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Hank is a thug. He knows he's a thug. He has no problem with that realization. In his view the galaxy has given him a gift: a mutation that allows him to withstand great deals of physical trauma. He puts his abilities to the best use possible and that isn't by being a scientist.
Besides, the space station Belvaille doesn't need scientists. It is not, generally, a thinking person's locale. It is the remotest habitation in the entire Colmarian Confederation. There is literally no reason to be there.
Unless you are a criminal.
Because of its location, Belvaille is populated with nothing but crooks. Every day is a series of power struggles between the crime bosses.
Hank is an intrinsic part of this community as a premier gang negotiator. Not because he is eloquent or brilliant or an expert combatant, but because if you shoot him in the face he keeps on talking.
Hank believes he has it pretty good until a beautiful and mysterious blue woman enters his life with a compelling job offer.
Hank and Belvaille, so long out of public scrutiny, suddenly find themselves the epicenter of the galaxy with a lot of very unwelcome attention.
©2013 Steven Campbell (P)2014 Steven Campbell
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By Thomas Allen on 09-11-14

A bunch of genres crammed into good fun

I didn't rate this five stars based on literary value. It has next to none. I rated five stars based on sheer enjoyment. This book is just plain fun! Based against a sci-fi backdrop, you'll find fantasy, noir, crime, comedy, and a light smattering of romance.

And the narrator was about as perfect as could be for the voice of Hank. But he didn't slack off on the other voices, either. Male, female, species, race, and life station: This guy represented each one independently and entertainingly.

This book will not change my life, but it did help me enjoy it a lot more.

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By Connor on 07-03-14

Fun Sci-Fi Humor

Hank lives on an unimportant space station that is located at the far end of the Colmarian Empire, a confederation of planets that no one else wants. Hank is a level four mutant that is bulletproof (but it still stings) and earns his living by doing odd jobs for the Bosses who run the space station. Most of the time, Hank does not seem very smart, but has flashes of brilliance during a crisis. The book moves quickly from one ridiculous situation to the next and is full of over the top action sequences.

As a member of the science fiction humor genre, the book is for enjoyment and listeners should not expect life altering messages. My rating is based on the book’s entertainment value, but I was disappointed that the second half of the book is rushed and ends abruptly.

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By Chantal on 03-29-16

Good fun!

Not exactly a work of literature, but lots of fun and the hours fly by. I'll definitely be getting the sequel, on the full understanding that it will be much of the same. I hope.

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By Peter on 12-03-15

Excellent Story

What did you like most about Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy?

I most enjoyed the story itself and how it flowed with Hank, was a really easy and enjoyable listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy?

When Hank fights the Dredaled by having it punch him down the street.

Which character – as performed by Liam Owen – was your favourite?

Definately Hank himself, I fell as though he truly capture the essence of Hank.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was indeed.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to listening to the rest of the Hard Luck Hank books.

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By keith on 07-14-17

Better you think it will be. Laugh out loud!!!!!!!

What did you like most about Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy?

It was an incrediably fun and funny story. Id put it up there as one of all time favourite audiobooks

What did you like best about this story?

The crazy characters

Which character – as performed by Liam Owen – was your favourite?

Hank ofcourse!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Eat suck suckface!

Any additional comments?

It took a few to decide if the narrator was going to annoy me but soon discovered he perfectly fit Hank and does an Amazing job.

I have listened to all 6 books. Pls write MANY MORE. Love the sense of humor.

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