Honestly, I really wasn't sure when I purchased this book that I would like it. I don't care for "light" fantasy type stuff at all but the reviews just raved about it so I gave it a shot. I am so glad I did... what a great series. This is one of those books that make you enjoy traffic because you're able to listen longer. It's honestly one of the most entertaining books I've listened to since the last Joe Ledger novel (if you enjoy the Joe Ledger series by Mayberry you'll love this).
The author never takes this book too seriously... there's plenty of humor throughout and the man knows how to pace a novel. The action starts within a few pages and never lets up. This is not meant to be a work of literary genius, it's a summer action book and the author understands this. Don't get me wrong, he can actually write too... but he understands that the pacing and action is first and foremost and does this very well. It also helps that the author is a firearms expert and it shows with his detail to the firearms throughout the book.
Narration is well done for the most part. He loses a star because he sometimes make the main character sound too much like a stoned surfer, but most of the other voices he does very well. While he does "act" out the book, it's usually not over the top.
Highly recommended series.
captivating story, humor and history
unexpected twisted ending
had me engrossed in the characters
at points I regretted having to stop!
for the genera I found it enjoyable
the characters of this series
the moment when owen threw Grant into the sea
of course Owen or the Ghost of the old man
when all of the slain hunters bound to the artifact were released
I am a Grandmother who has read horror and science fiction and fantasy all of my life and this story is one of the best so far.
I'm just an old goat that like magic, dragons, elves, dwarves, wizards and witches. I read for intertainment and like long fast paced books that have just a few central characters....Loved Iron Druid series and Monster Hunter series. I live on a farm in SC and have given all the birds and animals that hang in my yard names and magical powers, and sometimes it seems like they really do.
I loved the action and fie power of the Monster Hunters.
Thhe book had a great ending especially finally getting to fight the tattooed man..
i can't pick a favorite scene, the whole book is great from start to finish.
I'm new to audio books but happened to have a kindle keyboard model which will reed the audio books. Now it is beside my bed every night reading me to sleep I really loved this book!!!!!
The very top of the list
I liked the story line, nothing seemed implausible.
The personalities of the characters. Each and every voice was distinct and easily recognizable.
The movie tag line would read Monster Hunter International, We Survived and So Will You!
I chose this book thinking my husband and son would like it. I never thought that I would love it as much as I did. I plan to buy the series.
I love this series!!!! This book caught my interest from the first paragraph. Oliver Wyman's narration was brilliant! He is one of my new favorite narrators. His character's voices were easily identifiable and unique. I can't say enough good things about the story, the characters or the narration. Can't wait to start the next one!
This book took me by surprise. I was crossing my fingers that it would be just as good as the title. And hand down it grabs you and sucks you into the world of monster hunting. The series lives up to the hype. If I were you get prepared to love killing monsters. That chapter when they are on the boat was just riviting. it is a best buy hands down.
Not much to tell! I used to read alot, but now that I need reading glasses, I enjoy listening to books instead of having to wear glasses!
This was a pretty darned good read, even for a women! This was definitely a man's man book, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was interesting and never lagged. I loved it.
Love fantasy and science fiction
Oliver Wyman does such an excellent job that it is hard to choose a specific character. I enjoyed his performance of all of the charachers.
I loved the humor, wit and sarcasm that came across throughout this book. It held my interest and keep me involved to the end. I listened with a smile and laughed...a lot.
I definitely want more from this author and narrator and can't wait to get the next book!
I really wish there were more of these books i went through all 3 far to quickly and now i am listening to them yet again. wonderful