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Kill City Blues Audiobook

Kill City Blues: Sandman Slim, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Fantasy, 2014

Another day, another apocalypse....

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power.

The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall - a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods - and natural-born killers - on his tail.

But not even Sandman Slim is infallible, and any mistakes will cost him dearly.

©2013 Richard Kadrey (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Emont ND 02-26-16
    Emont ND 02-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good series, getting better. "

    Good series, but this one shows noticeable improvement by the author. His writing is only getting better as we journey along.

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    Caseym 07-01-15
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    "Good installment"

    Great addition to the series. Lots of twists and turns. Stark is the greatest rebel ever!

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    Sally Ann Columbus OH USA 06-05-15
    Sally Ann Columbus OH USA 06-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen..."

    I've enjoyed all of the Sandman Slim books on tape, and this was no exception. As always, I like to note that not everyones' tastes are the same, but I believe this would be enjoyable to any listener.

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    Doc Y 05-29-15
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    "A solid continuation of the Sandamn"

    Slight inconsistencies in some of the pronunciation and voice work but the characters shine true!

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    Ereshkigal93 United States 05-18-15
    Ereshkigal93 United States 05-18-15 Listener Since 2010
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    "excellent book"

    It's one of my favorite bedtime stories. I love listening to it a lot. It would make a great movie.

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    Susan H. 03-13-15
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    "Good story but a strange place to leave it at"

    Good story but a strange place to leave it at the end. I feel like I was left hanging wondering and I don't like cliffhangers will definitely read the next one

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    carlos michell FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, US 02-24-15
    carlos michell FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, US 02-24-15
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    "Confusing, but entertaining"

    The book was pretty good. They should replace Constantine TV show with this as a tv show. Another great read or listen

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    Tobias E. Queen (Voice For Hire) Knoxville, TN 02-24-15
    Tobias E. Queen (Voice For Hire) Knoxville, TN 02-24-15
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    "Great Narration! and Kadrey's pretty good too! ;)"

    Action
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    angels
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    a few Lucifers
    a few more gods
    Stir it up and serve it on the rocks!

    Read or Listen to (and I highly recommend listening) Kill City Blues.

    You'll like it!
    Trust me....

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    Think about this 01-21-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Sandman, "What a Character""

    Love these amusing characters with their rough talking banter. The narrator has them down to a 'T', never disappointing, with the mad cap stories of Heaven and Hell, and all that lies between.

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    James Powderly, KY, United States 08-27-14
    James Powderly, KY, United States 08-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    If you could sum up Kill City Blues in three words, what would they be?

    Freakin' Awsomely Awesome


    What other book might you compare Kill City Blues to and why?

    Lots of Urban Fantasy out there, lots of angel stories, but there's nothing like the Sandman Slim series.


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

    Sometimes I pee a little, just a little!


    Any additional comments?

    Kadrey has kept the series alive (dead?) by staying true to who Stark is. It's his F...ed up world and I'm just glad I get to read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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