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Hard Luck Hank: Suck My Cosmos Audiobook

Hard Luck Hank: Suck My Cosmos

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Publisher's Summary

Life is tough on space station Belvaille - not for the aristocratic nobles that call it home, but for the poor slobs like Hank.

Hank is considered a celebrated cutthroat and the oldest living person in the city. His occupation is to be hired muscle for those people who don't want to get their hands dirty but still want dirty things done. He possesses a mutation that allows him to be bulletproof and weigh thousands of pounds, two helpful traits in his line of work.

When the wife a city councilman approaches him about spying on her husband, Hank worries he's flying too close to the flames for safety. When the husband is assassinated, he's sure of it.

Hank has to keep himself from getting framed for the murder while he finds himself increasingly manipulated by powerful people as the machinations of the city council start to spill into his daily life.

Note: This is a sequel to Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy, Hard Luck Hank: Basketful of Crap, and Hard Luck Hank: Prince of Suck.

©2015 Steven Campbell (P)2015 Steven Campbell

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    Aaron 09-23-15
    Aaron 09-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "HLH is my favorite person ever!"

    HLH is such a great series! I laughed so hard and loud through this book it was almost embarrassing to listen around other people. The story and characters were all great. I give this book 5 huge stars!..... The only issue I had was that there was a buzz sound in the background through the whole book but that's not the authors fault! Sounds like it was a crappy mic being used.... Took a while to not be constantly distracted by it...

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    J. Jackson 09-23-15
    J. Jackson 09-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is a winner"

    Campbell delivers. It's hilarious, absurd, self aware, and fabulously entertaining. Liam Owen absolutely SLAYS the narration.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Brett 10-31-16
    Brett 10-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story but with issues"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would recommend adding a chapter to the end that closes the key plot holes that are left wide open at the end. Maybe they will be closed in the next book, but so far each book in the series seems separate from the others. Also the audio quality seems a bit miss matched in many of the sections. Like they rerecorded parts of the audio at a different location then spliced it into the main recording. For example, part of the same chapter would be good, then suddenly in the next sentence the voice quality drops dramatically and sounds a bit different. Same voice actor but its like they recorded it in the bathroom on a Iphone mic or something..


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

    I love Hank and all his bumbling around. I wish they would have closed the plot holes at the end of the story. It just seems like the author rushed the last chapter.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator is great. However I wish he would have recorded the whole story in the same room with the same audio quality.


    Was Hard Luck Hank: Suck My Cosmos worth the listening time?

    Sure was. I enjoyed it, and that's what counts.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a bad audio book, but maybe lower the price to reflect the poor audio quality, and gaping plot holes at the end of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hilmi S Alkindy Muscat, Oman 09-23-15
    Hilmi S Alkindy Muscat, Oman 09-23-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Hank isn't the star of the story"

    Hank is portrayed as increasingly incompetent to the extent that it no longer makes sense to have him as the hero of the story. His side kick the butler is more interesting than Hank. For somebody who has been around for several hundred years you would expect him to be more mature than this. for this novel and the previous one Hank has actually mentally regressed and there have been some unresolved plot elements that just make you scratch your head.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "just great!!!!"

    this story is intriguing moves well and is actually very suspenseful while simultaneously being hilarious.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 09-10-15
    Joseph 09-10-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Never a dull moment"

    Steven Campbell has created one of my most favorite universe's in the science fiction genre. Hank is such a likable character and a hilarious anti-hero. from the first book to this one you'll be taken on a hilarious journey full of action, humor, excitement and mystery that'll keep you on your toes. and each time you finish a Hard Luck Hank adventure, you'll be wanting more. I'm personally looking forward to the next book in this series.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Larry groveport, OH, United States 02-11-16
    Larry groveport, OH, United States 02-11-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Flawed and disappointing"

    I really hate to give this review because HLH is such a great character with so much potential. Unfortunately, after the first of the series (Screw the Galaxy) the series went downhill, and it is all due to the writing. I am sincere when I say it pains me to say (write) that but I just don't see it improving (if any more HLHs are coming). Specifically, the writing/plot problems are characters and situations are introduced and then never mentioned again. I don't like reading reviews that have, so I will refrain from being specific but if you have read HLH 2 and 3, then you know what I am talking about; just know it gets worse in this one.

    Personally, I am glad HLH is a success and wish nothing but the best for any author and his "labor of love", but I think Mr Campbell's works would benefit greatly from an editor's insights on the plot aspects of the books. I completely understand that HLH is selling so why should an author change what is working? All I can say is I no longer enjoy listening to HLH. The randomness of what in the plot gets explored and what gets forgotten is just too glaring a deficiency. For what its worth, the audio narration is still top notch and the only reason I was able to finish the book.

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    Tina 10-09-15
    Tina 10-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "I love Hank!"
    Where does Hard Luck Hank: Suck My Cosmos rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hank gets more entertaining with every book. Can't wait for the next one.


    Have you listened to any of Liam Owen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Liam Owen is a perfect Hank.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Levon Bragg 10-07-15
    Levon Bragg 10-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic"

    Another great adventure with Hank, with surprising twists to the story! I enjoyed this book as much as the first!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    thatguy 09-15-15
    thatguy 09-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I love HLH, I wish the story would never end."

    I love HLH, dead pan humor and syfi how could you beat it. The production on this book however was a bit frustrating. There is a lot of popping! Seems like the mic was up to high. However, that is really my only complaint. I am already counting down to the next book. Great job!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Chris
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    "Brilliant"

    Best one of the series so far. love these books. Can't wait to read the next

    'Eat Suck, Suck Face!'

    :-)

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  • D. Deeks
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    2/23/16
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    "more of the same, mostly"

    while always enjoyable, this series is wearing a little thin. after the first trilogy, the reset was just OK. hopefully the next will have a fresher spark.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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