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Hellbender

Sprecher: Austin Rising
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 14 Min.
Kategorien: English - Fiction, Humor
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Doug wasn’t sure whether he should trust Satan. 

The red flag was that he said he was Satan. But the deal was good: Listen to Satan’s story in exchange for some donuts. And Doug only half-fulfilled his part of the bargain. 

But maybe he should have listened better, because during his friend Bryce’s next scheme (theft with light to moderate treason - the usual), Doug and the rest of his friends - Lulu (the fun one) and Charlene (the not fun one) - end up with a powerful artifact, a small metal cube with world-ending power that Lulu decorated with bunnies. And now everyone wants the bunny cube, which means Doug, Bruce, Lulu, and Charlene are being pursued by a insane supermodel general, an army of sadists, a vast criminal organization, a smaller, more-in-startup-mode criminal organization, and an unstoppable killing machine - the worst kind of killing machine. 

Doug and his friends may be a bunch of losers who aren’t particularly smart or good at anything, but they have one thing going for them: a really cool name for their mercenary group. And now it’s up to Hellbender to save the world - well, what’s left of it. It’s pretty ruined and war-torn already. But, you know, they live there, so they kind of need it. 

It’s a mess, but that’s what you get for listening to Satan. Or half-listening.

©2019 Frank J. Fleming (P)2019 Frank J. Fleming

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Hellish good

I was not sure what to expect, but the first minutes proofed this book was a good choice!
When you read the book summary, you might expect a fun-tasy, but actually it is set in the future.
The story is funny, has black humour and sometimes reminds me of the Jonny English movies (accidental hero).
There are also insightful sections which reflect society issues in a funny-serious way.
I will definitely listen to / read this book again.

This is a stand alone novel with no major cliffhangers, but there is potential for other books.