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Kill the Dead Audiobook

Kill the Dead: Sandman Slim, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, crawled out of Hell, took bloody revenge for his girlfriend’s murder, and saved the world along the way. After that, what do you do for an encore? You take a lousy job tracking down monsters for money. It’s a depressing gig, but it pays for your beer and cigarettes. But in L.A., things can always get worse.

Like when Lucifer comes to town to supervise his movie biography and drafts Stark as his bodyguard. Sandman Slim has to swim with the human and inhuman sharks of L.A.’s underground power elite. That’s before the murders start. And before he runs into the Czech porn star who isn’t quite what she seems. Even before all those murdered people start coming back from the dead and join a zombie army that will change our world and Stark’s forever.

Death bites. Life is worse. All things considered, Hell’s not looking so bad.

More mayhem? Try another eerie earful of Sandman Slim.

©2010 Richard Kadrey (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Profane, intensely metaphoric language somehow makes self-tortured monster Stark sympathetic and turns a simple story into a powerful noir thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Michael Janosky LYNDORA, PA, US 12-17-13
    Michael Janosky LYNDORA, PA, US 12-17-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Zombies and Elivis? Huh?"

    Let me get something out of the way, I don't like zombie stories. I really like this book though. The zombies are used in a great way as to carry the story forward without spending a ton of time on killing or drama about having to run away from them. The main characters get futher depth in this book as the added characters bring their own to the overall story.

    A real shiny part of this story is the protrayal of Lucifier. There is a joker-like quality to this Lucifier. I won't spoil anymore, go read for yourself.

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    motown Bangor, Maine 11-13-13
    motown Bangor, Maine 11-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Hurrah for Sandman Slim!"

    I liked the first book in this series, but LOVED the second book and am downloading the third. The first book was action packed and fun, but no real character development. This book was much better and I am really excited for this series. Funny, witty, never boring and clearly moving into new stories - not just the same story told over and over with slightly different flavors. Definitely try this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    gardener97 Atlanta 10-26-13
    gardener97 Atlanta 10-26-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant, Absolutely Brilliant"

    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...

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    Tomas Blackthorn United States 07-08-13
    Tomas Blackthorn United States 07-08-13 Listener Since 2010

    Herr Wölfe F.S.:

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    "i loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's great from beginning to end


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The manifestation of the Gladius.


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

    I laughed some


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    Timmie Merced, CA, United States 01-04-11
    Timmie Merced, CA, United States 01-04-11
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    "Wow"

    I loved this book so much!!! It bounced around just a bit thats why I only gave it 4/5. Other than that you gotta pick this one up! You have to read the first book first tho. So many people try skipping books (drives me crazy on these ratings). I cant wait for the next one or for the movie they are working on!!!

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    Sean 10-08-10
    Sean 10-08-10
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    "The Sandman has come at last!!"

    The second book of the Sandman Slim is filled with as many if not more twist and turns that will keep you plugged in till the end. Even after the book end it will you still wanting more.

    R.K. is a great storyteller and has a great way to keep you in the moment. This book picks up six months after the end of book 1. Giving you a feeling of picking up right where you left off from book one.Sandman is forced in to looking for answers to questions that he really does not want to know. Things are going to get bad, but is he ready?

    My only complaint about the book is that, I fear R.K. will take another year to write the next book. He has me chomping at the bit for more.

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    Keith 04-02-12
    Keith 04-02-12
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    "Antagonists just didn't make it for me."
    What disappointed you about Kill the Dead?

    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


    Has Kill the Dead turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    He's solid. Andrews did a great job.


    What character would you cut from Kill the Dead?

    All of the angelic characters as well as the Kishi need to be reworked. It just was not happening.


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    Susan Bartonville, TX 11-16-14
    Susan Bartonville, TX 11-16-14 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Zombies"

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Grant gainesville, United States Minor Outlying Islands 07-20-12
    Grant gainesville, United States Minor Outlying Islands 07-20-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Sarcasm? anyone? anyone?"
    What made the experience of listening to Kill the Dead the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Richard Kadrey? Why or why not?

    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.


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

    The narrator does fine job bringing the characters to life. He portrays the character well and has a strong knack for the accents.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    R. J. Melton OKC 06-28-12
    R. J. Melton OKC 06-28-12 Member Since 2008

    I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!

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    "I can't get enuf of this series!"

    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!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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