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.
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.
Dr. Nils Rasmussen
I've heard this book raved about by a few people before I had the chance to listen to it. Honestly, it was pretty damn good, but I don't really see what all the fuss is about.
I think most readers fall in love with the protagonist. He is a lovable rascal. Everyone loves a rascal.
Narration performance was very good to top it all off.
I would highly recommend the book, but I wouldn't put it on any "Must-Read" lists.
8.62 / 10.00
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Fun, but once the crop got involved the story was predictable. Felt like a short story that sets up a longer series.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone because I didn't like the story. While the author tries to make the main character seem like a good(ish) criminal, I didn't really like the guy. I was also not impressed with his relationship/obsession with the other primary character (also a criminal).
The narrator did a good job of presenting the characters. I have no complaints about him.
The book summary is pretty accurate - this is the story of a space criminal who gets caught, is forced to join a special police force, and then takes a case trying to catch another master criminal. It's a bit campy. Some people will probably love it.
I'm a speaker at Odd Salon in San Francisco as well as an actor, singer and all around performing monkey. I am crazy about Frank Herbert!
I already had a soft spot for the Rat series from when I was a teenager (in the before time) now several decades later this story is still funny, fast-paced & satisfying. It's like a lifelong SciFi nerd's Dashiell Hammett; slightly boiled crime mystery & almost comic book-like characters. It's a story, you know it's a story & it's still awesome. Solid reader, I like his voice characterization a lot. I'll probably listen to it again.
great production. author was expressive and brought the characters to life. I especially enjoyed the accents.
the performance actor was kind of disappointing main gym degrees sound like a privilege to college instead of egotistical mastermind
The story was ok. I gave higher marks because of the narrator. The listener always knew who was speaking because of the superb narration. I would definitely listen to another Phil Gigante. narration.
Fun first-person action.
A favorite series from my Mother's collection, along with 'Deathworld' from Harrison. These were rightly on the shelf next to many Sci-fi classics. Before Owen 'Z' Pitt and Harry Dresden ......there was Slippery Jim. Phil Gigante gives a great preformance. I look forward to more of his work.
Dresden Files, MHI.. I think Harrison was an influence.
Very good. Not the voice I expected, but masterfully done, made an old favorite fresh.