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.
People who engage in self-pleasuring with a copy of Guns & Ammo in the other hand.
Nope, and I'm annoyed that I can't return the other title I bought by him ( bought based on Audible's recommendation, no less).
I'd advise him not to read anything else by this author. I give the guy credit for trying the best with such a turgid, ridiculously "Behold mah awesome testosterone-y fantasy" writing.
Every description of a gun or weapon that ran more than one sentence.
I love fantasy books, and I'm not turned off by gore. But I am turned off by boggy, unnecessary details about objects that - while important to the story - should not take the place of, you know, the STORY. I wanted to like this book. I liked the premise. But when a book is written in such a way that the author's obvious obsessions push the story to the background, I can't be bothered to finish it. It's very clear that the author knows his guns. It's even more clear that he really gets off on guns. If he wants to write a guide to identifying guns, great. More power to him. If he wants to write a guide to sexual gratification via projectile weaponry, fine. Go for it. But don't disguise said guide in the form of a fantasy novel that reads like the male equivalent of a bodice-ripper. I'm all for realistic descriptions, but WOW! This guy wastes so much time with his descriptions of weaponry that I found myself wishing the main character would turn one of these devices upon himself. A short time later, I kinda wished somebody would shoot me! I wasted 3 hours of my life listening to this book, and while I can't ever get those back, I can at least return this thing for a credit and hopefully find something else. But it will not be written by Larry Correia, and I will do a much better job of reading reviews across several sites before I ever purchase another Audible recommended book.
Yes, but hesitantly for Correia. Wyman is pretty good.
Employed a good editor and eased up on the adjectives.
Some pronunciation is off. Otherwise pretty good performance.
Bang my head against the wall over the dialogue.
After finishing the grimnoir series I went into these books with enthusiasm only to be disappointed by the writing. Could have been so much better.
If your a fan of complicated fantasy with blurred lines between good and evil, shades of gray and intricate plots(George RR Martin etc.) this book is not for you.This is something that someone might write for bad prime time TV. Shallow characters, basic love interest and all the good guys are politically correct. I think this would be good for teenage males who think the "twilight series" is too sappy. Lots of guns.
This is a horrible book. Don't know how else to describe it - the movie would go straight to VHS tape and it would star Van Damme and Seagal and maybe Burt Reynolds chewing on a cigar. The story, the language and the characters are mind-numblingly stupid and shallow. What a piece of crap. It gets one star because I have too. I want my money back.
I found this book to be average. Maybe the most damning description of a book. The characters are ok, not great but they exist and interact with each other, there are monsters, they die. If you are looking for a monster book that is a bit more interesting I would try the Dresden Files.
A twelve year old or younger boy might like it. Trite subplots combined to sort
of make a story...this didn't take much talent to write, I think. Seems to have
been written so the author could start his own multi-volumed series. Excep;t for
pounding in the message that "capitalism and free enterprise" trump all else, character's
motivation was, frankly, cartoonish. As were characters, themselves. Can't decide
whether narrator helped or hindered book. I couldn't finish it. And, I tried.
the story itself was alright, perhaps a little immature and the writer definately is not what I would like to call the "thoughtful" type but it was at least entertaining.
the narrator was obnoxious. I listen to audio books at work next to a machine so I have noise to contend with, the narrator would go from a whisper to yelling at the drop of a hat, and trail off into the whispering at the end of nearly every chapter. while this may be fine for some, my situation made it a pain in the neck to listen to. Finally the female characters are voiced with the narrator using some sort of voice synthesizer that slightly irked me, but was tolerable.
all in all, if you want some mindless fun, it is certainly not a bad book, but the narrator should go back to whatever it was he did before.
If you have any shooting experience whatsoever, you've probably cringed as you've read/watched various works of fiction. Not so with MHI. You will do a double take and say to yourself, "Holy crap! This guys has actually been to range."
Funny, mindless, action romp.
Not if it has a strong female character in it. He makes the career monster fighting, sharp shooting, team leading, Julie sound breathy and petulant. Drove me crazy. Lines I read in my head as joking, wry, or sarcastic just came out whiny.
Except for the female voices, yes.
Download book. Appease great audiobook gods. No chicken necessary.
Larry & Cheryl. Truck Driver/retired military and Dental Hygenist, respectively. Interests: action, sci-fi, urban fantasy, & historical fict
The B-movie (this is not a knock) plot hides just how well-written this (and the 3sequels) are. The action scenes are among the best I have ever read. And there's A LOT of action.
First, I have to get this out there: you will either love or hate this book based on your politics. These books are UNABASHEDLY and UNAPLOGETICALLY Libertarian-oriented. It is so anti-government, that if you are one of the sheeple who want the government to take care of you, I can guarantee that you will not like this series.
As I said earlier, the writing is top notch and the plot is tight. Larry Correia (the author) is an author to watch; his story-telling is an artform and you will be giving him your money gladly. Not only is this a great book/listen, it is a great value. It is close to twice as thick as the avg paperback but there is no filler, nothing that shouldn't be there.
The premise is Lovecraftian horrors meet the A-Team and the Dukes of Hazzard. It is a fun read that you will not want to put down (unless you are Obama-girl). Trust me, get this book!
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