No, only listen to each book once but worth the listen...
The main "Z" he was full of surprises and strong but yet in touch with his feelings.
no I havent
The ending, was full of twists and surprises.
Looking forward to listening to next book in the series.
I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
While this is a fun read, there are some cheesy things in the story that detract from it.
Additionally the fact that the main character is a gun enthusiast does not bother in any way, in fact I like it, but I can't stand when authors create straw men to try and get across their political ideas, while it's not too bad in this book there is some straw man creating. And straw man creating to try and spread ones political ideas is the one thing I hate the most in fiction books, if it's not political related it does not bother me. I find most modern political "philosophy" to be stupid in the extreme, it's more like kids arguing over who gets the candy while the house burns down, all sides concentrating on the most relatively unimportant issues while the really dangerous problems go ignored.
34-yr old African IT professional who relies on great audiobooks to get him through boring and repetitive work days. Also while driving!
An excellent listen filled with great characters that are expertly voiced by Mr. Oliver Wyman who delivers the right amount of gravitas, humour and various inflections to give life to myriad cast of both men and women. The story is rich and well-thought out with no plot holes or inconsistencies that I could think of and is one of those rare books that balances fantastical, over-the-top situations and realities with both seriousness as well as a healthy dose of excellent and well-placed humour in order to make it both memorable and highly enjoyable.
I also like how Mr. Correia has created strong female characters among the supporting cast that aren't cliched or objectifying as I've come across several sci-fi books where that isn't the case which detracts from an otherwise good listen.
The one slight criticism that I have is that you'll find that the character of agent Franks isn't completely established as his voice and presence grow in the subsequent (excellent) books to what it ultimately becomes. I say this because he becomes quite important from the second book onwards and it looks like the author hadn't yet mapped out his role within the series and only really establishes it after the first book, which is slightly unfortunate.
This series is also one of the rare few that I am able to read/listen to back to back and I can't recommend all 5 books highly enough. Worth every penny and highly addictive as I've listened to the first 4 books twice each now.
Love scary stories and thrillers.
Exciting, fun and humorous. It keeps you wanting more and rooting for Owen all the way.
This story doesn't slow down too often, and because of that, I kept wanting to listen more, to see what would happen next.
Great job of adapting to different personas.
Monster Hunter International
My only complaint is that I would sometimes miss part of the story because I couldn't stay awake for 24 hours straight. Stupid body wouldn't let me get enough of the story.
Its honesty. It's an action story, with just a touch of right-wing (or rather, rational) political commentary. It's fantasy monster fighting in modern world. Great book with no aspirations of being Literature.
He reads just fine (except for when he announces 'Chapter 1', 'Chapter 2', etc., which come out a bit too-macho.
"Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time" - and this book is a brilliant example thereof.
Exciting, unsuspecting, awesome.
Um spoilers! Knowing even when evil is removed the bad guy bites it anyways.
Um a great personality to Owen.
Could have but its like a movie mini series each chapter is like an episode. So if I was binge watching it I could do it in one sitting. But in this case binge listening.
Larry your fantastic. I wish so much for a few more narrators at least one for the female lines. Oliver is okay in his female voice. But I felt Julie needed more justice to her beauty
Let me first say that if you want high fiction, look elsewhere. This story is FUN. It's interesting, it possesses some plot twists, but ultimately it is an action-packed, good-guys-win-bad-guys-lose adventure.
The story made me bark out laughter several times. Pitt can be a wise-ass, and in keeping with the mostly light, fun story, the bad guys get what's coming to them. I got a warm fuzzy feeling when Pitt threw Grant Jefferson off the ship, and I might have even said,"Ha, the prick deserved it" out loud.
If you like guns, explosions, guns, violence, guns, and an easily accessible love story with likeable characters and guns, this one is for you.