Michael Valentine, veteran and former member of an elite private military company, has been recruited by the government to conduct a secret counter-terror operation in the Persian Gulf nation of Zubara. The unit is called Dead Six. Their mission is to take the fight to the enemy and not get caught. Lorenzo, assassin and thief extraordinaire, is being blackmailed by the world's most vicious crime lord. His team has to infiltrate the Zubaran terrorist network and pull off an impossible heist or his family will die. When Dead Six compromises his objective, Lorenzo has a new job: Find and kill Valentine. As allegiances are betrayed and the nation descends into a bloody civil war, Lorenzo and Valentine must face off. Two men. Two missions. Only one will win.
©2011 Larry Correia, Mike Kupari (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Book lover since I learned how to read My books don't have to be deep but they have to be intelligent (or at least they have to be fun!)
Well, I would to my friends who liked military/merc books with lots of blood and guns. LC's books are fun. I belong to a book club - all woman. I picked one of LC's other books and boy did they bitch! Then they had to eat their words once they read the book. This story is no different, the it's a great and fun read - well listen.
MHI sans the cool monsters. Maybe The Expendables or The A- Team. Charters that are fun, interesting and a little broken.
It wouldn't be Correia book without him. I have the biggest nerd crush on BP. I have listened to all of Correia's other books, (MHI series and Hard Magic) and I have been so impressed with his ability to make each character so REAL, even the females ones. Some times when men read a female character it can become distracting - not so with B.P.
I laugh out loud so often I try not to listen in public. And I cry too and I talk to and yell at characters. Really B.P. makes these characters come alive.
I love these books - I can't believe they haven't been made into movies.
I am a costume designer who listens to books at work. Isn't that a great job?! Discovered the concept way back when it was "books on tape", then cd, and now my iphone. the only down side is that I get upset when actors interupt my stories! Oops!
Riveting. Satisfying. Transcending.
Both leads. They were remarkably human and tenacious.
When the two trains (story lines) collide.
YES! Stayed up too late a couple nights and got cranky at work when interrupted.
I was put off by the description, but since I love MHI and the Grimnoir, I checked out a couple of the other reviews and was convinced to give it a try. I bought three other books at the same time. Tried two of them and didn't make it ten minutes into either of them. I started Dead Six and was hooked two minutes in! I'm sorry, Larry. I should never have doubted you!
Love a good book. I am usually reading one and listening to one in my car (not at the same time, of course). I like just about any fiction.
There are some books that I would only get in the print version and some I prefer to get the audible version. With Larry Correia, I don't think it matters. The writing is so solid and the stories so strong that it makes no difference. I just want to get it. I will say that Bronson Pinchot does a great job with most of it and brings the characters to life.
I am one of those people that listens to books while I run or do yard work. When I'm at the gym my mind will usually drift and then I start to look at how many miles I have left to go. That did not happen with this book. I stayed engrossed the entire time and the miles flew by it what seemed like minutes. I really enjoyed the story being told from two different main characters. It was a great way to build depth in the characters.
Too many to choose from.
I am a big fan of Larry Correia. I have read the print versions of the a couple of the Monster Hunters and also listened to the others. I have enjoyed them all but I found this to be the best one yet. I really enjoyed the two different main characters and how the entire story unfolds.The one thing that bothered me was the narrator's voice of Big Eddie. Fortunately, he does not speak for most of the book. I found him to be a great villain, I just did not like the voice that went with him. If you like great action, fantastic characters, and lots of guns, you will not be disappointed in this one!
If Correia does another Grimnoir book I would jump at the chance. But this outing was boring and the character voices were at times annoying.
Don't think so.
Only need one word for Bronson Pinchot's voice...... AWESOME! But bad writing and poor characters can't help him on this outing.
The story is as expected when Larry Correia is involved - Guns, explosions and a big military nut WHO is more intelligent than expected.
... but somehow it starts all wrong. It does not quite connect until Lorenzo and Valentine meet for the first time, from then on the story is exciting, fun and full of all that I love about the stories written by Larry.
The narration is more than just good. He is able to do all the voices, and really apply depth to all of the characters. Even though I felt 'meh' about the story I have invested in book two - all because of the second part and the narration.
Overall good listen/read.
It didn't take three chapters to grab my attention. I was committed from the start.
I had been avoiding these books. After slaying vamps and zombies for such a long time, I wasn't sure I could go back to the human side. My last try with another author didn't work. I didn't want to hear how much another country hates us and how they are training their children to kill, we get enough of that from the news. I appreciate Larry, this book brought me back to my black ops, highly trained and talented characters I've been avoiding.
Thank You Larry! I'll be on to book two now. =)
lesser of evils
One of the best narrators out there reads one of the best stories out there. Great story. Excellent characters. I will get the next and the next and the next books by this author! I can't say enough good things. So I'll leave it at that.
Satisfied Audible listener since 2002. I mostly listen to Sci-fi and anything by Stephen King.
There are two tales here and both could stand on their own but making them into one felt awkward and somewhat unbelievable. That's along with the complete lack of a likeable lead character meant this story did not have the same appeal as other works by this author. Narration performance is very good.
It included many twist I didn't see coming. Enjoyed it and recommend it to Larry Correia fans. Gonna read the next one and I'm looking forward to it.
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