I was shocked by how bad this was with all the high marks. This would be a good action MOVIE, not a book. My goodness it was boring and filled with silly try-to-be-funny pokes at various politics. It started off OK, even though a little lame in the funny, but just proceeded to be way too long-winded. Mr Wyman is an excellent narrator, but the substance kind of stinks compared to David Weber's books, so he doesn't really help the story much.
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.
Definitely top ten.
Hmm....I'm halfway through the second book, so I'm not really sure now what happened in which one. Either way they're full of action, with a healthy dose of humour.
I wasn't sure about him at first, but I quickly got used to the way he talked and now I love him. He's very good at differentiating between the characters, at emotion, at humour, and at yelling. That's strange to say, I know, but he has a good yell :)
Like I said, I'm having trouble remembering what things happened in what book - these are long books with lots of stuff happening, and I'm not sure if 'moving' is what Larry was going for here :)
I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves monsters, action and humour. The characters are great, and they maintain their integrity well instead of changing just to suit the story. Can't wait to get into the third book!
Mr. Correaia has lots of imagination. What he doesn't seem have is the ability to tell a story that makes you care for characters and doesn't involve hyper violence all the time for its own sake. I'm not bothered by violence in general; but this story goes way overboard. The characters are not very believable. Granted, its fantasy, but the situations the characters are placed in are, to be blunt, largely absurd. But for the great talent of the narrator, I probably would not have bothered to finish it.
I really enjoyed the idea of a private corporation of monster hunters, but I felt like the author focused a bit too much on the weapons that each character wielded than on the characters themselves. In the end, it just fell flat for me.
I almost skipped this book because some reviewers related it to Fox News and political propaganda. I am glad I went ahead and gave it a chance. The book is about characters who are anti-government not pro Republican idealism. How could it be otherwise when the main characters are individuals who loves their guns? But seriously, this is not a political book even if the books characters have libertarian ideas concerning Gun laws and monster hunting. They remind me of the Malcome Reynolds character from Fire Fly:
"Simon: So does it happen a lot? Government commandeering your ship, telling you where to go?
Mal: That's what governments are for... get in a man's way.
This book is exactly what the title advertises - Monster Hunting Fun. Great first book in the series! If you like Dresden give this one a chance!
Other Books I like: Dresden Files by Butcher, Richard Sharpe Series by Bernard Cornwell, Wheel of Time by Jordan/ Sanderson, LOTR by Tolkien, Aubrey/ Maturin Series by Patric O'brian, March Up Country Series By David Webber and John Ringo.
Dresden Files because it happens in the world not in another reality. Although this is not another wizard series hidden from society.
Main Character Owen and Julie were both great.
The reader did a great job. Sometimes a bad reader will kill a book, but this one was solid story with a solid performance. I'm going start book two now. Happy listening.
In a book about killing the undead you think that after shooting something in the stomach only to have it heal immediately you think that they would change tactics. In the other wise fun book I found myself frustrated at the characters at times. However it is still a good and I enjoyed the narrator as well.
I am so glad I found this author on Audible oh my gosh I do love a wild story loved the characters and you can't go wrong with Orcs as heroes.
A must for any horror fan the book contains equal parts horror, action and humor. Mr. Wyman is superb in his narration. Highly recommended.
I am not saying that Larry Correia is a bad writer - honestly, he tells a pretty good story. However, as a liberal, I found the right wing mentality of this novel distracting, alienating and not really necessary to the plot. Every time I would start to enjoy the story, the author would clobber me over the head with more Clinton-bashing, Libertarian rhetoric. Sadly, what could have been a fantastic and unusual piece of pulp fiction felt like a lengthy editorial on Fox News
At some point in the story I started to hope the monsters would win... I could not help myself!
Anyway, I should have looked at Correia's blog before purchasing this novel - a quick perusal reveals plenty of angry, highly-partisan conservative rhetoric. Thus, I sincerely recommend this story to right wingers who enjoy geeky pulp fiction. But if, like me, you were uncomfortable with the Glenn Beck Show, you might consider skipping this one.