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Monster Hunter Memoirs
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:11:24 am »
Usually I don't post these notices, but to day is Saint's day.  Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints  dropped today.  I have been waiting eagerly for the this third book in the trilogy.  Larry Correia, and John Ringo write a very fun series, if you have not read them I highly recommend them.
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    Re: Monster Hunter Memoirs
    « Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 12:37:40 pm »
    Ooh, thank you.
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    Re: Monster Hunter Memoirs
    « Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 04:09:53 pm »
    I got the audible version.   It's next on the rotation after I finish the current book I'm listening to. 
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    « Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 06:46:40 pm »
    I did audible as well.


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    « Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 11:12:25 pm »
    I know what my next purchase is going to be.
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    Re: Monster Hunter Memoirs
    « Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 04:36:25 am »
    No spoilers.  My copy arrived yesterday, but I'm saving it for my flight to WA to visit the in-laws.
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    « Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 05:49:02 pm »
    Just finished "Grunge" so I'm playing catch-up.    :coffee
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    « Reply #7 on: July 04, 2018, 10:07:50 pm »
    I'm debating re-reading to refresh my memory.
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    « Reply #8 on: July 04, 2018, 11:15:14 pm »
    Just finished "Grunge" so I'm playing catch-up.    :coffee

    I've only finished the second MHI book and don't even know how many comprise the series now, so... :hide  :banghead .
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    « Reply #9 on: July 05, 2018, 01:03:49 pm »
    I actually just finished reading 'Saints.' I've read it in a couple of sittings. The book is an absolute page-turner.
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    « Reply #10 on: July 05, 2018, 03:33:06 pm »
    I started "grunge" on Tuesday noonish,went through the series and am about halfway through "saints" now. It is a real page turner.  I am kind of bummed that there will be no more.

    Memoirs does not really have any spoilers for the main series. It does have back story, kinda. But if you're not familiar with all the others you won't realize, IMHO.
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    « Reply #11 on: July 05, 2018, 11:46:31 pm »
       Saints is definately better than the previous two.

    Not bad, but I really didnt like the Mary Sueness.

      Ringos a good author.  I just cant get into his writing.

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    « Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 01:47:53 pm »
    John Ringo is my alternative when I need a rollicking get'r'done set of quick reads.  I think that the Troy Rising trilogy is about his best.

    Finished Saints this morning.   Memoirs will go in the regular re-read rotation.  Chad is not my favorite MHI character,  but the other guest visits by Sam Haven and others make it very readable.  Oliver Wymans narration is crowding the line towards performance, but without being too obnoxious.  And does not have any of the obvious mispronunciations found in Grunge.  Spokane, is an ah sound not an A sound.  Audiobooks need local editors, for pronunciation, prior to release.
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    « Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 05:19:32 pm »
    I agree, Troy Rising rocked. He actually made making “Death Stars” out of asteroids believable.  I wish we had Dragon Tears, oh wait, maybe we do.



    I’ve enjoyed everything written by Ringo. It only took me 3 years to complete the entire Ringo library.

    On a different note, for those of you that do audible, have you listened to Larry’s “Tom Stranger, Interdemensional Insurance Agent” series? Very short, but hilarious. I often wonder what he smokes to come up with this stuff. But it sure does keep me entertained.


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    « Reply #14 on: July 06, 2018, 09:30:53 pm »
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    "On a different note, for those of you that do audible, have you listened to Larry’s “Tom Stranger, Interdemensional Insurance Agent” series? Very short, but hilarious. I often wonder what he smokes to come up with this stuff. But it sure does keep me entertained."

    It was funny, but I quickly became bored as it was too unbelievable.

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    « Reply #15 on: July 07, 2018, 09:13:43 am »
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    Oliver Wymans narration is crowding the line towards performance, but without being too obnoxious.  And does not have any of the obvious mispronunciations found in Grunge.  Spokane, is an ah sound not an A sound.  Audiobooks need local editors, for pronunciation, prior to release.

    Hey, at least Ringo didn't use places like Puyallup or Sequim.  When I was stationed at the Army base formerly known as Ft Lewis, I worked with a guy who lived in Puyallup.  When he'd get a telemarketer call, he'd challenge them by saying "I know you can see my location.  If you can pronounce it correctly, I'll listen."

