I listen to my books while working, and I work alot!, love Detective, Dystopian, Science fiction, Fantasy, U/F, PNR and Steam Punk.
I was skeptical at first, I thought I was over the vampire paranormal genre, I am a sucker for a good PNR,and shame on me I missed it, a guilty pleasure I wanted assuaged.
Not holding out much hope this book pleasantly surprised me. One it has a great story line and individual characters and two there's no instantaneous love at first sight , there's drama, a very delicious vampire with an unusual power, who actually does not dare scratch that itch, I understand why. Though when he does fall foul of his feelings or has to put up a front, sparks fly.
The story and relationship unfolds slowly without losing any pace, glad this independent author decided to publish, EH has put my faith back into the genre. Mystery, romance and drama I found this PNR refreshing and will definitely read more.
I listened to this straight after the freakish 'Devil Said Bang',
Stark is after the Qomrama Om Ya or magic eight ball, a powerful weapon with lethal magical potency. The quirky mainly outlandish, bizarre characters are the strength of this book ,I laughed, gasped, cringed, balked, unwilling to put my ipod down. Loved it.
Stark unusually has to work as a team to get hold of the ball. Powerful beings are pushing through a weakness in to our world, but Stark, the killer of monsters has something to say about that.
Must not forget to mention the very superb narration by Macleod Andrews, brilliant.
Don't begin here though if you have not met Stark before, start with 'Sandman Slim' which is the first in the series.
I love this series and RK pulls it out of the bag again, do not start here I would recommend you read the first three books first, though there is some recapping, if you have not met James Stark before your in for a treat.
Stark is stuck in hell, his angelic half having taken the key to the 13 doors, as the new Lucifer Stark does a very poor job of it, finding the job monotonous, paperwork is just not his thing, the only excitement is that everyone is trying to kill him, both upstairs and down.
I love the intricate world, story-line, full rounded characters, the snarky don't give a bleep attitude had me laughing out loud again. Dark and gritty this series follows it's own rules and agenda standing alone which is rare these days.
Superb perfomance by Macleod Andrews
As a fast reader, listening to audiobooks helps books last longer-woop!
I really loved the characters, I laughed a lot and wished the story was a lot longer. The characters are strong, witty, sarcastic and can be bitchy. In a funny way. Just an awesome listen!!