Pretty close to the top.
Harbinger, because he's Harbinger.
He is an excellent narrator. Everything comes to life.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
this is what i was feeling like the whole time i was listening to this book.
It was soo damn good .. you have to start reading this series ... I can't even believe how good it is... its AWESOME!!!!!!
narrater is great of course
and the story is soooo good....
you have to listen to it..
set down, and have fun :)
This was a great book, very accurate in the details, especially of the firearms and weaponry. The story is quick, gripping, funny, and very well written. I would put Correia in the same class with Butcher, Eddings, Salvatore, and a few others in his ability to get you involved with the characters and the story.
Owen's original scuffle with the werewolf was exciting and entertaining.
I haven't heard any of Wyman's other narrations, but he did one of the best jobs of any performer for an audiobook that I have ever listened to. Very good with the many different character voices and interactions. Great story teller.
I laughed all of the way through this book. I didn't just chuckle, but several times this book elicited a belly laugh.
Great audiobook all the way around.
First of all, a book namned "Monster hunter", is a name that's set to be on the front of a scarebook for children. But anyways... I actually got into the book with an open mind.
However if you've read, seen or heard a bit of other fantasy novels, films, etc... You would find this book using the same tricks as everyone else and not bothering to come up with something of their own.
The story is based on the usual guy who, in this book, actually gets a calling! I mean wtf!
He kills a werewolf, and is picked up by a team of monster hunters, who leads him into the path of training to become a real hunter. While he's at this school he gets guidance from an old man in his dream who leads him to wisdom. Which leads him to become a "lead" hunter. He also falls in love with a girl and... well you already know that story.
I'm sorry, but I just can't find to many interesting parts in this. The main character tries to be funny, but come on! With cliche lines like "You will be avenged!" and "Hang in there Julie, just hang in there!" Those are the kinds of lines you get when you're listening to this book.
If I were to pick out one funny thing about this book, I actually thought the fact that the main characters always is complaining about his weight were kinda funny.
Not bothering to overdramatizing the introduction of a new chapter, that's for sure!
As I got futher and futher in to the book I just got more disappointed. More cliche lines got used, and after I while I almost couldn't listen anymore.
I would like to say that for new readers and audiobooklisteners, this book can perhaps give you some satisfaction.
If you want to listen to some really great fantasy books you should check theese out:
The Dresden Files (The best fantasy series EVER!)
The Wheel of time series
The Iron Druid
The Kingslayer chronicles
I drive a lot, which is why I listen to audio books. I have not read the print version of this book, but I will say that I love Oliver Wyman's narration of the stories so much that I purchased another book from Audible simply because he narrated it.
Honestly, most of the characters are pretty shallow; however, the main character, Owen Zastava Pitt, was very well imagined - possibly because he has a lot in common with the author.
All of the fight scenes were great. I enjoy thought-provoking works as much as any fan of literature, but I also love a good action story, and this is it. The author's own enthusiasm for guns comes through with child-like excitement. A quality most would connect with violence is almost endearing.
Sadly, I found myself driving home more slowly or anxious to go to work in the morning so that I could find out what happened next.
If you can suspend literary snobism for a bit, and you ever enjoyed a Stalone/sSchwarzenegger-type movie, you will love this series. Because I like Owen, I wasn't such a big fan of Monster Hunter Alpha, but the first in the series is the best, and the rest are pretty good, too.
Truck driver, Coffee drinker and avid listener of Audio books and Waylon Jennings !!
Unique story line, and numerous unique characters. Fast paced with just enough humor to keep the story from bogging down into overly serious monster fare.
When the main character realizes who he really is, or what he is.
Monsters.. They ARE real !!
When I downloaded this book I didn't really think I'd like it., I usually listen to detective stories or action adventure ( Without Monsters ! ).. But I was wrong ! It is one of the most enjoyable book I've listened to !
Here comes your standard american tough guy with the no-bs attitude, cliché dripping "insights" and 1-dimensional "opinions". If there is a problem, the gun will solve it. Thinking is for p-ssies.Oh and the weapons. He couldn't just said: "Then he drew his shotgun and fired ten bullets into the vampire". He has to say (regularly) something along the lines of: "Then he drew is 8-4-2-inch-special-force-xYZ-2p from his holster and fired a couple of special-yadda-yadda-2.5-9-yadda-yadda-whatnotkindoffancyammo into the vamp". A solid third of all fight scenes is useless glibberish unless you have a weapon catalog at your disposal or you have the wrong hobby.
I like a little more romance in my fantansy books but when they started calling out alll the small towns all around Alabama. It was great. It was also has some pretty funny belly laugh lines in it.
Larry is amazing. His character development, his interweaved plot and subplots, his attention to detail and vivid description which brings the story to life. He has the true makings of a sci-fi master.
You quickly start to develop a liking for the characters and understand their motives. As the story grows so do they drawing you deeper and deeper.
Give it a try you'll like it!
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!