Sandman Slim

15 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 18,326 ratings

Sandman Slim Publisher's Summary

When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown - to Hell - where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels.

That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle - led by the conniving and powerful Mason Faim - that stole his life.

Though nearly everything has changed, one constant remains: his friend Vidocq, a 200-year-old Frenchman who has been keeping vigil for the young magician's return. But when Stark's first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head that belongs to the first of the circle, a sleazy video store owner named Kasabian, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than he counted on, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future.

©2009 Richard Kadrey (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Sandman Slim

    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,429
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,950
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,962

    When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown - to Hell - where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Hallie on 04-24-12

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Kill the Dead

    • Sandman Slim, Book 2
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,291

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moral compass broken. It's dead reckoning now!

    • By Sky's End on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • Aloha from Hell

    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940

    In Sandman Slim Stark came back from hell for revenge. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a great character --

    • By Ione on 10-21-11

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  • Book 3.5

    • Devil in the Dollhouse

    • A Sandman Slim Story #3.5
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368

    James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, has a new job, but being the new Lucifer in town gives fresh meaning to the word "Hell." Especially when he hears of hideous massacres near a haunted fortress out on Hell's frontier. As far as Stark's concerned, the more dead Hellions, the better, but he still has to prove that no one screws with Sandman Slim. And facing creatures so terrible even Hell does not want them is no cakewalk, even for Lucifer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • UNICORN SALAD

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-08-16

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  • Book 4

    • Devil Said Bang

    • Sandman Slim, Book 4
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638

    What do you do after you’ve escaped Hell, gone back, uncovered the true nature of God, and then managed to become the new Lucifer? Well, if you’re James Stark, you have to figure out how to run Hell while also trying to get back out of it... again. Plus there’s the small matter of surviving. Because everyone in Heaven, Hell, and in between wants to be the fastest gun in the universe, and the best way to do so is to take down Lucifer, a.k.a. James Stark.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Only 3 Stars, but Still Wonderful Series

    • By Eugenia on 01-11-15

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • Kill City Blues

    • Sandman Slim, Book 5
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409

    James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power. The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall - a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enter Sandman

    • By Cliff on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 6

    • The Getaway God

    • Sandman Slim, Book 6
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307

    Sandman Slim must save himself - and the entire world - from the wrath of some enraged and vengeful ancient gods in this sixth high-octane adventure in the New York Times best-selling series. Being a half-human, half-angel nephilim with a bad rep and a worse attitude - not to mention temporarily playing Lucifer - James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya - the old gods.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, As Kadrey always is

    • By gardener97 on 09-13-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Getaway God

    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Being a half-human, half-angel nephilim with a bad rep and a worse attitude - not to mention temporarily playing Lucifer - James Stark aka Sandman Slim has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya - the old gods. But their imminent invasion is only one of Stark's problems right now. LA is descending into chaos, and a new evil - the Wildfire Ripper - is stalking the city. No ordinary killer, The Ripper takes Stark deep into a conspiracy that stretches from Earth to Heaven and Hell.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 7

    • Killing Pretty

    • A Sandman Slim Novel
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

    James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on Earth and beyond. Now he's come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill Death - ripping the heart right out of him - or rather the body he's inhabiting. Death needs Sandman Slim's help: He believes anyone who can beat Lucifer and the old gods at their own game is the only one who can solve his murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mr Kadrey has penned another winner!

    • By L. Brobeck on 08-01-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Killing Pretty

    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A smart, kick-arse urban fantasy from a new master of the genre. Killing Pretty is the seventh book in the fantastic Sandman Slim series. James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on Earth and beyond. Now he's come face to face with the one entity few care to meet: Death. Someone has tried to kill Death - ripping the heart right out of him - or rather the body he's inhabiting.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 8

    • The Perdition Score

    • Sandman Slim, Book 8
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Sandman Slim returns in a stunning, high-octane thriller filled with the intense kick-ass action and inventive fantasy that are the hallmarks of New York Times best-selling author Richard Kadrey. The request from Thomas Abbot, the Augur of the Sub Rosa council, couldn't come at a better time for James Stark, aka Sandman Slim. For a man who's most recently met Death - and death's killer - a few months of normal life is more than he can handle. He needs a little action, and now Abbott wants Stark and Candy to investigate the disappearance of a young boy.

    Regular price: $15.50

    • The Perdition Score

    • A Sandman Slim Novel
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

    The request from Thomas Abbot, the Augur of the Sub Rosa council, couldn't come at a better time for James Stark, aka Sandman Slim. For a man who's most recently met Death - and Death's killer - a few months of normal life is more than he can handle. He needs a little action, and now Abbott wants Stark and Candy to investigate the disappearance of a young boy - and help uncover council members who might be tied to Wormwood's power brokers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to par.

    • By William on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 9

    • The Kill Society

    • Sandman Slim, Book 9
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Sandman Slim has reached the far edge of Tenebrae: the desolate home of the lost dead. Alone and with no clue how to get back home, he collides with a caravan of the damned, led by the ruthless Magistrate. Slim didn't land in Tenebrae by chance. When he tried to open Heaven, he sent a tsunami across the universe, and now the afterlife is falling apart. The angels know Slim is close by, and they have put a tempting bounty on his head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best book in years

    • By Nick on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $13.42

    • The Kill Society

    • A Sandman Slim Novel
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,012
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 953
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 950

    Sandman Slim has been to Heaven and Hell and many places in between, but now he finds himself in an unknown land: the far, far edge of the Tenebrae, the desolate home of the lost dead. Making his way inland with nothing but his unerring instinct for trouble to guide him, he collides with a caravan of the damned on a mysterious crusade, led by the ruthless Magistrate. Alone and with no clue how to get back home, he throws in with this brutal bunch made up of human souls, Hellion deserters, rogue angels - and Father Traven.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars as usual

    • By Think about this on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 10

    • Hollywood Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel

    • Sandman Slim Series, Book 10
    • By: Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 546
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541

    James Stark is back from Hell, trailing more trouble in his wake. To return to LA, he had to make a deal with the evil power brokers, Wormwood - an arrangement that came with a catch. While he may be home, Stark isn’t quite himself...because he’s only partially alive. There’s a time limit on his reanimated body, and unless Stark can find the people targeting Wormwood, he will die again - and this time there will be no coming back. Stark knows he can’t find Wormwood’s enemies alone. To succeed, he’s got to enlist the help of new friends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great brook and continuation of Sandman Slim

    • By Jason Hawkins on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $30.79