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Monster Hunter Vendetta Audiobook

Monster Hunter Vendetta

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Publisher's Summary

Accountant turned professional monster hunter Owen Zastava Pitt managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones. The Condition is led by a fanatical necromancer known as the Shadow Man. The government wants to capture the Shadow Man and has assigned the enigmatic Agent Franks to be Owen's full-time bodyguard, which is a polite way of saying that Owen is monster bait.

With supernatural assassins targeting his family, a spy in their midst, and horrific beasties lurking around every corner, Owen and the staff of Monster Hunter International don't need to go hunting, because this time the monsters are hunting them. Fortunately, this bait is armed and very dangerous.

©2010 Larry Correia (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This lighthearted, testosterone-soaked sequel to 2009's Monster Hunter International will delight fans of action horror with elaborate weaponry, hand-to-hand combat, disgusting monsters, and an endless stream of blood and body parts." (Publishers Weekly)

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    D. Crozier 01-08-14
    D. Crozier 01-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Whispersync finally available"
    Any additional comments?

    Finally! While books 1, 3, and 4 in the series have been available with Whispersync for some time, this title was strangely absent until early in December. Weighing in at 23 hours, the heftiest of any of the Correia novels so far, Whispersync was a must.

    I tend to do a lot of research before starting a new series, and Correia's books were no different. Thanks to the many helpful Audible listener reviews, I knew that some listeners and readers had complained about the verbosity of Correia's early writing, and that's one of my pet peeves in reading or listening. I was in the middle of listening to the Hyperion books at the time, and the excessive attention to mundane details was growing highly annoying.

    Because of that, I opted to start with the first Grimnoir book of Correia's, rather than the slightly-earlier-in-his-career Monster Hunter. It's still no slouch at 16 hours, but Correia (or perhaps his editor) was learning to tighten up the writing to achieve the right balance between detail and velocity. Because it was such an incredible listen, I decided to give the Monster Hunter series a try. But to soften the blow of a 21 hour book, I went with the Kindle Edition + Audible Whispersync combination. This was almost perfect, and I'll be hard-pressed to ever do another 15-hour or more Audible book unless I can Whispersync to the Kindle version. I listened to the excellent narration in the car, but moved forward at a faster pace when I was at home or lunch reading the ebook.

    When I finished the first Monster Hunter, I was all set to buy the rest of the series, because I knew I would be going all the way to the end. But alas! The second book (and second book only) wasn't available with Whispersync! I cried; I wept. I considered going forward with just the Audible version; I considered going forward with just the Kindle version; I considered buying both at full price/credit and manually jumping back and forth. But at the end of the day, the lack of Whispersync just caused me to move on and enjoy a number of other excellent books (and some not-so-excellent) from my Audible library.

    If it's not obvious by now, I'm a Whispersync junky. I'm almost always willing to pay a slight premium to have both text and audio versions available to jump back and forth. Not as much of a premium as they want, for instance, for the Star Wars books, but the $3-4 adder for Correia's books is just right.

    So when I found that Vendetta with Whispersync was available in early December, I was elated and purchased both versions immediately.

    If I was reviewing just the Audible version alone, I'd give it:

    * 5 stars for story
    * 5 stars for narration
    * 3 stars overall

    As you might expect, the points off would be for the slow pacing and verbosity. There are certainly areas where the attention to detail becomes overwhelming, especially for the audio version. I don't consider this nearly as much of an issue for a print or ebook version since I can read so rapidly. But when I'm bottlenecked by the narration, I become impatient.

    With Whispersync, I'm much happier, and I'll add back in a star. I'm still going to dock it slightly for the verbosity, but I'm thankful that Correia has improved this aspect in later novels.

    Story? Amazing as always, although I must confess that I felt slightly cheated by the conclusion.
    Narration - Perfect. No complaints there.

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    Lannita SunShine State 01-07-14
    Lannita SunShine State 01-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Good One for Larry Correia"

    Vendetta, the second in the Monster Hunter series is very good, action packed...easily keeping my interest. The narrator was exceptional. The plot and character development was done well. I liked that you got to know and understand Myers and Franks a little better in this installment. As I have others by Larry Correia, I would highly recommend this book. The only complaint I have is that there was QUITE a bit more heavy hitting cursing in this novel than his previous ones. I am an adult, so normally I can over look it, but for me, it seemed a bit too gratuitous.

