Life is tough on space station Belvaille - not for the aristocratic nobles that call it home, but for the poor slobs like Hank.
Hank is considered a celebrated cutthroat and the oldest living person in the city. His occupation is to be hired muscle for those people who don't want to get their hands dirty but still want dirty things done. He possesses a mutation that allows him to be bulletproof and weigh thousands of pounds, two helpful traits in his line of work.
When the wife a city councilman approaches him about spying on her husband, Hank worries he's flying too close to the flames for safety. When the husband is assassinated, he's sure of it.
Hank has to keep himself from getting framed for the murder while he finds himself increasingly manipulated by powerful people as the machinations of the city council start to spill into his daily life.
Note: This is a sequel to Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy, Hard Luck Hank: Basketful of Crap, and Hard Luck Hank: Prince of Suck.
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HLH is such a great series! I laughed so hard and loud through this book it was almost embarrassing to listen around other people. The story and characters were all great. I give this book 5 huge stars!..... The only issue I had was that there was a buzz sound in the background through the whole book but that's not the authors fault! Sounds like it was a crappy mic being used.... Took a while to not be constantly distracted by it...
Hank gets more entertaining with every book. Can't wait for the next one.
Liam Owen is a perfect Hank.
I love HLH, dead pan humor and syfi how could you beat it. The production on this book however was a bit frustrating. There is a lot of popping! Seems like the mic was up to high. However, that is really my only complaint. I am already counting down to the next book. Great job!
Steven Campbell has created one of my most favorite universe's in the science fiction genre. Hank is such a likable character and a hilarious anti-hero. from the first book to this one you'll be taken on a hilarious journey full of action, humor, excitement and mystery that'll keep you on your toes. and each time you finish a Hard Luck Hank adventure, you'll be wanting more. I'm personally looking forward to the next book in this series.
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This book is similar to the first book in the series. The middle two books were a little darker and not as funny. This one is a return to the self aware spirit of the first book.
Yes. He is the voice of HHL in all the books. Great job. I have heard there is a new book in the works and my fingers are crossed they bring Liam back for that entry in the series.
Suck My Cosmos!
Great, light, entertaining Sci Fi. If you liked Hitchhikers Guide or Red Shirts I think you will enjoy this book and series.
As always Hard Luck Hank is a fun book. I hate the readers voice but the book is a light listen with a comedic twist which keeps me listening. I'd recommend it to those who like sci fi with a twist.
Hank is portrayed as increasingly incompetent to the extent that it no longer makes sense to have him as the hero of the story. His side kick the butler is more interesting than Hank. For somebody who has been around for several hundred years you would expect him to be more mature than this. for this novel and the previous one Hank has actually mentally regressed and there have been some unresolved plot elements that just make you scratch your head.
"more of the same, mostly"
while always enjoyable, this series is wearing a little thin. after the first trilogy, the reset was just OK. hopefully the next will have a fresher spark.
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