In Sandman Slim Stark came back from hell for revenge. In Kill the Dead he tackled both a zombie plague and being Lucifer’s bodyguard.
Once again all is not right in L.A. Lucifer is back in Heaven, God is on vacation, and an insane killer mounts a war against both Heaven and Hell. Stark’s got to head back down to his old stomping grounds in Hell to rescue his long lost love, stop an insane serial killer, prevent both Good and Evil from completely destroying each other, and stop the demonic Kissi from ruining the party for everyone. Even for Sandman Slim, that’s a tall order. And it’s only the beginning.
©2011 Richard Kadrey (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“Don’t compare Kadrey’s prose with Stephenie Meyer’s, or even Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Those works are mere fluffy soap operas next to Kadrey’s writing.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
If you're a fan of the Sandman Slim series, then Book #3 will not disappoint you. I'd read about four or five other audiobooks between Books #2 and #3, but it didn't take long for me to become enthralled again by the Sandman. If you're familiar with the Joe Ledger series, then you'll know what I mean when I say that just as Ray Porter is the one and only Joe Ledger, so is MacLeod Andrews the one and only Sandman Slim!
Each book flows one to the other and some of the plot twists have actually caused me to rewind by 30 seconds or more just to be sure I heard what I heard because it had taken me by surprise. The characterizations and narration is always spot-on. Casabian is a real hoot. Lucifer, who we met more fully in Book #2, sounds exactly like I would expect the Devil to sound, so silky smooth-like, he'd have you happily signing over your childrens' trust funds, handing him the keys to your house and your car, and thinking it was all your own idea.
All in all, I think everyone should have a little Sandman Slim in their lives. Do right by him and he'll do right by you.
Well, I'm off to Book #4 now.
Get the first two books before you start this one: Sandman Slim is book1 and Kill the Dead book 2 and then also get Devil Said Bang - book 4 as you will want to dive right in after this one which is book 3. BTW: Kill City Blues - book 5 - is due out on 7-30-13. If you have ANY doubts about these, go over to amazon and read the reviews. Fantastic series and really well read too.
I waslooking for a new author, so based on the reviews of the book, i got Aloha from Hell.
I was pleasantly surprised and vastly entertained!
I particularly liked the "kick-ass" attitude of the characters, as well as the blurring of lines between good and evil (definitely refreshing!) and the moderate-to-fast pace of the dialogue.
Can't wait to get my hand on the next one in the series!
I loved the first two books in this series, however this one dosent measure up. Characters are two dimensional and what was sharp cynical wit in the first two books, comes off as belligerent ranting in this book.
The narration and performance is very good making this disappointment more tolerable.
Oh, woe unto us who suffer through jumped sharks and nuclear fridges...
All the careful setup and delicately stacked cards that Richard Kadrey has placed went to hell with Sandman Slim in this last installment. Contradictions (I thought the Fallen were disarmed when the were cast down?), poor direction and editing errors make this almost as much of a disaster as the lazy depiction of Hell itself.
I wish I could get my Credit back...but I don't think there's a "Sucker" option in the Reason pulldown.
At least the narrator makes this all worth while.
That and one of the funniest one-liners I've heard in some long while.
Phenomenal novel, great voice actor, and a good story. Perfect continuation of the first book, a little light on the relative "epicness" in villain, but a great ending.
IT is fun to recognize all the places in LA and be framiler with them, like the persecutive of God and the Devil. Also the sarcasm
DEEP, DARK, BADASS
Andrews does a great job of making distinct voices for each character. He does a wonderful job of portraying emotion in all situations.
Yes, For sure
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