Bubba's back, and he's dealing with his brother, Jason, once and for all! This is the collected edition of Bubba the Monster Hunter Season 2, collecting everything since Scattered, Smothered & Chunked. Also included: a special preview of Raising Hell, a new novella from John G. Hartness and White Lightnin', a Beauregard the Monster Hunter short story!
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Stupid browser erased my first review!!! That's six... My wife said the whole time I was listening to this I was laughing and had a grin ear to ear. Which I agree with and needed severely.
I have to compare it to season 1 because Hartness is really my first "paranormal" guilty pleasure besides Butcher. Grits, Guns & Glory is a great continuation of the Bubba saga for me.
Ok this I had a huge problem with this... Feeling like I was about to rise up in open revolt my wife had to clam me down and play devils advocate for this imposter!!! I mean Mr Solo. after a good amount of tyrannical protest in my living room and resisting the urge to use my pad as target practice out back. I gave it a try and loved it. It was a pretty seamless transition.
Renaming it would be heresy
I've blown though probably 80% of Hartness's work and love it all. It's a good time and can't wait for more to come out...
I wish they brought in the same narrator from the first volume, but John Solo did a great job.
The stories were good but there was conflicting information between the first volume and the second volume. (spoiler alert) For example the promise Bubba made to the sasquatch was to kill his father and not to kill his brother. He didn't know his brother was alive. The sword was reported to have been won in a duel during WWII by his great grandfather and made of iron. In the second volume it was crafted from a native American relic and star metal specifically for his great grandfather.
I took a star off from the overall rating because of this because these small flubs could have been easily worked around to make the story work without having to rewrite and contradict the previous stories.
Overall I did really enjoy these stories and gave it 4 stars. They are great for what they're intended to be. Easy listening and entertaining.
"I love these characters!"
great horro and mysteries wuth snarky humor and adventiures galore. We all need more Bubba esp since Agent Amy joined the team. Great I b all around. Love the format! More please.
I enjoyed this as much as the first. A great collection of stories. I loved that Skeeter got his own story! I particularly enjoyed Howl. A few people have complained about the new narrator, but I think he did a fine job. Honestly, I thought he sounded more like the Bubba I imagined when I read the shorts. It is certainly a different take on the character than the last book, but after a few minutes I fell right in step with him, and he had me laughing out loud more than once.
Great job, Mr. Hartness! Keep up the good work!
"these books can be enjoyed by many people"
This is the second series of Bubba the Monster Hunter. It is composed by several short stories and also the conclusion to Family Tradition. The last short story is about how the sword arrived in to the family.
I enjoyed this audiobook, although the stories did not have the freshness of the first series. I found there were less redneck expressions and touches, which was the funny part of the first book. There is a story from the point of view of Skeeter and the last one (about the origins of the sword) is narrated in third person, which breaks the continuity of the book. I expected more development on the relationship between Bubba and Agent Amy, but even though she appears several times in the book, there is not much about them. At the end of book one we get a glimpse into Bubba's heart, and he felt plainer this time.
We will also know what happened to Bubba's mother, but I confess that I found that part of the story a bit disappointing. The end of the continuation of Family Tradition was a bit abrupt in my opinion.
For the rest, it is a very entertaining book, but we have to understand that the first series set great expectations.
Something that bothered me a lot, especially at the beginning, was the change of narrator. John Solo did a great job, but I have to say that Andrew McFerrin's interpretation was superior and his voices were more differentiated. I feel McFerrin was the perfect narrator for this book, so I do not understand this decision. I think book series should be narrated by the same person, if possible, unless there is a special reason to hire a different narrator (e.g. to give a different atmosphere or narrate the story from a different point of view).
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the first series and wants to know how Family Tradition ends. Bubba and his team are a set of very interesting characters and I think these books can be enjoyed by many people, even if they are not into horror.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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"Same great characters even with a new narrator!"
These are the continuing adventures of everybody's favorite redneck monster hunter, Bubba. Bubba is still trying to deal with the realization his brother is still alive, and nearly killed him at the end of season 1. Well, Bubba's not taking that lying down. What follows is a wild adventure and series of monster hunts, all following a path to his climactic showdown with his Werewolf Alpha brother, Jason. With the help of his best friend Skeeter and his sort of girlfriend Agent Amy of D.E.M.O.N, the governments monster hunters, Bubba will finally face down and eliminate the threat that his brother poses to the rest of humanity. The end seemed like it came a bit abruptly, but that is a minor quibble for me, and nothiong to keep you from getting this book. With a fast paced plot and some exceptionally well written characters, John Hartness has quickly climbed the ranks of my favorite authors. John Solo is new to narrating duties with this series, but he obviously listened to season one, since his voices are very similar to those used by that narrator. He does a great job bringing the characters to life, really adding to what is an exceptional story.
"wow what a downgrade in narrator from season 1"
Same narrator from first book
buy the book and read it after the first few minutes that is what I did
"An Ok book. Sometimes witty"
I am a fan of Jim butcher (Dresden files, academs fury series), Greene, and Sullivan. I am a sucker for the fantasy and magic genre.
Grits, Guns & Glory does not do the genre any service. It is a bunch of short stories in a single book. The protagonist is a tall, and overweight man who keeps visiting strip joints and getting hammered. In between his drunk fits, he goes out and beats up some "monsters". There is some humor and I did catch myself laughing, but the characters are kind of shallow with no development. The evil "monsters" usually have a lame back story.
If you have a credit to waste and need something to listen to while waiting for gems to be released, this book can ride you over. Just don't expect greatness.
"pretentius narrating - no chemistry"
story's real good, but if Andrew McFerrin didn't die there's no excuse for not having him continuing telling the story.
"Takes awhile to get started"
Book 1 ended in a cliff hanger. Book 2 starts with Bubba in the hospital recovering. Again this is a series of short stories. Because of this it seemed to take forever to get resolution of the cliff hanger. A reason is give for Bubba's quick recovery, but this is never clarified. Saving this book is more insight into the reasons for Bubba's behaviour. Also better understanding of the supporting characters. It took awhile to get to resolution of Bubba's conflict with his enemy. John Solo did an excellent job with the supporting characters. The problem was his interpretation of Bubba. The accent was strong and loud. So much so that it came across as fake. Because this is a series of short stories, the flow from chapter to chapter can be disjointed and loose the reader. This is especially true with the last story. It is a trip into the past with Bubba's namesake. I had to listen to the start of it a few times before I realized this. This is a book to consider
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