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The royal family of a powerful empire are visiting Belvaille for an upcoming diplomatic summit. But their plans are somewhat interrupted when the galaxy’s premier assassin shows up and eliminates every single aristocrat. All except for one child who had been hidden.

Hank is happy minding his own business. Of course, his business entails robbing, extorting, eating lots of food, and fighting. But compared with the rest of the criminals of his city, he’s practically a saint. However, Hank’s easy existence is interrupted by the chief of security who entrusts him with safeguarding the royal survivor.

Along with his unsavory friends, Hank struggles to keep the last child alive while avoiding the navy, bounty hunters, organized crime, and the most successful assassin in history. If Hank fails, it will result in catastrophic economic collapse brought about by a vengeful empire.

©2022 Steven Campbell (P)2022 Steven Campbell

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Fun story - Hank really rocks

Really good one, recommend it fully.

Lots of humor and action. Weirdest part was when Liam tells something not seen through Hanks pov, like telling something what is going on somewhere else. His voice-acting is the same (so it feels weird). Other than that happening, it was awesome. The story takes Hank and his friends out in the wilderness, meeting serial killers and what not... most entertaining. I am not sure it´s a huge progression towards something but it doesn't matter. I was entertained and I loved it.

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nothing happens

I love Hank. This book was ultimately pointless. Nothing really significant happened other than Hank doing his normal bumbling best and accidentally -as well as on purpose, killing a bunch of people. Normally we have a new setting, a new situation Hank fits himself into, and he hilariously bumbles through a major world / star system / Galaxy wide intervention in his own unique way. None of that happened this time. I still rated it three stars, because it was Hank being Hank for 8 plus hours, but this is absolutely not Steven Campbell's best work. Ultimately, nothing of any significance really happened in the story. We didn't get the really new situation we were hoping for, or Hank truly intervening in the way he has done in previous books. Disappointed. Not recommended for anyone but die hard Hank fans

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Hank has to babysit.

And has to go camping. This book is hilarious. go ahead and buy this one.

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Hank is always a Must Listen

Hank is always a must listen. Liam Owen is a genius and brings it to life always. It was a little odd to hear Hanks voice as narrator rather than always in first person but nothing distracts from a good Hank story.

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Audio is pitched absurdly high

I am loathe to give a series I enjoy a remotely negative review but I have found no other way for such notes to get noticed. The normally laconic narration of Mr. Liam Owen is pitched several registers too high for some reason, sounding absurdly nasal. Slowing the read down by ~25% drops 'Hank' into the normal register but the pace becomes Hank on ketamine. I bought and returned this book with the intention of purchasing it again when this is fixed -- *IF* enough people note the difference and it gets fixed.

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Problems

Overall this was probably my least favorite of all the Hank books. You know they are getting deep into a series when they bring out a baby. Not much moves forward with Thad Elon. But the humor was great and on point. I love the way each book is in the same place but a different world.
Hardest part of the book was the shift in person. One chapter is in first person Hank. Next is in third person omniscient. All those bits should have been edited out. You lose your Hank perspective and it gets really confusing. No other book in the series does this and it felt like this was just a bad draft that got a bit too far.

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A great Hank story!

I love this big Brut and the way his stories are over the top absurde and funny. Liam Owen nails it! Looking forward to more Hank Stories.

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Total Excellence.

nice to see a book this far in its series is still able to deliver just as good a the original book. the characters are still enjoyable. the book is still fun and funny. This is just a all around good time and a good read.

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awesome

another awesome book/performance by Steven Campbell & Liam Owen. Can't wait for the next adventure.

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Glad to see Hank’s back, wherever he is

When stories resort to time travel or dimension travel it usually means the author has run out of ideas. I checked out of book 9 and almost didn’t check back in on this one, I’m glad I listened to this new episode.