Monster Hunter Legion is a fun filled story, that follows the same pace and fun of the other novels in this series. If you are new to the series, the author does a reasonable job at bringing new readers up to speed, without too much rehashing that leaves other fans bored.The action and characters move at a good pace. This is not a heady, overly thought provoking sci-fi novel. It's not an idiotic slaughter fest either. It fits somewhere in between, focusing more on the relationships between various characters and the consequences of their actions or inactions.
If you enjoyed the other novels and want more of the same, this is the book for you. The book introduces some of the 'species' and monster types that have been alluded to in other books of the series as well as some new monsters. I especially love the unconventional roles the monsters play in this book. Correia likes to twist roles from antagonist to protagonist, switching your emotions from hate to love to pity throughout the story.
For those who are familiar with the series, this book's overall theme seemed to be that of forgiveness. It explored many of the relationships in the other books, and how one must forgive one's self for their own actions, forgive others for their actions against us, etc. There were some loose ends in the story I wish were tied up better or rather I hope are tied up better in the next book. I am going to mention a name, maybe the author will see this, maybe he will not...Jason Lacoco, and how he is part of the story. I hope we continue to see more of him. I tried to say that without spoiling the story. Anyways, great story, lots of fun, I highly recommend it.
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To me I love audiobooks and Oliver Wyman does a great job yet again. Every character has their own voice and I can tell one person from the other, instead of every character sounding like me. So I'd consider the audio version to be better...
I would have to say Earl would be my favorite character, cuz that guy don't take no crap from no one...
That guy can't do no wrong in when he reads a book, he has a great voice. He gives each character their own voice and it makes things very easy to follow the story.
I almost did, I listen to most of it in one day. The only reason why I stretched it out is so I wont be bored at work the next day. But I can definitely listen to this book in one sitting.
Great book, I recommend this book and every other Larry Correia book to anyone who likes action, guns and just plain great story telling...
This is a great series. I don't know how Correia manages to write so prolifically or so well, but he does. The narrator is fantastic. I wish them both the best.
this series for me as taken on a newer and more adventurous dynamic focusing on other characters and experiences not surrounding the main character Owen but supporting him and creating layers in plot characterization giving more dept to both the good guys and the enemy, that sometimes shows up in situation within and without the monster hunters group. I think there was a lot more magic involved in this books than the others combine; but not to the degree that you lost the Ex SEAL gunman walking around with doomsday arsenals, the physical rough a tousle of men being men.
Avid reader and author of fantasy novels.
This series is amazing! Best if you read the first three books first so you dont miss any of the essential back story. The story of "Z" is amazing. I hope this is not the final installment as I truly enjoy these stories. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys action with some fantasy elements. These are well written and have the right amount of realism and fantasy to make a fun and exicting listen. The narrator is amazing! The voices given to the characters have become the only way I can imagine these characters. This is a fun read!
Lots of good old fashion violence and explosions.
When getting one of the Monster Hunter books you know it's not Shakespeare, what is is though is great fun and wonderful battles from start to end.
I wish the books were longer but can't wait for the next one to come out.
Awesome! I loved the last one in the series because Earl a bada$$ but there's just something about Z aka Owen that makes me smile. Dude is big, loud, sarcastic, ugly, strong, loyal, resilient, flawed, incredibly funny, modest.............my kind of hero! He is by far out of ALL the books I've read/listened to my favorite "hero". As usual Correia does an excellent job with the characters. Everyone is complex and it is easy to cheer on the good guys and hate the bad guys. He weaves fantasy and reality together so well that you can almost believe what you're reading!
The plot in this installment is wonderful. I like it when the whole gang is together and missed that in the last book. It is "intricate" without being overly complex. Narrator as usual is awesome. Each voice is distinct and the minute he starts reading in a voice you know who that character is. You cannot go wrong with this one. If you strayed from the series because of the last book taking a hard left turn and only focusing on Earl, this one will redeem the Monster Hunter series. If you haven't read any of them stop right now, click on the series link and download them all. You will NOT regret. This is in my top three series. LOVE it! (since book 5 isn't out yet I'm now reading Correia's Grimnoir Chronicles - love this one too).
Absolutely! Gotta have something to do while I wait for the next installment!
He has a great voice and lots of range. His characters are all distinctive and he never falters.
that would be telling!! But it involved Edward and Owen.
This whole series ROCKS!!! If you are looking for something supernatural, violent and humorous, look no further!
34-yr old African IT professional who relies on great audiobooks to get him through boring and repetitive work days. Also while driving!
I laughed out loud, I cheered, I ahem, got 'dust' in my eyes and they may have gotten watery once or twice. Dust you see, dust.
I absolutely loved this book (as well as the previous 3 books in the series) and the series is hands-down one of the best I've ever read (or in this case, listened to :P). Larry Correia does it again by thrusting his very well-written and likeable characters into crazy situations worthy of any AAA Hollywood blockbuster movie. The action scenes are amazing and we get to see many characters in the spotlight, from the protagonist to other members of MHI and more. We see several of them grow and evolve into even more interesting characters, from Edward the baddass ninja-orc with his taboo inter-species budding relationship to Mosh, Owen's younger brother who learns to stop hating him and finally grows some cojones.
Another thing I love about this series is that it doesn't always take itself seriously and we are treated to hilarious moments throughout the book such as the aforementioned antics between Edward and Tanya the trailer Elf and Skippy's reactions when he finds out had me in stitches! Correia has a real gift for wall-placed sarcasm, wit and humour where it's never too much and always welcome.
And the narration, oh the narration. I often get asked by co-workers how I manage to enjoy someone else reading a book to me when according to them, it's always better to read a book yourself and I tell them it's all about the narration. Oliver Wyman's performance is perfect, from his pitch, intonations, accents, many voices and is an absolute delight to listen to and enhances the story itself imho.
I've listened to the first 4 books twice now (just re-listened to to book 4 before getting into the recently-released 5) and I've had a blast both times and am looking forward to more!