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.
This book was a great ride. Its got it all. Guns, zombies, werewolfs, vampires, elves, all the fictional monsters. Well written, and well read.
This book has moments of suspense, terror, romance and - - - laugh out loud hilarity! There are very few books that have EVER made me laugh out loud, and I have listened to hundreds and hundreds of audio books, but this one really did make me laugh out loud.
Correia has enormous talent and enormous heart. His approach is fresh and original. For example, his hero is no James Bond type with a handsome face. Nope, his hero is a big guy, and ugly. But you will come to really like this big guy, and root for him to succeed both in his quest to defeat the evil minions of the evil "old ones" and in his quest to win the heart of his dream girl.
The narrator is fantastic! Great voices, great pacing, always perfectly intelligible and always sensitive to the nuances of Correia's style.
You have got to read it. AND I am pretty sure the end set us up for a sequel.
Creativity I enjoyed, would get to a destination in my car and sit to listen just a little while longer.
The hero Pitt, he is wonderful and gets the , well, don't want to spoil it.
A few clever twists in the story you will enjoy.
Not fancy or thought provoking, but very entertaining. The story is a simple monster butt kicking from a narrator who sounds like the character should. There are of course monsters, a secret government agency, end of the world scenario's,girls with guns, the father figure/mentor, a tech hippy, etc, all total cliche, but it is great. The entire series is basically the same thing, and I still wanted more after the three books.
Surprisingly Fun Violence
What's not to like? The title and cover make it out to be junk, but it's actually well thought-out, very entertaining and interesting.
He did a great job on all of the characters, although Julie sounded a bit weak. It's hard for guys to do women's voices well. Loved his Owen Z. Pitt.
I liked the characters and found myself caring what happens to them. Also, the story is not predictable, and the story is consistant within the rules of the book's world.
Mostly I just like how he reads the chapter number -
I laughed multiple times. Very clever use of some modern and internet culture, both in this book and the sequel.
Thanks for the great story, Larry Correia, keep them coming!
I'm a fan of fantasy both epic and contemporary, I cant get enough of it!
Everything! The attention to detail when it comes to weapons, monsters, backstorys. The Twists, the writing style. The Epic fights! It was a 100 percent win in my book.
Owen Z Pitt. He's the embodyment of hardcorps Badassery! Knows his guns, and keeps his wits about him even in the most dangerous of situations, and he killed a werewolf with his bare hands. You don't top that.
Life's a bitch and then you die. . . If your lucky.
I would recomend every single one of Larry Correias books. I have never been disappointed except at the end of his books knowing that I have to wait for the next one to come out. BRILLIANT AUTHOR!! 10 STARS ALL ROUND!!
Fast, interesting, morish.
The old man in Owens head.
No, I like to keep a voice to a particular series unless I've run out of the series and I'm having withdrawals.
It wasn't really a moving book but it did have it's moments.
The tag line for this review is meant to capture two thoughts: Nonstop bloody fighting, and an essentially juvenile approach. (You remember the rest of the tag line from when you were a kid, right?) The narrator seems of an age barely old enough for a driver's license, and the premise -- which in itself can drive a narrative in any style from comic books to Bram Stoker and Anne Rice -- is handled in what I have to call a juvenile way. No thought, no reflection, very little plot, just more blood. If that's what you're looking for, you'll be happy. If not, don't waste your time.
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