Oliver Wyman's performance is amazing and Larry Correia's story keeps you captivated throughout the story.
When Owen reaches for the power of the artifact at Nachy Bottoms when everybody dies. Also, Owens self control while using the artifact.
Wow! I listened to MHI twice. During the second listen I suddenly realized that ONE person was doing the voices. Oliver's characters had depth and his voice had such control I never thought all those characters were comming from one person. I've listened to other Audible books but no one performs like Oliver Wyman.
Keep Oliver Wyman working!
Say something about yourself!
Monsters Are Real
I'd have to say Earl, because well you'll have to find out for yourself.;
Every character was great they all had their own voice with is great.
I listened to this book 3 times in one month and probably listen to it again and again
Worth the credit or however much it cost. A must have for your library...
I have to save my sensitive eyes for thesis-writing, so audiobooks are how I keep up with my favourite authors and have fun.
I admit, at first I had my doubts and bought this book since it was on sale. But after one listen I was hooked. This is a well-written, funny, balls-to-the-wall adventure with a supernatural twist. Seriously - get the whole series - they're well worth the credits!
The entire story is the narrator's POV, I would have liked to see more from the other characters.
It's a waiting in the airport book - good for killing time, but not much else.
He's a great narrator.
I'm not current enough with the pantheon of movie stars - but it would probably make a boffo movie.
The story is OK. Raise it a star if you like listening to characters opine rapturously about detailed gun and ordinance specifications; Raise it two stars if you are a Southerner, Tea Party adherent, or ex military (particularly the portion of the military that fires guns often (e.g. not the Navy Nuke type I was)). Lower it a star if you are a Northerner or a New Englander; lower it two stars if you are a serious, granola-crunching liberal or, heaven-forbid, French.
this is pretty much my new favorite book of all time! need i say more?
Noah writes and daydreams for the pure joy of transposing his thoughts to the written word. His adventures & dog Dusty are his escape!
This was a great book! The characters were fun and believable and even though it was a book about monster hunting, you really believed it could happen. The development of the plot was excellent. Can't wait for the next book!
Sci-fi/Fantasy fan with a library-worth of reading behind him
It's a good story. It's good writing. It can be corny and even stupid, but obviously (looking at my scores), I genuinely enjoyed it. And when it comes down to it, that's what really matters. I wanted to keep listening, I ran through it in two or three days.
The narrator sucks at doing women's voices. He can do two tones: angry, and meek. And they all sound too similar to some of the less-masculine males, like Trip.
The author/protagonist is a gun nut. If you aren't it can get boring and sorta freaky hearing him describing guns forever and as better than porn, etc. (not exaggerating either)
The author is also a right-wing libertarian who hates the government and it is a constant throughout the book. He also worships the South.
Also, for me at least, when I found out that the protagonist was basically just the author, except in better shape and fighting monsters, a lot of scenes just came off as some sort of odd ego-stroking fantasy.
Now for my biggest pet peeve which showed up consistently for the second half of the book: the "professional" monster hunters are ridiculously bad at fighting (master) vampires. The shoot them endlessly, despite shooting (with non-extreme guns) having absolutely no effect and it being utterly apparent (in the description we get). It drove me nuts after a while. Even for the newbies who hadn't fought them before which gave them an excuse, after a while they had been fighting them, and they should be figuring this s--t out. They repeatedly talk about how important staking is, yet they only stake ONE vampire. What? And they constantly unload heavy weaponry, putting the vampires down for a few seconds, and then just stop and watch them heal. RUN UP AND STAKE IT OR CUT ITS HEAD OFF D=
Anyway, lotsa minor issues, and a few rather major ones, but for a first book I was very impressed. If like monsters, action, explosions, and some laughs, put down the credit and grab it.
Good book. I enjoyed it throughly. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the books in this series. The narrator was a pleasure to listen to.
Monster Hunters International is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel about a group who fights against all the monsters of books, movies and nightmares while making a fortune on the bounties provided by the government and private individuals.
The plot is okay and the main character is sympathetic but this book never goes beyond the enjoyable read. The story itself is too long, it drags at places unnecessarily. The characters are all very similar. Also the novel is riddles with stereotypes: The requisite romance, the jealous boyfriend, the negative attitude towards the government, the idea that only the US can actually solve problems... all of these things make the read trite and sometimes boring.
On the plus side, the author writes a good action scene. I often get lost in battles and firefights in other books, but not here. The action was clear and exciting. I also appreciate a story involving vampires that are actually horrific not whiny and romantic.
The reader is okay. He is spot on for the main character but everyone else sounds very similar.
I would recommend this book if you have time to kill.