King of France and Buccaneer. Or maybe I'm just a farm brewer....
Worth the listen. The story constantly moves forward. The characters are likable. The narrator does a great job. All in all, an absolutely great audiobook!
This is a great entry into action fantasy. The pace is quick. The action sequences are detailed. And the weapons described are correctly detailed.
Was not expecting much from this book (got it on sale and was in the mood for a light read to make a long car trip bearable). However, it was one of the better action/adventure/monster books I've ever read, with a very cool setting, interesting characters, and, above all, excellent action scenes.
The author seems to know guns very well, and it was refreshing to see them portrayed in a realistic manner - so many adventure authors seem to feature guns and gunplay as core elements of their stories while doing virtually NO research as to how they actually work in the real world. Having characters actually have to worry about things such as reloading, effective ranges, bullet penetration, etc. was refreshing in a genre where so many characters load "bullets" into shotguns and effortlessly make 200 yard shots in the dark from a moving vehicle with a handgun.
It's hard to pick a favorite moment from this book, but there is a little bit of everything to be had here - action, romance, humor, character development, and some moments that are genuinely emotional, suspenseful, and/or engrossing.
My only real complaint about this book is the somewhat awkward way profanity is dealt with. It's almost as if the author originally wrote it for adults and then changed his mind and did a poor job of find/replacing the profanity with more innocuous comments. A character will use a very childish insult in one sentence and then call someone a s***head the next. If he had picked one and stuck with it it wouldn't be as noticeable, but the juxtaposition really makes it hard to miss after a few chapters.
First time listening to a book by Larry Correia. I really enjoyed the story, and the narrator, Oliver, also did a terrific job... listening at 1.5x speed, otherwise the narration moves too slow. But the speed thing applies to most audio books.
For people who like this book, I would recommend the Zombie Fallout series by Mark Tuff, and I would recommend this book to people who liked that series. But seriously people, listen to your audio books at 1.5x and you will enjoy them much more.
I will continue to buy books in this series.
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. The narrator did a great job and the storyline was great also. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
If Dresden is a Netflix or HBO original series then MHI is a summer blockbuster. Awesome action, likable characters, and good clean fun.
The Dresden files. If Dresden is a Netflix or HBO original series then MHI is a summer blockbuster. Same sense of fun, adventure, and darkness. MHI's plots don't seem as intricate as Dresden's.
If the opening chapter/fight of this book doesn't hook you then I don't even know what to say.
Ignore the naysayers who claim the book pushes a political agenda. MHI loves guns. That is it, that is the only "politics" in the book. Unless you find gun porn offensive you should be fine.