Scattered, Smothered, and Chunked collects the entire first season of Bubba the Monster Hunter from his first graveyard-splattering adventure in Voodoo Children to the stunning cliffhanger at the end of Final Countdown! Fans of the rollicking redneck monster hunter will find plenty of value in this massive collection of monsters, strippers, beer, and bullets!
This collection includes 10 Bubba shorts, a Bubba prequel novella, and a bonus Black Knight Chronicles short story!
©2012 John G. Hartness (P)2015 John G. Hartness
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"Picked it up by accident..."
I had multiple tabs opened and added to the cart, intending on another book. Realized my mistake but decided to roll with it. Turned into a happy surprise! I couldn't stop listening! Didn't expect to like the short story aspect, but it played out like a TV show with a full season story arc. Absolutely amazing and fun! Now I'm googling everything John G. Hartness trying to find out when Grits, Guns, & Glory will be out on Audible. (I used the Oxford comma because I'm a civilized human being *cough*Amazon*cough*)
"One of my new Favorites!"
I LOVE THIS BOOK! I think some authors are afraid that the world has become too complex for the simple, but old concept of Good vs Evil. But to me, the best storytelling starts with a Lovable Good Guy and an Evil, Hatable Bad Guy. Bubba the Monster Hunter is a great character with a heart of gold, who cheerfully fights evil monsters. I love that he drinks beer and goes to strip clubs.. in fact my only complaint is that halfway through the book he stops going to strip clubs.
This book is fun, funny, and will make you cheer at the climax. I recommend to anyone who enjoys the Superhero or Contemporary Fantasy Genres. I'll be first in line to purchase Book 2!
"Bubba is so charismatic"
This book was a pleasant surprise. I got out of my comfort zone without thinking to much, and it exceeded my expectations.
Bubba is a red neck monster hunter working for the Roman Catholic Church, along with his techy friend Skeeter and Uncle Father Joe. The book is divided in two parts. The fist part is composed of short stories. I am not usually keen on short stories, but Bubba's story got me hooked due to his personality and southern ways. The short stories could be read separately but they are like episodes of a series. In each one, Bubba fights against a different monster, be like vampires, zombies or even cupides. The second part is the prequel Family Tradition, and we learn about Bubba's past and this leads to the cliffhanger on which the story ends.
When I started this audiobook I was not sure if I was going to like it. I was misled by the red neck jokes and excessive mention of titty bars, and thought that Bubba was going to leave me indifferent. But there is more to Bubba than what meets the eye, and the short stories and especially Family Tradition deepen into his character, and I will forgive John G. Hartness for the cliffhanger and listen to the second book as soon as I can. I just need to know Bubba better.
I like fantasy, but I usually do not do vampires or zombies. In this case I did not mind, since Bubba is so charismatic that we mainly focus on how he talks, his attitude and his grit.
The characters' personalities are well defined, and the dialogs are fluid and realistic. I think one of the more difficult things on a book are dialogs, and Hartnell has created some fresh ones. It was like listening to real conversations.
Andrew McFerrin does an excellent job portraying Bubba and the rest of characters. The book is written in first person, so it is important how well McFerrin impersonates Bubba, and believe me, he becomes the monster hunter, imitating a realistic southern accent and using the right tone for each moment. Skeeter's voice was also easily recognizable, and I knew who was talking at every moment. I could close my yes and see them all talking with their distinctive voices. McFerrin was ace here.
I think this book will delight not only monsters and fantasy fans. Even if you think that this book is not for you, give it a try, you will fall in love with Buba's story. I sure did!
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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"(sigh) Oh Bubba"
I'm from Texas and I love Bubbas and rednecks and I anticipated lots of laughs, but Bubba and his number one associate both become very trite. I wish the stereotype had been a part of our hero and not all of our hero. I was smothered and covered in sarcasm and fight scenes. It's unusual for me, but I quit in the middle. I will finish it later and make another review if it changes my mind, but I had to take a break. I just couldn't become invested in Bubba.
"Snarky, okay plot, characters, basically shallow"
Another snarky main character book, this time with a big Southern good-ol-boy point of view. The trend for barely turned out books with snarky dialogue in place of wit and clever turns of a phrase continues.
Between bouts of nonfiction books, a funny, laugh-out-loud, book is welcome. Searching for a well-written entertaining book with laughs and some depth is becoming frustrating.
Great feedback and decent rating numbers got me to buy this book, but it is as two dimensional as a video game. The stereotyping of females is tiresome.
The character is cleverly designed, but that only goes so far. The Monster Hunter series by Larry CorreiaI was pretty good, so I thought I'd try out this author, but where author Larry Correia was a master at action scenes and descriptions, this book is simple and pretty shallow.
Meh. Four hours left to listen, but I stopped listening some days ago and have no interest in returning to the stories. There were portions I had missed what was said because I fell asleep or got distracted. It wasn't worth going back to where I had left off.
"Everything you want it to be and better!"
Humorous Urban Fantasy works are almost always among my favorites, but SS&C was even more fun than I was expecting. Bubba is a grand, bad-ass, delightful, lovable, lamentable character and I just couldn't get enough (purchased and started Season 2 within two minutes of finishing this volume). The stories are short and well paced with a larger world and story unfolding neatly in the background at a level that keeps you interested without disrupting the flow of individual stories. Additionally, this work is perfectly suitable for an audio experience and the reader does an excellent job.
I loved the stories, I loved Bubba, and I think I have a little crush on Skeeter. I hope he likes bears. Looking forward to the next volume and more.
"Bubba the monster hunter season 1"
If you listen to this on Audible you will laugh out loud....this is one funny southern could fried boy but Bubba has a lot of monster hunting skills and one biiiiggg body to monster hunter with.The storyline is quick interesting and funny as hell.If you want an easy read with alot of laughs this is the book for you.Mr. Night has a pretty good series in Vampire love story too. if you like fighting romance and the good guy getting his ass beat but getting up stronger than before you will love this 8 book series check it out
"Horror or comedy?"
I was unimpressed with the stories in this book. The stories had the same general plot, over and over. There was little continuity, other than the protagonist's relationship to his guns.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher
"Come Get Some"
Among the best. It doesn't get much better than this.
Season two of this series is out as well as two short stories that will be part of season 3.
He brought every character to give and gave him or her a distinctive voice that was uniquely them.
The unexpected. I expected the book to have nonstop action, drama and laughs, which it does. What I didn't expect was the world building character development and backstories which took my experience peak of story telling enjoyment. Every character, even minor ones only there for one story, have a full story arc that will leave you breathless at then end.
I didn't expect to like this book, yet I did. It was a fun read.
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