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
I've enjoyed all of the Sandman Slim books on tape, and this was no exception. As always, I like to note that not everyones' tastes are the same, but I believe this would be enjoyable to any listener.
Herr Wölfe F.S.:
It's one of my favorite bedtime stories. I love listening to it a lot. It would make a great movie.
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
The book was pretty good. They should replace Constantine TV show with this as a tv show. Another great read or listen
Tobias E. Queen - Father, Husband, Narrator, and Voice Talent at your service! (sitting in a small padded box and talking to myself since 2008)
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!
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.
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.
Freakin' Awsomely Awesome
Lots of Urban Fantasy out there, lots of angel stories, but there's nothing like the Sandman Slim series.
Sometimes I pee a little, just a little!
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.
Sandman slim kicks more ass! And does it with style. I love this series. The writing is gritty and the characters memorable.
There are no other characters like sandman slim.
There's a scene when he talks to God. It was so funny.
This book made me laugh!
I would start with the first book in the series then listen to the complete series. it is well worth it.
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