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 usually expect sequels to be less impressive than the original. This is not the case with "Vendetta" which is as equally good as the original. Fun story if you like a novel that is full of action, humor and horror. The narration by Mr. Wyman is superb and I hope he continues as narrator as the Monster Hunter series continues. Highly recommended.
A refreshing new twist on vampires, elve's, and other mythical beings blended blended skillfully with with modern battle, mercenary companies, and secretive government agencies with loads of action, quirky characters and a decent storyline that kept me listening.....i purchase the second book in the series before this one ended.
We all look for something different in a book or series, i have a feeling this one will be popular with many!!
The writing leaves quite a bit to be desired in my opinion. It's told from the main characters point of view and is full of redundant comments and uninteresting observations. I like the plot so I struggled to rate this so low but it was like pulling teeth to get myself to finish it due to the writing.
I wasn't big on any of them.
Yes, and I have a few times. The M.H.I. series is one of my primary 'filler' series between new titles. M.H.I. is a fun series and still enjoyable after a few listens. I especially like re-listening to it with new people around to try and get them hooked on it.
As with the first book in the series, M.H.I. Vendetta is a fast paced urban fantasy full of action, humor, a bit of drama, and even a bit of romance. But, my personal favorite thing about it has to be Mr. Correia's take on what could be considered traditional fantasy creatures in a rather hilarious fashion.
I really enjoy Mr. Wyman's portrayal of certain characters. Without spoilers, I especially found his portrayal of a certain spy hired later in the book and M.H.I's newest I.T. hire far funnier than I would have pictured otherwise.
As with the first book, I did want to listen to it in one sitting. But, I had to sleep.
M.H.I. Vendetta is another great read from Larry Correia. If you enjoyed the first installment, you will definitely enjoy this sequel.
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)
The message was sent across space and time:
To all minions of the Overlord. Find and utterly destroy
the human Hunter known as Owen Zastava Pitt.
Many questions are answered: How ? Why?
How julie's mother was turned?
How julie's father learned the way to open the portal?
Why agent Franks so tough?
What Agent Myers has against MHI?
How Owen's father knows about supernatural?
All of this questions will be answered and many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Probaly, but, then I might just ask,
1-Can you eat a really good bag of popcorn, with too much salt on it ?
2-Can you cry for the hero and then hope he dies a horrible death in the same sentence ?
3-Can you believe in monsters and then believe, it gives the average human, the right to lash out violently, at anyone, at anytime, about anything ?
If, your anwser to these questions is yes. Then pamper yourself, cause, you've come home.
If, your anwser to these questions, are no. Then applaud yourself for being much smarter than the rest of us; as well as probaly a working heart.
Righteous thinking or not, if'n we ever treated loved ones or anyone, like these folks working at MHI, then I think the monsters inside all of us, would surely win in the end anyways.
Still, I was never was that bright.......
The English monster man, Hood. His reasoning though, scewed. Seem to have, only the desire to help out mankind. Blantant murder, by his human counterparts, not so much. Do you always need a good excuse to kill indiscrimately ?
Excellent, for a man, with the task, to picking a fight with anyone at anytime about anything, and he was a complete righteous angered ars'e about all of it, good job (I think?)
Humans without heart, and Monsters too!
All set aside. If'n you've got the the EL-Macho bug in you, you'll probaly like. If'n not avoid.
I couldn't wait to get into this book after I finished listening to Monster Hunters International. Larry truly has brought this new world alive with his great imagination. The characters were great and I loved the twists of your conventional fantasy figures. Listening to Oliver was incredible, he really brought the characters alive. His ability to give each their own distinctive voice brought everything alive. Way to go Larry and Oliver.
This is hard to say as there are some many that I really liked from Skippy to G-Gnome and all the hunters in between. I would have to say G-Gnome though he wasn't a hugh part he certainly made me laugh.
His great portrayal of each character. His voice talent gave each their own personality.
If it wasn't for the pesky need to sleep and work I would have easily listened to this is one sitting.
I loved all the action and characters of both books in the series, I listened everyday as I drove to and from work as the action got more intense I found myself driving faster! I will most likely be listening to both again! I cannot wait for the next book in this series. I also really enjoyed the narrator he's great.
The overall concepts in the story were cool. And the reader did a great job embodying the characters, especially the accents. But the actual writing of the book seems amature. Still a fun read, but seasoned readers will be annoyed by the limited vocabulary and excessive emphasis on how cool each character is.
I'm a big fan of si-fi, but I'm finding that a love for mysteries budding up in me. I also like a lot of nonfiction.
Great story line, and a whole lot of action. Went through the entire series twice.
"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.
Love this series - action gore monsters
Can't stop listening. Cheesy but good! I recommend them
"A good sequel,"
yes i mean its a good book, with humour and gangster gnomes. yes you heard me gangster gnomes. what up dog. u feeleng me bruv gnomes. i have to dof my cap to Larry just for that. in other parts it continues the series on well and develops characters well.
my favorite character is hard to say, it could be G gnome. but owen is normally a good shout as he is the main character. but you know what Its got to be agent franks. (interesting fact the word Agent comes from the roman latin agentes who were like the secret police of the ancient world). yes ill go with franks as he tops out and king bad ass level 10.
Oliver wyman in my opinion is a solid narrator who should be chosen more often. I cant tell you how many books ive started listening to with a poor american narrator that ruins the story. this felllow is really a good and really spins his own emotions into the tale. give it more of a feel than some of the dry renditions u hear.
mostly humour and kick ass excitment.
please people listen to this book, its fun and action packed and does it well without taking itself to seriously which i love.
"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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