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Following the lead of Florence Nightingale, Steve’s partner in Eternity, he has returned to Hell to ease the suffering of the Damned. Yet Steve is faced with a dilemma. What can he do that will offer more than a brief respite from everlasting torment? And how can he make it funny at the same time?

In Steve’s search for meaningful employment in the Afterlife, he has one comic misadventure after another. Along the way, he meets a few new angels and a couple of saints. He even learns what may be one of the great secrets of the universe...or maybe not.

And all the while, something’s bothering him. Too many people who have been consigned to Hell just don’t seem to belong there. Steve is determined to find out why, whether Satan likes it or not.

Especially if Satan doesn’t like it. After all, Steve is no angel. He’s a little bit good, a little bit bad, and a whole lot of trouble!

I’m No Angel Is the fifth volume in the satire/fantasy comedy series, Circles in Hell. It has been compared to other works of "hell fiction" including The Screwtape Letters and Good Omens and to the paranormal humor of Tom Holt, Christopher Moore, and Douglas Adams.

©2018 Mark Cain (P)2018 Mark Cain

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Another hit in the Circles in Hell Series

I had been waiting for this book since The Reluctant Demon, & as I expected, its phenomenal. The story of Steve Minion continues, this time with heaven on his side, & boy is Satan pissed.
Mr. Cain truly knows how to write satire. The book keeps you laughing, especially in Chapter 7. I was in the gym working out listening to Chapter 7 (confrontation between Steve & Satan) when I couldn’t control myself & started laughing hysterically. People were looking at me & I laughed even harder.
But the book, you won’t be disappointed!!

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  • Mike
  • Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
  • 02-07-18

These books are great

Would you listen to I'm No Angel again? Why?

Absolutely! I have listened to the other books multiple times and have enjoyed them each time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like all the characters very much. But, I think my favorite character is Beelzebub. Yes he is a prince devil but the character has integrity and, I think, he likes Steve Minion more than he lets on.

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

Mr. Gilboe has a tremendous speaking style. The different voices he uses for the characters are excellent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

He may be saved but he still likes to raise some Hell.

Any additional comments?

I took a chance on reading the first book, "Hell's Super". Thankfully I enjoyed the book so much that I immediately purchased the second book "A Cold Day in Hell". From that point on I was hooked. I assumed after the fourth book, "The Reluctant Demon", the sage of Steve Minion was over. To my surprise, and relief, Mr. Cain wrote the fifth book.

I was able to get in contact with Mr. Cain and he said more Circle of Hell books will be coming out. That was great news and I can't wait for the next book to come out.

Mark Cain...please keep up the good work and write one of the books about the Dweebles.

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This series gets better and better

A few years ago I was on a Hell kick. I'm not sure why. Maybe I was going through a depressed phase. Or maybe I was feeling guilty about something and curious as to what might await a person who didn't qualify for an afterlife of paradise. Whatever the reason, it led me to the Circles in Hell series.

Back then the series consisted of three books just waiting for me to binge-read... Wait, is "binge-read" the correct term if your only experience with literature is through Audible? Anyway I binge-listened to those three, and by the time I was finished Book Four was ust about ready to release. It couldn't have been more perfect timing.

If you are new to this series, honestly you could start listening with any of the five books. The author does a great job summarizing the information you need to know within the text of each installment. My opinion is you should start at the beginning, but... You're an adult. You make your own choices.

Book Five picks up with Steve having been granted "saved soul" status. So he ascends into Heaven and everything's great and always positive and nothing interesting happens for all of eternity. NO NO NO I'm just kidding. Who wants to read about boring old Heaven when Hell is so much more exciting!

Actually, the book starts with Steve assuming the role of Florence Nightingale's helper, which Steve claims to be perfectly satisfied with. But if you believe that, you don't know Steve. Of course he stumbles up his own purpose, which he puts into action with the help of some friends and at the expense of a bunch of devils and demons.

The book is whimsical, funny, and in Mark Cain style has a cool twist in the end, which of course makes me long for the days when I had a ready-list of follow-ups just waiting for me to binge on. Ugh, I have how long to wait before Book Six??

Oh and Michael Gilboe's narration is spot on as always. He does great voices and he's easy to listen to. He and Mark Cain are a match made in Hea...

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For BZ's sake, listen to this book!

Where does I'm No Angel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Josh here

-I've mentioned this in other reviews I've left and discussions I've had across the web. This series is easily in my top 5 favorite series of all time. The unique story line combined with a witty sense of humor and an outstanding narrator make this an enjoyable listen, and one which I plan to partake in again, from start to finish, very soon.From the series perspective, this book was easily my favorite as it puts Steve in a very new position where he actually has some ability for positive influence down below, as well as above. Without ruining the story, I will say that I feel Steve has finally found his niche after serving as one of the damned for so long

What was one of the most memorable moments of I'm No Angel?

Oh, this is an easy one. The moment where Steve and Lilith reunited for the first time brought a genuine smile to my face. And no, not from a "hey, she is a hot succubus" perspective, but from the vantage point that Lilith was one of the major influences on Steve during his time as Hell's Super.

What about Michael Gilboe’s performance did you like?

Michael did an absolutely outstanding job with his performance in this series, and this entry in it was no exception. His ability to diversify the voices of each character enough to make them memorable definitely contributed to a very enjoyable story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Again, without spoiling the series, I feel that the impact BZ had towards the final moments in the storyline was another truly emotional twist. BZ and Steve's relationship throughout the series is one which I have found myself drawn to, and this entry definitely cinched it for me. The big foam finger was a very nice touch and it really showcased BZ's nature as the Lord of the Flies.

Any additional comments?

I have to say that I was taken aback when Michael was introduced into the storyline. As an archangel that is highly revered throughout various religions, I was rolling when he first came into the picture. Well played, Mr. Cain, well played indeed.This is a fantastic series but I will assume you already know that if you are looking at book five's reviews. If not, go pick up the first entry and start now. You will not regret it. Mark has a real winner here.

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Very fun read!

Another fun and hilarious story. All the characters are very amusing, all of the time. The narrator is great, I think his performance is perfect. To fully appreciate this book, you have to read the previous 4, but they are all well worth it. I love the series and hope it continues!

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Another great addition to the Hell's Super series!

Would you consider the audio edition of I'm No Angel to be better than the print version?

Yes

What about Michael Gilboe’s performance did you like?

The variety of voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes and I did.

Any additional comments?

Well Minion is back! Another fun adventure through the levels of Hell with all our old friends Steve, Flo, Beezy, BOOH, Otis, Orson, Edison, Peter and Satan. This is a great addition to the series that just continues with creative, humorous ways to tick off Satan. Fans of the series will enjoy this new phase in Steve Minon's afterlife. If you have not read this series, what's stopping you? Get on it.