The narrator brings all the characters to life. He is an amazing vocal talent, switching voices, dialects and genders seemlessly. Also, the story is original and packed with action, mysteries, hilarious family dynamics (check out the parents!). You will love Owen in very short order. More than your average accountant.
Hard to say, it has so many twists and turns. It has some suprisingly moving moments, that I was not expecting.
All of it. It is flawless and fun to listen to!
It's a family business.....
I have ordered the entire series, based on how much I enjoyed the first. The gradual unfolding of plot and character make this special. The author truly reels you in and the surprises never end. Enjoy!
I have to save my sensitive eyes for thesis-writing, so audiobooks are how I keep up with my favourite authors and have fun.
I admit, at first I had my doubts and bought this book since it was on sale. But after one listen I was hooked. This is a well-written, funny, balls-to-the-wall adventure with a supernatural twist. Seriously - get the whole series - they're well worth the credits!
I do not own the print version
Full of action and interesting monsters
Pitt of course
It made me laugh many times
This is a great book for anyone who loves action, monsters, and guns. there were no slow or boring parts the entire book was great. I just bought the second book in the series Vendetta.
The entire story is the narrator's POV, I would have liked to see more from the other characters.
It's a waiting in the airport book - good for killing time, but not much else.
He's a great narrator.
I'm not current enough with the pantheon of movie stars - but it would probably make a boffo movie.
that would depend on the friend. but yeah, i guess i would
The silly little love affair between the hero and the president's daughter.
An all-around good narrator. Accents were well done. Put emphasis (read: volume) in the right places. And without screaming.
Nah, I think all the bases were covered.
It might have been just a smidge overlong. While i enjoyed it, it did seem to lose it's flavour in the last few hours.
this is pretty much my new favorite book of all time! need i say more?
Paul Pape Designs
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.