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Publisher's Summary

Dirty Harry meets Twilight. Number 3 in the break-out series and a follow-up to Monster Hunter International and Monster Hunter Vendetta.

Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business. But another force is working to bring about the creation of a whole new species of werewolf. When darkness falls, the final hunt begins, and the only thing standing in their way is a handful of locals, a lot of firepower, and Earl Harbinger's stubborn refusal to roll over and play dead.

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©2011 Larry Correia (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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  • Terijo
  • AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States
  • 06-08-12

Another solid story from Correia

I have a little bit of a crush on Earl Harbinger. The story held me and kept me engaged. This is actually no small thing considering that I don't really enjoy all the blood and guts aspects of this sort of story but so far Correia has paced it enough and made the characters interesting enough that I don't mind the rest.

I wish the ending had been a little different but it made sense, unfortunately.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good, not great

I really enjoy Larry Correia's books. He's politically incorrect and is a gun nut. Although I'm not into guns, I find him to be refreshing in his storytelling and details. When I listen to one of his books, I'm looking for escapism and not Shakespeare or Hemingway. More like Pulp fiction.

That said, his first two MHI books were awesome and I liked the first Grimoir book and the Son of the Black Sword, but I was a little disappointed in this one. Shifting the focus away from Pitt and giving a story with Harbinger at the center could have been great, but I found myself missing the naivete and earnestness of Pitt. I also missed Pitt's humor. Harbinger is sarcastic, but in a cynical way that doesn't make you laugh the way Pitt's self-deprecating humor does.

I also found the narration to be a bit less solid than the previous two books. Not sure why.

Overall, the story just wasn't as compelling to me, although I appreciated all the backstory or werewolves and MHI. It was solid, but not spectacular.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Hallie
  • PIKESVILLE, MD, United States
  • 02-28-12

Different, but just as good

I liked the break from the rest of the monster hunters. Earl is a great character and I appreciated his backstory. Can't wait to see where the story goes from here!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Hard Beginning but still good

What did you love best about Monster Hunter Alpha?

I liked the story, It was definitely interesting

Any additional comments?

I hated the flashbacks, they were informative but very annoying.

13 of 17 people found this review helpful

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should have been a stand alone earl adventure

great book and story but...i didn't want the 3rd book in a series to meet a whole new cast of characters. great book, it just felt like a side story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Ah...when gun nuts write book! Great read.

Well written. Ah...when gun nuts write books! Kind of messes with the whole stereo type of 'gun nuts' though. Great read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Distracting Voice Cuts

There were several distracting changes in the narration voice. Hard to tell if it was the same person after getting punched in the throat or someone else entirely. Sloppy production work in any case. The narrator is fantastic, though one character sounds like an excellent Christopher Walken impersonation, he does a great job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Too much Earl

I just don't personally think harbinger deserved his own fill length audio book. The main story is so much better and I wish it was only maybe 6 hours of Earl. The only reason I stuck with this book was because I had already dedicated to the series.

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  • Andrew
  • FAIR OAKS, CA, United States
  • 12-30-14

Popcorn Fantasy

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This is popcorn reading, fun in small doses but I couldn't read 2 books like this in a row. My only complaint is that the author keeps slipping in his political ideas, if I wanted that I would read a political book. And authors that write about monsters aren't the most historically and politically informed people and it shows in the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Not as good as the first two, but still great

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This book is written in a much different setting compared to the first two, but if you've made it this far in the series, then there's really no stopping you right? I wouldn't try to though, this book is still extremely entertaining, and well worth the listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful