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Monster Hunter International Audiobook

Monster Hunter International

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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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    Stephen J. Smith 05-13-13 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy listening to fantasy, some science fictions and have recently found myself enjoying the lecture audiobooks.

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    "Guts, Gore and Greatness"

    I enjoyed this book, the ending was a touch lack luster but the book kept me very invested in the characters throughout. I also felt at first that the main character was given a sort of superman syndrome, so many talents and skills that at first I felt less relatable to the main character. This is later lost in the fact that others have similar skills and talents in the book and that the main character is most definitely fallible. The characters are well done and with the help of the narrator are easily envisioned in my mind.

    The narrator did a great job and I'd definitely be willing to purchase more books that he has worked on. In the end, I was very happy that I got this book on sale and I'm even more happy that I bought the rest of the books during the sale. Besides the sample offered on the sight and the description and reviews I was still taking a "leap of faith" in purchasing the audiobook and I do not regret it one bit.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 04-14-13
    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Do not let the title fool you."

    Honestly,the title of this series made me think it was going to be a book for 5th grade boys. After a good friend of mine telling me that his father read the first book and loved it, and that my friend then read it and loved it,i had to give it a try.

    The MHI books are high up on my list of favorite listens. The narrator is aweomse,the story NEVER has a dull spot and its also funny while entertaining. I love these books. Give them a try.

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    Steven South Hadley, MA, United States 04-14-13
    Steven South Hadley, MA, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2011

    Fifty something, small business owner, married, no children. Love travel, beaches, tropical isles, classic cars and listening!

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    "Surprised - And A Lot Of Fun!!"

    OK, so not my usual genre, was looking for something a little different than the epic fantasy's I've been following. Hesitated, but glad I plunged in. Fast pace, interesting characters, light and easy to follow, and Ohh did I mention monsters - a lot of them!

    I'm glad I took the chance, enjoyed it a lot, in fact I just purchased the rest of the series and look forward to listening to those. Try it you will like it.

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    Steven Anastasi 04-12-13
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    "Brain Candy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Friends who play role-playing games would like this book. It reads like an RPG plot.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I like the concept of the private monster hunters with the proper backing to make them effective against supernatural beings. Plenty of gun porn. If your into guns, you'll like the toys the characters have, and the author will give you all the stats about them. Plot holes in the story I can drive a truck through. Especially the notion that the US government (as well as all the others in the world) have been able to keep the existence of monsters a secret from the general population even after thousands of people have been exposed to them. But that is the world the author wants, so the plot will reinforce it. A serious outcry of libertarian politics bleeds over the pages could have been trimmed down.


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

    I especially liked when the reader would slowly change his reading from one character's voice to another as the perspective changed from on character to another during a dream sequences.


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

    No. It was brain candy. It keep me entertained while I was doing menial tasks, where my attention can be temporally diverted, but I would not miss anything significant.


    Any additional comments?

    However, I did enjoy it. I'm willing to try the next one to see how the storyline progresses.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sidney YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN, United States 04-09-13
    Sidney YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN, United States 04-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "WOW Who'd of thunk!"
    Where does Monster Hunter International rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am thoroughly impressed! If you are a Odd Thomas (Dean Koontz) and Christopher Moore fan, you will be as delighted as I am. . I find myself smiling and or laughing at comments in the writing that remind me of both of them. Yes it is long... but no minute wasted, You will be hooked from the beginning thoroughly to the end. I am so looking forward to starting part two.


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

    Dean Koonts with the Odd Thomas series and the relaxed humor of Christopher Moore.


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

    I have heard her voice in past but comparison is not nescessary.


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

    I was thoroughly taken with the book when "Z " listenened in on the conversation in the sub levels that were so secret


    Any additional comments?

    This is an awesome book to listen to.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William Carlinville, IL, United States 04-08-13
    William Carlinville, IL, United States 04-08-13 Member Since 2015

    I love books!

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    "Absolute and Pure Entertainment"

    I loved this book. Lots of Guns, Explosions, and Monsters. Little bit of humor thrown in made this a very entertaining book. I'm looking forward to reading the other novels. Puts me in mind of the Joe Ledger books which are also good.

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    Dave Nelson Marietta, GA, United States 03-25-13
    Dave Nelson Marietta, GA, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic"

    After listening to the 2 available Grimnoir Chronicles books I decided to give the Monster Hunter International books a try. In many ways they are very similar to each other, they both have lots of action, monsters, hardboiled fighting men, and a lot of action.

    But unlike the Grimnoir Chronicles, the Monster Hunter books have very little magic and the setting is more in line with our mundane reality. It definitely gives the books a different feel. But even so, they are very similar.

    Oliver Wyman does a good job narrating the book, he falters on the accents every now and then but he really nails some of the characters and I now can’t imagine anyone else doing a better job.

    The reviews for this book are through the roof on both Audible and Amazon for a good reason, it is a really good monster action book. Once I started listening to it, I did not want to stop.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 03-25-13
    Andrew 03-25-13
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    "Very high Fun Per Word"

    Want a fun book? Buy this. Want another fun book? Buy the next one.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karen TOMBALL, TX, United States 03-24-13
    Karen TOMBALL, TX, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I listen again and again"

    I love listening to Larry Correia's work I have every book in the Monster Hunter series. His characters are not average folks you deal with every day, but they're not so quirky that you can't relate to them either. The timing and rhythm of the story flows very organically and I anticipate returning to it.
    Larry is obviously knowledgeable about firearms and comfortable writing about them, but I didn't feel left out of the loop even though I know next to nothing about guns. This series and also the Grimnoire Chronicles are books I return to again and again when I'm without a new book.
    Oliver Wyman is a very good narrator and the voices remain consistent from one book to the next.
    This is truly one of my favorites series.

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    brad PLACERVILLE, CA, United States 03-24-13
    brad PLACERVILLE, CA, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Big guns+big monsters+lots of action= good times."
    Where does Monster Hunter International rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed it. I wouldn't rank it up there with Enders Game, or books of that ilk. If you are looking for something not so serious, has lots of action, some good humor, and all kinds of monsters, this might be what your are looking for.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Earl, you'll find out.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    He was just all around good.


    Any additional comments?

    It really was a good book. I have already order the rest.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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