Enjoyed it very much, takes you away to something that you know could never happen so it's interesting and really lets your imagination take hold when you try and picture the characters and the monsters in your mind. It made my mind into a movie set, it would make a super movie with all of those special effects going on, would be quite colorful.
If you don't want a serious book and something that just holds your attention I say go for it. It's fun, colorful & some parts are really laugh out loud funny, I enjoyed it.
I enjoyed listening to this book. It was fun and very entertaining. As a future writer who loves Sci-Fi Fantasy, I see monsters in a new way. I cannot wait until the next book.
I liked the story and I really liked the narrators way of reading it. It was a performance. He really gave each character their own voice. It wasn't up to Brendan Fraiser's Silver tongue but it was really close. If he could do the sounds and if they had music to go with it it would definitely be 5 stars performance. Just a not, I judge all audio by readings by Brendan Fraiser standards. This was a good book and a good performance by the narrator. Worth listening to.
I usually stick to more fantasy type series... less technology more magic. I was just browsing and came across this author. All I can say is AWESOME...I am a new fan. The plot is very intriguing and keeps you wanting more. The main character (more like a line backer, from the description) is very likable.
I like everything about this book and am looking forward to getting into the next installment.
Say something about yourself!
After finishing the Dresden Files and Nightside series, I looked for something to capture me again. Dresden and Taylor (from the fore-mentioned series) have their own dignity and respectability and the reader can easily side with them. Pitts constantly dotes over his "perfect woman" in a manner that reminds me of teenage girls drawing hearts on their books in high-school. Also, his inane and dishonest responses to others annoy me. I know not all characters can be brutally honest like Dresden and Taylor but false reassurances tick me off--even in fiction. The plot and the narrator are good and I plan to listen to the second book in the series and hope the main character matures a bit.
No. Only books by this author
No. He did fine. He does not do voices very well, but as a reader he is perfectly adequate.
The main character would be a good start. Since every other character is written to be as shallow as possible, there would be no change to the book if any of them were lost.
A mess of a narcissistic book about a fat gun nut who does everything better than any other person ever to live. Hes the best fighter, the best accountant, the best trivia expert. He is an undefeated underground cage fighter, a championship level shooter. He speaks five languages (Which is a skill he never uses in the book, even though he meets several foreign speakers. He never understands any of them.) All this and still in his 20's. The only thing our 300 pound hero (Its all muscle....sure.) cant do very well is run. Running is a useless skill anyway, only to be used by the French and pretty boy antagonists. If you enjoy books about guns, which give endless details about their makes and models, how they sound and smell when they fire, this is the book for you. Just be aware that every character in the book is written about as badly as a 12 year old boy with a grudge against the world could write them. That is very sad when you realize the author is a in his mid thirties and should really have tried harder on the people and spent a little less time lovingly describing every weapon there is. This is the first purchase on Audible I have regretted, and I feel like I cant trust the reviews given on new authors in this place anymore. Nobody with half a brain could enjoy this book as anything other than an Ed Wood movie put in novel form. Shame on anyone who gave this a good review and suckered others (Like me) into investing money into this bozo authors pocket.
I tried to like this stinker, and actually sat through it for about 8 hours, thinking it had to get better. Wrong assumption there. Monster Hunter International's author, Larry Correia, uses hackneyed phrases, worn out plot devices, flat characters and ridiculous relationships. The book isn't even worth the effort to continue this review. I'm definitely asking for my credit back.
Oliver Wyman takes a great story and brings it alive. He manages the main character with the dry wit and believable experience needed for the lead while opening the listener to the supporting characters in their own light. Masterfully read and the voice changes perfectly done to emphasize each of the participants in the story.
Every lead character came alive as a result of the readers ability to bring out their demeanor.
Oliver Wyman makes the character Pitt created by Larry Correia an intriguing dry witted but personable character. His knowledge of guns in incredible and fun to listen too even in the most technical terms. Earl Harbinger is another dry witted strong leader but his character leaves you wanting to learn more. All lead characters are delivered in the strongest presence.
Yes, most definitely!
Master vampires, end of the world, pixies, werewolves..it has it all and so much more. The story line is great with lots of edge of your seat action. The only down side was the length. It was 23 hours, and while I don't know what the author would cut out, it just got to be a little too lengthy. If you like a good monster book, this is a great one. The only other problem was the lack of development on the secondary characters. There was so much action and other world stuff, it was hard to keep some of the characters straight. Overall, a great read. We will probably read the next book in the series.