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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Plot is good, PoVs from various characters is good.The book needs better editing/correcting. The language, while in some places good, in others is repetitive, to the point of actually using the same words in neighboring sentences. The Russian words were almost all wrong (especially the curses). A bit of better research would have helped.
Oliver Wyman is a good reader/actor, the only thing he does irritatingly bad is reading the chapter numbers - there he sounds as though he were retching or something.
Yes, probably. Although it would probably be drek.
Better editing and research. Seriously.Other than that - great ideas, both plot-wise and ideologically.
I really didn't think I would like this story being just about Harbinger, being that I just read the first two books with Owen being the center of the books. It took me about 1 hour in and I was hooked. I polished it off in about 5 days. Not only was it bloody and fantastic but there were parts that made me laugh out loud.
Don't be turned off about the story not centered around Owen, you will love it. I don't want to give anything away but... You will never looked at a wood chipper in the same way again!
Fantastic narration, great story, an awesome sequel in the Monster Hunter International series. My favorite so far...
This story is only about earl
But like many other reviews say, it's still a very good story
One of the character voices sounds just like Christopher Walken
I don't normally read blurbs before I buy from authors I already know and love, so I was initially bummed that Z wasn't the protagonist for Alpha. Luke tried out some new-for-him writing techniques and they mostly worked, but he didn't follow the single protagonist first person style of the first two books. By the end of the book, I was glad to know Harbinger and the other POV characters much better. I'm looking forward to books from Heather's POV now... Luke has a gift for raising the stakes uncomfortably and delivering on his promises in an unexpected way.
Loved this chapter of MHI series but was strange choice for the narrator to give Nikoli the voice of Christopher Walken. It took me out of the story every time he voiced that character.
Started accidently with Nemesis - it was EXCELLENT, so I went back and started from the beginning. These books move fast, keep my interest, make me laugh out loud, grimace, hold me on the edge of my proverbial seat, and generally entertain.
High brow reading? No. Good fun, sit in your driveway to finish listening to a chapter, YES.
I have only 2 left in the series and they have all been well worth my time and money - I will be sorry to finish the last one.
Narrator does an excellent job - distinct characters, good speed and diction, captures the mood perfectly. Well done!!
Hell yeah I would. This is my favorite series for this genre, so much to like
The monsters in this book are pretty cool
All of it, he really brought things to life for me
the redemption of one of the characters
Some reviews are full of words. I've listened to the book three times now and it's still entertaining.
"Best so far!"
More than exceeded my expectations. I can only hope that there will be another novel where Earl is the lead character. Wow!
Yet another "Monster Hunter" great by Larry Correia with brilliant narration by Oliver Wyman. Best if you've heard the previous books but not essential.
"great book series just keeps getting better "
couldn't stop listening great characters action and plot development. series continues to grow and improve
"Weird off putting accent.........."
Really good but get 1 and 2 first. Only problem was the reader cant do a russian accent and it kept reminding me of Christopher Walken, well a bad "saturday night live" impersonation
"The weakest of the series, but needed in the story"
I feel that this book is the weakest in the series so far, and to stretch into a whole book something that could have been a short story, and rather like other series (like the Dresden Files or Iron Druid) that have a book of side stories, it could have been a compendium - this story just felt dragged out, and overly long, covering things that just didn't need to be there
This is a complete departure from the formula that made the first 2 books so enjoyable, with only one member of MHI, although the oldest & strongest, and being used to introduce new members of the company & upcoming important cast
Certain parts of the story were rather obvious, and telegraphed chapters before they happened, but without Oliver Wyman's reading this would have been nowhere near as enjoyable
If this wasn't "required reading" for the next book, I'd suggest skipping this one, but you need to know several things that happen in this story, several characters, and what happens along the way, or parts of the following book kind of makes no sense
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