Having listened to the first two books in this series I'm holding off on the thrid because I don't want the storyline to end. At some point after I finally cave in and listen to that last book, Monster Hunter Alpha, I'm going to go back to the beginning and listen to the entire story again from start to finish.
Oliver Wyman gives each character in the book a unique, well defined personality; the characters speak in a manner which suites both the dialogue and their reaction to each scenario. The writing is obviously the key but I don't know that any other narrator could have given these characters life better than Wyman has done.
Listening to this book as I drove back and forth from work I caught myself giggling at some portions of the dialogue and at the unusual circumstances the main characters found themselves in. I also found this humour to be tempered by moments of "reality"' in the book which seemed to sweep your feet out from under you because you weren't expecting what came next.
When I saw this title on Audible's web page I originally disregarded it as just one more supernatural novel but then I started reading the reviews and decided to take a chance; I'm very glad I did. : )
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
The Title pretty much says it. If you like all different types of guns, plenty of action and a lot of fun, this book is it. There are parts that are very far fetched and predictable, however I think it suited the book. It's not one to take seriously. PS. Vampires don't sparkle in this book
I don’t have a lot of time for reading, but Audible allows me to listen to all the great books that I thought I would never get to read.
I was very surprised that I liked this series.
I started listening to Monster Hunter series after a recommendation from a friend. I was pleasantly surprise how entertaining this series is. Definitely worth the time and credits to listen to the full series, and I am looking forward to the next book.
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.
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.
The book started out a little silly, then the cussing started and I turned it off. Silly is okay but if I want to hear this kind of language, I'll go visit a public school.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the series in general. I was a little skeptical because of the title and the cover, but the author/narrator combination works. I am pretty sure Larry is a complete gun nut because of his detailed descriptions of everything dealing with weapons, but it is interesting to see how exciting some of the characters become when talking about them :-). In any case, give it a try, definitely worth the credits.