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Monster Hunter International Audiobook

Monster Hunter International

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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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    randal 09-18-14
    randal 09-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Syrup I'm hooked"
    If you could sum up Monster Hunter International in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, unsuspecting, awesome.


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

    Um spoilers! Knowing even when evil is removed the bad guy bites it anyways.


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

    Um a great personality to Owen.


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

    Could have but its like a movie mini series each chapter is like an episode. So if I was binge watching it I could do it in one sitting. But in this case binge listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Larry your fantastic. I wish so much for a few more narrators at least one for the female lines. Oliver is okay in his female voice. But I felt Julie needed more justice to her beauty

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    Omar 08-21-14
    Omar 08-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Literary junk food of the highest order."
    What did you love best about Monster Hunter International?

    Let me first say that if you want high fiction, look elsewhere. This story is FUN. It's interesting, it possesses some plot twists, but ultimately it is an action-packed, good-guys-win-bad-guys-lose adventure.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The story made me bark out laughter several times. Pitt can be a wise-ass, and in keeping with the mostly light, fun story, the bad guys get what's coming to them. I got a warm fuzzy feeling when Pitt threw Grant Jefferson off the ship, and I might have even said,"Ha, the prick deserved it" out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like guns, explosions, guns, violence, guns, and an easily accessible love story with likeable characters and guns, this one is for you.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wiegand Pinckney, MI, United States 08-17-14
    Wiegand Pinckney, MI, United States 08-17-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Nonstop kickass excitement!"

    I thought this was going to be a fluff type of book, and in a sense it is. But I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It is a great combination of underdog story, love story,and mercenary story overlaid with a rich supernatural tapestry. I guarantee this is one book that you will have a hard time putting down.

    Oh, and if you like guns, this book is for you! The author knows his stuff and there are lots of descriptions of the firepower1

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    Denise warren, OH, United States 08-10-14
    Denise warren, OH, United States 08-10-14
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    "Thought I would try the book and it"

    If you like 80's action movies, horror movies, guns, comedy, and awesome, then you need this book.
    This is the first three books of the "Monster Hunters" series. If, like Larry, you like b-grade horror movies and guns, you'll love this series. In a world where monsters are real & the government is keeping them secret, Monster Hunters International can be thought of as being along the lines of Blackwater with silver bullets. Great action scenes, compelling characters, and enough humor to keep things from being too grim. A great read!

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    Amazon Customer Ogden, UT 08-09-14
    Amazon Customer Ogden, UT 08-09-14 Member Since 2014

    Justin

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    "The A Team meets Supernatural"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Great story, full of action and humor. Lots of language though, FYI.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pitt - He's a bad-A


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

    great voice variation. Added a lot of life to the characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    MHI is a fast and loose. Its like the A-Team crashed its van into Sam and Dean from Supernatural, and splattered gore on a bunch of frat-house girls crossing the street, and the whole lot of them stopped to laugh at the scene.

    Seriously - Great book. Larry has a great style. Yeah, he's known for describing the hardware, but, well, that's awesome.

    The plot is solid, the humor is good, and there were even some nice twists salt and peppered throughout the novel. I'll certainly be picking up the next book in the series.

    If I had to sum it all up, I'd say this is pure entertainment.

    Also, I've had the pleasure of attending some conferences in which Larry spoke. He's a great guy, and I saw the same fun spirit with which he writes come out in person.

    Good times.

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    Jesse A. Benson 06-24-14

    Benson

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    "Solid enough"
    What made the experience of listening to Monster Hunter International the most enjoyable?

    Solid enough story, decent enough narration. The first person narration is probably my least favorite literary style.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Larry Correia? Why or why not?

    I already have. His Grimnoir series is a new FAVORITE of mine. Absolutely love that one, truth be told I like this series enough to keep going.


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

    He was fine. Nothing really special to me with this particular story. But we'll see after book 2.


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

    Not really. It felt a little overly long at times, and the character was a little bit hard to buy. I won't say what I mean by that because it may just be me.


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    Jim In Texas! Austin, TX, United States 06-18-14
    Jim In Texas! Austin, TX, United States 06-18-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm just a big kid.

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    "My first fantasy novel"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm a 'hard science fiction' fan, and have never been attracted to the fantasy/magic/vampire type of novels.

    I somehow stumbled upon Larry Correia's blog, where I read an absolutely hilarious rant concerning some kind of war between writers involving identity politics.

    I'm a John Ringo fan. Based on Larry's blog, Larry is cut from the same cloth.

    Despite my misgivings about fantasy novels, I took the plunge and spent a credit on "MHI". I'm glad I did.

    This book is still pretty 'science fictionany'.

    If you have read Ringo's Aldanada novels, MHI is very similar. Just substitute really hard to kill monsters invading earth for Ringo's really hard to kill aliens invading earth, and go with the flow.

    Like Ringo's heros, Correia's heros are really hard to kill. Correia's heros frequently get the crap beat out of them, and like in Ringo's novels,Correia's universe includes a method by which a hero can be kind of regenerated without long hospital stays between beatings.

    Correia is a talented writer with a great sense of humor. That's a good thing, because there is a lot of blood and gore in this novel, without the large dose of ironic humor this would have been a really depressing 20 hours of listening.

    I like long audio books, and this is a long one, in a good way. I enjoyed MHI a lot, it's certainly a credit well spent.

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    Randie Pearl, MS, United States 06-16-14
    Randie Pearl, MS, United States 06-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best series I have read in years!"

    Larry Correia has become one of my favorite writers because of his Monster Hunter International and Warbound series. I can't recommend them highly enough. Great characters, good pacing, interesting storylines, there's just so much to enjoy. The narrators, Oliver Wyman for MHI and Bronson Pinchot for Warbound, are really excellent and make the series come alive.

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    Zack Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA 06-06-14
    Zack Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA 06-06-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Modern Day Penny Dreadful"

    This is a great, semi-trashy fiction book that is a very satisfying listen. Some of it is over the top, but it makes for a good story. Its not great literature, but it is definitely an enjoyable book.

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    Ann Rivera 06-02-14
    Ann Rivera 06-02-14
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    "Exciting, with great humor, edge of you seat."
    What made the experience of listening to Monster Hunter International the most enjoyable?

    The many voices from one person.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Plot


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to count.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh and wanting more


    Any additional comments?

    Have not been disappointed with this series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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