Sometimes I get to read...mostly I listen.
Right up at the top. My 13 year old and I have listened to all of Rick Riordan, and I mean all, the Seven Wonders series (Amazing!!), the Last Apprentice series, and I thought this series was for me. He started listening and asked if he could listen. It was so good the first time, I started over with him and am on my second reading.
He is not afraid to make his lead a little goofy. He is big, burly, super strong, and can take a hit...but there is always someone who is just a little better than him. It doesn't make him weak, but it does make the story fun and interesting. 'Parlez vous this, M***** F***er!" is by far one of the goofiest lines, and he knows it...making fun of the character through another right after the line is uttered. I like that this story doesn't take itself too seriously.
I have never heard him before, but I will be hearing him again for the sequel.
No LOL or crying, but I definitely want to hear the next one...
hooked me from the start, characters believable, narrator talented for his breadth of voices and ability to squeal , roar, or scream without breaking my ears or annoying me. difinetly recommend!
I'm the most boring person on the planet.
This was my first read with Oliver Wyman, who now joins my favorite narrators after just one listen. His performance was enjoyable and only added to the characters and story. I look forward to listening to him again.
I have to admit I found the MHI title a little cheesy, and probably still do. Had it not been for the other high-ratings from other listeners I might have passed this by, and that would have been a mistake. It was an enjoyable listen and I look forward to going forward in the series.
If you remember the old "Fractured Fairy Tales" stories on "Rocky and Bullwinkle", or got a chuckle watching "Evil Dead", or waited through the credits at the end of "An American Werewolf in London", you will love this book. It's fun and entertaining (you'll laugh at the oddest moments), especially with each character given a unique persona by narrator Oliver Wyman. If you're trying to escape the mayhem of this world, the wryly insane world of Monster Hunter International is just the place to go. Enjoy; I did.
standard urban fantasy afair with s bit of fan service to geeks and gun nuts, a somewhat Marty and Mary Sue couple and a cast of overly competent characters. despite that managed to be Charming and not to cliche.
This was a recommended read by Audible and I am so glad I picked it up. I cannot put it down and I am looking forward to picking up the books that follow it.
Owen is my favorite and I have really enjoyed hearing him tell his story.
This is the first time I have listed to Wyman but I feel the way he performs this story makes me feel like Owen is really telling you his story and when he does Harbinger I can picture what I think he looks like and I will definitely check out more of his work.
Yes, I so involved in the story that I did not want to put it down. I listened to it every day at lunch and at night when I came in from work. When I couldn't listen to it I bought the ebook from Amazon so I could at least continue to read it. I can't wait to pick up the second book.
The characters were rich and vivid by the middle of the book they felt like close friends and family.
In the swamp when the rift opened up and dumped all kinds of creatures on MHI.
He gave life to each of the characters you had no problem knowing who was speaking. Mr. Wyman is a great performer. Love his work.
Yes but if I list it here it would be a spoiler. So I will not.
MHI is a fantastic series one that I highly recommend to any one who loves Horror / Sci-fi adventure or mysteries.
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A great alternative between Dresden File books. Heavy military fight sequences, women characters a tad too soft, but given time, I think this author can get it right.1