Monster Hunter International (Monster Hunter Series #1)

Monster Hunter International (Monster Hunter Series #1)

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by Larry Correia
     
 

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Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth 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

Overview

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439132852
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Series:
Monster Hunter Series , #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
213,757
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Larry Correia is hopelessly addicted to two things: guns and B-horror movies. He lists his occupations: gun dealer, firearms instructor, accountant, and writer, and is part owner of FBMG (Fuzzy Bunny Movie Guns) a company specializing in firearms and movie props. He shoots competitively and is a certified concealed weapons instructor. Larry resides in Utah with his very patient wife and family. He has also designed a special patch for the agents of Monster Hunter International, Inc. As he puts it, “If you don’t look good while you’re killing stuff, then you’re not really a monster hunter.”

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Monster Hunter International (Monster Hunter Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FUN/Fantastic first read, could not put it down, engaging characters, lots of twists and turns, and man Larry sure does know his firearms. First book by Larry and powered through this one in a couple days. Got the new release ARC from webscriptions.net and was through that one just as fast. Really good stuff. Larry is now on my "Must have" list, with David Weber, John Ringo, Lois Bujold, David Drake, Eric Flint etc etc. Great stuff!
carice More than 1 year ago
This is one of the funniest books i have ever read. I LOVE the main character and all the other people in MHI. The characters are like real people you know them. If you get squirmish with grousome you have to get past the beginning because thats the wort of it. however i think you would still like it. I dont like grousome but i LOVED this book.
FranktheBook More than 1 year ago
Never heard of Larry Correia before this book (sorry guy) but you hit it out of the park with this book - i loved it, you have character development, a plot line, that i'm not tired of and you have an easy intro to a follow-up - I'll be looking forward to finding the sequel - This book is terrific for escapist fantasy - and its a page turner I did not want to put it down - I'll have an eye out, for a new to me, author whose writing style I can enjoy
Guest More than 1 year ago
In writer's courses they tell you to write what you know. It is quite obvious from reading this book that Mr Correia knows three things well- Monster Movies, Accounting, and Firearms. (An odd juxtaposition, I know, but he really makes it work.) This book starts with a bang and just keeps rolling along until the climax. This book has it all- there is comedy (but it's understated enough that it doesn't dominate), there is action (and LOTS of it), there is horror (from an obvious lover of horror and B-movies), and there is even (dare I say it?) a love story amidst the carnage. From start to finish this book is quite enjoyable and hard to put down. All together one of the best books of it's type to ever hit the market and I personally can't wait for the sequel. Well done, Mr Correia!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are some of the best ever written.
CGilmore More than 1 year ago
If you are a gun nut, this book is for you. If you are a high intensity action nut, this is for you. If you just plain like stories about good guys battling evil, this is for you, and it is awesome.
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VMASTORGA More than 1 year ago
I couldn't it down. re ad it in one day. then i I HAD to read the other books . SO, I read them all in 3 days!! can't wain for the next book in July!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to read.
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Love this book! So much fun a must read!
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Loved it
nepos13 More than 1 year ago
Love this series! Great Characters, fanatastic action...My only complaint is that none of these books are on NOOK...Very hard to put down.
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Arrat More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!!! This book has ACTION & LAUGHS! Great characters that are believable & the plot very plausible, especially since we know the government hides things from us! If you like actions, guns mixed with the supernatural then this book is a MUST have!
MOTG More than 1 year ago
Do you like bad guns? Do you like crazy monsters? Do you like people shooting the crazy monsters with guns? Then this is definitely the book for you. You will meet werewolves, vampires, elves, and everything in between. Follow the wild adventures in monster hunting with the employees of Monster Hunter International and their adversarial relationship with the Federal Agents of the Monster Control Bureau. The action jumps off the first page at full throttle where you will enjoy the main character Owen Zastava Pitt throwing his worthless boss out of the window from the fourteenth floor and the actions just ratchets up from there. Along with Owen you are introduced to this hidden world of monsters, magic and mayhem while Owen’s adventures climax with a struggle to save the world. This is the first book in the Monster Hunter series and Larry Correia has book four scheduled for release later this year. Thank goodness because I loved reading this book! The action was fast paced and enjoyable, the author’s enthusiasm bleeds out of the pages and characters are quirky with original back stories and personalities. This book is big, dense and full of lovingly crafted action by an author that obviously enjoys guns and B movie bad guys. The pages will turn fast and 2AM will roll around sooner than you expect while you are immersed in this world, at least it did for me several times!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books that I have read in a long time. I could not put it down for very long.
JamesRTuck More than 1 year ago
Met Larry Correia at Dragoncon this year and had the honor of being on a panel with him. The way he talked about this series made me go out and buy the book the week after the convention. WOW! This series delivers! Well-paced, great characters, an excellent ending and set in an excellent universe. I enjoyed it A LOT! Highly recommended if you are looking for some kick ass action without apology. Reads like a summer blockbuster!
Tegerian More than 1 year ago
Excellent work. does not read at all like a first book, the characters are well done, additionally the action and dialogue flow easily, the mood and scenes are set perfectly. Very hard to put down, a definite recommend.