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.
This second installment continues with Sandman Slim contracted to kill a vampire, leading him in to another mysterious quest. He ends up with a talisman unknowing it's purpose, but finds it could have major consequences for the city. Lucifer comes to Hollywood to make a movie, hiring Sandman as his bodyguard, leaving Sandman suspicious of his motives. The narrator does an excellent job portraying Lucifer, as well as the rest of the cast. Doc and Candy are on the run, another mystery for Slim to figure out, along with zombies showing up with a chomping agenda. Nonstop story, never boring.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
An escapee from Hell half angel is hired to be Lucifers body guard while he spends some time on earth. I thoroughly enjoyed the first of this series but found it hard to keep my attention on this story. There are plenty of monsters and zombies. I'm not really a zombie story fan, so I'm sure that's probably why it was not for me. The writing and story is good if this is up your alley. I was excited when I bought it as a Daily Deal.
As the second of the series, you could probably read this as a stand alone novel, but having the background given in the first book will certainly help understand the silliness that goes on here.
And silly it is. Talking severed heads, Satan at Hollywood parties, etc. It is also very dark; much darker than the first novel. Whereas the first book could be recommended to a mature YA audience, this book sits right in the mature zone.
If anything, Kadrey's humour and one liners are even better here, and I was always amused by his quirky dialogues. Elite prose it is not, but it is damned entertaining.
Highly recommended if you like comic books, the horror genre, and comedy.
Not for the easily offended.