Want to know how Earl Harbinger became the most bad-ass monster hunter on planet earth? Find out here - in his own words.
This novel continues the fabulous Monster Hunter International and focus on the enigmatic leader of MHI - Earl Harbinger. There's a kinds of MHI fun in this book. If you've enjoyed the previous books you'll enjoy this one as well.
If you like Urban Fantasy but haven't experienced MHI you should start with Monster Hunter International.
The performance by Oliver Wyman is - as always - absolutely top notch. Highly recommended.
Yes. Mr. Wyman is a perfect selection for this work.
Getting to know the Harbinger back story.
Each character has their own...personality that Oliver brings clearly over the speakers.
This sets apart from the series. It fits as a piece of the overall puzzle, however it is more or less its own book.
I just wanted to comment on Wyman's performance -- I did a veritable double-take and a big grin spread across my face as I heard his portrayal of the character Nicolai. He gave one of the two voices for the schizophrenic Russian a distinct impersonated inflection like the actor Christopher Walken -- how oddly appropriate! It gave me a good chuckle.
Yes. Even though it's the third, it's a great intro to the series. Book one starts with a werewolf attack; this book is all werewolf. Backstory for Earle; origin of werewolves, why the MCB are so distrusted - a great introduction to the series.
Earle - he's a far more likeable lead than Owen... I was getting pretty sick of the "I'm a big guy" thing non stop. It's nice to have a 'reluctant hero', a hero that does it because it's the right thing to do not because it's all he can do.
Don't get me wrong, I like Owen - but sometimes I get the feeling he is just the author's fantasy version of himself. In this book Larry is forced to write a main character that isn't just 'Larry'.
Anything with Nikolai. The narrator's Walken impression added and extra dimension to the unhinged character.
Yes. I listen to books whilst driving; it's pretty rare far me to carry on listening in the house. This one doesn't want you to stop.
Satisfied Audible listener since 2002. I mostly listen to Sci-fi and anything by Stephen King.
More of the same, and that's a very good thing. I love this series. This one is a bit diff as most series regulars are absent in this story, but no problem this is a fun read.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
This was a novel on a particular character from the monster hunter series. He probably went on holidays with the author. It was much more somber than the others in the series however still very good
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I was looking forward to this book because i have been becoming a bigger fan of this series with each book, however i was disappointed that this book centered on 1 member of the team instead of the entire team. having the entire team involved in the story is what makes the story more interesting. on the redeeming side of things this book did have a lot of backstory stuff in it and some stuff to build off for future stories. hopefully the next book will be better this is a good series and i want to keep hearing more from it.
not centered on just one member of the team.
i have listened to most of this authors books and this one is low on the scale for the story.
The entire Monster Hunter Series is a series I wish I could listen to again for the first time. This story is phenomenal, complete, telling, suspenseful, and makes us love Earl even more, if that is possible.
Earl is my favorite character because of his integrity, strength, and how complex a character he is.
I have to speed the audiobook to 1.5 to make Wyman's delivery sound good. He is a slow reader who needs to speed it up a bit, but the speed option on my phone app works perfectly.
I was indeed moved by Earl's last encounter with Nicoli (spelling?) and the bloodline that continued through their complex relationship
This, at first, was not what I thought I would enjoy as much as the first two books, but ended up being my favorite of all the series to this point. KEEP WRITING LARRY!!
Harry Turtledove fan
The story is tight with no repeats of ANY of the previous novels.
Larry has really a very creative, rational, flexible mind.
Corrupt MCB agents, a resourceful townsfolk, a she-werewolf with a crush on Harbinger, a russian psycho-werewolf with two personalities (like Joe Ledger): all of them.
And no MHI at all. Surprising.
The funniest moments: like when Harbinger tries to smoke without renegerative lungs and claims: "These things could kill me now!" Duh.
Heather kissing Harbinger. That was unexpected. And Nikolai surrendering to Harbinger.
Harbinger realizing he had bitten a Singer who was carrying a human child and who now had the Curse.
Rocky stole some of the worst and best memories.
Laugh at sudden moments and made me lose control of the car more than once.
Do NOT listen to it in traffic.
The narrator is brilliant.
a great story line.
have no answer to this one. It stands alone.
the point where Nicolas reinfects Earl. Their conversation and finally mutual understanding.
I have enjoyed the entire series. It is unsual and although a building for armagedon, the story line is very unusual. The characters are real and enjoyable.