A good story to pass the time while driving or exercising, altho occasionally I got lost in detail. Really nice narration, I'll get the sequel just because it was so well done and I have a lot of windshield time ahead of me.
I have read many "Monster/Zombie" books and passed over this one many times for other book in this genre.
The start of this book was slow for me and I found the narration to be somewhat annoying and a little cheesy, but by the time I was through the first third of this book I was hooked. The writer shows great depth of knowledge in all that he writes about here, ie; weapons, tactics, monsters, magic and government. The narrator does a fantastic job bringing life to all the many characters and has seemingly no limits to how he can give each one their own voice.
Larry Corria is a fantastic writer and I am very much looking forward to downloading the rest of the books related to this one.
Oliver Wyman is by far the most talented narrator I have heard.
With plenty of action, suspence and characters to care about, I highly recommend this book.
Yes. But not right away because I want to listen to the next 3 books by this authur.
I just loved the naration and the story. Very well done.
No I have not, but I assure you, if he narrated a book, i may pick it up just for his narration.
There are many. A surprise around every corner.
I have not wanted to listen to a story so much since the books by David Rosenfelt. I could not wait untill the next line or voice to come in. How much did I like it? I have never written a review until this one. I recommend this highly.
This is a great read/listen! Good plot, lots of action, and compelling characters that you care about. The thing that makes it even better to listen to than to read is the narrator. Oliver Wyman captures the characters intellectually, emotionally and most important, vocally. His overall sense of the story, which is apparent in the way he reads, makes the action come alive. Very definitely recommended.
Fun, fast paced and consistent plot line with a very good narrator and plenty of monster action kept me entertained all the way through. It's not an intellectually challenging book nor does it introduce any new monster lore but it does stick within it's own reality and is a lot of fun. For me, it's a solid 4 stars and worth the credit.
The tag line for this review is meant to capture two thoughts: Nonstop bloody fighting, and an essentially juvenile approach. (You remember the rest of the tag line from when you were a kid, right?) The narrator seems of an age barely old enough for a driver's license, and the premise -- which in itself can drive a narrative in any style from comic books to Bram Stoker and Anne Rice -- is handled in what I have to call a juvenile way. No thought, no reflection, very little plot, just more blood. If that's what you're looking for, you'll be happy. If not, don't waste your time.
This book was fun and entertaining. The next two in the series get even better. Hard Magic is as good or even better than this series. As the title suggests, I am looking forward to more from Mr. Correia. Keep up the good work!
Oh yeah, the narrator was great as well. He fit the character perfectly in my mind.
I would say that it were ranked as #6.
I became particularly fond of Earl, I am not too sure why, but there were something that came out of the personality that the author gave him that just made you like him.
The favorite scene were the scene after Owen's out of body experience, when they had gone on a mission, and it turned out the mission led to the exact ship Owen had seen in his out of body, and had to talk to Earl about it.
A 500 year old evil is about to bring the end of the world, all that stands in it's way, Monster Hunter International, and an accountant.
Oliver Wyman's performance is great, his women voices might take some time getting used to.
A twelve year old or younger boy might like it. Trite subplots combined to sort
of make a story...this didn't take much talent to write, I think. Seems to have
been written so the author could start his own multi-volumed series. Excep;t for
pounding in the message that "capitalism and free enterprise" trump all else, character's
motivation was, frankly, cartoonish. As were characters, themselves. Can't decide
whether narrator helped or hindered book. I couldn't finish it. And, I tried.