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Monster Hunter Legion: Monster Hunter, Book 4 | [Larry Correia]

Monster Hunter Legion: Monster Hunter, Book 4

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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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Sandi Hardinsburg, IN, United States 09-08-12
    Sandi Hardinsburg, IN, United States 09-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "What A Shock..."

    I would've never thought it possible for me to love a series of books with lots of guns, violence and monsters.
    Now, I can't get enough.
    And I'm kind of unhappy that I've just purchased this on the 2nd day of it's release and now have to wait for the next installment.
    Personally, I'm holding Larry Correia and Oliver Wyman responsible; Correia weaves a fast-paced interesting tale that's surprisingly almost plausible and Oliver Wyman simply brings the men AND the women in these stories to life in a way that audiobook readers hope for with every download.

    One of the best aspects of this series is that the characters are so very, very different from myself that there is very little for me to identify with and despite that, they're very real, down to earth people who could be (and probably are) my neighbors. I find myself empathizing with them and cheering them on whether they're dealing with end-of-the-world-monsters or bureaucrats. In the midst of unusual and/or challenging situations these characters are still just men and women dealing with whatever life is handing them and struggling to do the best they can; some are heroic, and some are evil-kind of like what we run into everyday. Yet it's heartening to think that there's an organization that looks for "flexible minds" and trusts in the diversity and innate humanity of most individuals. Plus I just like a story that includes werewolves and dragons based on a gun-nut accountant and his Southern Belle art lover wife who kicks ass and carries big guns. Now THAT''S quite a love story!

    What I didn't like about this book? Other than the fact that it wasn't long enough and I wanted more Earl? Nothing. The story offers a compelling take on an interesting point in history; we learn a little more about an organization that doesn't officially exist as well as learn a little more about its nefarious head. We get to see the repercussions of past adventures for members of MHI as well as for those who are collateral damage like Mosh (David). This story explores the fears of the hunters and as a writers device it's brilliant-we get the back story for characters we've come to love and we also encounter characters we thought we'd lost forever while getting more information about Owen and Julie. This is solid story-telling from Correia; the story may drive the characters but it's the people he's created and that Wyman gives life and substance to that always leaves me wanting more.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 04-03-13
    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 04-03-13 Member Since 2009

    I'm the managing editor of the Fantasy Literature blog. Life's too short to read bad books!

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    "What happens in Vegas..."

    Originally posted at FanLit

    What’s more fun than hanging out with Owen “Big Z” Pitt, Earl Harbinger, Julie, Milo, Holly, Trip, Mosh Pitt, and Skippy the orc at the MHI compound in rural Alabama? How about MHI meeting up with teams from all over the world at a monster hunter conference in Las Vegas? And how about if that ancient Lovecraftian god that Big Z pissed off three books ago decides to unleash his wrath right about now? And how about if those incompetent federal agents who keep trying to cover up the monster attacks want to make sure that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, so they quarantine all those monster hunters in a luxury hotel?

    Well, if you’re already a fan of Larry Correia’s MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL series, I’m sure my description above is ‘nuff said for you. I don’t even need to mention guns, explosions, a brawl in a rotating restaurant, shattering windows, explosions, hotel rooms containing extradimensional spaces, guns, gigantic spiders, WWII weapons experiments, a chocolate fountain, mad science, explosions, slot machines, harrowing helicopter rides, Faberge eggs, explosions, guns, dragons and, best of all, Agent Franks.

    So if you’ve already enjoyed the first three books, go ahead and get Monster Hunter Legion because this story is just as exciting as the previous ones. Correia widens the plot, further develops the characters, keeps up the fast and furious action, and continues to make us laugh. The whole thing is still a little too violent for me, but at least Monster Hunter Legion is less gory than Monster Hunter Alpha — more guns and explosives, fewer fangs and claws. The ending makes clear that this series isn’t finished yet. I’m looking forward to book five.

    If you haven’t read the previous books, Monster Hunter International, Monster Hunter Vendetta, and Monster Hunter Alpha, you should give them a try, especially if you like great characters, cool monsters, black humor, tight plotting, nail-biting tension, and some serious gun porn. I recommend the awesome audio productions being produced by Audible Frontiers and narrated by Oliver Wyman.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Minnie SPRINGBORO, PA, United States 09-08-12
    Minnie SPRINGBORO, PA, United States 09-08-12 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Fan FREAKING Tastic!"

