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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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    Greg kianga, Australia 12-10-13
    Greg kianga, Australia 12-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "the action never stops"

    A most enjoyable book, just couldn't stop listening in case something else happened. Narration is worth a mention, now to move on to the next.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    katly prattville, AL, United States 12-05-13
    katly prattville, AL, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "was recommended to me by a buddy. glad i tried it!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a long one, Great for a road trip. The story takes place in my home state so that was even better! Reader does really well and the story is fun.


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    royal 10-31-13
    royal 10-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Do you love Guns ?? you will love this Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good story overall, the length of this story could be shorten by at least 2 - 3 hours if the author was not in love with firearms, the detailed and sometimes tedious descriptions of the numerous types of firearms often become boring, But I did enjoy it anyway, great narration, and like I said if you like guns ,,I mean really like guns , you will love this book


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dale DE RUYTER, NY, United States 10-30-13
    Dale DE RUYTER, NY, United States 10-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "well worth the credit for monster lovers"

    Excellent writing. Wonderful narration. Large variety of monsters and characters.
    If you are a lover of monster books this is a MUST have.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Walt Dallas, Ga United States 10-24-13
    Walt Dallas, Ga United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wasn't sure, but a very worthy series"
    Any additional comments?

    I've been into various sci fi/fantasy series for awhile now. The Dresden Files and Destroyermen were the first to keep me company on my way to and from work. Then on to the likes of Sandman Slim and the Druid Chronicles. I eventually found my way to Correia's Grimnoir Chronicles.

    I really enjoyed the latter and through that became aware of the Monster Hunter series. But for the longest time avoided it. Simply due to the name. It seemed appropriate for a teenager's series. And I never gave it a chance. Finally, waiting for the next entries in all the other series, I was short of listening material. And I gave Monster Hunter a shot.

    I am glad I did. The legacy of Owen Zastava Pitt is a good listen. A very good listen. If you are a fan of the Grimnoir Chronicles, or any of the others of this genre by all means give the Monster Hunter series a chance. You won't be sorry.

    Going in I confess that I was a bit disappointed that Bronson Pinchot from Corriea's Grimnoir Chronicles was not the storyteller. But any reservations quickly faded. Oliver Wyman does an excellent job here. His character readings have great range. And are very effective.

    And Correia does an excellent job in this opening salvo of the Monster Hunter series in regards to story and character introduction and setup. We get a good start with "Z" (as Owen is often referred to) and his pre-Monster Hunter days. His background. His family. And his upbringing. We are introduced to the government's Monster Control Bureau (MCB). It's leader Agent Myers. And Agent Franks, with whom Owen will build a love/hate (OK. maybe grudgingly like/hate) relationship throughout the series. Agent Franks may be my favorite character in the series.

    We meet the Shackleford family and their Monster Hunter International Organization. Earl and Julie of the Shacklefords themselves. MHI stalwarts like Sam and Milo. And other newbies that progress through MHI training with Owen. Holley, Tripp and Arthur Lee.

    Yeah. Yeah. There are bad guys too. Zombies. Vampires. And the Cursed One. But this book is very much more. It is a setup for a series and a mythology that Correia starts to build here and continues to build through the books that follow.

    I enjoyed this listen immensely. And what I think Correia does best, here and in subsequent entries in the MHI series, is build a world and set of characters - paragraph by paragraph, chapter by chapter, book by book - that leaves you fulfilled while expectently waiting for the next story to come out.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    George ABERDEEN, MD, United States 10-21-13
    George ABERDEEN, MD, United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Very enjoyable listen, great story."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have now finished book two and I am hooked. Well written for the casual reader/ listener.

    I like that the author did not write another vamp/were lovefest.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    The reader does a good job, keeps the story moving well.

    Good Reading, good pace, enjoyable.


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

    I laugh allot.


    Any additional comments?

    In this story monters are to be hunted for profit and profit is GOOD!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald C 09-13-13
    Ronald C 09-13-13
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    "Very engaging at the outset; less believable later"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, for the most part it was an engaging read. There were a few too many convenient supernatural resolutions to unsolvable situations.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was more or less as expected.


    What aspect of Oliver Wyman’s performance would you have changed?

    Very good - though would be nice if he had a higher voice register for the female characters... Can't have everything, I guess.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-10-13
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    "Imaginative Entertainment!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Clever takes on the traditional monsters we're so aware of, vampires, werewolves and the author adds a creative spin with many monsters and brings new monsters to our attention. I want to work for Monster Hunters International! I also appreciated the development of characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Owen Pitt, he comes across funny, sexy, and bad ass.


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

    Definitely brings the characters to life. When I started book 2, I could immediately tell by his voice character who was speaking without him even having to say so. Great job!


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

    Laughed a few times, great entertainment, when I could not wait to listen to it. That's saying something.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy this series!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emmanuel East London, South Africa 09-07-13
    Emmanuel East London, South Africa 09-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Book! Worth every second!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I have already recommended it to many of my friends. If you are my friend and reading this now. I recommend it again! Start listening/reading now...


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot twists and the unfolding of the main character's destiny was spell bounding


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

    The excellent way he changes his voice for the different characters really brings the story to life. Kept me on the edge of my seat.


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

    The battle scene in Natchy-Bottom


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Instant Fan!

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    Thomas Allen 08-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great start to a really fun series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Monster Hunter International to be better than the print version?

    I have no idea if the audio version is better than the print version, as I have only listened to it.


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

    Trying not to put in a spoiler, the ship is the most memorable moment to me.


    Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

    Z is my favorite character in this. He's easy to connect with as the typical average guy who gets thrust into difficult situations and does extraordinary things. But the way he is written is not typical, and this character is fun to watch the development of. Oliver Wyman does a great job of making Z average but very likable. He's also not afraid to throw in emotion where necessary without overdoing it.


    Any additional comments?

    I would say that this would make a great movie, but it is packed with so much story that I don't think it could be covered in one film without diluting it. But the writing is very vivid in the imagery it creates. Also, the reader is PERFECT! He is great as he puts voices to all of the characters, and his style fits with Z's "everyman" personality.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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