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Monster Hunter Nemesis | [Larry Correia]

Monster Hunter Nemesis

Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.
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Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.

Sworn to serve and protect the United States of America from all monsters by one of the country’s founding fathers, Franks has only one condition to the agreement: No matter what the government learns of him, no matter what is discovered concerning his odd physiology or the alchemy behind the elixir that made him, the government is never, ever allowed to try and make more like him. Such is absolutely forbidden and should the powers-that-be do so, then the agreement is null and void.

Project Nemesis: in a secret location, using sophisticated technology and advanced genetic engineering, the director of the very agency Franks works for is making more like him. And the director is not content with making one. Nope, he’s making 13. Now all bets are off, and Hell hath no fury like a monster betrayed. Particularly if that monster happens to be an undying killing machine capable of taking out vampires and werewolves with one hand tied behind his back.

©2014 Larry Correia (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Bruce Selzler San Jose, Ca 07-12-14
    Bruce Selzler San Jose, Ca 07-12-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Another Winner"

    If you've been following the MHI story since book 1 you either already have this or are considering getting it. In a nutshell: You want this.

    This story, as mentioned in other reviews, is told from the perspective of Agent Franks. Who has been a huge (no pun intended) enigma since the beginning. But here, you find out what he is, why he is, and ultimately who he is.

    Its logical to make a comparison to Monster Hunter Alpha as it is focused on an individual perspective other than Owen Pitt. However it is also a very different type of story because of the nature of the "beast". And you get the usual gun/weapons "porn" that Correia does so well, and weaves into his worlds.

    I won't give away the plot, but you will be re acquainted with familiar faces, and there are some welcome cameo's from MHI personnel. Be prepared for some very shocking twists that clearly set up future volumes.

    I really enjoy this series. I highly recommend it. And I can't imagine why this isn't a series on HBO or a series of movies.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Pieter de Villiers 07-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Monstery goodness!"
    Any additional comments?

    It's a shame I only picked up the series on the latest book, but I will definitely get the rest of the series. Excellent!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LANCE 07-21-14
    LANCE 07-21-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Best so far"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    the other books were good but i liked this one the best Agent Franks was awesome


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Richard A. Bamberg Colorado Springs, CO 07-30-14
    Richard A. Bamberg Colorado Springs, CO 07-30-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Masterfully written; masterfully told."
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    Another fantastic story of the fantastic by one of the best 21st century writers. The story is great and only made greater by the again perfect narration of Oliver Wyman. Even though I buy the print copies, I have to listen to Oliver's rendition of the voices that I've come to know and love. This novel, like "Alpha" does not follow Pitt and instead follows the exploits of the undefeatable Agent Franks. This is a must have novel for fans of the series and if you haven't listened to any of them yet, start with the first one and listen to all of them. You will not be disappointed; I guarantee you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 07-17-14
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 07-17-14 Member Since 2008
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    "It just keeps on getting more interesting"
    Would you listen to Monster Hunter Nemesis again? Why?

    Yes, in time and I enjoyed it to the point I burned thru it too fast.
    Great series with alot of twist


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Franks without a doubt, along with most of the rest of his gang


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    This guy does a great job of finding each characters part and I do enjoy his works


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Same as the book title


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't stop writing these books We will be waiting as long as it takes but DON'T stop writing

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Irvington, NJ, United States 07-17-14
    Denise Irvington, NJ, United States 07-17-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Completely, absolutely fantastic!"
    Where does Monster Hunter Nemesis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up near the top.


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

    The fight between Franks and Earl was EXCELLENT! Plus, I was cringing because they were totally wrecking Julie's house.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Lord... tough call. I loved it when Franks saw the MHI tattoo on his replacement arm - that was really funny. Also, when Franks was thinking that they would have charged him with child abuse.... that was shout-out-loud funny. The fight with Heather on the train was really good too. Werewolves rule!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was perfect - action-filled, fast paced and really really funny. But waaay too short. I wanted more. I liked that Franks got his butt kicked. It made him even more the hero that he could suck it up and still win the fight. And boy, does he love a fight.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren 07-05-14
    Lauren 07-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Frank the Tank"
    If you could sum up Monster Hunter Nemesis in three words, what would they be?

    Unstoppable, Indomitable, Franks


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Franks - He's an unstoppable killing machine that just wants everyone to play by the rules.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    As long as this guy keeps voicing the audio books, I will keep buying them! He's phenomenal as these characters!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The original Monster.


    Any additional comments?

    Favorite books series ever.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 07-03-14
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 07-03-14 Member Since 2009

    I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.

