I wasn't sure if this was a book I would enjoy. The premise seemed interesting, but...but...I wasn't sure. I'm happy to report that the story immediately grabbed my attention and held tight throughout most of the book. Like several other series I've read, present-day earth is inhabited by monsters. However, the public isn't aware of the dangerous creatures lurking in the dark. The government wants to keep this information a secret. Yes, the same old story, but told in a fresh and interesting way.
I love that monster hunters is a family-owned/run business. As with all families, there are some members that we would call the "black sheep" of the family. As the story unfolds, there is much action, humor and even a little romance. The characters are very likeable, even though some of them are a bit more military-minded than I usually enjoy. However, the paranormal storyline does explain the need for the gungho approach to things.
When I first started listening I wasn't sure if I liked his reading of the story. However, I quickly forgot that I was "listening" to a book. I soon found his reading so well done that I became absorbed in the story and forgot there was a "reader" involved. That is the best compliment I can hand a performer. Well done, Mr. Wyman.
How about "You should be afraid of the dark"? Or possibly "It's raining frogs!"
I look forward to reading book two of this series.
My friends enjoy reading action with fantasy and a lot of gratuitous violence.
I liked the main character, Owen, but I think my favorite was Earl. No-nonsense and stops an argument with a well placed look rather than fist.
He did a great job with the voices and the dialog flowed very fluidly.
Overall, an AWESOME thing to listen to while stuck in traffic! The gratuitous (and detailed to the level of the serial numbers of the guns) violence really helped diffuse the traffic tension!
"If 'tis a sin, I don't give a Fiddler's fart!" -Frank McCourt.
They need to rewrite the whole thing over. Oh and maybe give me a refund.
Certainly not another story from Larry Correia.
ORIGINALITY!!! The narrator sounded drunk or maybe bored the whole time. I usually listen to these books at work to keep me awake and help the time go faster. I fell asleep twice listening to this book.
Well, let's see: I was desappointed, irritated, bored and angry I wasted a whole $17 on such a bad book.
Save yourself a headache and take your credit/money somewhere else.
long haul truck driver with eclectic tastes and numerous interests
Would recommend this one for someone who likes a little blood with their humor. Stretches belief occasionally but strength of the characters pulls it off
Oliver was great, perfect reader for this book. Good variety in characters and great rhythm.
I got this book looking for action packed adventure. The idea behind the book was very good and the characters very likable, but the book moved way too slow for me. I can't decide if that's the author's fault or the narrator. I still recommend this book and will be listening to the second in the series.
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.