This book for me was like an action movie - no elaborate plot to speak of and I had a very good idea what's going to happen at the end from the start, but sometimes I just want to move away from deeper meaning and watch things explode. Hence the three stars for the plot - if I was in a different mood or it was an actual book I wouldn't have finished it, but it is a good audiobook.
Overall it was light and fun and good entertainment.
Loves a good adventure with heart and lots of laughs.
It's not the most poetic. It's not the most thought provoking. But it has a lot of gleefully imaginative violence and full of lovably dopey trying-to-hard-to-be-macho gun fanatics. The idea behind MHI is fun. The main character and those he meets are all about action but also have their silly insecure sides making for a fun adventure. It's narrator also brings it to the upper level of audiobook listening experiences
I actually think of a few movies like "Ghostbusters", "MIB" and "Van Helsing" when listening to this book. The whole awkward-but-talented-rookie-joins-a-ridiculously-strange-organization-to-battle-supernatural-forces-of-evil thing is not exactly a new experience, but it's still a good one.
Oliver Wyman has this deep, thoughtful, but ponderous pacing style to his narrating that worked well with the personality of "Monster Hunter International" main character, Owen Pit. Owen's a big and tough guy with a temper, but has a reasonably self conscious side to him that makes him likable and seem more human. Oliver Wyman's voice adds to the character in a very positive way.
Kicking supernatural ass since 1895.
It's a fun, straightforward action adventure story filled with guns, crazy fights with bizarre creatures, and more guns. Listeners who will most likely love this book are those who enjoy those three things. And power to them for getting in touch with your internal over-the-top action hero caveman can be awesome sometimes. This is the first book in the Monster Hunter International series, so if you enjoy this book there is more fun to be had.
Genre: Modern Fantasy Action Adventure.
Next in series: "Monster Hunter Vendetta"
I've been into epic fantasy, sci-fi and everything in between since I first read The Lord of the Rings. I also love detective novels.
If you like the 'blow it up or shoot it' approach to every problem then this is the book for you. Many times it felt like gun geeks *** dream.
I read the book and then upgraded to audio so I could listen while driving. Loved the tempo and the author's interesting variety and twist on popular Monsters and monster culture. I'd recommend this book as a fun read to nearly any reader I know.
Loved the narrator, story was pretty good too. At times I was a bit like OK let's go, but I never struggled with the story.
The story line and distinguishable (vocally) characters really draws the listener in, however sometimes I would get lost in all the action. Overall, book was entertaining and would recommend it to any one who likes supernatural stories/shows.
I drive 2hrs a day for work. It is hard to find audio books that can keep me awake and immersed in the story telling. MHI hit the sweet spot! I was so into the story I would listed to it outside my normal drive time. I hope the second book is just as awesome.