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.
I am really shocked by all the praise this thing has gotten. Why? It is not special in any way.
The characters are so one dimensional and cliched. The female characters are completely defined, excusively defined, by how attractive they are and if they like guns. The love interest of the main character and his object of affection (truly just an object, not a developed person) is because she is pretty and likes guns. His love rival is the most cliched, arrogant, predictable, easy target anyone could imagine.
The plot progresses as slow as dripping molasses on an very chilly day, with stupid, endless action descriptions. Action and fight scenes are NOT plot progression and can be as boring as watching paint dry sometimes. Listening to 20 - 30 minutes of the logistics of who shot who and where was the monster now and how hard did he hit me, is mind numbing, at that is about half of this book - particularly the opening chapter action scene. Stupid detailed action sequences aren't a subtitute for story, characters and plot... There are SO many dull action scenes. And the stuff in between just seems a formality to get to the next idiot action description. I honestly could not care less about these lame, one dimensional, uncompelling characters at the end.
The characters are as shallow as a kiddy wading pool and as dull as dish water and there is virtually NO plot whatsoever.There is some stupid mission to kill monsters and a bunch of gun nuts sign up and then the endless action sequences, and side stories in investigating it that go no where.
I really am surprised and saddened by all the positive reviews and these reviews swayed me to buy it. I don't get it. It is awful, and dull as can be. I had to force myself to pay attention, it was like hard work to follow this dull story and stupid characters. There is nothing compelling or original or interesting or exciting about it. It was a listening chore and didnt improve.
They are Real
The way the author explained how monsters were real and had been covered up by the government. Larry Correia is the master of persuasion, read his books and you will walk away believing Magic and Monsters are Real.
He wasn't a bad Narrator. He did do various voices. Unfortunatley I listened to the Warbound series first and the Narrator of that series was fantastic. He brought the book to life. Wyman is a solid Narrator and did bring life to the characters but Pinchot is a 10 were as Wyman is a 8.
I listen to the books while driving. The indicator of a good book is when i arrive at my destination and idle the vehicle for a bit instead of just turning it off. This was one of those books.
Great series and a solid read. I must admit I was a bit confused at the start as I had gone from Vince flynn's Mitch Rapp Series to Larry Correia's Hard Magic series and then just as I was beginning to accept magic was for real, he throughs me a curve ball and convinces me Monsters are real too!. Great Author, great imagination.
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.