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Kill City Blues: Sandman Slim, Book 5 | [Richard Kadrey]

Kill City Blues: Sandman Slim, Book 5

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power. The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall - a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Fantasy, 2014

Another day, another apocalypse....

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power.

The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall - a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods - and natural-born killers - on his tail.

But not even Sandman Slim is infallible, and any mistakes will cost him dearly.

©2013 Richard Kadrey (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Doc Y 05-29-15
    Doc Y 05-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A solid continuation of the Sandamn"

    Slight inconsistencies in some of the pronunciation and voice work but the characters shine true!

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    Tomas Blackthorn United States 05-18-15
    Tomas Blackthorn United States 05-18-15 Listener Since 2010

    Herr Wölfe F.S.:

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    "excellent book"

    It's one of my favorite bedtime stories. I love listening to it a lot. It would make a great movie.

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    Susan H. 03-13-15
    Susan H. 03-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story but a strange place to leave it at"

    Good story but a strange place to leave it at the end. I feel like I was left hanging wondering and I don't like cliffhangers will definitely read the next one

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    carlos michell FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, US 02-24-15
    carlos michell FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, US 02-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Confusing, but entertaining"

    The book was pretty good. They should replace Constantine TV show with this as a tv show. Another great read or listen

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    Tobias E. Queen (Voice For Hire) Knoxville, TN 02-24-15
    Tobias E. Queen (Voice For Hire) Knoxville, TN 02-24-15

    Tobias E. Queen - Father, Husband, Narrator, and Voice Talent at your service! (sitting in a small padded box and talking to myself since 2008)

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    "Great Narration! and Kadrey's pretty good too! ;)"

    Action
    sarcasm
    twists
    heaven
    hell
    angels
    demons
    lost souls
    a few Lucifers
    a few more gods
    Stir it up and serve it on the rocks!

    Read or Listen to (and I highly recommend listening) Kill City Blues.

    You'll like it!
    Trust me....

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    Shelley Chatsworth CA 01-31-15
    Shelley Chatsworth CA 01-31-15 Member Since 2009
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    "LOVE This Series!"

    I love just about everything in this series and in this Book 5. I love all the characters that MacLeod Andrews brings to life so perfectly. I love the writing that is so rich with emotion about the universe, the world and people.
    I can totally see this entire series as a film. I know I have said it before in my previous reviews, but these are such awesome books that impart a beautiful visual display as I listen.
    I don't mind at all that the book ends with a "To Be Continued". I certainly will read/listen to the next one. I don't want it to end.

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    Think about this 01-21-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Sandman, "What a Character""

    Love these amusing characters with their rough talking banter. The narrator has them down to a 'T', never disappointing, with the mad cap stories of Heaven and Hell, and all that lies between.

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    James Powderly, KY, United States 08-27-14
    James Powderly, KY, United States 08-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hell Yes!"
    If you could sum up Kill City Blues in three words, what would they be?

    Freakin' Awsomely Awesome


    What other book might you compare Kill City Blues to and why?

    Lots of Urban Fantasy out there, lots of angel stories, but there's nothing like the Sandman Slim series.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Sometimes I pee a little, just a little!


    Any additional comments?

    Kadrey has kept the series alive (dead?) by staying true to who Stark is. It's his F...ed up world and I'm just glad I get to read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Long Columbia, SC, USA 02-04-14
    Long Columbia, SC, USA 02-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Another sandman slim story. Need I say more"
    What did you love best about Kill City Blues?

    Sandman slim kicks more ass! And does it with style. I love this series. The writing is gritty and the characters memorable.


    What other book might you compare Kill City Blues to and why?

    There are no other characters like sandman slim.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There's a scene when he talks to God. It was so funny.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me laugh!


    Any additional comments?

    I would start with the first book in the series then listen to the complete series. it is well worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    deepdvr_ca Northern, Ca 08-08-13
    deepdvr_ca Northern, Ca 08-08-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh just ok"
    Would you try another book from Richard Kadrey and/or MacLeod Andrews?

    Yes. I love the series and the voice actor MacLeod Andrews really enhances the experience. I just thought this story was lacking like there was only 3/4's of a book here,


    Would you recommend Kill City Blues to your friends? Why or why not?

    I have recommended the series to friends, so yes I would with the reservation that this book is not as good as the rest.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This guy is excellent!!!! He really captures the Stark character and the different personalities of the supporting characters. He has the attitude down pat.


    Was Kill City Blues worth the listening time?

    I used it to pass the commute time in my car and to further extend the Stark Saga. Not a go out of my way to read story though.


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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