Monster Hunter Vendetta : Monster Hunter

  • by Larry Correia
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • Series: Monster Hunter
  • 21 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Exciting story, well told, with a great villain

If you could sum up Monster Hunter Vendetta in three words, what would they be?

World's best villain.

What did you like best about this story?

The villain in this story is great. He's cunning and powerful and, most importantly, understandable. He's a fantastic example of a man driven to evil, rather than being evil for evil's sake. His motives are clear and his means are ruthless, he was a fantastic character.

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

This one continues the excellent quality of the first Monster Hunter book, with Oliver bringing Owen to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Sometimes, the end justifies the means... but an automatic shotgun always means the end to something.

Any additional comments?

This is a great sequel to a fun first book. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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- Jason

Action, death, destruction

What did you like best about Monster Hunter Vendetta? What did you like least?

The main characters were quite engaging and it was nice to meet more family members (this is book 2 after all) but every time a real problem occurred more improbable powers appeared and it just got silly.

Would you ever listen to anything by Larry Correia again?

2 books have been fun, mostly, but enough is enough.

Any additional comments?

This is such a boys annual for adults book. Lots of shooting, slashing, car crashes and a hero who is totally indestructible to the point where he survives what no human being before him has survived. Oh, and he is the only hope for the future of the human race. I usually don't have too much trouble suspending belief in fantasy novels but this tested me. However, if you love pure action and impossible heroes, you'll love this book.

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- Irene

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-15-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios