A twelve year old or younger boy might like it. Trite subplots combined to sort
of make a story...this didn't take much talent to write, I think. Seems to have
been written so the author could start his own multi-volumed series. Excep;t for
pounding in the message that "capitalism and free enterprise" trump all else, character's
motivation was, frankly, cartoonish. As were characters, themselves. Can't decide
whether narrator helped or hindered book. I couldn't finish it. And, I tried.
Doesn't have the colorful characters of the Grimnoir series (Jake, Fey, etc) but good characters and fun story fighting werewolves, vampires and then the really dangerous creatures. Plus a love story.
The reader does an excellent job voicing all the roles, hope to hear more of his work.
After coming off a very enjoyable listen of Larry Correia's Grimnoir Chronicles, I hemmed and hawed about giving his other series a try. Boy, am I glad I did! I even bought extra credits because I couldn't wait until my next one came in!
The story is fun, adventurous, and would make the most amazing movie. Oliver Wyman does a fabulous and enthusiastic job reading this. I laughed out loud in the supermarket, was on the edge of my seat in the car, and couldn't wait to see what Owen shot up next!
Do yourself a favor and try this one out.
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.
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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.