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Hank is fairly happy that his uncle was murdered. The man had been nothing but a source of endless sorrow and hardships since they first met. Nevertheless, Hank is forced to investigate the killing and comes to realize it is connected to a much larger collection of miseries than even his uncle could manage.

This episode marks a huge shift for Hank as he ventures into unknown regions of the cosmos and is confronted with the harsh truths of his reality.

Hard Luck Hank is the ongoing series that is a mixture of classic pulp genres. It has science fiction, detective noir, superhero, and comedy elements.

©2021 Steven Campbell (P)2021 Steven Campbell

What listeners say about Hard Luck Hank: Frankly

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Rejuvenation

I love the 1st 6 books in the Hard Luck Hank series. I enjoyed Early Years and Delovoa. Book 7, I really enjoyed the 1st half of Dumber Than Dead, but the 2nd half went off the rails and I did not like it at all (it's the only HLH main story book I haven't listened to more than once), as it became a depressing tale about a grieving, drug addicted Hank who did little besides use drugs to numb his emotional pain resulting from the death of a woman he loved but who only used him until she died, and it was depressing and had little of the humor I love about the series. Book 8, Garm, had an okay story but I couldn't get used to the different narrator and it really wasn't very funny.
Book 9 is a return to true Hankism. It has the trademark humor, Hank is narrating again (Liam who? Oh, you mean Hank? Right.), familiar characters, and breathed life back into Hank's life. While I enjoyed everything about Belvaille Prime, that road had ended and it was past time to change directions.. I certainly did not expect the twists that Frankly serves up, but it has been done very well. The story a plot-line designed around the humor; now the series has a plot with some considerable depth. It's still funny. Still good ol' Hank. But it's not the same ol' Hank anymore. It's a Hank with a purpose, however reluctant he may be to accept that purpose. And it's a breath of fresh air. And it's a series with a purpose beyond making me laugh (which I've done out loud many times in this series).
The only issue I have, and why I gave narration 4 instead of 5 stars, is the somewhat poor editing. Narrator repeating sentences, several different times in the book, which should have been edited out but weren't, and which was mildly distracting. Otherwise no complaints.
Excellent book. Highly recommend.

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umm

seems like the author got drunk and wrote this or used a ghost writer who didn't read the first 8 books. maybe he just wanted to make the protagonist an unreliable narrator. idk. worst of the 9 books. I did love the Frank discovery.

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Funny story and performance as usual

As with the other books in the series, the writing and performance made this hilarious. No spoilers, but there's an event in the middle of the book that made me question the events of the last half. But all that actually sets up future books pretty well. I'm looking forward for future installments

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Hank is back, and its great again

"His name was Frank" , "was your skinny mother's name Lank", "Bondage friendly sister named Spank" , "your brother the sailor named Plank" , "and the less successful sailor brother named Sank", "your former alcoholic farther named Drank"? …..LMAO "Are you Fart luck Fank?" , " I heard you died untastefully" ….LOL What more needs to be said?

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A new reality for Hank.

Bravo for breathing new life into the series and opening a whole new reality of possibilities for Hank! I look forward to many new entertaining installments for Hank.

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off. everything is off.

off . everything is off. to sum it up. the AUTHOR describes the space station as 10 miles by 10 miles. if you are fairly new to the series you are all set. but for the rest of us....it's just off.
as for the narration, it should be called
" high pitched Hank".
The last 15 mins of the book will have you wondering what happened to the author in real life. I think he needs some antidepressants.

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Love This Series

I love all of this these books. The characters are wonderful, the writing is well done, the narrator is awesome. Please keep them coming! Looking forward to the next installment.

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WTF

I don't know what Stephen Campbell thought he was doing but to spend all this time to get to one of the worst endings i have ever read. What a disappointment. That's 12 hours of listening I won't get back, I could have been listening to Larry Correa or John Ringo. Unless this is the first part of a two part book with the resolution coming in the second book, I see no reason for anyone to listen to this. I have seen no indication that this is a two part installment. I see the 5 stars that other readers have bestowed on this book, and all I can think is WTF.

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Eat suck

Eat suck suck face if you don’t like this book. this book is exactly what you want if you like all the previous ones, if you did not like them why the heck would you read this one!

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WTF

WTF ? He killed everybody ! Well, almost. The next book had better be awesome.

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