Dad, Dentist, Adventurer. Well... at least 2 of those.
Yeah its got too much gun porn, but it is really fun and totally action packed.
Maybe some depth,
No, because I have read much better books in this genre. Such as the Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry
Maybe the opening scene with the werewolf.
I'm not a very articulate person. That's why I read books and not write them. So, I'm not really sure.
I'm probably going to take some heat for this one but I did not like this book. I just don't get all the great reviews for this book. I'm not saying it was a bad book, it just wasn't for me. I felt there was no depth in this book. None of the characters drew me in. It was just too far out there. It reminded me of a sci fi channel movie. It took everything I had to get through this book and did not hold my interest at all. If you are a someone who loves everything about guns, testosterone, monsters, hot stripper chicks who can kill monsters and a story with no depth then this is the book for you. I think there are much better books out there in this genre. Such as the Joe Ledger Series by Jonathan Maberry. I don't like to give bad reviews but I just couldn't help it with this one
My first Correia book was Hard Magic, which I enjoyed quite a bit. I am unsure if I'll follow that series, after reading MHI and MHI: Vendetta.
I know a couple Libertarians, and I suspect they'd enjoy this more than I did. However, most of my friends are more liberal in their leanings and, while we don't think the government is by any means perfect, we don't condemn them all en masse or assume that anyone who doesn't actively criticize the government to be a "statist" sheep.
Wyman's performance ranges through a wide variety of character types and is sufficiently nuanced despite the narrative's lack of temperate tone. An impressive feat. His characterization of Earl Harbinger is my favorite. The main character, Z, is given a desultory, churlish, and pouting tone which feels appropriate.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
I listened to this after finishing the three Grimnoir Chronicles because it is rated even higher. Since that series turned out to be a pleasant surprise, due primarily to the sublime performance of Bronson Pinchot, I thought this one deserved a listen. Both are tightly-plotted non-stop action adventures with a nerdy strong man as hero. I never warmed up to this story or the characters. I much prefer the quasi-Science Fiction super-hero trappings of the Grimnoir Chronicles to this supernatural motivated monster shoot-em-up story. The novel did have occasional moments of greatness when it provides character situations that the narrator can really bring to life.
Oliver Wyman is excellent here and I may choose to pick up the next in the series just to listen to his fine characterizations. He is the best reason to listen to this book. The super-heroes of the Grimnoir Chronicles and the Monster Hunters of this book would never find their way onto my reading shelf but when paired with great narrators, as these two series certainly are, I find that that is sometimes reason enough to give them my ear.
I loved the Grimnoir Chronicles trilogy by Correia - great, action-packed, trilogy. So I was excited to try his Monster Hunter trilogy. I listened to this book and at times had to force myself to continue. It just got sort of boring at times. The main character is interesting and the idea behind the story is interesting, but it just didn't keep my attention.
I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
Yes, this is a fun action-packed book. It is well written and the narrarator is spot on.
towards the beginning when he finds out his boss really IS a monster.
Just this series, but he does an awsome job. he captures the humor and emotion and has a wide range of voices for characters.
No.. it really isn't that kind of book.
Nice to see a series where monsters actually are monsters and not simply misunderstood people.
Another story of good verses evil. I really enjoyed listening to this book. It really spoke to my inner geek. Guns, monsters and kicking ass. What more could one want? I was so engrossed with this series, I even dreamed about it. For me that means a very engaging story.
Friends who play role-playing games would like this book. It reads like an RPG plot.
I like the concept of the private monster hunters with the proper backing to make them effective against supernatural beings. Plenty of gun porn. If your into guns, you'll like the toys the characters have, and the author will give you all the stats about them. Plot holes in the story I can drive a truck through. Especially the notion that the US government (as well as all the others in the world) have been able to keep the existence of monsters a secret from the general population even after thousands of people have been exposed to them. But that is the world the author wants, so the plot will reinforce it. A serious outcry of libertarian politics bleeds over the pages could have been trimmed down.
I especially liked when the reader would slowly change his reading from one character's voice to another as the perspective changed from on character to another during a dream sequences.
No. It was brain candy. It keep me entertained while I was doing menial tasks, where my attention can be temporally diverted, but I would not miss anything significant.
However, I did enjoy it. I'm willing to try the next one to see how the storyline progresses.
I'm an avid reader but when driving or exercising, listening to a great book and a great performance makes time fly!
This is definitely a fun book and series. It's got action and humour and monsters and guns. Who could ask for more? LOL
As much as I love Owen Pitt, the main character--a really decent man; genuine and kind and with a good heart--the character of Mordechai, Owen's 'ghost', was my favourite in this book. Oliver Wyman's portrayal of him was fun and sweet and the character is just a neat guy.
To me, this book is brain candy. It's full of action and thrills but overall it's light and fun. In other words, it's a good escape!
I found Monster Hunter International a most enjoyable listen, we are not talking about high literature here, but the story moves along at steady if not stop start pace and the character are big, bold and likeable. If you did want to analyze the story well it got holes (lots) not to mension the characters are a bit cartoon like, and one dimensional. In summery if you are after a strong narrative with multifaceted characters in a sweeping saga try Tolstoy, but if your looking for a shoot em up, blow em up and devil take the hind most you could do worse than M.H.I.