• Godzilla vs. Kong

  • The Official Movie Novelization
  • By: Greg Keyes
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (295 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The official novelization of the biggest battle in movie history, Godzilla vs. Kong, the latest film in the Monsterverse franchise

Humanity fights for its future as Godzilla and Kong embark on a path of destruction that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in an all-out war! 

Writer Greg Keyes returns once again to the Monsterverse and takes listeners deeper into the worlds of Monarch, the Titans, and so much more.

©2021 Greg Keyes (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Great novelization!!!

I love how they added a short story in there about Godzilla saving another Titan this was actually from Godzilla Dominion, one of the prequel graphic novels for Godzilla vs Kong. My only complaint is that I wish they chose Michael Braun to narrate the novel as he did a great job in King of The Monsters not that Richard Ferrone is bad I just don't think he can convey excitement especially during the monster battles as much as other narrators... Other than that great book for anyone that wants to expand their knowledge of the Mythology of the Monsterverse

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Should've been the film but that's okay

Godzilla vs Kong the Official Novelization is what the film SHOULD'VE been but that's okay, as the film is being received with praise and recognition by critics and audiences, box office earnings are excellent.. I loved how the novel brought more context to the human storyline, such as Dr. Nathan Lind, Bernie Hayes, Mark Russell, Ren Serizawa, Maia Simmons etc.

The story is more fleshed out, and feels more of a sequel to KOTM, Skull Island, Godzilla 2014 than never acknowledging those films so much in the finished product like Outpost 23 (King Ghidorah resting place) in Antarctica and what happened after he came free.

The narrator is great, no problems with him.

I fully recommend this Novelization from a person who doesn't really read novelizations, as a huge MonsterVerse fan myself, I would pick up this book and audio for fuller context into the film if you felt disappointed or confused about the plot of the film if you care about the human characters.

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Less people.

too much focous on humans, not enough gaint monsters. The handling of the human characters was rather poor. ShinGodzilla had better human scenes.

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Boring Story. Great Narrator.

I love movie novelizations, as well as video game novelizations. They provide a deeper dive into worlds and universes that fascinate me. With this in mind, I listened to the Audible Original Godzilla vs. Kong by Greg Keyes, who, you may remember, wrote the two official Elder Scrolls novels. So, does Godzilla vs. Kong measure up to the movie that inspired it? Read on for my thoughts.

Richard Ferrone is probably the best part of this book, as his narration is powerful, commanding, and crystal clear. His deep, smooth voice is similar to those movie trailer voice over guys we all impersonate, so having him narrate the novelization of a blockbuster film makes perfect sense.

As far as the story itself, meh. It's not that great. Frankly, the movie isn't that good either. The book, like the film, is too long and not terribly interesting. Freddy vs. Jason is an example of how to do a battle-of-the-titans movie well. It was tight, provided fan service for those who love Freddy and those who love Jason, and it had an epic conclusion. Godzilla vs. Kong gets into advanced technologies and scientific theories, and a whole host of things that shouldn't be present when all we want to see is two titans do battle. It doesn't need to be deep, yet it tries to be just that, and, unfortunately, it fails.

Greg Keyes had to work with what he was given, and he did an admirable job. However, this book could easily be half the length. Keyes had the opportunity to improve on the movie but didn't And, as a result, what we're left with is a long, tedious story that overstays its welcome. Thankfully Richard Ferrone makes it a bearable one.

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More details than the movie

You need this book to appreciate what’s missing from the movie. More backstory on the human characters actually helps with filling most of the plot holes. Fun listen. Better than the previous book adaptation.

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Great Novelization of the Film with Extras

I enjoyed the prior novelization Keyes did of the prior film. This book is just as good. With extra scenes that give insight and explain things that were glossed over or left out of the film, (which I loved). Characterization is great and the novel is fast paced. The fight scenes are exciting and you learn more about Hollow Earth and what happened to the other titans after the last film. You also learn more about several of the scientists and Monarchs efforts prior to the start of this film. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audiobook. Richard Ferrone gave a great reading in a throaty story tellers voice.

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Excellent!

If you are a kaiju fan, this is a must have. The narration is superb. Worth it 100%!!!!!

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pretty good

little more lore on Godzilla, just not a fan of the narrator choice he was a little nasalish.

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I didn't really like it it's just not that fun. don't read it bad book.

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Everything the film should have been

While the KOTM novelization was a carbon copy of the film, this one gives way more character development for both humans and titans. The film seemed rushed while this was a fleshed out story.

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  • Steph H
  • 01-13-22

Better than the movie

Well this book was better than the movie as it seemed to include a lot of the "deleted scenes" that helped make the story make some sort of sense. Still not a very good book, better than the movie, which doesnt say a lot.

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  • mikeg
  • 06-23-21

Make more monster fights. And make sure do more!!

I loved this amazing story pls make more books like this one I would like it if you can do MORE monster fights BUT how about you do MORE description on the characters backgrounds and make some more exciting stuff!!!!
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