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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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Fantastic!!

What made the experience of listening to Monster Hunter Alpha the most enjoyable?

The story is really cinematic. I was really able to "see" the story. If you're like me, and have been listening to audio books for more than 20 years, this is important. <br/><br/>Great story flow, great detail

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  • Kyle Rose
  • boise, ID, United States
  • 04-04-12

Very entertaining.

I was very surprised that I liked this series.
I started listening to Monster Hunter series after a recommendation from a friend. I was pleasantly surprise how entertaining this series is. Definitely worth the time and credits to listen to the full series, and I am looking forward to the next book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Earl's point of view was great

Where does Monster Hunter Alpha rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I found this book hard to put down and would rank it up in the top layer of audiobooks I've listened to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Earl and Heather were my favorite characters. Earl because there was a lot of background on how he came to terms with his beast and Heather because she transitioned to her beast with grace, strength and humor.

What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr. Wyman has great inflections that bring emotions alive. I like listening to him because I can go about my daily routine whereas reading requires me to do only that.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have listened to it in one sitting if I could have physically managed it!!!

Any additional comments?

Any way to hurry up the next book?

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  • Kathy
  • Florence, SC, United States
  • 03-19-12

Great new twist on this series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, love all the books in this series.

Have you listened to any of Oliver Wyman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to Monster Hunter International and Vendetta. I loved both of these. The Alpha book is different than the first two with the book being told by Harbinger and you get to know him much better. But I did miss the other characters from the other two books. I did enjoy this book and look forward to the next one, since I feel this one left you with wanting to know what happens to a few characters at the end. I still love the narrarator, he makes all the books great listening.

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Superb continuance of the series!

Would you listen to Monster Hunter Alpha again? Why?

Yes. The third book give us an in-depth look at Earl's character and reveals various facts here-to-now unknown to the reader. These

What was one of the most memorable moments of Monster Hunter Alpha?

As always, the fight scenes are one of the outstanding aspects of the book, and they make the reader feel as if they were present.

Which scene was your favorite?

The final conflict between Earl and the entity.

Any additional comments?

If you are a fan of the series then you will not be disappointed with this offering. The reader will gain a new appreciation for Earl and a much greater insight into his thoughts and feelings. Of course, you will still be swept along on a fast paced, hard hitting series of confrontations and gut wrenching situations that you have come to expect in this series. Definitely a MUST READ!

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  • Olivia
  • Saint Cloud, FL, United States
  • 11-25-11

This series just keeps getting better!

At first I wasn't sure how I felt about the author switching his focus on a supporting character from the Monster Hunter series, but it was genious and I hope he continues writing this way. I'm a huge fan and can't wait to see what's next!

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  • Flavius
  • Morro Bay, CA, United States
  • 10-16-11

A Solid Offering

Monster Hunter Alpha continues building the "Monster Hunter" universe, broadening it further than the two books which precede it, Monster Hunter International & Monster Hunter Vendetta.
Although this is the third book in the series, it functions pretty well on its own.
I liked this book, despite not being crazy about the protagonist, Earl Harbinger. I was fine with him as a side-character, but he's more fully addressed in this installment.
The writing is largely good, although the Correia's characters tend to be two-dimensional, with the good guys being good and the bad guys bad. This is not to say that Correia can't evoke sympathy for his villains.
This was my least favorite of the Monster Hunter books so far, but it moves quickly, and gets better toward the middle.

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  • Ann
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 09-11-11

You feel like you're there!

This is an incredible series of books. I've come to truly appreciate how critical the narrator is to an audio version of a story no matter how wonderful the written version may be. This narrator makes you see what's going on and feel the fun and horror of the story. I have become totally immersed each time and look forward to each episode with great anticipation. A stellar performance each time and wonderful story lines make this series one you shouldn't miss.

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  • Corey
  • Brookyln, NY, United States
  • 09-07-11

Could have been better

I really love the author and the series as a hole, but I only kinda liked this book. I feel as if this book was uninspired it felt like 30 days of night with werewolves with a splash of zombie action. The plot really felt tired and didn't draw me in, don't get me wrong the book has some very good parts , but their overshadowed by an overall lackluster performance.

I'm just gonna come out and say it Earl is a great supporting character, but he is a very weak leading man. Almost all the other characters in this book were way more interesting with one exception I COULD NOT STAND THE FEMALE DEPUTY. I actually found myself rooting for the bad guys in this one for no other reason then they were interesting.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • De'Adre
  • decatur, TX, United States
  • 08-17-11

Loved it!!!!!

Have absolutely enjoyed the whole series! We're hooked when is the next one coming out?

2 of 4 people found this review helpful