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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

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    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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    • Ore
    • 08/04/2019

    cant finish it

    extremely cheesy very predictable and over exaggerated. I couldn't stop rolling my eyes at the scenes and thinking yo myself that if this book can sale and make money than I should be an author to because I guarantee you I can be more creative than this story is. Narrator was ok so I'll give performance a par level 3 stars

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    • Track these
    • 13/12/2016

    Enjoyable series

    11/2018 Editing my review--I'm now many books into the series and it has improved. I enjoy the team's dynamics and the world they live in is very creative. Just be careful not to get the knock-off fan-fic titles that can be easily mistaken for the originals since the have Larry Correia's name on them as well as the author's

    Would you try another book from Larry Correia and/or Oliver Wyman?
    I purchased the 2nd book in the series before listening to the first, based solely on Audible ratings. Not sure I would have purchased it if I waited until after listening to the first.

    Would you recommend Monster Hunter International to your friends? Why or why not?
    I would recommend it to those that have a great interest and knowledge of weaponry...for me the amount of the story spent on describing, in detail, the weapons made my brain tune out.

    Any additional comments?
    While listening to this title I frequently realized it had become background noise and I wasn't really listening. Sometimes I rewound. Sometimes I didn't rewind and I didn't feel like I missed anything. On the plus side, he characters were engaging and I was very interested in their stories and rooted for their survival.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 16/04/2020

    I freaking fell in love!

    This is one of the best books, best narrator performance ........just the best! I'm hooked and I'm about to voraciously listen my way through anything by Larry Correia and narrated by Oliver Wyman! Oliver Wyman Rocks!

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    • Konstantin
    • 17/02/2012

    Suprizingly entertaining

    Why should I buy this book? A valid question I had to ask myself when I was reading the description. Let's face it, if you like werewolfs, zombies, vampires etc. then the title alone was sufficient to suck you in. However, if you, like me, were looking for something in the science fiction genre and was surprised to find this so highly rated and furthermore having great reviews by most that read it then I will answer the other question: How can it be?
    How can it be that a book that talks about vampires, guns and gore is so highly regarded? How can it be that a book that has a story out of every other book in this genre is so entertaining? How can people like such literature?
    Let me tell you something. There is a lot worse out there and this book is actually an oasis among them. The reasons are clear to me and they boil down to this: A cult classic B-rated movie. For those that have seen The Blob or any of the Evil Dead movies this is the feeling you get out of this. Something so bad it is actually good. Let's look at the list.
    Monsters out of handbook. Check. Endless beating of main character throughout the book (if you don't like him I would say this is a big plus). Check. Reminding us how awesome he is. Check. Anti-goverment remarks at every chapter (can't wait for a movie to play the drinking game). Check. Classic boy meets girl theme. Check. I can go on and on.
    And yet we also see clear writing without straining the language and without taking the reader for a fool. Many different locations and a story that is not boring one bit from start to finish. Entertaining. Good jokes, some I have heard before but the context makes them better. Added bonus - great voice acting by Oliver Wyman.
    This is not a masterpiece for sure but I sometimes want something entertaining that I can relax with. This series provides me that pleasure and therefore adds something to the world.

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    • Czocchi
    • 01/07/2016

    Dialogue wanting, but decent narrator

    This was a big commitment and with the reviews, I thought it would be solid. The narrator, often sounding like Nick Offerman, I thought I'd give it a try. The story offered a fantasy based typical hero who doesn't know he's a hero, with classic guides, love interests and teams. I often felt, though, like I was listening to a low budget shootem up film dialogue with cliché fighting dialogue. It was entertaining enough to get me through the first one, but I'm not interested in any sequels.

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    • Randall
    • 29/06/2018

    My second Monster Hunter book


    This is my second Monster Hunter book and the first in this series. My first read ( or listen ) was Monster Hunter Memoirs Grunge and that was really cheesy, with a main character who was a real douche. This book seems to have a little of the same problem with it's main character , but not nearly to the same degree. This story was well thought out and has several likable monster hunters and monsters. There is non stop action and a variety of cool monsters. I think it became a bit unbelievable when the main characters keep miraculously surviving unsurvivable situations. Having said this I might give book number two a try also.

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    • Mekpilot
    • 26/11/2011

    Did not meet my expectations, thankfully!

    I originally purchased this book when I saw it "on the cheap" on one of Audbiles specials. I had the lowest of expectations just judging from the cover art and the name of the book but as I drive allot and the price was right I figured I would give it a try.
    MUCH to my delight this was a fun, action packed and funny as hell book. I ended up well hooked on the series and have now read them all. Larry has a good imagination and a heck of a sick sense of humor, which I can relate to.
    Bottom line............Loved it.

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    • M. Doherty
    • 26/09/2017

    Ok monster story to pass the time.

