Belvaille has cemented its place as the most important system in the galaxy and Hank is working as an official Factotum, negotiating deals between gangs and noblemen under the watchful eye of the Arch Minister.
When his ever-capable butler, Cliston, is approached to become the General Manager of a Super Class glocken team, Hank is hired not only as protection, but as a player.
Hank finds himself thrown into the most grueling bloodsport in the galaxy and tasked with finding out how and why players are being abducted.
The friendly rivalries turn into full-scale conflict, and Hank unravels a far more insidious plot than the fixing of gambling results. In the process, Hank learns a lot about his history that he never even dreamed had existed.
Many of Hank's friends and enemies return in this action-packed and humorous take on the professional sporting world.
NOTE: Sequel to Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy, Hard Luck Hank: Basketful of Crap, Hard Luck Hank: Prince of Suck, and Hard Luck Hank: Suck My Cosmos
©2016 Steven Campbell (P)2016 Steven Campbell
I have hundreds of audio books and the funniest of them are the five Hard Luck Hank books. The story is well put to gether and thought out. This is another book definitely worth the credit!
Yes, I just compared Campbell with Pratchett. There are differences, mainly the difference between British and American humor. Hard Luck Hank is the funniest American series I have ever read or listened to. Very few authors can make me laugh out loud as I have when reading or hearing about such things as Hank telling his butler/gm to tell his coach that he has ass cancer. And there is so much more! Campbell has given this series a gut busting hilarious sarcasm that few American authors can pull off without sounding slapstick and juvenile.
I wish there were an infinity of HLH novels. I almost never read or listen to novels more than once, but I will be reading and listening to this series multiple times over the coming years. Anytime I am feeling blue I know Hank and Company can put a smile on my face.
I strongly recommend this series and, although Campbell does a nice job of reminding us what happened in earlier books, I recommend that readers begin at the 1st book. Get to know Hank, Garm, MTB and the gang. It makes it that much more funny and enjoyable.
And the narrator is excellent. He is Hank. Timing, tone, tempo, everything. Perfect mesh between author and narrator. I honestly can't think of one bad thing to say about the story or narration.
I have listened to the entire series over and over - how is this not a movie by now???
Impossible to list.
He is Hank. If there is a movie, tv show, cartoon, whatever, Owen needs to voice it.
I had to stop listening to it at work because it was so distracting and I laughed so hard at one point I nearly had a 'bathroom accident"
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I love this series! It's a great read and listen! Fun, funny, well written, and well performed! I only give five stars because six isn't an option!
This is one of my favorite series of all time, and all I do is listen to audiobooks... im talking about seriously.. no radio, no music, no humming, Audiobooks... And this series is amazing!!! it keeps getting better! Steven Campbell is a genius, and Liam Owen is a master! this series was made for the perfect voice of Mr. Owen. if you are on the fence about spending the credit to get this book, stop being on the fence! get it now, you won't regret it, we'll get all the books in the series. you will love them!!!
I get the distinct feeling that the author is starting to hate hank. The poor character can't seem to go 5 minutes without whining, or without making a stupid comment. The book seems bloated with many dropped plot hooks, that didn't need to be added, and only seem to get resolved as the author remembers to deal with them, including the main plot which is only infrequently dealt with.
I also feel bad for Liam Owen, there is only so much that could have been done with what is written, and unfortunately that was not enough. I hope the author takes some time off, to regain his passion for the story, and maybe to take a writing refresher.
I think that this is the best book yet in the Hard Luck Hank series. The cast of charters is noting short of awesome. I can't wait for book 6!
Not that I am complaining about the others, but this seems to be the first book in the series with much depth. the humor was amazing as well. thoroughly enjoyed it.
Great story, I finished it way faster than I expected I would. I hope there are more books in the series.
What a great series whiten with great humour loved all of them thank you Steven Campbell.
Liam Owen has brought the characters to life, Hank is a Legend and Delovo is just one of the best characters I have read in any book.
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