I have to say that I bought this book because I was just looking for something to fill the void since I had already listened to all the books put out by my favorite authors. I thought the description sounded as though it might be somewhat entertaining. I must now say that Larry Correia has now moved into my list of favorite authors. If you are a Jim Butcher or Simon Green fan than you must get this book. Don't let the description fool you, after reading I think they could have done a much better job in the book description than they did. Great Read.
Monster Hunter International grabs you from the first chapter and carries you through the end in a non-stop action thriller/urban fantasy. It's wonderful - dark, gritty, sarcastic - Larry Correia (in this series) is exceptional.
Enjoyed it very much, takes you away to something that you know could never happen so it's interesting and really lets your imagination take hold when you try and picture the characters and the monsters in your mind. It made my mind into a movie set, it would make a super movie with all of those special effects going on, would be quite colorful.
If you don't want a serious book and something that just holds your attention I say go for it. It's fun, colorful & some parts are really laugh out loud funny, I enjoyed it.
I enjoyed listening to this book. It was fun and very entertaining. As a future writer who loves Sci-Fi Fantasy, I see monsters in a new way. I cannot wait until the next book.
This was a little too gory for my taste and the endless minute details given for every weapon mentioned in the book (and there are a lot) makes it seem more of a guy book to me. However, the story was interesting enough to get me through all that weapons minutia. If I was more into monster stories, I'd happily continue with the series. It's not my thing but if you like monster killing madness, you'll love it. The narration was excellent.
I liked the story and I really liked the narrators way of reading it. It was a performance. He really gave each character their own voice. It wasn't up to Brendan Fraiser's Silver tongue but it was really close. If he could do the sounds and if they had music to go with it it would definitely be 5 stars performance. Just a not, I judge all audio by readings by Brendan Fraiser standards. This was a good book and a good performance by the narrator. Worth listening to.
I usually stick to more fantasy type series... less technology more magic. I was just browsing and came across this author. All I can say is AWESOME...I am a new fan. The plot is very intriguing and keeps you wanting more. The main character (more like a line backer, from the description) is very likable.
I like everything about this book and am looking forward to getting into the next installment.
After finishing the Dresden Files and Nightside series, I looked for something to capture me again. Dresden and Taylor (from the fore-mentioned series) have their own dignity and respectability and the reader can easily side with them. Pitts constantly dotes over his "perfect woman" in a manner that reminds me of teenage girls drawing hearts on their books in high-school. Also, his inane and dishonest responses to others annoy me. I know not all characters can be brutally honest like Dresden and Taylor but false reassurances tick me off--even in fiction. The plot and the narrator are good and I plan to listen to the second book in the series and hope the main character matures a bit.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
Wow, this is the first time I'm totally a dissenting vote. I absolutely loved Correia's Hard Magic and, with the ratings this book got, I was expecting it to be another favorite. I knew it was going to be about fighting with all the inherent blood and guts, but the problem with this book for me is that it just didn't have an interesting story. It seemed to go from preparing to fight an unknown pack of monsters to describing them once they're visutalized and then to the details of the battle and injuries. There was just not enough story line or character development for my brain to wrap around and care about.
On the bright side, the main character, Owen, was very likeable and I loved his sense of humor. The narrator did an outstanding job delivering male and female voices, accents, even a few monster noises. He was the perfect guy for the job.