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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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A modern company of Van helsings

An interesting storyline with fun, quirky characters. some of the battle scene descriptions seemed to go on longer than necessary, but overall, lots of action.

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A Really Pleasant Surprise

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

I have to say this story really pleasantly surprised me. The first opening chapters are pretty hokey, and set up a B-movie horror tone that initially put me off. But I decided to give the story a chance and keep going, and I was really glad I did. By chapter 2 the world was expanding, bringing in lots of interesting and unique characters, fleshing out the protagonists and gradually introducing us to the world of monster hunting. The further you go the more details the story works in, with a real pseudo-science flair that gives the story a solid ground to work from, even as all sorts of fantasy terms and creatures are showing up. <br/><br/>The action scenes are top notch and complex, with lots of detailed gun play, monsters, and characters all working together. But even the most chaotic battle scenes aren't hard to follow thanks to the concise writing and skilled narration. <br/><br/>The story is dark, and creepy, and has tons of gore and ooze- but it always has such irresistible charm. It reals you in with it's memorable side characters, grotesque monsters, and surprising twists- and before you know it you're 15 chapters in and you can't put it down.<br/><br/>I really can't talk about the monsters and guns enough- they are such an integral part of the story and it really shows the author loved writing about them. Every claw, scale, fang and tentacle is dripping with dark detail and gruesome purpose. And I really loved how the monsters themselves all drew on popular horror tropes, but with a new twist that made this story feel unique. The guns, on the other hand, are a real learning experience. The author clearly did a lot of research for this series- going into all the little bits and pieces of character's individual firearms. They aren't just "guns," they're an extension of the characters that own them, and they make our heroes feel even more unique and interesting. <br/><br/>There were weak parts to the book though. Romantic themes in the book are pretty heavy handed, and don't add a whole lot to the overall plot. And while I liked the overall writing of the book, the dialogue really left a lot to be desired. There were a fair amount of corny one liners and dramatic proclamations that made parts feel more like a campy action movie. Those were the hardest parts to listen to, for me anyway. <br/><br/>This story was just a complete blast to listen to, and if you're looking for something fun, with mature themes, but not too complex- then I would highly recommend it.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved how the story tied up all of it's loose ends. There is a wide cast of characters and lots of different plot lines- but none of them get lost, or fall by the wayside. Everyone gets a chance to shine and have a satisfying character ark, and all the questions get answered. If you only want to listen to this one story you could, but it opens up so many different possibilities for larger world building that you want to know more.

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

Oliver does a great job giving every character a really distinct voice. Some narrators have trouble differentiating between different accents, but he gives everyone their own personality and "voice." He also does a great job bringing the monsters and action to life- drawing you in and really enthralling you in the darkest parts of the story. <br/>

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

It was honestly hard to put down. I drive for a living, and I found I could put this book on in the morning and listen to it for an entire day without stepping away.

Any additional comments?

If you give this story a chance I think you'll really be pleasantly surprised by it and get wrapped up in it's dark and exciting world.

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What a rush, with plenty of non stop action.

Great characters and inventive plot and plenty of non stop mayhem. Excellent narration. ....thoroughly enjoyable. Will definitely get the next installment.

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Awesome!

I had this book on my wish list for a while, hesitated on purchasing it for a while just because of the cover art but it had great reviews. Finally purchased it and completely loved it! The story started out great and never slowed with its momentum! Great story telling and plot! Just downloaded the second book and can't wait!

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One of the all-time best books of this genre

Great story-line with a plot that takes you down several paths without being disjointed. Owen, the main character is likable and funny. Fantastic action. The first hour will have you on your seat edge!
Oliver Wyman does a masterful job at narration bringing the characters to life in your minds eye and makes the different characters distinct, all with enjoyable personalities.

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A lot of battles!

Was a great book. I really loved it but it is definitely not a romance. Lots and lots of fighting so if you like your fight scenes this is the book for you. Narrator did a great job.

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a wild adventure!

This was a hard one to stop listening to. I love the characters and the story.

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Great pacing, story, & narration

Worth the listen. The story constantly moves forward. The characters are likable. The narrator does a great job. All in all, an absolutely great audiobook!

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  • A. Bigge
  • Evansville, IN United States
  • 07-12-16

Excellent story, accurately depicted weapons

This is a great entry into action fantasy. The pace is quick. The action sequences are detailed. And the weapons described are correctly detailed.

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Much better than expected

What did you love best about Monster Hunter International?

Was not expecting much from this book (got it on sale and was in the mood for a light read to make a long car trip bearable). However, it was one of the better action/adventure/monster books I've ever read, with a very cool setting, interesting characters, and, above all, excellent action scenes.

What did you like best about this story?

The author seems to know guns very well, and it was refreshing to see them portrayed in a realistic manner - so many adventure authors seem to feature guns and gunplay as core elements of their stories while doing virtually NO research as to how they actually work in the real world. Having characters actually have to worry about things such as reloading, effective ranges, bullet penetration, etc. was refreshing in a genre where so many characters load "bullets" into shotguns and effortlessly make 200 yard shots in the dark from a moving vehicle with a handgun.

Which scene was your favorite?

It's hard to pick a favorite moment from this book, but there is a little bit of everything to be had here - action, romance, humor, character development, and some moments that are genuinely emotional, suspenseful, and/or engrossing.

Any additional comments?

My only real complaint about this book is the somewhat awkward way profanity is dealt with. It's almost as if the author originally wrote it for adults and then changed his mind and did a poor job of find/replacing the profanity with more innocuous comments. A character will use a very childish insult in one sentence and then call someone a s***head the next. If he had picked one and stuck with it it wouldn't be as noticeable, but the juxtaposition really makes it hard to miss after a few chapters.

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