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)
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.
Second book in the series and it just keeps getting better. Action and humor. The author keeps developing the characters and we get to see why the main character has become the man he is today by the relationship he has with his father. I really enjoy this series and will finish the whole series back to back.
Story is good and interesting,however the narrator is way too dramatic for my taste. One second he is whispering then he is screaming
I am a blind lawyer and aspiring writer, trying to read a little bit of everything but partial to sci-fi and military fiction.
How do you follow up defeating an entity of unspeakable evil and unimaginable power that's been waiting five centuries to end the world? You take on his boss.
This sequel hits the ground running right where Monster Hunter International left off. The threat introduced in that book's epilogue makes itself immediately felt with a really powerful adversary going right at our heroes. And after a humorous detour through the Mexican criminal justice system, we're off to watch MHI do what they're best at, figuring out the bad guys game and beating them at it just in the nick of time. This is accomplished through the inventive use of high explosives, high-velocity silver bullets and clever or not so clever insults. This time around, Correia ups the scale, literally, on the action sequences, bringing about what has to be one of my favorite confrontations with a big bad in recent memory, involving an elephant.
Along the way, several characters will have their backgrounds fleshed out, including MHI's two favorite agents from the Monster Control Bureau, and MHI's history is filled in with a few insidious twists and turns.
The narration continues to impress with Oliver Wyman delivering Pitt's amiable tough guy wit in addition to as broad a collection of nationalities and supernatural creatures as you could ask for.
If you enjoyed Monster Hunter International, just look forward to more of that in every way.
Oliver Wyman returns to narrate the second book in Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter Vendetta, book 2 in the Monster Hunter series of books. He continues doing a great job with all of the accents and odd speech patterns.
The bad guys in this book take a huge jump up the scary scale. Owen and the other Monster Hunters of MHI are up for the challenge.
I am really enjoying these books and am looking forward to more.
I'm an avid reader but when driving or exercising, listening to a great book and a great performance makes time fly!
This book hits the ground running and doesn't stop until the very end. It's almost one big, long epic battle.
This series is just plain fun. The characters are well drawn and the story is monsters and guns and action.
Oliver Wyman turns in another terrific performance in "Vendetta". He is able to give each character his/her own 'voice' complete with accent and inflection. Further, his 'voices' are consistent across this series of books. For example, Earl Harbinger's voice sounds the same in all the books. Mr. Wyman's talent brings the book to life.
I can't believe I made it over an hour into this one before hanging it up. Doesn't have anything to do with imagination, it was just silly and predictable nonsense.
Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction
You won't be disappointed if you enjoyed the first book because there is more monster hunting from zombies to evil cultists. Owen Pitt is as clueless as ever and this was a little annoying. However, despite some things that my first impressions found to be corny I found myself laughing in the end. There are crazy killa gangsta gnomes and evil trolls that terrorize the nets (yes they are really real!). Like the book before the ending sorta goes in a weird direction. But I enjoyed it and events wrapped up fairly well.
I love this series! It is not what I normally like- the action-adventure stuff, but I find that the writing and the humor and the relationships between the hunters are so well written that I can't stop listening. The characters are really enjoyable. The main character, Owen is cool but I also really like that all of the supporting characters are so richly written. The gnomes rocked, I hope to see them again in a future book. Wyman is a fabulous narrator. It is easy to hear the difference between characters.
"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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