    This came up as an Audible recommendation because I've listened to a bunch of fantasy and sci-fi books. I would say it was just "ok".
    The whole 'giant of a man who's a lovable oaf/teddy bear who can rip your head off/immediately falls in love with the hottest girl in the whole book and acts sheepishly awkward around her at every interaction but isn't afraid of vampires or other monsters' got pretty old pretty fast. I found myself rolling my eyes and sighing out loud in every scene with those two characters. I even made gagging sounds a few times.
    The monster action and fight scenes were interesting, but I found the narrator to be at little too melodramatic and slow for my taste.

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    • Travis
    • 24/06/2018

    Harry Potter for morons

    The crazy thing is that it's fairly well written. It's an enjoyable and engaging read, but constantly annoying. The story is half love story and half monster murderfest.

    The romance is clunky and devoid of any actual romance, making it completely unclear why the two are in love other than mutual interests. It's as if the author forgets that women make choices and that those choices need to be backed up with logic and/or emotion to make sense. This wouldn't be so bad if the story didn't reinforce how powerful this love was. If the love two people share is strong enough to save the world, you would expect as a reader to believe in that love and have an emotional investment.

    The murderfest is almost completely cliche. The big bad is essentially a ball of shadow (with the word shadow as part of his name) and the enemies are all worthy of eye-rolls. There's even a Nazi vampire. The secret world of monster hunting, obvious prophecy reveals, and gee-gollyism of the main character are all painfully reminiscent of mediocre YA. The one truly great aspect of the book was everything surrounding the company's pilot, Skippy. Everything even remotely related to Skippy is solid gold. There's also an aspect of the story called "Abomination." Despite the corny name, it's awesome.

    Again, the writing is good... It's just that some of the concepts are really stupid and childish. If you're a thirteen years old boy unsure of your own masculinity or you just don't read many books, you might love it. If you read often, this will feel like a waste of time.

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    • Mariya Joldzic
    • 01/04/2011

    Killin’s my business and business is fine

    This audiobook has monsters of impossible, mind-bending proportions. The main villain, the “Cursed One,” is not just a mwahaha villain – we also get inside his head through his memories in Owen’s ghost-guided dream/nightmares that recall C.O.’s journey from a “mean son-of-a-bitch” conquistador to one very megalomaniacal, unearthly, tentacled, flesh-wriggling being who is intent of stopping time itself. I think I’m in love with Owen Z. Pitt, who’s inherently epic, but it’s hard to let the listener know how epic Owen is through first-person narration without it sounding over-the-top or silly. Like when a master vampire tells Owen he has the strongest will of any mortal she’s ever met, or when one guys says to the other that he shouldn’t mess with Owen because he has “one hundred pounds of muscle” on him. Or worse yet, when Julie reads his file and we find out Owen’s a marksman/genius. This book is cliché in the best way possible. It's like 1 part monsterish gore, 1 part comedy, and 1 part all sorts of artillery. It's like Hot Fuzz.

    Oliver Wyman is great. This is the first time I heard him read, and his style is perfect for Monster Hunter International. He has a rather macho tone with just a bit of immaturity, and again, the term “epic” comes to mind to describe his style. His reading of female voices didn’t make me burst out laughing, which is what usually happens when I listen to male narrators read girls’ voices. The only thing that jarred me was how seriously Oliver Wyman took those vocal direction. I usually comment on whether narrators do a good or bad job at distinguishing internal monologue with external speak when audiobooks are in first-person, like this one. The listener has no problem with distinguishing the two in Monster Hunter International, because Oliver Wyman reads the directions in a rather calm soft voice, while reading the actual words with the proper emphasis, instead of splitting the two.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 02/09/2019

    gunslinging libertarian male power fantasy

    all of the above. I could have lived with it, if the book where well written, the plot captivating, unfortunately no. this is the first time, i had to stop midway, and google the author, his political commentary is just so hamfisted that I had to find out what the deal is...He is, I kid you not, a gunshop owning libertarian - lets say googling his real life shenanigans was so much more entertaining than the book.

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    • eva
    • 19/04/2015

    spannend und witzig!

    Auf welchen Platz würden Sie Monster Hunter International auf Ihrer Hörbuch-Bestenliste setzen?

    auf den vorderen plätzen

    Welche Figur hat Ihnen am besten gefallen? Warum?

    der hauptdarsteller, weil sehr plakativ dargestellt

    Wie hat Ihnen Oliver Wyman als Sprecher gefallen? Warum?

    sehr gut, weil er jedem charakter seine eigene sprache gegeben hat.

    Hätten Sie das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem Rutsch durchgehört?

    ich hab es in einem rutsch durchgehört..... :D

    Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

    wer spannende und witzige fantasy liebt, der wird auch dieses hörbuch lieben.

