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Monster Hunter Alpha, audio book is out

http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_4?asin=B005EGKBYK&qid=1311691037&sr=1-4Β  For those of you that haven’t listened to these yet, Oliver Wyman does an excellent job.Β 

This last weekend I needed to get back into the grove of writing Owen. (been working on Grimnoir).Β  So I listened to Monster Hunter Vendetta while painting miniatures. I’m obviously biased because I wrote the thing, but oh man, what a good production. The voices for G-Nome, Melvin, and especially Mr. Trash Bags are astounding. With Mr. Trash Bags winning Best Audiobook Supporting Actor for 2010. πŸ™‚Β Β  I talked to Oliver about that. He said that he was hoarse for days after doing Mr. Trash Bags.

I think this may be a new record for me
Alpha reviews and John Brown says why I am awesome

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Shaun
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Shaun
5 years 2 months ago

Larry, please make Oliver keep doing these audiobooks! He does an amazing job with all of the characters.

Kyle S
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Kyle S
5 years 2 months ago

For those like me who couldn’t finish the audio book due to missing chapters, I found out that it only seems to be the enhance format version that is messed up. Format 4 Is working great.

John Wlas
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John Wlas
5 years 2 months ago

Interesting. The author paints miniatures. How many of your readers
do the same? I know of 4 and I’m one of them. Keep on writing and keep on painting….

crazytuco
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crazytuco
5 years 2 months ago

Been painting minis since I was 12. I’m now, shit, 37. Quarter of a century. Unfortunately my pile of unpainted metal/plastic is enough to keep me busy for two full centuries at the pace I go if I didn’t ever buy another one. But I doubt that’s going to happen.

Laserlight
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Laserlight
5 years 2 months ago

I have minis and paint, and the intent to put them together. Does that count?

John Wlas
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John Wlas
5 years 2 months ago

As I said possession is nine tenths of the hobby. And you have good intentions as well….we all know what road is paved with those things….

RabidAlien
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5 years 2 months ago

I’ve painted a few over the years, my eyes just don’t like it very much and I haven’t found a decent magnifying lamp that helps without having to hold the piece so close the bulbs burn my hands. Still, I did enjoy it back in the day!

MattPower
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MattPower
5 years 2 months ago

Some of the LED ones are quite good. The visors and loupes (search for ‘dental loupes’) that attach to glasses are great, but do give that ‘mad scientist’ look. This may or may not be a plus…

John Wlas
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John Wlas
5 years 2 months ago

You guys are still kids. Been painting and sculpting since 1971. I work in larger scales in my old age ( 75mm to 120mm ) but still cranked out an award winning 28mm mounted fantasy two years ago at the MFCA. I work mostly Napoleonics ( nice range and variety ) and Native Americans ( for the Wife….she thinks she’s an Indian Princess and her Irish Mom and Pop
always backed her up ). RabidAllen get some Ott Lights….they’re cooler. And crazyluco…remember: Possession is nine tenths of the hobby!
Paint on and read on.

crazytuco
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crazytuco
5 years 2 months ago

Nine tenths sounds a little low to me….

I also am a mini gamer so I do get something out of them when they’re not painted. And I’d love, as I’ve said before, to see the Grimnoir world adapted into a skirmish-level mini game.

prabbit
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prabbit
5 years 2 months ago

there are rankings for audiobook characters?
can you link me to it ?

Doug Northcote
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5 years 2 months ago
Having listened to the other two, (and the David Weber books that Oliver did) that is great news that Oliver is doing this book too. Frankly he’s the best I’ve ever listened too. Including “Agincourt” by Bernard Cornwell, which was narrated by John Hurt. That one was very well done. Oliver does it even better. Oliver puts you right in the book you know exactly who is who, even telling Julie from her mom, (egaaaad, talk about horrible in-laws) which is dang difficult to reproduce as a narrator. The Mr. Trashbags was amazing. Seriously rocked, and was a stand out… Read more »
Steve S
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Steve S
5 years 2 months ago

I’m a mini gamer, but my painting skills are so awfl that I rely on friends to do the painting.

vihunter
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5 years 2 months ago

About a third of the way through MHA and can’t stop playback on my Fruit Company Device (I don’t believe in giving free plugs to evil empires no matter how much I like their products)

Just be warnned, MHA has been taken down on Audible for some reason. This often happens in the first few days of releases on that site and it will be back by tomorrow at the latest.

P.S. I want a freaking MHI hat now!!!

Scott Deering
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Scott Deering
5 years 2 months ago

If you buy the MHA Audiobook, remember to submit your rating or a review with Audible.

-Scott

Ray McCune
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Ray McCune
5 years 2 months ago

Will have to listen in, Larry. I need inspiration for my voice over work!

Kevin_M
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Kevin_M
5 years 2 months ago
Ok MH Alphas… sound like wolves may play a big part… I so hope you don’t mention reverse knees… I really enjoy the books. Really fell for the world of the Grimnoir with Hard Magic so gave MHI a chance. Almost done with it, but as a wolf obsessed person and a werewolf nut, the reverse knee thing is killing me. I mean I read this line “His pants ripped as his kness reversed direction.” Wait so that means his legs don’t actually change into a wolfs leg, but instead basically becomes a leg without a thigh? What about the… Read more »
Vinosaur
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Vinosaur
5 years 2 months ago

Just picked up the audio book today. I cannot wait to read (listen?) to it.

vihunter
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5 years 2 months ago

Be warnned… The book cuts out near th end of Chapter 31. The full file is not there. I am sending Audible a note to see what the deal is. I’ll keep you aprised. Soooooooooo very anoyed since I am nearly at the end

Kyle S
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Kyle S
5 years 2 months ago

I am loving the audiobook so far. The problem is that chapter 32 and 33 are missing so I cant finish.

vihunter
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5 years 2 months ago

Update on the Audio problem. Audible have been made aware and will fix it ASAP. Just end of chapters 31 and all of 32 and 33 are missing. I’ll drop a note when it is fixed.

vihunter
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5 years 1 month ago

Pleased to report that the problem has now been corrected and the missing chapters are back in the Audio Book. (runs off, giggleing like a madman to finish the book)

Gigi
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Gigi
5 years 1 month ago

I just finished listening to alpha on audiobook. The narrator did an awesome job! Especially Nicholai – at first I thought it was Christopher Walken doing the part.
Please keep using Oliver for your audiobooks!

Luc
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Luc
5 years 1 month ago

Loved this book even without Owen . characters are great and Earl is a BADASS Oliver Wyman did an awesome job narrating -even though I thought Nicolie sounded alot like a poor christpher Walken imperetion- that just made it better lmao . Cant wait for next book and for Jason and Pit to meet <.< Thank Larry thanks Oliver and most of all thanks too EARL

tjknightmare
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tjknightmare
4 years 9 months ago

I have listened to all 3 mhi books at least twice. This is absolutely awesome stuff. When will monster hunter legion come out?

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