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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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    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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    John 04-28-14
    John 04-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I don't know why I waited so long!"

    A really good book, a really good story. Iam going to download the whole series.

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    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-19-14
    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 04-19-14

    I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This was a good story, but not for me. It was like a boy's grown-up fantasy. Regular guy gets to fight monsters AND get the girl.


    What could Larry Correia have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Um, nothing really. There's a lot of muscle flexing and weaponry. Not really a "girl's story" It had some fun moments, but.....


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

    The main character was pretty cool. Very "aw shucks" type, and kinda sexy, in an understated way.


    Did Monster Hunter International inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, get a "chic-lit" book. haha


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good story, for the right audience. Lots of action, monsters and fun!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alison Brinston, ONTARIO, Canada 04-01-14
    Alison Brinston, ONTARIO, Canada 04-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "gory monster fun, give it a try!"

    Like many, I had seen this book series a few times and finally caved when it went on special one day. Pleasantly surprised, it was a great book! Be warned though, Correia has a very violent, gory style of writing and the characters take a real beating through the whole book. It's also pretty clear through the book that Correia is a real gun enthusiast. The book could have been half the length without all the intricate gun descriptions. If you liked this book you should definitely try the Grimnoir series and vice versa. Correia has a great way of twisting the stereotype plots and what you might expect to happen, although in this case, it took Owen quite a bit longer than I thought it would to figure it out.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mim HUGHENDEN, Australia 01-17-14
    Mim HUGHENDEN, Australia 01-17-14 Member Since 2009
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    "More guns required..."

    Larry Correia has a wide knowledge of guns and he uses it at every opportunity. The conceit of the tale is amusing enough and the pop references are fun but I read the Hard Magic books first and really enjoyed them, so this title suffers by being the second sequence I have read by this author.

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    Suzi California 01-07-14
    Suzi California 01-07-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Oliver Wyman makes this story pop"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. The reading is great (love the voices and the accents), the story has a nice mix of humor and excitement. If the story keeps to the tropes, that's part of why I enjoy it :)


    What did you like best about this story?

    I joined Audible to make my commute between work and home more bearable, and I'm glad I did. However, Oliver Wyman's reading of Monster Hunters International is the first book that I had playing even when I wasn't commuting.


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

    All of them. He did a great job with Julie (too many men have a hard time doing women's voices).


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    We'd tell you about monsters, but then we'd have to kill you.


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    Bob 01-04-14
    Bob 01-04-14
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    "Great read/listen - get over the premise"
    Where does Monster Hunter International rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better ones. Good character development & humor. Accept one preposterous premise, (monsters are real), and the rest works really well.


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

    When Pit recognized who he was.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Final battle


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

    Enjoyed the book


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

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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


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