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Monster Hunter International | [Larry Correia]

Monster Hunter International

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - Quick, who directed The Evil Dead? What action hero starred in The Blob? Which movie studio became synonymous with horror for producing Frankenstein and The Wolf Man? If you can answer these questions correctly, you'll likely be thrilled with Monster Hunter International. B-movie aficionados know there's a fine line between gleefully gory camp and flat-out dross. Not to worry, Monster Hunter International knows the line. Oliver Wyman brings just the right amount of bombastic, smirking swagger to this story of big guns, big action, and a heck of a lot of monsters. —Michael

Publisher's Summary

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.

It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

It's actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries-old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way.

With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves. Business is good.... Welcome to Monster Hunter International.

©2009 Larry Correia (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Paul 03-19-12
    Paul 03-19-12

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    "A compelling world."
    Would you listen to Monster Hunter International again? Why?

    Absolutely love this series. The characters are well written, whole beings. The series starts well and follows through to the end.


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

    You really get a feel for family in MHI. The characters have connections and you begin to care for them and root for them.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    Oliver does a great job delineating characters. One of my biggest pet peeves with audiobooks are readers who can't distinguish individual characters. Oliver Wyman does a great job.


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    Amy Cadiz, KY, United States 03-19-12
    Amy Cadiz, KY, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting enough..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    And the narrator rocks! Don't know if I will read the others or not. I would recommend this book


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

    The scene when time shifts back, saving Owen's life.


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

    Never even heard of Oliver Wyman. I picked this book up during the last $4.95 sale.









































































































































































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    Dennis Fenton, Mo, United States 03-19-12
    Dennis Fenton, Mo, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good -But be warned"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy the Monster hunter books. But be Warned -Apparently The Author is some kind of right wing nut Job. He portrays The Feds(US Government) as Jack Booted Nazi Storm trooper who are Stupid/Corrupt and will do anything up to and including torture of Innocent and the Murder of Innocent people to keep the secret. If this just a minor part of the plot it would be one thing. But it is so prevalent in his writing even as a fictitious/fantasy /paranormal novel it is kind of disturbing.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James Madison, WI, United States 03-08-12
    James Madison, WI, United States 03-08-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Marred by right-wing politics. It's a shame too.."
    What would have made Monster Hunter International better?

    I really wanted to love this book. It has some really great stuff. But every time I started to feel connected to the characters, one of them would spew some serious wing-nut crap - so much so that I almost didn't finish. It was often couched as libertarianism, but be clear there is very real right-wing agenda here.

    The good: Storytelling, imagination, fun, and narration.

    The bad: The protagonist's world-view seems to be that of a 14 year-old boy raised on a Patriot movement compound. The second amendment is absolute. Goverment= bureaucracy. Business=risk-takers and problem-solvers.

    The ugly: Federal agents are


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    jgpippin Rutherford, NJ, United States 03-04-12
    jgpippin Rutherford, NJ, United States 03-04-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Not fantastic."
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    It reads like the adolescent fantasy of a bible-belt fat kid who pilfers his dad's Guns & Ammo magazines.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    anmaree bendigo, Australia 02-23-12
    anmaree bendigo, Australia 02-23-12 Member Since 2015
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    "What a surprise!"
    If you could sum up Monster Hunter International in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, imaginative, quenching


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

    The moment you realise how important the main character is, and how everything ties in together.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When a characters preminitions are confirmed and people actually started to believe that theres something to them.


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    Its a fantastic story.. I purchased it at $4.95 just to try something different. I was expecting something far less quality, and a story that wasnt as intelligent as it has turned out to be. I have now listened to all the series on audible and the only thing im disapponted with is that the entire series isnt here, so i have to wait for the rest.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 02-02-12
    Lisa 02-02-12
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    "This is truely awful"

    I was shocked by how bad this was with all the high marks. This would be a good action MOVIE, not a book. My goodness it was boring and filled with silly try-to-be-funny pokes at various politics. It started off OK, even though a little lame in the funny, but just proceeded to be way too long-winded. Mr Wyman is an excellent narrator, but the substance kind of stinks compared to David Weber's books, so he doesn't really help the story much.

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    Kenneth ROCKAWAY, NJ, United States 01-25-12
    Kenneth ROCKAWAY, NJ, United States 01-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "really wanted to like this..."

    12 hours in and I couldn't take one more minute...poor quality writing, zero editing, very slow progression. the author is a gun enthusiast that's about the only aspect that is well researched. the one thing I could not get past: the main character is an accountant turned lethal monster killer with seemingly little formal training. Oh...he was an expert marksman who also fought in an underground fight club to pay for college. ridiculous. Same with the rest of the monster hunters, they survived encounters and are now experts in the field.

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    Marla 01-19-12
    Marla 01-19-12

    I grew up with books....not television.

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    "Amazing Monster Fiction for Boys and Girls!"

    I have hestitated over purchasing this book because it seemed to have a little too much testosterone for my particular taste. I've come to learn from this site that the review ratings never lie.

    Although nothing like the JR Ward or J Frost books I've come to love, this book was fantastic and highly entertaining. If you appreciate "Monster Fiction", add this to your collection. It may not have the romance aspect, but it's not needed. This will be enjoyed by men and women alike.

    Just so much fun and the Narration was so far past amazing. I kept thinking to myself, this cannot be the same guy when he read the different voices. The accents, intonations, just everything was perfect. This Oliver Wyman guy is A-Maze-Ing and the first Narrator that I'll search for to see what other books he's done.

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    Elizabeth Cunningham Roswell, NM USA 01-04-12
    Elizabeth Cunningham Roswell, NM USA 01-04-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Fantasy for right-wing gun nuts"

    There's nothing wrong with this title if you love guns and hate the government. Since I don't fit into either of those categories I couldn't get very far with it. Expect lots of talk about guns and shooting.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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