Hard Luck Hank: Basketful of Crap, Book 2 : Hard Luck Hank

  • by Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by Liam Owen
  • Series: Hard Luck Hank
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hank was a dying breed on the space station Belvaille. The criminal gangs that had once made their homes there were forced out by the corporations that had taken over since the facility became an Independent Protectorate. Instead of the gentlemanly gang wars that had once dominated the scene, and made Hank's services prized as a negotiator, the city was now plagued by the clash of corporate armies using heavy weapons. Even tanks roamed the streets regularly. Most everyone from the olden days had either fled the station or was killed due to the organizational changes. Changes that Hank personally brought about when he had negotiated Belvaille's status with the Navy. As Hank contemplates whether he can survive in this increasingly hostile environment, he realizes that things aren't as bad as they seem - they are quite a bit worse. The constant power plays among corporations might have further reach than just the alleys of a backwater space station at the edge of the galaxy.

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Dry noir scifi comedy done right

Hard Luck Hank: Basketful of Crap is a short but very entertaining listen. If you liked the first book, you'll love the second.

This book had me grinning from ear to ear, and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a fun read.
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- Jeffrey

Great Sci-Fi humor and action - lots of fun

I love writing that can make me laugh. There's one scene written in this book that had me laughing really hard (Hank in the space shuttle going to meet the general.) The rest of the book is pretty even throughout with wry humor, wisecracks, and Hank's continuous self-deprecating viewpoints. It's awesome that Steven Campbell can keep up a high rate of humor throughout the book.

The narration is good, and most characters are identifiable by voice, although the narrator is a bit limited in variety in comparison to Fisher Stevens or Bronson Pinchot. Liam Owen is perfect as the voice of Hank, with dry wit, snarky, sarcastic and long-suffering tones modulating Hank's speech and inner voice.

It's a book that manages to be funny and still have an interesting and inventive plot and pretty good action scenes.
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- Diana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2014
  • Publisher: Steven Campbell