Accountant turned professional monster hunter Owen Zastava Pitt managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones. The Condition is led by a fanatical necromancer known as the Shadow Man. The government wants to capture the Shadow Man and has assigned the enigmatic Agent Franks to be Owen's full-time bodyguard, which is a polite way of saying that Owen is monster bait.
With supernatural assassins targeting his family, a spy in their midst, and horrific beasties lurking around every corner, Owen and the staff of Monster Hunter International don't need to go hunting, because this time the monsters are hunting them. Fortunately, this bait is armed and very dangerous.
©2010 Larry Correia (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"This lighthearted, testosterone-soaked sequel to 2009's Monster Hunter International will delight fans of action horror with elaborate weaponry, hand-to-hand combat, disgusting monsters, and an endless stream of blood and body parts." (Publishers Weekly)
By all rights, this is not a book I should enjoy. It's basically chaos and mayhem, one outrageous brawl after another. But the core story is fascinating and the narrator is absolutely terrific. You just get sucked right in to the entire experience. Definitely McDonalds for the brain, but totally enjoyable!
I listen to audio books while I work and this one really kept me entertained. No down time.
I've always been a monster story fan so this was right up my alley and even after already reading the first books I didn't get bored.
Oliver Wyman read the story in a way where even if I wasn't fully concentrated on it 100% of the time I always knew who was talking because of his ability to adapt his voice and accent to the character as needed.
I was always happy to get to work partially because I wanted to get back to the story.
If you like Die Hard movies like me, this is for you.
I read the Iron Druid chronicles before and this is a good match for it, even if I prefered the world of the Iron Druid.
It is an acquired taste. Correia writes with pretty gratuitous violence, but it is done in a very light-hearted and comic fashion which makes the 'blood-and-guts' action very palatable. I would not suggest seeing a movie based on this unless you really love horror.
The reader really gives the characters personality as his accents and intonations are excellent in the way they are used.
Do not see this movie!
Great characters, good narration.
The storyline flowed well. There weren't huge gaps of boredom. There were twists along the way to keep my interest.
Bi-Vocational Pastor/Draftsman. Full time husband and dad. Audiobooks are a staple in my life because I can read and work...
Didn't care too much for the main antagonist in this one. He was only interesting towards the end. Nothing different about the characters or flow from the first book. It was entertaining and an easy listen. Narration is great. Later.
Explosive Fun Ride!
Earl Harbinger, He' a Take names, Kick Ass No nonsense Bad @$$! with a passion for his team and his work. I love his whit and timing.
Oliver id a great job defining each character I had a great time listening to him. He breathes life into the reading that I greatly enjoyed.
I laughed quite a bit throughout the story Larry has a great way of adding levity to the tense situations.
OH there was a part in the book where a certain village was attacked that did make me sad. I'll let you find out what happened ;-)
Thank You Larry for a Great series and Oliver for a fantastic reading. I thought I would only say that about Jim Dale but Oliver Wyman has now been added to the list of preferred narrators I will be looking out for.
I don't know that the audio is better than the print. I always liked inventing how characters sound in my head for the print version. The performer (Reader?) does a very good job "acting" each individual character.
Once the story gets past the premise, it doesn't stop. That takes about the first 1/3rd of the book and then it's non-stop. I never got the chance to say, "What's next?" because the book becomes a roller-coaster ride through a twisted set of events whose backdrop is a mysterious nemesis, the back story of a previous mysterious character, overall history of the series, and reader gratification of past novels. HA! NO SPOILERS!
Book one is pretty much setup. This book begins the real story of Owen.
There's no point that really moved me. This book is an action novel, put your emotions on hold while stuff gets blown up.
This book felt less awkward that the first book in the series, and the author just had plain fun. The book can stand on it's own. The story recap and character backgrounds are on fast-forward. I'm pretty sure the first novel only took about few minutes to explain in this book. It's just enough to remind the reader of the first novel or get past difficult questions for the new reader.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
The narrator does a fantastic job of Monster Hunter. This is another fun, action story by Correia, who introduces new monsters and new characters. The story was stronger than the first book.
I have never heard any other narrator make the simple chapter number sound so ominous and riveting. His voices and accents are superb.
"DING, DING ROUND 2 OF A MONSTER BATTLE"
After the first book, "Monster Hunter International", I knew I'd be in for a treat and was not disappointed. The prequel was really good, pity ratings only go to 5 a really great monster battle of a book.
"2nd in the series that I'm 100% happy I found"
When you find a great series, you want to dig your teeth into it - the world that Larry Correia has created in these is brilliant, it's so close to the real world that it could very well exist without us knowing, add in the amazing reading by Oliver Wyman, this series just becomes astounding
The main characters are great, realistic, and are fun to learn about, along with the stories in the series being engaging - while listening the books I've broken out into grins, laughter & quite often lost in the story and almost missing my train station
With the story moving on a-pace, great characters like Franks, the superb team that support Owen the monster hunting accountant, and when you hear them being portrayed in the audio book, you can see them in your mind, and I've already cast a film (e.g. Margot Robbie for Holly), this only makes the books better & more enjoyable
If you want a really well written series, that is incredibly read, then you can't go far wrong with this book & the series - I've spread these books to friends who have spread them to family & it's gone from there, all from me finding one on here... you couldn't do that if the book & series weren't great!
Download, listen & enjoy - this series is brilliant and I can't wait for more!!!
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