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.
I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!
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.
Um, nothing really. There's a lot of muscle flexing and weaponry. Not really a "girl's story" It had some fun moments, but.....
The main character was pretty cool. Very "aw shucks" type, and kinda sexy, in an understated way.
Yes, get a "chic-lit" book. haha
This was a good story, for the right audience. Lots of action, monsters and fun!!!
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
All of them. He did a great job with Julie (too many men have a hard time doing women's voices).
We'd tell you about monsters, but then we'd have to kill you.
One of the better ones. Good character development & humor. Accept one preposterous premise, (monsters are real), and the rest works really well.
When Pit recognized who he was.
Enjoyed the book
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.
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.
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
Excellent writing. Wonderful narration. Large variety of monsters and characters.
If you are a lover of monster books this is a MUST have.
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