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    leif salinas, CA 93906 01-03-14
    leif salinas, CA 93906 01-03-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great series, It has non stoping action."
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It almost made me cry, Damn good book.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is the best I ever read.

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    D. in Dallas Dallas 11-25-13
    D. in Dallas Dallas 11-25-13 Listener Since 2006
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    "Monsters Beware!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Monster Hunter Vendetta?

    The last scene with the tree was pretty cool.


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

    The narrator does a great job with voicing the characters and keeping their voices constant throughout the story. He also doesn't overdo it. It's just right and fits the story type.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    There's lots of stuff about guns. Lots. No, seriously....lots. I don't know anything about guns. But thankfully, I've learned the skill of 'skimming' audio books. I didn't mind because I like following the adventures of MHI.

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    Heather Turiello Overland Park, KS USA 10-12-13
    Heather Turiello Overland Park, KS USA 10-12-13 Member Since 2008
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    "More Monsters and Heroes! Fun sequel!"
    If you could sum up Monster Hunter Vendetta in three words, what would they be?

    Picking up right where MHI #1 leaves off, this second book in the series is loaded with all kinds of monster fun. Again, Owen Pitt and his team of monster hunters are on the front line defending the whole world from a global extinction event. After MHI interfered with the Condition’s attempt to take over the Earth, Owen ends up on the bad side of the Overlord. There’s a bounty on his head and the book starts out fast and never lets up. We learn a little more about Franks, who ends up being one of the most interesting characters in the story. Silly and fun, the series reminds me of Disney’s The Incredibles.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 08-07-13
    Elisabeth STANTON, CA, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2009
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    "The Old Ones Are Back and They're Pissed"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the characters are really fun. Some new characters are introduced: badass gnomes, Melvin the internet troll, and Mr. Trashbags, to name a few.


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

    Only this series, and he does a great job.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are a lot of laughs. Skippy gets his revenge. The orcs get to go to a rock concert.


    Any additional comments?

    Some great lines. "Just a flesh wound." "Who are these weirdos and why do they keep calling me War Chief." Then there is the intrepid Agent Franks; the only one who would tell a werewolf to 'sit' or 'stay'.

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    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 04-14-13
    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Hilarious!"

    This second MHI book is awesome. It had me laughing out loud,and i don't laugh at just anything. This book continues with some bad ass monsters and demons trying to wipe out some of MHI's best. But it also will finally tell us where internet spam comes from, the secret lives of garden gnomes,and online trolls.

    Awesome story,funny listen,get it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Nelson Marietta, GA, United States 03-25-13
    Dave Nelson Marietta, GA, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2017
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    "I want to read more like this"

    Oliver Wyman returns to narrate the second book in Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter Vendetta, book 2 in the Monster Hunter series of books. He continues doing a great job with all of the accents and odd speech patterns.

    The bad guys in this book take a huge jump up the scary scale. Owen and the other Monster Hunters of MHI are up for the challenge.

    I am really enjoying these books and am looking forward to more.

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    Jim EVANSDALE, IOWA, United States 03-06-13
    Jim EVANSDALE, IOWA, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Keeps getting better."

    This book series is quickly becoming my guilty pleasure. After wondering if I should even continue with Book one, I stuck with it and become more and more enjoyable. I immediately downloaded this book and now the third as well.

    It's cringingly corny at times, but the overall plot and the awesome bad guys makes up for it. In fact, I'm starting to feel the cheesy-ness adds to the whole charm.

    If you are looking for a simple adventure to escape into, with comic books style action, the world of Monster Hunter International is a great place.

    The voice performance is very consistent and very well done. It really adds to the quality of this title.

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    MARCIA 03-05-13
    MARCIA 03-05-13
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    "LOVE IT LOTS OF FUN AND ACTION"
    Would you listen to Monster Hunter Vendetta again? Why?

    YES


    What other book might you compare Monster Hunter Vendetta to and why?

    NONE IT HAS ITS OWN STYLE


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

    I CAN'T IMAGINE ANYONE DOING A BETTER JOB. HIS VOICES ARE VERY IMAGINATIVE ESPECIALLY OF THE MONSTERS


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    SOMETIMES LAUGH, SOMETIMES CRINGE


    Any additional comments?

    PLAN TO LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE SERIES

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