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    • Jeanette Wette
    • 25/11/2020

    Cheap Gun-Fetish fantasy trash

    After being made aware of Correia on a Jim Butcher forum, I thought I’d give him a try, but this is just some fan-fic amateur level conglomerate of gun fetishizing and right-wing fantasy fulfillment. Don’t waste your money on this as I did...

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    • Max
    • 04/05/2018

    Redneck Percy Jackson mit schwächen

    Das Hörbuch hat mich unterhalten, ich werde aber den zweiten Teil nicht kaufen. Das Universum des Buches gefällt mir, die Charaktere bleiben aber zweidimensional und flach. Gerade die Liebesbeziehung wirkt aufgezwungen und auch mehr als unlogisch.

    Minimaler Spoiler: Ich habe immer wieder darauf gewartet das sich rausstellt das sich der „love interest“ des Hauptcharakters als einer der Bösen rausstellt oder verhext wurde und deswegen so auf den Hauptcharakter abfährt. Leider Fehlanzeige.

    Auch der Hauptcharakter leidet daran das er ein bisschen zu „krass“ ist. Keine deutliche Schwächen, der absolut beste Schütze, super schlau, übernatürliche Fähigkeiten, von allen guten geliebt von allen bösen gehasst und so weiter… das macht das Ganze ein bisschen langweilig. Die einzige „schwäche“ die Owen laut Buch hat ist das er sich schlecht verbal ausdrücken kann. Das wird aber ungefähr so umgesetzt wie z.B. ein Charakter der behauptet schlecht in Mathe zu sein und dann zwei Seiten später im „Good Will Hunting“ Stil Gleichungen löst.

    Ob es moralisch okay ist das das Buch manchmal ein bisschen zu stark die Meinung vertritt Probleme mit den Fäusten statt mit dem Mund zu klären lasse ich mal unangetastet.
    Es ist ja schließlich ein Aktion-Roman und keine Philosophie-Vorlesung, daher störte mich das persönlich nicht.

    Der Sprecher ist gut bis okay, gerade am Anfang wirkt er als hätte er vor dem Lesen eine Valium eingeworfen. Ein Kampf ums nackte überleben muss doch mit ein bisschen Elan und Schwung erzählt werden, nicht als würde man gerade die Einkaufsliste von letzter Woche vorlesen. Alle Ereignisse werden in dem immer gleichen Ton vorgetragen, das fand ich zu Anfang etwas enttäuschend, gegen Ende hatte ich mich aber daran gewöhnt.

    Fazit: Das Buch ist okay. Für Hörer die sich nicht daran stören wenn sich Charaktere und Motivationen in 2 Worte zusammen fassen lassen und eigentlich nur wissen wollen was passiert wenn man mit einer Pump Gun auf einen Werwolf schießt könnte dieses Hörbuch durchaus interessant sein.

    Etwas vergleichbares das mir besser gefallen hat wäre: God Touched: The Demon Accords

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    • Blaubär
    • 08/01/2013

    Utterly stupid crap

    I have to say I knew what I got myself into. A cheesy plot written by a right-wing gun-nut. I thougth "Cool. This could be fun!" I grossly underestimated my ability to turn off my brain and just listen to it. I quite liked "The Dresden Files" and other urban fantasy. I enjoy not-so-serious action-filled plots with the cool guy in the middle. I even like some David Weber Honorverse stuff so I thought I might be prepared! But not for this. Usually I go through with stuff I paid money for. But this one made me feel sick. This book is just full of the right-to-carry-guns nonsense to the limit. All federal government agents are incompetent, corrupt, waste money, get in the way of the "good guys from the private sector". A quite dislikeble and unbelievable dumb main character rounds the whole misery up. After the 20th time Correia describes how bad the government acts and openly endorses fiscal fraud I simply gave up. This is a book for the illiterate hillbilly who has an assault rifle under his pillow.

    Now if you are still interested, go on and listen to it. But you cannot say, that you haven't been warned.

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    • mhorrighan
    • 22/03/2021

    uuuuUUUUUUUGHHHHH....

    I have to admit that I did not listen to the whole audio book, mostly because the guy reading it sounds so unbelievably boring. The main character is supposed to be an energetic 24 year old man but the narrator sounds like a slow old grandpa sitting in his comfy chair telling a bedtime story.

    Then there is the story which is just so slow and the humor drags. I'm a big fan of the Dresden Files and that series is fast paced and funny and clever and I really hoped for something like that but nope, not a chance.

    Also the sexism... good grief. Every woman is either in the kitchen cokking her feelings or a literal goddess, reducing our main character to a mumbling mess. The stuff he says, woah. How he likes women in glasses, because he has a chance with them 'cause they can't see him? Dude, they are wearing glasses. They can see you!? And how real a person that special beauty is, not like actresses or models 'cause it seems like those are not real people but trees in meat suits? There is a whole lot of stupid in that book and I personally can only roll my eyes and grunt in annoyance so often before I have to stop and say, no thanks, next!