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)
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.
This is one seriously kickass romp through Las Vegas in ways you won't see coming.
Larry tells a helluva story and Oliver really reads it well, top notch in all ways!
Bad like that!
The nuances and fun - he made it real.
No matter what, it can always get worse.
An incredibly exciting read.
Best book ever category for sure loved it great humor on top of new idea.
Fifty something, small business owner, married, no children. Love travel, beaches, tropical isles, classic cars and listening!
Never thought it would appeal to me, but I enjoyed the series a lot. Live and learn, expand your horizons, try it you'll like it.
Its not the worst but not my favorite. Dont get me wrong its a GREAT book and the series is one of my favorites but this book just wasnt as good as MHI(book 1) and monster hunter vendetta (book 2) something felt missing... I couldn't put a finger on it. Nonetheless i would recommend it over and over again.
z. (Owen) Owen is everything and more i look for in a character. Average (in a not so average way. If you know what i mean) Funny, sarcastic, and just a plain badass.
He's a good reader. When i listen to him he hooks me into the books and doesn't let me go until the book is finished (and then im left wanting more) he knows how to read for owen better then my own imagination. he captures this series better than anyone else could. Dont change the reader. Or ill just buy the real book from powells
No tears were shed for this book. But oh god did i laugh. That fight scene in the hotel/casino (I think it was also a casino) was hilarious. And as always anything involving owen and franks gives me a hearty chuckle.
Yes, what a great series. It just got better with every book. I want more.
Action builds from the first chapter in book one and never lets you relax. Always something going on that makes you want to keep listening. I was dreading coming to the end of this story because I didn't want it to end.
Great character voices, perfect continuation from book to book. At this point it simply wouldn't be MHI without Oliver Wyman reading it. Please pay him whatever it takes for him to keep reading this series. He is priceless!!
MHI, You don't want to know what you don't know.
Now that I've reached the end of this book I must sadly stop thinking about this series at least until the next book comes out, or I'll go nuts waiting. Thank you Larry for the great series. Yes it has lots of shooting and is simple good vs evil but the strength of the characters and the complex dilemmas they face keeps you enthralled....and besides, deep down we all like stories where evil gets its butt royally kicked.
I have been a huge fan since book one! I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. It is laugh out loud funny combined with constant action, what more could you want! I love the characters, which are well developed through the series! I will keep coming back for more MHI!
Riveting, Action, Monsters.
Too many and I am not going to give any spoilers.
I have listened to the entire Monster Hunters International series and Oliver has done a great job bringing the characters to life. It seems that with every book in the series he is more comfortable with the characters and really makes you visualize them as full and complete people. He really brings out the humor and horror of Larry's writing.
The latest riveting story in one of the greatest epic action series of all time.
I don't write many reviews but I feel it would be a travesty if I didn't give accolades to this book. Larry has created a great series with the Monster Hunters International books. The first book in the series took of running with a new look at monsters and how they are kept in check by the hunters of the world. Each book has added many new layers to the MHI team. This book is, again, adding so much more to this series with a well spun web of deceit, action, drama, humor and just flat out one heck of a ride. Oliver does an amazing job as well bringing these characters to life. Larry and Oliver make the most entertaining 16+ hours of listening pleasure that you could possibly have. I can't wait until the next book in the MHI series comes out.
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