Monster Hunter International might be the premier monster eradication company in the business, but they’ve got competition.
When hunters from around the world gather in Las Vegas for a conference, a creature left over from a World War Two weapons experiment wakes up and goes on a rampage across the desert. A not-so-friendly wager between the rival companies turns into a race to see who can bag the mysterious creature first. Only there is far more to this particular case than meets the eye, and as Hunters fall prey to their worst nightmares, Owen Zastava Pitt and the staff of Monster Hunter International have to stop an ancient god from turning Sin City into a literal hell on earth.
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"Oliver Wyman narrates the entire tale with a swagger in his voice. Even the chapter headings sound aggressive. His characters are so unique that at times listeners may think there's a second narrator." (AudioFile)
I'm not sure if I can listen to another narrator after Oliver Wyman. It's like magic in my ears The series is amazing that I don't want to stop listening.
34-yr old African IT professional who relies on great audiobooks to get him through boring and repetitive work days. Also while driving!
I laughed out loud, I cheered, I ahem, got 'dust' in my eyes and they may have gotten watery once or twice. Dust you see, dust.
I absolutely loved this book (as well as the previous 3 books in the series) and the series is hands-down one of the best I've ever read (or in this case, listened to :P). Larry Correia does it again by thrusting his very well-written and likeable characters into crazy situations worthy of any AAA Hollywood blockbuster movie. The action scenes are amazing and we get to see many characters in the spotlight, from the protagonist to other members of MHI and more. We see several of them grow and evolve into even more interesting characters, from Edward the baddass ninja-orc with his taboo inter-species budding relationship to Mosh, Owen's younger brother who learns to stop hating him and finally grows some cojones.
Another thing I love about this series is that it doesn't always take itself seriously and we are treated to hilarious moments throughout the book such as the aforementioned antics between Edward and Tanya the trailer Elf and Skippy's reactions when he finds out had me in stitches! Correia has a real gift for wall-placed sarcasm, wit and humour where it's never too much and always welcome.
And the narration, oh the narration. I often get asked by co-workers how I manage to enjoy someone else reading a book to me when according to them, it's always better to read a book yourself and I tell them it's all about the narration. Oliver Wyman's performance is perfect, from his pitch, intonations, accents, many voices and is an absolute delight to listen to and enhances the story itself imho.
I've listened to the first 4 books twice now (just re-listened to to book 4 before getting into the recently-released 5) and I've had a blast both times and am looking forward to more!
I loved this book, the series just keeps getting better and better. I'm going to get the rest of the books in this series. I highly recommend Monster Hunter.
This series has been going on for a while and it should probably get worst as it goes but it only gets better. Larry Correia always seems to go a little bit further in each novel to bring out something that you would never expect. And he does not disappoint in this tale. Great narration and a story that keeps you interested till the very end.
This one was especially funny and serious at the same time. The monster hunters from around the world have a conference in Vegas at the Dragon Casino and you wont believe who owns it.
In case any of you were wondering if you could skip book three and go straight to this one: the answer is yes. I still haven't read book three, but the flow from book two to this one was just fine. Although there were references to "copper lake" numerous times, it didn't feel like that particular side-story was necessary to understand what was happening here. Monster Hunter: Legion continues with the characters we know and love from before, told from the same point of view, read by the same guy - in short, if you've enjoyed the previous books, you'll like this one too!
Too many disparate monsters for my liking. I really enjoyed Grimnoir Chronicles and read this because it is the same author. But there are too many monsters in this for me. Perhaps it's because I started with book 4 in the series?
Too many monsters that were fought in the same old way.
The performance was decent, although there was a cadence that started to annoy me.
Monsters. Less monsters so there is more tension when they show up.
When you can't imagine the situation getting any worse the author could and that made me happy.
Earl - only because I think his accent sound like mine. haha
Anything with Franks in it. He always seems like he is on the edge of actually being a friend to Pit or blowing his head off.
Well I think that is an awfully personal question. I laughed a lot. Did I cry - well that is none of your business ;)
Got this on one of the BOGO sales. After a few sorry reads, this was somewhat refreshing, but it might not have been so if I had came to it after a good book. I had already read the first two books in the series and the first one is by far the best one so far! This addition offered a few new characters that were enjoyable, but for the most part, there wasn't much reference to the prophecies introduced in the first book. That is what makes the story click. This was a basic human bad guy setup. That was a let down. Throughout the book, there are rehatching of previous monsters, which was old and boring. I probably wouldn't recommend this one. If you haven't read the first one, it is worth a credit, but I would pass on this one if I were you. The narration is pretty good and I could listen comfortably at 2X speed. Hope this helps. Later.
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