The shock in Jim's voice as he is shot dead by his wily foe is priceless.
A fine adventure story, best consumed as a seriel, I think: you'll want to savour it over several days.
The attitudes in this book are a little dated. When a big reveal comes part way through, it will only be a surprise to listeners stuck back in the 1950's. Dialogue is clunky.
I got this book to listen to while wrapping presents for Christmas. It is fast paced and doesn't always flow well but the premise is fun and it makes you want to read more about the main character.
I am totally pleased with this version. I've put the next two in the series on my Wish List for next month.
If I were to change anything, it would be how the reader does Angelina.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Witty, Crisp, Funny, Intelligent. How've I missed this guy (by nearly 50 years)! It's Happy Harry Harrison being smarter than your average space-crook!
I want more.
Fun, but once the crop got involved the story was predictable. Felt like a short story that sets up a longer series.
I've been a fan of fantasy and science fiction since childhhood. I kind burned out on sci-fi and now stick mainly to fantasy.
It is above average.
Slippery jim is one of the best rogue characters of all time.
Slippery Jin, of course.
The title of the book, says it all
Keep in mind the book was published in 1961 and is a compilation of two short stories from the late 1950's so it's a bit dated. It holds up superbly as a story. Plus it's about the only book where you'll hear about Esperanto.
Possible. The writing is good, the narration awful.
The reader in this case got it all wrong. Wrong inflection, wrong tone, wrong pace. The works. The worst performance I've heard on an audiobook.
The story could be good. Hard to tell, the narration is so bad.
I really wanted to like this book. I've been hearing about this series for years. Did not suit me at all.
I love TSSR Series and this book is the first, well written. I wouldnt change the book just the guy reading it BORING.
Its original crime drama comedy sci fi my fav.
Different reader or even give it to GRAPHIC AUDIO to do a real performance of it. That would rock solid.
It has a whole series even a prequel. No need
Just change the readers, add some sound effects, Graphic Audio as a template would make your audio books fly off the electronic shelves. I quit audibles because of the performance not because of the content. Just Saying. Have to keep me interested. The guy just put me to sleep and I was driving. I had to turn it off and put music on.
Arts & Sciences is what I am about. I have no talent for business. I am an amateur photographer with contest wins and places. Work in a hospital lab. Married 41 years.
The over the top performance and story line. A pleasure, guilty or not.
The narration. It wouldn't be the same story without this 'fits like a glove' narration.
A star performance.
A bad idea in the twenty-fifth millennium.
The story is fun. The action compelling. I hope to hear more episodes.