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Richard

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  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6873)
    Performance
    (6067)
    Story
    (6062)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Konstantin says: "Suprizingly entertaining"
    "meh"
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    The reader was good, he just had way too much copy, much of it really bad. I would be more generous with this title, if the book were sold to the juvenile market, the themes and action are tame enough for younger audiences -- but they wouldn't endure the really bad repetition of simplistic politics and a lame romance.

    A good editor could save this book by cutting about a third of it and burning the cut text so it could never be recovered. It might make a good graphic novel, which would require most of the prose to be cut.

    It's not a horrible book. It's not a complete waste of time. There are some good passages, there's just a lot here, most of it the juvenile politics and lame romance, that could have been cut.

    This book cries out for an abridged version. Pass it by and get "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan, you won't regret it.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Glen Duncan
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (367)
    Story
    (371)

    Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but otherwise in the pink of health. The nonstop sex and exercise he’s still getting probably contribute to that, as does his diet: unusual amounts of flesh and blood (at least some from friends and relatives). Jake, of course, is a werewolf, and with the death of his colleague he has now become the only one of his kind.

    Squeak says: "Grizzly, just like a werewolf book should be!"
    "Great read"
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    The reader performance is first rate. The book is first rate.

    This is a book for grownups. If you love a good horror novel, written by a talented author, this is your book. If you're uncomfortable with the horror genre, move along. This book is not about asexual vampires, in love with teenage girls. It doesn't have non-threatening homo erotic themes. This is about monsters, werewolves and vampires who eat people and the terror of that idea. It's about a character who makes peace with, and embraces the horror of his nature.

    Yes, there is sex (really hot, steamy sex). Yes, there is gore (really hot, steamy gore). I only wish Audible had more titles by this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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