Like many, I had seen this book series a few times and finally caved when it went on special one day. Pleasantly surprised, it was a great book! Be warned though, Correia has a very violent, gory style of writing and the characters take a real beating through the whole book. It's also pretty clear through the book that Correia is a real gun enthusiast. The book could have been half the length without all the intricate gun descriptions. If you liked this book you should definitely try the Grimnoir series and vice versa. Correia has a great way of twisting the stereotype plots and what you might expect to happen, although in this case, it took Owen quite a bit longer than I thought it would to figure it out.
Monsters. Guns. Action.
Owen as he is the main protagonist in this novel.
The story is mostly set in the Southern United States and Oliver Wyman hits the nail square on the head with his character accents and personalities.
The first page to the last.
This is the first book in the series. It grabbed me from the first page and never let go. It puts a new spin on all of the old monster stereotypes. It is a fun action filled book. If you like Zombies, guns, werewolves, guns, vampires and guns you will love this series.
From suspense to laughing out loud. The banter and retorts of the story make me visualize the characters. With this being the first in the series...I have the credits planned for some time to come!
This book had the right amount of humor and plot twists to keep it interesting
Not really. Just to predictable and samey
Get bronson pinchot to read it
Nah. Not a fan
Read the grim noir chronicles.. Is 100x better. The MHI series just didn't grab me
No. This is truly a MAN's book - and i mean that as a complement. I didn't care for it because the character was in love with his prowess too much and it was a shoot 'em up, let someone else sort out the bodies. I was expecting more of a mystery than a point and shoot.
Yes, Oliver Wyman did a good job on this story.
Brash, funny, imaginative
Owen Pitt. He typifies the general human tendencies to rash judgment, irrational passionate response, and stupified amazement at the discovery of personal faults.
I really liked the continuity of the character voices that he chose. Some narrators cannot keep it together from dialogue to dialogue and monologue to monologue, probably forgetting the voices they've chosen for individual characters. Mr. Wyman makes the listener's time easy by keeping it clear whose voice is used at any given time.
Yes. The story is so well written and performed.
Owen Pitt. He's not your typical action hero type guy. He's full of faults and mistakes and failings, but he has a quality that makes the reader instantly like him and want to see him succeed.
I bought this audio book because it was on sale and looked interesting. I didn't realize at the time that it would become one of my favorite book series. Larry Correia mixes humor and horror and action in a very interesting way. One second I was laughing hysterically, the next I was cursing one of the characters, and the next I was terrified as to what would happen next. Also Mr. Correia's knowledge and realistic depiction of firearms is refreshing in an age when some writers phone those details in. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and the others in the series. I eagerly await the next installment and highly recommend this book to fans of horror/comedy/action books.
Yes the performer is fantastic. Even though I am sure reading the book would be great anyway the audio version is an enhancement.
The story is riveting and full of action, humour and just all around fun.
In my top 10 for sure.
This book was entertaining to hear, not sure it would have been the same to read. I would say that it is an easy listen and did become compelling about half way through (before that it was just "ok"). It had a lot of things in it that appeared extraneous or like the author was trying too hard to fit as many fantasy concepts in as he could.