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Monster Hunter Alpha Audiobook

Monster Hunter Alpha

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Publisher's Summary

Dirty Harry meets Twilight. Number 3 in the break-out series and a follow-up to Monster Hunter International and Monster Hunter Vendetta.

Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business. But another force is working to bring about the creation of a whole new species of werewolf. When darkness falls, the final hunt begins, and the only thing standing in their way is a handful of locals, a lot of firepower, and Earl Harbinger's stubborn refusal to roll over and play dead.

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©2011 Larry Correia (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 11-09-14
    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 11-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Earl goes solo and gets the girl!!"

    If you've read the first few books in this series, you've learned to love the straight-forward leader of MHI. This terrific story focuses on Earl Harbinger and his approach to isolating a monster outbreak up north. In the process, he recruits new members to his organizations, finds a new rival, and even falls in love....monster style.

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    Caleb 09-25-14
    Caleb 09-25-14
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    "Not as good as the first two, but still great"
    Any additional comments?

    This book is written in a much different setting compared to the first two, but if you've made it this far in the series, then there's really no stopping you right? I wouldn't try to though, this book is still extremely entertaining, and well worth the listen!

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    Diana 08-25-14
    Diana 08-25-14 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "Exciting, Fun, Imaginative continuation"

    Larry Correia has an amazing ability to describe scenery and action. This third Monster Hunter book focuses on Earl Harbinger, the elder werewolf and many of the other characters introduced in the Monster Hunter series are not in the story since the setting is an out of town trip Earl has taken.

    The new characters introduced are great and I love the description of the northern weather, the equipment, clothes, and different lifestyle which are in opposition to the previous southern humidity and greenery described in Alabama.

    The imagery, fast moving and intricate plot, and insightful character descriptions make Larry Correia's books fun and exciting.

    I'm not interested in horror, or bloody action movies or books, but the writing in these books make me interested and the imagination and descriptive ability of the author keep me going.

    The first Monster Hunter book was good, but I felt the romance bits were predictable, a tad awkward, and weren't as sophisticated as the rest of the book. The writing has improved, with the second book being a lot better, and this third book I've read is good too. I still think the Grimnoir trilogy is better, with more iconoclastic characters, but since I've finished those I've come back to read the Monster Hunter books and finish this series.

    The imagination and interesting plots are the best feature of Larry Correia's work. The underlying humor is spice. The writing of women characters and bits of romance will hopefully evolve and seem to be improving in comparison to the first MH book, but the female characters have been at times depicted in a stereotypical and one-dimensional manner. In this book, it was all too predictable that the "cradle-robber" joke was going to be made, and I just shook my head when it happened.

    Narration was good. I had thought the northern accents would have been more like in the movie "Fargo" but accents were lightly used.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Denise warren, OH, United States 08-10-14
    Denise warren, OH, United States 08-10-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Guns, werewolves, explosions, snowblower!"

    Great continuation of a great series. This focus of the book is Earl Harbinger rather than MHI and its other associated characters. I really enjoy Larry Correia's first person POV writing style. It gets you very deep into each of the characters.

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    Matthew 08-06-14
    Matthew 08-06-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Side Story"

    I read the rest of the series before reading this one, and it didn't make any difference - and in fact I'm glad I did it the way I did, because this is very much a side story, not part of the "main arc". Nevertheless I found the story enjoyable once I got around to listening to it!

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    CAROL CARNEGIE, PA, United States 07-30-14
    CAROL CARNEGIE, PA, United States 07-30-14

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    "Christopher Walken as a Russian werewolf?"
    What was most disappointing about Larry Correia’s story?

    I enjoyed the previous books but I regret this one. Cheesy


    Would you be willing to try another one of Oliver Wyman’s performances?

    Yes but he needs to stay away from the Christopher Walken impression


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Geo DUNCAN, SOUTH CAROLINA, US 07-22-14
    Geo DUNCAN, SOUTH CAROLINA, US 07-22-14 Member Since 2014

    This avatar actually looks like me.

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    "this series keeps getting better"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    This is the third book in the Monster Hunter series, very entertaining, great story .
    Oliver Wyman's performance is great, he is an asset to this story.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    if your a Jim Butcher fan and you have ran out of Dresden files books to read. This series is a good substitute, and just as entertaining as any I have listened to recently.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    nothing


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    Jscroats31 Nj 07-17-14
    Jscroats31 Nj 07-17-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic!!"
    Would you listen to Monster Hunter Alpha again? Why?

    Yes I would. This book being number 3in the monster hunter series is a breath of fresh air considering it focuses on earl harbinger instead of Owen Pitt which even if it was I would haveno complaints because the past two books where centered around him and they were fantastic!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    For me earl harbinger is the obvious choice because he is such an intricately rich character full of surprises. He was already one of my top two favorites in the series before I finished this book.


    What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does an amazing job embodying the characters whether it be earl harbinger or one of the monsters he is killing. This man truly has a gift for story telling. He truly does a fantastic job giving every character their own unique voice that is all their own. I can envision every character in my mind in a very unique and fun way because of Wyman.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end when heather is taken from earl to earn her puff exemption by serving time as a member of special task force unicorn. That last part of the book really makes you feel for earl. He finally finds someone after being alone for over 80 years and their ripped from him to be a slave for the government.


    Any additional comments?

    Also I really enjoyed nicoli's character. Larry corria built a rich and complex character who you think is just another bad guy in the beginning only to find out he has another side to him as well that's not wholly evil. Also I can't wait to see what happens between Jason Lococo and Owen Pitt when they finally see each other as I am 99% positive Owen is the fighter that fought him and caused him to lose his eye. It will be interesting to see them work out their past an hopefully see loco integrate into MHI. He seems like he would make a great member of Owens team as long as they can settle their differences.

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    JB Hewitt 07-13-14
    JB Hewitt 07-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Smaller scope story makes things more interesting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Monster Hunter Alpha to be better than the print version?

    Yes, after listening to the first two books I can't imagine any other way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Being focused on Earl Harbinger was fun.

    At first I was worried that I would tire of his accent but luckily Earl is a man of few words.


    Did Oliver Wyman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The Russian was awesome.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book is quiet gruesome...


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    Charles ATLANTA, GA, United States 05-28-14
    Charles ATLANTA, GA, United States 05-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "My favorite in the series...So far."

    This books steps away from the main MHI story line with Owen Pitt at its center for a story that focuses on Earl Harbinger, the leader of MHI. This book is by far my favorite of the MHI series so far. I couldn't stop listening and finished the entire thing in a single day.

    As with all MHI books it is filled with lots of action & humor and plenty of guns, guts, and monsters. If you are an MHI fan you can't go wrong with this one.

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