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)
I can't believe I just discovered Larry's books. He is a brilliant writer keeping the reader on the edge of their seat throughout each and every book! I read his Hard Magic series first and hope there is another book in it. I believe his writings will become classics in the field.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Most of my friends are into the same things I am and this is Buffy the Vampire slayer to the tenth power. Its a classic 80's unlikely hero who has the power but has no idea how to use it. I love the concept and the introductions of all the monsters
G-gnome, he was straight up gangster LOL. A true Scarface in every sense
When G-gnome and Z was fighting, well hell the whole Gnome encounter was off the hook had me rolling. And when you are walking around with headphones on and randomly start laughing people start to wonder.
Laugh for the most part, it was the one lines and the character development that was great. Agent Frank's dry humor is just great. And gain can't for get about the Gnomes
A must read if you want something different
Larry Correia, has an amazing imagination and tells a story very different than any I've ever read. This series (this is book two) is fantastic, action doesn't stop from the start.
I never heard him narrate before this series but he's great and does voices and emotions fantastic.
Just so enjoyable, can't wait for the next book to come out......
I finished this in 1 1/2 days. I really recommend highly if you enjoy this paranormal urban genre.
As SUCH a Harry Dresden fan, I wasn't sure about this series. Pardon me for doubting!!! Another group of lovable, honorable, questionable misfits fighting for truth and justice among the world of big, bad monsters.
In this book, we continue the monster killing from the first book, but find more about why Z is the chosen one. It includes more interaction with his parents, brother, and future in-laws as well. We also find out more about Special Agent Franks in this sequel and of course the Dread Overlord makes an appearance as well.
I thought this was a fun series. It had a little bit of everything for everybody. I enjoy listening to a reader that can switch up their voice it makes the characters more fun. The story is also a really good in my opinion
Yes Monsters are real. Not in a 'Monsters Inc.' way but in a diabolical way. If you like the plots catastrophic, gore in streams, heavy duty weaponry and your humour plentiful and dark then the Monster Hunter series is for you. I wish I could give the series a 4.5 it is that much fun! Oliver Wyman is a genius. I cannot add up how many voices, human or not, that he does in the books but they are all distinctive and many times down right scary. Start with Monster Hunter International and settle in for hours of fun but keep your lights on at night and maybe during the day as well.
Willy Wonka of it
After the first installation, I left the series alone for a bit. It was a decent listen, but there were some irksome things (like the droning on about weapons) that just didn't lead me to want to pick another up right away. Add to that that I didn't find the synopsis of Vendetta very interesting (it sounded like it'd be cliched and painstakingly-so). However, I'm glad I was wrong. The guns are still here, but we get more story more than the explicit explanation of each and every one weapon Owen picks up.
Second-in-series books typically aren't so hot, but so much happens in this book that it's like a coaster ride that just won't quit. We've got a mystery with twists, we've got action and we get LOTS of background info and story on many of the characters from the first book as well as the second. Owen comes more into his abilities as we see him "level up" both in "power" and influence, so it's not tedious exposition either; you actually WANT to dive more into Owen's flashbacks.
There's very little I disliked in this tale. Sometimes Owen can be slow and repetitive and there can be a LOT of characters (both good and bad) to keep track of, but it's nothing that ruined the experience for me.
Adding the next installment to my library right after I publish this review :)
This series is great.
All of them are great it to hard to pick
I believe a story should be interesting enough to absorb me, not bore me. I live reality daily. And many times reality is brutal. So I look for a book that makes me forget. It has to absorb me into the pages. Kind of like going on a mini vacation. I like stories that make me laugh. I like stories that make me look for the next episode.
Still love it! Its still good! Its still unpredictable, and I will listen up for more. Thank you Larry. . . And Oliver whose voice has made all this come alive. I love the southern and country accents in particular. Oliver just nails that. Guess you have to grow up around em to feel the authenticity.
Now don't piss me off by trying to change up narrators mid-stream. Many a great audio book has been defiled (RUINED) by not keeping the winning combo (writer and author) together. Gotta keep it the same and I'll keep buying. Good luck
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