This series has always appeared in my you might also like list.
I finally decided to give it a go. And I am glad I did. Love the story characters and narrator was fantastic.
owen z pitt just wants to be normal. he is so used to playing the aww shucks card that it gets in his way. the creatures that inspired hp lovecraft are very real. and they have been waiting eons to find someone like pitt he has the skills the training and the sheer bloody mindedness to fullfil their prophecy and open the portal. all he wants to do is be normal. but who's definition of normal should he use?
I didn't expect much after listening to the preview, but hoped for the best. I was happily surprised at how great it was. The way he combined military, mythology, romance, and horror was AMAZING! I especially loved the references and integration of H. P. Lovecraft and JRR Tolkien, but modified so they were not rip-offs. The modifications made them unique to his story.
What a great book. I found this book because I liked "Hard Magic (The Grimnoir Chronicles)" so much. I was unsure about the 'monsters' part of the book since I don't like horror movies/books. But "Monster Hunter International" is so much more.
Great plot, no dumb 'the power is off and the phone lines are cut so I should go into the basement' scenes, fantastic detail and wonderful humor and wit. Lots of great quotable lines like in the 'Princess Bride'.
It's long, but worth it. I listened to it on 1.25 speed.
If you like a fun book with great action, listen to this book. Oliver Wyman does a fantastic job reading it with inflection and memorable character voices and interpretations.
If you are looking to use an Audible credit, spend it on this book. =^)
I've read the paperback version half a dozen times and listened to the audible at least that many times and the story never gets old. The narrator does a great job with the characters and is pleasant to listen to.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can't wait to experience more tales from Mr Correia. Listening to this audio book reminded me of two great American writers who were pen-pals, the action writing of Robert E Howard and the bizarre supernatural content of H.P. Lovecraft. I think I've found a new author to follow. It also makes me wanna go out and find more 3 gun competitions to participate in....
Overall it's fun. The action is exciting and the descriptions are clear and vivid. on the other hand the dialog is hard to listen to and the characters are boring. The voice acting took me a minute to get used to, but once I did, I found it well acted and I liked his range of different voices.
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.