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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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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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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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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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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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  • 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.