Vampires, zombies, werewolves, Oh My!
I stumbled on this book browsing through some of the best sellers in Audible. With my 2 book a month subscription, I find that I’m never short on books to read, and it allows me to discover some great new books that I might otherwise have missed.
Monster Hunter International is just that sort of book. It’s a gritty tale set in modern day about a group of monster hunting mercenaries. That’s right…. Monsters are real and they kill them.
The story focuses around the main character Owen Pitt, who is a mild mannered (gun loving, survivalist trained) accountant. He’s just trying to live out a normal regular life. One night, he’s working late and finds his boss in the office turning into a werewolf. The werewolf bit off more than it could chew when it attacked Owen. After an epic battle in the opening chapters of the book, Owen overcomes the werewolf and survives the battle.
Turns out being a survivor of a monster attack is the minimum requirement for getting a job at Monster Hunter International and Owen finds himself recruited into the life of a monster hunter. And the story begins…
I found this book on Audible and thought I’d give it a try. It’s got that gritty zombie apocalypse type story line to it that’s seems like it’d be great guilty pleasure reading. It turned out to be so much better. I found myself captivated by the storyline.
This is a 23 hour audiobook that is a pure adrenaline rush. I found myself arriving to work and wanting to sit in the car a little longer to listen to the book. I finished the book and am now working my way through the series, which seems to get better and better. I’d highly recommend this book for anyone that loves a stories filled with monsters, actions, gunfights and explosions with a rollicky good storyline.
Now, you can pick up this audiobook free when you sign up for a new account with Audible.
I personally have the platinum subscription plan with Audible, which allows me to download 2 new books each month and I love it. I highly recommend it for anyone. I listen to the audiobooks on my commute to work, or when I’m doing chores around the house. You can find a great selection of books and their library is constantly being updated with new books all the time.
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So, here’s how it works. Anyone can sign up for a free trial of Audible. Included in the free trial, Audible allows you to download a free audiobook. You can pick from 100,000 titles.
Just download that book of your choice (I’d recommend Monster Hunter International) and you can listen to it on any device that can play an mp3 including your iPhone, iPod, iPad or other mp3 player.
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