played better at 1.3 speed
This book was a lot of fun and action, which is pretty much what I expected. Lots of fight scenes, some laughs, and narrow escapes from seemingly impossible situations (seemingly mandatory in this genre whether you like it or not). This is not a thinking book, it's easy listening entertainment.
It was not as good as Grimnoir in my opinion. The biggest thing that held me back from liking it more is the following...now I fully expected to need a healthy dose of suspension of belief, and that this wasn't going to be a realistic book. However, what I can't stand is the practically invincible foe who doesn't seem to follow any of the basic rules of nature, such as conservation of matter. When a foe gets filled with a thousand silver rounds and hit with enough explosives to bring down a small building, there should be nothing left but a fine red mist. Instead we get, he was fully healed in seconds. Huh? I don't get it, and don't like it. Luckily I can look past that stuff relatively easy, but it still irked me.
The narrator was very good, but not the best I have heard. If I could give 4.5 stars, that's where I think he would fall.
How have I missed these books???? Great story, fantastic characters, and amusing dialogue. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Music by Michael Whalen?? Who would have thunk it?