Hell for the Company (Brimstone 1) — Audiobook
by Angel Martinez
Shax, the demon prince of thieves, has reconciled himself to exile. He has a grand time careening around the galaxy as a high-end, intergalactic purloiner of pretties. Everything’s going just fine, thank you very much. All right, fine, the anti-gravity cows are a bit problematic and some of his buyers are bad for his health, but he manages until he comes across an injured angel in a psychedelic alien jungle.
He only rescues the wing boy for his golden feathers, but what Shax doesn’t know about angels could fill an intergalactic encyclopedia.
I think this narrator did an awesome job, especially relaying the humor and variation in tone from comedic timing to some seriously scary situations.
– MtSnow, Rainbow Gold Reviews
Shax is a great character and probably my most favorite demon ever. The narrator nailed his personality perfectly. He had just the right balance of snark, cockiness and humility.
– Ann Reynolds
The narration was lovely, he had such a sweet voice I can’t get tired of it. And the change of characters were very easy to understand. I really loved it.
…listening to Vance Bastian’s narration made me see (hear) the story in an entirely new light. I enjoyed it even more, laughed at places I didn’t even remember reading the first time around. And even when I knew the dramatic scenes were coming, the sniffles still flowed.
Vance’s voice went from melodic for the wonderful drag queen IA. Ivana, to gruff and surly for the demon Verin, the later posing my first and only stumbling block for audiobooks. It wasn’t the way I imagined Verin sounded, I expected more hell fire I suppose. Its the same issue you might have with characters going from book to the screen, we imagine them a certain way, not the way they appear on the movie screen. So I had to expand my versions into the verbalized ones here. Once done, there were no limits to my enjoyments of the narration and the enthusiasm that Vance Bastian employed in his reading of Angel Martinez’ story…
…and a lively narrator that makes the words shout, laugh, giggle and snort. Such two joyful hours I never imagined.
– A MelanieM Review