    My wife, a Washington native, got in trouble in basic training for correcting the drill sergeant's pronunciation of Tenino.  (For non-Army types, the Tenino map sheet is used for land nav instruction in the Army.)  The drill was pronouncing it "Te-neen-o" instead of "Te-nine-o".
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    « Reply #16 on: July 07, 2018, 12:55:52 pm »
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    Hey, at least Ringo didn't use places like Puyallup or Sequim.  When I was stationed at the Army base formerly known as Ft Lewis, I worked with a guy who lived in Puyallup.  When he'd get a telemarketer call, he'd challenge them by saying "I know you can see my location.  If you can pronounce it correctly, I'll listen."

    My wife, a Washington native, got in trouble in basic training for correcting the drill sergeant's pronunciation of Tenino.  (For non-Army types, the Tenino map sheet is used for land nav instruction in the Army.)  The drill was pronouncing it "Te-neen-o" instead of "Te-nine-o".

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    « Reply #17 on: July 07, 2018, 02:12:17 pm »
    Local variations of the same word/name...I've been watching NYPD Blue on Hulu.  Apparently in NYC there's a Houston Street.

    Which in NYC is pronounced "House-ton".
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    « Reply #18 on: July 07, 2018, 03:10:36 pm »
    Yup.  Kind of fun here too with all the touristas and snowbirds.  They can mangle the hell out of some of our local names.  Jicarilla, Mogollon, Mazatzal, Tumamacori and Baboquiviri come to mind.  You just have to tilt your hat back, hand 'em a cold bottle of water and help them through it the best you can. 
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    « Reply #19 on: July 07, 2018, 03:32:42 pm »
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        Oliver Wymans narration is crowding the line towards performance, but without being too obnoxious.  And does not have any of the obvious mispronunciations found in Grunge.  Spokane, is an ah sound not an A sound.  Audiobooks need local editors, for pronunciation, prior to release.


    Hey, at least Ringo didn't use places like Puyallup or Sequim.  When I was stationed at the Army base formerly known as Ft Lewis, I worked with a guy who lived in Puyallup.  When he'd get a telemarketer call, he'd challenge them by saying "I know you can see my location.  If you can pronounce it correctly, I'll listen."

    My wife, a Washington native, got in trouble in basic training for correcting the drill sergeant's pronunciation of Tenino.  (For non-Army types, the Tenino map sheet is used for land nav instruction in the Army.)  The drill was pronouncing it "Te-neen-o" instead of "Te-nine-o".

    I've been through Sequim (pronounced Skwim).  Many of the county/city/street names in the Pacific Northwest were borrowed from the local Indian tribes, often as a way of honoring them.  And since they weren't English words, how they are pronounced and how they are spelled are often quite different from what you might expect.

    But some places even butcher English words.  For example, there's Broccoli Street in Roseburg, Oregon.  Which is NOT pronounced like the vegetable.  It's pronounced Brock-oh-LI, with the last syllable rhyming with "eye".
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    « Reply #20 on: July 07, 2018, 03:34:21 pm »
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    Local variations of the same word/name...I've been watching NYPD Blue on Hulu.  Apparently in NYC there's a Houston Street.

    Which in NYC is pronounced "House-ton".

    Yeah, but New Yorker's talk funny anyway.    :neener
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    « Reply #21 on: July 07, 2018, 09:36:24 pm »
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    "I've been through Sequim (pronounced Skwim).  Many of the county/city/street names in the Pacific Northwest were borrowed from the local Indian tribes, often as a way of honoring them.  And since they weren't English words, how they are pronounced and how they are spelled are often quite different from what you might expect.

    But some places even butcher English words.  For example, there's Broccoli Street in Roseburg, Oregon.  Which is NOT pronounced like the vegetable.  It's pronounced Brock-oh-LI, with the last syllable rhyming with "eye"."

    Lots of Alaska Native place names, in AK.  Also Russian, and Spanish.  But the local pronunciations of most are unique.  I tend not to listen to audio books set in AK because I just want to jab my ears out with most narrators.
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