Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge

Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge

by John Ringo, Larry Correia

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When Marine Private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the Marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to Heaven, which while nice might be a little boring, or return to Earth. The Boss has a mission for him and he's to look for a sign. He's a Marine: He'll choose the mission.

Unfortunately, the sign he's to look for is "57." Which, given the food services contract in Bethesda Hospital, creates some difficulty. Eventually, it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called "Monster Hunters International" and protect people from things that go bump in the night. From there, things trend downhill.

Monster Hunter Memoirs is the (mostly) true story of the life and times of one of MHI's most effective--and flamboyant--hunters. Pro-tips for up and coming hunters range from how to dress appropriately for jogging (low-profile body armor and multiple weapons) to how to develop contacts among the Japanese yakuza, to why it's not a good idea to make billy goat jokes to trolls.

Grunge harkens back to the Golden Days of Monster Hunting when Reagan was in office, Ray and Susan Shackleford were top hunters and Seattle sushi was authentic.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Lexile Score: 750

About Black Tide Rising series entry Under a Graveyard Sky by John Ringo:
". . .the thinking reader's zombie novel. . . Ringo fleshes out his theme with convincing details ... the proceedings become oddly plausible."--Publishers Weekly

"If you think the zombie apocalypse will never happen, if you've never been afraid of zombies, you may change your mind after reading Under a Graveyard Sky. . .Events build slowly in the book at the outset, but you can't stop reading because it's like watching a train wreck in slow motion: inexorable and horrible. And the zombie apocalypse in these pages is so fascinating that you can't stop flipping pages to see what happens next."--Bookhound

About John Ringo:
"[Ringo's work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse."--Library Journal

". . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringo's lively narrative and flavorful characters."--Publishers Weekly

". . . practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit."--Booklist

"Crackerjack storytelling."--Starlog

About Larry Correia and the Monster Hunter International series:

"[E]verything I like in fantasy: intense action scenes, evil in horrifying array, good struggling against the darkness, and most of all people--gorgeously flawed human beings faced with horrible moral choices that force them to question and change and grow."--Jim Butcher

"[A] no-holds-barred all-out page turner that is part science fiction, part horror, and an absolute blast to read."

"If you love monsters and action, you'll love this book. If you love guns, you'll love this book. If you love fantasy, and especially horror fantasy, you'll love this book."

"A gun person who likes science fiction--or, heck, anyone who likes science fiction--will enjoy [these books]. . . The plotting is excellent, and Correia makes you care about the characters...I read both books without putting them down except for work . . . so whaddaya waitin' for? Go and buy some . . . for yourself and for stocking stuffers."--Massad Ayoob

"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 on Monster Hunter Vendetta

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156941568
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Series: Monster Hunter Memoirs Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 77,294
File size: 440 KB

About the Author

Larry Correia is an award-winning competitive shooter, a movie-prop-gun master and was an accountant for many years. He is the creator of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling Monster Hunter series as well as urban fantasy hardboiled adventure saga, the Grimnoir Chronicles, and epic fantasy series The Saga of the Forgotten Warrior. Correia lives in Utah with his wife and family. He's also appeared as a guest on the TV show Gun Stories, on the Outdoor Channel.

John Ringo brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a New York Times best-selling series with over one million copies in print. His science-based zombie apocalypse Black Tide Rising series includes Under a Graveyard Sky, To Sail a Darkling Sea, Islands of Rage and Hope, and Strands of Sorrow. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.

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Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting and entertaining, but I didn't find the main character as compelling as Owen from the original MHI. The story itself is pretty good, but it's a bit darker and edgier than the original. Not my style.
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Always a good tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable, especially if you like both authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slow in spots, but overall, an excellent addition to my secret pleasure library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It truly does live up to the world created by the original author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for bringing your John Ringo irreverence to Larry's world. Well written and edited! My only concern is how well you identified Valley Girl behavior... Well done Sir!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As exciting and fun as I've come to expect from the Monster Hunter International stories. As an Army Veteran I really enjoyed a Marnie's perspective on the world of a Hunter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun and exciting book in the mhi series. A must read for fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A ball. Seriously.
MichLawyer More than 1 year ago
Love the MHI series, but this one suffers from Mary Sue syndrome. The main character is too good at everything - academics, languages, shooting, violin playing, etc. But it's still good pulpy fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guns, explosions, and monsters. And simplistic good guys welding them. Great escapist fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book by Ringo in MHI world, cant wait for another, my ony whine too short (300 pages) . I read the book on a flight. More please...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down thriller