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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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    Todd Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 05-29-13
    Todd Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "An interesting take on monsters"
    If you could sum up Monster Hunter International in three words, what would they be?

    Get paid to hunt monsters. This books works on pre-established ideas about monsters. They take the idea of hunting monsters being turned into a private enterprise. The author is definitely either very much a fan of both monster mythos and guns or has quite the research team. The descriptions that go into the weaponry is quite impressive. This book follows the Owen Z. Pitt who is thrown into this world and doesn't hate. He is put up against a host of different monsters, and finds a place in his new world.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Franks is the most interesting character. Tragically you don't find out why until book 2.


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

    Harbinger is portrayed very well as a tough no nonsense southerner.


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

    This books has several points in it where you really don't know what will happen. It is well paced and worth a listen for the run time.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are like me and really enjoy Harbinger as a character book 3 is a real treat.

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    BA 05-28-13
    BA 05-28-13 Member Since 2008
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    "From Begin to End action"
    What did you love best about Monster Hunter International?

    Action From begin to end


    What other book might you compare Monster Hunter International to and why?

    Hard Magic n others


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes n Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Making it into a movie but keeping it straight true to the story.

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    Mary 05-28-13
    Mary 05-28-13
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    "A slow start, but great action novel"

    The slow start is due to the need to set up all of the background for the important characters. It did seem to drag on a bit at times in the first half.

    But the second half more than makes up for the slow spots. And we have some great characters to follow through a series.

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    Joel Armidale, Australia 05-26-13
    Joel Armidale, Australia 05-26-13 Member Since 2003

    Hardcore scifi fan from a galaxy far far away.

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    "TERRORibly Good."

    I avoided this one for ages as it sounded like rubbish. However the story and the fun that the narrator has with the story makes the experience plain old good fun. This one is DEFINITELY worth the read! I can only hope that this series goes on for 10+ books. Its a joy to find a new series worth loosing sleep over.

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    Amazon Customer 05-22-13
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    "Great read but too much gun talk"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was exciting, packed full of action and adventure with a realistic feel to it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was realistic and fun


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    There was way too much detail on the weapons. You could skip forward a couple of minutes and it would still be detailing the gun. A little too much for me.
    More story, less gun talk.

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    Redbeard Tulare, CA 05-21-13
    Redbeard Tulare, CA 05-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Loads of Fun; Escapist Reading at its best"
    What did you love best about Monster Hunter International?

    Departure (not absolute) from the whole romantic vampire notion.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The idea of professional monster hunters battling baddies and bureaucracy while trying to save the world was tons of fun.


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

    Owen Z. Pitt - of course.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Indeed, a proverbial page turner.


    Any additional comments?

    This book totally threw me off my schedule. I normally listen to one book a week, while commuting, and wound up listening to this one over the weekend.

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    Geoff DENVER, CO, United States 05-11-13
    Geoff DENVER, CO, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Quick Paced High Action Full Entertainment"

    This audio book is great. The story is good (not amazing but definitely entertaining) and the narration is superb. It's the equivalent of a good, big budget action film. It won't change your perspective on life or give you amazing insights, but it will keep you entertained (that's if you can suspend your disbelief enough to think that Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies all "live" in this world and there are secret hunting organizations keeping things under wraps...i've swallowed stranger premises before). If that sounds a bit silly then maybe you should pass, but if you're OK with that strap yourself in for a great ride....and I'm off to book 2.

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    jsakeo 05-02-13
    jsakeo 05-02-13
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    "A fun book. I'm glad I don't live in this world!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Monster Hunter International to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the book.


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

    Owen Z. Pitt - He is just a fun, big oaph!


    Any additional comments?

    You never know where this is going to take you next and only a madman can dream this stuff up!

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    Amazon Customer 04-29-13 Member Since 2015

    I love a funny story that doesn't take itself too seriously, but I can get caught up in a good mystery or a romance too. And of course I feel obligated to pay my respects to the classics, no matter how sleepy some of them make me.

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    "A hilarious militant romance with monsters!"
    What made the experience of listening to Monster Hunter International the most enjoyable?

    The narration was excellent, but the author's wry sense of humor was wonderful. The characters were fleshed out and each had their own story and quirks. The monsters were awesome, and the pervasive and often joyful violence throughout the book was something I thought would put me off but really didn't.


    What other book might you compare Monster Hunter International to and why?

    I honestly can't think of any book I've read that is similar to this one and that's a good thing. It's sort of genre bending.


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing book! I highly recommend.

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    melissa 04-29-13
    melissa 04-29-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Grade A B-movie pulp story"

    Correia loudly and proudly proclaims his status as a prince of pulp with this book, and it's a good thing. It is a fun and rollicking ride from start to finish, keeping you riding right along with interesting characters and fast action.

    Monsters are real and there is a thriving business on the underside of society made of killing them. We enter into this world of deadly monsters and even deadlier government agents through the eyes of one Owen Z. Pitt, combat accountant after he kills his boss by throwing him out a window.

    Read by the always wonderful Oliver Wyman, the characters come alive to your ears and it's fun to visit again and again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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