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Monster Hunter Guardian Audiobook Review *Spoiler Free*

Dec 5, 2020 0 comments

 Monster Hunter Guardian

Monster Hunter, book 6

Written by:

Larry Correia and Sarah A Hoyt

Performance by Bailey Carr 

Length: 12 hrs 57 min 

Audiobook Review *Spoiler Free*     

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Performance and Production


The production of Monster Hunter Guardian is good no long quiet moments, extra noises, and anything that should not be there. The performance by Bailey Carr is just not good, starting behind the ball when replacing a series regular like Oliver Wyman who has done a fantastic job throughout the MHI series. The biggest problem is that the character voice between the choice of the narrator and the guest writer Julie just comes off as a whiney teenager rather than a hardened monster hunter leader. This is a constant issue throughout the book hardened hunters sound like teenage boys who voice is stuck between child and adult. The performance makes the hunt for Julie and Owen child feel like a young adult novel more on the level of twilight instead of Monster Hunter. I giving the performance and production portion of this book 2 out of 5. 




Story


Monster Hunter Guardian picks up a few days before the end of Monster Hunter Siege, and Julie is running MHI without of the company’s best hunters who are off fighting in the City of Monsters and caring for her new baby and aging grandfather, when her child is kidnapped. Julie goes on a hunt that will take her across an ocean in pursuit of family and push the Monster Hunter into the secret world of the strongest monsters in the world. Julie will push passed her limits and come to terms with her curse to direct it against her enemies and sacrifice herself. 

Sarah A Hoyt comes to the MHI series as a guest writer in Monster Hunter Guardian, and this new addition to the series turns a hardcore monster killer into a whiney teenager. Julie has made it clear in past books that she is a Monster Hunter and that one time she tried to have a normal life she was lying to herself. Most of this book Julie sounds like her sincere desire was to just have a normal life and now to hold her child. That is what I would expect from a normal mom in a TV show, but Julie Shackelford is a force to be reckoned with, who when pregnant hangs out of helicopters to snipe dragons with fighter jet cannons to save her man. This Julie felt like all the soul to her was gone, instead she was just a generic mom who tries to get her kid back that has a supernatural twist. This was just a disappointing addition to the Monster Hunter universe 2 out of 5. 





OVERALL

Between the writing and the narrating Monster Hunter Guardian manages to turn one of the baddest female characters in Urban Fantasy into a whiney young adult wanting to return to her previously normal college life. It is disappointing and out of character for one of my favorite characters and series. 2 out of 5. 



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