It's been a long time since I've had a book series that could tickle me so. I've read so many books in my life and to get something so surprisingly creative and unexpectedly funny at the same time is miraculous. And the joy of it is there are FIVE books in this series. I have them all and I've even listened to them again. I think Richard. Kadrey has found his perfect milieu. I can't say I like his others books so much but this series stands in a place of honor. The same for MacLeod Andrews as the narrator. His kaleidoscope of voices is just wonderful PLUS he can do women's voices without sounding like a transgender. I only wish there were more books. I remember when I discovered Patrick O'Brian and found he had 22 books... if only Sandman Slim had that many...
Herr Wölfe F.S.:
It's great from beginning to end
The manifestation of the Gladius.
I laughed some
There are few audio books in which I can say this but this series is wy better in audio than print.
Richard cadrey had hit a nerve with the public with this series. Stark is the everyman and no man at the same time. He represents all the bad things that have happened to all of us but he has the ability and will to strike back and do something about it. Thee stories are so well written and and I LOVE HIS TURN OF PHRASE, WHITISISMS, AND ONE LINERS. Kadrey is very talented at this.
I love ther narrators ability in this series. In an industry of so many hum drum narator, he is exceptionaly talented. His a bility for inflextion and indivifual voices has made him one of my favorites.
Be careful when you tell someone to go to hell. They just may do it and be back.
The top two: second only to Sandman Slim (read/listen to that one first).
Introduction of new and exciting characters, and more twists and turns than Lombard Street.
Tough question. Stark in the abandoned theater trying to navigate through the zombie multitude. There were others, I'll have to listen to it again...
The folks on the commuter train think I'm an idiot, the way I frequently laugh listening to Kadrey's books.
Movie, movie, movie.... (or miniseries?)
The story is is original and the characters bring the strange story to life
When Stark finially got his angel vision and then things really turned wacky even stranger
Mr Andrews is a great reader he brings the right attitude and voice to the characters Yes he is in the right business keep up the good work
Who won't feel sad when some die and yet others prove to be real heros It made us have both reactions
Already bought book 3, looking forward to the action and story line
Start with Sandman Slim, but then keep going, listen to Kill the Dead. And then Aloha From Hell, and then Devil Said Bang, and then... on and on as long as Kadrey will keep up the good work!!
Kadrey's writing is both fast paced and entertaining, full of analogies and bizarre imagery. He doesn't hit any joke to hard, he just makes it and moves right along.
I really enjoy the narrator, MacLeod Andrews, as well. He is right on pitch!
Close to the top
Sandman Slim himself, his comebacks, wisecracks, attitude, everything about him
Perfect drawl and timing
I usually listen while driving and often end up sitting in my driveway, so caught up in Sandman Slim's books that I don't want to get out and go inside.
I'm half way through the second book. It has a good story thus far, however it is literally dripping with sarcasm. Everything that comes out the tough guy hero is sarcastic which gets a little annoying. I will however continue to listen and most likely will continue the series.
Yes. I like his story line and most of his characters. His views on Heaven and Hell are interesting. However PLEASE ease up on the sarcasm....I understand the hero was dealt a bad hand in life, but its hard to imagine anyone holding a conversation with him for more than 5 seconds.
The narrator does fine job bringing the characters to life. He portrays the character well and has a strong knack for the accents.
Say something about yourself!
First, this reader is superb. He gets what he's reading...just enough irony, a smattering of boredom, and that clueless guy thing...PERFECT! I love the reluctant, abused character that just keeps coming. I like the support characters, adore his French best friend and his eternal endless pursuit of something resembling a fair shot. The whole heaven/hell discourse is just worldly enough to give me a giggle over the politics. Worth the credit, I bought the first one on sale...the next two full price and can not wait for the fourth!
Kadrey's protagonists are fairly sophisticated characters that you can really get behind, despite (or because of) their huge flaws. The antagonists don't really stand up in the same way. In order to portray traditionally
He's solid. Andrews did a great job.
All of the angelic characters as well as the Kishi need to be reworked. It just was not happening.