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Monster Hunter International Audiobook

Monster Hunter International

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - Quick, who directed The Evil Dead? What action hero starred in The Blob? Which movie studio became synonymous with horror for producing Frankenstein and The Wolf Man? If you can answer these questions correctly, you'll likely be thrilled with Monster Hunter International. B-movie aficionados know there's a fine line between gleefully gory camp and flat-out dross. Not to worry, Monster Hunter International knows the line. Oliver Wyman brings just the right amount of bombastic, smirking swagger to this story of big guns, big action, and a heck of a lot of monsters. —Michael

Publisher's Summary

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.

It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

It's actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries-old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way.

With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves. Business is good.... Welcome to Monster Hunter International.

©2009 Larry Correia (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Malonejr 06-12-15
    Malonejr 06-12-15 Member Since 2017

    I've told you once.

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    "Unexpected entertainment"
    If you could sum up Monster Hunter International in three words, what would they be?

    Good old enjoyment


    What did you like best about this story?

    it is a different point of view on the genre


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    consistency in diction and reading ability


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Arsonor Atlanta, GA USA 06-07-15
    Arsonor Atlanta, GA USA 06-07-15 Member Since 2015

    Doug

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    "Great story!"

    First entry into the MHI universe and a great lighthearted story of monsters and gunplay. If you like realistic weapons minutia and stories of rampaging monsters getting blown up with said high tech weapons, this is for you.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Bridges 06-03-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great"

    Great science fiction. Has to be one of my favorites. Listened to it like 6 times this last few years

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karina 04-02-15
    Karina 04-02-15
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    "Good first foray into the world of Larry Correia"

    Definitely an interesting listen as we traveled across America. While the pace varied, there weren't any particularly dragging chapters; the flow of the novel kept us interested and awaiting more.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Kamara Maryland 03-29-15
    J. Kamara Maryland 03-29-15 Member Since 2017

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    "Outstanding book"

    This book was so much fun. I was never board . There wasn't a place in the storyline that lagged. And later question I had got answered within the story. There was lots of humor and the characters were great. There were twist and turns to the story too. I knew I was going to get the next in the series. I think also that the performance was excellent and spot on. He did a lot to enhance the story and portray what the writer must have meant. I loved it!!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy MEMPHIS, TN, United States 03-28-15
    Dorothy MEMPHIS, TN, United States 03-28-15 Member Since 2009
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    "great book"

    I loved it and surprisingly so did my teenage son.
    waiting for next the installment

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James 03-15-15
    James 03-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, good narration."

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. I searched for awhile trying to find a series that would be entertaining. Cant wait to listen to the remaining books. I couldn't put it down until the book was finished.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Raja' Amman, Jordan 03-10-15
    Raja' Amman, Jordan 03-10-15 Member Since 2011

    Work in clinical trials. I love books alot. I like developing myslf and improving my skills. Enjoy detective mysteries and self helps :)

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    "loved it"

    amusing listen, keeps you going to the end. it incorporates different elements: violence, humor and fantasy.

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    LBF 03-07-15
    LBF 03-07-15
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    "Best action fantasy I ever read"

    This s is the best action fantasy I ever read. A page turner for action fantasy fans. Larry Correia is awesome. Keep them coming.

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    BigBlue 02-27-15
    BigBlue 02-27-15
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    "AWSOME"

    The book was full of action and hard to put down! The narrator was great as well! I would recommend this book..

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Moonface
    Buildwas, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "They Shoot Monsters, Don't They?"

    This was a great surprise! It's a really great action / adventure fantasy novel which doesn't pretend to be anything other than it is. Just sit back and listen to the great narration by Oliver Wyman as the adventure washes over you. I know a lot of people out there have issues with Larry Correia's gun lovin' attitudes and obvious political opinions but if you can get over that then you'll really enjoy this book (and the rest in the series). It's fun, it goes bang, it has monsters and then the monsters go bang!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    5/10/13
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    "Fantastic, the hunt is on!"

