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.
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. The narrator did a great job and the storyline was great also. I'm looking forward to the sequel.
If Dresden is a Netflix or HBO original series then MHI is a summer blockbuster. Awesome action, likable characters, and good clean fun.
The Dresden files. If Dresden is a Netflix or HBO original series then MHI is a summer blockbuster. Same sense of fun, adventure, and darkness. MHI's plots don't seem as intricate as Dresden's.
If the opening chapter/fight of this book doesn't hook you then I don't even know what to say.
Ignore the naysayers who claim the book pushes a political agenda. MHI loves guns. That is it, that is the only "politics" in the book. Unless you find gun porn offensive you should be fine.
I've been a fan of these books for years but just decided to try the Audible format as I "reread" them. Really great narration and the story just moves along.
This series has always appeared in my you might also like list.
I finally decided to give it a go. And I am glad I did. Love the story characters and narrator was fantastic.
owen z pitt just wants to be normal. he is so used to playing the aww shucks card that it gets in his way. the creatures that inspired hp lovecraft are very real. and they have been waiting eons to find someone like pitt he has the skills the training and the sheer bloody mindedness to fullfil their prophecy and open the portal. all he wants to do is be normal. but who's definition of normal should he use?
I didn't expect much after listening to the preview, but hoped for the best. I was happily surprised at how great it was. The way he combined military, mythology, romance, and horror was AMAZING! I especially loved the references and integration of H. P. Lovecraft and JRR Tolkien, but modified so they were not rip-offs. The modifications made them unique to his story.
What a great book. I found this book because I liked "Hard Magic (The Grimnoir Chronicles)" so much. I was unsure about the 'monsters' part of the book since I don't like horror movies/books. But "Monster Hunter International" is so much more.
Great plot, no dumb 'the power is off and the phone lines are cut so I should go into the basement' scenes, fantastic detail and wonderful humor and wit. Lots of great quotable lines like in the 'Princess Bride'.
It's long, but worth it. I listened to it on 1.25 speed.
If you like a fun book with great action, listen to this book. Oliver Wyman does a fantastic job reading it with inflection and memorable character voices and interpretations.
If you are looking to use an Audible credit, spend it on this book. =^)
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