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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The Official Movie Novelization
Narrated by: Michael Braun
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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The official novelization of the summer blockbuster Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the latest film in the MonsterVerseTM franchise, starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super species, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

©2019 Greg Keyes (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Everything the movie could have been.

This book expands the movie's storyline giving the reader a bigger view on what happens when the titans are released and the notes from the members of Monarch add a lot to the lore.

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Great Book.

I absolutely love the book, and the narrator is awesome. It has some stuff in it that wasn't in the movie, and goes a bit deeper into the character's psyches which I really enjoy. It's fast, fun, and yet has a good story that's paced well. If you like this kind of fiction, or are a Godzilla fan, I highly suggest you buy it.

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  • Admiralu
  • Camarillo, California United States
  • 06-09-19

Extra Scenes Enhance this Thrilling Adventure


This book was one of the rate treasure fans love, a novel that tells the story of the film and expands upon it bringing new scenes and a better understanding of what happened. It fills in the gaps and answers many question poses by the film. If you are a Toho film fan and have seen Godzilla, King of the Monsters, the film is a love letter to those of us who grew up with the Godzilla films. Special touches and elements are included here that harken back to those films. The events surrounding the ORCA make more sense in the book, since the extras were cut from the film. I hope the film will have a directors cut when released on Blu -ray. A gripping, thrilling story that was enhanced by the audiobook. A must for Godzilla fans. Great narration for a great story.

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if you love godzilla you will love this book

Just finished the book godzilla king monster i loved this book. i wish there was music.

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Perhaps I'm a bit biased as a life-long Godzilla fan, but this novelization was just as good as the movie and even managed to add things that were either subtle or implied by the film. The reading was easy to listen to, though this is the first audio book I've ever listened to, but still, it was good imo. Some of the lines are a bit cringy, yes, but that's not the issue of the audio book folks, so it's unfair to hold it against them.

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cool

Liked the narrator and really enjoyed the book. Was never boring. Very vivid/thoroughly written scenes, but I'm by no means an expert in audiobooks. Haven't seen the movie but this book got me excited to watch it!

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so much better than the movie!

I absolutely loved the movie, but this adds so many missing details that u felt after missing. it goes much more in depth about what happened across the world. now I'm going to go see it again!

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Great book, nice for a Godzilla fan to listen to

Great book, nice to have a little more information on some parts of the new Godzilla universe that the movie didn’t have time to go over. It’s a great listen for a Godzilla fan.

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narrator is AWESOME.

Michael Braun does an incredible job narrating the story. I highly recommend listening to this book.

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  • Jason
  • Colorado
  • 06-14-19

Better then the movie

So it takes the original script of the film and they made a book with out all the editing. And for the most part it made what they cut out of the movie make sense... that said it’s still not the best story and the logic if you think at all about it makes cool movie moments but even the writer seems to struggle to justify some of the scenes or character logic. And honestly my favorite parts were when a character did something completely dumb and then the author had the justify it.

That said the performance it good, he sounds like a very serious 15 year old reading a book to his condescending parent. But his voices are solid and honestly the books kind of written way to serious so his reading after I got used to it made sense.

I’d recommend this to a Godzilla fan looking for more of that world. Not to any one else. But since I been looking for giant monster books this was the ticket. Glad I “read” it and powered through the ending.

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  • Connor Cottam
  • 06-29-19

Long live the king

I watched the movie before-hand. loved the detail in the novel that wasn't in the movie

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  • Chris Halliday
  • 06-12-19

Adds depth to the story

Given that GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS is a visual spectacle, you could be forgiven for thinking that a novelisation would lack the punch and drama of the movie, but you’d be wrong. Greg Keyes does a great job of adding emotional depth and resonance to the movie’s story, which is admittedly light. There are lots of nuggets of information connecting the story to the wider Monsterverse, with scenes on Skull Island and Kong, as well as more details of the other titans we see so sparingly on the screen.

Michael Braun’s reading is solid, giving the action urgency and humanity. It’s not War and Peace, but that’s not what a Godzilla movie - or novel - is for.

Hail to the King!

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  • Ho-Man Yau
  • 05-31-19

watch the film first

I have to watch the film version to see what's it like but I think it would be better than the book (maybe?)

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