    Ah, the buttkicking, the mayhem, it is all back! Enough twists and turns to keep you on your toes, and the book just leaves you wanting more. The worst part about Larry Correia's books is waiting impatiently for the next one. Seriously, the action is as usual, the best there is. Oliver Wyman is without a doubt one of the best narrators for this genre. Use your credit, you can't go wrong with this one. (Make sure to read the others first--so you don't spoil what's gone on before now for yourself.) Makes other audio books seem hum drum. Can't wait to see what's next in this series.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 09-12-13
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2009

    I write reviews to help readers, not to win votes. My reviews are my honest opinion whether popular or not. I hope they help you. ;)

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    "What happens in Vegas dies in Vegas"
    If you could sum up Monster Hunter Legion in three words, what would they be?

    massive butt kicking


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Monster Hunter Legion?

    I like when they find a dragon running things underneath one of the casions. This kind of came out of left field.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    he has a wide range of voices and captures the humor and emotion of the series quite well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Without spoiling anything I was sad to see a character from the previous book die. It was interesting to see Pitt have to grow up a bit and accept the consequences of orders he gives.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book and I can't wait for the next as it will be from the POV of Agent Franks.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 09-07-12
    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 09-07-12 Member Since 2009

    5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(

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    "AMAZING!!!!! OH SOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!"

    ok i'm going to be honest here... i was waiting for this book for like 4 month.... but i assumed it will be like the first 2 books... something happen , then go around to find things and fight monsters and so on......

    BUT!!!! completely blown my mind!!!!!!!

    i have never expected what happened, and never thought there will be that many .... and the twists were awesome.....

    NOW!!! Go and buy it and have fun ..... ITS AWESOME!!!!

    going to read it several times!!!!Larry, your books are so good. congrats for another great one.

    23 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Bendigo, Australia 09-13-12
    Ian Bendigo, Australia 09-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Livin up to the hype!"
    Where does Monster Hunter Legion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up there. Its the only series that i've actually waited for the next audio book to come out, and no doubt this time will be the same.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    (Zee)/Owen, I like his attitude, smart, kick ass tough guy, Agent Franks is alright too.


    What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He totally gets into the characters, you know exactly who it is because his narration is impeccable, i dont think i would've enjoyed this book as much if Wyman hadn't done the voices.


    Any additional comments?

    I cant wait for the next book in the series to come out! I hope I dont have to wait another 6 months for it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Professor United States 01-02-13
    Professor United States 01-02-13

    1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)

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    "WELCOME TO 1st MONSTER HUNTER CONVENTION"

    I FINALLY GOT SOME TIME TO ENJOY THIS AMAZING Larry Correia's CREATION
    AND I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS GREAT.

    IT HAS ALL YOU MAY WANT AND MORE SO PLEASE SPEND YOUR CREDIT AND ENJOY.

    PS
    THE BEST BOOK IN THE SERIES

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 04-14-13
    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Owen gets his ass kicked again."

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    greg Yonkers, NY, United States 03-07-13
    greg Yonkers, NY, United States 03-07-13 Member Since 2006

    Geek, Gamer who hates wasting credits.

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    "Good fun, but not as good as the other 3 MHI books"


    If you are a fan of the whole MHI world then you already have this book so stop reading.
    If you have not read Monster Hunter International, then don’t start here. Start with 1st book then if you become a fan like me you will buy this book. Now talking to other fans to me this is the weakest of the book so far.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Josh CYNTHIANA, KY, United States 09-10-12
    Josh CYNTHIANA, KY, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "What happens in Vegas........."

    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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "LEGION WAS GREAT NOW NEMESIS IS COMING."

    AFTER "LEGION" I JUST COULD NOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT, NOW I'M TOLD "NEMESIS" IS COMING OUT JULY/AUGUST.
    LEGION WAS YET ANOTHER FANTASTIC STORY WITH OLIVER WYMAN BRINGING ALL THE CHARACTERS TO LIFE. PLEASE KEEP THESE STORIES COMING LARRY CORREIA.

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