Monster

  • by A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet Monster. Meet Judy. Two humans who don't like each other much, but together must fight dragons, fire-breathing felines, trolls, Inuit walrus dogs, and a crazy cat lady - for the future of the universe.
Monster runs a pest-control agency. He's overworked and has domestic troubles - like having the girlfriend from hell.
Judy works the night shift at the local Food Plus Mart. Not the most glamorous life, but Judy is happy. No one bothers her, and if she has to spell things out for the night-manager every now and again, so be it.
But when Judy finds a Yeti in the freezer aisle eating all the Rocky Road, her life collides with Monster's in a rather alarming fashion. Because Monster doesn't catch raccoons; he catches the things that go bump in the night. Things like ogres, trolls, and dragons. Oh, and his girlfriend from Hell? She actually is from Hell.

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What the Critics Say

"Martinez pokes at big-picture questions, like the nature of the universe and the meaning of life, with abundant, zany humor in this charming tale." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Entertaining, but Overly Rushed

First, I want to say the book, on the whole, is really pretty good. It was entertaining and engaging. The concepts that are discussed and played with towards the end are extremely interesting.

However:

It was incredibly rushed past the initial set up. By rushed I don't mean 'fast paced' but rather too much crammed into too little time. He delves into the massive concepts in the last three hours of the book, really only the last hour and a half. The ending seems forced and, honestly, like Martinez got tired of writing the book.

All in all, I would give it a listen but it's certainly not in my top 10.
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- Charlie

A Fantastic Ride!

Such an amazing story! This clever and fun story did for Monsters what "Men in Black" did for aliens. This story had such a fun and eclectic cast of characters that I couldn't wait to jump in my car and hear more of this story. This is most definitely a fun book to read and laugh along to, so long as you don't mind a cynical jerk as your lead character. I got a kick out of it.
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios