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Glen and Denny are torn from their families and thrust into a world you have never imagined. They race upon rails of steel, curving through the depths of a different time, chasing adventure, tragedy, crime, violence, friendship, and loyalty. They eventually land in the hands of two groups of hobos. They learn the life. They learn a new code of ethics...and they learn how to hunt down two homicidal monsters in the Hobo Kingdom.

The Hobo Kingdom has its own language, rules, and characters. These trains are wild rides where no one is safe. A place with Bam! in-your-face vigilante justice, where the good guys are not pure and the bad guys...you don't even want to know exist.

Settle in for a ride loaded with action, comedy, camaraderie, and thrills. But watch out...there could be blood everywhere!

©2015 Daniel Thomas Biermeier (P)2018 Daniel Thomas Biermeier

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Hop aboard the train is about to leave the station

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If my friend could handle all the violence I would it is a exciting well written story.

What other book might you compare A Chase of Blood on Steel to and why?

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Which character – as performed by S. W. Salzman – was your favorite?

He did a good job with all of them.

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

Not really but if you like this genre it is a good ride stopping in many remote Cities.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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A fun, violent adventure across the rails...

A Chase of Blood on Steel was a different kind of read for me. If I knew more about, and cared more about, the hobo life in the late 60's, early 70's USA, I feel I'd have been more drawn into the tale than I was. That isn't to say I disliked it at all: I gave it five stars, and that's an honest rating. The writing was a little clunky at first, but it seemed to smooth out into a nice prose after about the first fifty pages or so. There are a plethora of characters in this novel, and each seems to have their own personality and are nicely drawn.

This is quite a violent tale, too. Again, in the beginning, you don't really get this feeling, the title notwithstanding. However, when the violence first comes it is fast and fierce, and a little blind-siding. Graphic as well, which is not a problem for me, I like my violence wet. And this seems to be how the author likes to propel his story. There are quiet moments strewn throughout where we get to know the characters and grow to care for them, then suddenly and explosively they are thrust into hyper-violent situations and there is one blood-bath after another.

Also, don't get too attached to any one character, as there is a healthy chance they'll be getting the hard goodbye in the next chapter or two.

Overall, I quite liked this tale, and think others who are more 'in the know' of this sub-culture will appreciate it all the more. For me, it was a fun and fast-paced adventure with some great scenes of brutality, characters I really liked (some lost), and an interesting peek into a world I know little to nothing about. I think most will quite enjoy this tale.

SW Salzman provides the narration for the audiobook version, and he does an excellent job at his task. The characters all have unique voicings, and that is quite a feat for a story with so many characters to keep up with, and Salzman does a great job of doing this consistently throughout.

I'd recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good adventure and isn't afraid to take their violence moist.

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