When creatures of the night proved to be real, the best of America's military came together to form an elite band of rapid response teams. Their mission: to face the challenge and keep the civilian populace safe from any who would do harm and hide all evidence of their existence. Now, the teams face a threat so overwhelming that they are left with no choice but to turn to the very monsters they've hunted in the past to assist them in protecting humanity. As a dark storm brews on the horizon and the teams scramble to enlist the aid of those who will answer the call, they also find themselves being uprooted from the security of the facility they call home and transplanted into the middle of the Nevada desert, all in an effort to draw the evil to them and away from civilians. The teams prepare for a showdown with the darkest of creatures and an army of undead with the very existence of humanity hanging in the balance...
©2014 Heath Stallcup (P)2015 Heath Stallcup
Frank W Nichols
This was obviously a book written to move the plot along but gives greater depth to characters as well as introducing a few more plot points to the story.
Overall a good listen & is on par with the rest of the series.
It is amusing listening to the development of the Tufo character & knowing that there is an actual author by that name in this genre.
This is the third book in the Monster Squad series, and it is what i consider a lead up novel, setting up the pieces for a climactic final book/plotline, while closing out some plotlines in itself. The Monster Squad, the Government's monster hunters, are preparing for the final showdown with the forces of the Sicarri, the worlds master vampire. Losing means humanity will be reduced to the level of cattle, the ones that are left alive, that is. The human hunters work to gain allies, such as the elves, a sect of vampires that only feeds on animals, and go in search of the the First werewolf, a contemporary of The Sicarri. The book has battles, betrayals, exciting escapes, and a look into the mind of a truly evil, 2000 year old vampire, who is actually a historical figure. The pacing is excellent, with the cast of characters responding as real military operators would. The villains are almost sympathetic, with reasons that can be understood. The characters are fleshed out, with strengths and weaknesses that are understandable to the reader. Jack Voorhies does an excellent job again of bringing the characters to life, never letting the pace of his narration drag, and using multiple tones and accents to differentiate the characters. Any fans of Weston Ochse's Seal Team 666 and Evan Currie's Seal Team 13 will enjoy this book.
This is a great series, if you will be patient with a first book and give it a chance, you will be rewarded with a great listen of book 2 and 3! I wish audible would have the rest of the series out already. Can't wait for the next book!
Maybe future stories or installments will include multiple voices, not taking anything away from cast, but this story deserves more, Great storyline and concept based on our global traditions and beliefs, right next to the UFOs.
this book is exciting and entertaining, and one can easily forgive the technical mistakes, however, the fact that this is in the middle of a series, is too evident, when nothing at all is resolved, and new story strands are made. this book would benefit from wrapping up a few loose ends
I'm a horror nut! Zombies in particular! Epidemics, end of all things! Also enjoyed Game of thrones very much!
I can't express how dissapointed I am in words, Im considering requesting a refund for these three books! **•SPOILER ALERT•** "This Story has No ending!!" After 3 books, all riding on the same plot line, the same main BadGuy, threatening to take over the planet & enslave man. He seems to be prepared, has his armies, doesn't seem there's anything holding him back but yet for some reason he has Allowed 3 books to pass by filled with the good guys figuring out the whole thing, preparing, getting a whole new base of operations, locating & contacting other supernatural a to ally with and aid in the fight.. I mean could our bad guy be the worst procrastinator on the planet or what?! I'm surprised he didn't send his forces over on Moving Day and help load the trucks.. "Yea The boss sent us over to help you guys get settled in.. He says He would like to get this war on with before some of the characters strat dying of old age..?!" Seriously , there's little as far as side plots, or branches of the story that could be finished off to give that feeling of closure.. It's just a whole lot of Filler waiting for the main event.. 3books @ Approx $14.00 a piece discounted.! That's $42.00 for story with no ending!!? I wouldn't pay $42.00 for a Great Story from the likes of George RR Martin, Tolkien, Etc!!Let me Promise you that This Is One story, torn into three pieces for profit sake!! Nothing more nothing less & I for one will be requesting A Refund for all three books & trying to spread the word to stop others from wasting their hard earned money or Credits On this type of Stuff, wether it is the author, the editor, the agent, I don't know but ultimately the Author is responsible for His Work, his name is on it, I do t appreciate being played for a fool or ripped off and that's exactly what I feel is happening TOO much in the world of audio books & Im Sick of it!! Let's take this story, probably worth $25.00 tops.. (And tear it into 3/4 parts then sell it for $14.00 each..?! That will ultimately double the cost to the customer?!! They pay twice what it's worth and can't even enjoy it because it's all chopped up.. Please readers, when you see this blatantly happening Demand a refund & Post warnings for others!! Only We the readers can stop this by hitting the industry in the pocket!! Authors, take control of YOUR art, YOUR work because it's You whose names we will connect with this, it's you who's future books will be ignored.. Tolkien, George RR Martn, Bradbury, King, these names will be remembered for ever For their writings, what will Your Name be remembered For?!! If it's even remembered..?! You write because you Love It.. Will Greed & Money do to Literature what Greed & Money has done to Hollywoods BigScreen?! Only If We Allow it to!
Dont Waste your time, credits or cash!! If alresdy have?! Request refunds for all Three books!! The author should credit us the next book for Free to make things right!! Maybe then I'd listen to it!?
Gamer, father of gamers, married to a gal that puts up with us. I work a solo job and use Audible to make my day go easier.
I hate books in a series that seem to advance the story but are only filler. This is filler.
Nothing happened. The last two books have been building up to this big apocalyptic fight and at the end of the third book you would expect the fight to take place.
It doesn't. And it ends in a very unsatisfying way.
Add into that the dialogue of the entire series has been awful, with the characters speaking in the most unnatural ways, as well as the consistent use of the same phrases it just makes getting through this series a chore.
I can't even count the number of times the author uses the phrase 'Things that go bump in the night"
COME ON MAN! Come up with something different.
From the two dimensional, or in some cases one dimensional, characters, annoying dialogue, and unsatisfying ending I will not be purchasing anything by this author in the future.
Something not this.
The narrator actually did a decent job with very bad material. He had a good number of accents and voices, and didn't make many mistakes.
"Just keeps getting more and more exciting!"
Yes, it's a brilliant story with lots of twists and turns. The narrator is excellent.
I like the way all the characters are so well developed, even the minor ones. And they're all three dimensional. It's an intelligent book too. There's a real depth to the moral questions there.
Jack Voorhies is SUCH a great narrator! He brings all the characters alive and really makes them memorable for me. I don't know how he does it - he's just SO skilled at this! I think I read somewhere that he'd won an award for narration. He certainly deserves awards.
As with Book Two, I'm very moved by the character of the Sicarii. I also find that the relationship between Laura and Evan has an emotional depth (and humour) that touches me. But there were lots of moving scenes in this book.
Heath Stallcup is the king of the cliff hanger. I desperately want to know what happens next. I've just looked for the next book and at the time of writing, (July 2015) it isn't out yet in audio.... So, if you're reading this Heath and Jack... please, when's the next one due????
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