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Monster Hunter Alpha | [Larry Correia]

Monster Hunter Alpha

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.
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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.

Track down another Monster Hunter title.

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

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    Alice 12-16-13
    Alice 12-16-13 Member Since 2011

    I don't try write a review as if it were the only review a potential reader will see. I write things that I noticed.

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    "Enjoyable sci-fi saga"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Monster Hunter Alpha?

    When a newly "infected" werewolf gets really excited about the idea of being able to eat all the pie she wants withoutfear of gaining weight.


    Any additional comments?

    Great character voices overall, but not sure why the Russian werewolf sounds like Chistopher Walken. Picky point, and overall very enjoyable recording.

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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 12-15-13
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 12-15-13 Member Since 2014

    Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also

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    "Evils all around and these hunters are hard at it"
    Where does Monster Hunter Alpha rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoy the series and look forward to reading the rest, It is a great change of adventure
    with a great set of charactors and plot twist


    What other book might you compare Monster Hunter Alpha to and why?

    Not many others to compare it to it is kind of a unique adventure story with action and emotional ups and downs


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

    He is a great reader I enjoy his many talents and look forward to listening to him again


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Just when you thought you were safe


    Any additional comments?

    Hopefully Mr Correia will write more that just the four books and audible will carry them
    Look forward to many more adventures

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    Walt Woodstock, Ga United States 10-24-13
    Walt Woodstock, Ga United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Another good MHI tale!"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the first two efforts in the Monster Hunter series. I wasn't sure of this one. Primarily because I wasn't as interested in Earl Harbinger as a character as I was Owen Pitt. And this story focuses on Earl.

    I was a little put off at the start. Rather than being a first person narrative from Earl's perspective it jumps across many characters. And that was a radical difference for me. And across multiple time periods.

    But it does to a very good job of filling in Earl's back story. From the time he became a werewolf. And also a bit on Owen's Dad. And once the story begins to roll it is really enjoyable.

    One other little note. An old nemesis of Earl, the Russian werewolf Nikolai returns. Listen to Oliver Wyman's voice characterization very carefully. It develops into an excellent Christoper Walken impersonation.

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    Gary United States 10-23-13
    Gary United States 10-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This is my favorite of the series so far"
    Any additional comments?

    Maybe it is because I love werewolf movies so much... I really liked this book. I really like the idea of it and I think it captured my imagination more than the other books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Turiello Overland Park, KS USA 10-12-13
    Heather Turiello Overland Park, KS USA 10-12-13 Member Since 2008

    I'm a voracious audiobook listener, rarely found without my iPod.

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    "MHI Spin-Off! Enjoyable and lighthearted Story"
    Any additional comments?

    This third book in the Monster Hunter International series is more of a spin-off, featuring Earl Harbinger. Earl is on vacation when he passes through a small town that happens to be under attack by a pack of Werewolves. True to the first couple books, this is also a lighthearted, fun story of monsters and heroes, but really can be a stand-alone story, separate from the MHI series. I actually think I may have liked this one best of all and I hope we see more of these spin off books digging into some of the monster “species.” If Larry Correia keeps writing, I'll keep listening...

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    plknj 10-12-13
    plknj 10-12-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Another great novel"

    At first I was upset that Correia wasn't using the full cast of characters, but soon forgot my worries. Excellent novel, highly recommend the series.

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    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 09-14-13
    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Gripping story"

    This is the third of a four part series, and in my opinion, the best of the lot. It is almost a standalone story and has little bearing on the final story (well, there are a couple of things...). The story is intense and hard to pause once you start. Interesting plot twists as the story unwinds and steeped with suspense. I enjoyed this story very much.

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    M. Rye Valby, Denmark 09-09-13
    M. Rye Valby, Denmark 09-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awsome, just awsome."
    Would you listen to Monster Hunter Alpha again? Why?

    I could definitely see my self listening to this book again. I really enjoy the Monster hunter books, and have listened to them "back to back" and this was a great side story (beeing only about Harbinger) I totally wish this is the first in what would be a great "spin off"


    What other book might you compare Monster Hunter Alpha to and why?

    The other monster hunter international books, but it still stands on its own.


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

    Oliver Wyman is brilliant in bringing the characters to life. They all have their own voices and personality. And they all stand out and are easily to recognise. He also has a great way of telling the story so it plays out in your imagination instead of simply reading it.

    I keep beeing pleasantly surprised by the high standard of Audible narrators and Oliver Wyman is up there among the best.


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

    The wole story is vibrant and enthralling.


    Any additional comments?

    Even tho a few characters are returning this book can be, read seperately from the other MHI stories. But it is a great addition to an all ready superb series.

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    Jordan 08-27-13
    Jordan 08-27-13
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    "Best book of the series"
    Would you listen to Monster Hunter Alpha again? Why?

    I might listen to this book again because of its fun action and pacing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Monster Hunter Alpha?

    When Harbinger and the older Fin grind up zombie werewolves with a huge snowblower and the final show down, of course.


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

    I really enjoyed the Christopher Walken like voice for Harbinger's nemesis: Nicoli.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How about: Werewolf Zombies, bitches


    Any additional comments?

    This book lacks a lot of the irritating bickering that occurs between characters in Larry's other books in this series. The abundant bickering in his other books is sometimes so mind crushingly painful to listen/read through that I have to stop listening and take a break. Why, when life and death is at stake, would anyone engage in constant pissing contests? THANKFULLY, that is absent in Alpha.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Warren Lincoln, Nebraska, United States 08-24-13
    Warren Lincoln, Nebraska, United States 08-24-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A good dive into a mysterious character"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. While the prior two books have centered around Owen and his experiences, you haven't been able to really get any more than a passing feel for Earl. Granted, I was hesitant to get this book because I've seen authors try to change perspective to continue a story and fail. However, when I picked up the book I was pleasantly surprised to see that as much thought and character progression was put into this book as the last ones. You get to explore the history of a character who, up until this book, has been largely glossed over. While this is a lead in book for the "next arc" in the story line, it's a must read because if you don't you will not only get confused about what happens in the next book, you will miss out on a well written story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Earl Harbinger, flat out. You have a taste of the guy off of the first two books in the series, but this book further expands upon his history, his curse, and his attempts at keeping humanity.


    Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

    I can't actively give a favorite character for this performance, but moreover that the performance in general was extremely well done. Oliver managed to get the characters inflected to the point that I was fully able to perceive all of them, and their personalities, in 'full color'


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Unfortunately due to my work schedule it's hard for me to do so with ANY book, so I don't put any ambitions on chewing through any book in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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