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Monster Hunter Vendetta | [Larry Correia]

Monster Hunter Vendetta

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Joe casselberry, FL, United States 04-05-11
    Joe casselberry, FL, United States 04-05-11
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    "A new spin on beings of imagination and battle..."

    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!!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Professor 10-29-12
    Professor 10-29-12

    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)

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    "GOING BACK TO THE ROOTS"

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Naka 09-06-12
    Mike Naka 09-06-12 Member Since 2012

    Avid Zombie fan who's starting to listen to more and more Fantasy and Sci-Fi stories. So, my description is apt to change. Dog lover who's known to have cats. LOL C# coder, part-time prepper, B movie fan, AMC watcher, recovering but successful day trader, perpetual student, overjoyed uncle, former adrenaline junkie with a flare for cooking, and lots more. LOL

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    "more monster bashing goodness"
    Any additional comments?

    no sophomore slump here! vendetta brings back all of your favorite monster hunters from mhi to face off against a mysterious necromancer even master vampire susan shaklefield is afraid of.

    owen, of course, keeps getting himself in trouble b/c of his big mouth. he's a mix of mike talbot (zombie fallout) and joe ledger. owen's a loveable, self-deprecating dolt that knows how to kick some serious a$$. although, him getting his a$$ kicked is still pretty regular.

    owen's journey as the prophesized one takes an interesting turn as his family is dragged into the fight. so what does the bulls eye on his forehead get him? franks as a babysitter. franks is a great character even though he works for the gov't's monster control board. franks' reveal is a great twist. yup, i was wrong.

    past events mentioned in the first book are brought to life as what has happened in the past affects what mhi is going through now. in particular, what really happened that night years ago when ray opened the portal during the big shacklefield party. vendetta answers a lot of questions left from mhi.

    larry correia does a great job of coming up with new types of monsters and villains. man sure does his research! another reviewer stated that correia's villains are like matryoshka dolls- there's always a bigger baddie behind the current baddie. i don't see it that way. i see it as competing powerful factions, each vying for their opportunity to destroy the world. NOTE: you may not understand this until the end of the book.

    speaking of the end, what a great ending. correia's battle scenes are epic and always have consequences. even though, i didn't enjoy vendetta as much as the first, the ending definitely made up for it. think lotr return of the king.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Corey Brookyln, NY, United States 07-04-11
    Corey Brookyln, NY, United States 07-04-11 Member Since 2009

    Hi, I'm an alumi of NYU and I'm also huge into MMA. I love books I read a lot and review the stand outs. I'll give you guys the goods.

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    "Wow"

    Look, I read a ALOT of books and I enjoy alot of them, but these books really stand out as amazing, I really can't say enough good things about this author and these books, I really love the characters, the setting, really everything about this series.

    Franks Rocks!

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    Amazon Customer 04-11-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Most fun I have had in ages"

    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.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 06-22-11
    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 06-22-11 Member Since 2013
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    "More Of The Same (And That's A Good Thing)"

    This is the second story in the series. Pick up 'Monster Hunter International' first. For those who have read MHI, MHV is a lot more of the same, with some new critters and twists. The writing is a bit sloppier in this book, which is a disappointment, but both Correia and narrator Oliver Wyman make up for it with their enthusiasm.
    It's obvious that Correia has a good time writing these books, and it shows.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Benjamin Silver Spring, MD, United States 09-03-14
    Benjamin Silver Spring, MD, United States 09-03-14 Member Since 2010

    Likes to listen while doing chores; likes to write reviews while he should be doing chores.

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    "Second Curse, Same as the First"

    This book was just like its predecessor. On the plus side you get an adventure loaded with action, monsters, and guns (and guns). If you're a sucker for action (and guns), Vendetta might have enough to hold your interest.

    Unfortunately, the story is almost a repeat of the first book. I feel like I could have just read Monster Hunter International twice.

    There was really no deepening of the very superficial characters. His use of stereotypes makes me wonder whether he's ever really met another human. His main character is even less human than the other "humans" in the book. Owen Pitt thinks in taglines and catchphrases. He is a narcissist who knows even better than the reader that the story is about him. He feels guilt for getting his friends into trouble because the bad guys are after him, but he doesn't act on this guilt other than to just "feel" it momentarily every time someone off to his left or right gets killed. The only other emotion he has room for in his ammo pouch is anger and all its synonyms. I forgave this after the first book, but by the end of the sequel, it needs some character development.

    Correia started his series with a "world in the balance" climax so he had nowhere to go except to give us another similar ending. I can't speak for the rest of the series, but I feel a lot of similarities in narrative and main character to Goodkind's, "Wizard's First Rule" series. Ruggedly independent man with powers no one can explain faces unavoidable, world-ending conundrum that he defeats with the timely assistance of a Deus ex Machina all with libertarian undertones. With Goodkind it got old slowly (his characters had personalities), not so with Correia. I think I am done after this.

    The reader, Wyman, stepped up his game in this edition. He went a little bolder with some of the characterizations to good effect. I am not blown away, but I am well satisfied.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Irene Thornleigh, Australia 04-11-14
    Irene Thornleigh, Australia 04-11-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Action, death, destruction"
    What did you like best about Monster Hunter Vendetta? What did you like least?

    The main characters were quite engaging and it was nice to meet more family members (this is book 2 after all) but every time a real problem occurred more improbable powers appeared and it just got silly.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Larry Correia again?

    2 books have been fun, mostly, but enough is enough.


    Any additional comments?

    This is such a boys annual for adults book. Lots of shooting, slashing, car crashes and a hero who is totally indestructible to the point where he survives what no human being before him has survived. Oh, and he is the only hope for the future of the human race. I usually don't have too much trouble suspending belief in fantasy novels but this tested me. However, if you love pure action and impossible heroes, you'll love this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dale DE RUYTER, NY, United States 10-30-13
    Dale DE RUYTER, NY, United States 10-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Even better than the first book"

    Excellent addition to the first book. Story line carries on nicely from the first one.
    Several new monster types added and I can't say much more.
    I found this book a lot more comical than the first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Turiello Overland Park, KS USA 10-12-13
    Heather Turiello Overland Park, KS USA 10-12-13 Member Since 2008

    I'm a voracious audiobook listener, rarely found without my iPod.

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    "More Monsters and Heroes! Fun sequel!"
    If you could sum up Monster Hunter Vendetta in three words, what would they be?

    Picking up right where MHI #1 leaves off, this second book in the series is loaded with all kinds of monster fun. Again, Owen Pitt and his team of monster hunters are on the front line defending the whole world from a global extinction event. After MHI interfered with the Condition’s attempt to take over the Earth, Owen ends up on the bad side of the Overlord. There’s a bounty on his head and the book starts out fast and never lets up. We learn a little more about Franks, who ends up being one of the most interesting characters in the story. Silly and fun, the series reminds me of Disney’s The Incredibles.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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