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Monster Hunter Alpha Audiobook

Monster Hunter Alpha

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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.

Track down another Monster Hunter title.

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

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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 12-30-14
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 12-30-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    "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.

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    Pattie MARINA DEL REY, CA, United States 11-14-14
    Pattie MARINA DEL REY, CA, United States 11-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "My Favorite Story in Series so far"

    I enjoyed the first two, but this story held my interest the most so far. I enjoyed the trips into the past and finding out some of the whys and hows. Great installment in a fun and gripping series

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    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 11-09-14
    Timothy Sanford, FL, United States 11-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Earl goes solo and gets the girl!!"

    If you've read the first few books in this series, you've learned to love the straight-forward leader of MHI. This terrific story focuses on Earl Harbinger and his approach to isolating a monster outbreak up north. In the process, he recruits new members to his organizations, finds a new rival, and even falls in love....monster style.

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    Caleb 09-25-14
    Caleb 09-25-14
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    "Not as good as the first two, but still great"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Diana 08-25-14
    Diana 08-25-14 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "Exciting, Fun, Imaginative continuation"

    Larry Correia has an amazing ability to describe scenery and action. This third Monster Hunter book focuses on Earl Harbinger, the elder werewolf and many of the other characters introduced in the Monster Hunter series are not in the story since the setting is an out of town trip Earl has taken.

    The new characters introduced are great and I love the description of the northern weather, the equipment, clothes, and different lifestyle which are in opposition to the previous southern humidity and greenery described in Alabama.

    The imagery, fast moving and intricate plot, and insightful character descriptions make Larry Correia's books fun and exciting.

    I'm not interested in horror, or bloody action movies or books, but the writing in these books make me interested and the imagination and descriptive ability of the author keep me going.

    The first Monster Hunter book was good, but I felt the romance bits were predictable, a tad awkward, and weren't as sophisticated as the rest of the book. The writing has improved, with the second book being a lot better, and this third book I've read is good too. I still think the Grimnoir trilogy is better, with more iconoclastic characters, but since I've finished those I've come back to read the Monster Hunter books and finish this series.

    The imagination and interesting plots are the best feature of Larry Correia's work. The underlying humor is spice. The writing of women characters and bits of romance will hopefully evolve and seem to be improving in comparison to the first MH book, but the female characters have been at times depicted in a stereotypical and one-dimensional manner. In this book, it was all too predictable that the "cradle-robber" joke was going to be made, and I just shook my head when it happened.

    Narration was good. I had thought the northern accents would have been more like in the movie "Fargo" but accents were lightly used.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Denise warren, OH, United States 08-10-14
    Denise warren, OH, United States 08-10-14
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    "Guns, werewolves, explosions, snowblower!"

    Great continuation of a great series. This focus of the book is Earl Harbinger rather than MHI and its other associated characters. I really enjoy Larry Correia's first person POV writing style. It gets you very deep into each of the characters.

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    Matthew Waltner-Toews 08-06-14 Member Since 2016

    I'm a professional beekeeper and woodworker with a background in Epidemiology and Coastal Ecology, and I read non-stop, nearly 8h a day.

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    "Good Side Story"

    I read the rest of the series before reading this one, and it didn't make any difference - and in fact I'm glad I did it the way I did, because this is very much a side story, not part of the "main arc". Nevertheless I found the story enjoyable once I got around to listening to it!

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    Barbara CARNEGIE, PA, United States 07-30-14
    Barbara CARNEGIE, PA, United States 07-30-14

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    "Christopher Walken as a Russian werewolf?"
    What was most disappointing about Larry Correia’s story?

    I enjoyed the previous books but I regret this one. Cheesy


    Would you be willing to try another one of Oliver Wyman’s performances?

    Yes but he needs to stay away from the Christopher Walken impression


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Geo DUNCAN, SOUTH CAROLINA, US 07-22-14
    Geo DUNCAN, SOUTH CAROLINA, US 07-22-14 Member Since 2014

    This avatar actually looks like me.

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    "this series keeps getting better"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    This is the third book in the Monster Hunter series, very entertaining, great story . <br/>Oliver Wyman's performance is great, he is an asset to this story.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    if your a Jim Butcher fan and you have ran out of Dresden files books to read. This series is a good substitute, and just as entertaining as any I have listened to recently.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    nothing


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    Jscroats31 Nj 07-17-14
    Jscroats31 Nj 07-17-14 Member Since 2017
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    "amazing addition to the series"

    I love this series. I've been through every book in it and it's without a doubt my favorite book series. it's everything I love in fantasy rolled into one saga. I can't recommend this series enough..

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    "Best so far!"

    More than exceeded my expectations. I can only hope that there will be another novel where Earl is the lead character. Wow!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    SCARBOROUGH, United Kingdom
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    "BRILLIANT"

    Yet another "Monster Hunter" great by Larry Correia with brilliant narration by Oliver Wyman. Best if you've heard the previous books but not essential.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. N. C. Simpson
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    "Another great story"

    Excellent story just like the rest of the series! You won't be disappointed. If you haven't listened to the first ones try to start at the beginning so you know what's going on, not a necessity but it helps.

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  • B Lynch
    6/23/16
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    "great book series just keeps getting better "

    couldn't stop listening great characters action and plot development. series continues to grow and improve

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  • Shelliod
    4/11/16
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    "Weird off putting accent.........."
    If you could sum up Monster Hunter Alpha in three words, what would they be?

    Really good but get 1 and 2 first. Only problem was the reader cant do a russian accent and it kept reminding me of Christopher Walken, well a bad "saturday night live" impersonation


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  • Philip
    South Norwood, United Kingdom
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    "The weakest of the series, but needed in the story"

    I feel that this book is the weakest in the series so far, and to stretch into a whole book something that could have been a short story, and rather like other series (like the Dresden Files or Iron Druid) that have a book of side stories, it could have been a compendium - this story just felt dragged out, and overly long, covering things that just didn't need to be there

    This is a complete departure from the formula that made the first 2 books so enjoyable, with only one member of MHI, although the oldest & strongest, and being used to introduce new members of the company & upcoming important cast

    Certain parts of the story were rather obvious, and telegraphed chapters before they happened, but without Oliver Wyman's reading this would have been nowhere near as enjoyable

    If this wasn't "required reading" for the next book, I'd suggest skipping this one, but you need to know several things that happen in this story, several characters, and what happens along the way, or parts of the following book kind of makes no sense

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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