My pic says it all. That's my dog and he is really barking for me to throw another snowball. Scary looks but really just a playful guy by nature. Been reading sf/fantasy like a power nerd my whole life which is almost 50 years now. I like all sorts of stuff just make the story believable...
This book was just plain fun. Lots of strong language so it is not for the faint of heart but several of the scenes just cracked me up both in the timing of the funny lines but also in the descriptive explosive horror. The guys room mate is just a beer drinking chain smoking head and his girlfriend is a monster. Does it get any better than that.
Sam Spade meets Harry Potter ... on acid. Great "read".
What's not to like? It was a thrill ride that kept me giggling the whole way.
Stark was great, but he really nailed Cassabian! If there's ever a movie MacLeod should play Cassabian's head.
Can't love him, can't kill him...
Must make movie!
Good voicing for the story - he adds a harshness to Sandman Slim that suits the character.
Gritty anti-hero; good but not great.
MacLeod Andrews is fabulous. He makes every character voice just different enough to be noticeable without being over the top and ridiculous (Damien Goodwin, I'm looking at you.) Every once in a while his narration of Stark threatens to go over the top, but he hasn't quite fallen over the edge yet.
The story is fantastic. I love zombies, and I love zombies even more when they're not the same old "shambling corpse shoot'em in the head problem solved" stereotype. Stark is depressed, in the denial phase of the grieving process, drinking too much, withdrawing from the world, and basically a fantastic mess. I love it.
Humorous imaginative fantasy
Sandman Slim reminds me of Harry Dresden from Jim Butchers series. Stark is a little darker and the magic system. Is different but the stories structure is much the same. Fantasy crack ,it sucks you in and keeps you comming back for more.
MacLeod has a good 5 or 6 characters that he gives distinct vocal personalities. I think he does a good job with pacing. If I was reading text I would not get the depth of emotion he puts into the dialog.
There's more laughing than crying in this series.
It's a good read. If you like the first one just like potato chips you have to read the rest and hope Richard Kadrey keeps writing about the Sandman.
Macleod Andrews has just become one of my favorite Narrators. His characterizations for this book feel spot on and is fun to listen to. So yes, the audio version to me at least is better than the print.
The only thing I no of that even comes close to this type of book is the Priest comic book series. But I admittedly haven't read much in this genre.
I haven't, but will definitely be on the lookout for books read by him.
I laughed it really is full of one-liners. At first I thought it a little over done, but they just kept coming and then they grew on me.
I'm on book 3 of 4 now and really enjoying the series. It's a big change from what I usually read and am loving every minute of it.
Sandman Slim is a very good first book in a series. MacLeod Andrews does a great job of reading the characters and bringing them to life. His reading reminded me of Luke Dianiels reading The Iron Druid Chronicles and James Marsters/John Glover reading The Dresden Files. If you are wonding what the book is like, think Desden Files meets the TV show Reaper. Beginning to end it was an entertaining story that hooks you quick and doesn't have to strain to keep your attention.
MacLeod Andrews is a fantastic narrator. Without a doubt he is Sandman Slim, and lends a fantastic narration to an already creative and immensely enjoyable tale.
Sandman Slim is a protagonist you truly to love to hate, and hate to love. He's one of the most unique heroes I've seen in a long time.
I've listened to Mr. Andrews narrate Alexei Pehov's Chronicles of Siala series as well. While that was well done, he outdoes himself in this book.
The story was unusual and the writing very cleaver. It allowed you to watch and imagine yourself as part of a lifestyle you would never be a part of or which doesn't really exist. It was downright fun!
The preformance was excellent. He really has a tremendous range.
Sandman was the best!!!
This book would be great for one sitting if time permitted. Lots of action and fun.
Very cleaver unusual book. I'm sure it's not for everyone, but I loved it!
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
As long as you don't take this book too seriously, this is great fun. Highly unrealistic and fantastic premise, but Kadrey carries this through with humour and takes a novel slant on an over-done theme. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a light listening experience.