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    "WWAFD? (What would Agent Franks do)"

    This is the next installment in the MHI series. In this novel you get to hear the story from the view of Agent Franks. He has a great backstory which has been hinted at in previous books but now gets explored in much greater detail. This is the typical MHI novel with lots of action, humor and a great story to boot. The narrarator is excellent and I feel that the authors works are actually better in audible format than reading them .

    That being said there are a few minor negatives. First, we get that Franks is awesome. The author keeps the constant reminders up and it gets sort of repetative after a while. Second, the author does perhaps too good a job with the character. Franks isn't loveable, heck he isn't particularly likeable. He does a good job of getting this point across and that is the problem. While a good book, it is a bit harder to enjoy this one in that while Franks is cool, he isn't likeable and that makes it harder to root for him. This improves as the book goes on but it still takes a way from the story just a bit.

    Still overall this is a great book and well worth a credit.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Rivers NC 07-03-14
    Diane Rivers NC 07-03-14 Member Since 2010

    I'm obsessed with audible

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    "Franks Revealed!"

    Oh My GODS that was amazing. Remember how Earl had his own book adventure? Well this time it's all about FRANKS, that likeable unstoppable government psycho. What IS he?! Well we find out EVERYTHING as Frank fights to save humanity from monsters whilst being framed and hunted himself. I won't say anymore. Fans of this series, rejoice if you love Franks. I have LOVED everything Correia has written! I'll definitely listen to this again! I already can't wait for the next one!

    You might like this if you like Harry Dresden, Iron Druid, or Nathaniel Cade.


    *fan girl scream*

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    E 08-08-14
    E 08-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A book about Franks? Awful book in a good series."
    What would have made Monster Hunter Nemesis better?

    Not focusing on the one-dimensional character of Franks. Without giving much away, Correia tries to retell the Mary Shelly story and proves himself the far inferior author. MHI is a mere blip in this story. Franks is uninteresting to a fault.


    Has Monster Hunter Nemesis turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes. I will not buy any more books in the series unless the author returns to a focus on MHI and spends more time on developing a story than thinking up ways to maim/kill or describe weapons that maim/kill.


    Did Oliver Wyman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really. Even the setup for the next book was not very exciting.I kept checking how much time was left in the story and kept frowning when I saw how many hours remained.


    Any additional comments?

    You can easily pass on this book and not miss very much in the word of MHI.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • STEPHEN A.
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    "A bit of a disappointment"
    Would you try another book written by Larry Correia or narrated by Oliver Wyman?

    Yes, although this was bad previous books were ok


    What will your next listen be?

    Out of the black evan currie


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was Good considering the material he had to work with


    Could you see Monster Hunter Nemesis being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No It is a (POV) story most likely as a precursor to the next monster hunter (MHI) story at best it was a short story expanded into this novel .


    Any additional comments?

    This was a disappointment as it was meant to be a continuation of the previous monster hunter legion but was a diversion off the trail of the main story in the previous book which was about MHI and this was a POV of peripheral characters . Even as a stand alone it was badly written and could have been condensed in to half the time and length ( I know a guy has got to eat) but he could have written the main story and this would have been either the back end or a short prelude. The narrator sounded tired that must have been because of the material he had to work with . This is the worst of the series and i have listen to every one .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Corky
    9/27/14
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    "Frankenstein returns!"
    What did you like most about Monster Hunter Nemesis?

    Quick story line, with easy listening. Very easy to side with the hero, if he is one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    COLWYN BAY, United Kingdom
    7/27/14
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    "Agent Franks Being a Badass"
    Would you listen to Monster Hunter Nemesis again? Why?

    Yes, From time to time you need to read about a badass handing out Grade A ass whoopings.


    What other book might you compare Monster Hunter Nemesis to, and why?

    I would compare this book to the second terminator film more than another book. Ultimate Killing machine


    Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favourite?

    Franks the main character


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

    franks constant checking himself not to kill the annoying people as he cant be bothered with the paper work,.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a gunfight or Fist fight every ten minutes. this book also opens up the story allot of the monster hunter world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
    Reading, United Kingdom
    7/20/14
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    "It's All About Franks!!"

    The fifth book in the Monster Hunter International series and like Monster Hunter Alpha, we step away from the main group and focus on one character, Agent Franks of the MCB. A goverment employed monster who for centuries has fought to protect the human race from other monsters.

    Each chapter begins with Franks explaining at bit more of his origins, the book itself tells you all about the deal he made to live in this world and the Contract he made with the US goverment not to try to reproduce him.

    That Contract is broken by Special Task Force Unicorn (STFU) a shady part of the goverment and Franks and a band of loyal MCB agents have to save the World from the consequences of the breach with the help of some familiar faces.

    As with all the Larry Correia books i've read, there is lots of action, funny one liners, and all the gun details in the world.

    I LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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