It's in my top 3
Owen aka "Z"
Fight against the insane hordes of demons in the swamp
Yes but just a bit too long for one sitting
I've not read the print version
The opening scenes in which the protagonist battles his werewolf boss
Better than one other zombie book perfomance, but in this material was better.
This whole series offers an escape from reality. It reads like a comic book, and is perfectly enjoyable.
I've been an Audie Awards judge since 2008. I have enjoyed audiobooks since the days when they were called "Books on Tape".
A fantasy story for redneck gun nuts about fighting vampires, zombies and every other kind of un-dead! Solid action from one end to the other with plenty of tech talk about guns to peak every gun lover's fantasy... and their vehicle of choice? A Russian Hind-D attack helicopter - ofcourse. Flown by a heavy metal listening "something" that you'll find out more about when you listen. Voice modulation of all the characters was spot on. Great narration. An accountant from Dallas gets attacked by a werewolf (his boss) and manages to survive the attack after throwing his boss out of an office window. He winds up being recruited by a clandestine team of monster hunters and an old Jewish man who lives in his head. Great story. Lots of sarcastic humor as one bizzarre thing happens after another.
Oliver Wyman is one of the best. When a guy with such a blokey voice can do the women characters without you wanting to laugh, you know you’re on to a good thing. And he has a huge range of recognisable characters.
I am so sick of those romantic vampire books, it's about time someone started killing them! I'm not usually an action yob, but by the end of this book I felt like joining the closest gun club - and it was all because of Owen and his fascination and gleeful obsession of guns and firepower. Plus he can take a good beating without being macho or whiney. He just takes it in his self-depreciating stride.
There were too many scenes to really have an outstanding favourite, but when Zee kicked the Cursed One butt, I was cheering him on.
After the boat scene, I can't remember what his name was, but when they were commiserating over their fallen comrade after the battle, and the Priest gave the eulogy you could really feel the sadness and loss.
I'm buying the next in the series right now.
I used to think authors just put zombies into the story because they couldn't think of anything else to do. I had to rethink that one. I loved the humour and imagination of this series so much that I recommended it to my mother (she just had her 70th birthday). We didn't know there is such a monster problem and we are now watching some of our neighbours closely. Lots of furious fun.
I am an avid reader of Fantasy but won't turn down a good Sci-Fi tittle. I love stories about wizards and magic, mercenaries and swords, and assassins and political intrigue. Modern spy fiction is fun to read between epic fantasy series, almost as a literary palate cleanser. My favorite series include The Kingkiller chronicles, A song of Ice and Fire, and the Donovan Creed novels.
Epic humorous action
I always find this question is hard to answer when characterization is done correctly. From the main character combat accountant to the bizzare supporting cast fleshed out with a battle hardened one-legged receptionist, a mysterious tribal death-metal-loving helicopter pilot, a ghostly eastern-European jewish monster hunter, a rock-star brother, and a boss with a secret, this books is rife with unique characters who do more than just fill space and provide context for the main character. I refuse to choose. That is precisely the way I like it. Though told from a single point of view, I don't think I would mind following any of the other characters in the story. There is nothing and no-one that is tedious, cumbersome, or uninteresting. This trend continues in future novels in this series as well.
Definitely the enchanted forest, I laughed so hard my abs hurt afterwards.
Laughing is a pretty common occurrence, the main character is a smart-Alec and some of the circumstances are pretty outrageous. Not Harry Dresden riding a possessed zombie-dinosaur to the beat of a one-man-polka-band outrageous, but still pretty far out of left field. And if you don't get that reference and you like contemporary fiction please go read or listen to the Dresden files series, it won't be a waste of your time.
The only warning that I would give is that this book is not very deep. Don't expect to be surprised, you'll see a lot of the plot twists coming from a mile away if you are even half paying attention, very blunt foreshadowing. I don't feel that this negatively impacts the story though, if you are looking for a fun-filled adrenaline-fueled joyride of monster slaying with big guns and bigger characters this is just the right book for you. The same could be said with the rest of the books in the series, and I cannot wait until the next one comes out.
This was a wasted credit. I pick this book because of some of the other reviews. Just go to shows one person's diamond is other person's cut glass.
I love urban fantasy, but this was more like a very long comic book.
Don't waste a credit!!!
Though a little more violent in nature than what I am used to, I enjoyed the constant action of this book. The weaving of different information lines comes together beautifully in an ending that keeps you guessing until the end- Well, you know just enough to make you want to yell the answers out but not enough to take all aspects of surprise out of the experience. I highly recommend it.
This book has an engaging story line, lovable characters, and a lot of great humor. Kind of felt like a grown-up Rick Riordan novel. I really enjoyed this and will be picking up the rest of the Monster Hunter books.