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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.

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

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    James Shawnee, Ok, United States 03-15-12
    James Shawnee, Ok, United States 03-15-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Awesome"

    All 3 Monster Hunter books were Awsome and I cant wait for the 4th thru.... I will be purchasing all of them as I can't imagine the story line ending or flattening out. High action, great characters and great story from the "get go" to "get done".

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer the High Desert 03-14-12
    Amazon Customer the High Desert 03-14-12 Member Since 2005

    patroo

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    "The evolution of the King of the Werewolves"

    I read all three of these in print before getting the audio version, and while I liked them very well in print, they are even better in audio format. Reader Oliver Wyman nails a wide variety of voices and personalities for everything from subhuman monsters to crusty century-old werewolves and a combat accountant.

    Monsters of all types are real, and outbreaks are quietly suppressed by the various government agencies for multiple nations as well as private contractors. Monster Hunters International is one of those private groups, recruiting constantly to keep up with demand for their services and to offset the inevitable losses of personnel.

    Earl Harbinger is in charge of MHI, and this book is largely devoted to his story, how he became a werewolf and learned to control his homicidal urges, and how he became a recruit for special forces that dealt with monstrous situations.

    He's come to Copper Lake, Michigan, at the height of winter, traveling solo, and finds himself at the center of a werewolf outbreak. A competitor in the monster hunting business has also arrived with a crew, and a contingent of government monster hunters is on hand. Earl finds that he knows some of the other players, including another aggressive and evil werewolf, Nicolai. Nicolai wants to settle a very old score.

    Meanwhile the townspeople find themselves being attacked, turned into werewolves, and they have to fight or die.

    There's a magical amulet involved, and the magic associated with it strips Earl of his werewolf curse. Human for the first time in many years, he's having trouble adapting to his new weaknesses, the injuries he's acquiring in this battle, and though he's wanted to get rid of the curse, it's obviously a mixed blessing. Deputy Heather has been turned in the process of fighting the werewolves, and she's displaying special powers, perhaps related to the amulet or the strength of the alpha werewolf in the town. Earl is going to have to kill her, though, because she's been turned, and that's his job. Very few of the supernatural beings have ever qualified to be safe from eradication, and Earl himself was a rare one. Now he's just another human, struggling to stay alive while trying to save the town and conquer evil.

    In that fight, it turns out that a snow cutter, a big snow plow with rotary blades, really kicks butt when tackling werewolves!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Anchorage, AK, United States 01-25-12
    Andrea Anchorage, AK, United States 01-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "The series just keeps getting better!"
    Would you listen to Monster Hunter Alpha again? Why?

    Yes! It is a story that has everything. Humour, thrills, suspense. And Oliver Wymann tells the story masterfully....conveying every emotion that the author put to words. He brings the characters to life.


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

    When the heroine begins to change into her new form.


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

    yes. As I said, he has the ability to breath life into a story's characters.


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

    It made me anxious for the next installment in the MHI series!


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of my all-time favourite stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    greg Yonkers, NY, United States 09-13-11
    greg Yonkers, NY, United States 09-13-11 Member Since 2006

    Geek, Gamer who hates wasting credits.

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    "Fun, Fun"

    Buy now - very fun. Would help if you started with the 1st 2 books but not 100% required

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    Ann Vista, CA, United States 09-11-11
    Ann Vista, CA, United States 09-11-11 Member Since 2010

    Electro-mechanical manufacturing engineer. Mother of 2, grandmother of 3. Avid reader/listener of books, love to escape into video games on my PC. Hmm, not what many would consider when thinking of their own grandmother. :)

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    "You feel like you're there!"

    This is an incredible series of books. I've come to truly appreciate how critical the narrator is to an audio version of a story no matter how wonderful the written version may be. This narrator makes you see what's going on and feel the fun and horror of the story. I have become totally immersed each time and look forward to each episode with great anticipation. A stellar performance each time and wonderful story lines make this series one you shouldn't miss.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wck newark, NJ, United States 08-31-11
    wck newark, NJ, United States 08-31-11

    audible fan :o)

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    "Hilarious!"

    This was a great little story. Good for your commute or working out in the gym.

    The characters are well done, and I had a good time listening to it. Give it a twirl.

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    Mark bombala, Australia 08-14-11
    Mark bombala, Australia 08-14-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Pretty good"

    different from the first two books, not telling the story of owen pitt but telling a story from a few different characters...the story seemed to jump from character to character and back an forward in time from all different perspectives...if the story just followed Earl Harbinger i think this book would be awesome but because it jumps around to other characters i think it seemed to lessen the greatness of the series...but overall was still a great book and hope to listen to more from this series in the future

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    Joe FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS, United States 08-13-11
    Joe FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS, United States 08-13-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Monster Hunter Alpha"

    Great story by Larry Correia and narration by Oliver Wyman. The series gets better with every book while offering more details about Earl Harbinger's past and possible storylines for the future. As an shooter, I hate to read a book written by an author that has never fired a weapon and you can tell by the writing. That is not the case with Larry Correia. He knows weapons! Great fun and I look forward to the next book in the MHI series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CAROL CARNEGIE, PA, United States 07-30-14
    CAROL CARNEGIE, PA, United States 07-30-14

    C Galand

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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 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chance 05-27-14
    Chance 05-27-14
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    "The Best Book in the series !"

    Finally , a book about someone other than Z ! This book is a wonderful story , about one of the most interesting characters in the MHI universe - Earl Harbinger. You don't need to have read the other MHI books to love this gem , and it is a galloping trip thru MHI history . Olvier Wyman does a first rate job with the material , and the story is fast paced and engaging.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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