This is not a book series I would have ever imagined I would be interested in - the covers and the concept - monsters, guns, good vs evil via imperfect but brave people . . . I was too snobby for this kind of book series . . . but no more.
The Monster Hunters International series is way too fun. The writing, the imagery, the intricate plots that manage to play out over time in the series of books . . . I'm glad I read the reviews and decided to give the first book a try, and then eventually come back to the second and continue on from there.
Some of the "educational" type of books I get on Audible take work and thinking and concentration. Fun books are a reward. Larry Correia's books are a lot of fun . . . yet I am still baffled that I am able to handle these books. When television commercials for scary movies would start I would quickly change the channel. Perhaps it is the undercurrent of humor and humanity and the viewpoint of heroism that makes even the *scary monsters* in these stories easier to handle. (Plus there's no creepy music like in the movie trailers)
Sometimes I wish more characters were a bit deeper with added descriptions and personality flaws. The mastery Larry Correia shows in describing settings or action or plot could be applied a little more to giving characters more dimension. Some of the British authors I've read earlier this year were outstanding at giving characters finer definition with a few nuanced words.
The humor and self-deprecating wit laced throughout take the edge off the scary monster parts. The author's writing tightens up with each book. The narrator makes it fun and even throws in some sounds that made me laugh out loud.
A fun diversion from real life. A tad addicting.
This one was especially funny and serious at the same time. The monster hunters from around the world have a conference in Vegas at the Dragon Casino and you wont believe who owns it.
In case any of you were wondering if you could skip book three and go straight to this one: the answer is yes. I still haven't read book three, but the flow from book two to this one was just fine. Although there were references to "copper lake" numerous times, it didn't feel like that particular side-story was necessary to understand what was happening here. Monster Hunter: Legion continues with the characters we know and love from before, told from the same point of view, read by the same guy - in short, if you've enjoyed the previous books, you'll like this one too!
Too many disparate monsters for my liking. I really enjoyed Grimnoir Chronicles and read this because it is the same author. But there are too many monsters in this for me. Perhaps it's because I started with book 4 in the series?
Too many monsters that were fought in the same old way.
The performance was decent, although there was a cadence that started to annoy me.
Monsters. Less monsters so there is more tension when they show up.
When you can't imagine the situation getting any worse the author could and that made me happy.
Earl - only because I think his accent sound like mine. haha
Anything with Franks in it. He always seems like he is on the edge of actually being a friend to Pit or blowing his head off.
Well I think that is an awfully personal question. I laughed a lot. Did I cry - well that is none of your business ;)
Bi-Vocational Pastor/Draftsman. Full time husband and dad. Audiobooks are a staple in my life because I can read and work...
Got this on one of the BOGO sales. After a few sorry reads, this was somewhat refreshing, but it might not have been so if I had came to it after a good book. I had already read the first two books in the series and the first one is by far the best one so far! This addition offered a few new characters that were enjoyable, but for the most part, there wasn't much reference to the prophecies introduced in the first book. That is what makes the story click. This was a basic human bad guy setup. That was a let down. Throughout the book, there are rehatching of previous monsters, which was old and boring. I probably wouldn't recommend this one. If you haven't read the first one, it is worth a credit, but I would pass on this one if I were you. The narration is pretty good and I could listen comfortably at 2X speed. Hope this helps. Later.
Enjoy the adventure
The monster featured in this book is based on the creature that waits for you under your bed. But this version was enhanced by government scientists to be a weapon of mass destruction. Of course the monster has escaped and is terrorizing the guests at a large Las Vegas casino. Fortunately, there is a monster hunter convention at the hotel and the attendees get a little unplanned sport. Hotel rooms are trashed, things are shot and large explosives are detonated indoors.
This book is intended for fun and delivers action, humor and some tense moments. I have listened to book 2 and now book 4 of the series. Both were great selections from Audible.
The plot twist that were all through the book!
To the first book in the MHI series. I can't wait for the next one to come out!
When the Hotel they were at disapered into that other dimension.
Monsters are real!
I highly recommend the series, it is unique. Definitely well thought out
I'm a fan of fantasy both epic and contemporary, I cant get enough of it!
The Nochmar. He is an epic Villain.
When Edward kills the Alp with a throwing knife.
Everything. He gives a great performance.
When Owen leaves Jason Lococo to the demons.
This book just didn't do it for me. I thought the plot line of this one was a little weak to be honest. I have liked every other book in the series and the grimnoir chronicles is an amazing series, but I just could not wait for this book to be over. I feel I have a vested interest in this series, and that is honestly the only reason why I finished. I felt like this was just a filler book to get you to the next part of the series, and really didn't add a lot for me. The action is cool as always, and I like the characters, hence why I gave the book 3 stars. I wish I could say something more than just I was underwhelmed, but that would be the word I use to describe this book.