I like science fiction and fantasy. I get regular recommendations from a librarian. I have converted all my "reading" almost exclusively to audio-books because of my vision. I am very particular about the sound of the reader/actor's voice. My profession is quality analyst; make of that whatever you wish, but the fact remains, I know of that which I speak.
No Zombie Angels.
This book was the decider for continuation; I look forward to the rest of the series. I wanted to ensure both the writing and the performance were consistant - they are. There is the protagonist we know, and an insight into his inner workings in this book. The manner in which we learn these things is through interesting plot devices.
There were a few slow spots in the story, but I think the narration was consistent throughout. There may have been a few times when it was hard to tell who was speaking, but rewinding cleared that up easily enough.
When a story is good, you want to hear what happens next - not unique to this book. Although, there where a spot or two that offered a lull in the action to pause and consider what was just read, and digest the contents, I took those occasions to rewind the section and stop the audio. I would take the proffered break and return for more giving sufficient momentum [the rewind] to get right back into the action.
I may have liked the first book better, but that is no reflection on this one. Kadrey immerses the listener in his [Slim's] dystopic environment in such a way that you revel in the muck and mire, then pause to wash it off and return to reality. I don't always agree with the plot twists, but it is undeniable that they always work themselves out in the end.I will be reading more of the series if I wasn't clear on that point.
Dark, edgy, snarky.
Sandman Slim is a Harry Dresden meets John Constantine kind of character. Equal parts demon, angel, hero, asshole, alcoholic, punk, and zombie hunter.
Artist, humanist, lover of nature and escaping with audio books.
I certainly didn't struggle to finish this book but I wasn't nearly as into it as I was the first one. The story seemed quite a bit shorter and not quite as complex
I swear I read they are going to turn this series into a movie and its going to be a shame to not hear Macleod Andrews voice when it come to the characters I've grown to love and hate
If you loved the Dresden Files you'll love this series. It's one of my top 3 series and have listen to each multiple times. The dark hero genre has alway appealed to me and this more than meets my expectations.
Kill the Dead was a great book, but I am a one time only listener for most stories. However, this is def a book that I would recommend reading/listening to at least once.
The characters are the best part of the Sandman Slim stories. All are entertaining, fun, and different.
Yes, simply because he is the voice I associate with the Sandman Slim character. The voice is exactly how I would hear in my head if I was reading the book instead of listening to it.
Sandman Slim always makes me laugh
The Poisoned Pen
I liked it. the story is...good. really like the narrator, nothing worse than an audio book with a narrator with a voice like fingernail s on a chalkboard. I also like it a the same guy with every book, it lets me feel like I am really listening to Sandman Slim tell me is store.
I think this is a terrific series so far. I love the voice of Sandman Slim from MacLeod Andrews. He makes him come alive with that throaty Jack Nicholson voice. He also does the other characters very well, as I can easily tell them apart even when not identified in the writing.
And speaking of the writing... for this genre, the writing is superior to most.
I'm also totally enjoying all the Los Angeles locales. They're authentic!
On to the next book.