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.
©2012 Larry Correia (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"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)
A solid five stars. Fun, fast paced, and an all around excellent read. This installment has great character development while moving the storyline in a great direction. Loved that everyone was featured, along with some cool new introductions.
Definitely looking forward to #5, I think Agent Franks is going to kick some serious butt.
I am a costume designer who listens to books at work. Isn't that a great job?! Discovered the concept way back when it was "books on tape", then cd, and now my iphone. the only down side is that I get upset when actors interupt my stories! Oops!
In the top five with the Grimnoir, Dresden files, President's Vampire, and Iron Druid. Hmmmm, seeing a theme emerging. Oh, and Cabin Pressure for comic relief.
The voices are perfect. Distinctive and fit the personalities.
Yes. I was listening at work and got way too grouchy when people interupted me. Oops.
Can't wait for book 5! Every time a new book comes out, I revisit the whole series in order. What a treat!
Not only was story well written but narration added an extra dimension I'm sure would have been lacking in the purely written format
In case I forget the awesomeness within cause you don't want that it's part of a grate series
I have already listened to the series 1-1/2 times. I am a speed listener and sometimes miss pertinent facts when listening the first time through. I love to re-listen several times to the MHI stories because I always pick up something new that enriches the listening experience.
This is the the second time that I have read a book that is centered around a military theme. The first was the Alera series by Jim Butcher. Both authors handle the military themes in detail, but in such a way as to make their stories interesting to me. It also helps that there are romances in both series. I must say that the Alera series is probably my favorite audio experience ever, so comparing MH Legion to that series is high praise from me!
I LOVE the way Mr. Wyman does the deep scary voices. He handles alien accents, both friendly and enemy very well. He also handles non-American accents well (at least as far as I am concerned). He also changes the tempo of his reading when appropriate. A beautiful performance!
Yes - I didn't realize it was out until late last week, so I purchased it immediately, but held off reading it until 5 pm Friday, when I left work. What a great way to spend my weekend!
I look forward to the next book. For those of you thinking about starting this series, please do - it is well worth your time and money.
Most people reading this review have already read the three previous books in this series (if you haven't, stop reading now, and pick up "Monster Hunter International--you'll be glad you did). If so, then don't hesitate to download this book. Correia is back with a great new story, ably assisted by Oliver Wyman, who is at his best in this book.
The writing is tighter in this installment than in at least the previous two, but Correia seems to have lost none of his enthusiasm for his characters. Most of your old faves are back, plus the guys you love to hate. MHL introduces new players to the scene, and makes more expanded use of some which heretofore had been minor characters. New allies, new enemies, new monsters--with Las Vegas as a backdrop. Fans of MHI can't go wrong with this one.
The monster hunter series has blown me away, I have listened to them 3 times over I can't wait for the 6th book of the series to be released, the narrator is fantastic as always and the writer takes to on a kick ass journey, if you are wondering whether to get this book, don't hesitate buy it now!! But start with monster hunter international, legion is exactly what is needed to follow up alpha! I can't wait to listen to more and find out how the chosen one, Pitt, battles his ultimate foe.
I am a blind lawyer and aspiring writer, trying to read a little bit of everything but partial to sci-fi and military fiction.
I read all four MHI books in a flurry of credit usage one week, and thought I'd dislocate something kicking myself as they were put on sale over and over again in subsequent months. The truth though is that I thoroughly enjoyed them then and am sure (with the possible exception of Alpha) will again.
One who notices such things may wonder at how the books appear to be getting shorter and shorter. I think this represents a fair measure of how the author has improved at tightening up his plotting and really developing a good pace that keeps you engaged and wanting to continue until there's no more book for you to plow through.
The monsters remain creative and the framework of the story allows for us to run into all sorts of new baddies without having to endure loads of travel scenes, probably the only good thing that can be said about the monsters coming to you. We also get little glimpses at some of our favorite characters' origins and how they've grown. Lastly, we get more hints that we're in for one heck of an endgame, with some more players making themselves known before the main event.
Anyone who may have wandered off after Alpha is strongly encouraged to give this one a try, particularly as we return to Z's stellar first-person narrative.
New bad men,some questions answered and some new questions asked. Agent Franks is back in book 3,thank goodness. Why couldn't i figure out who he was sooner?? Im not going to recap the publishers description of this book. If you love the MHI books,then you will love this 4th book in the series. I cant wait for the next book.
Another entertaining one of the series. The 'fight crazy gigantic monster that isn't the real gigantic monster that's coming' is getting a bit formulaic. However, the settings and the monsters are always creative. A pretty good introduction to a new 'bad guy human' but a long winded way to do it to lead up to the next book.
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