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.
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Men's Minister - Hardcore Christian Men
This book was your typical monster hunter tale. There were a few twists that i truly enjoyed, and it was fun to listen to, but it wasn't spectacular. I'll listen to more in this series as I have credits, and I'll bet they get better. The only issue I had was that this is obviously written to start a series. Most books that start a series could easily be left independent, but there are too many loose ends for that here.
This is the type of book you pick up or listen to when you want to sit back, laugh a little and enjoy the ride. You can't take it seriously but the author does an outstanding job of keeping you engaged with twists, turns, and action that rarely slow down.
Little can compare to this book but the closest I can come when it comes to witty comments and style would be the Dresden Files
The opening scene catches you from the start. You don't know what to expect and then, BANG, the story is there in your face and you are off and running.
When you get to the end and all of Z's predecessors are there, well, read the book and you will understand what he just did.
Read it, listen to it. This is a story you can take in time and again and will be a mainstay when I need that escape from reality.
Truck driver, Coffee drinker and avid listener of Audio books and Waylon Jennings !!
Unique story line, and numerous unique characters. Fast paced with just enough humor to keep the story from bogging down into overly serious monster fare.
When the main character realizes who he really is, or what he is.
Monsters.. They ARE real !!
When I downloaded this book I didn't really think I'd like it., I usually listen to detective stories or action adventure ( Without Monsters ! ).. But I was wrong ! It is one of the most enjoyable book I've listened to !
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
action plot interesting
The character development good story
First time listening to him he is one of the good ones will listen to him again
Monsters are real
If they make a movie please don't let tom cruise be Owen not like Reacher movie<brThis would be a great movie great stuff.
It's a new idea for a series. Really good book and kept my interest throughout the book. It's worth a try.
Yes, the story is great, and the way it is read makes it even more enjoyable. Great character development, action and lore. The only problem I had with this book is how much detail it goes into for each gun type, as most of the characters love guns. If you're a gun fanatic this will please you, but for those of us who aren't it was tedious.
I don't think I have read this type of horror before. It has humor, action, lore and good times. I imagine the closest thing is the Harry Dresden series.
Oliver does a great job changing voices and adding accents to match both the age and location of the person.
I like a little more romance in my fantansy books but when they started calling out alll the small towns all around Alabama. It was great. It was also has some pretty funny belly laugh lines in it.
Oliver Wyman's performance is amazing and Larry Correia's story keeps you captivated throughout the story.
When Owen reaches for the power of the artifact at Nachy Bottoms when everybody dies. Also, Owens self control while using the artifact.
Wow! I listened to MHI twice. During the second listen I suddenly realized that ONE person was doing the voices. Oliver's characters had depth and his voice had such control I never thought all those characters were comming from one person. I've listened to other Audible books but no one performs like Oliver Wyman.
Keep Oliver Wyman working!
Say something about yourself!
Monsters Are Real
I'd have to say Earl, because well you'll have to find out for yourself.;
Every character was great they all had their own voice with is great.
I listened to this book 3 times in one month and probably listen to it again and again
Worth the credit or however much it cost. A must have for your library...
Geek and Gamer Groupie
I can't decide which I like better, the action packed story line or Oliver Wyman's narration! I've listened to this audio book over and over again. It is the book I use to lure skeptical friends into listening to audio books. The narration is fantastic, the story is never boring, and even though I've listened to it several times, I find myself lingering in the car, or staying up a bit later than intended just to listen a bit longer. It's just plain awesome, as are its sequels, Monster Hunter Vendetta and Monster Hunter Alpha.
The basic plot is an easy one: monsters are real, people hunt them in secret to collect bounties on them. Larry Correia writes action scenes that feel like movies and Wyman's narration compliments them perfectly. The edge of your seat action is interspersed with snarky humor and moments of deep emotion. And plenty of serious butt-kicking.
Do your self a favor and just listen. You won't regret it. Just be prepared to be listening long into the night!
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