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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.

Track down another Monster Hunter title.

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

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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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    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
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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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    Alexander Camp Pendleton, CA, United States 03-31-14
    Alexander Camp Pendleton, CA, United States 03-31-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a fan of fantasy both epic and contemporary, I cant get enough of it!

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    "Earl Harbinger is an insane Badass"
    Where does Monster Hunter Alpha rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5 percent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The new point of view. Earls story is super interesting.


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

    Earl. Especially when he kills the luscus.


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

    You've never wanted to be cursed so much.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Zulu 01-11-14
    Zulu 01-11-14
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    "Earl's story"

    This book is Earl's story, the leader of MHI. It flips back and forth between past and present. We learn about the past when he first becomes a werewolf and the present when he goes after another werewolf from his past without his team. This book was a lot more violent and gory than the first two. In the present an isolated town is taken over by werewolves, and not your typical werewolves. These are what might be called undead werewolves. Amongst all the violence there was a nice storyline and I just wish the ending could have been a little different. So if you're really turned off by blood and gore I wouldn't recommend this book because there was a lot of it.

    The narrator did a nice job.

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    Denise Winston Salem, NC 12-30-13
    Denise Winston Salem, NC 12-30-13 Member Since 2014

    I love to read with my ears while doing chores, running or driving.

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    "I was a little worried....."
    Where does Monster Hunter Alpha rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 5%


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Earl; he is so cool


    Have you listened to any of Oliver Wyman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, the others in this series. I think he is excellent; you hardly notice his "voices" even though he is using them to keep you in tune with who is talking.


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

    Yes, even though I have to work....what a luxury that would be!


    Any additional comments?

    I was worried that this story would be as good as the others in the series when I realized that it was based on just Earl and not the others characters. However, it was just as interesting and I "bonded" with Earl in this story. He is awesome!

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    ML 12-25-13
    ML 12-25-13
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    "Very enjoyable"

    Well I do not understand when they describe the guns and equipment,but thankfully I really do not need to in order to understand the story.
    I am nearly dome with this short series and hope I will be hearing that some more books are coming out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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