I'm No Angel

Circles in Hell, Book 5
By: Mark Cain
Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
Series: Circles in Hell, Book 5
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
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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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Such a fun series.

I have really enjoyed this series. I found it shopping for box sets, and although there were some reviews that did not like it there were many that enjoyed the humor. So I decided to give it a try. It's a stitch you'll love it.
You need to start from the beginning when Steve is the super to hell. His sidekick is Orson Welles, and he befriends many other people down there like Tesla and Edison and Braille. Florence Nightingale is also down there bringing respite to the tortured souls. Give it a chance if you're looking for something different. It has mysteries to solve, love, romance, non graphic kinky sex, hahahaha, horror kind of, it is based in hell after all.

It's light it's funny it's naughty but just a little bit. Of course it's about hell it has to be just a little bit naughty.

If you're a straight laced Square you probably won't enjoy it but you probably wouldn't be looking at this type of book anyway.

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Best book in the series! Hilarious!

This was my favorite book of this series! It was full of nonstop action and humor. As the series has gone on each of the characters have gained more depth. I really liked that Saint Peter had a big part in this book. Beezie has always been one of my favorites and I love how Cain makes a point to bring back all the characters from the other books even if it’s just for a small part. I hope this isn’t the last book about Steve Minion and the Circles of Hell. I’ve really come to enjoy them.
The narrator for these books does an excellent job. Each character has a distinctive voice and personality. He speaks clearly and is easy to understand. He definitely adds something special to the series.

I would like to thank the author/narrator/publisher for generously providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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very pleased

I started this book series on a whim I have been exceptionally pleased with the whole series I enjoy the fun slow movie We haven't had a character building movie in forever you could include 2 books at that time or even 3 but I think it's fun

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As always a great listen!

The whole premise of Hells Superintendent is brilliant and the story just keeps evolving. I love it!

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  • MB
  • 02-02-19

I love this series.

I love this series. I’m hooked. I’m hoping that the author continues on in the lives (afterlives) of Steve and Florence. Each character is so detailed and imaginative, my absolute favorite being BOOH.

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When I Go, I Want To Be With Minion!

My wife and I really enjoyed this series! We listened to it while traveling and it really made the time go by. The production was great, the characters were totally engaging, and the action was easy to follow. The author's irreverent humor was refreshing. I highly recommend this whole series for a rollicking good time.

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Guided tours to hell for the saved! I’m hooked

I can’t say enough about this series, it’s author and it’s narrator. 1st off, narrator is not the appropriate term. Gilboe is a voice actor. Every character has a unique and quite frankly uniquely appropriate voice. The sound effects are wonderful, the sarcasm is dripping and the disgust oozes. The presentation is truly top notch. The author? He has created a triple realm of heaven, hell, and the sorting ground in between where they are sent one way or the other. Our grey clad anti-hero the ex head of maintenance and now first redeemed soul is trying to find his place in the afterlife. He has love and friends but no true purpose. So he dabbled in ways to piss off Satan in the meantime. One of those ways is to bring saved souls from heaven on a guided tour of hell with the requirement of interfering in the damned souls eternal torment at least once each as payment. The latest installment of the series is as hilarious as the rest and let me say that our hero does find his calling and it’s a doozy. Enjoy it but please please please read/listen to the others first or you will truly miss so much.

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damn you gilboe.

well, after getting the bonus buy of 4 for 1, I've warmed up to gilboe. although i still hate his flo voice. other than that he does a good job, but you still have to speed up his reading. other than that, it's a great book 5 for the series. looking forward to #6.

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great series!

the first book moves kinda slow but they just get better and better. try em!

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Great story!

This is a very entertaining series. The narrator chosen was perfect for bringing the stories to life.

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  • Mark Liddicott
  • 12-26-19

Great circles in hell

I’ve listened to the whole series up to this book and I’ve loved them all. They are well written, exciting and lots of fun. Mark Cain has done a great job writing and Michael Gilboe does a brilliant job with the narration. I don’t normally write reviews but had to this time.

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  • Rachel L
  • 08-29-19

A heartwarming conclusion to a hilarious series

It is with an almost teary eye that I say goodbye to Steve Minion (Hell's Superintendent of Plant Maintenance), and his friends and foes: Florence Nightingale, Orson Welles, St Peter, Beezy (short for Beelzebub, one of the Princes of Hell), and many more. "I'm No Angel" - and the rest of the Circles in Hell series - was a highly entertaining story, hilarious, easy to read/listen to and, at times, even educative! I read the first two books on Kindle and listened to the last 3 after I got an Audible account. Changing mediums took a bit of adjusting to at first, particularly when Michael Gilboe voices the female characters (I'll admit, I found his way of bringing them to life rather annoying when I started), but I eventually got into it. Based on Dante's Inferno for the backdrop (with some artistic license), Mark Cain weaves a delightful tale of what it means to try your best, even when the odds are more than stacked against you (read: when you're damned, in hell). I definitely recommend the whole series. Fans of "Good Omens" will most certainly enjoy this. And I know that a 6th title has come out on Kindle ("Beelzebub: A Memoir"), so thankfully, the goodbye will be short-lived, and I'll get my fix soon!
Edited to add: The 6th book is now on Audible! Yay!!

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  • Michael
  • 02-26-18

Another Classic

Another great book in the series, full of humour and leads on perfectly from the last book even after a long break.