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Kill the Dead Audiobook

Kill the Dead: Sandman Slim, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, crawled out of Hell, took bloody revenge for his girlfriend’s murder, and saved the world along the way. After that, what do you do for an encore? You take a lousy job tracking down monsters for money. It’s a depressing gig, but it pays for your beer and cigarettes. But in L.A., things can always get worse.

Like when Lucifer comes to town to supervise his movie biography and drafts Stark as his bodyguard. Sandman Slim has to swim with the human and inhuman sharks of L.A.’s underground power elite. That’s before the murders start. And before he runs into the Czech porn star who isn’t quite what she seems. Even before all those murdered people start coming back from the dead and join a zombie army that will change our world and Stark’s forever.

Death bites. Life is worse. All things considered, Hell’s not looking so bad.

More mayhem? Try another eerie earful of Sandman Slim.

©2010 Richard Kadrey (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Profane, intensely metaphoric language somehow makes self-tortured monster Stark sympathetic and turns a simple story into a powerful noir thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Grant Benoit 08-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "lots of fun, love the characters. "

    Voices of characters change a bit but definitely enjoyed. F you Mason! That guy is such a dink.

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    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 12-27-14
    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 12-27-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent Second Book"

    I think this is a terrific series so far. I love the voice of Sandman Slim from MacLeod Andrews. He makes him come alive with that throaty Jack Nicholson voice. He also does the other characters very well, as I can easily tell them apart even when not identified in the writing.
    And speaking of the writing... for this genre, the writing is superior to most.
    I'm also totally enjoying all the Los Angeles locales. They're authentic!
    On to the next book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Kintigh Chicago, IL USA 05-27-14
    Rick Kintigh Chicago, IL USA 05-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Strong second outing for Sandman Slim"
    Any additional comments?

    Kill the Dead is not quite as strong as Sandman Slim, but Kadrey does a solid job here and continues to build the folklore and mythology of his Los Angeles. Stark become even more remote this time around and it unfortunately pulls some of the sting out of his mounting losses. There is enough here to keep me on board for a third installment, but when the closest thematic link is to Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden, the (perhaps unfair) expectation is for some strong character development. His growing band of allies elevates that expectation.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wayne 04-02-14
    wayne 04-02-14 Member Since 2015

    122 titles and counting i really should review more!

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    "really loving this series"

    this is a great series, but you have to have a dark sense of humor. the narrator is excellent he really gives stark his voice.

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    John Minnesota 12-29-13
    John Minnesota 12-29-13 Member Since 2017

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    "Not he best in the series but still good."
    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    The narration is awesome. Macleod does a great job with all of the different characters voices. You have everything from normal people to Satin himself to angels, demons, and everything in-between. Great narration.


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    Michael Janosky LYNDORA, PA, US 12-17-13
    Michael Janosky LYNDORA, PA, US 12-17-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Zombies and Elivis? Huh?"

    Let me get something out of the way, I don't like zombie stories. I really like this book though. The zombies are used in a great way as to carry the story forward without spending a ton of time on killing or drama about having to run away from them. The main characters get futher depth in this book as the added characters bring their own to the overall story.

    A real shiny part of this story is the protrayal of Lucifier. There is a joker-like quality to this Lucifier. I won't spoil anymore, go read for yourself.

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    motown Bangor, Maine 11-13-13
    motown Bangor, Maine 11-13-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Hurrah for Sandman Slim!"

    I liked the first book in this series, but LOVED the second book and am downloading the third. The first book was action packed and fun, but no real character development. This book was much better and I am really excited for this series. Funny, witty, never boring and clearly moving into new stories - not just the same story told over and over with slightly different flavors. Definitely try this series.

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    Ereshkigal93 United States 07-08-13
    Ereshkigal93 United States 07-08-13 Listener Since 2010

    Ereshkigal

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    "i loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's great from beginning to end


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The manifestation of the Gladius.


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

    I laughed some


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    Timmie Merced, CA, United States 01-04-11
    Timmie Merced, CA, United States 01-04-11
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    "Wow"

    I loved this book so much!!! It bounced around just a bit thats why I only gave it 4/5. Other than that you gotta pick this one up! You have to read the first book first tho. So many people try skipping books (drives me crazy on these ratings). I cant wait for the next one or for the movie they are working on!!!

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    Sean 10-08-10
    Sean 10-08-10
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    "The Sandman has come at last!!"

    The second book of the Sandman Slim is filled with as many if not more twist and turns that will keep you plugged in till the end. Even after the book end it will you still wanting more.

    R.K. is a great storyteller and has a great way to keep you in the moment. This book picks up six months after the end of book 1. Giving you a feeling of picking up right where you left off from book one.Sandman is forced in to looking for answers to questions that he really does not want to know. Things are going to get bad, but is he ready?

    My only complaint about the book is that, I fear R.K. will take another year to write the next book. He has me chomping at the bit for more.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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