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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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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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solid book

nothing mind blowing, just a solid story to keep you going. Cannot wait to keep going on the series

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Great Story

First time listening to a book by Larry Correia. I really enjoyed the story, and the narrator, Oliver, also did a terrific job... listening at 1.5x speed, otherwise the narration moves too slow. But the speed thing applies to most audio books.

For people who like this book, I would recommend the Zombie Fallout series by Mark Tuff, and I would recommend this book to people who liked that series. But seriously people, listen to your audio books at 1.5x and you will enjoy them much more.

I will continue to buy books in this series.

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