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 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.
I got a chapter or two into it and couldn't continue because nothing interesting happened in that amount of time.
The author seems to obsess on guns. Yeah, Owen got a big new gun. He drooled over it and was very excited for the chance to blow away monsters with it. I don't really care how many pounds of force it takes to pull the trigger or any specifics about the ammo. Just give your character a gun and tell the story about the people and the monsters. If the author had simply said that the gun had a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time, that would have worked. I could have related that the gun was special to our hero and that it was important to him. I really liked the characters and the story, but the author goes on and on about the guns with more care than he does for most of the characters. Yes, this could be a 4 or 5-star story, IF you're a gun nut. It's very funny and entertaining otherwise.
When Owen wakes up in the hospital and is recruited by MHI was great. His disbelief and inexplicable excitement were hilarious.
Mr. Wyman really captured the tension and excitement in the battle scenes. He also had clear separate voices for each character.
The Guns. Those should not be characters, but props.
This story had a great concept and was told very well for the most part, but it was obviously written by and for gun enthusiasts. I'll not be reading any more Larry Correia books.
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.
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.
I enjoy the Monster hunter books. But be Warned -Apparently The Author is some kind of right wing nut Job. He portrays The Feds(US Government) as Jack Booted Nazi Storm trooper who are Stupid/Corrupt and will do anything up to and including torture of Innocent and the Murder of Innocent people to keep the secret. If this just a minor part of the plot it would be one thing. But it is so prevalent in his writing even as a fictitious/fantasy /paranormal novel it is kind of disturbing.
I really wanted to love this book. It has some really great stuff. But every time I started to feel connected to the characters, one of them would spew some serious wing-nut crap - so much so that I almost didn't finish. It was often couched as libertarianism, but be clear there is very real right-wing agenda here.
The good: Storytelling, imagination, fun, and narration.
The bad: The protagonist's world-view seems to be that of a 14 year-old boy raised on a Patriot movement compound. The second amendment is absolute. Goverment= bureaucracy. Business=risk-takers and problem-solvers.
The ugly: Federal agents are
It reads like the adolescent fantasy of a bible-belt fat kid who pilfers his dad's Guns & Ammo magazines.