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Publisher's Summary

Two multiple New York Times best-selling authors team up to expand Larry Correia's Monster Hunter universe!

When marine private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to heaven, which, while nice, might be a little boring, or return to earth. The Boss has a mission for him, and he's to look for a sign. He's a marine: He'll choose the mission.

Unfortunately, the sign he's to look for is "57". Which, given the food services contract in Bethesda Hospital, creates some difficulty. Eventually it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called Monster Hunters International and protect people from things that go bump in the night. From there, things trend downhill.

Monster Hunter Memoirs is the (mostly) true story of the life and times of one of MHI's most effective - and flamboyant - hunters. Protips for up-and-coming hunters range from how to dress appropriately for jogging (low-profile body armor and multiple weapons) to how to develop contacts among the Japanese yakuza to why it's not a good idea to make billy goat jokes to trolls.

Grunge harkens back to the Golden Days of Monster Hunting, when Reagan was in office, Ray and Susan Shackleford were top hunters, and Seattle sushi was authentic.

©2016 Larry Correia and John Ringo (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Disappointed

I love the MHI series. This one, not so much. I really got tired of Chad's sexcapades. It would have been much better if the authors would have built the Lt. Shaw and Chad relationship. The book just kind of wandered. Not as good as the previous books.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Not good

I had to fight the urge to just stop listening to this book. At the time, I just didn't have anything else to listen to, so I kept going. My hope for some climatic pay-off died along with some 2-dimensional side character.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Wow. Horrible.

I love the MHI books. This new character is absurdly a Mary Sue. In addition, the whole Japanese flavor is so stupid it hurts to hear. The stories are boring. Further when Chad testified before the Senate committee, I laughed at how poorly worded it was.

This character is just so two dimensional. I mean, after a couple years of working for MHI he is testifying on behalf of MHI to the Senate? He is pretty much acting like the leader of the whole shabang. Earl hopefully murders him.

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Great performance by narrator but boring story.

Story was mediocre if not boring. The lore wasn't as captivating as other books who have monsters and creatures in them.

I also can't stand Chad's (main character) accent, it annoys me every time I have to hear him speak but the narroyor does do a good job voicing all of the characters.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Poor writing

Get rid of the juvenile approach to the main character's relations with women it would have been better. But it is very sexist boring. What a disappointment since I love the true mhi books

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Meh

I finished the book but I won’t buy anymore of them. The writing is hung up on tech details and thin on character. The protagonist, Chad, is not a relatable character, he’s too “everything “. Too witty,charming, intelligent, lucky. So the book is just meh, light fluffy and ultimately forgettable, I recommend you not bother with it.

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Embarrassing

Took all the awesome world building of the previous books and made it into a joke. The Microsoft and Princess subplots made me wish I'd never listened to it. These were plots devised by high school RPG nerds, not professional writers. This is my second, and last, John Ringo book. I hope this isn't the new direction of MHI or I'll need to stop listening. The reader was awesome as always but the story was an embarrassment.

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Always enjoy these stories but this one was ..

Always enjoy these stories but this one was a little forced. it was more of a collection of short stories then a novel. But again if you enjoyed the previous books you'll like this one as well.

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Very disappointed.

This was a tough one to finish. I have been a huge fan of the Monster Hunter series and Larry Correa's work until this point. I can't say for certain or if it was the dual authors or simply the side step of the story.
My thoughts were repeated through every chapter. " I get it! Chad is a horny badass genius with mommy issues."
I'm not sure if I'll pick up the next book in the series.

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Meh

The premise of the story is interesting and the narrator was good. I just didn't like the main character... at all. The only reason I finished this book is so I could use it for my goodreads goal.

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  • bobbi1002
  • 04-11-18

great series

Very much enjoyed this (Grunge) and the second book (Sinners) which left quite a few questions unanswered, however, having just gone onto the writers blog I see that there will be a third and last book in the series which I hope will answer the queries in my other review. It seems the last book 'Saints' will be released in July 2018. :)

Love the narration by oliver wyman, really grabs your attention. There are some very funny one liners and laugh out loud moments in both books.

Overall, I have enjoyed the series of monster hunter books and hope they will continue

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  • r
  • 04-01-18

loved it

Well written and engaging story with plenty of detail even when you don't want it :-)

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  • Allan
  • 08-05-17

Good story

Good story with some good laughs and some really interesting story telling well worth listening to

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  • Marg Pelenyi
  • 08-14-16

NEXT!

The ending is to die for! And the beginning and the middle. it's hilarious all the way through. I love the monster hunter world. The narration is top notch. And guys there is some serious emotional manipulation too. Can't wait for the next installment!

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  • Andrew
  • 03-05-17

MHI in the '80s

Chad and the flaming warthogs rock the '80s old school. killing vamps and warewolves for fun and a big payday