    This is a face paced story, although you need to get over the fact that you will know your guns by the end. The Hero Owen Z Pitt is both funny, humble, arrogant and fantastically violent. The rest of the gang is just brilliant and the banter will keep you giggling, The story has enough complexity to keep your interest and the characters are sufficiently rounded for you to care what happens to them. Urban fantasy at its best!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Donal
    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
    4/3/11
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    "Hmm, interesting!"

    A good story, densely plotted, and a great reading by Oliver Wyman makes for an enthralling listen. So why only three stars? Well, partly because I think the book could have done with some stricter editing. It's a long, long journey with a number of diversions which, though entertaining, would have improved the pace of the book by their absence.
    But the main reason for my docking two stars from my review is the barely hidden subtext. Anyone with any understanding of the last decade will spot the right-wing, redneck militia-leaning protagonists. For 'monsters' read 'terrorists' and for 'Monster Hunter International' read 'Anti Government vigilante militias' who operate on the basis that 'my gun is bigger than yours'. It was as if the author was channeling the spirits of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld as he wrote.
    I realise that for many this aspect is probably an attractive and positive part of the story, but it left me feeling slightly uncomfortable while enjoying the mayhem. It is possible to write exciting monster hunting and supernatural mayhem books. I need only mention Jim Butcher and early Laurell K Hamilton as prime examples of politically neutral masters of the genre.

    Having said all that, I'll still go for the second volume!

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • ben
    Maghera, United Kingdom
    5/9/12
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    "Decent"

    A fairly simple book, but entertaining nontheless. Ideal for those listening to a book while doing something slightly distracting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • goldmoonstorm
    london
    3/1/17
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    "Loved it!"

    Loved this book escapism at its best.. story moved with pace.. and what a narrator!! Fantastic! .. he had each voice and accents perfect , you could clearly distinguish the many characters..his narrative of chapter 22 was so good I felt I was there in that dark damp swamp in the heat of the battle. .. it didn't get the full 5 stars only because the authors obvious love of guns did get a bit tiresome but that's the only minus point... at over 20 hours it in no way felt like it! Highly recommend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher Young
    UK
    10/15/16
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    "Full of action"

    Really enjoyable story, lots of action and of course loads of guns! Very good narration and I eventually even became used to the American accent. Well worthwhile

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Breen
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    9/16/16
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    "great performance, fun writing"

    great humour and a fun writing style but I think the characters are a bit over powered.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
    3/8/12
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    "I think this simply wasn't for me"

    Having listened to this I think I simply don't like the protagonist. I'm sure the whole macho shoot first think eventually thing will appeal to some but didn't for me. I found myself constantly hoping that something would manage to kill pitt for good which sadly didn't happen.

    The unhealthy obsession with guns, barely hidden political views and telegraphing of events to come throughout the book left me disappointed. This was topped off by one of the most inexplicable romance angles I have ever listened to and terrible attempts to build emotion with characters before something dreadful happened to them.

    However it's all fine because guns are cool, especially if you are shooting guns and even more so if you are shooting them at something that doesn't require a moral justification on if its right or wrong. I will be sticking with Harry Dresden where good story, character development and well written action blend together into an interesting and gripping read. It's a shame this book lacks any of those.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Paul A. Adams
    7/31/17
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    "Wasn't what I was expecting"

    I have read a few of Larry's books (in the magic universe). I almost stopped reading this is I am not into werewolves and vampires. But about. 20% in I got into it. Now I am hooked on the characters and what will happen in the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • bobbi1002
    7/21/17
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Monster Hunter International to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print edition so am unable to make a comparison


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

    There are a few parts in the book that are memorable but as I would rather not give the plot away I wont go into detail, but the 5 minute time slip was a memorable part of the storyline


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

    am currently listening to Monster Hunter Vendetta and its looking to be as good as the first


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book and am also enjoying the second in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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