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.
Exciting, unsuspecting, awesome.
Um spoilers! Knowing even when evil is removed the bad guy bites it anyways.
Um a great personality to Owen.
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.
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
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.
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.
If you like guns, explosions, guns, violence, guns, and an easily accessible love story with likeable characters and guns, this one is for you.
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
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!
Yes. Great story, full of action and humor. Lots of language though, FYI.
Pitt - He's a bad-A
great voice variation. Added a lot of life to the characters.
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.
Solid enough story, decent enough narration. The first person narration is probably my least favorite literary style.
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.
He was fine. Nothing really special to me with this particular story. But we'll see after book 2.
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.
I'm just a big kid.
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.
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.
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.
The many voices from one person.
Too many to count.
Laugh and wanting more
Have not been disappointed with this series.
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