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Aloha from Hell Audiobook

Aloha from Hell

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Publisher's Summary

In Sandman Slim Stark came back from hell for revenge. In Kill the Dead he tackled both a zombie plague and being Lucifer’s bodyguard.

Once again all is not right in L.A. Lucifer is back in Heaven, God is on vacation, and an insane killer mounts a war against both Heaven and Hell. Stark’s got to head back down to his old stomping grounds in Hell to rescue his long lost love, stop an insane serial killer, prevent both Good and Evil from completely destroying each other, and stop the demonic Kissi from ruining the party for everyone. Even for Sandman Slim, that’s a tall order. And it’s only the beginning.

©2011 Richard Kadrey (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Don’t compare Kadrey’s prose with Stephenie Meyer’s, or even Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Those works are mere fluffy soap operas next to Kadrey’s writing.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

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    Teri 03-18-13
    Teri 03-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "GUILTY PLEASURE"
    Would you listen to Aloha from Hell again? Why?

    I love the Sandman Slim series - he's anything but PC and I love his sarcasism, wit and bloody response to the antagonists. MacLeod Andrews is the perfect voice for this book! He makes a some what laking story still very enjoyable again and again.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. J. Melton OKC 06-28-12
    R. J. Melton OKC 06-28-12 Member Since 2008

    I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!

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    "Great Lead-in for the fourth book"

    OK, I love this series BUT this book didn't go where I expected. I was left with a distinct "Is this all there is to the fire?" feeling. Hoping Book four answers some questions, this one cut some corners. Just sayin'...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Benjamin Silver Spring, MD, United States 10-10-13
    Benjamin Silver Spring, MD, United States 10-10-13 Member Since 2010

    Likes to listen while doing chores; likes to write reviews while he should be doing chores.

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    "More of the Same"

    As an individual episode, this book is just OK. Sandman Slim spends another novel being a tough guy, treating his friends like garbage, referencing movies, beating up monsters and cracking one-liners. That leitmotiv remains strong. Unfortunately, there is no deepening of the narrative or development of the characters. Throughout the previous book I'd thought it was going somewhere. Jim was learning about his dual nature and hinting at a growing maturity in solving his complex problems. Kadrey appears to have scrapped that sort of character development. It makes this book feel like empty calories. It has some good fight scenes and it has a well described Los Angeles qua Hell setting that will probably appeal to people from that area, but the characters are just meh.

    I understand the whole "root for the bad guy," anti-hero protagonist narrative. These novels are missing two important elements of this. The anti-hero is usually rebelling against a system or a prevailing authority of some sort. For that protagonist to be an anti-hero instead of merely a villain, that system has to be corrupt somehow justifying his or her antithesis. In this series, there is no such system or authority. There are lots of powerful individuals, but there is really no "man" to stick it to. Also the anti-hero has to have some redeeming quality for the audience to admire. Jim is mean, dishonorable, selfish, sociopathic and not particularly smart. He has a lot of power, but he uses it to harm innocents for his own convenience and rebukes those that show him kindness all while failing to grow up.

    He's a thug. There is little to redeem him. I am back to rooting for him to lose. I think this will be the last book of this series for me unless I get really bored.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Berndorf, Austria 11-15-12
    Barbara Berndorf, Austria 11-15-12 Member Since 2017
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    "trapped in a genre"

    unfortunately, not everyone who strings together magic and PI is able to hold a candle to Harry Dresden. Please correct me if I am injustly prejudiced, in as far as I started on "Aloha from Hell", which is the third(?) of the series, and maybe I just lack the immersion that the first story captures you in. But really, I find it quite tedious. The narrator does his best, and he is very good. But for the rest, well, let me say, it seems to be something for the initiated only. If you like that kind of genre, as I do, you're far better off with Simon R.Green`s "Nightside", or you might like to check out Benjamin Jacka (don`t know if he`s on audibe yet). Have fun!

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    Lyn T 11-10-11
    Lyn T 11-10-11

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    "meh..."

    I loved the first two books in this series, however this one dosent measure up. Characters are two dimensional and what was sharp cynical wit in the first two books, comes off as belligerent ranting in this book.

    The narration and performance is very good making this disappointment more tolerable.

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    Sean YUKON, OK, United States 06-23-17
    Sean YUKON, OK, United States 06-23-17 Member Since 2011

    Netflix + Grill

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    "Kadrey and Andrews are good hoodoo"

    I love this series. Kill the Dead is probably my favorite, but I like this one a lot.

    Kadrey isn't afraid to batter ol' Stark around, so you never know what's gonna be next.

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    Ronnie 02-16-17
    Ronnie 02-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun Story"

    entertaining story line, Keep me guessing until the end although somethings I could predict. can't wait to see where the series goes.

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    A. Carter 09-14-16
    A. Carter 09-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not bad. Fun listen"

    The overall story isn't bad. Sometimes Kadrey gets stuck in exposition as opposed to moving the plot forward. I think some explanations could've been omitted but it's a fun enough listen

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    Amazon Customer Savannah, GA, United States 09-09-16
    Amazon Customer Savannah, GA, United States 09-09-16
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    "One Hell of a Trip!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book only to the open-minded that could appreciate an atypical, but fun story.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting and frustrating aspect of the story was the description of Hell. The author's persistence to describe Hell was a distraction that served only to decrease the quality of the story. The strength of this work is found in the dynamics that develops between the colorful characters and their roles.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    The narrator is outstanding! I actually look for books narrated by MacLeod Andrew's. He has the uncommon gift of bringing a story to life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Mustang Sally's Ride to Hell.


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    dave southington, CT, United States 07-16-16
    dave southington, CT, United States 07-16-16 Member Since 2017

    sometimes when my back hurts so bad I lie down and it takes me 2 hours just to try to find one book there are so many to choose Iluv audible

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    "Evil is cool"

    Well done Mr. Kadrey MacLeod Andrews gives a powerhouse performance he's as good as They come

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