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.

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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

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

I don't really like Owen

What made the experience of listening to Monster Hunter Vendetta the most enjoyable?

Larry has great ideas and makes action fun to listen to.


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Just to much time is wasted with Owen being petty and argumentative. There were times I just had to stop listening, it was so painful. The arguing doesn't seem to do anything for the story, it slows down the narrative and it's just irritating to listen to.


What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

He makes the book sound like it's peopled by a multitude of different, distinct voices.


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

I think I laughed a couple of times.


Any additional comments?

I would have loved the book so much more without the silly school yard bull poo.

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- Jordan

Book Details

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