Love Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Fantasy & Alternate History genres. Prefer action over romance.
Yes! Love the story, it's a blast!
Orgasmic description of Milo's invention "Abomination"
His gravelly voice fits the story. I like Owen's & Earl's voices the best. The voices for Earl & the Ray's are a little too similar. Not such a big fan of his female voices (except the old lady w/the fake leg - that one's great!). Overall I enjoyed the narrator very much, he's perfect!
Freaky, Fun, Over-the-top, Kick-Ass Entertainment. I'm not into guns but I still loved the in-depth enthusiastic descriptions. They added to the tone of the story. Yes it's outrageous. Yes, it's a little silly, but mostly it's just a whole 'lot of dang fun!. It's a no holds barred action extravaganza where the hero gets beat down, beat up & beat again sideways, but he also gets to put the hurt on a lot of monsters & bad guys. Good wins out over Evil, but just barely & only at the last minute. There's also pain & loss & characters die. Then there's formulaic romance w/a bit of a twist - the ugly guy with the big heart gets the gorgeous hot chick who's also tough as nails & a weapons fanatic. What's not to love? Based on reviews I started the series out of order w/#2 then #4, & now just got #1. Can be read out of order. I liked it enough to go back to the beginning!Is it a literary masterpieces? Maybe not. BUT IT IS one of the most enjoyable series I've ever listened to! If you want some easy listening fun with a gritty edge to it, Welcome to Monster Hunters International! Yea-haw!
This is one of my favourite books ever. Outstanding story telling. Not my number one but It must be my number two. The characters are so believable. Story has a depth you would not expect in a book like this.
The opening chapter in the office and I was hooked.
"Z" - is the man. Dry sense of humour and unlucky in love. He is the accountant we all want to be.
LOL> This is monster hunting!
You will love this book for the humour and the hardware.
The seriousness mixed with tongue and cheek play. Made you laugh out loud in some places.
When one character describes the family of the one he loves, but still wants her.
The wink and joy with some characters that you can only get with spoken word.
This will most likely become my new favorite series. Loved the interaction and play between the characters. It made me laugh out loud in some parts while still being suspenseful.
A fun story.
Harbinger.. just a cool character.
The guy was a good reader, but sounds way to old for the 24 year old Pitt. He sounds like he's channeling a younger James Stewart(younger as in mid 50s.)
It fit for some of the voices(meyers, and Owen's dad) but not Pitt, and not Harbinger.
Same as the business card. Monster Problems? Call the Professionals.
Love this series, disappointed in the voice acting.
I attempt to keep books only in one format; paperback, audio, or e-book. I love this series so much that it has joined the select rank of e-book and audio. I am not a monster movie fan. I generally don't care for blood and gore. I am NOT a gun nut. Somehow the underlying comic book feel makes it all good.
Something for everyone; monsters, massive firepower, Characters...even romance. (Awwwww....)
This was a surprisingly good listen! A fast-paced action story of a man who gets caught in a world of monsters hidden from most of us. There are a lot of guns, lots of combat, and some great characters.
I really wanted to enjoy this book, I really enjoyed the 2 books of the Grimnoir chronicles that I had listened to before this one, but I just couldn't get into it. Owen (the protagonist) annoyed me - he made too many stupid moves and was too instantly obsessed with Julie. I also found the gun obsession to be a bit much for me. I also found the narrator to be a bit slow so found listening at 1.5X to be much better. Overall it was okay but disappointing. I recommend looking up Ilona Andrews' review on good reads, I found it quite accurate.
I like books with humor and heroics. I like the good old fashion good guy.
Good fun listen.
Red cell books and the Harry Dresden books
Fighting monster with modem weapons rocks.
I just listened to both of Correia's available Grim Noir books and thought they were great! Original, well thought out and, for the most part, the characters were diverse and interesting. I went to the author's website and read him ranting about how he believed that he hadn't gotten some award or another, because of the liberal reviewers or some such and how he was okay with that because he had a big gun collection and a house in Utah. Hey, that sounded bizarre to me as Hard Magic didn't seem to have any sort of political bent at all. Just great fun.
Then I picked up Monster Hunter International and I found out what was going on. I have to say that this book was just simple-minded and had a heap pages wasted on subplot about how the US government wants nothing more than to get in the way of people trying to stop evil monsters. For a plot point, here and there, I think this could work, but Correia just made this more personal vendetta than story. In Ghost Busters, it was great to see the interplay between Walter Peck (the EPA guy) and the Mayor and the Ghost Busters. I get it. This can be funny. But, this book just took it way, way too far.
The point of this book, for me (hey I'm not the author, but I did listen to the whole thing), should be "There's some bad monster dudes, and here is our ragtag bunch of heroes out to save the day". Instead, I found it to be, "The government is actually the only reason we have a problem, because they are whiney liberal idiots who don't let decent Americans shoot things (evil monsters) with guns."
Between that plot and the endless discussion of this gun vs. that gun and which had what size barrel diameter and number of balls of shot in a cartridge and bull-pup configuration or the back blast from this grenade launcher, I was finding myself distracted much more than entertained.
If you just want to hear a book the promotes stereotypical viewpoints about guns and liberals for hours on end, this could be the book for you. I found it to be the work of a writer who has not yet come into his prime that focuses on things that did not advance the plot. This, I find in stark contrast to Correia's "Hard Magic" which was excellent. It's still evident from that book that the author is a self described "gun nut", but it is tempered with an excellent plot, and good writing (in the books, he does a great job of altering writing style to match the perspective of different characters' world view). I suggest that if you're looking for a well-written book that is a great blending of action and fantasy start with that book instead.
This book actually exceeded my expectations... While I thought it was going to be a gun-nut's fantasy chock full of violence and gore, it was that, and so much more. The story was quite sophisticated, and at times it felt almost like epic fantasy. A few of the characters were really enjoyable. There was a ton of backstory to the series, and everything was well thought out.
It also has what are probably the most intense, incredible gun battle sequences I've ever read. They really suck you in and have you cheering for the good guys. The comedic moments in the book were great, too, from the dry humor amongst the team, to the not-so-subtle jabs at paranormal romance series such as "Twilight". Very cool.
While there were some minor deus ex machina moments, the foreshadowing done to build those up wasn't too shabby. The story waxes extremely epic though, as it builds to the end, pushing the bounds of believability, and I think it went a little over the top for an opening book. My other complaint would probably be that I got tired of the main character pining over Julie like a lovesick puppy and acting like a teenager sometimes.
I know they are quite different, but for an opening book I enjoyed this much more than, say, the Dresden Files. The intensity really holds up from beginning through to the end.