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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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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 08-10-13
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 08-10-13 Member Since 2013

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    "This is the story about Earl"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Monster Hunter Alpha to be better than the print version?

    I've never read any of this series in print form.....the audio form is fantastic and narrator is great. Larry Correia is a word smith with urban para normal. Each story gets better and better. So far I've followed the Grimnoir series, and the Monster Hunter series, both are great both read by fantastic narrators.


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

    Finding out who set Earl up.....don't want to say more.


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

    Since I never heard him before this series I was concerned that I wouldn't care for the narration because there were so many characters and accents. But he pulled it off great, with emotions and even the female voices.


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

    Seems every book of Mr Correia's is something I want to read in one sitting. Just not enough hours in the day....:(


    Any additional comments?

    I do hope that Mr Correia writes more for the Monster Hunter and the Grimnoir series....I do so enjoy each and every one.

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    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 08-08-13
    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 08-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Earl's Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Monster Hunter Alpha to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the story being told from Earl's perspective.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part was the humor. There is a lot of action, and some crazy monster extermination methods.


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

    The ending. I should have seen that one coming.


    Any additional comments?

    I have no idea why the narrator would switch from a Russian accent to an immitation of Christopher Walken for the character Nocolai, but I found it odd and distracting. I also missed the other characters at first, but in the end I liked the in depth story of Earl. Another winner, but not my favorite.

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    aolshove 08-01-13
    aolshove 08-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The best one yet."

    MH Alpha is the one book in the series in which Pitt does not make an appearance. Rather, this story is completely about Harbinger with his past, present, and future. Now just because the rest of the MHI staff isn't in the story (other than random references), doesn't mean this story is less. Quite the contrary, I found it to be a very compelling and interestingly complete guide to werewolves. We learn much more about the history of MHI, the MCB, the relationship between Stark and Harbinger, and much more detail on the MH universe while being introduced to some new characters from the past and present.

    I actually enjoyed the continuity of this book more than the others and was very satisfied with the climax and conclusion. Now I need an Alpha 2 to find out what happens next.

    Regarding the performance of Wyman, it was top notch, as usual. I did find his voice for Nikolai to be a bit distracting because, to my ear, it was a rather good impression of Christopher Walken so that's whom I pictured Nikolai as looking like as well. LOL!

    It's certainly worth your time as you'll be sucked into it in no time. Just be aware going in that it's not the exact formula as the other MH books in the series but it does maintain the timeline.

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    Denise 07-22-13
    Denise 07-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "EXCELLENT!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is great stuff. Exciting, funny, action. Really enjoyable.


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

    .


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose from.


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

    I've got two rules: leave humans alone, and don't get on my bad side.


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't think I would enjoy this so much, but yeah, Earl Harbinger has great personality.

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    jsakeo 07-10-13
    jsakeo 07-10-13
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    "Another Great Monster Hunter Book with aTwist!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. This is a highly entertaining book though more predictable than the previous Monster Hunter books. It is just a fun ride by someone with a wild imagination about a world I'm glad I don't live in, or do I?


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

    The Monster Hunter series stands by itself, but if you liked the Percy Jackson and the Olympians, you'll proabably love this series.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    Oliver Wyman does a fantastic job with all the Monster Hunter books and this is no exception.


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

    If this doesn't make you laugh sometime and cry others, you might want to check for a pulse. It great to see the mighty Earl Harbinger get a love interest though it was somewhat disappointing that he was the only one from MHI in this book. I missed Owen, Julie and the rest of the MHI gang.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to start on Monster Hunter #4!

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    Brian 06-29-13
    Brian 06-29-13
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    "Make this into a movie, I'll go"

    I enjoyed the mix of action and intrigue. Mr. Correia does a nice job with plotting. Earl Harbinger is a compelling character and deserved his own book. I hope the author revisits Harbinger as a protagonist.

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    Jason 06-25-13
    Jason 06-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Just great...again!"
    What did you love best about Monster Hunter Alpha?

    I LOVED the different POV. This book was gripping, and showed some awesome history from 'Mr. Wolfs' past.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ...really?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I would have to say the fight in the supermarket parking lot.


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

    the whole book :P


    Any additional comments?

    Its a must read imho.

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    Geoff DENVER, CO, United States 06-23-13
    Geoff DENVER, CO, United States 06-23-13
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    "Monster Hunter Harbinger Edition"

    If you like the Monster Hunter series up to this point you will like this. It's not like the other two entries in that you follow Pitt around, but once you get over this (I'll admit I was a little disappointed at first) the story is fantastic. Lots of blood, gore, undead and werewolves...lots and lost of werewolves. Harbinger has been a good character so far, but his addition puts him over the top. I enjoyed his backstory and struggle dealing with being a werewolf. As always, the Narration is great.

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    Amazon Customer Smithfield, UT, United States 05-16-13
    Amazon Customer Smithfield, UT, United States 05-16-13 Member Since 2014

    Kowalski, someone's looking at my profile. Find them. Rico, time for boom boom. Private, send the family a funeral bouquet.

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    "These books are way better than they should be"

    Wow, that was maybe the best book of the series!

    "But Mike," you ask, "The other books in the series were awesome! How could this one be better?"

    Funny you should ask. One reason: Christopher Walken.**


    **applicable only to the audiobook version, though if you're reading it you could imagine everything Nicolai says in Christopher Walken's voice.


    In fact, read the rest of this review in Walken's voice and note how it awesome-ifies it.

    Oliver Wyman does a fantastic job . . . with the voices. Crazy . . . when you think about it.

    This book follows Earl Harbinger and leaves out the rest of the characters from the earlier books. Harbinger's character was definitely worthy of his own book and Wyman's voice for him works extremely well. Nicolai, who sounds like Walken is a bad guy, no wait, he was a good guy . . . wait, which was he? Exactly.

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    Jamie Alameda, CA 05-12-13
    Jamie Alameda, CA 05-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "More Fun with Monsters and Guns"
    If you could sum up Monster Hunter Alpha in three words, what would they be?

    Earl F'n Harbinger


    What did you like best about this story?

    If you liked the previous Monster Hunter books, you'll enjoy the focus here on the backstory of MHI's werewolf boss, Earl Harbinger.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    You know what Oliver Wyman's performance needs? More Cowbell.
    Another outstanding ready by Wyman - he does a fantastic job with all the character voices. Though the character Nicolai sounded exactly like Christopher Walken!


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