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.
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.
Owen Pitt, he comes across funny, sexy, and bad ass.
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!
Laughed a few times, great entertainment, when I could not wait to listen to it. That's saying something.
Buy this series!
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...
The plot twists and the unfolding of the main character's destiny was spell bounding
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.
The battle scene in Natchy-Bottom
Great book. Instant Fan!
I have no idea if the audio version is better than the print version, as I have only listened to it.
Trying not to put in a spoiler, the ship is the most memorable moment to me.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent, well written story with well great characters and character development. Vampires, werewolves, Lovecraft-ian Cthuhlu mythos and more spun into a superb novel. This book took me by surpise. I can't wait to start the next book. Highly recommened!
I do not read the kind of books Larry Correia writes. Yet I've listened to two and will probably listen to more because I can trust this writer to deliver kick-ass good guys (male and female); stinky slimeballs; strong-arm bad guys; the Supreme and Nearly Invincible Evil; and best of all, an action plot with characters who crack jokes and are individual and sympathetic enough to involve my interest. Correia's fight scenes amaze me--they go on and on and when you think they ought to end by now, they go on. I get bored with the longer fights but I can respect what the author is doing because he does it well. If he's corny, it's because he intends to be. Once the gun goes off at the starting gate, you're in for a fast ride. With guns and explosions, lots of 'em!
Say something about yourself!
I really enjoyed the start and thought I would be hooked. I enjoy monster books. I am a big fan of Jim Butcher and other science fiction/monster series authors. This book certainly has lots of action and if you are into guns, you get your fill, but I just found the plot a bit jumpy. One major aspect I found missing was humor. Certainly not a bad read, but I am not sure if I will continue with the series.
A fun story.
Harbinger.. just a cool character.
The guy was a good reader, but sounds way to old for the 24 year old Pitt. He sounds like he's channeling a younger James Stewart(younger as in mid 50s.)
It fit for some of the voices(meyers, and Owen's dad) but not Pitt, and not Harbinger.
Same as the business card. Monster Problems? Call the Professionals.
Love this series, disappointed in the voice acting.
For me this book went on a little too long, but I suppose that's because he was setting it up as the start of a new series. I'll pass on the series, but I must say that I was seriously impressed with the narrator. He has an incredible range of character voices and delivered them all to perfection. I"m going to look for more from him to add to my library.
If you want a book with lots of monster killings and imaginative plots to go along with all the gore, this is the series for you. It is fast paced, and even has a love story that parallels the monster hunting!
Since I am from Alabama, I find it humorous that the monster base for this story is set in LA (Lower Alabama). The monster hunters go all over the place, but they always end up in Sweet Home Alabama (sorry, I couldn't resist!).
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